L&A chose the beautiful Chateau de la Garde in Provence as their wedding venue. The wedding spanned three days, filled with love, joy, and fun.
To greet the out-of-town guests, we organized a welcome cocktail the day before the wedding with a “soirée blanche” theme. We considered having a formal dinner, but the couple preferred a more relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere where guests could dance.
The cocktail party took place in front of the castle, with its stunning beige facade as the backdrop. The catering was exclusively provided by Roland Paix, known as one of the top wedding caterers. We chose the jazzy group Les Botticcelis to provide soft yet danceable music.
The ceremony was held in the lush gardens in front of the Chateau de la Garde. A magical flower arch in beige and pink tones, created by L’art qui Pousse, adorned the end of the aisle. The arch was designed to complement the natural surroundings, featuring abundant foliage and pampas.
After the heartfelt ceremony, a well-deserved cocktail party took place in front of the Chateau. The menu included delicious bites from the caterer and customized cocktails.
For the dinner, we chose a captivating location at the back of the Chateau amidst a pathway of plane trees. The setting was breathtaking, featuring a magnificent glass roof and a fountain. The guests were seated at a long and unique table, while a separate table near the fountain was reserved for the bride and groom to interact with their guests.
To create an elegant table decoration that blended seamlessly with the surroundings, we opted for blue and gold tableware. A floral pathway adorned the center of the table, incorporating branches and flowers reminiscent of the ceremony arch. Each guest had a small bottle of olive oil as a souvenir of Provence, a charming alternative to traditional wedding favors. Strung lights from the trees along the tables created a magical starry-night ambiance for the dinner.
The dance party took place beneath the glass roof, allowing us to continue playing music until the late hours.
The following day, a brunch featuring delicious dishes by Roland Paix was held at the same location as the dinner, along with a pool party. This provided the guests with an opportunity to enjoy the company of the newlyweds and the stunning venue one last time before returning home. The Chateau de la Garde also offered a sublime swimming pool and a tennis court for those who wished to relax or engage in more active pursuits.
Few Words about Chateau de la Garde
Located 20 minutes from Aix en Provence, the Chateau de la Garde is a typical Provencal bastide dating from the 17th century.
With its 4 hectares of land it is the ideal place to organize a magical wedding under the sun of Provence.
The castle can be entirely privatized for the duration of your wedding.
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN IT ACCOMMODATE ?
For your reception, the Chateau de la Garde can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated dinner.
For sleeping arrangements, the estate has 10 rooms, including a very large suite, that can accommodate up to 20 adults and 4 children.
The Chateau de la Garde is located 20 minutes from Aix en Provence where all your guests can find accommodation.
THE PLUSES OF THE DOMAIN :
The Chateau de la Garde estate has a beautiful large swimming pool and a tennis court, perfect for the post-wedding brunch.
TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHATEAU DE LA GARDE :
Only 50 minutes from Marseille airport and 35 minutes from the TGV station in Aix en Provence, this place is easily accessible internationally.
The Chateau de Sannes only works with the caterer Roland Paix, who is one of the best.
The party must end at 4am, which gives you plenty of time to dance and party with your guests.
If you are interested by celebrate your wedding in this unique and amazing Chateau de la Garde, contact us it will be a pleasure to live this adventure with you.