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Everyone has his or her own ideas about how the big day should go down. Many envision a church ceremony with a buffet-style reception in a local reception hall. Others might picture a beach getaway in the Hamptons with only their closest friends and relatives. Whatever you have in mind for your wedding, you should make choices that fit you and your soon-to-be spouse. If that means doing something different, then by all means, go for it. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together some unique ideas to fit several different personalities. We’re sure one of these wedding and reception venues will work well for you.


Instead of choosing the usual banquet hall, why not go for the ultimate in elegance? Old Westbury Gardens is the epitome of English manor life, and it’s perfect for your nuptials. Imagine the romance of a Jane Austen novel on your big day, and that’s what you’ll get if you choose to hold your wedding and reception here. The mansion was built in 1909, and it’s arguably the best-preserved home of all the Gold Coast Mansions.

The romance behind the mansion is too great to deny. John S. Phipps built the home for his English-born wife, Margarita Grace. That love still lasts, and the aura over the gardens and home make the site the perfect spot for you to say “I do.”


Sometimes elegance isn’t your cup of tea, and that’s okay. The Paramount Theater on Long Island is the cure to your wedding reception woes. Maybe you and your loved one like a little rock and roll in between the cuddles. The Paramount Theater, Long Island’s premier rock venue, is ready to give you exactly what you need. For your big day, you can rent out the music hall and rock the night away. If you think the reception will be a little more intimate than that, consider the Founder’s Room, which has a speakeasy feel. Finally, you can let loose and party like a rock star on your big day if you reserve the Sky Bar. With three different choices, you can plan three very different wedding events.

You don’t have to let tradition dictate how you celebrate your wedding. Do what you want to do and you’ll always remember the day with love and happiness. Your guests are likely to love every minute, too.


Nature lovers should certainly consider Flowerfield on Long Island’s prestigious North Shore. The grounds here are covered with flowers of all types, fruit orchards, and babbling brooks. No other spot on Long Island could provide such natural beauty and relaxation. You can make plans with the event planners to cover all your needs, including caterers and bartenders for the event.

Because the grounds are vast, you have plenty of freedom with the size of your guest list. This is the perfect choice if you want to include everyone in your lives on your special day. Aside from the practical aspects, what could be more romantic than vows among thousands of blooms?


For simple tastes with dramatic flair, nothing will fit your needs like Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard. Imagine acres of rolling hills, quaint bars, and lush trees as the backdrop for your big day. The option isn’t for everyone, but we’re certain you know right away if it’s the choice for you.

In addition to the gorgeous farmland and orchards, the Mattituck location also offers a vineyard and winery. You and your wedding guests can partake of the local vintages on your big day and celebrate in your own special style. The Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard is the right place for you if you have a theme wedding in mind or just want something simple, classic, and elegant.

As you can see, Long Island isn’t short on unique event venues. As with any wedding planning, be sure to make your reservations early. Just because these may not be the usual reception choices doesn’t mean you’ll be able to get them at the last minute. Get a solid headcount before you call so you can make sure your venue of choice can hold everyone. Finally, sit back and enjoy your day. You’ll make memories to last a lifetime, and you’ll love them so much more because you chose a reception location that fits your personality perfectly.

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