You'll Love These 13 Small Wedding Venues on Long Island, New York

There's something on Long Island for every couple.
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Photo: Danfords Hotel, Marina, and Spa in Port Jefferson, New York
Katelyn Chef
by Katelyn Chef
Updated Jun 29, 2023

Are you hosting a wedding with a limited guest list of only your closest loved ones? Use our roundup of small wedding venues in Long Island, NY, to help plan your intimate affair. Couples planning on getting married in New York don't have to opt for a large wedding. While New York City is a big town with grand events, there are plenty of smaller New York wedding venue options. And for couples who want to escape the city, in fact, there are plenty of beautiful yet smaller wedding venues located on Long Island, NY. Planning your small-scale wedding for a guest list of fewer than 50 can take as much preparation as bigger-scale weddings. However, we have down some of the leg work for you, rounding up 13 Long Island venues for small weddings in New York.

Why choose Long Island for your small wedding? The famous Long Island Iced Tea aside, Long Island offers plenty of outdoor (and indoor) small, intimate wedding venues that highlight the island's 124 miles of coastal charm. When searching for small intimate wedding venues on Long Island, you'll want to seek out properties that have a wow factor. Whether that smaller Long Island wedding venue has sweeping Atlantic Ocean views, a unique concept, locally sourced seafood on the menu, or a photo-ready aesthetic, these are all qualities to look for while searching for a place to host your small wedding.

Of course, there are destinations across the nation that offer the chance to pull off an intimate wedding. However, many cannot compete with the nautical beauty of a Montauk sunset, famous Long Island bagels, or the opportunity for freshly shucked Long Island oysters to be present on the New York rehearsal dinner menu. Here's the ultimate guide to finding the best small Long Island wedding venues.

The Loft by Bridgeview in Island Park, New York

The Loft by Bridgeview in Island Park, New York, wedding venue
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The Loft by Bridgeview is ideal for couples seeking a unique small Long Island wedding venue on Long Island by the water. The Loft has antiqued charm offering guests a chance to live your magical night after a waterfront ceremony to have cocktails in the venue's courtyard. Following cocktails in the courtyard, the small reception, up to 200 guests, folks can eat and dine in a loft with reclaimed barn wood, beautiful wood beams, waterfront views, exposed brick, and ambient lighting featuring crystal chandeliers. The combination of The Loft's ability to host an intimate cocktail hour illuminated by soft lighting, and flowing fountains, while wrapped in the views and sounds of the sea make this rustic yet modern venue an ideal contender for your small Long Island wedding.

Ravel Hotel in Long Island City, New York

Ravel Hotel in Long Island City, New York, wedding venue
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For couples seeking an indoor/outdoor small Long Island wedding venue that can accommodate a small guest list, the Ravel Hotel is a venue to consider. We know this is *technically* in Queens, but it's part of the broader Long Island area and totally worth considering. When planning your small Long Island wedding, the luxurious (and urban feeling) Ravel Hotel has 10 floors (and a rooftop with sweeping Manhattan views) to accommodate your desired event.

The Ravel Hotel can accommodate up to 350 guests. What makes this Long Island venue so swoon-worthy is the fact that it can accommodate hosting your intimate reception, cocktail hour, or rehearsal dinner. When planning your New York wedding, The Ravel Hotel hosts a number of entertaining options. The Grand Ballroom is outfitted to host up to 350 guests, perfect for a reception dinner. The venue's Foyer is equipped to hold 250 standing guests entertained by floor-to-ceiling windows featuring views of the city. However, the Ravel Rooftop is the real gem as it can accommodate 400 standing guests (or fewer) to celebrate you and the breathtaking city skyline.

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The Beach Club Estate in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

The Beach Club Estate in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, wedding venue
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For to-be-weds that have that coastal connection with water, consider hosting your intimate Long Island wedding at the lovely Beach Club Estate. This coastal estate is perfect for saying your vows as the water twinkles in the distance. The venue holds up to 150 guests, perfect for a small outdoor Long Island wedding. To-be-weds can either have their special day outdoors, married on the front lawn encompassed by chairs overlooking the water. Or the couple can opt for the event to be held in the grand ballroom. The grand ballroom is accentuated by a glowing fireplace as well as views that overlook the lake.

Smithtown Landing Country Club in Smithtown, New York

Smithtown Landing Country Club in Smithtown, New York, wedding venue
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For to-be-weds, seeking a Long Island wedding venue for their intimate reception, the Smithtown Landing Country Club offers scenic views (accentuated by the water) year-round. Smithtown Landing Country Club is encompassed by a beautiful golf course that overlooks the Nissequogue River.

This unique small Long Island wedding venue can accommodate up to 200 guests. Your special day will be accessorized by the venue's acres of land with a variety of places to say your vows and dine with guests. Whether you are seeking an indoor or outdoor Long Island wedding venue, the Club's Merrywood Cottage, the Riverview Room, and Nissequogue House with a recently updated terrace can accommodate your wedding wishes.

The Old Field Club in East Setauket, New York

wedding venue The Old Field Club in East Setauket, New York
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For couples seeking a seaside intimate wedding venue, The Old Field Club, nestled in East Setauket, New York, offers a beautiful setting to say "I do." This iconic Long Island venue was founded by the Melville family in 1929 and today offers guests the opportunity to celebrate both private members and public celebrations.

