1. Can I legally get married in France?
That being said it is worth mentioning that in some very special cases, those with property or that have family with property in France have been allowed to marry without having to follow the residency requirement. However this is at the complete discretion of the Mairie so it can be worth contacting them directly.
What most couples do is sign the legal papers at the registrar of where they live prior to the marriage ceremony in France. Keep in mind though that for most of your guests the “real” wedding will be the one in France.
2. Can I get married in a French church?
Depending on where you get married we can find a church for you, whether catholic or protestant. However, most Anglican couples prefer the option of getting married on site, for instance in the garden of the Chateau they have rented.
3. What is the typical schedule for a French wedding?
reception drinks 6-8pm
First dance: 11pm
The partying can then follow on till 3-4am and even longer!
Having no time constraints can be seen a big plus point to having your wedding in France.
4. What are your criteria to recommend a French venue?
When we go and visit a venue, we look at every room and check if the layout is working for weddings. We also take into consideration the facilities (for instance the kitchen for the caterers, the electric power etc…). Finally we'll include the venue in our selection if the price seems correct to us, and the owners are helpful and honest.
5. How long before the wedding date shall I book my venue?
6. Do you only offer French Chateaux as venues?
The common point between all the venues we work with is that they all have soul and that certain je-ne-sais-quoi!
7. I don’t know where I want to get married in France, can you help me?
To get an idea of the different areas in France please check out our regions page or you can contact us for some advice and a search tailored to you.