I have been meaning to email you to tell you how happy I was with how
the wedding turned out. I want to thank you and your excellent staff
for making the whole day stress free and so much fun. The ceremony
was really beautiful and I can't believe how fast they broke
everything down for the cocktail hour. The main room looked so
beautiful and the whole thing felt very intimate and cozy. Everyone
was raving about how good the food was! I had a great time and I
couldn't have asked for anything better. I'm so glad we decided to
have a real wedding and a great party to celebrate our marriage, it
felt even better the second time around! Thank you again for all your
help, you are the best!
Michelle & David Zambrano
Michelle & David Zambrano - Nov 17, 2012
My name is Sal Neri and I am writing to tell you how much twenty of my closest friends and I enjoyed ourselves in the clubhouse at Smittown Landing after our weekly round of golf.
Your general manager, Rich Laurelli, for years, has provided the best of service and has always maintained the facilities in the best condition. I don't know how he does it since we come in at the end of the day, around 6:30 pm, and everything is neat and clean. I don't know how many golfers Smithtown Landing gets on a Thursday, but the clubhouse and facilities always looks like we are the first to arrive.
This year Rich had given us Stela Monetti as our bartender and she is a gem! When we came she had everything set-up and waiting for us. Tables were placed together for our convenience, pitchers and beer glasses were chilled and ready to be handed out. Of course the kegs of our favorite beers are always on tap. She is a cheerful, effervescent person and a delight to be around.
One again we will be having our end of season buffet after or final round. Rich has once again generously allowed us to hold it in the clubhouse, cater it, and allow us to run a tab at the bar.
Your company and staff are big part of the reason we have returned to Smithtown Landing for the past twenty years.
Sal Neri - 8/18/12
Rich & Smithtown Landing Staff,
Thank you for the amazing job hosting our wedding reception. We had the time of our life - everything turned out perfect! We want to thank the staff for the wonderful service, especially the Maitre D' and bridal attendant - who were incredible. We were very pleased and impressed wth how it all turned out incorporating our stuff - just stunning. We'd only heard good things about Smithtown Landing.. you guys exceeded our high expectations - thank you!
Luke & Elise
Luke & Elise Garzia - 2012
I recently hosted a successful charity fundraiser at Smithtown Landing. a Large part of why it was so successful was the wonderful staff of Smithtown Landing as well as the elegant setting of the Merrywood Cottage. The food was superb and the service was excellent. I am expecially grateful for the professionalism and attention to detail of Rich Laurelli and Debbie Austin. I have hosted numerous fundraisers at many venues and none can compete with Rich, Debbie and Smithtown Landing.
Any couple having their wedding at Smithtown Landing will not be disappointed. I know I will be getting married at Smithtown Landing when the time comes.
Ed Strohm - Three Sisters Family Foundation for Cancer Treatment - Oct 5, 2012
Dear Rich & Smithtown Landing Staff,
Words simply cannot express our sincere gratitude for everything you did to help make our wedding ceremony as perfect as could be. It was an honor and privelege to have worked with you in the months leading up to, and the day of our wedding.
Michele & Eric Maestre
Michele & Eric Maestre
We want you to know how much we appreciate your help and kindness. You made our planning for our 50th Wedding Anniversary much easier. We hope you like the flowers. May God bless you.
Love and best regards,
George and Marjorie Pozderec
George & Marjorie Pozderec
Dear Rich, Debbie & the rest of Smithtown Landing,
Thank you so much for making my Sweet 16 so memorable! I had so much fun and it was a night I'll never forget. Thank you for all your help. You guys are the best !! :)
The Lessings team at Smithtown Landing is just top notch! Our wedding day was everything we dreamed, absolutely seamless, and perfect in every way - all thanks to them! They were on top of things before we even had to mention them, and accommodated our every request or need. The venue itself is a cozy yet elegant feel, the food was scrumptious, the staff perfect beyond words, and the price - oh so nice! We were both from NY originally, but live in SC now. When we decided to have our wedding back in NY, we were anxious about the hurdles involved in planning a wedding from a distance away - Rich & his team made that a non-issue. They were there to help us every step of the way, and to offer other professionals they could highly recommend, at times when we weren't sure who to turn to (hair, makeup, rentals, transportation, etc). There was no request that they didn't happily oblige, and they even helped us think through ideas so we could envision the end result vividly. We felt like we could include them as part of our "family" on a very special and most important day. I would recommend this venue to anyone, for any catered affair - big or small.
