Chateau Barayre



At Chateau Barayre, the owners can help as little or as much as you want.

For those couples who wish to organise their wedding themselves and/or want to bring in their own beverages, they offer a “LET US HELP YOU” package and a “CREATIVE ORGANIZER” package.

For the couples who want an all inclusive package, here is an example of complete WEEKEND WEDDING PACKAGE:


 Accommodation for up to 26 people over 3 nights
Privatisation of the entire venue for 4 days
♥ All drinks
All meals, cakes and snacks
♥ Wedding planning
♥ Wedding furniture
♥ Decor
♥ Sound and light
♥ Flowers

TOTAL:  19 400 euros for 26 guests, +220€ per added guest

Please contact us for more information and to see all the packages and options offered by the Château.


Sit back and picture a boho chic wedding venue in the Dordogne, friends and family gathered, tucking into awesome French food on long wooden banquet tables decorated with wild flowers. If this sounds like your tasse de thé then Chateau Barayre is the place for you.

The domaine is a venue we like for its beauty but also its casual vibe and sustainable approach to weddings. It dates back to the 12th century and it’s worth name dropping to your guests that even the Pope Clement IV spent a few nights at the Chateau!

Now let’s imagine your wedding celebration there…

For the ceremony, you have the choice of either the romantic Church adjacent to the chateau or next to the small pond in the shade of the impressive 300 yr old Cedar tree.

Afterwards head towards the inner courtyard’s floral garden for fresh cocktails and nibbles. Turn up the vibe with a band’s joyful ballads whilst the children enjoy themselves in and around the tipis.

The wedding feast will take place under the fairy lights in the forecourt at the foothill of the castle, overlooking the fields. Just imagine the scene: long banquet tables, French vintage crockery and little lamps hanging from the trees….just magical!

When it’s time to party, dance under the stars or head to the beautiful ancient barn to boogie the night away!

On the day after, gather again with your loved ones around the swimming pool, or play some games in the garden. Bake some fresh pizzas with local ingredients, or let yourself be served until sunset. Muse under the starry sky over an unforgettable wedding during which you and your friends and family have created a bond that will last a lifetime.  

Finally let’s mention that the estate can sleep up to 26 on site in a total of 11 rooms. There are also over 450 beds within 10 km of the venue, ranging from chateaux to gites de charme and luxury tents at walking distance!

To summarise Chateau Barayre will suit perfectly fun loving couples in search of a great laid-back, sustainable and poetic wedding experience in South of France.

Things to do nearby: this region is called the “Tuscany of France” and is peppered with picturesque bastide towns, sunflowers fields and rolling hills. In particular don’t miss a visit to Monflanquain (8 km) and Monpazier (10 km) which are both among the “plus beaux villages de France”. There are various fantastic routes for hiking and mountain biking straight out from the chateau. Finally this is the perfect region for food lovers, with no less than 13 AOC wines and markets every day sampling local delicacies from truffles to foie gras. Fancy a wine tasting session? Then the venue owners will be happy to show you the way to the best vineyards around.

Photos kindly provided by Pauline Maroussia P. Editorial organised by And Then We Got Married


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"The château is a magical place! The castle garden is fantastic, the forecourt, the herb garden, the swimming pool, the orchard and the ponds, all super romantic. For each part of the party there are various marvellous places and we used many of them! :) Despite not being religious, the romantic church next to the castle was an unforgettable setting for the ceremony. The cocktail in the herb garden was warm and intimate and dinner on the forecourt with a view of the landscape was priceless. The barn is a truly unique setting for the party. We will never forget the cheers of all our friends as we walked into the barn for the opening ball. The Sunday morning brunch with all our guests, followed by a last dip in the pool, was the perfect end to three days of celebrations. Many thanks to you, Rachna and Jaap! The preparation with you was super nice and open for all our requests. We will definitely be back for a vacation to relive it all!"

Mark Klaarenbeek, Utrecht, Netherlands, married at Chateau Barayre on the 31st May 2010

"C'est un endoit et famille vraiment genial. I have worked there with my wedding horses and other animals and it really is a lovely, family run venue with beautiful gardens and superb views. The couple who run it are kind, enthusiastic and incredibly helpful. A great venue for those wishing to create a fun, convivial and relaxed feeling for their guests on their special day. Fully recommend :-)"

Ruth Cox from

Thanks Jaap en Rachna, I really enjoyed shooting the wedding of Iris and Mark at your beautiful domain. With all the charming little corners and little details of the castle, the green surrounding and beautiful sunset! It was great fun for me as a photographer :) Thanks for the warm welcome. I would love to come back someday to shoot another wedding!

Majorie, Netherlands,

It's not often you meet castle owners as young as Jaap & Rachna. Creative and well-spirited, they are the friendliest and most accommodating hosts that you could wish to meet.
Nestled in some of the most beautiful countryside in South West France, and ideally located just a stone's throw from the charmingly quaint Bergerac Airport, their romantic castle with beautiful gardens, lovely renovated barn and romantic little church across the field make the chateau a one-of-a-kind wedding location.

The efforts that they have made to renovate their chateau in a fully eco-responsible way brings something new and unique to the wedding market and fits very well with our own ethical stance.

During the summer of 2020 we worked with Rachna and Jaap to put together a magical editorial at the Chateau and now I can't wait to organize my first wedding with them, at their beautiful castle, very soon!

Sarah Thomas - Planning Director

At a glance

  • €19,400 for an ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE for 4 days
  • 120 pers. max.
  • Sleeps 26
  • Recommended caterer
  • Bergerac(30 min), Toulouse (2hrs), Bordeaux (2hrs)
  • Church nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • LGBT+ friendly
  • Disabled access
"Chateau Barayre will suit perfectly fun loving couples in search of a great laid-back and sustainable wedding experience in South of France".

Ingrid, intrepid explorer and Chateau Bee co-founder

Chateau Barayre, Route de Lapagesie, Laussou, France


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