The North Fork has it all in when it comes to weddings — rustic farms, charming vineyards, beautiful beaches, nautical venues — plus locally sourced wine, food and flowers. Choose your vibe and let us do the work for you.
We love Corey Creek Tap Room, the “little sister” of Bedell Cellars, for its hip-yet-chic vibe and intimate setting. The 24-acre space includes a deck overlooking the vines, ideal for intimate ceremonies or larger cocktail parties that spill into the Tap Room artfully designed with an upside-down canoe in the lofty rafters and knotted rope lights. Receptions are generally tented affairs on the lawn facing the vineyards, with an outdoor capacity of 100 guests. Couples can select from 16 bottled wine varietals from Corey Creek and Bedell Cellars, plus the six to eight wines that flow from the tap.
“At Corey Creek, we can really design a menu where the guests feel more like they’re at a gorgeous dinner party than a big wedding,” said Lauren Lombardi, chef and owner of Lombardi’s Love Lane Market. “There’s a saying in the culinary and wine world, ‘What grows together, goes together’ and it couldn’t be more fitting for your vineyard wedding menu. It’s a dream to be able to pair the dinner courses with such stellar local wines. Local striped bass with blistered Sang Lee Farms cherry tomatoes paired with Corey Creek Pinot Grigio was a recent menu favorite.”
“At vineyard weddings, we like to use the wine barrels to display the wedding cake and for cocktail tables during the reception,” said Kessler.
Laurel Floral recommends bud vases for smaller weddings, as they can be mixed and matched in artful ways. “These are usually around four inches in height, with different shapes and sizes for visual texture,” said Christi Carrillo, who runs the florist with her sister Laura. “Delicate flowers look the most beautiful, like double French tulips, anemones or ranunculus.”
While Corey Creek will serve the wedding couple’s preselected wines, it can also set up a tasting table for an added experience. “We’ll put out additional wines, tasting glasses and little tasting notes so the guests can try additional varietals we offer,” said Amy Israel, senior vice president, events, Bedell and Corey Creek Tap Room. And Corey Creek’s fun frosé machine makes any wedding instantly … cooler.
First Dance Song
Points East band recommends: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
Incorporate grapes, vines and venue, as in this custom design by Melinda Morris of Arni Paperie.