Escape to Chateau de Brives

Written by Emma Hla
Hands up if you’re dreaming of adventures, travels and destination weddings?

If you’re in the process of researching a French destination wedding, when you’re able to forge ahead with your plans, we want you to have this beautiful escape in mind – Chateau de Brives.

A new addition to our platform, this stunning destination wedding venue is managed by Josh Tully Management. Josh and his team prepare tailor-made destination weddings for their clients specialising in South West France. Beyond the planning of bespoke weddings, Josh Tully Management also provides a full planning solution for unique venues in unique locations.

I’ll hand you over to Josh so he can introduce this brand new venue in more detail…

Notes from Josh Tully Management

Josh says…

We are living in such an uncertain time with everything surrounding Covid- 19 but I wanted to help you escape by taking you to South West France, where the unique Chateau de Brives sits amongst its very own parkland. You may have seen the venue recently on Channel 4’s ‘Escape to the chateau DIY’ – they filmed their very first wedding that took place last year and as they gear up for the first full season I thought I would share our thoughts and ideas on the venue along with a little bit of their story.

Chateau de Brives is a family home that has decided to open their doors for weddings, the beauty of this is that there is a warm and relaxed feeling throughout everything they do, from the family style breakfast served each morning on the terrace for the 15 house guests and the sumptuous, welcoming bedrooms. The main house is adorned with antiques and incredible artwork as this is the owner’s passion and has been their business for many years. The other major benefit of this is that they have an amazing collection of props, lanterns, furniture and mirrors all available to be used for their weddings, they will be launching a props brochure in the next couple of months.

The venue offers a relaxed but chic space for weddings. It can also cater for many styles – a more formal style wedding by using the village church which is a stone’s throw from the venue, or a more rustic style where you can get married amongst the trees in the woods within the parkland, followed by a relaxed drinks reception of Cremant de Bordeaux which is the local champagne, and locally sourced food stations such as seafood planchas, oyster bar etc, building up to the magnificent french style al fresco sunset dinner in front of the coach house, followed by dancing into the early hours!

I have started working with the venue to offer a complete planning service for their clients, the beauty of this is that Sarah & George can relax and enjoy just hosting the weddings. I can bring in our trusted team of suppliers and create bespoke weddings to suit the individual requirements of each couple. We had also planned a fabulous photo shoot last month, this was to showcase the style I feel works well at the venue. Sadly this had to be cancelled in light of recent events, the minute I can I will be making this happen!

I see lots of venues in France and they are all stunning however the coach house is truly unique – the Mediterranean coloured walls is our favourite part of the property. For the shoot I planned on using the burnt orange, burgundys from the walls on the tablescape – it lends itself perfectly to a dramatic use of colour or provides the perfect backdrop if you wanted to keep it simple and work with pastel colours on the table. The beauty is, both work perfectly.

If you would like to know more, you can contact Sarah and arrange a virtual tour of the property – until you can get there in person that is! I know they would love to hear from you and chat all about your wedding plans.

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