If you’re trying to save money on your wedding, you already know that choosing a venue can make or break your budget. Long Island is known for being a pretty pricey place to wed, with couples spending an average of $15,000 on their venue alone. However, if you do your research, it turns that there are several inexpensive wedding venues on Long Island that won’t break the bank. Be aware, however, that you may have to host your wedding during the off-season or on a day that’s not Saturday or invite fewer guests to fully take advantage of lower prices—large weddings on Saturday nights during peak season (spring and fall, usually) will inherently cost more than smaller weddings on off-nights.
These inexpensive wedding venues on Long Island can cost less than average if you plan your special day the right way.
Novita Wine Bar & Trattoria
Restaurants are among the most inexpensive wedding venues on Long Island, and this Garden City Italian eatery is a favorite. Depending on the size of your party, you can rent out the main dining room or a private event space. There are several catering packages to choose from, including a four-hour party for $79 per person or a 5-hour party for $89 per person (with a 100 guest minimum). There’s space for up to 200 guests in the modern restaurant, and your crew is sure to love the food and extensive wine list.
Captain Bill’s Bayview House
There’s nothing quite like a wedding with water views, but waterfront wedding venues tend to be pretty pricey. This Bay Shore wedding venue combines a beautiful setting with reasonable price points. Located on the Great South Bay, Captain Bill’s Bayview House offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your big day. The Bayview Room features water views, cathedral windows, and crystal chandeliers, while the smaller Waterview Room is ideal for smaller events, including rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and engagement parties. There’s space for up to 250 guests, and pricing for an all-inclusive wedding package (including cake!) starts at $82 per person.
Looking for a wedding venue that’s both glamorous and affordable, check out this inexpensive wedding venue on Long Island, located in West Hempstead. This venue offers several all-inclusive wedding packages starting at $9,950 for fewer than 100 guests that will make your planning process a breeze—not only do these packages include venue, full catering, beer, wine, and a wedding cake, they also can include photography, DJ, limousine, and floral arrangements. There’s space for up to 200 guests here for a ceremony and reception, and you’ll love the luxurious ballroom, complete with marble dance floor, chandeliers, and more. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue garners raves for its delicious food and impeccable service.
This event space located on the top floor of Croxley’s, an ale house in Farmingdale (just an hour outside New York City), is ideal for a laid-back wedding celebration, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, or shower. The retractable roof gives the space an outdoor-indoor feel, and there’s space for up to 100 guests for a seated dinner (150 if you’re having a cocktail-style reception). Four-hour wedding packages start at just $69.95 per person for up to 100 guests, including venue, buffet dinner, drinks, cake, and dessert. You and your guests will love the venue’s casual feel, plus the ability to decorate the space to fit your perfect wedding vision.
Harbor Links Golf Course
When you think of country club or golf course weddings, you probably think expensive. That isn’t the case at this Long Island wedding venue, located in Port Washington. If you host your wedding on a Friday, Sunday, or Saturday morning, particularly during the off-season you’ll enjoy lower prices on their wedding packages. For example, the venue’s winter package starts at just $55 per person for a Saturday morning or Sunday wedding in January or February. To compare, weddings during peak season (May – October) cost $130 per person for a Saturday night wedding. Ceremonies cost an additional $750 for an outdoor ceremony or $500 for an indoor event. This venue offers a beautiful outdoor space for ceremonies complete with gazebo, and a beautifully-appointed Grand Ballroom for receptions, with space for up to 250 guests.
This Couples’ Choice Award-winning inexpensive wedding venue on Long Island offers a stunning waterfront setting, and some of the most comprehensive wedding packages we’ve seen. Located in Patchogue on the South Shore, you’ll exchange vows with the Long Island Sound as your backdrop, and your reception in the elegant ballroom. The venue’s wedding packages start at $10,999 for 100 guests, which not only include venue, catering, premium bar, and a wedding cake, but also DJ entertainment, limo service, photography, and custom floral centerpieces. This all-inclusive venue will make your planning process an absolute breeze.
Beach Club Estate
If you’ve always dreamed of a tropical destination wedding but want to stay close to home, check out this Long Island wedding venue located on Lake Ronkonkoma. The lake provides a serene backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and, if you’d prefer, there’s even an indoor lakeside chapel for you to exchange “I dos” on your wedding day. The ballroom can accommodate weddings of up to 150 guests. Wedding packages start at $9.995 for 100 guests, and include venue, catering, open bar, wedding cake, limousine service, photography, DJ, lighting, floral centerpieces, and more. And—bonus!—the incredible grounds featuring gorgeous gardens and waterfalls are ideal for romantic photo ops (and they’re included!).