• Longleat unveils Longhouse event space

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    As Longleat evolves into an increasingly year-round destination, a growing need for a multi-functional, covered space has been established. The newly completed Longhouse at Longleat represents a promise to continuously improve the corporate and event offering.

    The world famous Safari Park is what Longleat is known for, alongside Longleat House – home to the seventh Marquess of Bath and his family. Visiting the venue means that not only can visitors enjoy the romantic surroundings of Longleat House, but will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with exotic animals in the same day.

    As a self-contained venue, positioned adjacent to the Main Square of the park, The Longhouse boasts catering and restroom facilities, along with state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and PA equipment, wifi, and a green room, which makes it the perfect location for all manner of shows, exhibitions, product launches and celebrations.

    “We have always been a popular location for companies looking for something a bit different,” says Anna Walton, Sales Manager for Longleat. “The Longhouse now gives us a chance to provide a space where companies can create their own individual events, with a huge scope for flexibility that we couldn’t really offer before. To be able to offer that somewhere like here is so exciting.”

    At longer than the length of 12 hippos and as tall as two giraffes, the scale of the Longhouse presents a perfect canvas for event planners to design their own unique occasions; whether it be for a team-building activity for 100, a conference for 300, a fun day for 1500, or for an exclusive dinner dance.

    Longleat strive to preserve their natural and built heritage, therefore the Longhouse has been designed to sit slightly dipped into the landscape, in such a way as to not obstruct the innate beauty of the expansive 900-acre estate. In the six weeks since its opening at the beginning of June, Longleat has already hosted 13 events and welcomed more than 5000 guests to the Longhouse.

    • Located within Longleat’s Historic estate
    • 676 Square feet of flexible floor space, within which to create your unique event
    • Fully self-contained event space for up to 500 delegates
    • Made from Longleat Forest’s own redwood trees
    • Fully in-house catering available
    • Vehicle access into the Longhouse
    • State-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment
    • Free on-site car and coach parking, all year round
    • Team-building activities with Longleat’s animals
    • VIP and behind-the-scenes tours and encounters

    To find out more, visit longleat.co.uk/business.

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    Molly Dyson

    Former Editor – PA Life

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