About Us


We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the following awards: 

'Events Specialist of the Year France - 2021'

This award has been presented by the Business Excellence Awards

'Wedding Specialist of the Year'

This award has been awarded by the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 21/22

'Most Trusted Brand of the Year' 

This award has been presented by the Global Excellence Awards 2022 & 2023

'Wedding Agency of the Year - France'

In the Global Wedding Awards 2022 LUXLife Magazine 

'Tatler Magazine August 2022'

As seen in Tatler Chic Wedding edition - August 22

'Best French Wedding Venue Directory' 

This award has been presented by the Global Business Awards 2023 & 2024

'Best Wedding Venue Directory - France'

...in the LUX Global Excellence Awards 2023 & 2024

'Best Wedding Venue Directory - Europe'

...in the European Enterprise Awards 2023 & 2024

'Wedding Venue Directory of the Year'

Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2023/24.

'Paris Vogue Magazine feature' - 2023


Well done French Wedding Venues Team!


  • Lauren

    Founder and Director

    Lauren has worked in the wedding industry for 11 years both in the UK and France. In the UK Lauren had a wedding cake company, but in 2017 she moved to France with her husband and young son for a change in lifestyle and to enjoy all that France has to offer, however she still very much wanted to work in the wedding industry!

    It wasn’t until the summer of 2018 after much planning that French Wedding Venues was born! It has rapidly grown into the largest wedding venue directory in France for the English speaking market. Lauren has always had a love of France and is passionate about helping couples find their dream wedding venue in this beautiful country!

    When not talking about weddings in France Lauren loves spending time with her family, travelling and running. 


  • Oliver


    Oliver moved to France in 2017, something which he had dreamed of doing for a long while whilst working in the city for many years. After setting up their first business in France, Luxury Loos France in 2015 and working in the wedding industry Oliver and Lauren started French Wedding Venues (FWV) in 2018. Since then FWV has grown to be the largest English speaking wedding venues directory in France. Oliver is primarily focussed on developing new relationships within the industry and promoting FWV to new partners. 

    When not working Oliver loves spending time with his family, motor racing and rugby.


  • Josie

    Wedding Consultant and Sales Executive

    Josie got married in the Dordogne after she and her now-husband decided they wanted a romantic wedding abroad which could be combined with a wonderful holiday with their friends and family. Finding a venue was a real challenge and this is partly why she was interested to start working with FWV! Josie's role with FWV is to market the platform to venues looking for more exposure and to help them with any queries they may have. 

    Josie also currently manages a Chateau in the Dordogne, meaning that she is able to view things from the venue owners/managers perspective, meaning she knows what they are looking for in terms of marketing.

    She also has a lot of experience in marketing in the wedding industry, having worked at two premium wedding destinations in the UK over the past six years to promote the venues and all that they can offer.

    She loves travel and languages - having studied Spanish at university in the UK and French while studying at la Universidad de Granada in Spain. She has lived in South America (Argentina) and is currently based n the UK with her young family.


  • Karen

    Wedding Consultant

    Having fallen in love with France during summer holidays there as a child, Karen moved to Paris after graduating in French from Lancaster University.

    She spent 8 years working as an English teacher both in schools and with adults before moving to the South West to work for a group of international estate agencies.

    Karen is passionate about all things weddings and loves helping couples to find their perfect wedding venue in France.

    Having worked as a translator and handholder for people making the move to France it has given her a good insight into understanding people's needs and trying to find the best possible outcome for them. This in turn now enables her to understand exactly what people are looking for in a venue and tailor her suggestions accordingly!

    Karen also organised her own wedding to her French husband in the Dordogne so has experienced first-hand the magical moments our clients are looking for.

    Karen loves spending time with her two young sons and making every effort to bring them up to be bilingual.

    Karen also loves walking, cooking (and eating!), football and VW Beetles!


  • Renche

    Sales Executive

    Having graduated from hotel and business management school in South Africa several summers ago, my professional journey led me from the hospitality industry to the dynamic realm of aviation in Geneva, Switzerland, commencing in 2003. Over the years, I have been fortunate to experience a diverse career path not only as Flight Attendant but also as a Manager with major airlines, navigating through civil aviation, low-cost carriers, and private aviation.

    In 2017, I tied the knot in Burgundy. It was during this time that I fell head over heels for the enchanting beauty of this region and all it has to offer. As I delved into the world of weddings, I encountered numerous challenges in securing the perfect venue and finding suitable vendors. 

    My lifelong aspiration has been to establish my own business one day, leveraging the wealth of experience I've gained in the hospitality and aviation industry. This dream materialized in 2019 when my journey led me to acquire a castle. Inspired by my passion for hospitality, we transformed it into a venue specializing in international weddings and events. The journey over the last four years has granted me a comprehensive understanding of the various facets of this thrilling and passionate world of weddings, as well as the challenges to confront when living abroad.

    When I have a moment for myself, I love to play the piano, go horseback riding with friends, deepen my knowledge of therapeutic massages, help out in animal shelters, watch rugby and netball and read everything I can about weddings.

    Driven by my passion for people and the art of crafting unforgettable moments, I am delighted to be a part of the exquisite world of French Wedding Venues.


  • Harriet

    Social Media Manager

    Harriet lives and works in London and is our resident social media guru!

    Harriet graduated from Loughborough University with a 2:1 in Business and Marketing and has worked for the past three years in the social media industry specialising in the entertainment sector.

    When she is not at work she loves travelling, good food and an accompanying G&T (or two). 

  • Rafferty

    Office Dog

    Rafferty is our minature wired haired daschund and has been part of the team since the very beginning! Having attended numerous weddings himself he is somewhat of an expert when it comes to sniffing out the perfect venue for our clients. When he is not busy venue hunting he likes nothing more than to sunbathe in the summer or lie in front of the fire during the colder months. 

Why use French Wedding Venues?

  • We are the largest directory of wedding venues in France 
  • Multi award winning in the wedding industry 
  • Intimate or grand we have a full selection of different style wedding venues and something for everyone's budget
  • Easy comparisons of the venues facilities
  • Trusted wedding venue owners with excellent reputations
  • Separate regions to help facilitate your search
  • Communication with the venue owners where needed
  • Recommendations of wedding planners within your area
  • Shortlist feature on our site to save your favourites
  • Specialists in the wedding industry for over five years

"I wouldn't have found my dream venue without French Wedding Venues help and guidance."

Mr & Mrs S. Bailey

Found your perfect wedding venue? What's the next step?

Get in touch with the wedding venue directly with our easy to use 'contact the venue' form. Please complete the form with as much information as possible and they will come back to you with availability. Once you have found your venue then our sister company www.frenchweddingsuppliers.com can help recommend the other suppliers for your wedding. 

Is the French language an issue?

Don't speak the language, don't worry! We have great bilingual wedding planners that we work with throughout France who can help you with all aspects of your wedding.

Our Guarentee

We have the best premium wedding venues which are all fully set up to host your magical day throughout France. This means you can trust us with the knowledge that your wedding venue in France will be perfect and of the highest standard.


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