Beautiful chateau wedding venue in Dordogne France

Written by on February 14, 2020 in Aquitaine, Wedding Expertise

Wedding party in the garden of a gorgeous chateau in Dordogne

If you’re thinking of getting married in France or celebrating your wedding in France – there’s not much that beats the romance and ambiance of a fairy tale chateau wedding venue in the heart of gorgeous Dordogne.

The Chateau de Sadillac is the ideal wedding venue in Dordogne, historic, luxurious and in the most stunning location. It has everything you need for an intimate wedding party, grand reception or renewal of vows celebration.

The perfect venue for a wedding party in France

Swimming pool in the grounds of a chateau with a fairy-take like tower in the background

The enchanting castle of Sadillac, is in one of the most enchanting areas of France, not far from beautiful Bergerac in Dordogne. The charm and grace of this ancient chateau make it the ultimate fairy tale wedding venue complete with a stunning Rapunzel style tower.

The spacious chateau interior offers a large main salon, capacious dining room and huge kitchen. In this sunny part of France, outdoor dining is irresistible and there’s a lovely covered terrace with a bar overlooking the castle golf course. Yes, we did say golf course, a 9-hole lush green course, just for you and your guests!

The chateau which dates back to the 11th century, has luxurious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and can accommodate up to 15 people. And if you need more room the charming hotel owners, Hetty and Hielko Pieksma, will source accommodation nearby for you.

There are stunning grounds with a private fishing lake, lovely heated swimming pool, sauna and walled garden. You’ll never run out of things to do here. And, kids are taken care of too with a trampoline, table football, huge chess game and play area.

Tables dressed for a wedding in a marquee of a chateau in Dordogne

Everything can be arranged for you so all you need to do is relax. From tailor-made catering with wine and drinks to a champagne reception, wedding cake, grand wedding dinner or fun barbecue. Hetty and Hielko can organise the flowers, support staff, marquee and planner. They can provide babysitters and a housekeeper and even sort out live music and fireworks. It really is the most unforgettable way to celebrate your wedding, anniversary or renewal of your vows.

You’ll feel like royalty in this majestic chateau with its relaxed and stylish interior and dreamy gardens. It’s the perfect setting for wedding photographs and the chateau provides a stunning background from every angle.

Getting married in France

Table with cakes and ice buckets filled with Champagne and wine overlooking countryside

If you plan to get married in France, at least one of you must be resident in France for a minimum of 30 days prior to the application for marriage. You’ll need paperwork such as passport, divorce papers if applicable and a few more things. Plus you will need a certificate confirming you’re not already married. All foreign documents must be translated to French. Your country’s embassy will have full details of what’s required.

All weddings in France must take place at the local town hall. Application must be made at least 10 days before the date of the wedding.

Many people opt for a wedding in their own country and then a wedding party in France. You can also follow this with a religious ceremony, a secular service, or whatever celebration you choose. Or you could hire a wedding planner to help make things go smoothly in France and take a long holiday to fulfil the marriage requirements.

What’s special about the area

Castle of Beynac atop a hill overlooking the river Dordogne

There’s plenty to do in this area leading up to and after the big day. Go chateau hopping in the Dordogne, land of a thousand and one castles. The Chateau de Beynac is an absolutely stand out. Visit the UNESCO listed prehistoric sites and wander the cobbled streets of pickled in the past Sarlat. Discover grottoes and the magnificent la Roque Saint-Christophe, a village cut into a cliff which is unforgettably beautiful. Go kayaking, walking, horse riding, climbing and canoeing and a myriad other activities. Or simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of this most lush and verdant part of France.

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