About Long Island NY
Long Island has, in recent years, become one of the most talked-about weddings destinations in the world, and when you look at our fabled isle - featuring bountiful beaches, elegant mansions, quaint vineyards, exquisite cuisine, pleasant weather, extensive culture, and a variety of unique attractions suited to every need - it's small wonder why Long Island has developed such a reputation at THE place for brides-to-be to book their fairytale weddings.
But amongst the vast amount of choices available for a prospective couple to being their journey through life together, the Hamptons stand out as a fantastic and unforgettable location to plan out the wedding of a lifetime. A playground for the rich and famous, the Hamptons - South, West and East - feature swanky and exciting accommodations, world-class dining, and the very highest of high-tier shopping options, leaving little room for doubt when it comes to why Long Island's East End has become a virtual Mecca for those who can afford the hefty price tag of tying the knot in utmost in sheer style and luxury, with an amazing array of venues available that can and will cater to the happy couple's every whim…if the price is right.
For those with more limited means - or more reserved sensibilities - Long Island offers many other options for your wedding needs more in line with your way of thinking. The north shore offers a large variety of wedding venues that are framed with the lush natural beauty of the Long Island Sound and the surrounding greenery that flourishes during the spring and fall seasons. There are numerous communities dotting the north shore featuring astonishingly lovely attractions that would be ideal for a picturesque wedding, including Oyster Bay's Planting Fields Arboretum, Port Jefferson's picturesque Promenade, or any of the history-steeped hotels of Greenport, a picturesque town nestled away amongst the rolling hills and boundless fields of Long Island's North Fork. Virtually anywhere you go along Long Island's north shore, you will encounter delights to the eye and soul, with the rural setting producing a home for wineries, farms, nature preserves, and historic sites, just to name a few. Whether you are planning your nuptials or simply looking for a breathtaking getaway for the weekend, Long Island's north shore should not be overlooked by any means.
With the environmentally friendly "green" movement taking center stage on a worldwide front these days, it's no wonder that the sheer amount of space dedicated to the preservation of nature in its purest form has caused Long Island to become such a hotbed of tourism for those seeking to enjoy the best Mother Earth has to offer. Long Island is known far and wide for the many parks - on town, county, state, and national level - that offer unfettered access to the beauty of nature, each one an ideal location for the most memorable of weddings. Jones Beach in Wantagh avails itself with lovely beachfront views and Wildwood State Park in Wading River captures a variety of breathtaking landscape types. Long Island even boasts of some unusual and unique parks - such as the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Mill Neck - can provide a wonderful alternative for couples seeking something different and interesting. And if one were inclined to venture out further east, they would be treated to a progressively more rural aesthetic comprised of rolling hills, dense forests, numerous farms and orchards, and one of the most highly-regarded collections of vineyards and wineries on the East Coast of the United States. And, depending on the time of the year, eastern Long Island offers many fun and fantastic activities that you'll find nowhere else; during warmer weather, enjoy the many farm stands and wine tastings on offer, and during the winter sledding and do-it-yourself Christmas Tree cutting will provide an unforgettable holiday season for you and loved one. The fact is that if you're looking for a green-themed wedding and reception, Long Island has more than enough spots to satisfy the steadfast environmentalist and nature lover in you.
Nassau and Suffolk counties have become synonymous with culture, beauty, and style, offering many of the finest lodging accommodations, dining establishments, beaches, nature preserves, and wineries anywhere in New York State. Anyone who has met that special someone and are interested in making it a bond for life in blissful wedded matrimony should seriously consider the many fine offerings of Long Island; with the plethora of locations available for weddings, both traditional and off the beaten path, couples should have no trouble finding the perfect spot to tie the knot.
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