Real Weddings: Lombardi’s on the Sound

Long Island Photographer North Island Photography at Lombardi’s on the Sound

Cinematic styling meets one-of-a-kind imagery in Joy and Brian’s Wedding Album by North Island Photography. No two albums are alike when North Island Photography visits a Lombardi Caterers’ location. Here are some highlights from Joy and Brian’s Lombardi’s on the Sound Wedding:

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To learn more about booking an event at Lombardi’s on the Sound, or with North Island Photography, attend our next Bridal Showcase! Or contact us online at

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Real Weddings: Villa Lombardi’s

Marco Photography and Video at Villa Lombardi’s

We are so pleased to bring you our next Real Weddings installment, courtesy of Marco Photography and Video. Erin and Regina “Reggie” enjoyed a Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Villa Lombardi’s, located in Holbrook, NY. Villa Lombardi’s brings you the setting of a Mediterranean Villa–without having to be in Europe! Here are some of the highlights captured by Marco Photography and Video and Erin and Reggie’s Villa Lombardi’s Ceremony and Reception!

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Take a Seat!: Seating Chart Ideas, from DIY to Professional

While most of our Lombardi Brides love to use the complimentary Place Cards provided by Lombardi Caterers venues, there are others who love to alternately use a Seating Chart to direct guests to their tables. Whether DIY, Nautical Themed or Traditional, we’ve gathered some ideas we think our Lombardi Brides will love!

For the Rustic Bride

Rustic Wedding Seating ChartThis Rustic Wedding template on Zazzle allows Brides to customize their experience. The ready-made template, with you filling in the blanks may make this option a little extra work–however, that also means extra savings!

No Need for Traditional

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Event Design:Kelley Cannon Events via

Perfect for a Vineyard Wedding Catered by Lombardi’s Love Lane Market (but beautiful at any venue!) we love the creative elements in this Window Seating Chart. Whether it is something you tackle on your own, or with a Lombardi Recommended Vendor, achieving this look can be easier than you think!

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A Chalkboard Seating Chart can be a DIY project for the artsy bride, but for everyone else, there’s Etsy. Browse from many Chalk Board Style seating charts, from authentic to canvas on

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Real Weddings: Lombardi’s on the Sound

“I Do” with a View at Lombardi’s on the Sound, Long Island Waterfront Wedding Venue

The latest in our “Real Weddings” installment comes to us courtesy of Franklin Square Photographers. We are always delighted when the team at Franklin Square sends us images from there most recent visit to a Lombardi Caterers Wedding. Jen and Adam’s Wedding was beautifully captured, from their Indoor Ceremony, to their Sparkler Send-Off at the end of the night! Here is a peek at the photographs!






Wishing the very best to the Newly Married Mr. and Mrs. Heavey! To learn more about having your Wedding with Lombardi Caterers, or about booking Franklin Square Photographers as your Wedding Photographer, attend our next Bridal Showcase!

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Real Weddings: Lombardi’s on the Bay

Real Weddings at Lombardi’s on the Bay, Captured by Lombardi’s Recommended Long Island Wedding Photographer, Daniel S. Krieger

The awe-inspiring views of Lombardi’s on the Bay, located on the Great South Bay in Patchogue is perfectly exemplified in the work of Daniel S. Krieger, Lombardi Caterer’s Recommended Photographer. Here is a glimpse at Krieger’s recent work taken at Long Island Wedding Venue Lombardi’s on the Bay.

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Like what you see? Attend our next Bridal Showcase for the opportunity to meet with Daniel S. Krieger, as well as to tour the grounds at Lombardi’s on the Bay. Experience romantic grace and culinary excellence at Lombardi’s on the Bay.

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Lombardi’s Congelati, Long Island Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Shoppe

Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt
Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt

Looking to cool off this Summer? Look no further than Lombardi’s Congelati!

Enjoy a taste of Italy at Lombardi’s Congelati in Holbrook, NY. Offering self-serve frozen yogurt, sorbet and Italian Gelato, Lombardi’s Congelati offers the charm of a small gelateria but with a New York twist. Create your own delicious desserts from over 21 flavors that always include options that are Fat Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free or No Sugar Added. Kids and adults alike love our flavors!IMG_6939

Lombardi’s Congelati also serves smoothies, shakes, coffee, espresso and Italian Hot chocolate imported from Italy. What’s our favorite? The Lombardi Yogachino! Imagine a chocolate shake (or any flavor of your choosing from our 21 options!) with espresso, whipped cream and a drizzling of your choice.

