Thursday, September 26th, 2013...1:29 pm

Ask Jody: Outdoor Wedding on a Budget

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Karina, New York City

Q:  My fiance and I came across your amazing site and were wondering if you could help us….We are looking for a place to have a wedding and ideally outside- somewhere with flowers and perhaps a little water, but somewhere perhaps with a garden and a nice hall for reception? Even a waterfront would be nice.  We are trying to make it budget so ideally $70-$85 pp. We live in NY but understand its much cheaper around Long Island. If you could send us some ideas I would immensely appreciate it!

A:  Hi Karina.  Thanks for your email. I would explore options at Bellport Country Club & Anthony Matthews Caterers at Mill Pond. Both are located on golf courses, with picturesque landscaping for photos. You could also check out Danford’s Hotel and Mariana in Port Jefferson, which is right on the water (Port Jeff Harbor) and offers accommodations for guests. The Riviera at Massapequa is also on the water (South Oyster Bay), with some gardens for photos, and is closer to Manhattan for traveling guests. Good Luck!