Hi LI brides!
My fiance and I are both in Brooklyn. We would like to find a venue in Long island that is about 50 miles within Brooklyn (give or take). We have about 100 people for the wedding, and preferably would like a venue to do one wedding at a time. Our budget max is around $150 per person for Sundays any month May-Sept.
I know some of the grand halls have guest minimums, so this makes our search somewhat more difficult.
The venues in LI we have already visited are De Seversky Mansion and Inn at New Hyde Park.
De Seversky was beautiful but very expensive. They quoted us $160 for Sundays plus a $3500 "site fee" (*** is that about even), as well as a 21% fee. Also they included NOTHING in that price either. No cake, no up-lighting, no decorations of any kind. So De Seversky is out because in the end it would equal to over $200 per person. The only good part was that you had the entire mansion to yourself the entire day!
Inn at New Hyde Park was okay, not on the nicest street but they offered $150 for Sundays during May. They also included a lot of stuff like cake, up-lighting and no 21% fee. I've read reviews that their food wasn't that great. And also we were told another party might be starting during our reception time.
I would like to visit other venues that do 100 guest weddings on Sundays and do them 1 at a time, while still remaining in our $150 pp budget. (If that's even possible)
Any help would be extremely appreciated as I'm ready to pull my hair out from this search.