We update our flavors regularly on our website Some favorites include Rice Krispy Treat, Pistachio, Red Velvet, Alpine Vanilla, Blood Orange Sorbet and more! Our flavors are constantly in rotation, to offer you a fun variety with every visit!

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Be Our Guest: Wedding Guest Book Ideas That Will Stand Out

Have You Decided on Your Wedding Guest Book Yet?

The Guest Book at your Wedding is one of the most precious keepsakes that you and your partner will take away from your Wedding Day. Whether staying with the book idea, or introducing a new concept to your Wedding Day, here are some ideas we have discovered online, on our Pinterest Page and from past events at Lombardi Caterers’ Wedding Venues!


Wedding Bench

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Photography: Stacey Hedman via

We love the Wedding Bench idea for so many reasons! The Wedding Bench, signed by your friends and family at your Wedding, will become a physical representation of the love and energy that was present the day of your Wedding. You and your spouse will be able to spend moments throughout your Happily Ever After sitting on your Wedding Bench and reflecting about your lives together!


Message in a Bottle

Signage by Jessica Leigh Paperie, Photography by J’Adore Love

Aside from the sign by Long Island Invitation Designer Jessica Leigh Paperie (we are swooning over it!), the Message in a Bottle is an adorable way to work in a nautical theme that we love at Lombardi’s on the Sound! Download or create a Mad-Lib like the couple featured used, or let your guests be creative, with a blank page for your guests to fill out, wrap up, and leave for you and your Spouse! From there, it’s your decision as to how often, when or where you will read them!

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Happy Hour at one of Long Island’s Favorites: Mamma Lombardi’s

There’s a lot to be Happy about at Mamma Lombardi’s New Happy Hour!

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Meet us at the bar from 3-6pm, Mondays through Fridays, where we’ve selected your favorite appetizers to be half price! Included are our signaure Fried Zucchini, Stuffed Mushrooms, Mozzarella Sticks and a personal Margherita Pie.

Drink Specials include $5 House Drafts, $6 House Wine and $6 House Liquor

Mamma Lombardi’s would like to offer Sachem Faculty Members 10% off at Happy Hour–just show your Faculty ID!

Happy Hour is available at the bar only at Mamma Lombardi’s in Holbrook, located at 400 Furrows Road. Reach us by phone at 631-737-0774 or contact us directly on our website!

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The Best in Long Island Special Events, at Villa Lombardi’s

At Villa Lombardi’s, we want you to celebrate your Milestone events with quality service, food that your guests will not be able to stop talking about and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Experience a Royal Sweet 16 at Villa Lombardi’s. Photo by In The Mood DJ Productions

Allow the adults to have as much fun as the kids when you have your Long Island Bar/Batmizvah at Villa Lombardi’s. Our Sweet 16 menus are also designed to accommodate the trendiest of teens, while appeasing adult palates.

Villa Lombardi’s is also an elite Long Island Baby and Bridal Shower Venue, as you will impress your guests with the cuisine that has earned the Lombardi Family the creed “Reputation is Everything.” Other Special Events we cater to include Anniversary Parties, Communions, Christening and Baptisms, Cocktail Parties, Gender Reveal Parties, Family Reunions and more.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn why Villa Lombardi’s is among the best in Long Island Special Occasions for over 20 years.

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Congrats, You’re Engaged! Now Let’s Plan Your Engagement Party!

At Lombardi Caterers, we want your Engagement Party to represent you and your partner as a couple. With an Engagement Party, you get to decide the ambiance, menu style and and mood for your first celebration as a Married-Couple-To-Be! In this blog post, we will discuss the several options that Lombardi Caterers can offer to engaged couples throughout the Long Island area.


The Bride-and-Groom-to-be take a moment to greet a guest at their Engagement Party in Villa Lombardi's Glass Atrium
The Bride-and-Groom-to-be in Villa Lombardi’s Glass Atrium

Celebrate Cocktail Style – A cocktail party is a great option for an Engagement Party. For a Cocktail Style Party, we recommend Villa Lombardi’s  Glass Atrium with Lombardi’s 2 Hour Cocktail Party Menu. Your Cocktail Party will take place in a glass room surrounded by Villa Lombardi’s colorful and majestic gardens, offering enchanting imagery and backdrops for your party and photographs. Included in your package will be passed Hot Hors d’oeuvres, Lombardi’s Bruschetta and Crostini presentation, Salad Station, Pasta Bar with your choice from one of Lombardi’s famous sauces, and Carving Station. The cocktail style allows your guests to socialize and mingle while sending you their best wishes for the journey ahead, with plenty of food while they do so! Enhance your menu by adding an Exit Station, like our Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk!

