What our Couples have to say...
"A huge thank you to all the team at Longueville. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on Longueville from Australia that this was the wedding venue for us and the whole experience I had from our first meeting with Aisling to all the countless emails Emma so kindly replied to from me did not disappoint. In fact the whole experience from start to finish blew me out of the water!
Aisling and William- you have such a hidden gem of a property, definitely one of Cork's best kept secrets. Having involvement of the owners on such a personal level is so warm and inviting and something unique that very few properties can offer, I really felt like Longueville was my own home for the weekend. The food is simply sublime and so mouthwatering, every guest praised it so highly and all want to come back for seconds!
Emma- thank you for your patience and attention to detail in assisting us plan our dream wedding, we couldn't have done this without your help. Your efficiency and love of what you do is second to none.
For the whole team- nothing we asked was an issue, everything was done with such professionalism and poise, in fact you thought of things that hadn't crossed our minds and actioned them without us even noticing in a smooth and seamless manner. The whole team made us and all our guests feel really welcome and that they enjoyed having us there. To them its not just a job they do but its a passion they have and a love for Longueville.
Personally addressing myself and Caleb made me feel like the real lady of House- Rupert, Gabor and Tomas are such gentlemen and go above and beyond in their service, even at 2am when we asked to keep the bar open longer!
Martina you such a shining star and gave us all a giggle- you have an answer for even the cheeky Kiwi's and we all enjoyed the banter from you- the endless pots of coffee you brought us were much appreciated.
I could go on and on for ever as I honestly don't think there are enough chocolates and ways to thank you enough for making our special day such a success.
We got some fantastic pictures of the property, stunning grounds and of course the cute dogs. Thanks so much."
Ciara and Caleb October 2015
"Now that we've returned and are adjusting to married life post-honeymoon, it's good to be able to write to you to thank you for facilitating our wonderful weekend wedding. Not a day has gone by that we haven't thought of, or talked about our wedding. It was truly the happiest, most joyous, and love-filled day of our lives.
We honestly can't thank you enough for looking after us so well that weekend. From the moment we arrived on the Friday afternoon, to our departure on Sunday, we felt really taken care of, and every last detail that we'd requested throughout the year was remembered and looked after.
There are certain moments that stand out vividly and we will always associate with that weekend. We both feel that the team at Longueville went above and beyond what we might ever have expected or hoped for, in terms of making this magic happen.
Longueville House will always be very special to us, because of the fact that we got married there. It felt like home for the whole weekend, and we really didn't want to leave.
We wish you continued success, and look forward so much to visiting again, meeting you all, and maybe having the time to take the gorgeous dogs for a walk!"
Claire and Colm June 2015
"Thank you so much to you all at Longueville for helping us to have such an amazing day (you even got the sun to shine for us!). There honestly isn't one thing we would have changed about the day and we absolutely loved the relaxed feeling of the whole thing! A lot of our guests were surprised at how laid back Matt and I were on the day, which I think has a lot to do with how good all your staff are. If there were any issues or panic, we certainly weren't aware of them! You have such wonderful staff working for you and I also cannot say enough about the food! So many people lower their expectations for wedding food, which is not something we ever wanted or were prepared to do and you certainly didn't disappoint! Everyone was commenting on how delicious and plentiful it all was! I could go on and on....but basically we had an absolute ball, loved every minute and are 100% happy that we had our big day with you all at Longueville! It will always hold a special place in our hearts and we shall definitely be back to visit! Winter time with those fireplaces will be too hard to resist!"
Lucy and Matt August 2014
"Our wedding day went perfectly and we want to thank you and your staff for making it such a special day. All our guests said that their accommodation was wonderful and the quality of the food and service was excellent. We certainly would recommend Longueville as a special wedding venue - as would our guests! All in all a wonderful day."
Val and Tony August 2014
"As soon as we got engaged we knew we’d like to have our reception in Longueville House after a wonderful family meal there a few years ago. After discussing available dates with we were lucky enough for it all to become a reality. The house itself is just gorgeous and we loved that there is history in every room. The Turner Conservatory provided a unique and beautiful backdrop for our meal and the cellar function room and sibín bar are so quirky and different- they proved a real talking point amongst our guests! Add to this the fabulous, innovative and incredibly tasty food created by William and the kitchen team, all of which is grown or reared on the farm, and you have a winning combination. It’s true ‘farm-to-fork’ dining in glorious taste-bud tingling action! Our guests were quite simply blown away by everything at Longueville House-from the drinks reception on the lawn where we were served the delicious Longueville House Cider while making the most of that breathtaking view over the Blackwater Valley, to the meal and all the trimmings! We are still getting asked the name of the wine Gabor choose to accompany our meal! Aisling and her team of Gabor, Emma and Rupert helped make our day one to remember for all the right reasons. Aisling made the whole process so easy from our first email to our conversation the morning after as Mr & Mrs! We were so grateful to her for making it all so stress-free and fun - no mean feat in the often frantic wedding planning world! In fact we often felt like the team had climbed inside our heads or had a telepathic link as we would just think of something only to find it had already been taken care of. On the day they made all our friends and family feel like royalty! I remember coming down the main stairs at one point in the evening and seeing people chatting and laughing in all corners - it really felt like we were having one amazing house party and we were Lord and Lady of the Manor! We are so happy we followed our instincts and chose Longueville House as our wedding venue and would highly recommend you do too. You really won’t regret it for a second."
