In the summertime, you want to book a venue in a location that guarantees you sunshine and warmth. Why not opt for a reception in one of our favourite places in Provence: in the Bouches-du-Rhône (13), near Marseille and Aix-en-Provence! If you are looking for an exceptional venue for your wedding in the South of France with a backdrop of lavender fields, olive trees, pines, the songs of singing cicadas and the smell of thyme and rosemary, then this little selection is for you!
Succumb to the typical Provencal charm of Château d’Alphéran, whose sophistication simply enraptures you. If your wedding is going to be rustic-chic, Château d’Alphéran is the perfect backdrop for a poetic and inspiring setting that will charm the socks off your guests. A majestic portal will open its gates for you to make a grand entrance along a forest path. For every minute of your day, the Castle Alphéran offers suitable spaces: a nineteenth century chapel to seal your union, the privacy of a Rognes stone orangery for dancing, or a marquee with chandeliers and flooring (that accommodates up to 250 people for dinner!). The mild spring and the summer heat will be perfect for those outdoor cocktails in the large courtyard area. If you want fabulous photos of your wedding in Provence, Château d’Alphéran offers the wonderful scenery that you are looking for!
A little haven halfway between Salon-de-Provence and Aix-en-Provence, Bastide d’Astres differs from other reception venues in character. Built in the eighteenth century, Bastide d’Astres is sheltered in the heart of a 260-hectare park! Its exceptional setting promises you an unforgettable wedding. Bastide d’Astres includes a large 220m-squared room and an orangery of 180m-squared; both perfect for your wedding breakfast. A semi-covered terrace leading to the pool where the sun’s rays will be reflected in fine weather will be perfect to host cocktails but also your wedding brunch. Lush natural surroundings and ivy climbing the walls make Bastide d’Astres an idyllic place for a wedding in Provence.
Built in the eighteenth century, between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, Château d’Ayguebelle offers unique moments for your big day. The soul of this unique place is steeped in history – surrounded by vineyards and meadows, this former wine and sericulture property was completely renovated to guarantee the greatest comfort for its guests. Dinner may well take place in the hall of honour with fascinating antique vaults. A covered pergola bordering it will provide more space in addition to an opening on the outside. You can also opt for a garden party in the cool waters of its basin, in the shade of linden, ash, oak and chestnut trees. And for your wedding photos, what better place than the green park area full of old trees, statues and monumental fountains?
At Château de Barbegal, you will live the dream! Its Renaissance style, with tall towers and a 5-hectare park, make it a castle straight out of a fairy tale. Located near Arles in the heart of Provence, it is the ideal place for a royal reception. The waters of the imperial courtyard fountain at the entrance of the castle will refresh the air in summer nights if you opt for an outdoor evening. An elegant space called the “Hall of Honour” will accommodate about 200 guests plus a dance floor! Marble floors and luxurious crystal chandeliers promise privileged and unique moments in a grandiose castle. Let the magic begin at Château de Barbegal!
Looking for an enchanting place for an intimate wedding full of refinement and elegance? Château de Beaumetane is the place! Perfect for a chic and romantic garden party, its large fenced park offers you the chance to seal your union during an outdoor ceremony in the shadow of high trees. Spacious and bright, the clean interiors create a magical setting for your reception. Between 20 and 120 people will be able to attend your wedding dinner in a beautiful room within the castle. The magnificent glass roof and three comfortable lounges give this venue its wonderful uniqueness.
Even the name “Château de Cassis” sounds like an invitation to escape. You can already see the rocky coves and the Mediterranean Sea warmed by the rays of the Provence sun… You will be pleased to know that this idyllic panorama is a reality at Château de Cassis! Both authentic and luxurious, this castle-like villa is located on the heights of Cassis, giving you an exceptional panorama for your reception. Built in medieval times, the Chateau de Cassis has stood the test of time and is perfect for your most beautiful event to date. Contemporary furnishings work harmoniously with an historic setting and abundant flora and fauna.
At the foot of Baux de Provence, one of the most beautiful villages in France, the Manville Area is a simply enchanting setting. Formerly an agricultural area, the Domaine de Manville now welcomes guests with its luxurious, contemporary décor. Your guests can choose to stay in one of 30 comfortable rooms of Domaine de Manville or in a prestigious 9-house hotel. And like any high-ranking hotel should, it offers you the best leisure activities: golf, spa, gourmet restaurant and bistro…it’s all here waiting for you! Enjoy the natural beauty of its interior courtyard with a pool and fountains to make your reception extraordinary. Indulge in the luxury of a reception in a rustic palace and discover (or rediscover) the beauty of Provence!
Le Mas De Peint – Manade Jacques Bon is a natural area on the outskirts of Arle, which offers an extra-special experience by welcoming you and your guests in a friendly and familiar place in the heart of the Camargue. Wilderness perpetuates the surroundings, but the renovated space offers all the comforts expected of a boutique hotel and restaurant. This rustic setting is simply perfect for a country wedding, with a lounge bar for an upscale reception! A few metres beyond the fields, the owner (Jacques Bon) will introduce you to riding and bullfighting traditions during your reception.
Built in the seventeenth century by a noble family in the area on the hills of Lancon de Provence, Château de Sénéguier is steeped in French heritage and history. Indeed, its many paintings lining the walls make it a little treasure where people will feel at home during the wedding reception. Unique in the region, the style of Castle Sénéguier promises a great fanfare reception and an unforgettable night for your guests. A long driveway lined with lavender bushes and shaded by pine trees is super romantic. A flower garden in bloom means you can enjoy your outdoor cocktail there, and maybe even your wedding dinner!
Between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, Le Moulin de Vernègues is a haven of peace sheltered by lush nature. Oscillating between tradition and modernity, this renovated Provencal bâtissse looks like a peaceful little cocoon. For your wedding, a large indoor reception room will be at your disposal. Sumptuously decorated and bright, day and night, here your loved ones can enjoy the gourmet menu specially concocted by the leaders of the Moulin de Vernègues’s restaurant. Extend the experience by enjoying a stay in one of the spacious rooms and suites of the hotel and relax at a spa or a golf session! Charm, style… find it at the Moulin de Vernègues!
Under the southern sun in the heart of Alpilles Regional Park you will find a little corner of paradise: Le Domaine Méjan. Ideally located near the Provencal villages of Paradou and Maussane, your guests can easily travel to your ceremony. With 800 m2 of garden, your wedding photos will undoubtedly be even more beautiful. The Domain Méjan has an amazing 100m-squared terrace and a swimming pool where, in the company of your loved ones, you can taste the traditional ‘wine of honour’. A charming reception room done up to accommodate 100 people will be available. Fear not – Domain Méjan will realise your wildest wedding dreams.
Imagine celebrating your wedding in the sun, under the trees and near a river to the tune of singing cicadas? Very romantic, right? This is what Le Clos des Eyssauts is offering you. Located near the Provencal village of Grans, this idyllic place is surrounded by two hectares of flower gardens that will look amazing in your wedding photos, and play host to your cocktails with guests. Depending on your desires, the first room is ideal if you want to enjoy the garden and the magic of the place, or if you have 150 guests. If you want a cosier space with a capacity of 60 guests, the second room is for you. After celebrating your union, what better way to continue your evening than with a meal worthy of the greatest gourmet restaurants! This is what the Royal Gourmet caterer offers you. Le Clos des Eyssauts will not disappoint…
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