The Setting

Take exclusive hire of one of the most historical and impressive Castles in Gascony – Château de Lisse. The Château is set in over 550 magical hectares of parkland, lakes, gardens and grassland, not forgetting the deer park and woodland walks. Allow your imagination to run wild for photographs to remember your special day. There are regular flights to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Pau, Bergerac airport so getting there is easy!

The Vibe

“This venue is the greatest example of shabby chic, blended with elegance, nature and beauty wrapped up in history and wonder…” British Museum, London

The original parts of the Château date back to the 12th Century. There is stunning period décor superbly blended with modern luxuries offering a unique opportunity to get married and stay in a traditional castle with its own chapel, huge fireplaces, beamed ceilings and hallways adorned with suits of armour. A local legend has a romantic connection (impossible to prove but one of interest) claiming that the Château belonged to the brother of Jeanne d’Arc and mentions ‘Joan of Arc’s bedroom’ – an unidentified room somewhere in the chateau !

The Château prides itself on having its own Chapel within the grounds; it’s the oldest building on the estate and the perfect location to witness your vows. Seating up to 80 guests comfortably along with the services of English speaking Minister or you are welcome to use their extensive grounds for an outdoor ceremony.

Champagne and cocktail receptions can be tailored to your requirements, complete with entertainment if desired for example an accordion player, classical viola or bass. Guests can sip a glass of champagne on the terrace or by the lake whilst admiring the beautiful views of the Château grounds.

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable of your life, which requires meticulous planning and organisation. Joanne, in-house Wedding Planner, is there to support you throughout the whole process; Joanne can advise you on venue design, catering, entertainment, floral displays, lighting and photography to create your perfect and unique event.

Joanne has over 19 year’s event planning and marketing experience and will work closely with you to create your bespoke and seamless wedding, transforming your ideas into reality. Joanne works with you from the beginning and is your dedicated point of contact.

Having experienced her own wedding day, Joanne understands the stresses involved from the Bride’s point of view and also the concerns you may have with planning a wedding in a different country. Joanne speaks French and English. “I love living in France and my passion and flair for organising weddings is further enhanced by this beautiful venue with stunning backdrops…”

Venue facilities include;

  • In-House Wedding Planner.
  • Games room.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Tennis court.
  • Beauty therapist.
  • Private chef, dining on the top terrace or in Le Grand Salon.
  • Salle de danse for Disco or band.
  • 12th century chapel.

* The legal bit: The French government does require that certain criteria be met before couples marry here. Religious ceremonies are not recognised as legally official in France and it is therefore necessary for both locals and visitors to conduct a civil marriage beforehand. For most couples, paperwork at home followed by a non-religious blessing in France is the best option.