In the enchanting Gard region of the South of France, Château de Pondres stands as a luxurious wedding venue. This remarkable 12th-century chateau, cradled amidst the Mediterranean flora atop a picturesque hill, has been lovingly restored to its former splendour by dedicated owners for over a decade.
Just a short 30-minute drive from Montpellier airport, the vast 15-hectare estate, boasting an inviting outdoor swimming pool, offers the ideal backdrop for a wedding that combines elegance with the charm of the French countryside.
Situated in the picturesque Le pays Sommierois, the nearby charming village boasts all the essential amenities and hosts a delightful Sunday market. Explore the rich cultural tapestry of the region, from wine-tasting excursions to medieval villages like the fortified Aigues-Mortes (35 km), the captivating town of Uzès (39 km), the historic city of Nîmes with its awe-inspiring amphitheatre (27 km), and the renowned Pont du Gard aqueduct (55 km). In just 30 minutes, you can embrace the Mediterranean beaches or venture 55 minutes to the Camargue Natural Park, where wild horses, bulls, and flamingos create a captivating spectacle.
Imagine your ceremony gracing the manicured “Jardins à la française” while your guests find solace in meandering through the magnificent 15-hectare park surrounding the chateau. The chateau offers an array of choices for the wedding dinner, from the elegant function rooms to the grandeur of the sun-kissed terrace known as La Cour d’Honneur. Post-celebration, bask in the South of France’s sun and relish in a delightful brunch, followed by a refreshing dip in the inviting swimming pool.
The attentive management at Château de Pondres is devoted to assisting with every facet of your wedding and providing unwavering support on your special day. Your guests can be accommodated on-site, with 24 generously sized bedrooms hosting up to 55 people. These rooms are equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning. They are artfully adorned with natural materials such as teak, natural hemp, terracotta, and feathers, ensuring an ambience of understated luxury. The estate also offers a wellness area featuring a rejuvenating hammam and sauna. For weddings, utilising the on-site restaurant, La Canopée, is a delightful requirement.
With 24 well-appointed rooms and suites, this chateau can comfortably accommodate up to 55 guests. These rooms blend contemporary comforts with natural materials, providing an atmosphere of discreet luxury. The estate’s wellness area, including a hammam and sauna, ensures relaxation and rejuvenation for you and your guests.
Château de Pondres promises an unforgettable celebration that seamlessly intertwines history, nature, and the allure of the South of France.