There are plenty of indoor or outdoor accommodations to host your small wedding or rehearsal dinner party as it can accommodate up to 200 guests. Whether you opt for space in the destination's luxury club or take your vows by the waterfront pavilion, this picture-perfect Long Island wedding venue is a must to consider.

Mansion at West Sayville in West Sayville, New York

Wedding venue Mansion at West Sayville in West Sayville, New York
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For the couple seeking to outfit their intimate Long Island Wedding with beautiful views of Great South Bay, consider the Mansion at West Sayville. Originally, the Mansion was built in 1909, and since then has been renovated into an illustrious milestone venue that can hold up to 200 guests (but works very well for tiny, intimate weddings).

The Mansion offers plenty of backdrops for your small Long Island wedding; glass-enclosed brick patio, docks, a separate reception room, and a beautiful get-ready room. Not only can the Mansion be your venue, but the staff also has services in place to plan your wedding menu, rentals, music, bartending, and more.

Sunset Harbor in East Patchogue, New York

Wedding venue Sunset Harbor in East Patchogue, New York
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An elegant waterfront property situated in East Patchogue, NY, consider Sunset Harbor when planning your small Long Island wedding. While the property can accommodate 250 guests, you can opt for an intimate ceremony on the docks followed by a private reception inside the Harbor Room banquet hall.

This Long Island wedding venue offers a beautiful water backdrop for all of your wedding pictures as well as a variety of wedding packages to accommodate your guest lists, budget, and preferences. Truly, at this small wedding venue guests can toast both you and the coast.

The Hampton Maid Hampton Bays, New York

Wedding venue The Hampton Maid in Hampton Bays, New York
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Looking to walk down the aisle as you walk down the aisle? For couples seeking an intimate, coastal, and picturesque small Long Island wedding venue, consider The Hampton Maid, in East Montauk. The venue accommodates up to 100 guests, perfect for your modest-in-size wedding wishes. Here guests will enjoy bountifully green gardens overlooking the beautiful Shinnecock Bay. Since it's a small wedding you're seeking, The Hampton Maid welcomes guests to stay overnight and enjoy the venue's famous country-style breakfast before celebrating the big day.

Sea Cliff Manor in Sea Cliff, New York

Wedding venue Sea Cliff Manor in Sea Cliff, New York
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Originating in 1989, Sea Cliff Manor is a historic Long Island wedding venue that offers couples modern-day amenities with a classic coastal charm that can accommodate up to 250 guests (though the property's event spaces can be transformed for intimate groups as well). The off-white seaside manor sparkles with a variety of charms and musings for brides and grooms to choose from. Whether you opt for cocktails in the Verdana or vows with views of the Long Island Sound, you'll be in good company.

Speaking of good company, planning your intimate Long Island wedding at the Sea Cliff Manor comes with the assistance of Ian Dinnall, who has been the director of weddings for over 8 years with over 16 years of wedding planning experience. Allow Old-World charm and a coastal-natural setting to inspire your Long Island nuptials here at Sea Cliff Manor.

RGNY in Riverhead, New York

Wedding venue RGNY in Riverhead, New York
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Seeking a Long Island wedding venue to hold your small-scale gathering but still be the toast of the season? Look no further than Long Island's wine country, RGNY, a venue nestled in the quaint area of North Folk of Long Island.

Charming and rustic, this venue holds up to 200 guests (but is just as welcoming to small guest lists). The space allows wine country to be the other main character in the wedding day photos. The charming-yet-rustic barn illuminated by string lights is ideal for receptions as outdoor places on the property outfitted with vining grapes make for an ideal ceremony spot.

The Bailey Arboretum in Lattingtown, New York

Wedding venue The Bailey Arboretum in Lattingtown, New York
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What do love, Long Island, and a small wedding venue all have in common? The Bailey Arboretum, in Lattingtown, NY for starters. Weds-to-be opting for a small venue, look to The Bailey Arboretum, accommodating up to 50 of your closest friends and family members.

A lovely trait of this venue is that it sits on 42 acres of land with an 18th-century farmhouse, perfect for couples who are in love with the farmhouse aesthetic. In fact, this Long Island wedding venue offers a neocolonial home feeling to your wedding setting. The property offers covered outdoor space for ceremonies and receptions.

Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, New York

Wedding venue Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, New York
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Beautifully nestled in the North Fork, right in the midst of Long Island's wine country, sits this small wedding venue, welcoming wedding parties up to 150. Hallock Museum Farm is another great wedding venue choice for couples who love the look of rural outdoors, paired with a farmhouse setting. The North Fork Barn on the property holds 85 guests which is set on 500 acres of land. Truly, this location is picture-perfect as the venue has an array of photo stations including vintage trucks, old-timey gas station and historic buildings.

Danfords Hotel, Marina, and Spa in Port Jefferson, New York

Wedding venue Danfords Hotel, Marina, and Spa in Port Jefferson, New York
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Couples get ready to say 'ahoy!' to your new-found small wedding venue option in Port Jefferson—Danfords Hotel, Marina, and Spa. This venue can hold up to 150 guests and in is a former pick for The Knot Best of Weddings.

Truly, this is an iconic nautical wedding venue as it offers class and charm with the option to celebrate in the property's ballroom, waterfront, beach, hotel, and park options. The fact that this venue has an on-site spa is perfect for spoiling your bridesmaids and for the bride herself. Before or after the big day, a stop at the property's grill, Ferryman's Grille is a must on the wedding bucket list.

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