Wedding Planning: Venues

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

TV Wedding Planner Donnie Brown VENUES

In June, I interviewed David Tutera, asking him many questions about how to find a wedding venue on Long Island.   Last month, I asked another TV superstar wedding planner and author, Donnie Brown, the same groups of questions.  Want to read his venue finding tips?   Go to my “Tying the Knot” monthly column at

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Bridal Show at Oheka Castle IN THE NEWS

Brides, save the date:   Wednesday, September 15, from 5 – 9 pm, The Bridal Show at Oheka Castle.  If you’re getting married on Long island and you’ve never been to Oheka, it’s wholly worth the price of the tickets: $25 Advance Tickets, by August 15, 2010 $35 Advance Tickets, by August 16 – September 14, […]

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Glen Cove Mansion is 100 Years Old! VENUES

If you haven’t visited the spectacular Glen Cove Mansion, now is your chance!  On Saturday, July 17th, in the tradition of the Edwardian Era when the estate opened, Glen Cove Mansion will host a public Open House Garden Party from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Included at the Open House and Garden Party will be […]

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

David Tutera's Long Island Wedding Venue Tips VENUES

Have I mentioned that I love David Tutera?  Not only is he an amazing event planner and also author, gown designer and star of Wetv’s “My Fair Wedding,” but he is a genuinely nice person.   So it was my pleasure to ask him some questions recently about Long Island wedding venues.    This was for my […]

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Top Ten Reasons for Getting Married on Long Island IN THE NEWS

Here are our Top Ten Reasons for Getting Married on Long Island, direct from AOL’s Aisle Dash – Glen Cove Mansion 1. Long Island is surrounded by water, which means we have a wealth of breathtaking beaches. Brides can choose to get married on the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean on the South Shore […]

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Long Island Couple Jumping the Shark? IN THE NEWS

In what is surely the most original Long Island wedding ceremony ever — Clad in wetsuits and masks, Holbrook residents April Pignataro and Michael Curry, both experienced divers, will take their wedding vows this Sunday in the Lost City of Atlantis Shark Tank at Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead.  Want to be a virtual guest?  […]

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Save the Date to Check out Peconic Bay Winery VENUES

Thinking of a vineyard wedding?   Even if you’re not, take a ride to Peconic Bay Winery Lowerre Estate for their Bridal Open House.   The wine and cheese reception, catered by our friends at Custom Catering, will be held on Saturday, June 12 from 12 – 4 pm.   Once there, you can inspect the property’s waterfront […]

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Let's Play Chelsea Clinton's Wedding FUN STUFF

OK, so we all know that Chelsea Clinton, single child to Bill and Hill, is getting married this summer.  What no one knows is where, when, what she’s wearing or any other details regarding the event.   So let’s pretend she’s getting married on Long Island and fantasize about the details.   I’ll start. If Chelsea was […]

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Getting Married in a Long Island Mansion VENUES

I was at Oheka Castle in Huntington yesterday — can I just say, a visit to Oheka for any reason is wholly worthwhile, even if you just want to take in the spectacular views.   Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be there to kick-off their new Gold Coast Mansions – Historic Long Island website, […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Long Island Gold Coast Weddings IN THE NEWS

As you plan your contemporary wedding, you might be curious about what weddings in the past might have been like.   Well, now you can find out.  Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is presenting a new exhibition –  Gold Coast Weddings: 1890 – 1940 will explore the world of glamorous weddings on Long Island’s Gold […]