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Destination Wedding Village in France

The Castelnau is perched high on a hilltop, surrounded by countryside, in beautiful Gascony, South West France. It is the perfect setting for a unique wedding experience; 3 days of celebrations within the walls of this historic stronghold. Here is a French wedding venue that offers freedom to create your wedding, your way, where the only limits are your own imagination. Stroll the streets and wander between the houses in your very own village, where every inhabitant is your guest.

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A French Wedding Venue Unlike Any Other

The Castelnau is a real fortified village dating from 1143 AC – sleeping 80 guests within 16 carefully renovated houses. Able to host up to 200 guests, this special wedding venue allows the possibility to bring all your friends and family together and leave the outside world behind for a few precious days. To get married here, inside these ancient stone walls, promises to be the best time of your lives, making memories that will endure a lifetime.

The Village

Your wedding is about bringing the people you love most in the world together to share the most precious of moments. At the Castelnau, you are guaranteed an exceptional setting for your celebrations and a true sense of community. With 16 uniquely designed houses perfect for families large and small and all your groups of friends, there is more than enough space for all your guests to enjoy becoming the residents of this village!

French Countryside Wedding

Surrounded by acres of rolling fields, the Castelnau is the ideal setting for your dream wedding in a rural, French countryside location. Make the most of the truly breath-taking views with an outdoor ceremony, cocktails and canapés on the terrace, a giant outdoor BBQ, and garden games on the lawn.

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Banquet Hall & Outdoor Spaces

The west side of the 17th century Monumental Stables (National Heritage) has been beautifully renovated into an incredible space for eating and entertaining – a large vaulted reception hall of 180sqm. It can comfortably seat 150 + guests for dinner leading out on to a huge terrace with stunning views which can hold a further 200 seated diners.

The Church

In the centre of the Castelnau there is a 13th Century church, carefully renovated, with a seated capacity of up to 180. Religious ceremonies are welcomed, permission must be sought from the local Parish and English and French speaking priests are possible.

Catering

Over the course of a wedding weekend, the dining and drinking will be an important part of your celebrations. We are proud to partner with Delicieux Catering team who have been cooking at the Castelnau for over 10 years. Serving inventive seasonal cuisine, they have the experience and energy to feed up to 200 hungry guests.
From canapés to spit roasts, Gala dinners to interactive food festivals, Anneli from Delicieux will work closely with you to create bespoke menus to satisfy all your culinary wishes.

Anneli welcomes all your questions. Please enquire below.

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Wedding Planning

The Castelnau is proud to partner with La Boutique Event planners. This experienced team has been organising seamless events at the village for many years. With boundless energy, they will ensure that your wedding weekend unfolds just as you wish it, so that you do not have to worry about anything and can relax with your friends and family. This friendly team will make the planning of your big event easy, offering the very best of suppliers for you to choose between and the ability to adapt to every bespoke request you may imagine. With the endless possibilities the village can offer you, La Boutique Event will guide you through the process, ensure that your staff needs are covered and that your budget is met.

