Aveyron, Occitanie, South-west, South of France
Charming Chateau in the Aveyron
An enchanting Château set in beautiful woodland and endless greenery. Scents of wisteria and lavender and sounds of birdsong will welcome you when you arrive at this haven of tranquillity in the heart of Aveyron in the south of France. Host your dream wedding or special event at this Château. With its history, beautiful gardens and private chapel, this secluded and magical place makes for the perfect venue for weddings and a wide range of celebrations.
The Château is lovingly cared for by its owner, originally from Australia, an artist and designer by trade. She has renovated this magnificent estate to create a wooded wonderland with its beautiful bedrooms, quintessential rustic French period features, walled garden, peaceful swimming pool, stunning Event Hall, woodlands and seasonal lake.
The Château is available for exclusive rental, meaning you will have complete, private access to the entire estate. If you are dreaming of a bohemian, rustic French wedding without compromising on style and modern facilities, then this ticks all the boxes! Hold your ceremony under the decorated arch to the walled garden, celebrate with your loved ones with a cocktail reception overlooking lavender and wisteria and dine and dance the night away in the dedicated Grand Events Hall.
Surrounded by nature and blessed with beautiful French sunshine, the owner and her team can help design your ideal event with their range of recommended suppliers, packages and local knowledge.
The Château's Grand Event Hall, once a royal livery, can accommodate up to 80 people for a sit-down event and features an excellent catering kitchen for your suppliers to use, as well as separate washroom facilities for your guests to use. It retains many of its original features including its wooden beams in the high ceiling which have been painstakingly restored, as well as a trough which runs the full length of the building, harking back to the Hall’s days as a livery for the French royal family.
This can be beautifully decorated with greenery to wonderful effect and the chateau team will be there to help provide support and suggestions on how to get the most out of this special space.
The large windows along the wall facing the chateau, makes it a beautifully airy space with views across the gardens, planted with iris and lavender, and back up to the Château.
There is plenty of space for a bar area and top table and you are welcome to hire in chairs and tables to suit your style. The look is completed with elegant chandeliers and a solid oak floor, giving an aura of bohemian chic meets timeless sophistication.
On the estate you will also find ample room in the extensive gardens to erect a marquee for up to 80 guests - or why not enjoy a relaxed party or BBQ by the swimming pool?
The Château boasts an elegant dining room which has recently been refurbished and its warm, rich decor is ideal for a more intimate event or special dinner. With views of the fountain and gardens, and gently lit by three beautiful chandeliers, it creates a grand yet tranquil ambience for you and your guests.
The Private Chapel is available for your intimate vow ceremony, a private dinner under the stars or a tranquil meditation space. Decorated with a deep blue ceiling and twinkling golden stars, this special place is yours to enjoy.
Amongst the 12 acres of glorious gardens and ancient woodlands, you will find the extensive walled gardens which look through a beautiful entrance-way back up to the Château itself. This is an ideal place for a wedding ceremony, framed by an arch and the backdrop of bountiful nature and the beautiful Château. The space would also work perfectly for a drinks reception or al-fresco dining space for your wedding or event.
The Château also offers a beautiful swimming pool in the peaceful surroundings of the estate's grounds. The swimming pool is available to all guests staying at the Château and can be incorporated into your celebrations for weddings and events. Enjoy a pool party and BBQ with your guests underneath the French sun.
The owner and her team would love to discuss your wedding day wishes and they will be there to help, guide and support you throughout your planning process and, of course, during the event itself. Choose a full package provided by the Chateau's recommender wedding planner or feel free to curate the different elements of the day yourself, making it a truly unique and personal celebration.
From catering, to music, to choosing the perfect décor, they have links with outstanding English-speaking suppliers throughout the area, so you can rest assured that you will be able to find everything you need to make your day true to your visions.
The Château can also accommodate both of you plus 16 of your guests on site in superb accommodation and there are plenty of other excellent accommodation options in the area. They offer bespoke accommodation in both B&B rooms in the Château itself and in two gites - The Stables and The Guardian’s Cottage.
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