Château de Bonneval
Location: Haute Vienna, France
Sleeping capacity (max.): 2
Wedding capacity (max.): 300
Venue price: €1,500 for the court and garden €1,000 more for the salons - one night free overnight accommodation for the newlyweds included
Venue type: Chateau, Medieval
Ceremony type: Symbolic
Features: Gardens, Reception Room, Privacy, Observation tower
Nearest airport: Limoges (56 km)
Our Reference: V00564
Are you dreaming of eloping to a French chateau? Château de Bonneval is the perfect elopement venue in South West France for couples looking to have the privacy of an entire castle just for the two of you. You can rent the whole chateau to yourself for a symbolic wedding ceremony. The chateau rental includes one night of free lodging for the couple. Enjoy the fancy furnishings inside and the medieval decorations that you’ll only see behind glass covers in the museums.
The castle in its present state dates back from the 14th century and has been owned by the same family for over 1000 years. Although reconstructed in the 18th and 19th centuries, the castle maintained much of its original form. The corner towers still stand as the most attractive feature of the castle while the 5000 m2 formal landscape outside the historic monument remains as it was since the 18th century.
Looking at the Château de Bonneval, it’s not hard to imagine how fairytale weddings unfold here. It’s one of the historic buildings in South-West France, gaining recognition as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. It stands out from all others in the commune of Coussac-Bonneval because of its enormity and timeless architectural design.
If you’re thinking of getting married in France in a wedding venue that illustrates French history and gorgeous landscapes, Château de Bonneval might be the right one for you.
Take note though that since the chateau still serves as the residence of the Bonneval family, you can’t take pictures inside and you’ll only be entitled to one room for your stay.
You also have the option of renting the chateau’s garden alone or its inner court if all you want is a perfect backdrop for your wedding. Have an intimate dinner in either of these two spots after the ceremony and have your wedding photos taken in any spot in the garden. As an added treat, climb the Observation Tower and enjoy the view of the Coussac village in an archetypal landscape.
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