Thursday, November 10th, 2011...10:37 am

Ask Claudia: Small, Intimate Wedding Sites

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Angel, Urbana, MD

Q:  We live in MD, but most of our guests are in the NY & NJ area.  Can you recommend a place that accommodates smaller groups (around 80), that is not your run of the mill catering hall, banquet hall, ballroom…that is more on the rustic and/or unique side and that won’t break the bank?

A:  Angel, it really depends on your budget, but here are a few ideas:  I just went to a wedding at H on the Harbor in Port Washington.  This was a small, intimate affair which would suit your guest list of about 80.   I like this venue because, well, it’s not a traditional venue.  Take a look at their Facebook page here, which has a number of interior photos.  Also, check out The Club at The Metropolitan in Glen Cove.  Like H on the Harbor, you can customize the decor by choosing lounge seating, table seating, or a combination of both.  Lastly, here’s a really off-the-beaten-path locale — The Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola; Domus, their historic building, is available for weddings and social events through Quartz Caterers, the NCBA’s resident full service caterer.  It’s a unique space for a wedding, for sure, so really worth giving them a call.