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Mar Where to Get Married in Long Island

Wondering where you should get married on Long Island? With so many breathtaking wedding locations on Long Island, it can be hard to start narrow them down. From beachside ceremonies and rustic wine receptions to classic Georgian mansions, the Island has become the ideal backdrop for weddings of every style.

To help you determine your perfect style, location, and amenities, we’ve compiled a list of 8 unique Long Island wedding venue destinations along with all the “need-to-know” information about hosting your wedding at each location.

Jones Beach

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Feel:
  Toes in the sand, laid-back and family-friendly amenities

Drive time from:

  • Manhattan: 1 hour, 40 miles
  • LaGuardia Airport: 45 minutes
  • Islip Airport: 30 minutes
  • Orient Point Ferry: 2 hours


Venue Cost:
  Affordable

Note that in the 2018 Park Application you can find information on parking fees and a contact number for catering. Jones Beach requests using only the park catering services. Admission to Jones Beach NY State park is $10 per vehicle, but you can purchase pre-paid vehicle passes for your guests.

Jones Beach is an outdoor ceremony location where vows can be exchanged on the oceanside beach or even bayside. Your ceremony will have your friends and family standing around you sharing in your love. Setting up chairs for your ceremony is not permitted but that won’t slow down the fun. Laid-back beach style and amenities that will appeal to everyone will ensure this is a day to remember.

Fire Island

Feel:   Colorful Charm, Sophisticated Elegance

Drive time from:

  • Manhattan: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • LaGuardia Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Islip Airport: 58 minutes
  • Orient Point Ferry: 2 hours 20 minutes


Please note:  There are two options to get to Fire Island.  You can travel via the Robert Moses Causeway or the Fire Island Ferry. During the summer months, you should plan for travel delays.

Venue Cost:  Affordable to Moderate

There are permits required for locations on Fire Island that are affiliated with the New York State Park beaches or park areas. The costs for these are minimal as they normally offer an outside location for the ceremony only.

Fire Island Lighthouse at Robert Moses State Park allows for wedding ceremonies to be held on the terrace of the Keeper’s Quarters, but receptions are not permitted. Many Fire Island wedding receptions are catered by local restaurants and those costs are dependent on the season. Fire Island is known for its warm and inviting atmosphere where everyone is welcomed.

South Fork

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Feel: Flair and Finesse

Drive time from:

  • Manhattan: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • LaGuardia Airport: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Islip Airport: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Orient Point Ferry: 1 hour 30 minutes


The drive is based on East Hampton for estimation purposes.

Please note that you have two options to travel to the South Fork from Orient Point. You can take two additional ferries and cross Shelter Island or travel 60 miles around both forks without additional ferry travel.

Venue Cost: Moderate to Expensive

Trek out to the farthest point on Long Island, along the South Fork, and rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Here, the charm of the village lifestyle is highlighted by the local flair of the Parrish Art Museum. A wedding kiss in front of the Sag Harbor sunset will warm the hearts of your reception guests.

Shelter Island

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Feel:  Quaint seclusion

Drive time from:

  • Manhattan: 3 hours
  • LaGuardia Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Islip Airport: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Orient Point Ferry: 49 minutes


Please note that you can only reach Shelter Island via ferry.  You may experience additional delays during the busy summer months.

Venue Cost:  Moderate

Nestled between both forks of Long Island, Shelter Island offers a scenic respite from the crowds. The quiet country roads and rolling hills provide for a lovely escape from the bustle of city life. A wedding held in one of the many beautiful homes on the island catered to your unique style will provide for an exclusive, intimate experience for you and your guests.

North Fork

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Feel:
Rustic Vineyards

Drive time from:

  • Manhattan: 2 hours
  • LaGuardia Airport: 2 hours
  • Islip Airport: 1 hour
  • Orient Point Ferry: 20 minutes


The drive is based on Southhold for estimation purposes.

Venue Cost: Moderate

Food and wine lovers will find the flavors of the North Fork extremely inviting. Long Island itself is host to more than 90 combined vineyards and wineries, and more than two dozen are located right here on the North Fork.
North Fork’s idyllic setting makes for a beautiful backdrop for any rustic wedding.

Nassau


Feel
: Classic elegance

Drive time from:

  • Manhattan: 50 minutes
  • LaGuardia Airport: 32 minutes
  • Islip Airport: 40 minutes
  • Orient Point Ferry: 2 hours


Drive is based on Garden City for estimation purposes.

Venue Cost: Expensive

For the lovers of antiquities and the rich history of Long Island, you can celebrate your wedding in one of the Gold Coast Mansions. Reminiscent of the Great Gatsby era, these homes showcase lifestyles on a grand scale. Feel like the belle of the ball at your wedding as your guests indulge in a Gold Coast Style reception.

Suffolk County

Suffolk LI for a wedding venue review - where to get married on Long IslandFeel: Modern elegance

Drive time from:

  • Manhattan: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • LaGuardia Airport: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Islip Airport: 40 minutes
  • Orient Point Ferry: 45 minutes


The drive is based on Riverhead for estimation purposes.

Venue Cost: Moderate

Suffolk county combines modern elegance with that New York style, sure to set your wedding apart. With venues that range from a simple tavern to a classic ballroom reception, you can easily design your ideal wedding.

Discover the extraordinary options a Long Island wedding can have. Speak with one of our wedding professionals at Hotel Indigo and start designing the wedding of your dreams – 631.548.1209.