ELOPEMENTS & INTIMATE WEDDINGS

FRANCE

COMPLETE PACKAGES

From 4,000 €

Whether you’re looking to escape a wedding full of long lost relatives you’ve not seen since you were ‘so high’, or you’re simply just not up for the admin behind a big white wedding, we’re here to help you plan your dream day, be that an intimate elopement for just you two or a small wedding with a very select guest-list.

Our elopement starter package includes everything you need for a fabulous day.  However, depending upon your vision, you may wish to pick from our optional extras list, building your very own bespoke package.

Our elopements specialist is on hand to help you craft your perfect day.  Keep reading for more details…

OUR SERVICES

Our intimate weddings and elopements typically include the following:

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CEREMONY LOCATION

Choose from a chateau garden, an ancient ruin, a lakeside, a vineyard or a woodland clearing. We'll help you identify the perfect place to say 'I do'.

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Included in the starter package is up to 4 hours of coverage with one of our fabulous specialist wedding photographers.

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RESTAURANT BOOKING

We will advise you on the best restaurants in the area and manage your post-wedding lunch or dinner booking for you.

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LIVE MUSIC

Walk up the aisle to an authentic French melody on accordion, flute or harp - the starter package includes music for the ceremony only.

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CELEBRANT

One of our experienced celebrants will work with you to write your bespoke and intimate wedding ceremony, and will then be there on the day to lead the service.

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BOUQUET & BOUTONNIERE

Your wedding flowers will be put together with our trusted florist, according to your colour and floral preferences.

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HAIR & MAKE-UP

Our starter package includes bridal prep, because every bride deserves to look and feel fabulous on her big day!

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WEDDING PLANNING

All this will be seamlessly woven together by our elopement specialist, giving you a stress-free lead up to your big day.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

The following are not included as standard, but can be added to your booking at any stage…

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TRANSPORTATION

Let us take care of your transport bookings within France, to ensure all runs smoothly.

Priced on request

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VIDEOGRAPHER

Capture your special day to cherish forever, and to show friends and family back home.

From 1,500€

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ADDITIONAL FLOWERS

Add a flower crown, or honour your bridesmaid(s) with a bouquet of their own.

Priced on request

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WEDDING CAKE

Treat yourselves to a miniature version of a wedding cake, hand crafted by one of our artisan patissières.

From 100€

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FLIGHTS

Let us know where you're travelling from and we can work with our travel agents to get you to the church on time and hassle free!

Priced on request

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DAYS OUT / ACTIVITIES

Why not arrange some fun days out to see the local sights - wine tasting tours, canoeing and golf days are all just examples of how you may choose to spend the days surrounding your wedding.

Priced on request

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ACCOMMODATION

We'd be delighted to manage your accommodation bookings on your behalf, and can advise on the best options in the area.

Priced on request

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ANYTHING ELSE YOUR HEART DESIRES

We're always happy to help you with anything else you think of - just ask!

ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS IN FRANCE

VINEYARDS

Perhaps France’s biggest claim to fame is her fabulous wines.  For wine loving couples, there could be no better ceremony location than amongst the French vines!

The vineyards of Bergerac offer a tranquil environment to make your promises to each other whilst benefiting from the fabulously neat backdrop of vines!

Other vineyards can also be made available for a supplement.  Speak to your elopement planner for more details and pricing.

CHATEAUX

The other thing France has in abundance is beautiful chateaux.  From commanding medieval fortresses to 18th Century fairytale castles adorned with turrets and towers, there is a chateau for every personality!

We have a selection of beautiful chateaux available within our starter package, and many others which come at an upgrade.

The requirement for upgrade can depend upon your chosen date.  Out-of-season and mid-week elopements benefit from greater options.

Your elopement planner will be able to advise you on the best option for your personality and budget.

ANCIENT RUINS

A country rich with history, France is full of significant ancient ruins and there is arguably no part of France more steeped in history than the Aquitaine region in the South West.

The ruins of Richard the Lion-Heart’s 13th Century fortified castle, atop the medieval town and former stronghold of Penne-d’Agenais, are set in the foundations of history and the shadow of the impressive Basilique Notre-Dame de Peyragude.  This is a very special location for a spiritual couple.

Catholic blessings can also be held inside the 150-year-old church, built on a site occupied by a place of worship since the Middle Ages.

Couples marrying here can take advantage of the natural caves and shrine under the ruined castle for some spectacular photos together, as well as the medieval gateway to the fortified town and the charming cobbled streets winding back down the the village.

MEDIEVAL CHURCHES

An historically religious country, France has not shortage of churches, most dating back to the medieval period.

As France is a Catholic country, it is very much easier to locate a church allowing a Catholic service than an Anglican one.  That said, it is not impossible.

If a church blessing is what you’re dreaming of, your elopement planner will work to match your aesthetic preferences with your religious beliefs.

It can take many months to complete all the paperwork required for a church blessing so do get in touch as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

WOODLAND

For a more bohemian couple, what could be better than a peaceful clearing in the woods, surrounded by nature with a soundtrack of birds chirping in the trees?

With a design upgrade, we can work with our partners at Love, Coralberry to ameliorate the space as per your wishes, creating the backdrop you’re dreaming of – be that a teepee, a chandelier of roses, 1000 jars of flowers suspended from the trees or anything else your heart desires…

Share your vision with your elopement planner for more details.

LAKESIDE / RIVERSIDE

Another favourite for our boho couples is a secluded spot next to one of France’s many beautiful lakes or rivers.

A perfect option for a spring day when nature’s blossom provides better décor than even we could manage!  Opt for a simple arch, or just keep things natural – the choice is yours.

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