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Country Line Dancing Returns this Summer to Villa Lombardi’s!

Long Island Country Line Dancing brought to you by Villa Lombardi’s!

It’s our favorite event! Country Line Dancing at Villa Lombardi’s features Live Music by the County Line Band, dance instruction by DJ Lyndy and Lombardi’s Country Buffet, exclusive to this event! Reservations are made by phone at 631-471-6609!

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Live Music with a View at Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue

Experience Long Island Bands Live on the Great South Bay!

Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue proudly featured live music from bands that Long Island local loves! First up is a performance by the Nexl Level Band, Friday July 15th at 7:00pm. Come early and enjoy our Happy Hour from 4-6:30pm, or make a Dinner Reservation by phone at 631-654-8970.

See below for the performance schedule for The Next Level Band at Lombardi’s on the Bay!

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The Center of Attention: How to Select a Centerpiece For Your Long Island Wedding

Selecting the Centerpiece for the Long Island Bride

Sometimes, the best way to learn is by example. We are constantly inspired by our Bride and Groom’s visions for their Wedding Day. With venues throughout Long Island, Lombardi Caterers recommends a select team of Florists throughout the area, so they can be accessible to all of our Long Island Brides

Below, we will share some of our favorite centerpieces, followed by our recommended florists who can help achieve it!

Elevated Wedding Centerpiece

Seen at Villa Lombardi’s, the elevated centerpiece is functional for a ballroom with round tables. It provides more room, while allowing guests to be able to still see one another! Additionally, the tall centerpieces will add a depth and extravagance to the entire look of your ballroom on your Wedding Day.

Long Table Top Centerpiece  

Image by Carmen Santorelli via StyleMePretty
Image by Carmen Santorelli via StyleMePretty

The width of the above pictures table top centerpiece makes it a great selection for a Ballroom with Oval Tables, such as Lombardi’s on the Sound. The width of the centerpiece will help it cover the space of the table, so it can still be a focal point for all guests. The short height is also non-intrusive, so it is not blocking guests from seeing one another–or from seeing you throughout your day!

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Real Weddings: Lombardi’s on the Sound

Wedding Photography at Lombardi’s on the Sound – Kelly and Matt’s Wedding, photographed by Lombardi Caterers recommended photographer Marco Photography and Video

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We first connected with Kelly and Matt on our Instagram Page, as she kept us included in her planning process. From her final appointments, Bridal Showcase tasting and visits to the venue, we were counting down the days to their Wedding with them!

We were so excited upon seeing the stunning imagery of their Wedding Day at Lombardi’s on the Sound taken by Marco Photography and Video.

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Kelly and Matt Marco Photo LOS

We love how Marco Photography and Video allowed Kelly and Matt to show their personalities in photos like the one shown above!

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Lombardi Caterers is known for their signature famous cannoli, which first debuted at Mamma Lombardi’s Restaurant. Since expanding into Catering Halls and Wedding Venues, our signature cannoli has remained a staple–seen above with Kelly and Matt before beginning their Dessert course!

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Early To Wed: Why You Should Consider an Afternoon Wedding

The Beauty of a Long Island Afternoon is Never More Apparent Than During a Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Photo by North Island Photography and Films at Villa Lombardi's
Photo by North Island Photography and Films at Villa Lombardi’s

Along with the beauty of an Afternoon Wedding can come the feeling of uncertainty–an Afternoon Wedding may go against tradition for some. However, with the change of trends and tradition, there are many perks to considering an daytime or afternoon start for your Wedding Day. Here are just a few notable perks!

Perhaps the most spoken about perk of an Afternoon Wedding is the opportunity to save on the price-per-person. Although not a guarantee, many venues will offer a discounted rate, or a special package specifically for Afternoon and Day-Time Weddings. All three of Lombardi Caterers’ Long Island Wedding Venues offer a Wedding Package devoted to Saturday and Sunday Afternoon Weddings, which can be found on our website Party All Night! With an Afternoon Wedding, the After-Hours party holds a great potential! Many of our Brides and Grooms who wed in the afternoon loved how the party continued at the bar of their Hotel Block. Not doing a Hotel Block? Villa Lombardi’s offers an After Hours Party that can be added to your affair.