Siobhán and Michael June 2014
"Thank you all for the terrific day we had at Longueville House and for all of your hard work, effort and advice! We had an absolutely perfect day at your hotel and are so pleased with how everything went. All of out guests raved about the food, drinks, venue & warm and professional staff. Patrick and I hugely appreciate all that you have done for us and will always treasure how special you made it all feel. Look forward to celebrating many future special events with you".
Joan, Patrick and Rory May 2014
"Aisling , Emma, Gabor et al, Thank you so much for making our wedding day so intimate and special. Before I had even met Ger , I had hoped to get married in Longueville one day , without having even stepped foot inside the door! When Ger proposed , Longueville was the first reception venue we looked at and it lived up to all my expectations! We visited on a cold March morning and instantly felt welcome and at home. The fire was lit and we were served tea and some delicious scones and jam , and from that instant Ger loved the venue as much as I did! We booked for the 12th April 2014 and what a magical day it was. It exceeded all our expectations! It was a first visit for many of our guests and we have received a lot of positive feedback re the location , the service , the food and especially the gooseberry jam that you made for us as our favours! I have been asked for seconds there! We had an issue with one supplier on the day , and the way the team reacted on the day was more than anyone could ask. No guest even noticed which is a testament to the excellent work your team puts in. From start to finish Ger our guests and I were made to feel welcome and special , and for that we are grateful. There is nothing about the day I would change and Longueville will always be a special place for us. We look forward to returning on a regular basis!!"
Donna and Ger April 2014
"Many thanks again for our wedding day on the 05th October. It turned out to be exactly the day we were hoping it to be. Which was totally down to yourselves there at Longueville, as we didn't do much organising on it really! All the guests loved the House, the surroundings, and all commented on the quality of the meal and the friendly staff in Longueville. What photos we have seen so far featuring the house and surroundings look amazing. From the two of us, thanks so much for your attention to detail and the work that you put in to really making our day special for us."
Annmarie and Brian October 2013
“From the very first minute we fell in love with the magic of Longueville and knew it was where we wanted to get married. Even on a cold & dark night in the depths of Winter the house was so welcoming, especially the fab drawing room with the roaring fire. Luckily however our wedding happened to be during the 2013 heat wave which made it even more special. Having the drinks reception and speeches outside with the stunning backdrop was an added bonus…all accompanied by the delicious canapés and a glass or two of bubbly! Dealing with Evelyn in the run up to the wedding made everything so much easier and stress free…but we couldn't have asked more from every single member of staff, especially Gabor & Barbara. The day itself was everything we could have wished for, and more…the food was amazing, the setting was stunning, the conservatory looked absolutely magical and the dance floor downstairs was such a great venue for the after party. Wish we could do it all over again, and would 100% recommend it to others for their special day!”
Deirdre and Gordon July 2013
"We recently got married & had our reception at Longueville House. It is such an amazing location with the most spectacular scenery. The rolling green fields and huge old oak trees surround this beautiful house. The interior is as amazing as the exterior. The conservatory was magical as dusk set in. The food for our wedding was sublime. The flavours, freshness, care and attention was commented on by all who attended and indeed people are still raving about the food! The monkfish was the nicest I have ever eaten. The canapés were exquisite, especially the tempura prawns. The creme brûlée was to die for and was complimented perfectly with the sharp raspberry sorbet. Extra portions were brought out at dinner and everyone was overwhelmed by the 'seconds' and abundance of food. The staff here in Longueville are truly amazing. Nothing was too much trouble on the lead up to our big day and the service over dinner was the best I have ever received. It would put many of our 5 star hotels to shame. Every detail was over seen by Gabor and Evelyn and I knew we would not be disappointed. This duo are a real asset to Longueville. Well done! The Drawing Room was the centre of attention as our guests gasped at the enormous log fire. Downstairs for dancing the room was perfect for our size wedding. An amazing location that has it all. I could not recommend Longueville highly enough. A hidden gem in the rolling countryside of Co Cork with exceptional staff and food. Míle buîochas, you made our dreams come true".
