Bienvenue au Chateau
Drinks in a colorful courtyard, dinners at long festive tables in the castle garden. Getting married in a romantic church right next to the castle or under the impressive Cedar tree. Late night party in the old barn or intimate around a fire with acoustic music. Fine intimate accommodation with a royal stay in the castle while the other guests sleep close by on your own wedding campsite or in a beautiful gite nearby. Was that it? Well... no! Another day extra to enjoy afterwards together. Have breakfast in the morning sun at long tables in the park garden, play a game in the afternoon, go for a swim or bake pizzas outside in an oven. Under the starry sky, muse over this unforgettable three days in which not only you but also your friends and family have created a bond that can last a lifetime. Does that sound attractive?
The buildings of Chateau Barayre are set around a private courtyard with herb garden where you can enjoy the last sunshine until late evening. The castle is surrounded by a large park garden with swimming pool and various terraces. The driveway with impressive old plane trees brings you under the tower. The atmosphere of earlier centuries is still present everywhere, gaps, thick walls, high chic spaces, the tower with a magnificent view. With respect for history and nature, we have made it as comfortable as possible for our guests; from swimming pool to our own mini cinema. We organize weddings for up to 100 people, of which around 80 can spend the night/be accomodated on site.
Wedding on Chateau Barayre in short:
Arranged/catered wedding party for up to 100 guests in a fantastic castle with its own romantic church, delightful park garden and swimming pool.
Wedding night in a princely 12th-century wedding suite. There are 24 beds in the castle. Gites are nearby and we have space for 50 people on our own wedding campsite.
"Summer" from spring to fall. If you have a day of bad luck; we have excellent interior spaces.
Decoration by us or with your own wedding planner or masters of ceremony
Easily accessible from by car, TGV and plane.
Chateau Barayre dates from the 12th century, the heyday of this region when the front line between the French and the English battalions lay right here during the 100-year war. In 1204, then Pope Clement de IV even spent a few nights at Chateau Barayre! The picturesque bastide towns and many castles also date from that time. The region is also called the Tuscany of France; with a romantic rolling landscape with rich nature. There are various fantastic routes for hiking and MTB straight from our terrains. It is the region of the good life, with a long spring and autumn, no less than 13 AOC wines and the organic/bio region of France.
Of course you want to organize your wedding ceremony in the way that you like best. To help give the party feeling a helping hand, we have already devised an example program. You are of course free to slide in and make it your party. Around the castle and in the barn there are several beautiful places so that an appropriate place can be found for every part of the program. The church, the herb garden, the courtyard, the large barn, the gentlemen's room, the park garden, the swimming pool terrace or the orchard, to name a few. Would you like to organize a drink or lunch at a location outside the site? There are several beautiful locations close by.
Day 1 - Arrival day
12:00 - 18:00 || Arrival of guests
18:00 - 21:00 || Petite Cocktail de Bienvenue - Swimming pool
The wedding couple welcomes everyone during a petite cocktail de bienvenue around the swimming pool of Chateau Barayre.
Day 2 - The wedding day
10.30 || Reception 'en petit committee' - Castle & terrace park garden
At the bottom of the stairs, the groom and the guests await the bride. Then there is time for coffee, tea and croissants.
12:00 - 13:00 || The wedding ceremony - Church Envals
The bride and groom arrive, while everyone is waiting in the beautiful church of Envals
13.30 - 16.00 || Reception with lunch - Courtyard
It is time for cake and champagne followed by a rich lunch. This is the moment for (short) speeches and photos with the bridal couple.
16:00 - 18:00 || Time-out
Chill out in a hammock, a fresh shower or stretch out in bed to recharge for the evening program.
18.00 || Grand dinner - Forecourt
Under the shade of the trees at the foot of the castle, overlooking the fields, everyone can enjoy a delicious feast
20.30 - late || Fête du mariage - Large barn
What will the opening dance be? Let the party begin!
Day 3 - Chill-out day
10:30 - 12:00 || Brunch - Parkgarden, Château de Barayre.
Relax and chat at long tables with a delicious French breakfast.
12:00 - 18:00 || Relaxed afternoon - Park garden, Château de Barayre.
What’s better than relaxing and enjoying your fantastic party together? Around the pool, or kick a ball in the garden.
18:00 - 22:00 || Main terrace park garden
Fresh pizzas are available until sunset. Put together your own pizza from fresh ingredients or let yourselve be served.
Day 4 - The departure day
06:00 - 10:00 || Breakfast - Château de Barayre
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. After breakfast and possibly a quick refreshing dip in the pool, everyone goes home (or on holidays!) with an unforgettable weekend in the pocket.
Who does what
Some take a whole year for others a few weeks, but no wedding without preparation. Plenty of choices that you have to make together. Quite a test before you get married! We recommend that couples visit Chateau Barayre once to see and feel the location and to make a number of decisions in a relaxed atmosphere. Choose the locations for the different parts of your wedding party, evaluate wines, taste dishes, think creatively about the daily schedule.
Not from behind the laptop but experiencing, feeling and tasting on the spot. After this visit, the main things are set and you can start worrying about all the details;)
Organizing something in France works different than at home. Many companies are barely present on the internet and personal contact is essential. That is why we have made a selection with the best local companies. They offer quality and a varied offer to organize your wedding exactly in the way that you have in mind.
We look together - or with your ceremony masters or wedding planner - for what best suits your needs and we can recommend which one(s) to choose.
You can do fine tuning yourself with masters of ceremonies or a wedding planner, but we can also do this for you.
Every wedding is tailor-made. What do you want, how many guests are coming, what is on the menu, who is organizing? Getting married can be expensive, but it doesn't have to. We like to think along with you. Chateau Barayre can be rented for weddings from €3.850 including a three-day stay for around 30 guests. Contact us for a personal price indication.
Questions? Call us (NL +31 6 43 757 809 | FR +33 785 24 71 92) or send a message through the form below.
In het kasteel is het prinsheerlijk slapen. Tussen de dikke kasteelmuren slaapt het trouwkoppel en haar intieme gasten in royale kamers. Er zijn in totaal 5 kamers voor maximaal 14 gasten . De torenkamers zijn voorzien van eigen sanitair en het uitzicht om bij weg te dromen.
Adjacent to the main building of the castle is La Maison. Here are some newly renovated bedrooms, 4 rooms for 2 persons and 2 spacious bedsteads for 2 persons. A total of 12 people can sleep here.
Mochten jullie meer gasten willen uitnodigen; er zijn vele uitstekende accommodaties nabij. Van chateau, gite de charme tot (safari)tent. Van loopafstand tot hooguit 10 kilometer van Chateau Barayre