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Chateau Briand Caterers in Carle Place, New York, is Long Island's premier wedding destination. The award-winning catering and event hall is owned by hospitality experts Scotto Brothers, who also operate the popular New York venues The Inn at Fox Hollow and The Somerley. Chateau Briand Caterers boasts more than 16,000 square feet of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The Leonardo Da Vinci Banquet Hall. This banquet hall is a newly renovated grand ballroom that can fit up to 400 guests. Designed with romance in mind, it features Swarovski crystal chandeliers, a marble fireplace, Brazilian Cherrywood dance floor and multicolored LED lighting. The hall overlooks the magnificent garden oasis and has a state-of-the-art audio-visual system and a private bridal suite.
The Saturnia Ballroom. Slightly smaller than the Leonardo Da Vinci banquet hall, the Saturnia ballroom accommodates 175 guests. Candlelight accents and hardwood flooring give the Saturnia an intimate feeling, but it still has the modern amenities of LED lighting, an audio-visual system and private bridal suite.
The Normandy Ballroom. The Normandy ballroom can fit 240 guests comfortably and has two built-in, full-service bars. Fabric ceilings, a hardwood dance floor and ambience lighting provide a luxurious backdrop for wedding photos. It is fully modernized with an audio-visual system and private bridal suite.
Outdoor Garden Oasis. This outdoor area at Chateau Briand Caterers is ideal for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours. Rarities in Long Island, the Outdoor Garden Oasis features palm trees, a waterfall, cabanas and fire pits, all surrounded by exquisitely maintained gardens. Ambience lighting and soothing music will set a relaxed mood for a normally hectic day. A pavilion highlights the space with private seating and fireplaces of its own.
What You Should Know
In addition to the extensive indoor and outdoor areas, Chateau Briand Caterers also has a lobby with two fireplaces and a baby grand piano, a photo studio for perfect wedding pictures and an outdoor gazebo with television screens to capture and replay every majestic moment. Along with an impressive and spectacular venue, Chateau Briand Caterers provides impeccable service. The company has won numerous awards for its wedding services in 2016.
Chateau Briand Caterers offers wedding and event planners to help with every detail of the process from the time the invitations are sent out to the time the tables are cleaned off. Although there are no overnight rooms provided by Chateau Briand Caterers, the facility is conveniently located next to the Holiday Inn Westbury-Long Island with over 150 hotel rooms. The food prepared by Chateau Briand Caterers has received numerous accolades from The American Culinary Federation and the New York Guild of Chefs. Custom menus and dining packages are available and silverware, fine China and fresh linens are provided, as well.
Chateau Briand Caterers go above and beyond to make the bride and groom happy, including:
- A Maitre d', floor captain and servers for the special day
- White glove service
- Partnerships with top-tier wedding vendors
- Virtual tours of the event space on the company's website
From the Vendor
Chateau Briand Caterers
Chateau Briand brings Manhattan glamour and South Beach style to Long Island making this one of the most unique settings for your wedding. Imagine your wedding set in a location convenient to your guests yet with the feel of a remote destination. There Is Nothing Like It...Anywhere
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Thank you Chateau!Reviewed on 8/29/2013 Melissa M
Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine a support system so strong, professional and caring. From the moment we were greeted by Jackie' s warm and caring smile to the day we walked down the aisle in the beautiful garden oasis, we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves while all of the craziness was in the very capable hands of the Chateau staff! We did have one hiccup directly with the outside baker, where we were notified 2 days before the wedding that we were unable to use the decorating supplies we dropped off 3 wks prior. They were able to come-through and provide an alternative. (note: cake was not a priority for either of us). Domenico and Tom are our heros we can't thank you enough for all of your help and hard work! The food and presentation were spectacular, the service impecable! Thank you for an amazing event~ we are eternally grateful!
Excellent!Reviewed on 7/16/2013 Alexis b
The Chateau made our day incredible! From day 1 they were helpful and extremely accomodating. I'm gluten free, as well as other guests of mine, and they made sure we were taken care at no additional fee. They even helepd me pull off a surprise for my husband! The bridal attendants were fantastic and were at my side all day. Everything was taken of and flawless. Perfect service and worth every penny.
CatererReviewed on 4/30/2013 Colleen M
I had a great experience with all involved for my wedding reception
Yes yes yes!!!! We loved Chateau Briand for our wedding. The staff was amazing and made us feel like celebrities on our special day. I felt so stress free as our maître d' took care of everything. I would definitely reccomend this venue for any special occasion. Oh, and the food was THE BEST!!!!!
