The Great Indoors-Outdoors
The Country Estate:
This North Fork Italianate-style mansion was built in the 1850s, renovated in 2009, and can be yours alone for 48 hours. (You can’t stay the night, but packages include access to a bridal suite and groom’s salon.) The expansive lawn is ideal for tenting, though outdoor ceremonies are typically held on the historic property’s front steps. Most couples opt for a roaming cocktail hour inside the house, which is outfitted with gilded mirrors, chandeliers, and marble fireplaces. It fits 85 for a seated dinner, so keep your numbers low if the possibility of bad weather has you on edge. Brecknock partners regularly with several local caterers, including Southampton’s Art of Eating, but you can also B.Y.O. Site fees start at $6,000. 1 Brecknock Rd., Greenport, N.Y.; 631-593-8200; brecknockhall.com.
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide