~ Recommended Long Island Wedding
Reception and Wedding Ceremony Locations ~
Raphael Vineyards
Long Island's "Wine Country" is the newest alternative to the traditional catering hall wedding
ceremony and reception site. The vineyards themselves are ripe with marriage metaphors. And
that same devotion and attention to detail shows in every event that Raphael hosts. This is
without exception the best of the best, when it comes to Long Island Vineyard Weddings.
Upscale and nature blend seamlessly in the open and airy great hall, while gazing out at the
grounds is reminiscent of Tuscany. Transported for the day or the weekend to the welcoming
world of Raphael you will feel and be treated like family from beginning to new beginning!
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The Riviera
The Riviera is located in Massapequa on the beautiful Great South Bay. The inside is rich and
warm with glowing wood, hanging tapestries, sweeping staircase, baby grand piano, balcony
and not one but two fireplaces in the main room. All this gives a "great hall" kind of feel, yet
with the windows offering a panoramic water view, it is light and inviting. The outdoor gazebo
is fresh and new, ideal for outdoor ceremonies or wedding pictures. The Riviera is a single
event venue, which ensures that you and your wedding get full and undivided attention. Their
professional staff are more than willing to work with you to help you achieve the wedding of
your dreams. The confidence they have in all that they can provide gives the Riviera a
reputation as a place for "no stress brides"
The Pavilion at Sunken Meadow
Smithtown Landing Country Club
When it comes to quality, longevity, and experience there is no comparison to Lessings. They
have been serving and catering to Long Islands elite and their fabulous functions since 1890.
Smithtown Landing Country Club is located on the North Shore, overlooking the Nissequogue
River. It offers three buildings which ensures that your affair have all the privacy and attention
that your special day deserves. The grounds and the building make for wonderful photos and
serve equally well for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies.
Are you looking for that laid back and relaxed toes in the sand Beach Wedding without going
all the way out to the Hamptons? If so the Pavilion at Sunken Meadow State Park is a must
see before choosing a venue. Ceremonies can be performed either on the beach itself or they
have a deck that extends over the sand. The site is run by the folks at Lessings which means
professionalism with a staff that is friendly relaxed and truly happy to be there with you on
your day. And just look at the pictures above, those are real couples, the Long Island Sound is
truly that blue and the sunsets are that gorgeous! So if this is your idea of what you want your
Beach Wedding to be like then this is the venue for you.
Lessings: The Mansion at West Sayville
Walking in to the West Sayville Country Club is like entering the great house of a country estate.
It is warm and welcoming, charming and inviting. It was built in 1909 by Commodore Frederick
G. Bourne as a wedding present for his daughter, Florence, upon her marriage to Anson Hard.
So the building holds not only the memory of happy events but the longevity of a long and
happy marriage. The glassed in deck brings the natural beauty of the surroundings which inspired
the name "Meadow Edge" right into your reception. This is a single event venue that comes with
friendly, personalized attention, a huge and fully appointed bridal suit, and a master chef that will
delight and amaze the epicurean in all! Ceremonies and receptions there ALWAYS get rave
See a slideshow of the West Sayville CC  Photos thanks to Park Avenue Studio
The All New Larkfield Manor is here!
Always a leader in the industry, the Larkfield Manor's standards have been head and shoulders
above even the best of Long Islands Catering Halls. Now they are going above and beyond with
"Ground Breaking" Renovations that must be seen to be believed! Larkfield is the perfect place
to make your dreams come true! Light, airy, immaculately clean, and grand beyond belief, with
food is always a culinary masterpiece. Their new design has blended all the romance and old
world charm of a Mediterranean Villa with modern technology. Elegance and intelligent lighting,
rich woods and plasma screens, plush carpet and i-docks to play your own music through their
house sound system all await you at Larkfield. The outdoor ceremony location is tucked away
in a perfectly manicured patio. And even in all this grandeur you are treated like real people by
real people, who actually care about what you want, and desire to give you just that rather than
pitching their product.
NYIT de Seversky Mansion
If you thought a real mansion was out of your price range
The de Seversky Center is a Grand Old Gold Coast Mansion in every aspect of the term.
White marble greets you in the exquisite entrance way with the grand staircase ready for the
perfect ascent. The walls are of rich wood. Corinthian columns line the mansions exterior
which looks out on over 100 acres of Old Westbury's finest landscapes. There is also a brick
and glass atrium, perfect for the ceremony itself. Pioneers of "Mansion Style" and "European
Style" dining the de Seversky Center is every bit as opulent as one would expect, but she is
surprisingly warm and intimate. The food is everything you would expect and more as they
gladly cater to your requests, the service is first class and the staff are skilled, friendly,
professional and down to earth. This is a Must See if you are thinking Mansion.
