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  • World-famous stately home and wildlife park
  • On the border of Somerset and Wiltshire
  • Grade I-listed Elizabethan mansion and outbuildings
  • A 19th-century Orangery available
  • Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies
  • Accommodation available nearby

Longleat House and its 900-acre estate presents a resplendent and truly enchanting scene for any wedding ceremony, reception or evening celebration. As the first stately home in the UK to open its doors to the public, some will argue that the house is the definitive quintessential English manor house.

This luxurious venue is a truly extraordinary place, which combines many hundreds of years of history with a striking stately home, a series of landscaped parklands, and of course, the world-famous Safari Park. This Elizabethan paradise is licensed to host civil marriage and partnership ceremonies, and is ideal for opulent wedding receptions!


Longleat has a rich history as both a stately home and a safari park. The house was completed in 1580, after a fire ravaged the previously standing priory, and has since been the home to 16 generations of the Thynne family. It is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath, and home to Viscount Weymouth. It is seen as the epitome of Elizabethan architecture. The house was the first stately home to open its doors to the public on a fully commercial basis, and also the first drive-through safari park outside of Africa.

Of course, if the history of the place is not enough to draw you in, the venue also has a wealth of spectacular photo spots, both inside the house and in the grounds. And, for a more alternative wedding, you can always involve the resident animals in your celebrations by taking a safari trip. Longleat is a unique and beautiful wedding venue.


The Longleat Estate is vast and, as such, there are many options in which marrying couples can celebrate their big day.

Longleat House

The grand house itself has many fantastic features dating back to the 16th century, including an ornate grand staircase and a carved fireplace. There are many rooms where you can have your wedding breakfast and evening reception, including the Great Hall, Green Library and the Cellars.

The Orangery

Built around 1807, this conservatory has its very own gardens attached, the Love Labyrinth rose garden, and has captivating views of the house. It is only a short stroll away from the hippos and sealions wallowing in the Half Mile Lake. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can host your ceremony or reception in this light and airy space.

Lakeside Marquee

For larger celebrations in good weather, you should certainly consider the beautiful and expansive grounds, designed by prolific landscape architect Capability Brown. The delightful immaculate gardens and parkland reflect the sheer beauty of the estate with Longleat House as the backdrop to your special day. Hire a marquee here to make the most of a splendid summer wedding.

The Longhouse

Built in 2016, the Longhouse is a modern blank canvas venue on the grounds of Longleat. It has a private terrace to make the most of the outside space, and is licensed for civil ceremonies so you can say your vows here. Mix and match this space with some of the rooms inside the house itself to make the most of your special day.

Lord Bath's Banqueting Suite

If you are looking for an intimate ceremony and reception at Longleat, this could be just the thing for you. Along with 35 guests, you can enjoy a package which includes a VIP safari experience and hire of the penthouse apartment for your ceremony, reception and a buffet.

Contact the venue to find out more about each of the spaces avavilable and their respective capacities.


Longleat works closely with two external caterers to provide you with delicious refreshments at your wedding breakfast and reception. Big Event Catering and Eat 5 Star have experience of working with the venue and their kitchens, and both offer scrumptious menus, with tastings before the big day. However, you can discuss with Longleat if there is a specific caterer you wish to use instead.

Get in touch with Longleat's dedicated and experienced wedding coordinator by clicking the "Email this business" button, or reveal and dial the telephone number.

Longleat Estate
BA12 7NW
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