Elegant, refined, classic: If that describes your dream wedding, look no further than the East End. Between the Sound and the sea, there are dozens of extraordinary locations waiting to serve as the backdrop for your special day. From rustic charm to stately opulence, here are five of our picks for premier wedding venues across the East End.
If you’re searching for an atmosphere of natural sophistication, have your vineyard wedding at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack. The ceremony will be set before a vista of endless lush green vines. Cocktails on the lawn are followed by dinner and wine tasting on a beautiful stone terrace, surrounded on all sides by cascading green. Wölffer’s Tuscan-style villa is the perfect backdrop for your refined event. Head inside to the tasting room if you wish, or spend the night under the stars. Wölffer can help you design your wedding from top to bottom, giving you as much freedom as you’d like for creating your special day. Capacity: 175 guests. Visit wolffer.com for more information.
For the quirky couple or those craving vintage theatrical glamor, Suffolk Theater in Riverhead provides a reception space unlike any other. The art deco theater, built in 1933, is a registered landmark. It features a full stage for spectacular weddings and bands, cabaret style seating, and an atmosphere to take you back to a bygone era. The space can accommodate upwards of 300 guests. Chef Bernardo Menendez can create a custom menu delicious enough to tempt the most refined palate. “Everything from designing the wedding to the menu to the music and lighting is creating a 100% unique experience,” says Director of Events Nicole Evers. “I strongly encourage people to be creative in such a unique space.” The versatility of Suffolk Theater has lead to some unforgettable wedding experiences, from flash mobs to speakeasies, and even a wedding ceremony in the style of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The cherry on top: the happy couple’s name in lights across the iconic Suffolk Theater marquee. Visit suffolktheater.com or call 631-727-4343 for more information.
For old-world charm, Southampton Historical Museum’s Rogers Mansion opens its four Victorian halls and manicured grounds. Built in 1843, the mansion is furnished with pieces donated from the Southampton community, making it the picture of antique opulence. Imagine your garden party reception set in a centerpiece of local history. Is posh not quite your style? Take your wedding out to one of the many historic outbuildings on the property. The barns and other rustic structures will transport you to the past. Accommodates 150 reception guests and 50 for a seated meal. Visit southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org or call 631-283-2494 for more information.
On the North Fork, the historical Brecknock Hall, an Italianate style manor, is a classic, refined venue. Located in Greenport, the stately home can accommodate 85 for seated dinner, with room for more on the grounds. Cocktail hour on the main lawn lends demure sophistication to your event. Access to the Long Island Sound, as well as Bridal Suite and Groomsmen’s Quarters, makes this sumptuous location one that will always be remembered. Visit brecknockhall.com or call 631-593-8200.
A laid-back bride and groom will love a sunset beach wedding at Navy Beach in Montauk. The private beach venue caters to those who crave seaside charm and the relaxed vibes of The End. Inside, guest tables have a full view of the water. Reception menus are teeming with fresh seafood, and table decor pulls inspiration from vintage nautical themes. This venue is also perfect for rehearsal dinners. Navy Beach’s relaxed feel and family style food brings guests together for endless fun. Guest capacity is 150. Visit navybeach.com or call 631-668-6868.