Romantic French Watermill

Nouvelle-Aquitaine
100 guests
Sleeps 20
From €5,000

Charming, rustic wedding venue in the Charente

If you are dreaming of a unique, rustic, French country wedding then look no further! This beautiful old Charentaise watermill, with its secluded setting amidst the Cognac vines, has accommodation for up to 20 people and can cater for wedding parties up to 100.

Description

Welcome to the Mill! If you are dreaming of a unique, rustic, French country wedding then look no further. We are a historic French watermill with beautiful Charentaise barn, secluded setting amidst the Cognac vineyards and accommodation for up to twenty people. We will provide the perfect wedding venue along with our experience and expertise to help curate your dream wedding. We provide the very best in French food, wine, weather and "joie de vivre" with a pinch of English hospitality and tradition.

Our dedicated wedding planner will guide you through every step of your wedding planning and the day itself to make it as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

You will have exclusive use of the property and if you have more than 20 guests, your hosts would be pleased to help arrange additional accommodation nearby and transport for the wedding itself.

Within our eleven acres you have the choice of where and how each stage of your wedding is held, from welcome drinks by the millpond, ceremony in our secret river garden, reception overlooking the vines to partying the night away in our restored Charentaise barn.

At The Mill, anything is possible and we will work with you to create your perfect French wedding in the Charente.

Nearest airports: La Rochelle 1hr20; Poitiers 1hr30; Bordeaux 1hr40; Limoges 1hr50
Nearest train stations: Cognac 20min; Angouleme 40min

Location

Ah, Nouvelle-Aquitaine! Home to Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. This is quite possibly the ideal wedding destination for any happy couple.

Aquitaine is home to Bordeaux and it is more than possible for you to get married near to the breath-taking Dordogne, or even near the Basque Villages. This is along the Spanish border and there is so much for you to see and do. The hot springs that are in Nouvelle-Aquitaine are not to be missed and this is great if you want to pamper yourself after the big day. Poitou-Charentes is on the Atlantic Coast and the sandy white beaches are culturally stimulating. Famous for its beautiful architecture as well as its incredible food and wine, This region has it all. Castles from yesteryear adorn every hilltop and the region is a must for anyone who enjoys their food. Local specilaities include truffles, foie gras, prunes and of course wine.

Of course, you also have the Marias Poitevan wetlands, and this is not to be missed either. You can get to this area via train and flights also run to this area as well. This is easily one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of France and the activities there include horse riding, wine-tasting and relaxing on some of the sandy shores. The region features many destinations with cultural and touristic significance locations like the Citadel of Blaye, Saint-Emilion, La Rochelle, Aquarium, Arcachon and the Dune du Pilat. All of these areas have a rich historical background that could be considered when choosing wedding venues in the region. Nothing can quite compare to the experience you will get when you visit this location, and it is one of the best places for you to say those special words, “I Do!”.

Contact Us

For further information please contact Laura .

You can speak to us in: English, French

Pricing

  • Medium seasonMay, June, Sept, OctFrom €5,000
  • High seasonJuly, AugustFrom €7,500

Features

  • Golf course nearby

  • Internet access

  • Baby friendly (cots, changing facilities)

  • Pet friendly

  • Swimming pool

  • Garden games

  • Hotel recommendation list

  • Celebrant

  • Recommended wedding planner

  • Recommended suppliers list available

  • Recommended caterer

  • Nearest Airport

Reviews

  • Our dream wedding venue! It is a charming and peaceful setting in the middle of the surrounding vineyards. We stayed in La Principale gite which was very well equipped and recently redecorated and refurnished to a high standard. The property has lots of original charm but with all modern conveniences. The pool is lovely and the pool area is well furnished. The grounds are extensive and the children within our party loved to explore. Laura and Rowan are perfect hosts and so accommodating along with Remy the dog and the chickens!! The location is ideal for exploring the Charente area as well for the days after the big day! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.
    Lucy & James , England
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