Photo by North Island Photography and Films taken at Lombardi's on the Sound
Photo by North Island Photography and Films taken at Lombardi’s on the Sound
  • While at first thought, some may worry an Afternoon or Daytime Wedding may be an inconvenience to some guests, past Bride and Grooms have found the opposite to be true. For those with children attending the event, the children are able to participate and engage in the event better with it being during their normal waking hours. No children attending? Parents find it easier to find a sitter during the day, as opposed to having to find a late-Saturday Night sitter. An added bonus is none of the older guests, or those not staying at the hotel, will have to feel concerned about driving home at night thanks to your earlier start time!
  • Whether an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Villa Lombardi’s, or a Waterfront Ceremony at Lombardi’s on the Sound or Lombardi’s on the Bay, one of the stand-out benefits of an Afternoon Wedding is to enjoy that view for as long as possible!
  • In conclusion, the most important factor to consider when selecting the start time of your Wedding is what suits your personal taste and style as a couple. Morning, Noon or Night, your Wedding Day is about the two of you, and we are confident that you will be able to make it special no matter what time of day!

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    Love Lane Celebrates First Fridays this Summer!

    Celebrate First Friday’s with Lombardi’s Love Lane Market and All of Love Lane this Friday!


    Last summer Love Lane began the tradition of “First Fridays”, where the merchants of Love Lane would stay open late every Friday to celebrate good food, good drinks and good company from the North Fork’s Finest. This year, the tradition continues, with even more vendors, craft beverages and delicious bites featuring local produce.

    Lombardi’s Love Lane Market participates each month, as Lauren Lombardi creates a special food item unique to each event. For First Fridays, Lauren likes to take the Market’s specialties, and combine it with a local goods or produce from one of the North Fork Farms or purveyors. July 1st will be the next installment of Love Lane’s First Friday, and already a terrific line-up is in store, which is regularly being shared and posted on the event’s Facebook and Instagram.

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    Tradition in a Jar: Mamma Lombardi’s All Natural Sauces

    Bring Home the Lombardi Tradition with Mamma Lombardi’s Jarred Sauces

    If you are local to Long Island, it is possible you have spotted Mamma Lombardi’s All Natural Sauces on your grocery store shelves, keeping great company with other Jarred Sauces. But if you haven’t tried Mamma Lombardi’s All Natural Sauces before, here is what you need to know:

    • Mamma Lombardi’s All Natural Sauces have no sugar added and are prepared using All-Natural ingredients.
    • Mamma’s sauces are prepared locally–but enjoyed everywhere. You can order her sauces online, where they can be shipped anywhere throughout the United States! (Perfect for the New York native who had to move out of state, and misses that New York Italian Food!)
    • The history of Mamma Lombardi’s sauce originated in the countryside town of Avellino, Italy, where Mamma Lombardi first created her famous sauce for the local townspeople and her family.
    • The Jarred Sauce flavors include Mamma’s Jarred Marinara Sauce, Filetto di Pomodoro (Tomato and Basil), Vodka Sauce, Puttanesca, Arrabiata Sauce (spicy!), and Tomato Sauce–the ideal spaghetti sauce!
    • Mamma Lombardi’s All Natural Sauces can be found across the Long Island and Tri-State area, including at Stop and Shop, Best Yet Markets, King Kullen, Lombardi’s Market, Lombardi’s Love Lane Market and Giunta’s Meat Farms. Contact your local store to confirm if they have Mamma’s sauces available!
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    Live Music at Lombardi’s on the Bay

    Save the Date for Live Music by NOIZ at Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue this Summer!

    To stay current on our upcoming events, follow us on Facebook!

    Or, check our website for a list of all of our Upcoming Events at Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue

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    Step-by-Step Wedding Planning for the Long Island Bride

    Keep Calm and Plan a Wedding with Lombardi Caterers!

    He popped the question, she said yes and it’s time to start your Happily Ever After. Now what? Well, now it’s time to plan the Wedding! But keep calm–here are a list of steps, put together by the Banquet Sales team at Villa Lombardi’s, to help you plan out your Wedding from start to finish!

    -Bride and Groom should first compile a guest list -Together, establish an estimated Wedding budget. -Schedule an appointment to meet with one of Lombardi Caterer’s Catering Managers at either Villa Lombardi’s, Lombardi’s on the Bay or Lombardi’s on the Sound. During your initial meeting, you will tour the grounds of the facility, discuss different menu options and select your Wedding date. -At time of booking, a formal contract and deposit are required; a schedule of payments is arranged on your contract, to assist with your Wedding budgeting. -Research Lombardi Caterer’s preferred vendor list and schedule appointments to book them for your wedding day. Find a link to our recommended Wedding vendors on our website -Mail out “Save-the-Dates” to your previously compiled guest lists. (For Save-the-Dates and invitations, we recommend Jessica Leigh Paperie!) -Approximately two months prior to your wedding mail out the invitations; Lombardi Caterer’s will provide direction cards for you (don’t forget to include directions to your ceremony location and hotel information). -4 to 6 weeks prior to your wedding your Catering Manager/Party Planner will contact you to schedule your party planning appointment to
    From Kurt and Carolyn's Wedding at Villa Lombardi's
    Special Props from Kurt and Carolyn’s Wedding at Villa Lombardi’s

    finalize your affair. At this appointment, you will make your menu and Wedding cake selections, customizing your affair. You will also be given the opportunity to add on any specialty stations or upgraded items to your menu. (The cannoli station is a popular addition!) At this meeting you will also finalize your linen colors, arrival time, go over any special instructions or requests. At the end of the meeting, a floor plan and place cards will be provided to you.

