Your wedding is – generally speaking – only experienced once in a lifetime. So, is there a better time to indulge yourself? Set the tone for your marriage by saying ‘I do’ in a magnificent, historic French castle, the Château de Maulmont. Built in the 19th century under the orders of Princess Louise d’Orléans, this castle was the favourite hunting ground of the French nobility. King Louis Philippe himself used to come here with his Court. Nowadays, this castle hosts events every weekend in Puy-de-Dôme – a magical area which has retained all its charm of yesteryear.
An Ideally Situated Wedding Venue
Château de Maulmont lies in the commune of Saint-Priest-de-Bramefant, only 15 minutes from the town of Vichy and 45 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand airport. The château is located in the heart of France and is therefore perfectly situated to receive guests from all over the country. Its location also offers you the peace and quiet of the countryside, whilst remaining close to the cities. The château, classified as a Historic Monument, is surrounded by the magnificent, untouched landscapes of the Auvergne, a unique backdrop for a wedding. You can already imagine the photos of your big day, dominated by the Bourbonnais Mountains and the Allier Valley in the background.
A huge 22-hectare garden surrounds the Château de Maulmont that boasts the best botanic design and impressive floral displays, all of which are maintained to the highest standard so that they look perfect for your wedding. It is a pleasant, calming space, ideal for long walks and breathing in the fresh air of the region. These outdoor areas are particularly appreciated by the bride and groom and their guests in the summer. At this time of year, they can enjoy the various facilities of the property, such as the two swimming pools.
A True Fairy Tale Wedding
Unlike other reception venues, weddings organised at Maulmont take place directly in the château and not in outbuildings or outdoor marquees. Here, your dream wedding can really come true! Its fairy-tale exterior leaves no one unimpressed, neither do its interiors, which possess a humble beauty with elegant and minimal decoration, a hallmark of modernity.
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Getting married in a castle means giving yourself the opportunity to experience every step of the day in the same place. This residence has all the necessary facilities to organise celebrations and even to accommodate guests for the night. The secular ceremony takes place outdoors, under the pergola or on the terrace. When the weather is good, the terrace is the perfect place for the wedding reception toasts. If this is not the case, then the party can move inside the castle.
For the dinner reception you will dine in the large hall, a warm room decorated with original woodwork and stained-glass windows. This room, combined with its marquee, can accommodate up to 130 people in a seated arrangement. It has a dance floor allowing the evening to further continue within the walls of the château. After the festivities, the bride and groom and their loved ones can retire to the castle rooms. The Château de Maulmont has enough rooms to accommodate up to 64 people for the night. B&Bs and cottages are also within a 5-minute walk of the estate. Finally, the day after the wedding, guests can enjoy the swimming pools, sauna, and playground.
Experience your fairy-tale wedding at the Château de Maulmont! Do not hesitate to contact the brilliant team at this exceptional venue: these wedding professionals will be able to advise you throughout your preparations and provide you with trusted, qualified service providers. Allow 6 months to 2 years to reserve this château on the date of your choice.