The Great Indoors-Outdoors
The Versailles of New York:
This 115,000-square-foot Gilded Age estate (completed in 1919 for what would be equal to some $110 million today) adheres to a strict “no two brides shall meet” policy, meaning the opulent grounds are yours for the day. After marrying beneath the pillared gazebo, fête within the Olmsted Brothers–designed French gardens—obsessively groomed with curved topiaries and reflecting pools—before moving on to a tented dinner on the vast upper lawn. In the event of rain, the foyer with its stately double staircase is a go-to option for photos, and the chandeliered Terrace Room can hold 400 for dinner and dancing. (For smaller parties, the Grand Ballroom fits 165.) All catering is handled in-house. The average Oheka wedding costs around $100,000. 135 West Gate Dr., Huntington, NY; 631-659-1400; oheka.com.
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide