Want to celebrate your special day on Long Island? Whether you're looking for an intimate place for a quiet reception, a large hall for hundreds of well-wishers, or a unique setting, here are some great places to hold your wedding reception.
If you're interested in a reception against the backdrop of acres of rolling hills adorned with vines, please go to Long Island Wine Country Weddings.
Nassau County:Choose from a variety of wonderful places in Nassau County for your special day.
The Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh Street
Sharing your special day with hundreds of guests? The Garden City Hotel can accommodate you. Established in 1874, this four-star hotel has a long history of hosting elegant wedding receptions. Sparkling crystal chandeliers and luxurious carpeting adorn the Grand Ballroom, where you can celebrate your special day surrounded by all of your friends and family.
Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
For a wedding celebration filled with artistic details, plan your special day at the Nassau County Museum of Art. You can exchange your vows in the lovely Outdoor sculpture gardens, and then hold your reception there. The former mansion features 145 landscaped acres adorned with outdoor sculptures by famed artists including Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, and Fernando Botero.
200 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, NY
Celebrate your wedding at the Glen Cove Mansion and Conference Center. The elegant Georgian manor house is an original Gold Coast mansion that has been transformed into an upscale hotel and wedding venue. Your guests from Manhattan will only spend a 30-minute commute to get here. Reception areas look out across the 55 acres of manicured gardens.
Madras Woodlands Restaurant
1627 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
If you want to treat your wedding guests to tempting Indian food, consider holding your reception at Madras Woodlands Restaurant. They can accommodate wedding receptions of up to 150 people. (The restaurant's capacity is 169 people seated at tables.) Not only is the food vegetarian, but it is also certified kosher, so it's perfect for those who don't eat meat and/or those who follow Jewish dietary laws.
Nautical Cruise Lines
UPDATE: In 2010, Nautical Cruise Lines closed.
395 Woodcleft Avenue
You'll literally be embarking on the sea of matrimony when you hold your wedding ceremony and/or cruise reception aboard a yacht. Leaving from Freeport’s Nautical Mile you, your new spouse and guests will enjoy a cocktail hour followed by a buffet or sit-down dinner on quiet waters, with Long Island’s mansions in the distance.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Charles II-style mansion sits on 160 rolling acres of formal gardens, with tree-lines walks, a Temple of Love by a lake, and grand alleles that can provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs.
Wedding ceremonies can be held in the Garden of Appreciation, a quiet spot on the east side of the Walled Garden. Couples usually exchange their wedding vows near the trellis.
Fox Hollow Restaurant - Catering - Hotel
7725 Jericho Turnpike
Fox Hollow offers lush gardens and serene waterfalls, elegant halls for receptions and the option of getting married onsite at their romantic chapel.
Suffolk County:Here are some excellent places to hold your wedding and/or reception in Suffolk County.
Atlantis Marine World
431 East Main Street
Have you always been in love with the ocean themes of Long Island? Then you’ll enjoy holding your wedding reception at the Island’s famed aquarium. Boasting a huge shark exhibit, a lagoon with a waterfall, the Western Hemisphere’s largest living coral reef exhibit, and more, Atlantis Marine World will be a memorable backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. Your guests can enjoy a buffet or a sit-down dinner prepared on premises by the catering staff.