The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Hotel Indigo East End is the wedding venue 'at the crossroads of the North Fork and the Hamptons' that ensures brides and grooms the utmost in luxury. In Riverhead, New York, this wedding space promises a sleek cosmopolitan atmosphere and extra amenities, like a bridal suite and hospitality areas for the day of the event. The Hotel Indigo East End also offers guest accommodations for an exclusive all-in-one package convenient for your out-of-town visitors.
The Ballroom grandly envelopes 200 wedding guests. Its elegance complements a wedding ceremony and your reception with chic style.
Poolscape. Marry outdoors in the luxurious space that features beautiful landscaping, a gazebo and a beautiful gated pool. An ideal place for your wedding reception too, the Poolscape patio area has lounging areas near its fireplaces. Tenting is available in the event of inclement weather.
Bistro 72. This restaurant and bar epitomizes East End flavor and showcases local cuisine and alcoholic beverages. If your guests arrive early or stay beyond your wedding weekend, Bistro 72 offers live music four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday and provides poolside or fireside service if dining out-of-doors. This private, intimate dining area is ideal for your rehearsal dinner or brunch for your guests the next morning. Bistro 72 is available to cater your event too and you can choose from a large variety of detailed menu offerings.
What You Should Know
The Hotel Indigo East End hosts only one wedding at a time so your event will not only be special, but private too. The staff takes pains to make sure your entire wedding weekend will flow swimmingly and the wedding itself is specialized to your desires. Another offering for each wedding package includes transportation planning.
The East End on New York’s Long Island has over 50 vineyards, which makes it an ideal backdrop for your wedding. As Bistro 72 highlights local wine, beer and spirits, Hotel Indigo has selected the finest brewers and winemakers’ establishments for its patrons to visit. The Hotel Indigo East End will customize tours according to what you and your guests are seeking, like an all craft-beer tour or only an award-winning wineries tour. The hotel includes transportation to and from these locations, so you can be sure that not only the wedding will be well-organized and lovely, but that all of your guests will be fully and safely entertained all weekend.
The bride and groom can also arrange an after-party at the hotel. This will ensure quality time is spent with all of your guests.
Overnight accommodations include:
- Fashionably designed rooms
- Keurig coffee
- Spa-styled bathrooms
- All-hours fitness center
- Access to spa services
Hotel Indigo East End event planners promise to spoil the wedding party and its guests. They offer:
- On-site spa treatments
- Hotel offers scheduled outings to the shore
From the Vendor
Your Something New Is Something Blue
Experience all the romance and beauty that can be found on Long Island's famous East End, while offering your guests an experience that they won't forget. Select Hotel Indigo for a boutique private environment that hosts only one wedding at a time - yours.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Hotel Rooms for my GuestsReviewed on 11/20/2013 Kelly
We used the hotel for our guests and us! We also went to the Bistro 72 for Dinner the night before and for breakfast both mornings. The rooms are wonderful and food amazing! I love that the rooms have rugs and wood floor - it's like being home!
Hidden GemReviewed on 10/30/2012 Alexis G
This hotel is hidden gem and is such a perfect modern themed hotel that meets all your expectations and more! Our venue was outside at the gazebo and we were able to bring our decorations. My coordinator at the hotel was amazing and so helpful! You still get to have the "Long Island" wedding with out breaking the bank.
A family member was married near the Riverhead Hotel Indigo, and she reserved a large block of rooms for family well in advance of her wedding date. They nonetheless did not have our room available as promised where the hotel was checking other guests in, but our room was not available. We needed to dress ourselves and our children for the wedding, but had to scramble to find a place to do this. We then missed the shuttle bus by a matter of minutes, and were told that the next bus was in an hour. We needed to entertain young children for an hour with no room. They finally found a room that smelled like sickly sweet disinfectant covering the smell of mildew. After much back and forth, the front desk staff found another room and a ride to the wedding, accompanied by a lot of whispering and sour faces. The driver was pleasant, but we later found out that he took a much longer route that doubled the time to the venue. The children were hungry and very disappointed when it took 40 minutes to arrive at the wedding. All this aggravation for the bargain price of $300 a night. We later found out that the parents of the bride, who reserved their suite one year in advance of the wedding, were told that the suite was not available, but that they could have another for a few hundred dollars more per night. While the hotel is very clean and nicely decorated, the customer service is terrible. A wonderful family event was tainted by something we would all like to forget. What a shame. Could have been a great weekend all around except for the poor service.