Wedding Channel Review - September 12, 2012
My fiance and I were on a budget and could not fathom paying $100 or more per person at venue. We met with Rich and he was able to give us a deal that definitely worked in our budget. Everyone we dealt with was extremely accommodating. The day of went perfectly. The room looked beautiful, especially with the color option choice that we had for the linens. People are still complimenting me on the wonderful time they had at my wedding as well as how beautiful it looked. The Smithtown Landing Country Club is for any bride who doesn't want to over pay for a beautiful wedding but wants to receive the same amazing service, if not better, than the higher priced venues on Long Island.
Wedding Channel Review - September 3, 2012
Smithtown Landing Country Club was the perfect place for our July wedding. Rich was so accomodating throughout the year of planning. He was always so prompt with email responses and very courteous. The day of the wedding was magical. The food, the atmosphere, everything was as I imagined it would be. Our Matre'D and bridal attendant were very friendly and always there when we needed something. I strongly recommend SLCC.
Wedding Channel Review - September 2, 2012
If you want your wedding day to be Perfect in every way, SmithTown Landing Country Club is the place for you! From the onset to the finish, Rich Laurelli and his staff were attentive to our every need. The staff is courteous and professional, and their absolute goal is to cater to your every desire. Our guest are sending us messages on facebook, our emails and our phones ranting and raving about our fabulous wedding. We have received cards and notes in the mail from our guest telling us what a wonderful wedding it was, and how much fun they had! We absolutely saw our vision come to light when we walked into our reception ballroom. It was as picture perfect as any wedding could be! Many our family and friends describe the food as delicious, fabulous, amazing, and delightful. We cannot thank you enough, Rich Laurelli and the SmithTown Landing Family!
Horace and Carol McDougan (August 2012)
Wedding Channel Review - September 1, 2012
My husband and I just recently got married June 30, 2012 at Smithtown Landing. We had the greatest experience. The staff was wonderful. They were there for everything thing. They were kind, helpful and just a delight. They made mine and my husbands day top priority. The food was amazing! Our guests raved over the food! I would recommend Smithtown Landing to anyone and everyone! If u want great service and people who will go to great lengths to make your day magical then this is the place. Rich, Debbie and staff went above and beyond to make sure my day was the most memorable day of my life. My husband and I know if we want to have a great party we will be booking with Smithtown Landing!
Sincerely, Mr & Mrs Staria
Wedding Channel Review - August 30, 2012
The fact that we spent $70/pp (including tax and service charge) and got ALL that we got for our wedding was incredible. We had 200 guests and were nervous that we would wind up spending a fortune. Rich, the manager, is so amazingly helpful and kind. He was open to all suggestions and gave some valuable ones of his own. Pat and Joe were also extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with. They made the wedding easy. The food was excellent and there were so many choices already included in our price.
Wedding Channel Review - Februrary 20, 2012
I'm really glad I had my wedding here. The atmosphere was traditional New England like my church and I felt well taken care of. Food was good and Joe was really nice, took care of details and made sure I got something to eat! It was such a special day, thanks!
Wedding Channel Review - November 30, 2011
I can't say enough about how great everyone was during planning and the day of my wedding. Rich, the banquet manager, my maitre d' Joe, my bridal attendant Pat, went above and beyond to make my day go smoothly. It helped that we had a gorgeous fall day on October 7, sunny skies, 69 degrees, which allowed for amazing pictures on the golf course and around the property. I didn't eat the food (too busy partying) but the guests said it was great. You can't go wrong with this venue!