Below is a list of some of the places that recommend my services, the places that I call home.
This page is not here as a requirement of being one of their house vendors but as a resource to
you, because I believe whole heartedly that all of these locations show the same genuine
concern for their Brides and Grooms as I do. They each have a different feel and who knows!
Maybe one of them is just what you've been looking for! If you are looking for a simple
elopement ceremony with just you and two witnesses, you are always welcome to begin your
life together by signing your license at my home. If you want to have a few guests I offer
something similar to my "Just Marry Us" option at Argyle Gazebo in Babylon Village.
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The Royalton Mansion
at the Roslyn Country Club
The Royalton at Roslyn Country Club is a colonial mansion from the early 1900s, set on 10
acres of wooded arbor and English Garden, it's been completely restored to its timelessness and
glory, combining tradition of perfection and modern sophistication. Upon entrance a mahogany
doorway opens to a two story lobby, adorned by a crystal chandelier, wood floors dressed in
oriental rugs, and a wood carved, curved master staircase. A plush carpeted hall takes you to a
Coventry stone patio and rich wood-paneled rooms, ideal for cocktails with their two fireplaces.
The Grand Ballroom is elegantly decorated with beautiful sconces, hand carved crown moldings
and Brazilian hardwood floors. The Mahogany Library features floor-to-ceiling mahogany walls
and moldings, arm chairs, plush couches, a fireplace and mahogany barrister bookshelves. The
bridal suite is in fact the original master bedroom of the mansion's first owner Edward Moore; it
features a mahogany four post bed, gas burning fireplace and a luxurious master bathroom. The
Conservatory, complete with coffered ceilings is another perfect setting for your cocktail hour;
its large windows offer incredible views of the English-styled gardens and fountains. With its
green Coventry stone walls, a wrought iron lamp post and a gate, the Ivy Courtyard is perfect
for a romantic ceremony. This is a true Long Island mansion, and even with all this opulence
the people there are warm and friendly, with a genuine desire for your wedding day being
everything you could dream of in their hearts.
Finding the perfect place to have a small wedding on Long Island is a challenge. This is
especially true i
f you are looking for a single event venue. Does this sound like you? Then I
have a
truly a wonderful place for an intimate wedding that is a must see. Located in
Historic Miller Place, Miller Beach Surf Club boasts a panoramic view of the Long Island
Sound. It is a single event venue with friendly, experienced staff and management that is
willing to tailor the entire event to fit your needs. The food, service, private beach for photos
and the blending of spectacular grounds with an intimate indoor dining room may make this
the place of your dreams.  
Miller Beach Surf Club
Chateau La Mer has long been a Long Island favorite. Located in Lindenhurst right on the
Great South Bay it has a breezy seaside feel coupled with all the opulence of crystal
chandeliers and imported marble. The multilevel deck is fabulous for both ceremony and
cocktail hour with food that will delight and amaze your guests. Another aspect that many
couples love is being taken away after the ceremony by private Yacht, not only to make a
grand entrance... but also to have those first few minutes as husband and wife alone and say
to one another "We really did it!" Thirty years of experience will ensure that none of the fine
details of your special day will be overlooked as Chateau La Mer combines extraordinary
food, superior service and an elegant atmosphere to turn your wedding into the perfect dream
come true.
Chateau La Mer
Argyle Gazebo is located across
from Argyle Lake on Montauk
Highway in Babylon Village. The
village does issue permits and one is
always required.

Other Ceremony Only Sites
Westbury  Manor
This Victorian Era Mansion has been meticulously restored to recapture its original charm.
Set on six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, enhanced by ponds, waterfalls and
gazebos, it offers a stately setting for an outdoor cocktail hour or garden chapel ceremony.
Colorful peacocks, ducks, and perched parrots adorn the expansive grounds. As you enter the
grounds through large brick pillars with concrete finials and enter the manor's driveway lined
with picturesque gas street lamps, you are taken back to a Victorian era of long ago. Plantings
are seasonal and include an incredible display of spring tulips and daffodils as well as a winter
setting of tiny white lights that create a luminous wonderland. The interior is styled in estate
era woods of mahogany, cherry and rose accented by leaded stained glass windows and
detailed plaster ceilings. The decor is plush upholsteries, brass fixtures, and timeless
heirlooms. European trained chefs will skillfully prepare and personally create any dish or
delicacy that is desired. The renowned cuisine that has made the Westbury Manor famous is
evident at every party regardless of budget or menu.

