Describe the best wedding that happened at Longton Wood?
Probably my own! Does that make me biased?! We created the whole venue from a bramble patch to the space you see today so it has a special place in my heart. Having said that the more weddings we host it is getting harder and harder to choose a best. From every wedding there is an image that is breath taking from a sunset woodland walk to an incredible flower arch there are too many choose from. We are loving the clearspan marquee trend at the moment, this year we will be having this style marquee for the first time and hopefully this trend will not disappear for a while as it is gorgeous.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
During wedding set up write a to do list on a board so that those helping can see what needs to be done and can cross off each job as it’s done!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Gosh there are so many to choose from! Being blank canvas we really encourage personal touches. We love it when couples bring their pets to enjoy their celebrations. We also had a family tree with pictures and poems from the bride and grooms family hung on one of the trees in the venue. It looked great.
Describe Longton Wood in 5 adjectives
Unique, fairytale, rustic, enchanting,bespoke
Where’s the best photo spot at Longton Wood?
Hard one! Love the tall trees amongst the venue, when these are part of a backdrop is almost cathedral like, as well as the wooden door backdrop near the entrance to the reception space.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Hmmmm honey glazed sausages with whole grain mustard sauce
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
S’mores around the firepit
What is Longton Wood most unique feature?
The venue itself is pretty unique, the woodland reception space is amongst the trees with the marquee lined by trees, in the style of twilight. Another unique spot are the tree trunk sofas surrounding the firepit.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our venue was created by our family for our wedding in 2016, it really was built on love! Running the venue as part of the family farming business is something we are very proud of.