While some couples choose to elope abroad to avoid the fuss of a big wedding, others seek a destination wedding for a magical and extravagant affair that’s reminiscent of a fairytale.
France is a top destination for authentic romance and charming fairytale venues. It has a long history of artists, architects, aristocracy and royalty – which leaves many palaces, castles and grand countryside mansions at your disposal for an unforgettable wedding.
One of the most magnificent venues for a destination wedding in France is, of course, The Domaine d’Essendiéras. This historic castle has a privileged position on one of the highest hills of Dordogne. We doubt you or your guests will ever forget the charm and grandeur of this venue, or it’s panoramic views across the Loue river.
Surrounded by lush scenery as far as the eye can see, Domaine d’Essendiéras is perfect for a rural-chic or fairytale wedding style. You can choose among a number of magnificent spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception.
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Firstly, there’s the immaculate Grand Chateau with a panoramic terrace that’s great for canapés and welcome drinks. Furthermore the estate has romantic Celtic Gardens and pretty Pagodes with fountains. For an indoor space, great for winter weddings, there’s the rustic Clubhouse with a wealth of exposed beams, a grand fireplace and a large dance floor with views of the golf course.
Domaine d’Essendieras is not just a pretty space. The venue boasts a highly experienced events coordination team that can exclusively tailor your wedding to suit your every need. They understand exactly what brings couples from all over the world to their venue, and strive to recreate that magic with every event.
There is also an experienced in-house chef to provide catering services for up to 250 guests. From the canapés and the wedding breakfast to the brunch buffet the next day – you and your guests can indulge before, after and during the big day. Expect delicious French cuisine with locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
The team at Domaine d’Essendieras can adapt to your requirements and budget, with a range of catering options. Whether you simply want a cocktail party affair, or a full gastronomic experience with many courses of fine dining.
The estate can also sleep up to 250 guests, so that’s accommodation taken care of too. There are luxury glamping pods, apartments and a B&B available, all providing maximum comfort. And let’s not forget the bridal couple themselves, who can make use of the incredibly romantic bridal suite, situated in the Medieval tower of the castle.
All-inclusive packages for the wedding start at 98 euros per guest, which makes the whole wedding planning process so much easier. A package deal that includes everything is what draws couples towards destination weddings, often considered cheaper yet more spectacular than planning a wedding at home.
So, if you fancy a fairytale wedding in France then look no further than Domaine d’Essendieras. Here, you can easily plan a wedding for up to 250 guests, with accommodation, incredible food, and a magnificent trip of a lifetime.