For a better look at the rooms and gardens see
Silverfox's Video Interview with Jerry
, the most approachable owner in the industry. He understands that you are not just a
number and that YOUR wedding day is a once in a lifetime event.
Lessings: The View
The newly renovated VIEW! It doesn't get more on the water than this! The panoramic water
views of the Connetquot River and Great South Bay are inescapably beautiful. This unique
venue attracts a fun loving and laid back type couple. The dining room is marked by fireplaces
on each end, and VIEW’s raw sushi bar is always a big hit. New features to this intimate space
include a waterfall backdrop made of blue and white seashells behind a marble bar top, beach-
inspired and artwork. The main dining room, which seats up to 165 guests, pairs nautical
elements with white china, sleek beige leather chairs and sand wash walls to complement
mahogany tables and matching columns against hardwood floors. The Grill Room provides more
casual dining for up to 70 guests and boasts a lively bar scene with French doors leading to the
outdoor patio where the ceremony is held in nice weather. The view is perfect for those looking
for a more relaxed setting with better food than your guests have ever had at a wedding!
Chateau Briand
Their motto is: "Our style may not be for everyone, which makes it perfect for you" If you
love grace and elegance of the art deco period, with all the perks of modern technology,
then this may be your venue! There are many features that will surprise and delight your
guests. The option to use their outdoor space for a club type setting is as inviting as the
formal elegance of the ballrooms. All this combined with world class cuisine make Chateau
Briand a truly unique venue.
Fox Hollow
Nestled upon eight private acres of Long Island's Gold Coast...
The Fox Hollow features picturesque gardens with cascading waterfalls, elegant indoor and
outdoor chapels, spacious photo salon, plush private bridal suite, fine dining restaurant for your
rehearsal dinner or post wedding brunch, and an award-winning all-suite luxury hotel...
all in one
convenient location.
The Fox Hollow's Winter Garden, Garden Terrace, and Somerly are all set
apart from one another, sharing the grace and beauty for which Fox Hollow has always been
known, but each with their own look and feel. Recent renovations and upgrades ensure a feeling
as fresh and new as the new beginning of a marriage deserves. A history of hosting the most
memorable events of many a lifetime ensure the professional service needed to make dreams
come true.
Brentwood  Country Club
Brentwood Country Club is a single event venue, nestled on a stunning 50-acre golf course
with picturesque, well-manicured gardens. Ceremony options include the beautiful outdoor
gazebo or in front of their warm and inviting fireplace. Your guests will be delighted by the fine
dining experience and cuisine that will delight their taste buds. Brentwood Country Club has
packages that include photographers, videographers, florists and DJ’s. With the full-service
approach, you really don't have to lift a finger if you don't want to. With its convenient location
and services all under one roof, Brentwood Country Club will make all your wedding dreams
come true.
East Wind is the most unique location on Long Island. With four completely distinct locations
it has all the benefits of a single event venue with the buying power and experience of a
multi-event location. The Inn and Spa offer luxurious accommodations and welcome you and
your guests to stay as long as you like. The Inn has the Northampton Room and the
Southampton Room each with their own ceremony site. The Cottage and Estate are close
enough to the hotel, yet far enough away to give all the privacy of a single event venue. Their
individually selected and expertly prepared menus are a delight to the senses and their
exceptional staff make all your planning stress free.   
East Wind
See Allison & Derek's
highlight reel by RJ
Castillo Films
There is no doubt that Williamsburg Brooklyn is one of the most artisticly and culturally
vibrant places in the world and MyMoon is the embodiment of that spirit. The décor stays
true to its industrial origins with vintage romantic touches. The open air courtyard and garden
is perfect for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing
underneath the lofted ceilings, warm candlelight and original brick walls. Since 2005 MyMoon
has been providing a beautifully unique wedding experience to couples who "don't fit into a
box". They describe their cuisine as "Contemporary Spanish" but "deliciously artful" was
always my first thought. Packaging and pricing options are discussed with each couple based
on their needs and vision for their special event.
The Woodlands at Woodbury
This authentic Gold Coast Mansion, completed in 1918, is truly a little known gem. Upon
entering you can't help but notice the classic elements that harken back to another time. The
black and white marble checked floor, the ornate fire places, crystal lighting fixtures, leaded
, and glowing wood walls, warmly welcome you to the home that was known as
"Three Ponds"
, for the lovely ponds on the property which is now the golf course. Come in
for a tour and fall in love with the splendor of the Gilded Age.
Let their master chef create a
unique menu that fits your individual tastes and
cultural needs. Sit a while and drink in the
natural beauty of 120 acres of rolling hills and manicured gardens. It may just be the place you
have been searching for!