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LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE EAST END FOR THE DREAMIEST WEDDING VENUES!
Look no further than the East End for the dreamiest wedding venues!
The breathtaking beaches and quaint towns they border have many brides obsessing a little (or a lot!) over the Hamptons as the perfect romantic wedding locale. For New Yorkers, it can be the destination wedding you long for without the stress of extensive travel. “It’s the Riviera of America!” says wedding planner extraordinaire Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events (212-369-3100; lawrencescottevents.com). “Couples can have that feel on the East Coast. If a guest cannot do a whole weekend, they’re not missing out.”
The Hamptons abounds with options: intimate inns such as Topping Rose House (toppingrosehouse .com), The Maidstone (themaidstone.com), and Gurneys Inn (gurneys montauk.com); glorious vineyards like Wölffer Estate Vineyards (wolffer .com), Channing Daughters (channing daughters.com), and Bedell Cellars (bedellcellars.com); and dynamic cultural centers such as the Parrish Art Museum (parrishart .org) and Madoo Conservancy (madoo.org).
Each venue has a distinct personality, so a couple must choose one that feels true to them. “The theme absolutely has to revolve around the bride and the groom,” says Scott. Oheka Castle (oheka.com) gives a grand feel, while a sunset wedding at the Harbor Club (harborclubatprime.com) is a perfect way to connect to the surrounding nature. For engaged couples, dreaming of venues is natural, and the Hamptons is filled with ethereal options.—c.t.
“IF SOMEONE can’t Do THE WHOLE WEEKEND, they’re Not MISSING out on a Good Family or FRIEND’S WEDDING.” — larry scott