Long Island Wine Country Wedding Guide 2014

Brecknock Hall
1 Brecknock Road

(Credit: Peconic Landing courtesy)

(Credit: Peconic Landing courtesy)

Brecknock Hall offers couples the unique opportunity to exchange their vows on the grounds of a historic mansion.

The 19th-century estate was once the home of David Gelston Floyd, whose grandfather, William Floyd, signed the Declaration of Independence. A shipping magnate, whaling fleet owner, bank president and legislator, Floyd lived on the sprawling grounds from 1851 to 1857.

A recent restoration project spearheaded by the Brecknock Hall Foundation has breathed new life into the historic gem, one of Long Island’s most magnificent examples of 19th-century Italianate stone architecture. Today, it’s used for art shows, fundraisers, community events and, of course, weddings.

Unique to Brecknock Hall is the versatility it offers, with options to wed on the mansion’s front steps, inside the hall or on the back lawn. Most couples use all three spaces by switching locations for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Brecknock Hall’s site fee also covers the entire weekend, so couples have ample time to set up for the big day and the flexibility to choose a date that’s perfect for them.

The mansion’s second-floor has also been redesigned as a bridal party headquarters, complete with changing rooms, large mirrors and comfortable couches.