The Longbow

Wedding & Party venue in Nottingham

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The Longbow
Wedding and party venue for hire

Calverton Rd, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8FQ

"If you are looking for venue hire in Nottingham, the Longbow has a fully fitted out room with bar for meetings, training, away days and events. FREE hire for wakes.

We can cater for live events, bands, DJs and club nights in our pub, with pool tables, football table, karaoke and PA system. Free parking for all customers.

We host private dining for corporate and personal celebrations - weddings, funerals etc. We attract businesses and people from all over the Midlands, especially Nottingham. WiFi available.

Also available to hire for drinks parties, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, receptions, lectures, meetings, exhibitions, launches and presentations."

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15/06/2016Function RoomFirst Floor via stairs
This review was provided by Blue Flame Disco

Permanent wooden dancefloor

Low permanent stage

No sound limiter

No useable in-house lighting effects

No air conditioning

Haze/smoke prohibited

No effective blackout



POWER PROVISION: Short extensions (up to 5m) required


29/02/2016Function RoomGround
This review was provided by Blue Flame Disco

Permanent wooden dancefloor

High permanent stage

Haze/smoke allowed

No sound limiter

Air conditioned

Some useable in-house lighting effects

No windows

PARKING: Good if you are the first to arrive !

ACCESS: Narrow twisting stairs

FACILITIES: VERY good on stage - width available: 3-4m - height clearance: 3-4m

STAFF: Helpful

POWER PROVISION: Plenty of 13A sockets in close proximity to setup area

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: "One of the best venues I have see"

Suitability of The Longbow for Parties & Events

Information is based on enquiries and bookings handled via so whilst it's a great insight, if you have any questions or concerns about holding a function or event at The Longbow please contact the venue.

Seated Capacity: 200
We have been advised that The Longbow can seat 200 guests for a sit-down meal and likely more people for a party with a buffet or drinks only
Parking for 50 on site or adjacent
We understand that there are around 50 parking spaces at The Longbow or very close by
Full catering available
We understand that The Longbow offers full table-service meals as an option when booking a wedding or function there
Bar available
We understand that a cash bar is available when you hire The Longbow for a party or function, serving a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for your party guests
Wedding Receptions
The Longbow has previously been hired as a venue for wedding receptions
Private Parties
The Longbow has previously been hired as a venue for private parties such as birthday celebrations, anniversaries, engagements etc.
Corporate Events
The Longbow has previously been hired as a venue for corporate events such as works parties, product launches, prizegivings etc.
Children's Parties
The Longbow has previously been hired as a venue for children's parties
Accepts 18th - 21st Parties
We are told that The Longbow accepts parties for groups in the 18-21 age range, although you would need to check with the venue to confirm security arrangements

Parties held at The Longbow

The following events will/have taken place at The Longbow just to give you some idea of suitability...

WhenWhatGuestsDJ used
Mar 2017Birthday (16-21 years)40, A mix of age groups
Dec 2016Birthday 80th55, A mix of age groups
Dec 2016Birthday (16-21 years)55, Teens
May 2015Wedding or Civil Partnership60, A mix of age groupsBlue Flame Disco
Nov 2014Birthday (16-21 years)50, 20-30 Somethings
May 2014Birthday (6yrs or under)50, A mix of age groups
Feb 2014Birthday 50th50, A mix of age groups

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Contact The Longbow

The Longbow is located at Calverton Rd, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8FQ

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01159 264887

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