Here is the list of the most frequently asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.
Preparation of your event
When can we visit the Domaine?
Visits are possible by appointment during the week in the high season (April to end October), on Mondays from 2pm onwards, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 6pm, and Fridays until midday.
At weekends, visits are organised when no receptions are being held, i.e. from November until early April, by appointment only.
Do we have exclusive use of the venue?
We only host one wedding at a time. You have exclusive use of the the entire estate and its reception areas, comprising:
- 20 hectares of wooded grounds
- 20,000m2 of lawns
- 2 parking areas for 100 cars
- a pool house and its 150m2 terrace
- a 145m2 rotunda
- a 250m2 orangery and its terrace
- a fully-equipped 40m2 catering area
- a 14x7m swimming pool
- a lake
- a furnished and equipped orangery (sound and lighting systems)
- maintenance and cleaning of the reception areas after each use
- accommodation for 25 guests
How do you take out an option on a date?
During or after your visit, you can take an option for free, valid 10 days, which will give you priority on one or two booking dates for Le Domaine de la Fauconnie. This will give you the time you need to think things over.
How do you book your event?
If you decide to book Le Domaine de la Fauconnie, you will need to pay a 30% deposit, followed by two other payments – 30% 6 months prior to your wedding and the balance 2 months before. A contract to formalise the booking will be drawn up.
Saying ‘I do’: Choose the atmosphere and type of wedding ceremony from our two areas: a bucolic setting in the grounds or under the cedars facing the pool. Formal ceremonies take place in the village church.
In the event of rain: Shelter under our umbrellas (100 white umbrellas) or under the rotunda facing the valley.
How is the reception configured? Seated, standing
What type of reception do you offer? Drinks reception, reception, cocktails, buffet, dinner, aperitif
The cocktail party: this can take place around the pool, under the rotunda or in front of the orangery.
What is your capacity?
Surface area: 250 m2
Seated layout: 200 people
Standing layout: 300 people
Surface area: 40m2
Seated layout: n/a
Standing layout: n/a
Pool house and terrace:
Surface area: 200m2
Seated layout: 60 people
Standing layout: 150 people
Surface area: 145m2
Seated layout: 80 people
Standing layout: 120 people
Do we have to use a specific caterer? No
What is on the menu? This is discussed with the caterer of your choice. We can provide you with a list of choices.
Is it possible to hire the venue without including the services of a caterer? