Saturday, October 10th, 2009...11:38 am

Ask Claudia: Seeking Unique Venue

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Susan, Jersey City

Q:  Hi Claudia – I am planning a wedding and would like to know of any indoor venues that are on the eastern end of Long Island (preferably east of Center Moriches/north or south fork) that can accommodate 200 guests.  We are looking for an architecturally interesting building that isn’t a catering hall.  We’ve looked at most of the wineries but most host only outdoor tented events.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks!

A:  Susan, I went right to the experts for this question — Long Island wedding planners.   Laura Mastriano of LA Productions says she recently did an indoor wedding at Martha Clara Vineyards, which is charming. The barn that they offer for receptions is a fantastic space, she says, and you have complete creative license  as you are only supplied with the barn and will be responsible for all rentals- tables, chairs, linens, etc.  Elaine DeLuca of Exquisite Events says other than a private house rental,  she would recommend Old Field Club in Setauket, which does indoor and outdoor weddings and The Bellport Country Club — both have in-house catering.   Hope these help and come back to let us know what you’ve chosen…