Say Yes to the Dress, the Venue, and More at LI's 2016 Winter Wedding Expos

Plan out your wedding at the biggest winter wedding expos and bridal showcases on Long Island!

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A couple married at East Wind at sunset.

Photo by: East Wind

Winter wedding expos are in full swing on Long Island, and if you are the one of many who got engaged on Christmas or you are just in the process of working out the details for your big day, there is an event with people who are looking to help and offer their services.  This month, you’ll be able to check out an array of venues and their preferred vendors, with many offering complete one-stop shopping for everything you need for your wedding day.  East Wind is offering it's special bridal showcase this month with cuisine options, onsite wedding ceremonies, and plenty of event professionals who can answer all of your queries. Wind Watch Golf and Country Club will also be hosting a one-stop shopping bridal showcase complete with photographers, videographers, florists, DJs, favors, bakers, make-up artists, limos, invitation designers, and so much more.

On the day of the bridal expo or showcase, keep the number of people in your group small.  These events bring together hundreds of vendors, which can be overwhelming, but what may be more overwhelming is hearing numerous opinions on a photographer or DJ.  Bring those who are close to you and whose opinions you value to make for a worthwhile trip.

To also get the most out of your bridal showcase or expo, scope out the vendors ahead of time by looking at the location’s website.  All good vendors have a website or Facebook page, so check them out ahead of time and then make a list of which ones you would like to pursue further. For all of your other wedding needs, check out LongIsland.com's Wedding Guide for the top local vendors and venues for your special day.

Now that you are prepared, bundle up and head to these fabulous winter wedding expos and bridal showcases:

Bridal Showcase at Windows on The Lake
235 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-737-0088
Sunday, January 10th, 4:00 PM
Free Event

Stroll the grounds and be dazzled by the romantic sunsets, breathtaking water views, manicured gardens, waterfalls, and beautifully-appointed banquet rooms.

Bridal Showcase at East Wind
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-929-6585
Sunday, January 17th, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$20 per person

Seize the opportunity to meet with top event professionals, taste a selection of food from the bistro display, and perhaps take home a few promotional gifts!

3rd Annual Suffolk Theater Wedding Showcase - FREE!*
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4343    
Sunday, January 17th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free if pre-registered, $10 at the door

Tour this historical landmark theater from the grand entrance to the balcony Deco Lounge Bar and set the stage for your special day!

Bridal Showcase at Wind Watch Golf and Country Club - FREE!
1715 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-232-9850
Thursday, January 21st, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free Event

Meet Long Island’s top professionals, featuring photographers, videographers, florists, DJs, favors, bakers, make-up artists, limos, invitation designers and more!


Metro Bridal Expo - FREE!
101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553
1-888-638-7639
Sunday, January 3rd, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free Event

Featuring over 60 exhibitors showcasing a wide array of wedding services and professionals, the Metro Bridal Expo is perfect for brides, grooms, and their family and friends!

Winter Bridal Showcase at the Mansion at West Sayville
200 Main Street, West Sayville, NY 11796
631-589-0022
Saturday, January 10th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Call for Cost & Reservations

Tour The Mansion at West Sayville's historic 1909 waterfront property and speak with preferred vendors. A sampling of the venue's fine cuisine will also be served.

Bridal Showcase at Chateau Briand
440 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
516-334-6125
Tuesday, January 12th, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$20 per person

Join Chateau Briand for an evening of wedding planning featuring Scotto Brothers recommended vendors.

Winter Bridal Showcase at Estate at the Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0339
Thursday, January 14th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$20 per person

View the lovely Inn, reception rooms, and hotel rooms, then sample wedding menus by Chef Guy Reuge and meet with preferred vendors.  Reservations are required.

Impression Bridal and Cristiano Lucci 2016 Bridal Trunk Show at The Wedding Plaza
216 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001
516-326-6464
Friday, January 15th through Sunday, January 17th
Call for Cost & Reservations

Choose your dream wedding dress among the next season’s latest designs.  Reservations are required.

Winter Bridal Showcase At Smithtown Landing Country Club
495 Landing Ave, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-0534
Saturday, January 16th, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Call for Cost & Reservations

Meet with preferred vendors and sample fine cuisine at Smithtown Landing Club's winter bridal showcase.

Essence of Australia Designer Show at the Wedding Plaza
216 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001
516-326-6464
Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th
Call for Cost

Make an exclusive appointment to see and try on the newest designs from Essence of Australia.

Winter Bridal Show at Hofstra University - FREE!
Hofstra University on Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549
908-371-0900
Sunday, January 24th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free Event

Browse over 40 exhibits from the area's top wedding services while enjoying live music and a stunning fashion show. Nearly 100 wedding professionals will be providing special discounts and giveaways!

