The Great Indoors-Outdoors
Ten open-air venues, each with a plan B interior option should the weather act up.
The Oenophile Getaway:
Martha Clara Vineyards
This 200-acre Long Island winery boasts multiple outdoor event spaces: in particular, the tent-ready patch of land near the Chardonnay fields and the “bridal path” flanked by peach trees, a horse paddock, and vines upon vines of nascent Merlot that’s ideal for ceremonies and cocktail hours. But there’s a plum indoor event space as well. The 4,000-square-foot “barn” is fairly bare-bones with a farmhouse-by-way-of-Brooklyn look, complete with whitewashed, wood-planked walls; industrial-cool lighting; and a malleable open layout. The space has a capacity of 200 for dinner and dancing (no more than 120 if you intend to have the ceremony in there too). Site rental starts at $9,500 and includes staffing and furniture; catering must be brought in. 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, N.Y.; 631-298-0075; marthaclaravineyards.com.
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide