~ Recommended Long Island Wedding
Reception and Wedding Ceremony Locations ~
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.
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.
de Seversky Center
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. It is also one of the frw
venues where the general manager is an active and interactive part
of your event. 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
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.
If you are looking for a single event venue but are thinking you do
not have enough guests, this is truly a wonderful place for an
intimate wedding. 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
Last 3 photos were taken by Laura Ryan Photography
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
Interview with Jerry Scotto, 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
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
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.
This season, the Fox Hollow brings you Long Island's
newest wedding venue, The Somerley. Set apart from the
estate's manor, The Somerley combines traditional grace
with modern elegance to create an awe-inspiring
Brentwood  Country
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
Photo's thanks to the amazing
Michael O'Neill
Ceremony site
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