Idyllic French Chateau
5 (3)

Nouvelle-Aquitaine
150 guests
Sleeps 18
From 16,900

Blooming in the idyllic hills of France’s magical countryside

By the Dordogne, this large private estate offers total tranquility and an enchanting atmosphere with its well-tended gardens, rolling meadows, and sprawling woodlands. Private historic chateau on a 600 hectare domaine of meadows and forest with extensive gardens, in the same aristocratic French family for 800 years.

Description

This Idyllic French Chateau is a beautiful castle in the heart of one of the oldest and most stunning regions of France: Périgord. Nestled in the hills of the Dordogne valley, it occupies a magnificent site and offers four places of accommodation.

The main chateau is the castle you drew when you were a kid; the turrets, the courtyard, the roses climbing the walls, and Alice in wonderland gardens elevated within rolling meadows surrounded by forest. There are photo oportunities in every direction, magical light qualities and warm golden stone, as well as some cool contemporary design surprises hidden behind rustic exteriors.

The Idyllic French Chateau, a historic monument, gives you the opportunity to organize your wedding in the reception rooms of the castle as well as the beautiful outdoor spaces including the courtyard of the castle, the oust terrace and the gardens. In the heart of the park, in the roses, possibility of renting 6 furnished tents each for 2 guests. You can also rent the right wing and accommodate 13 people, and an old tobacco shed converted into a loft space for 2-4 people. The Press can also accommodate 10 adults and 2 children, in a beautiful valley with its own swimming pool 800m walk from the Castle, or 1km by road. This means that the Chateau can host 18 guests which is included in the price and it's other venues mean we can accomodate up to 44 guests in total.

The Castle is surrounded by 5 hectares of parks and gardens, and your first neighbors are no less than 1 kilometer away, guaranteeing you peace and tranquility. You can enjoy the garden and the swimming pool , nestled among the hundred-year-old trees.

Indulge in classic elegant French country style at the Chateau with it's roll top baths, antiques and a bread oven in the kitchen, or the minimalist-rustic reinterpretation of an old tobacco barn turned loft style appartment, swim as the sun sets in our perfectly placed salt pool, enjoy the luxury of space.

Since its origins in the 14th century, the Estate has endured many architectural changes. One of the additions was the family chapel . A charming little chapel, perfect for an intimate wedding. There is also the possibility of organizing a secular wedding in the park. The charming market town which is 1km away has a superb Romanesque church, and a beautiful Abbey is located 7km from the Castle through the forest so there are plenty of options for your ceremony.

Le Fournial kitchen terrace is the best spot for a shady lazy lunch the day after your wedding or get their for aperitif time when the sun hits with a glass of bubbly to celebrate your big day. Walk up into the forest for the best panoramic view, watch the chateau turn pink at sunrise or head to the pool for a sunset swim with swallows swooping down to the pool to cool off. There are also plenty of large lawned areas with some natural shade, flanked on one side by topiary and roses, and on the other fruit trees perfect for your wedding photograhs. The lime tree avenue at the far end of the garden is a fantastic spot for outdoor wedding ceremonies, the options are endless!

All guests have access to the chateau gardens and estate during their stay. Our concierge brings you fresh patisserrie every morning, and is happy to recommend and organise activities during your stay, which could be pretty much anything from a cookery class, to hot air ballooning over the Dordogne valley. Prior to your stay our planning and styling team work with you creatively to create an event which truely represents who you are, including unlimited communications, especially important when organising from afar.

The price for the Chateau is from 16,900 euros which includes the venue hire (7000 euros) and accomodation for 18 guests (9900 euros) within the main chateau for 3 nights. For the further accomodation this will be additional on top for your guests if you are to require that. All quotes are specific to the request to please do send a message for an accurate quotation. If you have any questions about our venue then please do get in touch and we will be more than happy to help. We look forward to helping you plan your big day.

Photography: Anne-Claire Brown / The Shannons Photography

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 ad the most beautiful location to get married in France. 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, so every wedding will be full of amazing cuisine and your guests will not be disappointed. If it is the classic French chateau that you are after for your wedding in France then you have to conside Nouvelle Aquitaine and the surrounding areas!

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 for wedding venues 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!”.

Offers

  • March Offer!!

    Offer valid until the end of March!

    Book the Idyllic French Chateau this month and we will offer you 25% for the Easter holidays and 20% off for the summer.

    Please do get in touch for more information.
  • Discounted Venue Hire

    The initial booking price for 3 nights hire is as follows:
    9900euros for accommodation for 18 people for 3 night
    7000euroes venue hire fee

    The venue hire fee has now been discounted to 5000euros at the moment (plus the accomodation), so message us and mention FWVs and gain the discounted rate!

Reviews

  • What a truly incredible week celebrating the wedding of our dreams. It was such a spectacular place to get married and we can't thank the team enough for helping making all our dreams a reality. We have so many amazing memories and hope that other couples can experience the magic that we felt on our wedding day!
    Stephanie and Chris, September 2019
  • I went to the chateau at the weekend to meet a lovely couple who had booked me to photograph their wedding at the chateau in June this year. Whilst there, I met Lee (one of wedding co-ordinators for the chateau). It was a stand-out moment for me, I've met a great many co-ordinators at locations throughout Europe and I have to say that I've never met one who was so professional and personable. I was keen to see any changes they'd made to the accommodation since my last visit and all the new work which was going on over the winter. Lee took so much effort to show me around and to ensure that I was fully up-to-speed with everything. She is very easy to chat to and it was clear that nothing was too much trouble for her. Clearly, any couple who's wedding she is co-ordinating is going to be well looked after by a dedicated professional and have a fantastic wedding day.
    R. Moore, June 2018
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Contact Us

For further information please contact Costanza.

You can speak to us in: French, English, Italian & Spanish

Pricing

  • Low seasonNov, Dec, Jan, Feb, MarFrom €16,900
  • Medium seasonApr, May, OctFrom €16,900
  • High seasonJun, Jul, Aug, SepFrom €16,900

Features

  • Golf course nearby

  • Internet access

  • Baby friendly (cots, changing facilities)

  • Swimming pool

  • Hotel recommendation list

  • Chapel on site

  • Recommended suppliers list available

  • Recommended caterer

  • Nearest Airport

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