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!
WEDDING AS A TERM
Although some brides were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to gamble or wager!