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NorthForkWeddings & SouthForkWeddings Rehearsals

You know the big wedding celebration has begun when the rehearsal dinner is underway. Here is our list of the latest pre-screened restaurants that are perfect for the rehearsal dinner. Each has a bit of a different style and vibe--that's up to you to choose what's best--but we heartily recommend each one of them for quality, service and killer customer experience.

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Rehearsals | North Fork Weddings on the East End

Savor the intimate North Fork with a rehearsal dinner with family, friends and the wedding party. Make it a clambake, bbq, or dinner among the vines.

Stonewalls Restaurant

A rehearsal dinner or intimate wedding celebration at 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.

Why we love Stonewalls: Relaxed yet elegant in a beautiful country club setting --minus the country club attitude and price tag.

Touch of Venice

When it’s time for the rehearsal dinner, bring the party to 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.

Why we love Touch of Venice: Elegantly old world in style and menu, with the best locally sourced ingredients. Easy to reach from anywhere, and relaxed vibe...look for live music year round.

Caci North Fork

If a meal at is a foodie’s delight, then a party is culinary nirvana, especially if that party is your rehearsal dinner. Caci North Fork excels in creating divine authentic Italian specialties, using pasta as an artist’s palette and a wood fired grill to create culinary masterpieces for any occasion. Simply everything that comes from the kitchen is imaginative, delightful and delicious. Caci North Fork will enhance your wedding's North Fork theme by serving a menu created with locally sourced ingredients, whether harvested from local waters or local farms. Once you taste food this fresh, you will want nothing less. Fabulous menu aside, Caci North Fork is ideal for the rehearsal dinner. It’s easy to find on the North Fork’s Main Road in Southold, with plenty of parking. The attentive staff is most welcoming as you savor a relaxing and intimate celebration in their open concept dining room, mingling with the wedding party, family and close friends as the wedding weekend kicks off with the party before THE PARTY. Caci North Fork specializes in custom, personalized celebrations. Call today to begin planning a rehearsal dinner created especially for you.

Why we love Caci:_ Rustic Italian cuisine in a country setting. Contemporary menu marries the old world with the North Fork in grilling heaven. Did we mention everything is grilled? We should have be cause it is DIVINE!_

ALure Chowder House and Osteria

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.

Why we love A Lure: Seafood done to perfection with the seabreezes and bayview at your shoulder. A fun, rustic vibe is anything but shabby. If you go for dinner, get the lobster--not many places do it as well as A Lure.

Rehearsal Dinners at Cedar House On Sound B&B

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.
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Why we love Cedar House on Sound: **_Did someone say wine? You will have to book an overnight stay to enjoy the fabulous tasting room, but oh my heavens, it is worth every bit! Easy to reach. Fantastic hosts. Unbelievable wines. _

A Mano Restaurant

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.

Jedediah Hawkins Inn

Kick-off your wedding celebrations with a rehearsal dinner at the luxurious, one-of-a kind and simply beautiful . 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.

Why we love Jedediah Hawkins Inn: _Where to we begin? Victorian charm, elegant service, inventive menu, and the SPEAK EASY. This is an experience you will not forget. _