It being almost June, a popular month of choice for future wedded couples, if you are a young couple who are engaged and worried about where the two of you are going to hold one of the biggest ceremonies of your soon-to-be-joined life, why not stick a little bit closer to home and hold the wedding at Fire Island’s Palms Hotel?
The hotel, which is one of the largest venues on the island, can accommodate a sizable amount of people –up to 185 guests– and has a whole host of amenities; paying special attention to some of today’s common digital needs. The rooms and suites include: flat screen televisions, room service, iPod docking stations, WiFi hotspots and satellite television. The Palms Hotel is also are the only hotel on Fire Island to have its own private beach as well.
When it comes to the wedding rehearsal dinners, couples can choose between the options of having their guests enjoy a special catered dinner courtesy of one of Ocean Beach’s restaurants or, the couple can host a more informal BBQ—either with food of their own food or food that the hotel can provide. In terms of the ceremony itself, couples have several choices for that as well: they can take vows on the beach under a canopy or on the Village Dock. There is also a “Fire Island Wedding Package,” which includes: accommodations at the hotel, a reception at the Maguire Restaurant, and transportation provided by the ferries to and from the location.
Plus, if brides need help in planning the ceremony, whether its some small loose ends or feeling overwhelmed from the start, the hotel staff has a vast amount of experience and can help women navigate through some of the tough quandaries, such as, how to arrange ferry transportation for guests and obtaining an application for Mass Assembly. The hotel also provides a bridal assistant free of charge, so that the bride does not have to worry about becoming stressed out during her special day. The assistant will also help to make sure that everything runs smoothly and without any hiccups.
If after all this customization, the bride and groom to be are still concerned about the cost, Palms Hotel proprietor, Laura Mercogliano, assures couples that it is far more affordable than they might think. Something that can be of real mutual help to both the couple and out-of-town guests comes from the fact that in booking 10 or more rooms at Palms means a couple’s own accommodations are free. The hospitality does not stop there, as when all is said and done with the wedding, Palms Hotel invites and encourages couples to come back to Fire Island so that they can celebrate their first wedding anniversary there too!
“[I]f brides need help in planning the ceremony, whether its some small loose ends or feeling overwhelmed from the start, the hotel staff has a vast amount of experience and can help women navigate through some of the tough quandaries, such as, how to arrange ferry transportation for guests and obtaining an application for Mass Assembly…[t]he Palms Hotel is also are the only hotel on Fire Island to have its own private beach as well.”
If you want to have an elegant and affordable wedding that’s close to home, contact the Palms Hotel and ask about having your ceremony there. For more information about hosting your special day on Fire Island, contact the hotel by phone at (631) 583-8870 or visit their official website.
Happy wedding planning!