Longview Vineyard’s beloved Heritage Barn gets a makeover • Glam Adelaide
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Since its inaugural vintage of 2001, Longview Vineyard has long been recognized as a premier destination in the Adelaide Hills with its luxury accommodation offerings and cellar door. Following its wins at the Australian Bridal Industry Awards, securing Best Ceremony Venue (2018) and Best Function Coordinator (2020), Longview is also becoming one of South Australia’s favorite winery wedding venues.
Taking their wedding offer one step further, the team at Longview have just completed a major renovation of the property’s heritage barn.
“The decision to renovate our heritage barn was important, as we didn’t want to lose the sense of rustic intimacy and history that our couples felt each time they entered the space. However, with COVID and a break in weddings, it was the perfect time to take this space to another level,” says Callie Smallwood, Events Manager.
“With new ironwork and flooring, the space has been given a refreshing and modern look while keeping heritage and history close. The extension to the front of the barn, which is made up of bays windows, offers a breathtaking view of our vineyard.
The barn’s origin story stretches back to the 1970s when the property initially operated as a dairy. The previous owners transformed the property into a venue for intimate dinners and lunches, building a kitchen where cows were once milked, before hosting Longview’s first wedding in 2006.
Since the Saturno family purchased the property in 2007, Longview Vineyard has been elevated to the wedding venue it is today, with significant kitchen upgrades, new flooring, a full paint job and a brand new equipment.
Heritage Barn hosted its first post-renovation wedding in August 2022 and can now accommodate up to 220 cocktail guests or 180 seated. Callie expects to see over 75 couples wed there by July next year.
“Longview wedding couples have been fortunate to use this stunning space since Longview’s very first wedding in 2006. Our recent 2022 renovation has increased capacity and added some modern touches to our barn, bringing a wider range of couples in Longview for their wedding,” Callie said.
“The beautiful Heritage Barn at Longview has a pitched roof, private bar, dance floor and log fire heater, plus a stunning glass front, offering views romantic on this Adelaide Hills vineyard.”
It is here that guests can sample estate wines and fresh seasonal dishes prepared by Longview’s chefs, led by the respected Alastair Raymond.
Alastair Raymond joined Longview Vineyard as Head Chef in 2018, after spending 2 years working as a chef at Hentley Farm. He spent time working overseas under Brett Graham in London at the 2 Michelin star Ledbury and 1 Michelin star Harwood Arms in 2012. He also interned at Noma, which at the time – and still recently – was voted the best restaurant in the world. .
If you would like to inquire about Longview’s wedding packages, contact Callie Smallwood via via [email protected] or at (08) 8388 9694.
Find Longview Vineyard at 154 Pound Rd, Macclesfield SA 5153.
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