Wedding Planning: Waterfront

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Atlantis Banquets & Events Bridal Showcase VENUES

Long Island brides, when shopping around for your wedding venue, be sure to check out  Atlantis Banquets & Events, which is within the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center at 431 East Main Street, Riverhead.    This is really a unique, one-of-a-kind setting, from their waterfront location on the Peconic River to the spectacular, on-site aquatic […]

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Save with Special Wedding Offer from Danfords Hotel & Marina IN THE NEWS

Great news from Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson — to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriages, this fabulous venue is offering a 10% discount to ALL couples booking their wedding before September 1st! Danfords Hotel & Marina’s  complete wedding package includes a 1-hour cocktail hour buffet with passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast to […]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Long Island Waterfront Weddings VENUES

You can’t live on Long Island and not be enamored with the ocean or the sound.  So when it comes time to finding the wedding venue of your dreams, do consider a waterfront location.   But how to decide when there are so many fantastic places to select from?   Here’s my latest Tying the Knot column […]

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 […]

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:  […]

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 […]

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Must Reads: Vows with a View – Waterfront Weddings on Long Island

Have your heart set on having your wedding at a waterfront locale?  No worries — there are many great places on Long Island, where we’re surrounded by sound and sea, that feature breathtaking views as you take your wedding vows.   To find out where they are, read my recent article, now featured on

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Welcome: Danfords Hotel & Marina

One of Long Island’s few walkable towns, Port Jefferson, offers a charming, one-of-a-kind venue for weddings — Danfords Hotel & Marina.   It’s been recently renovated, but what hasn’t changed about this charming venue is the spectacular waterfront views 0f the Long Island Sound.    Welcome, Danfords, our new sponsor.

Friday, July 17th, 2009

In the News: Ivanka Trump is Tying the Knot!

Did you hear Ivanka Trump, 27,  just got engaged? She’s to marry Jared Kushner, 28, publisher of the New York Observer.   Maybe this will inspire Dad, The Donald, to finally finish building the Jones Beach catering hall/restaurant  Trump on the Ocean, so Ivanka can book her reception!