A stunning setting for your wedding
Le Castel is a classic Napoleon III chateau, which provides a beautiful back drop for your wedding. Our aim is to make your dreams come true.
Having your blessing and reception at Le Castel is a much more friendly and intimate experience than many traditional hotels. The idea is that Le Castel feels like your home. Owner Jon Barnsley is on hand to ensure every detail is perfect. “Your blessing and reception can be as formal or relaxed as you wish,” says Jon.
There is a stunning blessing area in a natural cathedral of trees. The trees soar over 150ft high and have five canvas sails flying out of them. Amongst the trees are torches to give added atmosphere. Some couples have an informal blessing with guests standing amongst the trees for the service. Others create an aisle and go for chairs with beautiful white covers and elaborate flowers – the choice is yours.
Jon can arrange for a religious or a non-religious celebrant for your service. Le Castel specialises in blessings and receptions for 12 to 50 guests. There is a stunning Camelot style marquee in front of the chateau. It is a unique hexagonal shape with two 8m high soaring peaks. It can be fully enclosed or opened up completely.
After the service
After the service guest usually move over to two pagodas on the lawn for champagne and canapés. An hour or so later you sit down for dinner either in the main chateau or in permanent marquees on the lawn. Reception food ranges from elegant cocktail parties to formal dinners or a more casual hog roast.
Jon and his staff are happy to arrange every aspect of your big day – from florists and hairdressers to catering and music.
Usually guests arrive one to four days before the blessing and explore Normandy’s top tourist sights, which include the mystical abbey at Mont St Michel, the Bayeux tapestry and the atmospheric D Day Landing Beaches. All are around 45 minutes to an hour from Le Castel.
Le Castel is also the ideal venue for a honeymoon. One couple commented:
"Le Castel was everything we could ever have wanted for our perfect idyllic honeymoon. Sumptuous room, exquisite tranquillity, homely kitchen, warm welcoming hospitality, delicious food and regal felines!"