Wedding Venue registered for civil ceremonies
The Estate Office
tel:- 01985 845400
fax:- 01985 844885
web address:- www.longleat.co.uk/longleat-house.html
Longleat House :-
Nestling within 900 acres of ‘Capability Brown’ landscaped grounds, Longleat’s stately surroundings offer the most romantic of settings for your very own ‘dream wedding’. Our ‘One Wedding a Day Promise’, plus the dedicated services of a Wedding Co-ordinator, provide you with the service and personal attention to detail to make your wedding day a truly unforgettable experience.Set amidst the romantic, rose-filled gardens of the Love Labyrinth and Secret Garden, the Orangery makes the most stunning of venues. This early 1800’s conservatory, still complete with orange and lemon trees, has splendid views of Longleat House and is only a short stroll away from the lake and its resident family of sea lions! Whilst your wedding guests enjoy a glass of champagne in the historic surroundings of the formal gardens of Longleat House, why not make the most of your day by taking some treasured wedding photographs with friends and family.
Enjoy the splendid surroundings of the formal gardens, the intimate charm of the Secret Garden, and the stunning backdrop of the Orangery and Love Labyrinth for the most elegant of drinks receptions. Join your guests for a formal sit down reception or buffet in the Orangery overlooking the Love Labyrinth and Longleat House, or site a marquee on the manicured lawns alongside the lake and its resident sea lions. The choice is yours!
WHY IT BECAME "BAD LUCK" FOR THE GROOM TO SEE BRIDE BEFORE THE CEREMONY
Until relatively recently, brides were considered the property of their father. Their futures and husbands were arranged without their consent. The marriage of an unattractive woman was often arranged with a prospective groom from another town without either of them having ever seen their prospective spouse. In more than one instance, when the groom saw his future wife, usually dressed in white, for the first time on the day of the wedding, he changed his mind and left the bride at the altar. To prevent this from happening, it became "bad luck" for the groom to see the bride on the day of the wedding prior to the ceremony.