Not Great for Rehearsal DinnersReviewed on 7/31/2015 Jeanine A
First - I'd like to make it clear that all the people in my party are kind, appreciative people who don't complain much. We appreciate good service when we see it. Here, we did not see it. Their restaurant Bistro 72 or whatever - they have a nice private room set up to accommodate rehearsal dinners. Great. We had a couple of picky kids join us and we asked if the chef could give us one plain grilled chicken breast to make one of the kids happy. The server AND KITCHEN made a huge stink out of it making it into a huge deal - we got the darn chicken breast but all that hassel for it wasn't necessary. Then there's a bar about 5 feet away from this room - its the hotel bar which is also part of the restaurant. We know what beers they have there, because we dined there the night before, and we know what drinks they can make there. Why would we expect that being in this separate room, that the selection would be different? We requested beer they didn't have in the room, but they had 5 feet away at the bar and they told us no. REALLY? WTF? I asked for a pitcher of sangria (I KNOW THEY HAVE IT) and again, I was told NO. Ummm I'm one of the hosts of this dinner, and I'm paying you. After making a stink (because, really??) we again got what we asked for. Was that so hard? Were these requests that outrageous? It's not like we asked them to drive 10 miles to a farm or deliver from a special brewery to get us a plain piece of chicken, some beer and a pitcher of sangria. Least accommodating restaurant EVER. Don't recommend at all. The food unfortunately wasn't even that great. Wait staff was just as bland as the food they served. Take my advice, don't go here.
Great food, Friendly staff, Awful hospitatlityReviewed on 6/19/2014 katie s
We booked the hotel indigo east end for our wedding guests because it seemed like the nicest and most accommodating option out of all the major Riverhead hotels. With over 120 guests we had more than half the hotel booked, we hosted our rehearsal dinner there, booked their bridal suite to get ready in and kept the bar open for our after party. With the amount of business we brought you'd think they'd do their best to make sure we were comfortable and taken care of but that was not the case. A LOT of little problems added up to a big headache for us and our guests. Beforehand we requested certain guests be placed in adjoining rooms so we could get ready together and so parents with kids could have rooms next to each other. Every single room was wrong and we spent a lot of time at the front desk trying to reconfigure our guests. We hosted our 40 person rehearsal dinner at Bistro 72. The food was excellent and service was great. I wanted to make sure we could play our playlist off an ipod in the private room, which they said was no problem. At least 3 different times throughout dinner I had to leave and speak with the bar tender about putting it back on because it was either turned off or changed to something else (TuPac was playing at one point?!!?!). I know it might sound silly but I spent a lot of time putting together a meaningful list of songs and that’s why I asked about it before hand and they kept changing it for some reason, which was a major distraction for me. At 7:30am on our wedding day, at least half of our guests from dinner the night before were woken up by construction workers banging on the roof. We brought at least 60 guests back to the bar after the wedding and they stayed open til 2:30 for us. We brought the bar a lot of business and the service was great! But at 5:30 in the morning the fire alarm went off waking up every single one of our guests. We had a strobe light in our room that proceeded to flash every second for the next HOUR AND A HALF. The front desk told me the fire department tried to fix it but it was a maintenance issue that they were waiting for the hotel to figure out. We contemplated leaving since we’d been woken up 2 out of 2 mornings but ended up staying the 3rd night like we originally planned. After seeing off all our guests and cleaning up at the venue we hopped into bed around 4pm to go online and check our bank accounts, book final honeymoon plans, email vendors, etc. and the internet was down for the rest of the night due to another maintenance issue. The food was fantastic, the service was great and the hotel was beautiful. Every issue we had was a logistical or maintenance hospitality issue, which should be the number one priority for a hotel whose business is to accommodate and make people feel comfortable while they stay. The hotel comped one of our nights and sent a bottle of champagne while getting ready because we were all woken up at 7:30 am. They offered us a free night to come back but there's no reason we'd go back. No one took ownership for most of the problems and never apologized. All of these issues seem way below the hotel standards and for it to take place on our wedding weekend it just such a major disappointment