Helpful Links

The License et al. - Before you can marry on Long Island or in New York City you will need a marriage license - of course!

These sites will save you some time and trouble in securing one:

Giant Wedding Planning Sites:

These are particularly helpful sites for planning your Long Island/ New York City wedding:

Recommended Wedding Halls:

These are a few of the places that recommend me, and that I'm glad to recommend to you.

Antun's In Queens Village

Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove

Any of Lessings elite venues:

  • Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, NY
  • Coindre Hall in Huntington, NY
  • The Mansion at Timber Point in Great River, NY
  • Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, NY
  • Dowling - Vanderbilt Mansion in Oakdale, NY

The Sterling Caterers in Bethpage

Milleridge Inn in Jericho

Oheka Castle in Huntington

Wedding Planners

Here are some expert planners that do weddings on Long Island and in New York City:

Photography and Video:

DJ Services and Other Music:

  • Mobile Music Masters
  • Grupo Latin Vibe (Salsa and Latin Jazz), Awilda Santiago (718) 787-9742, Tommy Mattioli (718) 349-1149
  • Hanan Harchol (classical guitar)  917 838-0054
  • Janet King, New York Harpist (516) 671-4519
  • Carol Moore, A Starry Night Elegant DJ services (212) 946-5119
  • Jerry Costanzo (big band, small ensembles, solid vocals)  (631) 473-1942
  • Valeriya Sholokhova, Cellist (plays with others also, including Slava Gelafud, below)  (718) 440-6989
  • Slava Gelfaud, Violinist (He and Valeriya were particularly good together.) (917) 596-9925
  • Capriccio Ensemble (Natalie Kriegler, Artistic Director)  (917) 273-9183 (best); Ofc. (212) 923-4807
  • Red: Wedding & Event Management (917) 232-9239  (especially for Chinese weddings) Ask for "May"
  • Lindsey and Nick (violin and bass)  (631) 398-2491
  • Larabanda: Musica in Vivo - Julio Legua (347) 570-9956
  • Penham and Claremont Strings (Vivian Penham) - (212) 663-4373
  • Ernest Buckley (keyboards and vocals for funeral services)  (718) 809-7666
  • Forever Sounds Alive, Paul Hassler (631) 224-7769
  • Big Photo Booths, LLC (877) 336-4169

Wedding Clothing for the Bride:

  • Solotu, 557 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY   (631) 584-4644
  • Naomi's (dresses), Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, Bay Shore Mall, and Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream
  • Mario Ramo Couture (custom made and alterations), 915 Second Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040  (516) 326-1010

Flowers and Floral Arrangements:

Wedding Cakes and Pasteries:

Dance Lessons for Marrying Couples

Wedding Officiants in Other Regions:

These are people I like who are professional, personable, experienced, and who have the best interests of the couple at heart.

Pastor Bill serves families in the Greater New York area including Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Queens, Brooklyn, New York City (Manhattan), and Westchester County. If you’re thinking of using a Judge for your wedding, or a Justice of the Peace – or if you’re thinking of going to city hall for your wedding – or perhaps you’re working on a last minute wedding plan – in any case, Pastor Bill would love to speak with you. Pastor Bill is also available for families that have suffered the loss of a loved one and are planning a funeral.

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