Wedding Planning: Venues

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Ask Claudia: Small Wedding in Nassau County

Tama, Nassau County Q:  We are looking for a Sunday brunch no more than 100 people.  Low key.  Sept/Oct 2011. Budget is a priority. Please advise. A:  Tama, September – October is a beautiful time of year for a wedding, and you have over a year to plan so I have no doubt you’ll be […]

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Ask Claudia: Casual Beach Wedding Venues

Cindy, Farmingville Q:  We’d like to get married this August 27th (Friday) on Long Island. We are on a super tight budget and want to keep it casual (For example-No place cards).  I’m thinking a tent/deck on the beach, buffet style dinner. I’d be up for beach party(ceremony/reception). Can you think of a venue? A:  […]

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Long Island's Best Kept Wedding Secret VENUES

Looking for a special and unique space to have an elegant, small-scale wedding reception?   Consider The Mansion at Deer Run.  This East Islip private estate offers a lovely, Grecian-inspired outdoor garden setting — 3.5 acres –  complete with fountain and gazebo.   For rental information, contact Cordially Yours All Occasion Network at 631-277-7627.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Places to Get Married on Long Island WEDDING VENUES

If you are just starting your search for a Long Island wedding venue, good news — take a look at my list here, which is currently in Boulevard magazine.   This is a great way to begin and you can narrow down your options based on this list, plus your own.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Say I Love You at Danfords on Valentine's Day WEDDING VENUES

WAVE Restaurant & Lounge at Danfords Hotel & Marina celebrates Valentine’s Day with a four-course prix fixe menu for $80 per person, music and dancing, and brunch for $29.95 per person.  (In addition, the hotel is offering special lodging packages for couples for a super romantic weekend — click here!) On Friday, February 12, a […]

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Ask Claudia: Rustic Wedding Venues on Long Island

Lindsay, Manorville Q:  Hey there! I’m getting married October of 2011, and I’m looking for somewhere to hold the reception without breaking the bank since we are paying for our own wedding. My places of interest at the moment are: Painters in Brookhaven Hamlet Raphael Vineyard Martha Clara Vineryard Jedidiah Hawkins B&B Me and my […]

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Welcome: LI Wedding Venue, Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center

Steeped in history, the fabulous Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center was once one of Long Island’s famed Gold Coast mansions.   There aren’t many of those left, unfortunately.  But lucky for us, the Glen Cove Mansion remains a testament to this glorious past … And lucky brides can plan their weddings within this […]

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Wedding Guest Accommodations VENUES

With families spread out all over the country, couples often have guests flying into Long Island to attend their wedding.   Luckily, we have a plethora of options here to fit many different budgets.  For instance, the brand new upscale Allegria Hotel in Long Beach sits on a two-mile stretch of boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.   […]

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Ask Claudia: Crest Hollow Country Club

Nicole, Staten Island Q:  Hi Claudia,  How are you?  My fiance and I are getting married at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury Long Island.  I didn’t see it on your best picks for reception halls.  I guess what I want to know is your opinion on the hall.  Do you think that it was […]

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Ask Claudia: Non-traditional Venues on Long Island

Hillary, Bayport Q:  Hello, I am planning on getting married late summer/early fall next year, but I am still searching for the perfect reception location.  I am looking for somewhere to host about 120 people (max) with water views that is not a traditional wedding ‘factory’ so to speak.  I am an artist and have […]