Gillian and Michael September 2012
"Having visited Longueville House many times, I immediately knew it was the perfect destination for my wedding. I contacted the excellent team at Longueville and asked them if they would accommodate me in putting a stonking big marquee in the middle of the grounds. They agreed to host their first ever marquee wedding and were with me every step of the way in navigating the logistical demands of hosting a marquee wedding. One of the special memories of my wedding day was waking up to see all the additional floral arrangements which Longueville had surprised me by placing throughout the house and grounds using flowers from their gardens. We are based in London and the wedding party was very international with a lot of foreign guests and they were all totally charmed by the beautiful, authentic feel of Longueville which feels like a genuine Irish country house, lived in by generations of the same family. The open-air drinks reception with a traditional Irish band and plenty of Guinness in particular went down a treat! The food was a highlight of the day and of an exceptionally high standard. This was paired with delicious wines and Longueville made brandy, cider and delicious blackberry liquor. The hog roast held the next day was just as delicious. Apart from the beautiful house and stunning location, the accommodating and professional team are a huge plus in having a wedding at Longueville. I had many and complex demands and the team definitely exceeded my expectations and made my wedding a fun and (relatively!) stress-free experience".
Eileen and Matt August 2012
"I got married in Longueville recently and can't recommend the hotel enough. Longueville is a beautiful country house, with log fires, home-made cider and brandy, a Victorian conservatory, and food that's sourced from and cooked on the farm. The staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a wedding venue, it's magical. On a sunny day, you could have drinks outside overlooking the castle in the distance and green fields. I'm a pessimist, and planned for rain (it being Ireland). Sure enough, the day was pretty wet. But the venue still looked magical, there was space for everyone, fires felt cosy, and the photos round the courtyard and house looked stunning! The conservatory, when lit up with candles, and set with flowers, looks absolutely magical. Then afterwards, downstairs to what used to be the cellars for the perfect party venue and dance floor. If you want to avoid your standard IKEA looking function room with coloured uplighting, this is the place for you. Feels like a beautiful, personal, old country house, with so much class and character, and with the most amazing food and drink. As you can arrange to have the place to yourself, it's also perfect for a more personalized wedding party. I couldn't recommend it more. (Have also been for weekends away here - equally magical). Thank you and good luck Longueville!
Alice & Michael June 2012
“We got married at Longueville House last week and it was perfect. Longueville is an idyllic country setting in the Blackwater valley, with stunning views and beautiful grounds which were great for an outdoor champagne reception with lively jazz, for formal and informal wedding photos and for children to explore and play. The house itself is grand yet welcoming, homely and relaxed. The conservatory was the perfect place for the wedding dinner and speeches, with views outside, and inside decorated to perfection. The food and wine at Longueville were beyond compare, William O'Callaghan is a culinary genius with his fresh produce from the farm. The service really made the whole experience for us and for our guests. Everybody spoke about how well looked after we all were, the staff (especially Evelyn who organised everything so well) were truly incredible, anticipating our every need and being so friendly and professional. We really could not have asked for a better wedding venue in terms of value for money, location, setting, food, wine and the staff at Longueville, and would recommend it to anyone as a perfect wedding venue”
Olwyn and David June 2011
“Everything was just so perfect from the food, wine, venue, accommodation etc. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, we had the most perfect venue ever. The breakfast, the gardens, the DOGS!!!! I don't know where to stop.We would highly recommend Longueville as a wedding venue as would all our guests who have raved about the place all weekend”.
Nickie and Jerome April 2011
“We've stayed at Longueville a number of times over the last few years and are never left wanting. The staff are second to none and bring out the best in Longueville. Longueville is not the location for swimming pools and golf courses. It is for relaxing in mature surroundings with incredible food. We loved the place so much, we decided to get married there. Our family and friends couldn't say enough about the place. We took over Longueville for a couple of days and it was like our home. Longueville does not have any stuffy elements to it. Easily our favourite location!”
Orla and Emmet August 2010
“A big thank you to you, Aisling, William, Donald, and all the staff at Longueville for making our weekend and special day, so memorable! Everyone was blown away by every aspect of the Wedding, from the setting, to their rooms, the service, the food, the ceremony to sum up what everyone says - 'best wedding ever!"
Anna and Adam May 2010
“We want to thank you for making our Wedding a really wonderful occasion for us and our guests. We have lots of great memories from the day and beautiful photographs set in the house and grounds. One of the highlights of the day for us both was the ceremony. The room looked so elegant and full of natural light and it made a perfect setting for the occasion. We really appreciate all the extra work on your part to accommodate the ceremony in the house - it felt extremely special. The food was also as excellent as we had expected, lots of our guests have mentioned to us how good it was. My family also said how much they enjoyed their meal on the Saturday night in the Chinese Room. Many thanks again to you and all the staff who worked on the day for the excellent service, and to Evelyn for all her help in the lead up. Longueville House is a very special place, we hope to return before too long!”
Emma and Michael November 2009
“We both had an amazing day. It really could not have been better. Everyone was delighted they are still talking about your friendly staff, amazing food, location (for some of the photos you would swear we were in Tuscany wow) and of course the weather that ye arranged). We could not fault anything. Downstairs worked so well I really can't believe the space. Our Guests had an amazing time and said it was the best wedding they ever had been too. We have had so many thank you cards from people. My Mum and Dad had a super day they were so proud they are still chatting about how fabulous the day went. Darragh and myself will not be strangers. We did travel around Ireland after the wedding to a few other country houses and we have to admit Longueville is still Tops for us”.
Cathrina and Darragh October 2009