Elegant. Romantic. Breathtaking. Those are just a few adjectives to describe a wedding in wine country. The photos alone would be amazing, and the experience of spending a romantic afternoon at a winery would be incredibly memorable.
People often think that they need to travel to California in order to take advantage of beautiful wine country. Unfortunately, heading to Napa Valley for a destination wedding can incur quite the expense. Fortunately, there is a beautiful wine country right in your backyard…
The wine country of Long Island.
Yes, believe it or not, the East End and North Fork of Long Island offers an amazing wine country, complete with stunning vineyards for a perfect winery wedding. With the relatively close proximity to New York City, Long Island Wine Country is a fantastic location for a winery destination wedding.
Let’s take Osprey’s Dominion, for example. Located in Peconic, Osprey’s Dominion offers a beautiful and rustic tasting room as an indoor area for events, such as a rehearsal dinner. The patio makes for a fun yet elegant location for the cocktail hour, and the gazebo is a simply perfect setting for the ceremony. The palatial lawn can be either maximized with a dance floor and tented area for large weddings, or reduced with draping and lawn furniture for a more intimate setting. And let’s not forget the grapes. The vines make for unique and whimsical wedding photos. Plus, the award winning wines will tantalize the taste buds and thoroughly impress even the most discerning guests.
Guests can choose to stay in a local hotel, bed and breakfast or even rent an entire house. There are plenty of options in wine country itself or, if you don’t mind a drive, stay in Manhattan and take advantage of everything the Big Apple has to offer. Regardless of where you decide to stay, you will never be at a loss for activities surrounding your wedding.
Long Island Wine Country is a hidden gem for those that live outside of the New York Tri-State area. People rarely hear of it, and don’t immediately think of Long Island as a beautiful location for a destination wedding. Bridal couples can take advantage of the untapped resources in the area and save big on their wedding budgets.
Plus, you will find it all there: romance, whimsy, great food, phenomenal wine, fun activities and so much more. If you choose Long Island Wine Country for the location of your destination wedding, you will have a wedding that no one will soon forget.