Tuesday, February 19th, 2013...10:50 am

Ask Jody: Definition of "Rustic" Wedding

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Siobain, Glenwood Landing

Q:  My daughter and her fiancee are looking for a low key venue on Long Island or NY for an Oct/Nov wedding in 2013.  She mentioned a “rustic wedding” which I had not heard about. Do you have any suggestions as to locations?

A:  Hi Siobain.  A “rustic” style wedding would mean a combination of the indoors and outdoors with a country or laid-back feel.  Often brides that are looking for a “rustic” venue head straight to the North fork of Long Island.   Any of the East End vineyards are perfect for this atmosphere, such as Martha Clara Vineyards or Bedell Cellars. There is also a restored barn at the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead that can be rented out for events — an extremely unique space! 
A venue that is a little more structured as far as running events, but still has a rustic feel is the Old Field Club in Setauket.  The reception room has wood ceiling beams and a fireplace, and there is an outdoor deck for cocktail hour that overlooks the West Meadow Creek.  Lastly, do look at Salt Air Farm, which just had a great write-up in Newsday.   I would also suggest typing in “Rustic Wedding” in the search button on our site, as this question has come up a few times in the past.  Good luck, and congratulations to your family!