So you want a private bespoke wedding venue that defines understated elegance, allows for total relaxation, letting the hair down, unpretentious partying and revelry? Rustic but refined, laid back but efficient, a little quirky sometimes, is how we do things here.
Picture a venue where carefree guests throw Frisbee or play in a game of ‘Poc Fada’ after dinner, or where children can comfortably set up a picnic on the grass. And picture your guests strolling round The Smoke Walk, happily lazing in canvas deck chairs or sampling ice cold Home Made Craft Cider from our farm. Not to forget our band of lively, welcoming dogs who will charm and lead willing guests astray!
We’re here to set the tone and mood of your wedding weekend, helping to make it as traditional, bohemian, informal or relaxed as you desire.
Longueville House an 18th-Century Country House property (steeped in history), is warm, unpretentious and inviting. Attached to the house is a Turner Conservatory c1865, a gorgeous Victorian glass house, where wedding dreams happen.
Longueville has buckets of personality, wit, and style and is owned and run by professional hoteliers (though it doesn’t feel or act like an hotel), William & Aisling O'Callaghan, your hosts, who keep a keen eye on events throughout your stay in their wonderful home.
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Exclusive refers to when bridal couples take over the property privately and exclusively for two weekend nights or more.
Longueville has 16 charming guest bedrooms, sleeping up to 30 guests under the one roof. This giant, pink house, all 16 guest bedrooms, restaurants, public areas and grounds may be booked privately to parties in excess of 80 wedding guests - this being the minimum number charged.
Having exclusive use of Longueville House guarantees privacy, flexibility and the full undivided attention of our dedicated professional staff.
Guests usually pay for their own accommodation and guest bedrooms may also be subsidised by the bridal couple by prior arrangement. For overflow guest numbers, there are plenty of local B&B's and Guest Houses to accommodate, all within a 10 minute drive from Longueville House with a fleet of local taxies supporting this.
Check in time is from 3pm and check out time is 12 noon.
Rehearsal suppers the evening before or chill down/ recovery parties the day after are provided to weekend takeover lets or multiple night lets. We will help set the tone by making these occasions as grand or as informal as you wish.
From hog-roast barbeques, to informal suppers and picnics, to a full blown gourmet dinner with all the bells and whistles. Your guests may dine formally, buffet/ family style or finger food - all works equally well here.
Picture creaking tables of house smoked salmon, salads and greens from our walled garden, succulent roast butterfly leg of Longueville Lamb with all the trimmings, seasonal vegetables and fruit from our walled garden, local farmhouse cheese and oven fresh soda breads and an assortment of homemade tarts, pudding and parfaits.
All of this washed down with jugs of farm pressed apple juice and crisp sparkling cider from our own apple press, complimented with bottles of well chosen wine from old and new worlds. In one word ...sublime..
Our home may be let on a one-night exclusive rental basis midweek (Sunday through Thursday). Please contact us for more details.
Should you require a one-night let only that falls on a weekend night, and are 'date flexible', we may be able to accommodate you on selected dates at certain times of year. Please contact us directly for further discussion.