Wedding Channel Review - November 12, 2011
Everyone was wonderful from the very beginning. Rich was wonderful to work with. Joe and Pat were terrific!
Wedding Channel Review - October 18, 2011
Rich and his staff at Smithtown Landing Country Club gave us our dream wedding. We had a vision and they made it happen, impeccably. From the first day we met Rich, we knew he was our guy. He listened to every word we said and was always available to talk through our ideas. He and his staff, especially Joe, the maître’d, and Chris, the chef, made us feel that our day was as special to them as it was to us, both before and during the wedding. We knew from our interactions with them that our day was going to be fantastic, but the actual day surpassed our highest expectations. We had a fusion wedding with all sorts of flavors! I am a Bengali Muslim, my husband a Jewish, Italian American. Our fusion wedding was a first for Rich and his staff, but no spectator would ever guess; from the food to the service, everything was so seamless that one would think they had done it a thousand times before. Both the Indian food and the Italian food was excellent, all our guests agreed that the goat curry was the best they had ever had and the eggplant rollatini, even my meat-loving aunt couldn’t stop from requesting seconds. When we go to parties now, friends and family still rave about the sauces and service at Smithtown. The most important thing about the entire staff at Smithtown is their simultaneous concentration on both the big picture and the tiniest details. Joe and our day-of coordinator, Pat, guided us through every step of the day, from making sure the bridal party was fed breakfast and lunch to calming my nerves moments before I walked down the aisle. When my husband and I walked into the reception hall, Joe was there to inconspicuously take my bouquet from me as I walked in so I would not have to re-trace my steps to put it down – it was such a small action, but it still gets me every time when I watch the video – how did he know to do that?! My sister-in-law still remembers that as we were taking our bridesmaids pictures, she was thirsty at one point, turns around, and there was Pat waiting with some cold water. A few minutes later, she needed her bouquet, and again, Pat was there with bouquet in hand. These little details truly show the entire staff’s dedication and enthusiasm. All our other vendors also commented on how wonderful and easy it was to work with Rich and his staff. And I knew that as long as they were around, no matter what happened with any other vendor, they would know how to make things ok. To give that type of peace of mind to a bride is no small thing. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for individualized service and dedication to embracing the day you have always dreamt of and more!
Wedding Channel Review - March 29, 2012
We were planning to have an intimate wedding (70 people) and from the time we saw the place and sat down with the manager we knew they would be able to deliver what we were looking for. We had our wedding on a gorgeous summer day, so the backdrop for the outdoors ceremony was unbelievable, combined with the quaint feel of the reception room. The entire staff was so personable that from the planning stage to the actual date they gave us the confidence to know everything was being taken care of, so we were able to relax and enjoy our day to the fullest!. We received many compliments from our guests about how great everything was.
Wedding Channel Review - July 24, 2011
My husband and I wanted a beach wedding reception, but we were on a budget and weren't finding any venues that were both beautiful and affordable. Smithtown Landing was under our radar, but when we checked it out on a tip from my aunt, we were so glad that we did! The price was right and although it's not on the water, it has a picturesque outdoor deck, unique and beautiful rooms, and a spacious interior. Rich, the General Manager handled all of our requests and emails with timeliness and care, and helped us create little extras to add our personality to the reception, including special cocktails. The food was memorable (lobster rolls at the cocktail hour!!) and the Maitre'D and Bridal Attendant were attentive without being overbearing. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my experience at Smithtown Landing. Do not overlook this place in your search for a reception hall!
Wedding Channel Review - July 22, 2011
I can't say enough good things about this venue...this place went above and beyond my expectations and I would highly recommend them to anyone! The manager at Smithtown landing is wonderful and very attentive and accommodating. From the day I booked with Smithtown Landing I felt very at ease with the entire planning process and trusted that they would do a great job. When I entered the ballroom the day of the wedding I was absolutely amazed at how beautiful everything looked and how they perfected every detail I had noted (and there were quite a few) Everything was perfect! I hope to be able to use them again in the future for another event!
Wedding Channel Review - May 21, 2011