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PRIVATE VILLA IN CONDÉCOURT, FRANCE

A REAL-LIFE FAIRYTALE CHÂTEAU IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE

Sleeps 30

Capacity 500

Venue from €10,000

Incl. 0 nights

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ABOUT

The First Glance

A fairytale French wedding venue, this château is one of the most remarkable châteaux in France. It has even been classified as a historical landmark since 1942 by the French government! This venue has entertained guests such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin back in the day. More recently, it has been the sanctuary of many celebrities like John Travolta, Tom Cruise and Lenny Kravitz. It has been a source of inspiration for Dan Brown who wrote the “Da Vinci Code” while staying here and used it as a filming location for the movie.

This venue has been nicknamed the “Petit Versailles” as the architecture and gardens were designed by the same designers and architects of Château de Versailles! An outdoor wedding in the classic French parterre garden is simply a must. Say your “I Do’s” inside an original 18th Chapel, feast on local French cuisine, throw a grandiose fireworks show and dance into the night, Great Gatsby style.

Inside, the property has been decorated by fine objects from Sotheby’s and Christie’s to reflect the Louis XV era. Today, the château is under private management by The Heritage Collection and has previously hosted 200+ weddings.

Anna Grinets Photography

Le Secret D'Audrey

Roman Ivanov

PARTY & RELAX

Feature Highlights

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Sleeps up to 30
  • Main chateau: 7 Suites
  • Extra Wing: 6 Bedrooms
  • Nearby Hotels for Guests

Areas To Enjoy

  • Ballroom (100m2)
  • Parterre garden
  • Private Access to Lake
  • 70 Hectares of Woodland

Wedding Related

  • Hosts up to 500
  • In-House Catering
  • 18th Cent. Chapel Onsite

GOOD TO KNOW

Venue Pricing

The venue is available to hire for exclusive day use or with accommodation. Prices stay constant throughout the year. When booking this venue, you will have access to the whole villa.

On selected months

Starting price

All Months (Day Hire)

Avg. Temp

8-26 °C

10,000

Exclusive day use is EUR 10,000

Security deposit is EUR 35,000

All prices include tax

All Months

Avg. Temp

8-26 °C

21,000

1 Night

Price for 1 night for 7 suites is EUR 21,000

All prices include tax

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of wedding can I have in France?

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If you would like to have the legal ceremony in France, there are typically three types of wedding ceremonies you can have:

1. Civil Ceremony: Performed by the local mayor or town officer in a Town Hall (mairie) and are open to the public. The civil service is a requirement to become legally married in France before hosting a religious or other symbolic wedding at another venue. This is also commonly called PACS (‘pacte civil de solidarité’).

2. Religious Ceremony. Performed by the local priest in a church setting and you must already be legally married in your home country or in the Town Hall in France.

3. Symbolic Ceremony: A humanist wedding does not require any legal documents and is not legally binding. Instead, you have the freedom to personalise the ceremony to reflect your values and beliefs. Due to the residency requirements, expats commonly choose to have their legal ceremony in their country of residence and fly to France for the celebrations. This is the quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What documentation is needed to get married in France?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to France for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in France, Europeans & UK citizens require the following for a civil ceremony.

1. Proof of residency in France for at least 30 days prior to the application, for at least one of the parties

2. Certificate of Non Impediment (certificat de célibat): A certificate you receive from your local counsel, stating you are free to marry. This is also known as a CNI. Each person in the couple requires one and is valid for three months.

3. Certificate of Law (certificat de coutume): Customs Certificate stating that your home country's marriage customs are similar to those of France e.g. you cannot have seven wives. It should be dated less than 6 months before your wedding or PACS.

4. A valid passport

5. Original birth certificate

6. Proof any previous marriages have ended (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate)

*all the above must be translated into French by a translator authorised by the French Embassy.

Documentation for a religious ceremony coming soon!

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

Who can get married in France?

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To get legally married in France, you must have a proof of residency at least 30 days prior to your wedding application. For this reason, Non-French couples often choose to have a legal wedding in their own country and come to France for the religious or symbolic venue. Same-sex civil unions have been officially recognised as of 2013. Couples must be 18 years old to legally marry, and under-18s must have written parental consent.

What is the process to get married in France?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to France for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in France, you will need to be slightly more organised (or get support from a local planner!). For European citizens, it is often recommended to contact the local French town hall (mairie) 6-12 months before your ideal wedding date to find out about local civil partnership laws, including what documents you and your partner will need.

Typically, you must bring your translated documents (stamped with an Apostille) to the local Town Hall and apply for marriage at least 10 days before the wedding date. Once you receive your marriage license it will remain valid for twelve months.

You are required to have 2 witnesses and 1 interpreter during the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, you will receive a Livret de Famille (official book) with your marriage recorded. This is not the marriage certificate, you must apply to the Town Hall stating the date and location of your wedding in addition to your full names.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the quickest & easiest way to get married in France?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to France for the celebrations for a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This means that you do not need to worry about sharing, translating or completing additional documents for a civil or religious ceremony as you are already legally married. When you come to France, you can celebrate your commitment to one another and personalise the ceremony in a way that reflects your values and beliefs (personal vows, favorite songs, poetry, gift exchanges, religious elements etc).

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