The Riverside Priory
5 (3)

250 guests
Sleeps 24
Bordeaux , 90 minutes
From 3,200

Beautiful 16th Century Priory on the River

This historic property, located on the banks of the beautiful Charente river is the ideal venue for a stylish wedding. The Priory is set in a magnificent walled park in the heart of a picturesque village. With five hundred metres of river frontage and 6 hectares of garden, the property has several settings including a rose walk, formal gardens with planted tunnels, meadows, lawns and a large, well equipped swimming pool.


The Priory is surrounded by a beautiful and well established park that offers multiple options for every stage of your event. From drinks by the river under the willow trees, dinner in the rose-walk or formal garden or a sunday barbecue by the swimming pool... the options are endless and our dedicated wedding planner will discuss with you different ideas, so we can create the perfect event that matches your vision.

The property is overlooked by a historic 12th century Romanesque church, a short walk from the house and the perfect setting for a traditional wedding ceremony. Ample parking for guests is available directly next to the entrance to the property. The Priory is located in the heart of a village that has a beautiful arched stone bridge visible from the garden as well as a renowned Michelin starred restaurant.

For the use of guests we have created two seperate appartments which allows 10 members of the wedding party to be accomodated. The riverside appartment sleeps 6 people with a spacious living room and its own private terrace overlooking the river and swimming pool. A second independent house on the property sleeps four. Fully equipped, it also enjoys a large terrace overlooking the river and its giant willow trees. For your guests, there are plenty of excellent and reasonable accomodation options in the area and many are walking distance from the Priory. We can provide a detailed list and recommendations for you to communicate with your invitations.

Nearest international airports: Poitiers (85 mins.) La Rochelle (85 mins) Bordeaux (90 mins)

Electric charging points - 2 charging points are available on the property

We can recommend different caterers depending on your budget and style of the event. A short walk from the house is also a Michelin starred restaurant that has catered several events on the property. For the overall management of your wedding we are happy to collaborate with your planner of put you in contact with one of the local wedding planners with whom we work regularly. Both planners are British citizens who are resident in France and fully bilingual.

For more information on our packages and availability please do get in touch and we will be more than happy to help!


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!”.


  • We organized our wedding at the Riverside Priory: a magical setting, different places to punctuate the reception, the seated dinner, the brunch... and all these beautiful family moments. A big thank you to the owners for their kindness and advice, we can say it: the wedding of our dreams was to take place at the Priory! We recommend with our eyes closed, our guests too.
    Zinela Luna, October 2021
  • Magical setting for our wedding. All our guests have found the perfect place. The kids enjoyed the pool. Thanks to the owners for their kindness and welcome. Do not hesitate to call on them for your big day.
    Noe N., May 2022
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For further information please contact The Riverside Priory.

You can speak to us in: French & English


  • Medium seasonApr, OctFrom €3,200
  • High seasonMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, SepFrom €4,500


  • Golf course nearby

  • Internet access

  • Baby friendly (cots, changing facilities)

  • Pet friendly

  • Swimming pool

  • Garden games

  • Hotel recommendation list

  • Marquee available on site

  • Chapel on site

  • Recommended wedding planner

  • Recommended suppliers list available

  • Recommended caterer

  • Camping


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