Winter Bridal Showcase at Vanderbilt Mansion
150 Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-277-7800
Sunday, January 24th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Call for Cost & Reservations

Tour the grounds' breathtaking water views and meet our preferred vendors as you are instantly transported back to the turn of the century.

Winter Bridal Showcase at the Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3242
Tuesday, January 26th
$20 per person

A unique opportunity to meet all of Watermill's recommended vendors, tour the newly-renovated venue, and meet their professional banquet staff while sampling award-winning cuisine.

Bridal Showcase at Villa Lombardi's
877 Main St., Holbrook, NY 11741
631-471-6609
Wednesday, January 27th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$20 per person

Join Lombardi Caterers’ for their first bridal showcase of 2016! Enjoy a full cocktail hour presentation, meetings with wedding professionals, and a tasty dessert sampling!

Winter Bridal Showcase at Mansion at Timber Point
398 Great River Road, Great River, NY 11739
631-581-0022
Sunday, January 31st, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Call for Cost & Reservations

Enjoy the Mansion at Timber Point's waterfront view while you speak with vendors, taste the delicious cuisine, and meet the staff!

Winter Bridal Showcase at Brentwood Country Club
100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
631-524-5502
Thursday, February 4th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Call for Cost & Reservations

Experience the picturesque grounds that Brentwood Country Club has to offer at its winter bridal showcase. Meet with experienced vendors, taste the delightful cuisine, and observe the fantastic service.

Bridal Showcase at East Wind Long Island
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-929-6585
Sunday, February 21st, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$20 per person

Meet with top event professionals offering the latest in fashion, floral design, photography and entertainment while you tour the spectacular Inn & Spa at East Wind.

Winter Bridal Showcase at Bourne Mansion
500 Montauk Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-277-7800
Sunday, February 28th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Call for Cost & Reservations

Tour our majestic estate while meeting with our preferred vendors and experience our elegant cuisine and exquisite service.

Bridal Show at Oheka Castle
135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, NY 11746
631-659-1305
Sunday, February 28th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Call for Cost & Reservations

Enjoy complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Oheka's Executive Chef, Chris Cappello, and meet some of the most sought after wedding professionals on the East Coast.

 

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  • A premiere wedding venue for over two decades, East Wind is ready to accommodate your special day with exceptional service and facilities. Photo by: East Wind

  • Boasting incomparable views of the North Shore, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club hosts one wedding at a time to ensure that you receive the attention you deserve. Photo by: Wind Watch Golf & Country Club

  • For a wedding experience that deviates from the mold, the Suffolk Theater provides you with full access to the beautifully renovated 80+ year old theater. Photo by: Suffolk Theater

  • Romantic above all, Windows on the Lake is the perfect destination for beautiful water views and expert service. Photo by: Windows on the Lake

  • With a stunning glass enclosed patio, The Mansion At West Sayville showcases unbelievable Great South Bay scenery. Photo by: The Mansion at West Sayville

  • With both indoor and outdoor chapels and luxurious banquet halls, Chateau Briand provides a truly intimate wedding experience. Photo by: Chateau Briand

  • Located in the heart of Stony Brook Village and featuring stunning views of the harbor, Estate at Three Village Inn provides a dream setting for your big day. Photo by: Estate at Three Village Inn

  • By focusing on one wedding at a time, Smithtown Landing Country Club ensures that you have its Nissequogue oasis all to yourself. Photo by: Smithtown Landing Country Club

  • For those in search of a wedding that embraces the traditions of the past, Vanderbilt Mansion provides an elegant "turn of the century" experience. Photo by: The Vanderbilt Mansion at Dowling

  • A decades-long history combines with a newly renovated property to ensure that Watermill maintains the golden standard of service and quality. Photo by: Watermill

  • With gorgeous grounds, lush scenery, and excellent facilities, Mansion at Timber Point all but guarantees that your wedding will be the magical day you are dreaming of. Photo by: Mansion at Timber Point

  • Set on an awe-inspiring 50-acre golf course, Brentwood Country Club promotes unparalleled cuisine and service to exceed even the highest of expectations. Photo by: Brentwood Country Club

  • With a grandiose building and unbelievable scenery, Bourne Mansion has the capability to host up to 300 guests for an unequivocally gorgeous ceremony and reception. Photo by: Bourne Mansion

  • Set on over 400 acres and with a history that dates back to the early 1900s, the exquisitely-restored Oheka Castle is ideal for the most elegant and prestigious weddings. Photo by: Oheka Castle