How your day will go…
Pre Dinner Reception
When you first arrive to the hotel as a married couple, you will discover that as well as being a fabulous wedding venue we are also a seriously great venue for a party!
During fine weather we aim to serve drinks & canapés outdoors so that you and your Guests may enjoy the stunning scenery that surrounds Longueville. Alternatively if the weather is dull or rainy, we’ll serve indoors by our roaring oakwood log fire in the drawing room thus ensuring that everyone is well cared for until dinner is served. Vegans, vegetarians & special dietary requirements all catered to with advance notice.
Your Photographer will capture our stunning views and backdrops for your eventual photo album. They may choose from a range of scenery such as our walled kitchen garden, courtyard, apple orchard or park lands at front of house. Even our family pets - our five friendly dogs will oblige to pose… but of course only if required!
The Final Details
While this is going on, last minute table details - arrangement of flowers, seating changes, wedding favours can be arranged by our staff - your dedicated helpers on the day, leaving you nothing more to worry about.
Dinner typically begins between 6pm and 7pm. You will sit for the first meal of your married life together in Longueville!
Speeches can be as formal or informal as you wish. Most of our bridal couple opt for speeches before dinner from our staircase in the reception hall or the front door steps (weather dependant). If you wish to arrange speeches while seated at the table, we recommend they are made either immediately before or after dinner for lack or disruption and ease of service.
Post Dinner Entertainment
After dinner, you and your Guests may visit the cellar dance area where your entertainment is ready and waiting for you all. Our Cellar bar in the basement area is cosily lit with fairy lights and tee lights and is fully self-contained with full bar, bathroom facilities, smoking area and a solid wooden dance floor.
Alternatively for a more low key evening, wedding guests are welcome to gather after dinner in our Drawing room in front of our log fire for a chat and some light entertainment, pianist/ vocalist/ background entertainment.
At midnight we serve your wedding cake cut into bite size pieces and platters of late night food for your guests to enjoy as believe it or not they will get the munchies again!