"ever thought it possible even, to have your wedding in a medieval castle in the south of France?"..
Planning a destination wedding?
Looking for something affordable in a truly incredible location?
Have you ever considered, or ever thought it possible even, to have your wedding in a medieval castle in the south of France?!
Cataloguing "hidden gems" has become one of our favourite pastimes, in the BRIDE.ca office; so when we came across this very unique yet surprisingly affordable destination wedding option, we had to share it with all of you.
Château de Montalègre is in France's Midi-Pyrénées region in the southern part of the country. An authentic castle dating back to the 13th century, it has been completely renovated yet maintains its historic charm with four majestic towers at each corner and red shuttered windows overlooking the breathtaking landscape below (the property encompasses 175 hectares of land - almost 2 square kilometers; that should provide enough privacy, yes?).
The castle and farmhouse combined will comfortably host a maximum of 27 people and are available to rent on a weekly basis with complete privacy guaranteed. Rates start from 5000 EUR/week and vary depending on the season.
(*)Individual room rentals are available for weekend stays as well.
OK, so after you rent the castle (and farmhouse!) you will need to arrange for wedding services, some flowers, catering, music etc. Unfortunately, we do not have a BRIDE.france with helpful info for you yet! But it doesn't matter because the have an onsite wedding planner!
Katy Windys, co-owner of the chateau, is a wedding and event coordinator that offers a variety of packages for events in the chateau.
Katy charges a small fee for her services based on what level of service you require. Payment for each service provider would be made directly to each individual or company.
Best Idea: get in contact with Katy directly, explain your situation, see how she can best organise this for you: website | email | tel: +33.972.131160.
History anyone? Take advantage of Château de Montalègre's proximity to various other historical sites like Abbaye de Sylvanès, a twelfth century abbey, or the famous Roquefort caves where you can learn about the origins of Roquefort cheese.
Outdoor enthusiasts? Hiking, mountain biking, dirt biking, and horseback riding are all activities that can be enjoyed while staying at the chateau.
Opulence, history, privacy, old world charm.. what was once enjoyed only by royals and noblemen can now offer its beauty and serenity to couples looking for an extra special location to host their wedding in the company of their closest family and friends.