Weddings And Events

Herlong Mansion

 

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Tented Reception On Gazebo Lawn

 The trill of a bird, moss floating from ancient oaks in the breeze and the sound of water falling from the garden fountain lends any affair a quiet elegance that only nature can provide. Our award-winning gardens and spacious lawns are perfect for tastefully elegant gatherings and celebrations. The Herlong specializes in small, intimate weddings and events against the mansion and garden backdrop. We will be happy to discuss and help you with your arrangements. To find out more or to make an appointment, call us at (352) 466-3322. Please Read further for more information.

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The Herlong Mansion property is perfect to make your dream wedding come true. You may wish to share a garden service at the gazebo with a few friends and family or you might like to invite guests to a more formal service, followed by a reception under the stars. Whatever your dream, we’re available to assist so that your special day is relaxing and enjoyable for everyone, including you !

Garden weddings with receptions include use of grounds with fully groomed lawns, abundant flower beds, rose-lined walkways, gazebo draped in jasmine and The Long Hall with the two bathroom facilities . It does not include the interior of the Mansion Inn which may be rented separately.

Specialty items include use of grand front porch flanked with Corinthian columns for use as Wedding Site or Reception area as well as the The Long Hall banquet room which seats up to 60 and provides indoor space for guests along with the two bathroom facilities.Banquet

We include the use of 100 chairs, 17 round tables and 4 banquet tables for indoor or outdoor use.

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Lit Gazebo Wedding

Weddings are best scheduled between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m followed by your reception and events must end by 9PM. Guests are welcome to serve beer, wine and champagne. 

Black and White

Black And White Reception

 

Wisteria wedding

Wisteria Wedding

 

Wedding and Event Policies- All prices subject to taxes and 10% service charge -Prices include only items specified –Requests for any additional services, decorating, or decorative items will be charged accordingly. Event Reservations — A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to reserve Herlong Mansion or our grounds for your event. These deposits are NONREFUNDABLE and are due at the time of booking, so please be certain of your dates and guest count when you reserve for your event as they are not changeable. There is a $1,500.00 Minimum On Weekends and Holidays.  All Caterers must be fully licensed and insured. Self-catering is not permissible. Floral arrangements and Decorations may not be assembled on property.  No Smoking – For the comfort of all our guests, Herlong Mansion is a non-smoking facility, including the grounds. There is a $250 smoking fee.  

Wedding Vows Front VerandoFull Payment of balance due is required by day of event. Weddings and Events do not include interior use of the Mansion Inn. Guests may begin to arrive no earlier than 1/2 hour before ceremony and may be seated at the wedding site or visit The Long Hall. Please remind your guests that the inside of the Inn is not part of the Wedding Reception site. Micanopy is known for its peaceful, quiet surroundings; therefore we ask, please, no amplified music and receptions must conclude by 9:00 p.m.  

 

Catering

 

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Tent Reception

                       

The cost of catering is not included in our package prices.

Guests are welcome to hire licensed caterers to cover their event.

 

 

Seating & Reception Area

Tables and chairs are included for your day as well as the use of The Long Hall with the two bathroom facilities. There are 100 chairs, 48″ round tables and 6′ banquet tables for indoor or outdoor use. The Interior of the Mansion Inn is not included, only registered guests staying at the Inn are allowed inside.

 

Other Private Events

We are wonderfully suited for outdoor celebrations of all kinds. Our Corinthian columns provide a dramatic backdrop for your wedding, while our gazebo lends an air of garden tranquility. Tents may be rented for outdoor receptions from Party Time.  Indoor events may take place in the Long Hall, which can accommodate up to 60 seated guests- The Interior of the Mansion Inn is not included. Guests are welcome to serve beer, wine and champagne at catered events.

The Gardens can accommodate up to 100 guests with The Long Hall providing the two bathroom facilities. For Indoor events the Long Hall provides seating or buffet service for up to 60 persons. For smaller events and if available the Herlong dining room provides seating for up to 20.

