All you need to know about wedding planning in a castle

Privatize a castle: how to organize a princely wedding?

Before the wedding day, it is important to determine in advance the budget, choose the appropriate venue, the wedding menu and the number of guests. This is why the bride and groom prefer to use the services of a professional wedding planner to avoid stress. But how to organize a wedding in an exceptional place like a castle?

What are the elements to be taken into account when organising a princely wedding in a castle?

Before looking for a venue for your wedding, it is important to set up a budget that first includes the price of renting the castle and the various services such as fireworks. Exclusive activities and tours can easily be arranged by the experienced staff at these locations. Next, determine exactly what type of place will suit you: medieval castle, manor house, mill, luxury estate or country estate. The distance between the wedding reception venue and your home is also taken into account, for reasons of convenience or practicality.

How to choose the castle for your wedding?

The choice of the castle for your wedding will determine whether or not your wedding will be a success. This choice will determine the atmosphere, and the satisfaction of the guests. The leisure activities, the animation or the cost of the services also depend on the place. To avoid any bad choice, it is imperative to travel to the location several months in advance to make a final decision. You will be able to determine precisely the accommodation capacity, the number of rooms available in the castle or its surroundings for guests who will come from far away for the wedding.  You can also consult the websites specialized in weddings in castles, see also the opinions left by the Internet users on the places, the quality of the services.

Important information to be provided by the castle owner

As soon as the choice of the castle has been made, it is important to contact the owners of the castle as soon as possible to give them vital information to organise your wedding. Send an e-mail to exchange mobile or landline telephone contacts, then confirm in writing the date, the day of the wedding, the number of guests and the number of rooms to be rented. Present the overall budget for the reception at the castle, reserve in advance any services or entertainment for the guests and ask if an advance payment is required to hold the date. Ask about the capacity of the reception room and the courtyard to receive guests. Ask for a quote for additional services, entertainment, the price of meals prepared on site and local wines, as well as the possibility of privatizing the premises for a few hours or several days.

In short, organising a wedding in a château requires meticulous preparation and a substantial budget that covers the unexpected. It is important to book in advance, as French chateaux are increasingly in demand with the possibility for small budgets to access them for a few hours.

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