Monday, April 15th, 2013...12:05 pm

Ask Jody: Outdoor, Garden Ceremony

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Katie, Medford

Q:  Hi.  I’m looking to get married in June 2014.  I’m not sure if I want both a ceremony and reception, but I do know I want an outdoor ceremony with a butterfly garden type of feel.  I live in Suffolk, so the closer the better but I will travel for the perfect spot.

A:  Hi Katie.  The Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale is a beautiful spot to hold a ceremony. There are certain restrictions, but small ceremonies and wedding photography are allowed.  Brecknock Hall in Greenport can also be rented for a ceremony or reception. Greenport has so much to offer, including great restaurants for an intimate dinner after the ceremony, and many great photo spots.  You could also take the ferry over to Shelter Island, for an even more intimate & unique experience.  Also, check out the Bailey Arboretum in Lattingtown. It is a small, intimate garden space for a wedding ceremony or reception.