Amazing wedding venues in South West France


The 7 Most Breath-Taking South of France Chateau Wedding Venues Some South of France wedding photographers visit the area for weddings, but it's not the place they call home. I'm lucky enough to live for part of the year and work in the Dordogne countryside, which means I know the region like the back of my hand and have scouted out the wedding venues that truly do stand out. In this blog post, I want to share with you the most breath-taking South of France chateau wedding venues. The region is blessed with more stunning chateaus than I could count and when you're planning your destination wedding, you won't have time to visit them all. I hope these venues will give you inspiration as you draw up your short list. Have fun! The Fairytale Chateau A dreamy vision of golden stone, twirling turrets and charming terraced gardens, you'll know the moment you step out the car why Marry Me In France's The Fairytale Chateau has its name. One of the most flexible South of France chateau wedding venues, you can exchange vows in one of the opulent rooms, tie the knot outside with river views or even take over the characterful barn with 100 of your family and friends.


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Chateau la Durantie Chateau la Durantie is the ultimate wedding venue for a weekend-long party. In fact, that's exactly what one of my wedding couples did - they made the chateau their own for three days with their nearest and dearest. Charlotte and Jamie married outside in the chateau's picturesque garden arbour and held their reception in the gardens too. Taking advantage of the beautiful bedrooms and suites on offer in the chateau and coach house, the couple made a weekend of it with barbecues and pool parties - a wedding none of their guests will ever forget!


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See a wedding at this venue HERE

The Majestic Chateau Just over an hour from Bordeaux, Marry Me In France's The Majestic Chateau has to be one of the ultimate South of France chateau wedding venues if you're planning a big guest list - there's room for 180 guests! The chateau itself is a picture-postcard building with beautiful symmetry. Let's not forget the gardens, either. With their own turquoise lake, they offer the most stunning backdrop for Champagne and photos. And then there is the charming barn - a blank canvas you'll hardly need to decorate, thanks to its honey stone walls, ancient wooden beams and garden views.


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Domaine d’Essendiéras Domaine d'Essendiéras has to be one of the most immaculate of all South of France chateau wedding venues. The castle itself is perfect, towering three storeys high with steep, romantic rooflines and fairy-tale turrets. Manicured gardens and water features surround the chateau, bringing your vision of a romantic chateau wedding to life. There's no shortage of luxurious accommodation on site for your friends and family to stay, and the spa makes the perfect pre-wedding treat. Le Chateau Charmant Bordered by billowing flower beds and iconic cypress trees, Marry Me in France's Le Chateau Charmant fulfils your every chateau dream. Invite 70 of your favourite people to celebrate with you inside the glamorous chateau. Or, why not spread into the barns for a bigger bash? The gardens ooze romance and I'm a particular fan of outdoor receptions held under the trees...


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See a wedding at this venue HERE

See a wedding at this venue HERE

The Historic Chateau In a leafy, secluded setting, Marry Me in France's Historic Chateau promises you a Dordogne wedding with no shortage of romance. The towers, courtyard and chapel will take your breath away. The courtyard is cocooned on three sides by the chateau walls, which are laden with rambling plants. This unique architecture creates an intimate atmosphere for an outdoor reception. Gently lit by festoon lights, this setting has a truly magical feel.


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Chateau de Lerse Chateau de Lerse offers couples a brilliant indoor-outdoor wedding venue thanks to its unique terrace topped by a stretch tent. You won't need to worry about the weather at this South of France wedding venue! In this captivating setting you can feast, toast and party the night away with a stunning view over the grounds, punctuated by the exquisite columns that edge the terrace. There are also idyllic spots in the grounds for you to set up your al fresco ceremony.


See a wedding at this venue HERE Choosing between these stunning South of France chateau wedding venues is no easy task. But, once you've discovered the setting for your dream day, I'd love to help you capture it forever.

As an award-winning destination wedding photographer, I know this region and these venues inside-out. That means creating the most romantic photos in the most unforgettable settings is simple on the big day. If you'd like to find out more about getting married in the South of France, get in touch. I'd love to play a part in photographing your wedding. More South of France chateau wedding venues I love

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Planning a destination wedding in France? Start your venue hunt here with these 7 fairytale South of France chateau wedding venues, from intimate to grand Discover the MOST breath-taking chateau wedding venues in the South of France for your dream destination wedding with my hand-picked shortlist of chateaus, including lots of stunning ideas for outdoor ceremonies. From intimate weddings to grand celebrations and opulent ballrooms to charming barn receptions, you’ll find your perfect French wedding venue here. Enjoy! – Lydia Taylor Jones


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