Recommended Suppliers

We are proud to recommend these exceptional suppliers and whether you are looking for a low-key celebration or family reunion, or want to enjoy an exquisite, stress-free wedding feast, we have suppliers to suit any event.

Wedding Planner
Marquee, Furniture & Facilities
Celebrant
Photography & Videography
Catering
Hair & Make-up

Music

Wedding Planner

Your Wedding Planner – Julie Francis

If you’re looking for a wedding planner who will be there to guide you every step of the way then look no further. Julie has lived in France since 2001 and speaks English and French. Julie will make sure every element of your wedding or special celebration is taken care of and has worked at the Château on numerous occasions – making her the perfect choice!

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Marquee, Furniture & Facilities Hire

Chapiteaux en Perigord

With a wide range of beautiful marquees and tents available at competitive prices, the options are endless for an al-fresco celebration. Chairs, tables and more are also available.

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Snazzy Camp

For a truly memorable al fresco wedding or event, Snazzy Camp provide accommodation and event tents complete with stylish fittings and furnishings. Perfect to complement the Château’s accommodation and to keep all your guests on site throughout the celebration.

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Luxury Loos France

Luxury Loos France is a family-run business specialising in luxury portable toilet and shower hire for private events. All facilities come fully stocked with towels, soaps and paper.

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Celebrant

Leslie Mitchell

Leslie lives in the Limousin in France and is available to compose and conduct weddings and naming ceremonies in France.
Leslie is a Registered Celebrant of the Humanist Society Scotland. His experience as a celebrant goes back more than a decade.
Ceremonies are unique and personalised to your own needs and ideas. They can be conducted in either French or English and of course in a mixture of both languages as appropriate.

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Photography

jeff and debz wedding photography
Jeff and Debz Wedding Photography

English speaking photographers based in Aquitaine.

Their fun style and decades of experience means you will be in safe hands.

Prices start from 1200 euros and packages can be tailored to suit your needs.

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Firehorse Wedding Photography
Firehorse Photography

Firehorse Photography have photographed and filmed over 700 weddings in 12 countries around the world. British born, but living for 4+ years full-time in France, Simon is one of a very small number of people worldwide who offers both photography AND video is one neat and seamless package.

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Simon Murray Images

“My style of photography is very natural and relaxed – I’ll tell story of your wedding day by capturing all the emotions and silly moments, instead of making you pose awkwardly.”

Simon is an English speaking photographer who has recently relocated to France.

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Catering

Catering
Photo by Firehorse Photography

Party in France
A fantastic option if you are looking for a great caterer who will make your day run seamlessly!
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La Cuisine de Karla
For beautiful, home cooked food, La Cuisine de Karla is an excellent option for catering.
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The Hog King
For a hog roast, The Hog King is an superb choice.
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Styling

Lip Lash & Curl by Lisa Walker

With over 20 years experience, Lisa is available to expertly style you and your bridesmaids ahead of your big day. Lisa will look after both your hair and make-up and offers a great range of bridal packages. She will travel to your venue and trials are available.

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Annette Carr

Annette is a fully-qualified and highly experienced British hair stylist based in the south-west of France. She has an exceptional portfolio which you can view below. Annette includes trials and hair styling at the Château in her pricing.

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Music

Wedding Music - Cellist
Samantha Bramley – Cellista

If you dream of walking down the aisle to your favourite song, with a classical twist, the talented cellist, Samantha Bramley, can deliver everything from show-stopping musical numbers and timeless classical pieces to a theme from a much-loved movie or a bespoke arrangement of a favourite pop song.

To ensure your chosen music can be appreciated by everyone for your outdoor ceremony, drinks on the lawn or terrace, or meal in your marquee, all wedding packages also include PA hire and backing to create a symphony of sound.

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Laura Springham – Violinist

Laura is a talented and experienced violinist, who has performed both violin and viola with professional orchestras, chamber groups, for weddings and special events. Laura speaks French and English.

Laura can provide music before, during, and after your wedding ceremony, and additionally during cocktail hour and/or dinner to add a beautiful ambiance. Classical, pop, rock, fiddle, traditional, folk, or religious music can be a part of your special day. 

She is also a member of Ensemble Obbligato, a group of professional musicians, including cellist Gaereth Roberts and local professional violinists Katharine Senior and Marc Elysee.

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Ensemble Obbligato
James Carr – British DJ in France

“My aim is to provide a memorable experience, combining my passion for music and my love of people. Being professional is very important to me including taking time to discuss with clients their tastes and preferences in music. Having an extensive playlist is essential and allows a great choice of music.

Music for your wedding day may include soft background music through the wedding breakfast. Lounge style music to start your evening leading up to the first dance song. A couple’s special moment before the party really begins.

Everyone loves a good party and it is my job to keep them on the dancefloor.”

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Jazz’Azimut

A fantastic jazz duo based in the Périgord.

You can hear examples of their music on their website.

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Get in touch

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