Wednesday, June 30th, 2010...7:33 pm

Ask Claudia: A Quaint, Beach Wedding

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Erin, Long Beach

Q:  Hi Claudia.  I am looking to have a small quaint wedding with a beach theme in the summer or fall months.  Any ideas on a venue?

A:  Erin, a beach themed wedding is always a nice idea, especially since we live on an island.   I was just at the Allegria Hotel, which is right where you live in Long Beach.  The entire hotel is decorated in contemporary, beachy decor and couples can have the ceremony right on the beach.   Of course, that’s not “quaint,” which is what you stipulated.   Have you considered The Swan Club in Roslyn Harbor?  It offers stunning, landscaped photo opportunities.   Also, check out Milleridge Cottage & Carriage House in Jericho.  They have a glass enclosed atrium that’s perfect for all seasons, and that will give you that natural ambiance you may be looking for.  Lastly, if you want a water view (beachy) take a look at Windows on the Lake in Ronkonkoma.  You can actually do a lakeside, outdoor ceremony there.   And for other ideas, do check out our Best Picks listings compiled by Long Island’s top wedding planners, by clicking here.