Good Morning, I do so love wedding venue spotlight features, getting a change to go behind the scenes and dream of romantic jaunts to beautiful establishments. Today certainly doesn’t disappoint, as we are taking a look an exclusive portfolio of rental properties in Provence that can provide the location for your dream wedding – delighted to introduce Just Provence!
I love Provence and it is a fantastic destination for wedding receptions, a truly romantic destination. And the biggest secret about Provence is that the peak season is not the best time to visit! May and September are the best months to visit this magic place.
In May the blossom is out in all its glory, and the cherries are already ripening. All the vegetation is lush green and the temperatures are perfect for receptions outdoors. In both May and September the atmosphere is more relaxed, and locals have a lot more time to devote to tourists. Provence also boasts world-renowned, Michelin starred restaurants for your culinary pleasure, as well as historical sites and impressive natural features such as Montagne Sainte-Victoire and of course the Luberon National Park.
Over the past nine years, Just Provence has developed an exclusive portfolio of luxury rental properties throughout Provence, and some of these properties are ideally located and cater specifically for wedding receptions and other special occasions.
Take Domaine de l’Arc at Aix-en-Provence, or Domaine du Gourmet near Eygalières as examples, which can be found on their website. Whether you require a large estate capable of sleeping lots of guests, or a smaller, more affordable property, Just Provence has a fine selection from which to choose the perfect venue.
Just Provence is a leading reference in the field of luxury rental accommodation in Provence. Every property has been visited by one of their bilingual team, and only those properties meeting their exacting standards find their way onto the online portfolio, thus providing peace of mind to their discerning Anglo-Saxon clientele. What’s more, being local, the Just Provence team are ideally placed to recommend destinations that best match your requirements, and will help you organise your special occasion by arranging the services of English-speaking partner professionals.
Domaine du Gourmet:
Nestled in the countryside just five minutes from the village of Eygalières, a highly sought-after destination for the acting fraternity, this is a beautiful estate of outstanding quality. Air-conditioning throughout, tennis court, golf practice course, jacuzzi, heated swimming pool hewn into the living rock…
Domaine du Gourmet offers an on-site restaurant that serves fresh fruit and vegetables organically grown on site at the property! This truly is the ideal venue to host your destination wedding in Provence. Set in 25 hectares of parkland planted with pine trees, olive trees and lavender, the property is a fully renovated 17th-century hamlet that was once home to shepherds and their flocks. With 8 en-suite bedrooms and 3 suites, the property can sleep large groups of up to 24 people in great comfort.
Mas des Couleurs:
This exceptional stone-built Provencal farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard by its owners to provide luxury throughout. Perched on a hill, the property enjoys fabulous panoramic views and is set in hectares of vineyards surrounded by woodland. It is only 3 kilometres from the village of Laudun-l’Ardoise and perfectly located for visiting the historic cities of Avignon, Orange, Uzès and Nimes.
No expense has been spared in the renovation and every comfort has been considered when harmonising the modern interior with the lovely original stone exterior. This is another exceptional venue for a destination wedding. The owner includes the services of a wedding planner for the day of your reception to ensure you take full advantage of this special location.
Domaine de l’Arc:
Domaine de l’Arc is a historic wine-making estate, recently renovated and restored with great taste to its former glory and once again producing high-quality wine. The estate comprises two large and beautiful independent properties, set about a mile apart in the grounds of the domaine.
The Bastide, located at the entrance to the estate, can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people in its 10 air-conditioned bedrooms, while the Mas, located up a quiet winding track and surrounded by vineyards, can be home to up to 14 people thanks to its 5 beautiful suites and its delightful child’s dorm room. The estate has a function room designed specifically for special occasions including wedding receptions.
A vast and beautiful Provençal rental mas, built in the 15th century and fully restored, Mas Montagnette benefits from a great location next to the medieval town of Tarascon, 15 minutes from Avignon to the north, Arles to the south, St-Rémy and Les-Baux-de-Provence just to the east, in the Alpilles. Twenty hectares of beautiful private grounds surround the property with plane, pine and cypress trees, a rose garden as well as an exceptional olive grove with 300-year-old olive trees. You can walk into the hills just behind the property, or stroll around the idyllic pond which has its own little rowing boat.
With over 1,000m² of living space, this is one of the most spacious properties in the Just Provence collection. The mas offers 9 main double bedrooms of various sizes and standards, sleeping 18 people, as well as an extra single room for a nanny. It also features two kitchens and several living rooms around the ground floor of the house. The beautiful grounds at Mas Montagnette are perfect for hosting your wedding in Provence with up to 100 guests.
The Just Provence team work closely with English-speaking service providers whose aim is to ensure that you enjoy a truly memorable experience in Provence. This can include activities where you will experience the best sights, sounds and tastes this most beautiful region has to offer.
Recommendations for choosing a wedding venue
Your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life. When you are choosing the venue, try to identify a property that epitomises what you love about Provence. Services and amenities can be organised no matter the property. Just Provence is on hand to help you realise your dream.
Be sure to visit the Just Provence website to find out more about their properties for your wedding.
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