You voted, and they won. Here are the top wedding professionals from the 2023 Best of Long Island!
BEST LARGE WEDDING RECEPTION SITE
East Wind Long Island
East Wind has been Long Island’s wedding destination for more than 30 years. There you’ll find wedding experts ready to treat your special day with the personal touch of a family reunion and the white-glove service of a celebrity gala. No matter the couple, East Wind has the right venue. Choose from the luxurious Estate, the breathtakingly appointed Inn, or the quaint and romantic Cottage. Their chefs create meals to impress the eye as well as the most discerning palette. With accommodations for out-of-town guests and dedicated event representatives to handle every detail, East Wind has everything you need for lifelong wedding memories, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, 631-929-3500, eastwindlongisland.com
BEST SMALL WEDDING RECEPTION SITE
A small wedding reception, baptism, bridal shower, or any occasion that calls for a space for less than 200 guests will be sensational at Shandon Court. The parties held here dazzle guests at every turn. Celebrations are always winners at Shannon Court. It’s a lovely setting whose chef employs culinary skills that satisfy most food cravings. The stunning rooms continually get five-star reviews. The maitre d’ and servers are exceptionally remembered as gentle people who make sure your wish is theirs to guarantee. 115 E. Main St., East Islip, 631-581-5678, shandoncourt.com
BEST WATERFRONT WEDDING RECEPTION SITE
Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow
Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow takes the (wedding) cake for Best Wedding Reception Site on the Water for many reasons. The gorgeous boutique-wedding venue overlooks the Long Island Sound, creating an unforgettable backdrop for newlyweds since 1994. The venue offers an array of wedding service packages for each season with complementary menus and design suggestions. Their website includes an abundance of resources including vendors, hotels, and entertainment companies they’ve partnered with in order to make the wedding planning process as seamless as it can be. Giorgio’s is committed to taking one wedding at a time to ensure that your special day is treated with laser-focus attention to detail and has a private environment in which you and your loved ones can celebrate. Visit their website to book an appointment and view the picture-perfect location. 100 Fox Hill Dr., Baiting Hollow, 631-727-6076, giorgiosatfoxhill.com
BEST UNIQUE WEDDING RECEPTION SITE
Temple Israel of Great Neck
Mazel Tov! If you’re planning a huge wedding with lots of guests, you’re going to want to check out Temple Israel of Great Neck. After a beautiful ceremony in the sanctuary, you can have your reception without having to change locations. The reception space at Temple Israel has plenty of room for tables, a dance floor, and other wedding activities for celebrating your nuptials. The venue works with a caterer to make sure your reception has the best food to serve to your guests and will have plenty of it if you intend to fill the space with people. 108 Old Mill Rd., Great Neck, 516-482-7800, tign.org
BEST WEDDING RECEPTION SITE
Cradle of Aviation Museum
What better way to say “I do” than at a venue you and your guests will truly never forget? Let your love take flight amidst real aircraft hangars and flight displays hanging throughout the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Their displays create a jaw-dropping experience, from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk down the aisle. Dining and reception typically take place in their four-story atrium, where floor-to-ceiling windows allow stars to dazzle over the dance floor. Their in-house caterers, Philip Stone Caterers, will take care of all things dining, from menu creation to impeccable service, so that all you have to do is celebrate. 11 Davis Ave./Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, 516-572-4111, cradleofaviation.org
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