Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa is a waterfront wedding venue located in the Village of Port Jefferson, New York. Nestled in the heart of the Port Jefferson Harbor on the Long Island Sound, this luxurious boutique hotel is the perfect setting to host your fairytale wedding. The dedicated team of wedding consultants at Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa will turn your wedding weekend into an unforgettable experience for you and your guests from start to finish.
Facilities and Capacity
Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa can accommodate up to 175 wedding guests in its indoor and outdoor event spaces. There are several locations at the hotel where couples can exchange their vows and then dance the night away. The hotel’s newly-refurbished Coastal Ballroom is an elegant space that overlooks the beautiful marina and is ideal for hosting grand receptions. The grounds at Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa can be used for outdoor wedding ceremonies and are breathtakingly beautiful areas to take your wedding-day photographs. Each event space is equipped with high-quality lighting and sound equipment. The hotel also boasts its luxurious onsite spa and bridal suite.
At Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa, the event possibilities are endless at this full-service boutique hotel that only hosts one wedding event per day. Couples may celebrate their bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception and elopement at the hotel. Danfords offers a variety of event services to couples and their guests during their wedding weekend. Those services include hotel accommodations, event rentals, in-house catering and bartending, wedding cake design, wireless Internet and liability insurance. Couples may also bring in outside vendors to assist them in turning all of their wedding-day dreams into a reality. Danfords event staff will take care of all of your needs and wants on your wedding day so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the most exciting days of your lives with your loved ones.
Couples can choose from several catering options for their rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour, and wedding reception at Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa. Those services include buffet, family style, plated, stations, servers, tastings, and hors d'oeuvres. The hotel’s bartending services include open bar, cash bar and limited bar that feature premium, speciality, and house liquor, wine and beer.
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29 Reviews for Danford's Hotel & Marina
Recommended by 83% of couples
Na Li · Married on 12/14/2019
My husband and I have never been one to care much for drowning in debt to pay for a wedding, so it was incredibly difficult to find a venue/wedding coordinator on Long Island that didn't patronize/judge us for seeking a small, intimate wedding. The wedding is primarily about our marriage, not the guests--and we were honored enough to find that loving support from Danford's incredible team. A very special shout out to Christine, Alexa, Vicky, Gabby, and Tia for helping us celebrate a daytime wedding of 77 guests that cost a total of less than $7,000. You heard that right, a wedding does NOT have to break your bank, and CAN be something you two look forward to saving up towards. Christine, the wedding planner, is so attentive. She provided months of open communication via phone/email as well as flexibility with our requests that strayed away from traditional wedding practices. For instance we didn't have a DJ--we played music through a Spotify playlist, we didn't bring additional decorations as the venue was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and we had the option to opt out of a cocktail hour and replace it with simply a few appetizers prior to the main courses. Christine showed initiative when she noticed something we missed, and it was a privilege to work with her. Vicky, the banquet manager/Maître d', provided the most delicious menu that everybody just RAVED about. Seriously. The food at Danford's is unlike any other wedding food--they provide the most flavorful, filling, and diverse selection of food that also accommodates to all dietary restrictions. Vicky also coordinated directly with my maid of honor and pastor regarding every detail the day of so that we didn't have to experience an ounce of stress. Alexa and her kind-hearted personality helped us coordinate room blocks and hotel reservations for our guests and wedding party. We can't thank her enough for taking care of our guests while simultaneously making us feel so special at Danford's. Gabby is an incredible member of the team who was like an angel that popped out of nowhere. She bustled my dress without asking, packed the extra plates for guests who did not make it to the wedding + had them sent to our hotel room afterwards, and graciously coordinated the catering team around our busy photography schedule. Last but not least, thank you so much Tia for always picking up our phone calls and passing our message along to the rest of the team without fail. Because of Tia, there wasn't any miscommunication during the wedding planning when I wasn't able to reach the others. I never write reviews for anything, but I just have to for Danford's because I'm so honored to have experienced a perfect wedding. And by perfect I mean that my husband and I got to hang out with all of our friends and family, shed so many tears of joy and laughter, and didn't worry about a thing because we had the professionalism and support from the Danford's team. If you're a couple reading this and you guys just don't have the energy to spend $50,000 on a wedding, I can personally guarantee you two a beautiful, elegant, and unforgettable wedding at Danford's.Sent on 12/30/2019
Arielle Katz · Married on 09/07/2019
Amazing Spot for a Hotel Block!
We had the best time having our wedding block at Danfords! First off, the location is beautiful! We also worked with Alexa who was amazing! She was extremely sweet and so responsive. One time I was being a crazy bride and asked how many plugs were in the suite we were planning on getting ready in and she went and counted them all to confirm (lol). We also had our next day brunch in one of the rooms and Alexa made it go off without a hitch! We were extremely happy with our time and experience with Danfords. If I could give any advice it would be to try to reserve as many rooms as you will need for your hotel block since it is a small hotel and books up fast. You will not be disappointed!Sent on 02/22/2020
Kate · Married on 07/20/2019
Great food, great service. A week before our wedding, our main contact had left Danfords. But the new wedding sales coordinator is much more eager and responsive than the previous woman we worked with. Vicky the Maitre’D is amazing.Sent on 08/08/2019
Great place, great staff, amazing ciew