Guest Reviews
An incredibly unique and intimate venue in a truly stunning part of France. Castelnau des Fieumarcon fulfilled our dreams and more of having a weekend-long and outdoor celebration of our marriage surrounded by our closest family and friends enjoying good food and wine. The village and its houses are beautiful and provided a stunning backdrop to enjoy it all. The team were incredible from early planning to final execution of the weekend and worked tirelessly to ensure we had the most amazing few days. It will forever remain a special place and memory for us and our guests. We would love to do it all over again and wouldn’t give it moment’s hesitation about booking this wonderful place and team again.
Sandy and Suzy / May 2020
Guest Reviews
This is an amazing, unique place and we could not recommend it more highly. We really loved our two week stay and found the team at Lagarde Firmarcon fantastic hosts – friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable about what is an absolutely beautiful area. The village house we stayed in was very spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, generously furnished with local antiques – and really clean. The views from every window are simply breathtaking. It came with a lovely private garden, with herbs and a pomegranate tree, but was right in the heart of the village near the pretty and ancient church. A stonesthrow away was the shady hillside pool with more stunning views of rolling fields of sunflowers – idyllic. We also appreciated the tips from Anneli and Nick about local places of interest, wine-tasting, nearby night markets and restaurants…but don’t miss the chance for a delicious meal or fun barbecue cooked by the team themselves, who are gifted chefs! We found this place exceptional and incredibly relaxing…the locals are very friendly, the countryside a feast for the senses and the village experience itself is truly magical – like stepping back in time, but with all the modern comforts, including good wi-if. We will return!
Joni & Ric / August 2020
Guest Reviews
"Le lieu est magnifique, absolument incroyable: il s’agit d’un village forteresse reconstruit avec beaucoup de goût et de charme, et qui dispose d’une belle vue sur la campagne environnante. Cadeot est une des maisons de ce village. Elle dispose de beaucoup d’espace, d’une belle décoration et ces énormes murs de pierre la garde fraîche en été. Il n’y a pas de jardin mais la possibilité de profiter de tout le village. Anneli est une hôte souriante et disponible et également une excellente cuisinière qui vous régalera de ses plats dans son restaurant éphémère sur la terrasse de la forteresse. Un moment privilégié, un lieu hors du temps."
Véronique / August 2020
Guest Reviews
How lucky we were to be able to stay in this magical little corner of the world for a few days and have such a helpful and wonderful team by our side. The weekend was everything we had wished for – and much more!! From the moment we came to visit for the first time we were blown away by the village; the fantastic views, the beautiful nature, the character and charm of each individual house and it’s décor – every little detail absolutely spot on! But also by the enthusiasm and positive attitude of you Anneli and Didier; we felt immediately, that we would be in good hands and walked away knowing this was the place!
Pia Duburcq / September 2017
Guest Reviews
Thank you so so much for taking care of us. You have to believe us when we say that we had absolutely the best day of our lives. That shouldn’t sound as strange as it feels but the expectation is always there but in the end; I think it was a perfect combination of unique venue, time, detail, our very closest friends and family, weather and of course your team which led us to a day that we will never ever forget. It was extraordinary and our memories of our wedding at that special place are rich and lush and full and colourful.
Cat & Russ / June 2017
Guest Reviews
Hi Anneli, Didier, We just wanted to write again to say the biggest thank you to you both for our truly magical weekend! Our guests were blown away with how beautiful, unique and peaceful the village was. I think everyone fell in love with it immediately. The wedding was perfect in every single way, largely due to all your help and support throughout the weekend. Anneli the food on Friday was superb and far surpassed our expectations. You’ve been such a pleasure to work with throughout the process – I can’t imagine how do it! Thank you both so much for all your hard work behind the scenes to make everything run so seamlessly. It’s not hard to tell the village is a lot of work, but you both made is shine last weekend.
Tom & Anouska / July 2017
Guest Reviews
You and all your team worked tirelessly, and were friendly, cheerful and, above all, professional. Whenever we looked around, there were always people working in the background, whether preparing and serving food, moving furniture, or answering questions. All of this was essential to the weekend’s success, and all of it happened without any fuss or drama. We loved the stylish accommodation, not just the impressive house selected for us as the groom’s parents, but the others of various shapes and sizes that we explored. It wouldn’t be surprising if couples who were there as guests proposed to each other on the spot, so as to come back as bride and groom in your wonderful venue.
Angela & Andrew Buchanen / June 2017
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We had a magical weekend for our wedding. Your village is just amazing and it was a dream to get married there. I remember the first time I came to visit, I fell in love with the venue and our wedding was as expected. Thank you for all your hard work last weekend, this is massively appreciated and you made our life much easier. Also, it was a real pleasure to work with you for the last 6 months to organise our wedding, you are always super positive, enthusiastic and very helpful. So smiling and this is just amazing!
Julie & Fabiien / October 2016
Guest Reviews
Le mariage est par définition le plus beau jour de notre vie mais si vous vous mariez au Castelnau des Fieumarcon, cela s’avèrera encore plus vrai. Nous avions choisi ce lieu car nous voulions que cet instant magique ne passe pas trop vite et que nous puissions profiter au maximum de nos amis et familles. De plus, je (la mariée) souhaitais faire découvrir et vivre le temps d’un week end, la beauté et le savoir vivre à la gersoise à tous nos invités qui n’étaient pas de la région. Presqu’un an après notre mariage, nous n’avons toujours pas les mots pour définir ce moment, tant il fut EXTRAORDINAIRE – au sens littéral du terme-. Le village, le lieu de réception et les maisons sont sublimes et l’équipe est généralissime.
Candice & Louis / July 2016
Guest Reviews
It cannot be disputed that, from the images of Castelnau des Fieumarcon, it is a beautiful venue with the potential to make any event wonderful but the magic of it can only be experienced in person and once you’ve met the team that not only maintain it’s integrity but also ensure your event is beyond your wildest dreams, not to mention to picture perfect rolling hills that surround the it. The team went above and beyond for us, treating us like old friends not clients, all weekend and we are forever grateful as we were able to start this new chapter of our lives with so many wonderful memories.
Sam & Tash / May 2016
Guest Reviews
The most beautiful wedding venue in the most magical setting. The ultimate, rustic, wild, romantic and enchanting hideaway. Our wedding at the village was spectacular and it’s impossible to thank the team enough for everything they did to make our wedding weekend special. All of our guests would like to live in the village forever. Maybe one day we will!
Laura R. / August 2016
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