Long Island is the ideal place to plan a wedding of your dreams. When it comes to planning a local outdoor wedding, there are many parks to choose from, and the stunning natural scenery of Long Island will give it the wow-factor.
Imagine your wedding day at one of the gorgeous beaches on the island, world-famous golf courses, lighthouses, museum exhibits or in a stunning arboretum. If you want refreshing ideas for the wedding day, take a look at these stunning parks that offer venues and other services to create your dream wedding. You can have a lovely outdoor wedding on Long Island which you'll remember forever!
Here are the Long Island Parks that will allow you to use their grounds for your wedding day.
There are a multitude of parks from Montauk to Huntington to choose from to host your dream Long Island wedding in a location near Suffolk home. These parks in Suffolk County offer a number of beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception areas along with a variety of on-site facilities such as catering services.
Cupsogue Beach County Park
906 Dune Street, Westhampton, NY 11978 631-852-8111 Outdoor Receptions & Ceremonies Quiet white sand beaches and home to some of the finest saltwater bass fishing in this 296 acre barrier beach park make it a beautiful east end outdoor wedding destination. There's Cupsogue Beach Cabin, for your catering needs.
Hard Estate-West Sayville County Park 200 West Main Street, Sayville, NY 11796 631-589-0022 Indoor Ceremonies & Receptions Check out the West Sayville Mansion, situated inside Hard Estate-West Park. Have your wedding indoors, where you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the Great South Bay in this elegant 1909 estate. The venue will only host one wedding at a time, so you know the workers at the Mansion will be committed to fulfilling any need you may have. Spend your entire wedding day taking beautiful pictures on-site at this gem on the dock side and dressing rooms on-site means the chance to plan for multiple photography shots comfortably and conveniently.
Mansion at Timber Point 398 Great River Road, Great River, NY 11739 631-581-0022 Indoor Receptions & Ceremonies The Mansion at Timber Point is a 300 acre historic country house set to a panoramic view of the Great South Bay. Looking down the rolling hills also gives way to Fire Island views. It provides an elegant interior atmosphere for beach weddings during the year.
Meschutt Beach County Park Canal Road at Old North Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 631-852-8205 Outdoor Weddings & Ceremonies This stillwater beach in the Great Peconic Bay is one of Long Island's most secluded beach wedding destinations. Located on the eastern side of the Shinnecock Canal, this is where you can enjoy peaceful windsurfing and sailing views. The Meschutt Beach Hut Raw Bar & Grill offers a diverse menu complete with seafood specialities for your catering needs.
Smith Point Country Park Fire Island-Shirley, NY 11967 631-852-1313 Outdoor Receptions & Ceremonies Experience a reception along the largest oceanfront park in Suffolk County! When frequented by sportsmen, surfers and the general beach-goers, it offers a more laid back atmosphere as the barrier beach. To help set the mood it is complete with white sand and rolling Atlantic waves. There's Smith Point Beach Hut, for your catering needs. It features a diverse menu and specialities of seafood.
Smithtown Landing Country Club 495 Landing Road, Smithtown, NY 11787 631-360-0534 Indoor & Outdoor Ceremonies & Receptions Smithtown Landing Country Club is nestled alongside the Nissequogue River, in the Smithtown Landing Golf Course. Spend your wedding nestled in a beautiful paradise. For your exclusivity the location provides three different facilities. Arrangements can also be made so you have drink stations offering worldwide delicacies.
Some of Long Island's finest park weddings are performed in Nassau County's beautiful parks. Nassau County Parks deliver a wide range of wedding options from simple outdoor activities to glamorous and elegant indoor parties you and your guests will never forget, from arboretums and museums to galleries and beaches.
Bailey Arboretum County Park 194 Bayville Rd, Lattingtown, NY 11560 516-801-1458 Indoor Receptions & Ceremonies Located on the island's North Shore, this estate is home to the Long Island's only certified arboretum. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views of trail grounds and gardens combined with an elegant indoor facility embellished with the abundance of ornamental trees at the magnificent 42 acre property.
