Chateau Weddings

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Wedding catering and entertainment at Chateau de Fayolle

Wedding catering and entertainment is more than just ensuring your guests have something to eat and something to do. It is about getting the right ambience to let the conversation flow and the smiles dance. We will help you plan a bespoke program for your wedding day.

Professional catering service

Our experienced team of professional caterers will keep your guests fed and watered throughout the day. The menu will be agreed in advance with bride and groom so that you know exactly what is being served. We will discuss numbers, options, dietary requirements, food for kids, timings and serving style.

We also know that things can change, quickly, so we will do our best to accommodate any last minute changes such as the discovery of an additional vegetarian in the crowd!

Please ask for our sample menus to get an idea of the culinary delights we can provide you and your guests.

Included in your Personal Wedding Package:

Cocktail de Fayolle
Provided to all guests on arrival, our local alternative to Bucks Fizz is a tempting Bordeaux champagne with the local delicacy, walnut liquer – a personal favourite we know you’ll enjoy

Canapes
You have a choice of canapés all based on local flavours and with vegetarian options – our catering team will float around your guests with a fine selection of amuse-bouches to keep stomachs happy before the main dinner.

Main sit-down dinner
The main dinner will be served in the location of your choice, in the summer dining room adjacent to the lovely swimming pool or for smaller parties, perhaps in the main dining room. A 5 course, silver service from a menu of your selection. The four courses consist of:

1. Entree
2. Fish course
3. Main course
4.Cheese board
5.Dessert

With a whole range of little touches such as a lovely French 'amuse bouche' to start off your wonderful gourmet meal, followed in between courses by an Apple sorbet sitting in a little Pineau.

Coffee and tea will also be served and this is included with in the price of the Personal Wedding Package.

We provide vegetarian/vegan dishes, which are sophisticated options and not just pasta with sauce. We also provide a children’s menu that is bespoke to the whims of your children - we know that kids can be fussy so we’ll happily serve the food they want to eat so that’s one less thing for you to worry about! If the tinys only eat sausages or chicken nuggets that’s fine.

Your catering package will be planned and co-ordinated by our wedding planner who will manage the catering team before, during and after your wedding ceremony.

Bespoke entertainment package

Whether you are looking to follow the traditions of an English wedding or wanting a unique experience in a French chateau, we will help you organise a fantastic entertainment package.

Daytime indulgences
During the day we can organise bespoke entertainment to fuel the party atmosphere, from magicians moving from table to table as canapés and food are served, to belly dancers and romantic background music from local musicians.

We will also decorate the private wedding chapel, dining room and party hall with flowers of your choice to add a subtle touch of elegance and beauty.

Evening music and dancing
Your DJ will set-up the sound system in our party hall (12m x 6m). The indoor hall will be decorated according to your requirements and has roller doors to open the front of the dance floor to the beauty of a Dordogne nightscape. The roller doors provide plenty of room for tables and chairs to be set-up outside in the Chateau courtyard, allowing your guests to enjoy the evening air and take a breather from dancing.

Inside the hall is your party bar with a friendly and experienced team of bar staff to keep the party fuelled with both alcoholic and soft drinks.

Opening the Chateau grounds to your wedding party
At Chateau de Fayolle, we want people to enjoy the atmosphere of a French chateau and offer people the chance to move around the venue. From aperitifs on the front lawn, to a wedding meal around the pool or in the main dining hall and then over to the party hall for the disco. Our stunning grounds with charming walks are also open to the enjoyment of your wedding party.

If you desire a more intimate affair, then all of this could take place inside the Chateau itself. We can sit 20 - 30 in the dining room for a small intimate wedding and then provide coffee and digestifs in the drawing room whilst the dining room is set up for the evening’s entertainment. We are flexible to your needs.

Lighting 
Throughout the Chateau and ground, we have traced fairy lights and other lighting to create a magical atmosphere and warming ambience. The view of Chateau de Fayolle at night is truly spectacular and provides a romantic setting for getting married in France.

Additional services available on request

Looking after the little’uns
We can arrange for fully qualified staff who can run a creche or children’s group in the garden and babysit in the rooms if children need to go to bed. Options and pricing available on request.

Beauty and pampering
We can also arrange for hairdressers, make-up artists and beauty therapists to come to the chateau to help you get ready for the big day. Whatever you need to make your day perfect, we will do our utmost to organise.

Contact Us today

Please contact us to discuss your wedding catering and entertainment requirements – we will be happy to help and offer our suggestions and recommendations.

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Chateau de FayolleView from the pool terrace. Pool and terrace Pool and terrace looking out at the ChapelAnyone for pool? Stunning views from outside the Chapel Tree lined walk within the garden wallThe private road, side accessView of the play area, swing, slide and trampoline The Chapel at Fayolle First wedding at  Fayolle July - 2008 Sneaky view into the private Chapel