4 featured reviews
Member Since: 4/26/2013
The castle and the grounds are beautiful and the staff is great. We have some amazing outdoor and indoor pictures! There is a harbor down the hill in the back of the castle (you could also drive on the side road to get there if you wanted to take pictures by the water, which is what we did). Also, I couldn't have asked for a better maitre'd (John): from the very beginning when we planned out all the details and schedule of the reception, to the day of the wedding, everything was all about ensuring that we were well-taken care of and that the night ran as smoothly as possible! I will always be grateful!
Member Since: 8/23/2002
We cannot say enough positive things about Coindre Hall. It is elegance and class on every level. We had only 100 people at the reception, and thus it was a very intimate party (but definitely with room to comfortably fit more tables). Our guests loved the unique layout of Coindre. They LOVED that the reception in was in one room, and the dancing was in an adjoining room. People who wanted to party and dance could do so on the dance floor, and those who wished to talk really liked that they could have a conversation in the reception room without shouting.
The food was excellent. Lessings does an outstanding job. Everything we had was hot, delicious and nicely presented. Cocktail hour was great in variety, quality and quantity, as is expected for a Long Island wedding. Dinner was great and well paced. (We chose the pesto shrimp with lobster risotto, duck, and chateaubriand, with butternut squash ravioli for the appetizer)
The wedding cake from Black Forest Bakery in Lindenhurst was also great. We had alternating layers – one with chocolate cake and cannoli/black cherry filling, and yellow cake with cappuccino mousse filling. Both awesome. We also had a small groom’s cake with chocolate cake and raspberry fruit & mousse filling – also excellent.
Our wedding was at the end of November, and I was initially concerned that the pictures wouldn’t be as pretty because the flowers, lawn, etc would be gone/brown. I am thrilled with the way the pictures turned out. Although it was a little chilly, we braved the cold and took most of our pictures outside. The bare trees framing the water, the yellow leaves on the ground, and the gray skies all looked fantastic. There are equally lovely places inside for photos as well.
Much of the credit for this review and the smoothness of the day must go to John Schlenke , the maître d’ (with shout-outs to the ladies in the Lessings office – Faith and Evelyn). John is a professional on every level, and went out of his way to make sure that everything was as perfect as possible for our wedding day. He was patient with all requests, prompt with answers to all emails, and thoughtful in the helpful suggestions that he made. From the moment we arrived after the church on our wedding day, John came out to greet us at the car like we were coming “home”. It made us feel great and was a fun way to start the day. He paced the whole day perfectly, everything flowed, and fortunately, there was nothing about the day that went wrong or that I would have changed. John treats Coindre Hall with the same respect and care that you would treat your own home, and this goes a long way in explaining why Coindre Hall is a classy venue for an elegant and fun Long Island Wedding.
Member Since: 7/21/2012
The most elegant and perfect place for any wedding! Not your typical wedding factory. You are the only wedding for the entire day so it is all about you! The room layout worked perfectly and flowed beautifully. The wedding coordinator there was fabulous and handled everything we needed and more! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cool, vintage, unique and elegant wedding location.
Member Since: 9/6/2011
The entire staff at Coindre Hall and the Lessing's Group were wonderful to work with! We were planning our wedding from California and they responded quickly to phone calls and emails and were very flexible with appointment times when we were in town. John exceeded our expectations for a maitre d! We were running slightly behind schedule and John was a great help in keeping the group focused and back on track.
Having grown up on Long Island, we were looking for a unique venue that my husband and I had not been to before. In addition to that, it was very important to us that we were the only event going on at the venue that day. Not only did Coindre Hall meet all of those requirements, Coindre Hall was the final piece of the puzzle in completing our fairy tale wedding! We had our first look in the courtyard, our ceremony outside on the front lawn and we even got to take personal photos on the back lawn with the harbor in the background!
And the best part about using the Lessing Group is not only do they have spectacular venues, the food is equally outstanding! They were flexible with our menu selections and even got sea bass for the groom (which was not on the menu)! Our package came with a wedding cake and after visiting with the bakery, we decided we didn't want to use them. John was very accommodating in letting us bring in a cake from a different bakery.
No matter what we write in this review, it will never be sufficient in explaining how exceptionally satisfied we were with Coindre Hall. THANK YOU!
The Chateau Coindre Hall
The newly renovated Chateau Coindre Hall provides a truly unique setting for your special occasion. Overlooking Huntington Harbor, with expansive grounds on site, and beaches in walking distance, the photo opportunities are endless. This is truly an ideal destination for weddings.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site