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Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner Venues on the North Fork The Rehearsal Dinner - the party before the big celebration of the wedding reception is the last chance everyone in the wedding party has to relax and unwind before the big show. Make it a casual clambake on the beach, a catered backyard barbecue or a more formal affair in one of the North Fork's fabulous restaurants.

ALure Chowder House and Osteria

62300 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
(631) 876-5300
www.aLurenorthfork.com

 ALure Restaurant in Southold offers waterside dining, impeccably fresh seafood and access by land or sea. It’s a wonderful place to experience the bounty of the North Fork, and is especially nice for an intimate party, such as your rehearsal dinner or a small wedding celebration.

Along with right off the boat fresh seafood, ALure incorporates into its cuisine local farm to fork ingredients in season and when available—that includes a nice variety of wines and brews produced right on the North Fork.

ALure is a chowder house and oysteria—a seafood lovers delight to be sure. The menu includes a delectable variety of seafood, from fish to shellfish, and especially lobsters. But, don’t worry if your party has a carnivore or two. The steaks and burgers are prepared to perfection too.

The allure of ALure Restaurant is the relaxed, convivial setting where everyone can enjoy a gathering together over a delicious meal, so whether it’s dinner for two or a larger, but intimate, celebration, ALure will delight.

A Mano Restaurant

13550 Main Road
Mattituck, NY, 11952
(631) 298-4800
www.aManorestaurant.com

 A rehearsal at A Mano Osteria will feel like an escape to Tuscany, complete with old world Italian favorites, created with ingredients fresh from local East End farms and bays. Pastas and wood-fired gourmet pizza are the stars of the menu, but rest assured, you will find something for everyone in your party.

A Mano is a local year-round favorite for its menu, winelist and the casually elegant vibe, which makes it a perfect choice for your rehearsal—or wedding brunch. Like the menu, the extensive winelist of more than 100 labels blends local varietals with old world Italian favorites to complement your selected menu. Consider celebrating with a signature cocktail from the versatile repertoire their friendly mixologists.

A Mano is a collaboration with the popular, and imaginative Ross-Schaudel Caterers, and so if you hire them for your wedding reception, a rehearsal here can be incorporated into your package.

Bay Breeze Inn & Bistro

46 Front Street
South Jamesport, NY 11970
(631) 779-3454
www.baybreezeinnli.com

Bay Breeze Inn on the North Fork for rehearsals and intimate celebrationsKick off your weekend of celebrations with a rehearsal dinner at the Bay Breeze Inn and Bistro in South Jamesport—the heart of the North Fork. This chic rustic country inn is just steps from the Peconic Bay (hence the name), and sports a wrap around porch that offers waterviews and refreshing sea breezes that will delight.

The Bistro’s dining room accommodates up to 40 guests in an open airy, laid back, yet lively, setting with a menu that celebrates everything visitors and locals alike love about the North Fork. Where and when possible ingredients are locally-sourced, and represent a taste of the North Fork in nearly every bite. Even the drinks menu gives a nod to the little towns and hamlets that comprise this taste of heaven on the East End. You may even want to consider the Bay Breeze for brunch after the big party. Sip coffee, mimosas and Bloody Marys with the delicious sea air to whet your appetite.

Were you thinking of an elopement or intimate wedding reception? Then Bay Breeze Inn’s Bistro is just the spot. Say your vows on the nearby beach, and stroll back to the inn for food and libations. You and your wedding party can even plan to stay at the inn, where the wedding couple can relax in the privacy of the Out East Cottage, while the rest of the party can enjoy the five bright and airy guest rooms.

No matter why you are celebrating, the Bay Breeze Inn and Bistro will make sure that your visit is fun-filled and delightful. Contact them as soon as you are able to start planning your North Fork celebration.

Rehearsal Dinners at Cedar House On Sound B&B

4850 Sound Avenue
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-7676
www.cedarhouseonsound.com

 Kick off the festivities of the wedding weekend with a rehearsal dinner at Cedar House on Sound Bed and Breakfast. This charming country inn nestled among grapevines has all the amenities you could want for the intimate party before the big bash.

Cedar House on Sound provides a relaxed charm that is quintessential North Fork. A wine bar overlooks the vineyard with a patio and fire pit to relax in the last bit of serenity before the big celebration starts in earnest. Innkeepers David and Donna Perrin are fabulous hosts with excellent local connections so you can be sure you will have great food, great service, and an absolutely great time. It will feel like a home away from home.

A rehearsal dinner at Cedar House on Sound will immerse you in an East End Experience like nothing else can. Contact David and Donna soon to plan an unforgettable one.

Jedediah Hawkins Inn

400 South Jamesport Avenue
Jamesport, New York
(631) 722-2900
www.JedediahHawkinsInn.com

 Kick-off your wedding celebrations with a rehearsal dinner at the luxurious, one-of-a kind and simply beautiful Jedediah Hawkins Inn. This faithfully restored historic inn has just the right space for your guests, and is especially appealing for the intimate, and more relaxed, rehearsal dinner. Consider the rustic Speak Easy, the elegant main dining room, the bright and airy Solarium or when weather permits, the spacious patio. Whatever style you prefer, Jedediah Hawkins Inn can provide a space to suit.

