Chateau de Brives


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  • exclusivity of the venue over 4 days
  • on site accommodation for 3 nights
  • breakfasts for the 18 pers. sleeping on site
  • 3 course meal with wedding cake
  • drinks and wine
  • DJ
  • lighting
  • photographer
  • flowers
  • tables and chairs: hand crafted wooden tables, cushioned metal chairs for dinner and a second set of white wooden chairs for the ceremony
  • full choice of antiques – you will have access to the props barn where you will find lanterns, vases, urns, items of furniture and so much more
  • post wedding cleaning fee
  • wedding planner in charge of the full planning and presence on the day

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Settled in the Cognac vines, Chateau de Brives is a place brimming with style and love. This wedding chateau strikes a perfect harmony between French traditional character and contemporary chic.

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We drove there at the end of the summer and were immediately taken under the spell of the venue. We enjoyed weaving through the peaceful park, then past the colourful outbuilding, to finally arrive in front of this neo-classical chateau.

Each room there is replete with the most stunning French antiques and curated pieces of art. We love the floating spiral staircase at the entrance, the mellowness of the Little Greene colours throughout the building and the large windows that let the light in. There is everywhere this feeling that the owners have put their heart and soul (and design flair!) into the renovation and decoration of the chateau.

Plus you would have at Chateau de Brives a wealth of options when it comes to organising your wedding.

For the ceremony, the church of the village, just opposite, will open its doors for you. You could also decide to have the ceremony in the park of the estate.

The pre-dinner cocktails can take place on the sunny terrace with the chateau in the background.

Now for the wedding dinner… you could choose between the superb stone barn or keep it outdoors, with fairy lights hanging between the trees.

Finally on the day after, have a brunch by the large pool. The pool is partly enclosed by lovely stone buildings that were previously used to store Cognac.

The chateau can sleep up to 18 people on site and there is a gite complex only 300m away that can sleep up to 35 people.

The owners Sarah and George are an absolute delight and will go that extra mile for you. Plus they have partnered with a fantastic wedding planner to make things easier for you.

To sum up, we think this venue will be perfect for couples who are after not just a wedding venue, but also a homely chateau full of charm and personal touches.

As featured in Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau DIY!

Follow the Sarah and George’s journey to hosting weddings at their chateau. View on All4 here.

Things to do nearby: Chateau de Brives is located between the towns of Cognac and Saintes, in an area famed for its hectares of rolling vineyards. Don’t miss a tour of a distillery (followed by a tasting of course!) in Cognac before enjoying the many restaurants and bars of the town. The Charente River will offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, water skiing or fishing. The domaine is 50 minutes from Royan and its lovely beaches. L’Ile de Ré and the Ile d’Oléron are close enough for a day trip.

Photos kindly provided by Emma Billsborough and Katy Lunsford and Jonathan Photographe


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“We couldn’t love it here more and are excited to come back next year for our wedding.You are the ultimate hosts- great food & wine but above all the best company. We feel we’ve found new friends”

Tim & Alex, July 2022

“It's been absolutely wonderful to see you both and return to your beautiful home. Your Chateau gives us so many amazing memories of our gorgeous wedding last year!”

Claire & David, July 2021

“This was one of the amazing experiences that any money cant buy…thankyou so much for your heartwarming hospitality and hosting us in your unique home “

Ralph Frehner, January 2020

“I've checked the dictionary and there aren’t any words anywhere near good enough to describe what’s just happened here at the Chateau”

Father of the bride, Geoff, October 2019

“The Chateau is so much more than a wedding venue…the love, generosity and kindness we’ve experienced has left a place in our hearts which we be there forever”

Charlotte Carter, October 2019

At a glance

  • From £11,000 for 3 nights
  • 100 people max.
  • Sleeps 18
  • Caterer recommended
  • Bordeaux (70 min), La Rochelle (70 min)
  • Church next to the chateau
  • Swimming pool
  • LGBT friendly
  • Pet friendly
"Settled in the Cognac vines, chateau de Brives strikes a perfect harmony between French traditional character and contemporary chic."

Ingrid, intrepid explorer and Chateau Bee co-founder

Château de Brives, Route de l'Oumarie, Brives-sur-Charente, France


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