The Longhouse at Mill on the Brue

Designed to create a feeling of floating above the tree tops with stunning valley views

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I’ve lived in Trendle Farm where the Longhouse is located since my parents bought the farm in 1984. My wife Flora and I were married at the Longhouse having built it earlier that year, so it was always our plan to have our wedding reception there.

The Longhouse was designed to create a feeling of floating above the tree tops. The stunning view across the Brue valley stretches over our vineyard, the River Brue and beyond. The southern side widens out to a full length balcony overlooking the lawn, formal flower beds and gazebo. It is a popular area for wedding guests in the evening to enjoy catching up with friends, soak in the views or just take a break from dancing!

The interior of the Longhouse has purposely been decorated in muted tones to allow wedding couples to enjoy creating their own colour schemes. There are different table layouts depending on the number of guests, and how formal you want the wedding breakfast to be. The tables are long and rectangular rather than round, making it easier for guests to be able to talk to each other. The Longhouse bar is adjacent and close enough not to split up the wedding party, and importantly on the same level. There is a disabled lavatory and baby changing facilities also on the same level.

For the summer using the full outside space is a must, perhaps having a civil ceremony in the oak gazebo followed by drinks on the lawn whilst having photos taken in front of the beautiful flower beds.

For the variable times in spring and autumn, we can make the most of sunny weather by offering a flexible approach on the day, as to where the ceremony may be held or the location of the after ceremony drinks. The conveniently located Wine Cellar can be used to serve coffee after the speeches if the evenings are chilly.

Under floor heating and a roaring log fire in the Longhouse creates a friendly warm atmosphere for a winter wedding. For the civil wedding ceremonies we would suggest that either the Longhouse or the Wine Cellar are used.

We built the Longhouse to high environmental standards and are proud holders of the Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme Award which is the highest category. The building credentials include rain water harvesting, sheep wool insulation, recycled rubber roof tiles, heating by either ground source heat pump or our large wood burner stove, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels which produce more than 70% of our annual electricity requirement.

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""Thank you for helping to make our wedding such a lovely day for both of us, as well as our families and friends. From our first visit, we really liked the atmosphere of The Longhouse and your philosophy to wedding planning. We commented afterwards that either you were perfectly aligned with what we wanted, or you were a fantastic salesman. Without wishing to impugn your salesmanship, it was clear from subsequent visits that you were not trying to push anything onto us, you simply offered the perfect package to us. We're particularly grateful for helping to turn our kernels of thoughts into such memorable and stress free occasion. We feel that you had the perfect balance of making suggestions when useful without (deliberately or accidentally) side-lining our wishes. Your close relationship with the caterer, Denise, was great. In addition to providing outstanding food, the obvious familiarity between Taste and yourselves was very reassuring and gave one less thing to worry about. On the day itself, the place looked fantastic. Thank you once again for arranging the balcony lights at quite short notice. As the night drew in, they really gave the place a magical look. The staff were friendly and helpful all day - and, indeed, whenever we visited during the the organisation. A special mention has to go to John behind the bar, who was great and provided much valued assistance with the Chinese Lanterns. Overall, we felt throughly looked after from the beginning to the end and would thoroughly recommend you to friends, family and complete strangers! Wishing you all the best and many more happy and successful weddings."" - Rich & Caitriona (April 2011)

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