Susan is fantastic. The venue is gorgeous. The pricing is extremely fair for everything they offer. I can't wait to marry the love of my life in November
Where do I begin with chateau briand? They have exceeded my expectations in every way possible. From the start to the end of this beautiful affair, I could not have imagined a better place to get married. Upon our first visit to Chateau with Susan, we had already visited close to 15 other venues and we were disappointed with each. Either the price was too high, the offerings were skimpy, or the decor was tacky. As soon as we entered Chateau Briand, it felt clean, magical, modern, and beautiful. The sheer amount of possibilities with the food was astonishing. The most important thing to my then fiancé was the food. The decor was sparkly! No drab curtains or carpeting here. It's all tile, wood, and windows!!! We booked the venue right away and they even threw in the martini bar for us. Just amazing. We had our tasting with 5 people and they told us that if we didn't like it we'd get all our money back from our deposit! Not a chance. It was so yummy and the service was on point. As the wedding day approached, I had so many questions. They were always ready on the other end of the phone to answer me and fill my mind with ease. I knew I was bringing in a lot of things for my reception including but not limited to favors, candles, manzanita centerpieces, escort card frames, more frames, a monogram, rose petals.... the list goes on and on. They assured me I could bring everything in beforehand to be set up for me. After slaving away at my centerpieces I was wondering how I was going to have them set up for me (they were close to 3 feet tall!) they allowed me to bring the centerpieces in 3 days before my event and I was able to set up the tables exactly how I wanted!!! This was the best gift I could have ever received. The day of they allowed my fiancé and I to come in and take our first look pictures together at chateau briand even though the reception was 6 hours later. What a wonderful gesture. They didn't have to let us do that but they did. The hall was decorated for the holidays with gold and white and it could not have been more elegant. As my guests arrived, they were greeted with pastries, coffee, and the sound of a baby grand piano being played right in the lobby. The food that night was amazing. My guests continue to rave about it. My friends and family could not believe that the cocktail hour was not the dinner! That's how much food there was! My two bridal attendants Judith and Virginia were awesome. Running back and forth tending to our every need. They even helped me coordinate our surprise dance. It was just awesome. Brett, our maitre D was just the best. He managed my huge 250 person party with such class and energy. We were all incredibly impressed. Thank you Chateau Briand for everything you did for us. Thank you Angel, and Alison for helping us prepare for the day. All of our waiters were phenomenal. One told my Dad what a fun party it was and it made him real happy! When you spend so much time and pour all your love, money, and energy into your wedding, you want it to be magical! They did not miss a single beat. Thank you Chateau Briand for giving us the best day of our lives!
This place was absolutely beautiful and made my special day even more special! The food was absolutely amazing and the room was exquisite! We had a beautiful day and experience!
Choosing Chateau Briand to have our wedding was by far the best decision we could've made! Brett was the BEST MD! Any little request of ours was taken care of. We wouldn't trust the most important night of our lives to anyone but him. (I was having a lot of anxiety planning every single small detail throughout the engagement, and I didn't trust anyone to help me along the way because of course, if you want something done right, you do it yourself). But when I met Brett, I knew I was in good hands. At the end of the night, my husband and I reflected, and we both said there was not one thing we would change. There was not one point in the night where I questioned why or when something was happening. All of our hard work and planning paid off! Our bridal attendants Carolina and Alicia were awesome too! It was like they read our minds. Anything we needed was taken care of for us, without even asking! I was never looking for my bridal attendants. Victoria, Alison, and everyone else at Chateau Briand was so helpful along the way. Thank you Chateau Briand for making our picture perfect wedding night!
After 6 months of searching, the second I walked into the Chateau I instantly knew it was the place for me. The venue is absolutely scenic and stunning. I could not have asked for a more beautiful place to hold my ceremony and reception. My guests were not only overwhelmed by how gorgeous the venue was but were blown away by every aspect of the party and all of the delicious food. However, the real reason why I am giving Chateau 5 stars is because of the people. I only had a handful of vendors who treated me the same way after I signed my contract as before, and I am very happy to say that Chateau was one of them. Brett, Bruce, and the whole team were extremely accommodating and responsive to every single call, email, and crazy request that I had. They never once made me feel like I was inconveniencing them, and treated me like gold throughout the whole process. The folks at the Chateau truly became a support system for me and helped me handle every hiccup as it came. I can honestly say that I got to have the wedding I always dreamed of - and a very large part of that was because of Chateau Briand.
