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Open arms for every celebration

Chateau Wedding Venue front view

At Chateau de Fayolle our priority is to make sure you and your guests have an unforgettable time. Whether you are planning a civil ceremony or simply looking for a stunning location for a personal celebration, we can help you organise your perfect French Chateau experience holiday.

If you’re a couple who wants to do something a little bit different, then we’re happy to help you realise your dream. You need our help to make sure your special occasion is a beautiful experience for everyone. You take care of the legal side (see below) and we’ll take care of everything else for you, from planning the event to organising local services and pulling the odd rabbit or two out of the hat to surprise you and your guests.

So, if it’s a traditional wedding ceremony in a private chapel you want or under a marquee on the Chateau lawn, we’ll be happy to help you tick off the to-do list and make this a time to remember.

Expert bi-lingual planner to help you get organised

From helping you make decisions about what to do and when, to organising local caterers & entertainment for your guests, you need an expert hand to help you make the right decisions and plan your special day. At Chateau de Fayolle we provide you with an experienced bi-lingual wedding and ceremony planner who will take care of everything behind the scenes so that you can focus on enjoying the day with friends and family.

Read more about our bi-lingual ceremony planning service.

Information on legal weddings in France

We’re not the experts on this but we know that there are certain conditions that apply to getting married in France. First the easy bit – in France only a civil wedding is legally binding. You can only have a religious or symbolic ceremony after a civil ceremony. The civil wedding can take place either in France or in your home country, in which case you will need to bring the documents with you when you come to France for your wedding. Once you are married in France, the marriage is legally binding in UK and Irish law

The following conditions apply:

· At least one of you must reside in France for a minimum of 30 days before a marriage application can be made - proof of residence will be required
· The bride must be at least 15 years old and the groom 18 years old
· The bride and groom must give their consent (minors under 18 years of age must produce written consent of both parents or their legal guardian - If the    parents or guardians are not resident in France, their signature needs to be witnessed by a French Consular Officer)
· The bride and groom must not have any close family relationship or ties with each other.

If you want to get married in a stunning French chateau, do not despair over the residency requirements. You can still have a symbolic or religious wedding at Chateau de Fayolle provided you have a civil wedding ceremony in the UK first and can provide the documentation to the local Mairie. To your guests, your wedding ceremony in France will be the day when you and your partner are joined in matrimony.

We strongly recommend that you consult the Consulate or French Embassy for direct information as rules and laws are subject to change. For the latest information please use the General Consulate in London

General Consulate in London
21 Cromwell Road
Tél : (44) 207 073 1200
Fax : (44) 207 073 1201

Open hours :
Monday to Thursday : 8h45 to 12h00
Friday : 8h45 to 11h30

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Chateau de FayolleView from the pool terrace. Pool and terrace Pool and terrace looking out at the ChapelAnyone for pool? Stunning views from outside the Chapel Tree lined walk within the garden wallThe private road, side accessView of the play area, swing, slide and trampoline The Chapel at Fayolle First wedding at  Fayolle July - 2008 Sneaky view into the private Chapel