Celebrations around a new baby are common in cultures worldwide, and most involve “showering” the new mother with useful gifts, support and advice. Surrounded by the women she loves most, the entertainment can be anything the host and mother-to-be would enjoy. The secret to having a truly memorable baby shower is to find the right venue. Long Island Mamas compiled a list of our favorite baby shower venues on Long Island.
For a more formal affair, the Carltun is an excellent choice. This site is large and spacious. The Carlton offers several kinds of rooms and an impressive menu.
Where: Park Avenue, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY
Contact Info: (516) 542 0700
Cara Mia Due
Cara Mia Due restaurant is a great choice for a mid-size shower. The shower will be the only event held during the time slot reserved. Enjoy delicious Italian food served family-style.
Where: 3935 Merrick Road, Seaford, NY
Contact Info: (516) 804-9280
Fat Fish Wine Bar and Bistro
For those who want a water view for their shower, this restaurant provides just that as well as elegant dining. Menu options range from brunch options to seafood delicacies.
Where: 28 Cottage Avenue, Bay Shore, NY
Contact Info: (631) 666-2899
Lombardi’s on the Bay
Suffolk County’s answer to The Carltun, Lombardi’s on the Bay offers shower guests waterfront dining next to Shorefront Park. All of the Lombardi family properties are known for their excellent food, so eat up!
Where: 600 South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY
Contact Info: (631) 654-8970
Stewart Manor Country Club
It’s like having a party in an English manor. Warm wood floors, a huge fireplace, and rolling green gardens add to the ambiance. Oh, and the food is terrific! It’ll make for an impressive shower to remember.
Where: 51 Salisbury Avenue, Stewart Manor, NY
Contact Info: (516) 328-7540
Three Village Inn
Three Village Inn is a tranquil country cottage meets catering hall. Since there’s a hotel attached, this site is perfect for those planning a shower event with lots of out of town guests.
Where: 150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY
Contact Info: (631) 751-0555
A baby held at home can be just as lovely as one held in a catering hall. It gives a shower with any size guest list a cozy, intimate feel. The Mom-To-Be can enjoy all the fun in the comfort of her childhood home (or the home of a generous sister, aunt, or friend). Holding a shower at a home is traditional and comfortable. Can’t go wrong!
By Rachel Minkowsky