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Dear Stacey

If you’re planning a wedding with a shorter guest list, a massive ballroom just won’t do. You’ll need to research small wedding venues on Long Island to ensure that your space is just the right size for your guest count. Turns out there are lots of Long Island wedding venues that accommodate smaller weddings, from hotels to farms, beach settings to modern lofts. No matter what your style may be, there’s sure to be a small wedding venue on Long Island to suit your needs. And—bonus—many of these venues work well as rehearsal dinner spaces, as well, as these night-before celebrations tend to be smaller than the main event.

Check out some of our favorite small wedding venues on Long Island, which are best suited for events of less than 200 guests.

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Danfords Hotel & Marina

Dreaming of a preppy, nautical-chic celebration? This small wedding venue on Long Island can accommodate events of up to 165 guests with views of Port Jefferson Harbor on the Long Island Sound. And not only is this venue lovely, it’s also all-inclusive with several wedding packages to choose from and offers guest rooms on premises if you’re hosting out-of-towners. Host your ceremony on the lawn overlooking the water, with a reception in the renovated ballroom. You can also have your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch at the on-site restaurant, or one of the smaller event spaces.

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The Loft by Bridgeview

Located in Island Park, this industrial-style Long Island wedding venue featuring reclaimed barn wood, exposed brick, and crystal chandeliers is ideal for trendsetters. This contemporary venue has an outdoor courtyard located on the water that’s ideal for ceremonies and cocktail hours. Receptions are held in the main ballroom, with its rustic-yet-sophisticated style. Catering is handled in-house, and couples rave about the food and impeccable service. This chic venue can host weddings of up to 150 guests for a seated event.

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Jedediah Hawkins Inn

If you’re planning a more intimate wedding but want your guests to experience the ultimate in luxury, check out this small wedding venue on Long Island. This historic inn and estate is set on 22 sprawling acres of farmland, gardens, and vineyards in Jamesport (on the North Fork of the Island), and has space for up to 125 guests. We love all the options this venue has to offer, including outdoor events in the gazebo and gardens, tented celebrations on the grounds, or an indoor ceremony and reception inside the barn or solarium. This is an all-inclusive venue, with highly-regarded in-house catering, and six guest rooms on premises so you can conveniently stay on site with your nearest and dearest.

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Lombardi’s on the Bay

This banquet hall on the Great South Bay in Patchogue is ideal for couples looking to combine the elegance and glamour of a Mediterranean-style villa with a serene waterfront setting. There’s space for up to 180 guests here, and the in-house catering will make your planning process a breeze. Host your ceremony under the outdoor pergola overlooking the water, and your reception in the Grand Ballroom, with its European chandeliers and custom moldings.

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Mac’s at the Meadow

If you’re looking for a small wedding venue on Long Island that combines great food with a beautiful setting, check out this country club space, located at Crab Meadow Golf Course in Huntington. There’s a scenic gazebo for outdoor ceremonies, and the indoor space offers 180-degree views of the golf course and landscape. Mac’s at the Meadow can accommodate events of up to 150 guests.

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The Quogue Club

This 14-room boutique hotel in Quogue can host weddings of up to 120 guests. The on-site chef can create a custom menu for your perfect wedding day, and it’s also an ideal site for rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. There are several event spaces here to choose from, including the Library, the Founder’s Room, the Dining Room, and the light-filled Conservatory. This 200-year old hotel is ideal for couples looking for a charming venue for their more intimate wedding celebration.

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The Garden

One of the reasons small weddings are ideal is that they tend to be more affordable. This Farmingdale venue, located on the top floor of Croxley’s brewery, offers a budget-friendly event space for weddings of up to 150 guests. The retractable roof provides indoor and outdoor options for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower. There are several wedding packages to choose from, and beer lovers will be thrilled at the variety of craft brews available. There’s also an on-site florist to help bring your wedding vision to life.

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Navy Beach

Planning an intimate wedding out East? If you’re looking for a laid-back venue with beachy vibes, check out this Montauk wedding venue with its own 200-square-foot private beach on Fort Pond Bay. Host your ceremony right on the beach, with your reception inside the restaurant. This Long Island wedding venue wins raves from couples for the delicious food and relaxed, nautical-inspired atmosphere. There’s space for up to 175 guests for your special day at Navy Beach.

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Bailey Arboretum

This small wedding venue on Long Island is ideal for nature-loving couples. With 42 acres of majestic trees, ponds, and flowers along with a historic home, you’ll love the beautiful surroundings (and photo ops!) at this Locust Valley location. If your guest count is around 150, host an outdoor wedding with a tented reception on the grounds. Smaller weddings of up to 100 guests may host their event inside the charming Bailey House, a neoclassical home built in the 1800s.

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Hallockville Museum Farm

There are several rustic farm wedding venues on Long Island, but this one is particularly ideal for smaller weddings and events. Located in Riverhead on the North Fork, the famed Naugles Barn at the Hallockville Museum Farm can host weddings of up to 150 guests, complete with outdoor space for ceremonies and the wooden barn itself for receptions. Larger weddings of up to 150 guests are held in tent on the property, while smaller events of up to 85 guests are held inside the barn. And with 500 acres of farmland surrounding the barn, you’ll have ample photo opportunities on your special day.

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