At first sight I fell in love with the decor and attentive staff at Chateau Briand. In my opinion it was intimate enough for 125 guests. The process was seamless, just perfectly sweet for us! It was indeed the place my husband and I should get married. The reason we give Chateau Briand 4 stars is for two reasons. First off, we had the option to use the TVs in the room to display a slideshow so I provided two thumbdrives with our slideshow. I did ask to try it when I dropped off my supplies however there was unable to due to the fact that there was an event going on. I was told via phone that the slideshow was functioning just fine. Upon arrival I am asked during which time would I like to play the slideshow then suddenly after the ceremony the thumbdrive is not working. This would not have bothered me if it weren't for a few smaller issues that already were going on. However this sweet touch was a big disappointment and was missing from our special day. Secondly when we meet with Thomas, the manager I specifically asked will there be other events going on simultaneously because we were looking for this in particular. I was assured that if there were to be an event it would be early afternoon but not at the same time so no one would necessarily cross paths. There was an event going on before and after our wedding. We were apparently right in the middle of the other two. This caused us not to be able to go take pictures in parts of the venue so we only took picture in the suite. As I mentioned before I loved the decor! We did step out right before the end of the reception to take a few more pictures but this all made it feel rushed. Besides what has been mentioned Chateau Briand was the right choice for my husband and I. Our attendants Mina and Mimi went above and beyond. They were very attentive and helpful to us. The staff was exceptional. The food was delicious. We would recommend Chateau Briand to everyone who wishes to celebrate their special day.
Chris and I got married last Monday, September 5th, 2016. Chateau Briand was amazing, breathtaking and beautiful.The staff was so amazing and paid attention to every detail. We can't say enough about this special place! We would choose this venue over and over again!!!!!!!! So many beautiful areas to take pictures. The hotel Holiday Inn next door is so convenient for the bride and groom as well as for our guests who are coming from far away! The only inconvenience was our main entrance something went wrong with the underground elevator in Normandy room, which got stuck and we couldn't do it, which took away an awesome entrance we had plan but after that it was an amazing night that Chris and I will never forget. We will definitely recommend this place!!
Venue was brilliant, staff went above and beyond to help with our every needs. We were disappointed that we couldn't use the outside area for our cocktail hour due to the weather but nothing the venue could do to change that!
My husband, Enrico, and I highly recommend having an event at Chateau Briand. To the entire staff at Chateau Briand, thank you for making our wedding on July 23rd perfect and the best night of our lives! Bruce, our banquet manager, was a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond to help make sure we had an amazing reception. The outdoor gardens and the Leonardo da Vinci room were absolutely stunning. The staff, especially Franklin, Maria, Blessing, and Maria could not have done enough for us. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great night and that everyone had a great time. Chateau Briand was the perfect choice for our wedding reception, a night we will remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you for all that you did for us!
Everyone has different priorities for their wedding, but if your needs match ours, you cannot do better in Nassau then Chateau Briand. We got married here in November 2015 and it was the perfect combination of elegance, amenities, and affordability. The Holiday Inn next door (and free bridal suite night) was a big plus for out of town guests and the LIRR stops nearby which was perfect for city guests. Our reception was in the newly renovated Saturnia, which is gorgeous (highly recommend the purple lighting) and perfect for our wedding of 105 people. We liked that the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all in different rooms so our guests had different experiences without the hassle of traveling. If it had been a little warmer, we could have had our ceremony in the outdoor area which is very nice, although not quite as picturesque as other venues (if that’s a priority for you). The indoor spaces are really the winners here...you have access to two spacious and comfortable bridal suites and your guests get a fireplace and drinks and snacks in the lobby before your ceremony. The entire staff was professional, pleasant, helpful and can roll with your punches and solve your problems. They moved us along when needed, but were flexible and courteous at all times. The food was plentiful, delicious, and varied. We did not see another place where your guests get a choice of about 10 options for dinner! We saw other venues where you cherry-pick your options, but we loved that CB is all inclusive, including your wedding cake and open bar. However, we still had enough flexibility to personalize our day, like bringing in our own centerpieces and our favorite wine. Our guests loved that there were enough bartenders so they never had to wait in line. I got many compliments that guests loved the food and that the interior of the venue was much more beautiful than they expected from the outside. Highly recommended!!
