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PRIVATE VILLA IN LAGARDE, FRANCE

AN EXCLUSIVE CELEBRATION WITHIN CASTLE WALLS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

Sleeps 80

Capacity 200

Venue from €25,000

Incl. 3 nights

Ask questions and check availability

ABOUT

The First Glance

Who knew you could hire out an entire village for your wedding celebration?! This venue is a hilltop fortified village in the South of France dating from 1143 A.C. Host your family and friends within the castle walls in 14 lovingly restored houses and create a bespoke event using the gardens, banquet hall and town squares. Wander the empty cobbled streets and take iconic photos at your leisure- no need to worry about others getting in the way!

Host your ceremony in the 13th Century village church and dine under a string of fairy lights in the stables which have been beautifully renovated into an incredible space for eating and entertaining. There is a large vaulted reception hall of 180sqm with an attached reception room which boasts arched windows overlooking the grassy terrace. Enjoy French delicacies sourced from the local region, think seafood platters, gourmet cheeses, foie gras, coq au vin… the list can go on forever! Dance the night away inside the 250msq vaulted banquet hall which leads out to the terrace with panoramic views of the French countryside as the sun sets before you.

Far more than a hotel or chateau, this village is a perfect wedding destination to enjoy for a getaway with loved ones. Today, this venue is under private management by a lovely French family and they have previously hosted 50 weddings.

Carrie Lavers

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PARTY & RELAX

Feature Highlights

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Sleeps up to 80
  • 14 Individual Houses
  • Nearby Hotels for Guests

Areas To Enjoy

  • Outdoor Reception Spaces
  • Private Courtyard
  • Swimming Pool
  • BBQ Terrace

Wedding Related

  • Hosts up to 200
  • In-House Catering
  • Onsite Wedding Planner
  • Onsite Church

GETTING HERE

Location

This village is a convenient venue location to reach from abroad. The closest airport is Toulouse Blagnac Airport, which serves 30 international airlines. Once you land, the venue is a 90 minute drive away.

Nearby Airports

Toulouse Blagnac Airport (102km)

approx. 90min drive

GOOD TO KNOW

Venue Pricing

This venue is only available to hire only for longer stays with accommodation. The prices stay consistent throughout the year. When booking this venue, you will have access to the whole villa.

On selected months

Starting price

January - March

Avg. Temp

2-13 °C

22,000

2 nights minimum stay required, 3rd night is free

Total price for 14 houses (37 bedrooms) is EUR 22,000

Price for additional nights EUR 12,500

All prices include tax

Mid-October to December and April to Mid-May

Avg. Temp

2-18 °C

23,000

2 nights minimum stay required, 3rd night is free

Total price for 14 houses (37 bedrooms) is EUR 23,000

Price for additional nights EUR 12,500

All prices include tax

Mid-May to Mid-October

Avg. Temp

14-29 °C

25,000

2 nights minimum stay required, 3rd night is free

Total price for 14 houses (37 bedrooms) is EUR 25,000

Price for additional nights EUR 12,500

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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