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!
Brightly colored veils were worn in ancient times in many parts of the world and were considered a protection against evil spirits Greek and Roman brides for yellow or red veils (representing fire) to ward off evil spirits and demons. At one time, Roman brides were completely covered with a red veil for protection. In early European history, with the advent of arranged marriages veils served another purpose - to prevent the groom from seeing the brides' face till after the ceremony was over. Brides began to wear opaque yellow veils. Not only could the groom not see in, the bride could not see out! Therefore, the father of the bride had to escort her down the aisle and literally give the bride to the groom. Nellie Custis, the daughter of Martha Washington, is credited with wearing the first lace veil.