My husband and I chose the Chateau Briand after only seeing three places. We knew right away this was the place we wanted to have our wedding. Before the wedding we asked to have a tasting to ensure we were ok with the food, which was no problem. We asked for an addition to our cocktail hour and they were accommodating without charge. The day of our wedding went without any problems. Everything looked stunning. Carolina and Alicia were the bridal attendants and they were there every time I needed them before I even noticed. For example, My bustle came out while dancing and I asked my sisters to fix it, one of the girls was there with a pin ready to solve the problem. My attendants were so amazing I felt extremely comfortable with them. Franklin was our Maitre D, He was so calm and patient, which helped to keep us all in the same space. I asked for my ice sculpture to be taken into my reception room and he made sure it was done. At the end of the night they packed up my extra food, all of my belongings and helped us to our hotel room. In addition, one of the bartenders was making sure my guests were all taken care of. I heard that he had drinks ready for people without them having to ask. Since our wedding, we received so many compliments on the food, how much there was and how good it tasted. Everyone thought all of our rooms were beautiful. We had our ceremony in the garden, our cocktail hour in Saturno and reception in the Leonardo DaVinci room. The day went by so fast, but it was all I ever dreamed of. I hope someone else I know has their wedding here, so that I can get a chance to go again.
Chateau Briand turned my wedding dream in to a reality. My husband and I were so happy with everything!!! From start to end, the wedding went smoothly and looked beautiful. Brett was great and really made sure our wants and needs were being met along with Virgina, one of the bridal attendant's. Everyone had the best time ever and obsessed with the look of the venue and food! I highly recommend using Chateau Briand as your wedding venue.
Chateau Briand A+++++ Maria was our maitre d' for the evening. Wow, let me tell you I knew from the minute she staring speaking I would love her. And I wasn't wrong. Maria greeted us with our 2 bridal attendants, Virginia and Veronica, and a slew of people to gather the last minute stuff, that was not ready the day of drop-off. Maria was fantastic, calming me down, as we were late getting to venue. She walked me to the Bridal Suite with my Bride where I met the bridal attendants. Maria was also visible and accessible for anything the bride needed. Coming over many, many times making sure bride and groom also were happy, and if they needed anything she got it done. Virginia the bridal attendant was so fantastic, she stuck with the bride and making sure we had everything we needed. She radio when we lost some of the bridal party which tended to wander between the Bridal Room and the Photo suite. The brides clasp on the back of her wedding gown popped off, she was wearing a low back, Virginia whipped out her needle and thread and sewed it back on, what a lifesaver as her dress was low back, and that clasp keep everything in place! Virginia was visible all night long, asking the bride and groom if there was anything they needed and if they did, she did it ASAP. She also came to me all night long asking the same thing. There was a few times, I needed to locate someone, and she got it done. When the night was over, she was such a lifesaver, I gave her a hug and kiss to thank her. If you are considering a wedding at the Chateau Briand don't hesitate, they were super great from the bartenders, to the servers to the Maitre D to the Bridal attendants. My guest loved the food, The steak and scrimp was great and the Duck (I was told) was fantastic. The dessert they offer (besides the cake) was a ice cream with nuts on the outside and throughout was yummy.
Dear Chateu Briand, January 30th, 2016 was the most important day in our lives. After months of planning The Day had come, and we were ready to celebrate our 'Happily Ever After'. As we all know nothing is ever exactly the way we plan it, so of course there have been some 'hick-ups'. However the whole team at Chateu made sure that, this day was magical. We were blown away and our guests are still talking about our wedding! They are complimenting the beautiful venue, delicious food, professional service and amazing time that they had! Our Special Thank You goes to Thomas Peter Chiasson for dealing with the bride;) Brett Belferder, your professionalism and positive energy made us feel comfortable and at ease. Thank You for keeping us hydrated:). And my wonderful bridal attendants Virginia and Mirna, big Thank You for being there for me and making sure that I am feeling good. You did an amazing job! Once again Thank You for everything! We couldn't choose better place to have our wedding! Natalia and Michael Przybek
Made our day just amazing and special so much that all of our guests and even ourselves can't stop talking about how great everything turned out.
Chateau Briand truly made our dreams come true! Their attention to every single detail is remarkable! They truly made my husband and I feel like a king and queen! The guests loved the food and beautiful venue! Our wedding was more than we could of ever wanted and that was largely in part to Chateau Briand and all of their hard working staff!
