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Bedell Cellars Venue Guide

Welcome to the Bedell Cellars Venue Guide, where we delve into the heart of one of Long Island’s most picturesque and esteemed wineries.

Nestled amidst sprawling vineyards and charming rural landscapes, Bedell Cellars stands as a premier choice for couples dreaming of a wine country wedding. This guide will take you through the enchanting spaces, exceptional wines, and unique experiences that make Bedell Cellars not just a venue, but a destination where weddings are beautifully realized.

A bedell cellars wedding tent lit up at dusk in a field.

About Bedell Cellars

Bedell Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery located on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. Founded in 1980 by Kip Bedell, the winery has been producing some of the finest wines in the region for over 40 years.

One of the things that sets Bedell Cellars apart is their commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. They were the first winery on Long Island to be certified as sustainable by the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing program. They use natural fertilizers, composting, and integrated pest management to ensure that their grapes are of the highest quality while minimizing their impact on the environment.

Bedell Cellars specializes in producing Bordeaux-style wines, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. They also produce a range of other varietals, including Chardonnay, Viognier, and Gewurztraminer. Their wines have received numerous awards and accolades, including a rating of 91 points from Wine Spectator for their 2013 Reserve Merlot.

A man delivering a toast into a microphone at a Bedell Cellars wedding.

The winery itself is a beautiful and welcoming space, with a tasting room that features a fireplace and a large outdoor patio with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards. They also offer guided tours of the winery and vineyards, as well as private tastings and events.

The winery itself is a beautiful and welcoming space, with a tasting room that features a fireplace and a large outdoor patio with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards. They also offer guided tours of the winery and vineyards, as well as private tastings and events.

A bride and groom celebrating their wedding in the stunning vineyard of Bedell Cellars at sunset.

Getting married at Bedell

Bedell Cellars is a popular venue for weddings and other special events. The winery offers a stunning and picturesque setting for outdoor ceremonies, with views of the surrounding vineyards and gardens providing a beautiful backdrop for exchanging vows.

There are several options available for couples looking to have their wedding ceremony on the property. One of the most popular options is the outdoor ceremony space, which offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and gardens.

The outdoor ceremony space is located in a picturesque setting surrounded by vineyards, providing a beautiful and romantic backdrop for exchanging vows. The space can accommodate up to 200 guests and features a beautiful trellis and a natural aisle lined with grapevines.

A black and white photo of a bride and groom sharing their first look at Bedell Cellars wedding ceremony.

For couples looking for an indoor ceremony option, the winery’s barrel room is a popular choice. The barrel room is a charming and rustic space that can accommodate up to 120 guests, with wine barrels and ambient lighting creating a warm and romantic atmosphere.

Another indoor option is the winery’s event hall, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. The event hall features a neutral color palette, high ceilings, and plenty of natural light, providing a blank canvas for couples to customize to their specific wedding vision.

In addition to these ceremony spaces, Bedell Cellars also offers a range of outdoor spaces for cocktail hours and receptions, including a spacious lawn and a beautiful patio with views of the surrounding vineyards.

A bride in a wedding dress gazing out of a Bedell Cellars window.

Photo locations at Bedell Cellars

Bedell Cellars is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, making it a perfect location for wedding photography. Here are a few locations on the property and nearby where you can capture some beautiful shots:

  1. Vineyards – The vineyards are an iconic part of Bedell Cellars’ identity, and make for a picturesque backdrop for wedding photos. Rows of grapevines stretching out into the distance create a beautiful and romantic atmosphere.
  2. Gardens – Bedell Cellars also has beautiful gardens on the property, featuring a variety of colorful flowers and plants. The gardens provide a beautiful and serene setting for photos and can be especially beautiful during the spring and summer months when everything is in bloom.
  3. Barrel Room – Bedell Cellars’ barrel room is a rustic and charming indoor space that provides a unique backdrop for photos. The rows of wine barrels and ambient lighting create a warm and romantic atmosphere.
  4. Tasting Room – The winery’s tasting room is a beautiful and welcoming space, with large windows offering views of the surrounding vineyards. The space can be a great location for more formal wedding portraits.
  5. Nearby Beaches – If you’re looking to mix things up and add some variety to your wedding photos, the nearby beaches can provide a stunning backdrop. Bedell Cellars is located near several beautiful beaches, including Orient Beach State Park and South Jamesport Beach.
  6. Local Farms – The North Fork of Long Island is known for its farming community, and several local farms in the area can provide unique and beautiful settings for wedding photos. Catapano Dairy Farm and Lavender by the Bay are two popular options in the area.

A black and white photo of a wedding dress hanging in a room at Bedell Cellars.

Overall, Bedell Cellars and the surrounding North Fork area offer a wide range of beautiful and unique locations for wedding photography, from the vineyards and gardens on the winery’s property to nearby beaches and farms.

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