Is there on-site accommodation?
Yes, we can sleep up to 12 guests in the main house, over 5 bedrooms. This becomes your home for the wedding stay, complete with your own contemporary kitchen, spacious lounge, terrace, pool and grounds.
What accommodation is nearby?
There is nearby accommodation for approx 46 additional guests, all within walking distance (max 25 mins) from us. We have a huge curated list of further accommodation all within a 10 minute drive, or further afield if some guests want to make a longer holiday of it. Another alternative is for your guests to stay in our nearest city Angoulême, which has a wide choice of chic hotels and cool airbnbs, and is only 2.5hrs from Paris on the TGV, and only a 35min drive from us.
How many guests can you accommodate for the wedding day?
We can accommodate up to 70 guests for your wedding day, as well as for your next day BBQ if you choose to host this.
Can we legally get married with you?
As with most destination wedding venues in France, we can’t legally marry you here at Manoir Beaulieu. French law states that marriages are only legal when conducted in the village Mairie (town hall). You can legally get married in France if you want to, we are happy to put you in touch with our Mairie, but expect a lot of paperwork! We suggest that all couples have the legal ceremony (or paper day) in their home country at their local registry office either before or after your wedding day with us. For the wedding day we have a list of fantastic celebrants we can recommend, who will conduct a symbolic ceremony for you. Alternatively you can ask a family member or friend to conduct a personal ceremony.
What do you include in your quote?
We pride ourselves on including all the essentials you will need to host your wedding here. Our quoted prices will always inculde: your dining tables and chairs, as well as ceremony seating, lighting around the grounds, decorative wine barrels, pool umbrellas and all your service bars. We also include a relaxed welcome dinner and breakfast on the morning of the wedding for all your guests staying in the house. You’re more than welcome to invite additional guests to these, charged on a per head basis. If you choose us for your food our in-house catering price per head also includes all staff for the entire day, crockery, glassware and cutlery. You can see our most recent food menus and pricing in the brochure.
Do you have a curfew?
We’re in a isolated location, however we do have neighbours over the valley – therefore we have a 12:30am curfew for all wedding guest to depart by, and any loud music (ie band or DJ) to end.
We don't speak French, can you help us?
Rest assured we can help. We have a great list of recommended suppliers, most of which are Engligh speaking. We can also help liase with only French speaking suppliers for you too.
Do we have to use a wedding planner?
No. We will never insist on you having a wedding planner. We pride ourselves on being here and on-site throughout your wedding day and stay, coordinating it for you with your vision in mind. Over the last 4 years we have carefully curated a brilliant list of suppliers, all of whom are extremely talented and dedicated to making your day the best it can be. Of course, if you’d like to bring or hire a wedding planner you absolutely can!
Where are your nearest airports?
We are brillantly located for lots of airports and train stations nearby. Listed below: Bergerac Airport: 1hr 20mins (76km) Bordeaux Airport: 1hr 40mins (122km) Limoges Airport: 1hr 45mins (137km) Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne Airport: 1hr 45mins (152km) Toulouse Airport: 3hrs 15mins (352km) As an alternative, our nearest city Angouleme is on the TGV line with connections to various cities including Bordeaux and Paris. Car hire is also available from all airports and train stations, and a must for guests staying locally.
Do you have on-site music equipment?
We have a set of 2 large event speakers, including wireless microphones (for speeches) that can be hired for €300 for the wedding day. These work great for couples on a budget, allowing you to play a spotify playlist throughout the day and evening. Alternatively we can recommend some great bands and musicians.
Do you charge corkage?
Nope, we don’t have a corkage fee ???? You are welcome to bring your own drinks for the entire day and our fantastic waiting team will serve everything for you and your guests.
Can we arrange a virtual tour of the venue?
Of course, we are happy to call you for a virtual tour of the house and grounds. You can also take a 7 minute video tour here: https://manoir-beaulieu.com/wedding-tour/
We held our wedding at Manoir Beaulieu in September 2023 and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue and set up. James, Lauren and their supporting staff provide an amazing experience down to the finest detail. Throughout the wedding planning, they are both helpful and knowledgeable meaning planning a wedding abroad isn’t stressful. Throughout the weekend they ensure the wedding runs smoothly and guests don’t want for anything. The food is amazing and our guests are still talking about it two months later! We couldn’t have wished for better hosts and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone!
It was an amazing day more than we could have wished for. The owners Lauren and James did everything to make our day perfect from delicious food for our wedding breakfast to a bbq the next day-not to mention the fabulous home made pizzas. The day itself ran perfectly smooth using all the contacts from their wedding brochure-celebrants, florists, bands and photographer. Our guests commented on how wonderful the venue was a beautiful scenic house and gardens and pool! If you are thinking of having your wedding here do not hesitate to book!
It was everything we dreamed of and more. We stayed for a week, and it was the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in the sun, before transforming into an absolutely stunning wedding venue for our big day. Lauren and James worked tirelessly to ensure our wedding ran without a hitch, coordinating our suppliers and cooking up the most incredible food. They also catered our welcome meal the night before (we highly recommend you try their pizzas!) and a BBQ for all our guests the day after. It truly was the most perfect day, in amongst the most perfect week! Thank you Lauren and James!
It was honestly the most wonderful day. Lauren and James made our whole stay and wedding day completely perfect! The venue is stunning, the food was by far the most fantastic wedding food we have ever had and they had incredible contacts for flowers, photography and wine. Our stay and day was more than we could have ever dreamed of! There is no doubt we will be going back – along with half of our wedding guests, who all commented how amazing this place was!
Wow- so these two know what they are doing. The whole experience of staying at Manoir Beaulieu really will stay with us for ever. Lauren and James managed to bring our wedding dreams to life and somehow make them even better. They really are incredible team. Their work ethic is second to none and we cannot thank them enough for all the effort and love they poured into our wedding.
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