Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I create my own menu?
A: Yes, our food and beverage experts are happy to create a menu that reflects your wishes. Our experienced team will work with you fulfill your requests.
Q: Can I taste the food before the wedding?
A: Of course. You will have the opportunity to meet our Chef when presented with a sample plate. At that point, both the Chef and your Catering Coordinator can make menu suggestions to suite your palate.
Q: How long will my reception last?
A: Generally, a wedding reception is planned for five hours. You can extend the time if desired. Your wedding specialist will advise any additional costs for the additional time.
Q: Can I have an open bar at the wedding?
A: You can elect to have an open bar, a limited selection of wine and beer, or a cash bar. Your wedding specialist will advise you on the costs and inclusions for each.
Q: Do you have suggested vendors for flowers, music, photography, etc?
A: We work on a regular basis with several vendors. We will be happy to give you contact information.
Q: Can I host a morning-after brunch or a rehearsal dinner at Hyatt Regency Long Island?
A: Certainly. We have several locations that would be appropriate for these occasions.
Q: Are taxes and gratuities included in the pricing?
A: No, your contract pricing will not include all taxes and gratuities. Please remember, pricing is not final until a signed contract is returned to your wedding specialist.
Q: Can my guests have a late check-out the morning after the wedding?
A: We will try and accommodate your guests' requests, however, this will be dependent upon the overall occupancy of the hotel on the day in question.
Q: Can I decorate the reception room?
A: Generally, yes. There will be certain limitations in some rooms, which your wedding specialist can review with you. Allow us to give you ideas and suggestions that have successfully worked in the past.
Q: Can I use my own outside ethnic caterer?
A: Yes. A hotel-approved caterer can provide facilities and services to your guests.
Q: Do you accommodate small affairs?
A: Of course. Small receptions are our specialty and offer a wide selection of unique locations. How about Poolside, or a Garden Lawn Wedding, in addition to our appropriate sized banquet rooms.
For more information contact our wedding consultant at 631 232 4626.