By now many have recognized that East Coast is the premiere NYC Wedding Band based out of Long Island, New York. For the last 30 years we have entertained wedding guests all along the East Coast—from Maine down to Sunny Florida. (Ahem…hence the name people!)
Typically, we musicians get all the praise, but what about the venues that welcome our hi-energy band?
Now, if you’ve ever seen us play at any of our gigs (wedding, dark smoky club, corporate event, or college dance party) then you know we have fun. Still, some of our favorite performances have been at weddings, not simply because of the hi-energy wedding music we play, but because of the gorgeous venues that we get to play them in. From the food to the accommodating coordinators, impressive level of service, budget-friendly packages, and overall lavish wedding surroundings these places are hidden gems that specialize in creating your dream day i.e. these aren’t wedding factories folks!
So discerning brides, grooms, and wedding coordinators look no further. We’ve created a list of some of our all-time favorite locations to host your picture perfect wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.
1. Inn at New Hyde Park
Whether we at East Coast Music & Entertainment are just grooving on a weeknight or “Big Mike” of American Idol fame is rocking out at your wedding, one of the places to check out regarding your NYC wedding has got to be the (amazing) Inn at New Hyde Park.
Known for hosting only one wedding at a time they strive to provide top-notch service. Their motto says it all: Modern Luxury…Timeless Elegance. Call them for a private tour and let them create your dream ceremony. Psst…they can also tell you how great their house band is (East Coast Music anyone?). But seriously, East Coast Music & Entertainment was selected as the preferred and recommended vendor for live music at the Inn at New Hyde Park. We’ve even played the owner’s family events. (I think they like us.)
Reviewers have said this is the perfect place to hold your posh wedding. We can’t agree more.The Royalton says it best: Unveil the curtain to Long Island’s opulent past and discover, at the heart of exclusive Roslyn Heights, the Royalton. This colonial mansion of the early 20th century stands on 10 acres of wooded arbor and English gardens restored to a magnificence matched only by the level of grandeur of each catered affair. What more could you ask for?
East Coast performs at this venue several times a year; be sure to say hi to our friend, manager Gerard Foster!
Like us, Carlyle on the Green racked up awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire for their impeccable service. One look at this majestic estate and you can see why it is one of our fave places to play. FYI: The venue overlooks the famous Black Course and is a frequent host to the US Open and other PGA events. Click the pic to arrange a tour.
Westbury Manor has a pretty unbeatable formula. A beautiful Victorian mansion that serves as a showcase to your love story. As one reviewer said, the staff’s “professional service and attentiveness to detail” made their event smooth and enjoyable. With beautiful surrounding gardens, the Westbury Manor offers some gorgeous outdoor options for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. This place pioneered the formula that has made New York weddings renowned worldwide for that perfect combination of great food and hi-energy dance music. They really know how to throw a party that keeps the momentum flowing. Turn Up!
Anyone that knows their boutique hotels would not be surprised at our next selection. The Fox Hollow Inn has much shared history with The Westbury Manor. However, with the Inn’s recent addition of what’s become one of Long Island’s most luxurious hotels on the property, their appeal has broadened for those of you that may need to accommodate out-of-towners.
6. The Carltun
Last, but certainly not least, what would any discerning wedding venue list be without The Carltun?
As with a few other places on our list, throughout the years we’ve not only played weddings at The Carltun, but other social and corporate events as well. Still this place does weddings…and they do them well. Think elegance and romance meets the time of your life. Give them a call to plan your perfect day.
So get out and get venue shopping! And when you’re done give us a shout. We aren’t the top-rated wedding band on the east coast for nothing. Our many five-star reviews on The Knot, Wedding Wire, and LI Weddings can’t be wrong.