Longueville House welcomes groups of varying sizes for lunch and dinner, accommodating all types of family and corporate occasions, Wednesdays through Sundays. Depending on final numbers, Guests may reserve any one of our four dining areas for special occasion private dining. These distinctly individual rooms, all located on the ground floor can accommodate larger guest numbers when required (from 14 guests to 146 guests at one sitting). Three of these dining areas are inter-connected - The Turner Room, The Presidents' Room and The Library. The Chinese Room is located nearby but set slightly apart.
The Turner Room
A large, curved glass room, (designed by Richard Turner in 1865, the finest ironmaster and glasshouse designer of the Victorian era), seats a maximum of 80 Guests spread over nine tables and because of the under-floor heating system, can be used year round. Light and bright, stylishly decorated and lit by candle and soft fairy lights, has magnificent views overlooking The Blackwater Valley. It's as close as one gets to dining outdoors.
The Presidents' Room
A fine, elegant room which links The Turner Room and The Library, with centre point Adams fireplace, seats a maximum of 40 Guests at two long tables. It is named after the family collection of specially commissioned portraits of Ireland's past Presidents. Some of these past Presidents still visit us today. The room is stylishly decorated in soft shades of salmon pink on the walls and fabrics, with tall Georgian windows and a southern aspect make it bright, airy and warm.
Our Library seats 14 Guests at one large table or two narrower tables of eight Guests. It's located next to The Presidents' Room and is beautifully decorated in tones of heritage green, with black Kilkenny marble fireplace, gilt mirrors, oil portraits of historical characters and pretty china plateware on the walls. This makes it a much sought after private dining space and is the family's favourite!
The Chinese Room
Our Chinese Room stunningly and richly decorated in Golds and Royal Reds, seats 18 Guests at a large table. It borrows it’s name from a custom practiced in the Big House in the 18th century when the occupants travelled abroad on the ‘grand tour’ and purchased souvenirs to decorate their homes.