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 the variety of views and backdrops onsite comprising your eventual photo album, not always readily available at other venues. They may choose from a range of scenery such as our walled kitchen garden, court yard, apple orchard or park lands at front of house. Even our family pets, Libby & Colman our two ponies and 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 such as arrangement of flowers taken back from Church & last minute table/seating changes can be arranged by our staff and by your dedicated “helpers” on the day, leaving you nothing more to fuss or worry about.
Dinner typically begins at 6pm. You will sit for the first meal of your married life together in Longueville.
Speeches can be as formal or informal as you wish. They can be made 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.
Longueville House Party Venue
After dinner, you and your Guests may visit the cellar dance area where your band or DJ are 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. Your band will play after dinner for a couple of hours and a DJ may take over and play until the entertainment finishes.
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!