|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.|
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.
We include the use of 100 chairs, 17 round tables and 4 banquet tables for indoor or outdoor use.
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.
Full 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.
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.
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.
Package Plans DO NOT include:
Garden Wedding Ceremony Only
Parties & Indoor Events
Use of Herlong Mansion Dining Room (3 hours) $500.00
Use of The Long Hall Banquet Room (3 hours) $500.00
Wedding And Reception
($1,500.00 minimum on Weekends)
10 or less 750.00
We Look Forward To Helping You With Your Wedding Plans
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.