Le Castel is a classic Napoleon III château in Normandy that offers a fairytale backdrop for your wedding blessing.
This small château specialises in all inclusive weddings for ten to 40 guests for three to seven days. Le Castel can host 22 guests on site and others can stay just five to ten minutes away with free shuttle services. Le Castel can do larger weddings on request.
It’s a few days of fun with family and friends rather than just one big day. The great news is that four days in a France can be the same price as one day in the UK.
The idea is that Le Castel should feel like your home. Kick off your shoes! Enjoy breakfast in your pyjamas…let your hair down. It is a much more personal and relaxed experience than a traditional hotel.
A wedding at Le Castel can be formal and classy, fun and frivolous, small and intimate, lavish and elaborate..or anything else you wish…let your imagination soar.
There are nine bedrooms in the main château plus three in a cottage in the grounds.
For the blessing there is a natural cathedral of trees with canvas sails flying out of them. The 150ft tall firs stand on the main lawn with the chateau in the back ground, a pagoda to the right for champagne after the service and a marquee to the left for the reception, dancing or chill out zone. The main salon can also be used as the reception area or chill out. The choice is yours .
The Camelot style marquee is hexagonal with 8 metre high twin peaks and a beautiful silk lining. The main salon is elegant with a white baby grand piano.
There is also a terrace and four acres of parkland.
Owner Jon Barnsley is a former showbiz journalist with an eye for glamour, fun and detail. He can arrange everything from flowers and photos to catering and music.
It is easy to get to Normandy by ferry, plane or chunnel.
The four day package is the most popular option:
This is an all inclusive packages as they don’t want you to end your lovely celebration with an unexpected bill for uncle Harry’s secret champagne binge or cousin Sally’s gin slings.
Here’s how it works
Thursday…Set sail from Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries to Caen or Cherbourg, which are both an hour from Le Castel wedding chateau France. You can also use the Chunnel or fly to Caen from Southend. Arrive at Le Castel at 4pm for fizz and canapés.
Relaxed buffet dinner…hopefully on the lawn or in the marquee. Slow roasted belly of pork,roast chicken and salads.
Friday...Breakfast. Excursion to Mont St Michel and St Malo. Mini bus can be arranged or drive your selves. Lunch at your own expense.
Casual dinner at a local restaurant. Included in package.
Saturday… the big day
Drinks on the terrace
Photos, fizz and canapés ,
The wedding breakfast
Dancing…and finally bedtime
Trip to Bayeux.
Relaxed buffet dinner at Le Castel. Paella cooked in a huge wok.
Back to reality…bye bye.
Le Castel Wedding Chateau France offer three levels of packages:
Additional items can be added to all packages.
“Well, what can we say. A totally fab wedding venue. An amazing day.
This week has been filled with fun, amazing wine and food and superb memories. We couldn’t have asked for more.
You have a beautiful place here and BRILLIANT staff who go that extra mile.
We will all look back at a fantastic week with fond memories.
Thank your for making our wedding so special. In a work PERFECT!”
“I just want to say again thank you very very much for a wonderful wedding at Le Castel. We have been racking our brains trying to find something that wasn’t right but we can’t.
Everything was absolutely perfect and we only have you to thank for that. I wanted the prefect wedding blessing and I got it.
Everybody is still talking about the fantastic time they had, the house, the food, the wine and the hospitality were all exceptional.
Emily has never cried before about coming home. Please thank Denise, Graham, Richard and all your staff on our behalf. The only bad news is that we will be back!!!! Even if only to prove that we can make it in 3 1/2 hours!!!.”
“We wanted a wedding that would leave our guests talking about it for years to come and at Le Castel Wedding Chateau France we got it! As we are based in England we had to put our trust in Jon to arrange everything for us and he certainly did not let us down.
The flowers and the setting were just beautiful. Richard ( the Officiant) delivered a perfect wedding blessing set under the trees at the end of the garden. The reception tables were all arranged and dressed perfectly. The caterers provided us with food that was not only delicious but plentiful, topping it off with a spectacular traditional French wedding cake.
The day couldn’t have got any better then the sun came out!. From the moment we arrived on the Saturday to the time we left on the Tuesday Jon and his team made us and all of our guests (35) feel at home. Nothing was a problem, whatever we wanted/needed they were only to happy to provide. This truly was a perfect wedding.”
Le Castel Wedding Chateau France – Hot Tips
Usually guests arrive one to four days before the blessing and explore Normandy’s top tourist sights, which include the mystical abbey at Mont St Michel, the Bayeux tapestry and the atmospheric D Day Landing Beaches. All are around 45 minutes to an hour from Le Castel Wedding Chateau France.
Le Castel Wedding Chateau France – Special Offers
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Le Castel is a classic Napoleon III château located in Normandy, France. Available for exclusive use, Le Castel specialise in destination weddings for 12 to 40+ guests. Le Castel can take care of all the preparations for your big day, with as much or as little involvement from you as you would like.
- Exclusive Use Wedding Château
- All Inclusive Packages
- Wedding Blessing / Religious Ceremony
- Capacity: 40 +
- Sleeps 22
- Located in the Normandy Countryside
- In House Wedding Planning