My fiance and I have been looking at several Jewish Centers on Long Island for our wedding next fall. We've looked at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, Sephardic Temple, and Oceanside Jewish Center so far. We still want to check out Woodbury Jewish Center (but probably too pricey), Temple Sinai, Jericho Jewish Center (Jem Caterers), and East Meadow. We do need glatt kosher. I was surprised to find out that some temples are not glatt, Oceanside was not and I need to find out if East Meadow is. Some are even just kosher style; they will serve dairy. Oh we also checked out the Royalton Mansion at the Roslyn Country Club. We loved it, they are affiliated with Jem caterers, but they are also the most expensive place we've seen.
So far, we really like Shelter Rock. We love their ballroom and the sanctuary. However, we've never been to a party there before and are extremely nervous about the food. Food is VERY important. Has anyone been to an affair at Shelter Rock or know of someone who has? They won't do a tasting with us because they don't like to do business during someone's party. Understandable, but I don't just want to call up the references that they give us. They did say they would do something during the week when they are preparing for the weekend and give us a taste,. But I rather taste something that is what is going to be served during my wedding.