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 on tours of favourite sniffing territories.
We’re here to set the tone and mood of your wedding day or 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 like a hotel), William & Aisling O'Callaghan, your hosts, who keep a keen eye on events throughout your stay in their home.
Located near Mallow, Co Cork, Southwest Ireland, it’s only a 50-minute drive from Cork airport, three hours’ drive from Dublin airport and 10 minutes’ drive from our national railway service, making it a much sought after destination real wedding venue. City slickers and overseas visitors love Longueville for its pared-down peace and quiet while offering unbeatable seclusion and intimacy. There are after all 450 acres of stunning countryside surrounding Longueville to experience!
Exclusive Weddings at Longueville House
Exclusively Yours refers to weddings where couples take over the property - lock, stock and barrel on a private and exclusive basis for as long as they wish. Longueville House has 20 charming guest bedrooms, sleeping 38 to 42 guests overnight. This giant, pink princess, all 20 guest bedrooms, restaurants, public areas and grounds can be booked out privately to parties in excess of 80 guests - this being the minimum number charged for. Having exclusive use of Longueville House guarantees intimacy, flexibility and the full undivided attention of our dedicated staff. Guests usually pay for their own accommodation and guest bedrooms can also be subsidised by the bridal 'master account' 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.
Weekend Weddings (Fridays & Saturdays)
Weekend weddings are let on a two-night exclusive rental basis. Should you require a one-night let only 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 and possible dates. Check in time is from 3pm and check out time is from 12 noon.
Single Night Exclusive Lettings
Our house may be let on a one-night or multiple night exclusive rental basis. Check with our wedding coordinator for details.
Weekend Wedding - Rehearsal/ Recovery Party Dining
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..
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