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:
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!
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
This 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
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!
Chalk It Up
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 Etsy.com.
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! http://www.lombardicaterers.com/bridal-showcase/
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.
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.
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!
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 http://www.lombardisfrozenyogurt.com/menu1/. 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!
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!
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
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!
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! http://www.mammalombardis.com/
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.
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. http://www.villalombardis.com/contact/
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.
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!
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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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!
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
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!
Wedding Photography at Lombardi’s on the Sound – Kelly and Matt’s Wedding, photographed by Lombardi Caterers recommended photographer Marco Photography and Video
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.
We love how Marco Photography and Video allowed Kelly and Matt to show their personalities in photos like the one shown above!
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!
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 http://www.villalombardis.com/weddings/. 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.
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!
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.
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:
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Or, check our website for a list of all of our Upcoming Events at Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue http://www.lombardisonthebay.com/upcoming-events/
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 http://www.villalombardis.com/weddings/. -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
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.
For more about planning your Wedding at one of Lombardi Caterer’s Long Island Wedding locations http://www.lombardicaterers.com/weddings/ visit us online!
Contact Lombardi’s Market Online to begin planning your Long Island Summer BBQ http://www.lombardismarket.com/contact/
Or call us! A Catering Team Member would love to help you! 631-737-8470
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.
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 http://www.lombardisonthesound.com/restaurant/
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!
For more information about Long Island Wedding Photography by Franklin Square Photographers visit http://fsphoto.com/
To learn more about planning your Wedding Day at Villa Lombardi’s, visit http://www.villalombardis.com/weddings/
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