I recently had the pleasure of playing for a cocktail hour at an incredibly nice venue in the Long Island Wine Country called Vineyard Caterers, located at 978 Route 25 in Aquebogue, NY. This engagement was for a steel drum group, hence the casual attire! In this case we were working in conjunction with my long-time colleague Nepo Soteri, who runs AfriCarib, a Brooklyn-based steel-drum band.
We had a wonderful time, as did the guests, but what made this day really memorable was the staff. There are many nice venues on Long Island to have your wedding celebration, but few have the quality staff that Vineyard Caterers has. Everyone from bussers to servers and bartenders–all the way up to the maître d’, John, were all extremely nice and helpful. They seemed to be having as much fun as the guests! Believe me, this is not at all common, and everyone, including the guests noticed and appreciated it.
The location and decor are first-rate as you can see from the photos. We had a great time and can’t wait to be back there for another cocktail hour!