Barbara Johnson Park & Preserve Shore Road and Central Path, Port Washington, Outdoor Ceremonies NY 11050 516-572-0200 This is one of the passive parks in Nassau County. This is a 5-acre property with a walking path and beautiful pond surrounded by native flowers and vegetation that runs long and narrow. The other half of the park includes wooded grounds with maple trees and a creek flowing into the pool.
Camman's Merrick Road Pond Park and Lindenmere Boulevard, Merrick, NY 11566 516-572-0200 Outdoor Ceremonies This 8-acre park provides a long, winding pond. A half mile walkway is provided on the eastern side of the park. Couples and guests will attend an enchanting wedding surrounded by nature's beauty.
Cradle of Aviation Museum Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530 516-572-4066 Indoor Receptions & Ceremonies The Cradle of Aviation Museum provides a rare historic venue complete with aircraft hangars and flight exhibits as the backdrop. Its magnificent atrium where dining and dancing can take place is complete with a four-story high glass ceiling adorned with authentic mid-air aircraft. Philip Stone Caterers is the only on-site caterer, for your catering needs.
Eisenhower Park Merrick & Stewart Avenues, East Meadow, NY 11554 516-572-0348 Bigger than Central Park Indoor Receptions & Ceremonies, Eisenhower Park is an oasis in Nassau County. The 930 acre property offers rooms for summer entertainment, special events, and more! The Carltun on the Park boasts a restaurant, bar, banquet facilities and a meeting space to host spectacular weddings.
Milburn Pond Park West Merrick Road and South Brookside Lane, Freeport, NY 11520 516-572-0200 Outdoor Ceremonies The beauty of the pond surrounded by multiple benches offers a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere to host your day. The 8-acre park is adjacent to Milburn Creek Park where you can find half a mile of trail walking and jogging and boat launch.
Sands Point Museum and Preserve 127 Middle Neck Street, Port Washington, NY 11050 516-571-7901 Indoor Receptions & Ceremonies Historic Hempstead Mansion, Castle Gould, and the conservation grounds, once the popular Guggenheim Estate, are available for large-scale private events and corporate entertainment. Capture your wedding between the jewels of nature and history.
Silver Lake Park Foxhurst Drive, Baldwin, NY 11510 516-572-0200 Outdoor Ceremonies A walkway circles the pond of this9-acre park, making it a popular venue for wedding photos The walkways were restored in 2007, making it an pleasant venue for the surrounding suburban community for a walk, jog or work in the park.
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve Washington Avneue, Between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783 516-571-7443 Indoor & Outdoor Receptions & CeremoniesThis stunning 84 acre preserve of oak trees, wetlands and streams puts your wedding day right in contact with nature. The Tackapaushu Preserve is among the most famous preserves on the South Shore. Many also visit the 3,000-square-foot museum to learn about the biodiversity of Long Island, and special events may also be held there on weekends. If you head towards the preserve's central portion, you'll find a small, secluded waterfowl pond. More than 170 species of birds live in the preserve and there is a good possibility that you will take photos of the wedding with the lovely animal species even in their natural habitat!
Tanglewood Park and Tanglewood Road Preserve, Lakeview, NY 11552 516-572-0200 Outdoor Ceremonies Scheduled your wedding day inside a beautiful 11-acre park and preserve complete with a beautiful nature trail. The property also houses a pond surrounding it, with a restored brick walkway. It could be the ideal place for a party of small and initiated wedding cermonies.
Long Island State Parks are providing even more options for stunning wedding parties. There are 12 reservable picnic pavilions on a first come, first serve basis for a weekend or holiday wedding celebration. Most parks do provide catering facilities on-site which will remove some of the pressure from your wedding planning. Whether you're planning an indoor wedding overlooking the Long Island Sound, or an outdoor party on the sandy south shore, in a Long Island State Park you'll find your perfect spot. Reservable picnic-pavilion positions are marked with(**).
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park 440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY 11735 631-581-1002 Outdoor Weddings Only If you are looking for a peaceful and more low-key wedding then planning your special day at Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park could be the perfect spot. This is where among a diversity of tree species you can find beautiful trails— a great backdrop to a private wedding ceremony. All wedding ceremonies as well as photographs are subject to a permit. There are a few other limitations such as no tables, decorations of any sort and room is restricted to about 20 people.
