We are invited to a cousin's wedding in Aquebogue and need lodging for Sept 7 and 8. The hotels recommended in Riverhead have no vacancy as well as apparently every other lodging in Riverhead and Aquebogue. We can rent a car and drive some distance but I am quite disoriented trying to figure this out from Seattle. I am confused by hamlet vs town, etc. We must be in Riverhead no later than 5 pm, in order to catch a shuttle. It would be fun to also stay somewhere at a distance and take the Long Island Expressway, if we can get to Riverhead that way, and the timing works. We've never been to Long Island. Please advise if you will. Thank you!!!!!