Select from a menu that offers posh, foodie favorites such as mini lobster rolls, blinis and caviar or deviled quail eggs right alongside more traditional, but just as delicious offerings, such as braised short ribs, pulled pork or cheeseburger sliders. And of course, the wine, beer, and drinks list offers similar versatility. You will find favorites from local vineyards and craft beer breweries along with renowned world class labels and top shelf liquors. The Speak Easy, in particular, offers lesser-known beers and cheeses to guarantee a singularly unique experience.

Seeking a rustic, country setting? An elegant dining experience? A refreshing al fresco dinner? Any of these is possible at Jedediah Hawkins Inn. All of them will include the attentive and impeccable service, and careful attention to detail that a once in a lifetime celebration requires.

A place this versatile and refined books the best dates quickly. Don’t delay scheduling your consultation and tour so you can secure your preferred date.

The Quogue Club

47 Quogue Street
Quogue, NY 11959
631-653-0100
www.QuogueClub.com

Quogue Club at Hallock House is just right for a rehearsal dinner for your wedding anywhere in the Hamptons and the North ForkWhether you are planning an intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner, wedding brunch or other social event, The Quogue Club will work with you to make your event an exceptional experience. This renovated historic property, decorated by world-famous designer Alexa Hampton, perennially one of the Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers, offers a fabulous Hamptons appeal with exquisite dining in a luxurious, elegant, yet casually sophisticated setting.

Chef Matt Birnstill, formerly of the 1770 House in East Hampton, will customize the cuisine for your special social event. Floral decorations can be designed to reflect your event’s style and aesthetic. Chef prepares imaginative, international cuisine with sustainable locally sourced meats and seafood and farm to fork ingredients that range from the ultimate gourmet meal to casual foodie favorites.

The Quogue Club offers several options for selecting the perfect space for your celebration. Gatherings of up to 125 guests can be accommodated, yet our more intimate private spaces will be delightful for smaller groups. For a small gathering of 20 or fewer, we have the Salon with its cozy seating and working fireplace and the adjoining beautiful Conservatory. For larger groups, you can choose from the cozy Library and elegant Founders’ Room, or the stylish Dining Room and adjoining Bar and Tavern. For a more casual event, such as a film screening or a children’s activity, the Lounge offers flexibility to suit any variety of plans.

The Club’s luxurious hotel accommodations can sleep up to 32 persons; if your group is larger, the staff can assist with other local lodging options. While staying at the Club, guests can take advantage of group activities in the surrounding areas arranged by our staff. The Quogue Club is a child-friendly hotel and our staff will happily arrange family-friendly activities and outings.

The Quogue Club is a jewel about to be discovered, and is available year-round.

Stonewalls Restaurant

9677 Reeves Avenue
Riverhead, New York, 11901
(631) 506-0777
www.Stonewalls-Restaurant.com

Stonewalls RestaurantA rehearsal dinner or intimate wedding celebration at Stonewalls Restaurant will be beautiful and elegant with all the style of a posh country club event, without the extra fuss.

Stonewalls Restaurant overlooks Cherry Creek Golf Course, offering a lovely view at every turn. There are stunning gardens ready for the photo shoot, and perhaps even the ceremony. A large covered patio to enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the open air—in season, of course. The restaurant/banquet room itself boasts floor to ceiling windows to allow everyone a pretty vista, while enjoying delicious, inventive gourmet fare from Stonewalls’ kitchens. Explore their catering menu here.

You will fall in love with Stonewalls first for the view, then you will be delighted how the attentive, professional and friendly staff assures that every need is answered as you and your guests celebrate in this private, serene setting.

It’s true that Stonewalls Restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, but when you are looking for a Hamptons style experience without the Hamptons attitude (or price tag), Stonewalls will definitely delight. Although it is best enjoyed in the warmer seasons, especially to enjoy the fabulous outdoor spaces, Stonewalls is open and available for your event even as the weather turns colder and the parties move indoors.

And, even if you don’t have a special celebration on the horizon, make plans to visit Stonewalls for lunch or dinner. Their menu ranges from fine dining specialties to burger and beer pub favorites, so they are ready to serve no matter what your mood or style.

Once you discover this hidden gem, you will feel like you struck gold. Contact them today to arrange a consultation and tasting.

Touch of Venice

28350 Main Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 298-5851
www.touchofvenice.com

 When it’s time for the rehearsal dinner, bring the party to Touch of Venice where their elegant private dining room can host up to 80 guests for a celebration that marries the farm fresh local bounty of the North Fork with delicious Italian cuisine.

This popular dining spot blends favorite Italian specialties with the best of the North Fork, including local wines, produce in season, and especially local seafood. So, from the romantic, cozy, vintage European setting to the bit of Italy on your plate, everyone will feel like they just stepped from the East End right onto the Venetian Grand Canal, and they will love you for it.

Add in personal, attentive service for you and your guests, and your wedding weekend will be off to a fine start, indeed.

Touch of Venice is available year-round for any occasion, so consider them for a small wedding or other intimate celebration—from elopements to anniversaries and birthdays—even bridal and baby showers. The setting is comfortable and inviting, the food is delicious and the price is right.

Explore their versatile menu and delightful wine and drinks list from their website. Then be sure to contact them soon to set up your own soiree.