Le Grand Banc (aka LGB) is one of the most exclusive wedding venues of Provence. This unique private hamlet sits amidst lush lavender fields that lead to uninterrupted views of the Lubéron National Park.
The property has been in the private hands of the Fry family – of the Fry’s Chocolate dynasty – since the early sixties and has always been a unique place of entertainment and mingling, where you would come across celebrities such as Dominic Cooper, Alex James, Alexa Chung or Juno Temple, to name a few.
We at Chateau Bee love this bohemian venue for its sense of history, aesthetic vision and laid-back South of France vibe. The venue is managed by Josh Tully, a fantastic English event planner who has been planning weddings for 10 years in illustrious venues both in the UK and France.
At LGB you will be able to totally relax and celebrate over a whole weekend, starting from the Friday. Then unwind and catch up with your nearest and dearest whilst you soak up the views and the first magical sunset of your special weekend.
On the big day, say “I do” in the lavender fields and have a wedding feast al fresco. When stars start twinkling, get up and dance the night away under the moonlight.
For the day after, the staff at LGB will have prepared a revitalising brunch with optional Bloody Mary to help with the possible sore heads! When the recovery is well on the way you can kick off pool party celebrations.
Finally the estate can sleep up to 24 guests. Accommodation is spread across a range of large and small houses and studios, some with their own kitchens and others with their own terraces. The interiors are packed full of character. Particularly we are big fans of the 60s and 70s curated art scattered across the walls alongside beautiful antiques and country furniture.
There is also plenty of accommodation nearby for your overflow guests.
Things to do nearby: LGB is within the Luberon Regional Parc so it will be the perfect spot to explore this incredible part of France. The Luberon, in Provence is famous all over the world, for its outstanding natural beauty, with lavender fields, sweeping vineyards, olive groves, limestone hills, and forested valleys but also for its numerous medieval hilltop villages. Several of these villages are listed among the “most beautiful villages of France” such as Lourmarin, Gordes and Roussillon, famous for its vibrant blood ochre colours due to a natural pigment of the surrounding rock. The Luberon is also well known because of the book written by Peter Mayle: “A Year in Provence”.