Dino and I would like to thank Chateau Briand for going above and beyond for making our night memorable! My husband and I had our wedding reception at Chateau Briand on 5/15/16 in the Leonardo Da Vinci room. Our overall experience with Chateau Briand from beginning to end was great! Our wedding was two weeks ago and people are still talking about how good the food was, how good the service was and how beautiful the room was. We had Brett as our Maitre'D, and Virginia and Judith as our bridal attendants. They were all amazing and so much fun to work with! When my husband and I first met Brett at our drop off appt days before the wedding, we couldn't stop talking about how much we liked him and how happy we were that he was going to be our Maitre'D. The moment we met Virginia and Judith, we knew we were not going to be disappointed. They were both so attentive with everything and had great personalities. My husband and I were so relaxed and enjoyed every minute of our wedding because of Brett, Virginia and Judith! I highly recommend the 3 of them! Chateau Briand brides, you will NOT be disappointed!
Everyone says this but we can DEFINITELY say this because of Chateau - our wedding was the best wedding, EVER! We cannot thank Chateau enough for the amazing time we had and the exceptional service. We got married last weekend, 5/14/16 in the Leo D room upstairs. AMAZING! Food - AMAZINGGG. Service - amazing. You get SO much for your $$$. Something goes wrong or you don't like it? THEY FIX IT IMMEDIATELY. And on top of that - our Maitre'D Brett and Bridal Attendants Maribel and Elena - you three are the PERFECT team! I have never felt so at ease about something but once we met Brett - we knew we needed him to be our Maitre'd. You get married here, you MUST request him! I'm OCD about everything and he literally took care of everything and let me relax. My husband and I will forever be in debt to him for such exceptional and amazing service. AND he's the nicest person on the planet! And the gals, Maribel and Elena - thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing what you do. It's like you knew we were going to turn around and ask for something and you were right there. These two were phenomenal - you must request them too. To the rest of the staff, thank you for making our day unforgettable. Jess + Landon.
I was attracted to this place before I even became engaged by the outside decor alone. From the moment I first laid eyes on this venue I knew that I wanted my wedding to be there. Thank God my fiance at the time felt the same way. From the beginning of the process until the very end Chateau Briand Caterers were nothing short of amazing. Many people ask me how we were able to remain so sane and stress-free during the process and this venue played a major part in the reason. Bruce was our banquet manager and he took take of us from day one. Angel helped us out the week of by taking detailed notes of everything that we brought to the venue (favors, guest sign-in book, table numbers, etc.) in order to make sure that they were placed in the right position the day of. The day of the wedding went off without a hitch; our maitre'd Brett was awesome; he was with me from the very beginning and made sure that everything went as planned. The bridal attendants Maribel and Carolina were so attentive!! And the food??? The food was amazing! Where else do you know of that gives the guests 10 entrées to choose from? Seriously, this place is a GREAT choice and I cannot emphasis the "great" enough; it cannot disappoint! I thank everyone who was a part of our day; we will never forget it.
On Valentine's Day, I proposed to my girlfriend of 4 years. We decided one Saturday afternoon, just a few weeks after our engagement, to drive around and glance at some wedding venues close to our home. We hadn't made any appointments anywhere, but would see if some people could squeeze us in, or see if we could schedule something for the next week or so. We drove up to Chateau Briand, because we had heard good things about it, and we walked into the lobby. There was a receptionist sitting there. She looked at us and yelled across the lobby, "Can I help you?" We said to her, "Hi, we don't have an appointment, we just wanted to see what it looked-" and she cut us off before we could finish, saying "You can't just come and look! You have to have an appointment. You can't just come and look!" So we said, "...okay. We wanted to make an appointment for a tour." She immediately had an attitude for no reason. She looked at me and my fiancee, and we are two girls mind you, and she looks at us and says "So what's this for? Like an event?" And we both say, "A wedding." And she says, "For which one of you?" And we say, "It's for both of us. We're getting married." And this receptionist has the nerve to say, "OH. Oh. oh. Okay." And then she smirked at us in the most rude way we have even been treated. Chateau Briand, you should fire this incompetent girl, because she just cost you 15k+ dollars. We walked outside, crumpled up the business card she gave us and threw it in the parking lot. We will never recommend Chateau Briand to anyone. What a horrible experience. Take your business elsewhere. Every other venue has been nothing but wonderful to us.
From the very beginig everything was perfect. The food, the service,the planning. I could not ask for anything better.