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The Most Romantic Wedding Venue in France

Updated on July 7, 2015
Get married at the chateau of the Domaine des Etangs, Massignac, Charente, France
Get married at the chateau of the Domaine des Etangs, Massignac, Charente, France | Source

Wedding Romance in Limousin, France

Why not get married in France? Star in your own movie when you get married in this film star setting at the Domaine des Etangs. A romantic castle reflected in a lake, surrounded by green fields and not a road or neighbour as far as the eye can see. What could be more magical than a chateau wedding? The Domaine des Etangs is a fairy tale castle situated in one of the most beautiful parts of France and dedicated to ensuring that your big day runs smoothly. Why not put your wedding into the hands of the professionals so that you can simply run away to France and enjoy yourself? Find your venue here.

You might feel as if you are miles from anywhere but we are situated halfway between Angouleme and Limoges so transport here is easy. You can choose to drive, to arrive by plane or to take the train. The airports of both Angouleme and Limoges are very conveniently situated on our side of the cities. Check out flights from Ryanair. Cars can be hired either at the station or airport and you will delight in the empty roads and ease of parking.

On the Domain estate there is guest house and holiday cottage accommodation, but if you need more there are also plenty of Bed and Breakfasts and gites close by to house your guests.

Your Day at the Domain des Etangs Will Be A day to remember


Where is the Domaine des Etangs, Massignac?

The Domaine des Etangs is just outside the village of Massignac:

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You could have your reception on the lawns in front of the chateau
You could have your reception on the lawns in front of the chateau | Source

Spectacular gardens for your wedding

The Domaine des Etangs is a chateau situated on its own estate just outside the pretty village of Massignac, on the borders of the Limousin and the Charente. Perfect for weddings in the country, gardens for wedding with chateau in the background!

Contact Details

16310 Massignac

Tel +33(5)545618500

www.Domaine des


The facilities at Domaine des Etangs are superb

For you and your wedding guests

You and your guests can use this fabulous outdoor swimming pool, or play tennis on the very banks of the lake. You can also walk and cycle around the estate. There is a restaurant and bed and breakfast facilities near the chateau, and within the estate there are other buildings that have been converted to form guest house and self-catering holiday accommodation. All are very private and set on the banks of this wonderful lake.

Throughout the estate you will find both simple, natural beauty, elegant sophisitication and exacting attention to detail.

Read on for more details and pictures.

Domaine des Etangs' restaurant for your wedding reception and wedding breakfast
Domaine des Etangs' restaurant for your wedding reception and wedding breakfast | Source

The restaurant and the Banquet hall are exceptional

All the buildings at Domain des Etangs have been renovated to a very high standard. The artchitect, working with skilled craftsmen, has chosen the theme of natural materials and an elegant simplicity has been maintained throughout. Food at wedding receptions can be a headache, but whether you are organising a small wedding large reception, or large wedding with small reception this could be your answer. down stairs the restaurant is laid out with many tables of various sizes, but the upper floor can be furnished with either small tables or one long banquet table. There is, in addition, a medieval style banquet hall.

Choices for your Wedding Reception

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The restaurant has a large reception area upstairsThe food looks as good as it tastesWonderful food and wine, beautifully presentedA Wholesome breakfast
The restaurant has a large reception area upstairs
The restaurant has a large reception area upstairs | Source
The food looks as good as it tastes
The food looks as good as it tastes | Source
Wonderful food and wine, beautifully presented
Wonderful food and wine, beautifully presented | Source
A Wholesome breakfast
A Wholesome breakfast | Source

Feel Like a Film Star on Your Wedding Day


Make yours a Limoges Porcelain Wedding

Limoges was called the 'Red City' because the flames from its many kilns lit up the night sky. Not so these days, but still Limoges produces beautiful, world famous porcelain. For more information have a look at these articles:

A Short History of Limoges Porcelain

Where to Buy Porcelain in Limousin

Collectable Limoges Porcelain Boxes

Limoges porcelain lamps

Limoge Porcelain gifts for Weddings - You could also have Limoges porcelain for your wedding reception

Why not have Limoges porcelain at your French wedding? Limoges porcelain gifts would also make perfect wedding presents. Limoges and Limousin is famous for its fine, translucent and tough porcelain, so wouldn't this make the perfect wedding gift whether you are in Limousin or not? Pick up a charming little porcelain gift for a song here on e-bay.

There are several picturesque buildings around the Domaine des Etangs lake for smaller functions and for B&B for you and your guests
There are several picturesque buildings around the Domaine des Etangs lake for smaller functions and for B&B for you and your guests | Source

Hide-a-way Accommodation on the Domaine des Etangs Estate

Surround yourself with nature and enjoy both the luxury and the simplicty Domanine des Etangs has to offer. Every detail has been thought of. You have the simple natural beauty of old French buildings, wood and stone alongside wonderful design, antique French objects and modern convenience. These smaller buildings are excellent party event locations. Venues for parties, christenings, baptism, conferences and all other celebrations and gatherings.

Clean, uncluttered and breath-takingly beautiful.

Everything is arranged for your comfort and well-being

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Attention to detail

'The devil is in the detail', but here it is just the opposite. It's the careful attention to all the details that make the Domaine stand out. Take this exquisite green chrysanthemum sitting in a simple glass on the cream coloured linen tablecloth in the restaurant. How perfect.


Photograhers for your wedding

This is just one of many beautiful, subtle and romantic photographs taken by Ian Hamilton who live some of the time in Limousin. Have a look at more of his work on IanH Photography

A beautiful wedding to remember - The day we are all Princesses


France in the Springtime

Be a spring bride!

France is wonderful in Spring. By the end of March the cowslips line the roads and the cuckoo is calling. Peach, plum and cherry trees blossom in every garden and the air is scented with violets. Magnolias are spectacular and it can be warm enough eat out wearing sunglasses and t-shirt.

Will Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Get Married in France this weekend? - Speculation rises on the weekend of the 8th September 2012

Well, apparently they did not .... but did you know that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt viewed the fairytale Chateau of Montbron, about half an hour away from the Domaine des Etangs with the intention of settling down there? Read more about this beautiful medieval castle that could be yours - for a penny or two! The French Chateau of Montbron

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    • BLouw profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Walton 

      9 years ago from France

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for your kind words, riki_writing4u. Of course, Domaine des Etangs is so much more amazing again!

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful lens, simply amazing.. :)

    • BLouw profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Walton 

      9 years ago from France

      @Brandi Bush: There is something so romantic about these castles, mamabush, and I do wonder if they're not a bargain when you take everything into account. The weddings here have certainly gone well.

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      Barbara Walton 

      9 years ago from France

      @TonyPayne: It is a wonderful place, Tony. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and for your blessing.

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      9 years ago from Maryland

      The photos on this page are breathtaking. What a beautiful topic for a lens! I went to France when I was a teenager. When we were in Nice, there was a bride getting her photos taken at a castle on a hill overlooking the beach. I'll never forget how pretty that was! Would love to return for a visit someday. :)

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      Tony Payne 

      9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This looks like a wonderfully romantic location to get married, very nicely done. Blessed.

    • BLouw profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Walton 

      10 years ago from France

      @traveller27: So pleased you liked the lens, traveller27.

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      10 years ago

      Thanks for adding me to the friends list.


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