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Long Island for Your Intimate weddings

A large ballroom will not do if you intend to have a wedding with a short list of guests. To ensure that your room is just the right size for your guest count, you'll need to study small wedding venues on Long Island. It turns out there are plenty of wedding venues on Long Island that host smaller weddings, from hotels to gardens, to beach settings to luxury lofts. No matter what your style may be, Long Island is sure to have a small wedding venue to match your needs. And — bonus — many of these venues often serve well as rehearsal dinner rooms, as these parties before night appear to be smaller than the main case.
Check out some of Long Island's favorite small wedding venues which are ideally suited for events with less than 200 guests.

Danfords Hotel & Marina

A nautical-chic, preppy party to dream of? A intimate wedding venue on Long Island can host up to 165 guests with views across the Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson Harbour. So this location is not only beautiful, it is also all-inclusive, with many wedding packages to choose from, even if you are hosting out - of-town guest rooms on premises. Host your ceremony on the lawn overlooking the lake, in the restored ballroom with a reception. At the on-site bar, or in one of the smaller event rooms, you can also have your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch.

The Loft by Bridgeview

Long Island industrial-style wedding venue with reclaimed barn wood, exposed brick and crystal chandeliers is ideal for trendsetters. This chic venue includes an outdoor courtyard on the harbor, suitable for ceremonies and cocktail hours. The main ballroom hosts receptions, with its rustic-yet-sophisticated theme. In-house catering is done, and couples rave about the food and the impeccable service. This trendy location will host a seated function with weddings of up to 150 guests.

Jedediah Hawkins Inn

Check out this tiny wedding venue on Long Island if you're planning a more casual wedding but want your guests to experience the ultimate in luxury ... This historic inn and estate is located in Jamesport on 22 sprawling acres of farmland, gardens, and vineyards, and has space for up to 125 guests. We love all the choices that this venue has to offer, including outdoor gazebo and gardens activities, tented on - the-ground parties, or an indoor ceremony and reception inside the barn or solarium. This is an all-inclusive venue, with widely respected in-house catering, and six on-site guest rooms so you can stay on-site with your closest and most dear.

Lombardi's on the Bay

This banquet hall in Patchogue's Great South Bay is perfect for couples looking to combine the elegance and glamor of a Mediterranean-style villa with a serene environment by the sea. There is space for up to 180 guests here and catering in-house will make the planning phase a breeze. Host your ceremony with its European chandeliers and custom moldings under the outdoor pergola overlooking the lake, and your reception in the Grand Ballroom ...

Crab Meadow Golf Course

If you're looking for a small wedding venue on Long Island that combines great food with a beautiful atmosphere, check out this country club space, located at Huntington's Crab Meadow Golf Course. There is a picturesque gazebo for outdoor events, and the indoor area provides 180-degree views over the golf course and the countryside. Mac's will house events of up to 150 guests at the Meadow.

The Quogue Club

This Quogue 14-room luxury hotel will host weddings of up to 120 guests. For your perfect wedding day, the on-site chef will build a personalized menu and it's also an great location for rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. There are many gathering spaces to choose from here, including the Library, the Founder's Lounge, the Dining Room and the Conservatory, which is lit up. This hotel, which is 200 years old, is perfect for couples looking for a romantic place to celebrate their more intimate wedding.

The Garden

One of the reasons small weddings are suitable is that they appear to be cheaper. Located on the top floor of Croxley's brewery, this Farmingdale location offers a budget-friendly event space for weddings of up to 150 guests. The retractable roof offers options for both indoor and outdoor wedding, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower. There are several wedding packages to choose from and beer lovers will be delighted with the selection of available craft brews. There's even a florist on site to help bring your dream of the wedding to life.

Navy Beach Organizing

an intimate Eastern Wedding? If you're looking for a laid-back spot with beachy vibes, check out this Montauk wedding venue on Fort Pond Bay with its own private 200-square-foot beach. Host your beachfront party, including reception inside the restaurant. This wedding venue in Long Island wins couples raves for the delicious food and comfortable, nautical-inspired atmosphere. For your special day at Navy Beach there's space for up to 175 guests.

Bailey Arboretum

This tiny wedding venue on Long Island is ideal for couples who love nature. You'll love the spectacular scenery (and photo ops!) at this Locust Valley location with 42 acres of magnificent trees, ponds, and flowers along with a historic home. If your guest count is about 150, host an outdoor wedding at the grounds with a tented reception. Within the elegant Bailey House, a neoclassical home built in the 1800s, smaller weddings of up to 100 guests will host their celebration.

Hallockville Museum Farm

Long Island has many rustic farm wedding sites but this one is especially ideal for smaller weddings and events. The renowned Naugles Barn at the Hallockville Museum Farm is situated in Riverhead on the North Fork and can host weddings of up to 150 guests, complete with outdoor ceremony room and the wooden barn itself for receptions. Larger weddings with up to 150 guests take place in the tent on the farm, while smaller celebrations with up to 85 guests take place inside the barn. And you'll have enough photo opportunities on your special day with 500 acres of farmland surrounding the barn.