Unique Wedding Venue situated on 16 hectares of woodland, available for exclusive use with onsite accommodation.
If you are looking for a wedding venue in France then Chateau Lagut is the place!
From our initial contact with Wendy at Chateau Lagut, she was helpful, patient and kind. Throughout all of our wedding planning, initial visit (and constant emails from me!) she went out of her way to help us in any way that she could with help in pointing out local contacts to advising on transport routes and taxis for our guests to get to the venue.
As for Chateau Lagut itself, the photos of the venue don’t do justice to what a beautiful place it is. The facilities are all beautifully maintained without losing any of their French charm. The gites are situated so that the venue can be comfortably shared between 40 people or rented by separate parties. During our stay, Marc was available throughout the week and was the most wonderful and helpful site manager. Anything that we needed, big or small, he was continuously on hand to ensure that our visit was pleasant and everything was running perfectly.
The pool, hot tub and sauna facilities were beautifully clean and in great condition, they were also consistently cleaned through the week which was really appreciated when we had been using the hot tub until the early hours of the morning every day.
As a wedding venue, Chateau Lagut is designed so that even when the weather isn’t perfect (as it wasn’t on our wedding day) there are enough indoor spaces that the ceremony and reception can all be accommodated inside. If the weather is good (which is was for the entirety of the rest of our stay) the grounds here are beautiful and there are a number of perfect places that the ceremony and reception can be held outside. There is also a wonderful bar area which we made use of for two days of parties.
The caterers and wedding planner commented that the catering kitchen facilities are the best that they have seen in the Dordogne (they are almost brand new and contain a HUGE catering cool store which was perfect for our wine).
Our guests commented on the fact that the location was perfect, they felt like we were far enough from other towns and villages that they weren’t checking their phones for emails but near enough that it was quick to get their taxi back to their BnB at the end of their day at the wedding (they were staying off site). The location also means that there are no challenges or time restraints on music and noise (perfect for a wedding).
From the time that we booked our wedding at Chateau Lagut to the time that we actually had our wedding (around 1 year) there were numerous changes and improvements made to the Chateau and grounds which meant that we really felt that we lucked out on choosing such a brilliant venue.
One of our huge highlights was the honeymoon Pigeonier which is a really special place to be able to come back to as a couple during your stay. It has a beautiful glass floor and a bathtub in the bedroom as well as brilliant variable lighting. Every part of it has been really thoughtfully and creatively designed.
We came away from our time at Chateau Lagut with nothing but good thoughts about our stay and incredibly thankful to Benny, Wendy and Marc for looking after us and making our wedding perfect.
Emily & Tom