  • -10-days prior to your Wedding, you will meet with your Banquet Manager for your final appointment, where the final touches will be put together!
  • -The week of your wedding, you will be able to drop off your favors, guest book, card box and any other items for your Wedding Day.
  • -Finally, your Wedding Day has arrived! Enjoy a day that to celebrate each other as Husband and Wife–and remember, Keep Calm–it’s your Wedding Day!
  • For more about planning your Wedding at one of Lombardi Caterer’s Long Island Wedding locations visit us online!

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    Summer BBQs Brought to You By Lombardi’s Market in Holbrook!

    Lombardi’s Summer BBQ Package is Just in Time for Father’s Day!

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    Contact Lombardi’s Market Online to begin planning your Long Island Summer BBQ

    Or call us! A Catering Team Member would love to help you! 631-737-8470

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    Spring on Long Island: Outdoor Dining is Back!

    Long Island Outdoor Dining from Lombardi Caterer’s

    Spring is here, and Summer is approaching! Which means the umbrella’s are out, the sun is shining and Long Islanders are ready for some outdoor dining! Here are some of our favorite Outdoor Dining spots available at our locations.

    Dining with a view at Lombardi's on the Sound
    Dining with a view at Lombardi’s on the Sound

    Lombardi’s on the Sound offers outdoor dining with enchanting views of the Long Island Sound. On a hilltop enveloped in privacy, Lombardi’s on the Sound and the Port Jefferson Country Club at Harbor Hills seemingly exists in a world of it’s own. View our restaurant menus on Lombardi’s on the Sound’s website

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    Jackie and Dan’s Wedding at Villa Lombardi’s Shot by Franklin Square Photographers

    When Franklin Square Photographers shared a sneak peak from Jackie and Dan’s Wedding Day at Villa Lombardi’s, we swooned! We swooned, then we looked at them again and swooned some more!

    Here is a glimpse of the Wedding Photography by Franklin Square Photographers, so that you may begin visualizing your Happily Ever After at Villa Lombardi’s!

    Photo: Franklin Square Photographers
    Photo: Franklin Square Photographers
    Photo: Franklin Square Photographers
    Photo: Franklin Square Photographers
    Photo: Franklin Square Photographers
    Photo: Franklin Square Photographers
    Photo: Franklin Square Photographers
    Photo: Franklin Square Photographers

    For more information about Long Island Wedding Photography by Franklin Square Photographers visit


    To learn more about planning your Wedding Day at Villa Lombardi’s, visit

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    The Benefits of Attending a Bridal Showcase for the Long Island Bride

    Attend our Summer Bridal Showcase at Lombardi's on the Sound
    Attend our Summer Bridal Showcase at Lombardi’s on the Sound

    What are the benefits of attending our Bridal Showcase at Lombardi’s on the Sound?


    • Wedding Vendors! All of our preferred vendors will be there. This means, in one setting you will be able to meet with a qualified list of Long Island Wedding Vendors. Our Vendor List was specifically customized with the Long Island Bride in mind–we offer a variety of vendors for each category, so our Couples may find the company that best suits their vision, location and budget.
    • A Wedding-worthy Tasting! The Bridal Showcase at Lombardi’s on the Sound is set up like our Wedding Cocktail Hour–while you may be taking photos or greeting guests during your actual Cocktail Hour, our Showcase offers you a chance to enjoy the ambiance, food and the view all taking place in Lombardi’s on the Sound’s Front Ballroom.
    • The Grand Ballroom in Action! While the Front Ballroom will be setup for Cocktail Hour, the Grand Ballroom will showcase centerpieces set up by our Long Island Wedding Florists whom we feature on our Vendor List. The lights will be dimmed, and the DJ will be performing a showcase, all for your entertainment! Consider it a preview of the big night to come!
    • Easy Registration! Registering for our Bridal Showcase is now as easy as filling out a form online! Fill out the form to be on the Guest List for this New York Bridal Showcase
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