Long Island Wine Country Wedding Guide 2014

Martha Clara Vineyards
6025 Sound Avenue

Credit: Toni Robertson Photography

Credit: Toni Robertson Photography

Blending county charm with modern-day comfort, Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead comprises of a stunning 200-acre winery and farm that boasts breathtaking views and amenities for an indoor or outdoor ceremony.

The beautiful 4,000-square-foot Northville Barn has all the rustic charm of the North Fork, with special year-round comforts — including indoor restrooms, a private suite and loft, full catering space, heat and air conditioning — to pamper the couple and up to 200 guests.

In addition to the barn space, the bride and groom have access to Martha Clara’s unique ‘Bridal Path,’ nestled between a horse paddock and merlot vines, which used for ceremonies and cocktail hours.

“It captures all of the North Fork in one place,” said Martha Clara event manager Molly O’Connor. “It has the rustic charm of a barn and all the modern amenities for you to be comfortable.”

To help streamline your planning, Martha Clara provides a list of caterers and vendors for the big day.

Salt Air Farm
1535 New Suffolk Road

Credit: Dan O'Day courtesy

Credit: Dan O’Day courtesy

An outdoor venue versatile enough to host events as small as a garden party or as big as a 300-guest affair, Salt Air Farm in Cutchogue is a distinctly charming place to say your “I do’s .”

The farm, which stretches between two salt marsh inlets along Peconic Bay, is owned and operated by Prudence and Dan Heston, who keep bees on the property to make honey and tend to rows of hydrangeas, wildflowers, dahlias and antique garden roses.

After the ceremony, guests can play croquet on the Olympic-size lawn court or pick fruit from the farm’s peach and nectarine trees. If you prefer, the Heston’s 10-year-old daughter, Sadie, will take a basket and pluck the fruit for you.

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Hands-on couples are invited to join the Hestons for a series of beekeeping classes, where they’ll learn all the particulars of the craft and get to bottle their own honey as gifts.

As Salt Air Farms says on its website, “The day is yours.”

Make the most of it.