12 Jan Why Your Wedding Should be on Long Island
You love New York and all that it offers. Share your love and have your wedding in New York, more specifically on Long Island. Long Island gives you a destination wedding with the charm and local style that only a New York wedding can have. A destination like no other, Long Island offers you a chance to make memories, celebrate your New York style and not break the bank at the same time.
A Weekend to Remember
Create a wedding weekend where you and your guests can celebrate all parts of your new life together, not just your nuptials. A celebration that has festivities all weekend long will make your wedding a weekend to remember for years to come.
Start with a reception the night before for all your guests. This allows your friends and family a chance to mix and mingle before your big day. By having a central location, your out of town guests can gather together with you and your family without having to be concerned with managing their way around a strange city.
Long Island will be a playground for your wedding guests. It offers world class golf courses that will give your wedding guests a chance to enjoy time on the links. Or have your hotel schedule a bus tour of the local wineries and breweries in the area. For your guests looking for another way to relax, your wedding party can get the latest spa treatments or just spend some time with their toes in the sand.
Local Flair That’s Just Your Style
If you plan a wedding at a far-away island location, you depend upon the services provided at that destination. You are at the hands of their vendors and their planners. Many times weddings will be several in a weekend and the setup and design becomes very cookie cutter. However, by having your wedding closer to home on Long Island, you can create the unique destination paradise with intimate connections to all the aspects of your wedding. These are the elements of your celebration that make it a unique reflection of you both.
When you have local connection to your vendors, visiting their businesses and taking time to explain what you want from the day or wedding weekend, your vendors become connected to you, too. Planning locally allows you to directly connect with vendors to handle last minute changes. Planning a wedding that is miles away can make those changes much more arduous.
Long Island offers wedding venues that are just your style. You can find everything from the eclectic and whimsical to the modern and stately. Long Island venues will give you more space at a lower price than those major metropolitan prices. You will be able to create a wedding that is iconic and uniquely yours.
When your wedding weekend is planned on Long Island, you can design your wedding to meet your budget. You are not fighting the city prices for rooms, venues and vendor services.
Choosing local Long Island vendors means that you can select things that make a difference to you. Want to plan a beach rehearsal dinner? What about a wedding at the vineyard where they have created a special wine label just for your celebration? Long Island not only gives you unique venues, you will have more space for more guests. The Knot Real Wedding Study compared New York Weddings and showed that Manhattan weddings averaged 124 guests and Long Island weddings could be much larger affairs with 168 guests. This means more people to share in your day at a more reasonable price tag.
It also means you are not paying skyhigh per person prices and allows you to offer more to each guest. In 2015 The Knot Real Wedding Study revealed that the average Manhattan wedding pays $663.70 per person versus a Long Island Wedding at $338.80. This may be the difference between offering passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks instead of just a stationary bar. Long Island gives you more space, more for your budget, and more opportunities to design your celebration.
Thanks for the Memories
Often we overlook how much the simple things mean when we are planning such a big day. By having your wedding local, it creates a chance for you to return year after year. Visit the beach where you held your ceremony. Celebrate a new milestone in your life with a toast from your favorite winery. Send your spouse an anniversary arrangement from your florist. Or even have an anniversary getaway with your spouse to experience where it all began. You can relive the memories and perhaps even meet some of those friendly faces that made your day so uniquely yours.
A Long Island wedding is a year round wonderland. Springtime is a buzz of excitement as the world comes alive with new blooms. Spring brings with it warmer days and comfortable evenings so you can have your pick of venues from an outdoor reception or a ballroom filled with floral masterpieces. Summer shines with the option of sunny days and sandy toes. You can have your ceremony along the sandy shores and follow it up with a clambake. Autumn is the peak season for weddings on Long Island and most of New York. With the colorful foliage you can paint a rich portrait in the rustic backdrop of a local winery or vineyard. And of course the magical winter wedding gives that warm fireside glow. Your wedding shimmers and sparkles like the snow outside.
Interested in a wedding in Suffolk county? Hotel Indigo offers multiple venues for your Long Island wedding. Learn more about our weddings. Our wedding experts are ready to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.