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Musical Entertainment

Music may be played until 9 pm in the Garden. Micanopy is known for its peaceful, quiet surroundings therefore we ask, please, no amplified music.  All functions must conclude by 9 pm with all guests not staying at the Herlong departed, and all registered guests retiring to the mansion with bar and all catering services closed.

 

Wedding and Event Packages

We offer several basic packages that will provide a structure for your event. This includes chairs and tables for up to 100. You may then add custom elements to make the day exactly right for you and your guests.

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Package Plans DO NOT include:

  • Rental of tents, fans, lighting, etc.
  • Flowers, photography, music & decorative items 
  • Catering and any/all food service related items                              
  • Officiate 
  • Use Of The Inn’s Interior

Garden Wedding Ceremony Only

  • Garden & Gazebo with seating for up to 10 —  $450.00

    Flower Girls

    Beautiful Flower Girls

  • Gazebo & Garden with seating for 11 to 30 —  $600.00
  • Garden & Gazebo with seating for 31 to 50 —   $750.00  
  • Garden & Gazebo with seating for 51 to 74 —   $850.00  
  • Gazebo & Garden with seating for 75 to 100–  $950.00      

 

 Parties & Indoor Events    

Use of Herlong Mansion Dining Room  (3 hours) $500.00

  • Up to 20 guests
  • Catering and Service priced separately

Use of The Long Hall Banquet Room     (3 hours) $500.00

  • Tables and Chairs for up to 60 guests
  • Catering and Service priced  separately
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Flower Girl

 

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Long Hall Set For Christmas Party

Banquet

Long Hall Set For Wedding Reception Dinner

 

Wedding And Reception

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Dream Catching

($1,500.00 minimum on Weekends)

10 or less                        750.00

11-30                               950.00

31-50                            1,350.00

51-74                            1,750.00

75-100                          2,000.00

 

Just Married

Just Married

I Do

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Dreamcatcher

 

 

Wedding and Event Policies.  All prices subject to taxes and 10% service charge –Prices include only items specified –Requests for any additional services, decorating, or decorative items will be charged accordingly. Event and Room Reservations — A 50% deposit is required to reserve Herlong Mansion or our grounds for your event. These deposits are NONREFUNDABLE and are due at the time of booking. Please be certain of your dates and guest count when you reserve for your event as it is considered a binding commitment. There is A $1,500.00 Minimum On Weekends, Saturdays and Holidays. When booking the property for an event the interior of the Mansion Inn is Not Included. Only registered guests are allowed in the Mansion Inn. If you would like your guests or Bridesmaids to have a changing room may we suggest booking The Carriage House. Should you wish to book rooms in the mansion and have non-registered guests visit in the rooms there is a $50.00 charge for each guest visiting in the rooms. Caterers must be fully licensed and insured. Self-catering is not permissible. Floral Arrangements and Decorations may not be assembled on the property. No Smoking – For the comfort of all our guests, Herlong Mansion is a non-smoking facility, including the grounds- there is a $250 charge for each infraction.  

             352 466 3322               1 800 HERLONG (437 5664)

We Look Forward To Helping You With Your Wedding Plans

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Wedding Cake Reception

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Evening Under The Oaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HERLONG MANSION

When I was contacted to participate in a vintage, shabby-chic shoot at a mansion in Florida– I was intrigued.  When I later found out that the shoot was taking place in Gainesville, I got even more excited.  Mansion?  Gainesville?  Absolutely!

The Herlong Mansion is beautiful.  Located just outside of Gainesville, the mansion is amongst a small tourist district in the city of Micanopy.  The mansion itself is surrounded by an amazing garden with old oak & pecan trees, azaleas & roses. It takes you back in time!  Throughout the year, the mansion serves as a Bed & Breakfast to travelers– and the small antique shops & cozy eateries along the boulevard keep the tourists busy for hours.  This spot is the perfect venue for small, quaint weddings interested in warm Southern hospitality and ol’ Florida charm.