Belmont Lake State Park** Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon, NY 11704 631-667-5055 Outdoor Receptions & Ceremonies This 463 acre park provides views of a large duck pond and suitable walking paths for your guests to explore. Belmont Lake is 42 acres wide, surrounded by paths and multi-purpose paths. Plan a wedding nestled in nature. Call the general number above for your Catering Service needs.
Bethpage State Park** 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 516-501-9700 Indoor Receptions & Ceremonies One of Long Island's most impressive wedding locations, this was the 2002 and 2009 U.S. location. Outdoor Title. The park also has bridle trails and Carlyle on the Green offers a large conservatory ballroom overlooking the stunning world-famous Bethpage Black golf course.
Caumsett State Park 25 Lloyd Harbor Lane, Huntington, NY 11743 631-549-7732 Barn Indoor Receptions & Ceremonies Weddings are all the rage for modern brides looking for a laid-back and rustic environment for their special day. Situated on the park grounds of Caumsett, the George Weir Barn overlooks Lloyd Harbor on the North Shore of the Island, mixing rustic charm and maritime appeal.
Heckscher State Park** 1 Heckscher State Parkway, East Islip, NY 11730 631-581-2100 Outdoor Receptions & Ceremonies Located on the South Shore of Long Island, Hecksher Park is 1,600 acres in size and offers picnic groves which make it an ideal place for group gatherings. Three pavilions are only accessible by permit. Call the general number above for your Catering Service needs.
Hempstead Lake State Park** Lakeside Road, West Hempstead, NY 11552 516-766-1029 Outdoor Receptions & Ceremonies A picnic pavilion surrounded by lush natural scenery can be rented by permit department to large groups. This State Park also includes horseback riding bridle trails and a classic wooden carousel built by hand. Call the general number above for your Catering Service needs.
Jones Beach State Park 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 516-785-1600 Outdoor Ceremonies Only Jones Beach, with its 2,400-acre maritime setting, is one of the most popular parks on Long Island, and for some brides no other venue would do for their great day. Although parties are not permitted to use any structures or set up chairs, for many couples the standing ceremony / exchange of vows setup works well. Guests will enjoy the stunning oceanfront atmosphere and natural surrounding.
Montauk Downs State Park 50 South Fairview Road, Montauk, NY 11954 631-668-3781 Indoor Receptions & Ceremonies Wedding ceremonies held at Montauk Downs at 360 East offers breathtaking panoramic views of Montauk with a panoramic view of an spectacular 18-hole golf course. If you are looking for a majestic backdrop, you're going to get it here. You also don't have to think about finding catering, since there is the beautiful catering facility.
Montauk Point State Park and Lighthouse 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954 631-668-2544 Outdoor Receptions & Ceremonies Have your ceremony in front of the famous historic Lighthouse in Montauk. Montauk Point State Park is located on Long Island's easternmost tip and the Lighthouse is New York State's oldest lighthouse, dating from 1792. Stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean will complete your special day. You can also imagine Block Island in the distance. Wedding ceremonies and photos only come by invitation.
Robert Moses State Park 600 Robert Moses State Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702 631-669-0449 Outdoor Ceremonies Only The park is complete with five miles of ocean beach, picnic areas and the Robert Moses State Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course 18-hole course. While parties are not allowed to use any structures or set up chairs, a standing ceremony / exchange of vows can work out for the casual and romantic wedding just perfect. Call the general number above, for your catering needs.
Sunken Meadow National Park** Rte. 25A & Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754 631-269-4333 Sunken Meadow Parkway, NY 11754 631-269-4333 Indoor Receptions & Outdoor Ceremonies This park is situated right on the north shore with a great beach view on the Long Island Sound promenade. The view enters Connecticut on clear days, and the broad moraines of the north shore of Long Island extend towards the east. The park also offers wide area for picnics and pavilions to host special events such as weddings. Call the general number above, for your catering needs.
Valley Stream State Park** Valley Stream State Park Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580 516-825-4128 Outdoor Receptions & Ceremonies Valley Stream State Park provides a very humble, family-friendly venue for weddings. The park is complete with two nature trails, and a reservation picnic pavilion. Call the general number above, for your catering needs.