Long Island Wedding Venues & Engagement shoot locations

Wedding venues

DeSeversky Mansion

~ romantic ~

Located in Glen Head, this estate was built in the early 1900's and is perfect for those looking for a classic, romantic venue with marble staircases, chandeliers, a charming library and big open spaces. Think "Great Gatsby" with Jane Austen vibes.

Sea Cliff manor

~ quaint ~

Overlooking the Hempstead Bay, this quaint, charming venue in Sea Cliff is a great option for couples who are looking for an intimate space to celebrate with their friends & families. Their new bridal suite & speakeasy room make for beautiful photographs too! Cedarmere Park is also only 2 miles away and is ideal for larger group portraits.

The Barn at Old Bethpage

~ rustic ~

If you're looking for a rustic option, the Barn at Old Bethpage is your best bet! The high ceilings with exposed beams can be decorated with bistro lights and long drapes for a softer look. On their grounds, you even have ample space for large bridal parties!

crescent beach club

~ beach ~

If you want to get married on the beach without having to fly to a tropical island, look no further than this venue in Bayville. Ceremonies are held right on the sand among the palm trees, and with some luck, you could even be facing the sunset while you exchange your vows.

Water's Edge

~ modern ~

This modern style venue in Centerport is located right on the water and has lots of indoor & outdoor spaces. Whether you have your ceremony under their pergola in front of the water, or inside their white & gold accented room, every corner of this venue is photogenic.

RGNY Vineyard

~ nature ~

A Long Island venue list isn't complete without a vineyard option, and this one's located on the north fork in Riverhead. If you're looking for a classy yet rustic option, this is your best bet! Vineyards are perfect for natural colored portraits and it's pretty cool to drink the wines where they were made.

Here are some other beautiful venues on the island and a little farther out (NYC & Westchester County):

engagement shoot locations

Morgan's Park

no permit, free

Located in Glen Cove, this public park is a great option for engagement shoots. There are gazebos, pergolas and other structures you can pose against, as well as open fields, tall trees, a jetty and beach access. The park faces west so it gets kissed by the sunset on a clear day.

Welwyn Preserve

no permit, free

Another free option in Glen Cove are the woods, gardens, and the sunset facing beaches of Welwyn. While there are no gazebos or pergolas here, there is an abandoned overgrown greenhouse and some heavily graffitied ruins. This spot is great year-round as the woods grow some evergreens here and there.

Sagamore hill

no permit, free

President Roosevelt's home in Cove Neck also has a small beach section accessible by a boardwalk. While it's facing eastward, the sunset peaks through the woods above the boardwalk and warms your stroll back through the woods and open fields.

robert moses

no permit, free

If you want most of your session to be by the beach, this is the spot for you! Stroll along the Atlantic Ocean in your bare feet then make your way over to the lighthouse. Oceanside can get pretty windy and cold, so it's best to plan this session during the summer!

planting fields arboretum

permit required, $100*

On the weekends this beautiful park in Oyster Bay is packed with weddings, sweet 16's and other shoots because the gardens are just that beautiful. If you're considering doing your engagement photos here, plan to take them on a weekday. Greenhouse access is limited and costs an extra $250. Parking is $8. And if you're interested in going on your wedding day, the permit jumps to $250.

(*check their website for their most up-to-date pricing)

old Westbury Gardens

permit required, $325-$450*

Probably the most expensive permits you'll find on the island, but their grounds are absolutely stunning! The beautiful gardens, the Victorian structures, the tall hedges, you'll feel like you've slipped into British regency era. Cue the strings and have a cuppa!

(*check their website for their most up-to-date pricing)

If you're looking for options outside of Long Island (or far east LI) check these locations out:

*All permit fees are subject to change. Please check their respective websites for the most updated information.