Here at French Wedding Style, we have researched the top ten best wedding venues in the southwest of France. Nouvelle Aquitaine region is known for its fabulous wine selections, great beaches, and magnificent locations. So, if you are thinking of having your wedding here, you have made a great choice. Weddings in Nouvelle Aquitaine are not only memorable but are as elegant as you could have them in the world’s most romantic county. Here are ten places you should choose for your memorable big day. Don’t worry, this list covers venues of different themes and styles. So, we have you covered whether you want a fancy hall, a beach setting, or a romantic white garden location. So, let’s take a look together.
Chateau de Lacoste
Chateau de Lacoste is perched on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful Dordogne Valley. This 18th-century castle is just what you need. It boasts stunning French gardens, a Chapelle, epic views of the valley and 14 bedrooms beautifully renovated. This place is indisputably romantic and is an ideal place to celebrate outstanding events. Check out this venue in our directory.
Villa La Tosca is a boutique hotel located in a dreamy location. Right in between the Cap Ferret, one of the most loved holiday destinations for Parisian vacationers, and Arcachon, a beautiful coastal town, this grand villa faces straight onto the sea. The 8 bedrooms are wonderfully decorated with furniture coming from all around the world. Villa la Tosca is a small paradise and can be all yours for your special day.
Chateau La Durantie
Chateau La Durantie, another castle nestled in the Dordogne countryside, is one of the favourite wedding venues in this beautiful corner of South West France. It is the perfect location for an elegant French wedding and is a fine art wedding photographer’s dream. It’s decorated with soft-toned furniture with a hint of gold and filled with plenty of natural light… it really is a perfect place to plan an elegant wedding in France.
This luxury wedding venue is located in the glorious Dordogne region in the South West of France. Chateau Lacanaud which can sleep 24 guests, offers luxury whilst maintaining its feel of being a home away from home. The grounds are breathtaking, and at every turn, there is something new to take in. With its beautiful lake and swimming pool in the middle of 7 acres of unspoilt nature, it’s the perfect haven of peace and tranquillity.
Chateau le Mas de Montet
Chateau le Mas de Montet is a glorious castle in the Dordogne region built in the Renaissance period. Between the gorgeous grounds, beautifully decorated rooms, and welcoming owners, this fairy-tale chateau has everything to make your wedding unforgettable for you and your guests. It’s one of those castles that looks striking and impressive, both inside and outside, but also manages to be extremely comfortable and gives the intimate feel of a home.
This charming castle is like a medieval little village from the 12th century. Chateau Sentout is the perfect place for gatherings and can accommodate up to 50 people with its 24 bedrooms. The Chateau’s architectural styles which mark the passing years lend to its elegance and unique charm. We love this venue, we had to include this gem on the Best Wedding Venues in Nouvelle Aquitaine list.
Chateau Soulac is a newly restored castle that looks down over the Dordogne River, not far from the historic and famous sites of St Emilion. It is beautifully nestled amongst the vineyards in a quiet and rural location. The style is a mix of ancient and modern design throughout the 8-hectare property with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The chateau only hosts a few numbers of weddings every year with the help of its in-house wedding planner.
Located on the hill of Lastrene, overlooking the beautiful city of Bordeaux, Chateau Gassies brings us vintage crosses with chic decor and features many love symbols across this romantic Chateau. It’s perfect for an elegant wedding and features a circle fountain, a beautifully revamped 18th-century building, two heated pools, a multi-sports ground and a spa. This Chateau has everything to make you and your guests happy. Check it out on our directory for more information.
Chateau Forges du Roy
The Chateau Forge du Roy built in the 17th century is so wonderful and charming that you will never want to leave. This venue is definitely made for a perfect romantic wedding. Indeed, from the moment you walk into the ground, you will get swept away with beauty and romance. This is a peaceful haven that will make you live a true fairytale for your special day.
Chateau Smith Haut Laffite
Last but not least. Chateau Smith Haut Laffite is one of a kind, it’s not only a prestigious vineyard making one of the most famous wines in the world, but it’s also a listed heritage monument. Just next to the wedding venue, a luxury five-star hotel Les Sources de Caudalie can accommodate you and your guests surrounded by vines, including a Vinotherapy spa and a 2 Michelin stars restaurant. If you want a luxury wedding, then believe us, it is the right place for you.