Tie the Knot in Romantic Port Jefferson

This Long Island hotspot is an ideal place for a destination wedding by the sea.

Tucked away on the North Shore of Long Island, the Village of Port Jefferson is one of New York’s best-kept secrets. This quaint town is known for its luxurious accommodations and mouthwatering meals (not to mention easy access to nearby vineyards and beaches). Combine all that with breathtaking harbor views, and you’ve got a postcard-perfect destination for a coastal wedding.

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Danfords Hotel & Marina

Comprised of 86 luxurious guest rooms in eight separate buildings, Danfords Hotel & Marina is a perennial favorite with Port Jefferson visitors. Each room boasts contemporary nautical décor and a spa-inspired bath, and those seeking an extra-picturesque experience can request a waterfront balcony or a fireplace. There’s also an onsite spa and salon — perfect for your big-day beauty prep.

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Up to 150 wedding reception guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Long Island Sound in Danfords’ newly-renovated ballroom. The signature wedding menu is sure to wow your guests, and the onsite WAVE Lounge is an ideal spot for a post-reception nightcap (five-hour wedding receptions start at $89 per person).

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Graceful Rose

From its romantic ambiance to its sweeping harbor views, the award-winning Graceful Rose is the premier spot for rehearsal dinners in Port Jefferson. Indulge in fresh, delicious seafood — the tuna crude and pan seared herb crusted salmon fillet are not to be missed — while your guests sip cocktails and enjoy the view.

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Toast Coffeehouse

No Port Jefferson wedding weekend would be complete without a visit to Toast, a popular breakfast spot with a fun, artistic vibe and some seriously scrumptious food. The to-die-for sweet potato waffle with honey butter, pictured below, will have you begging for more.

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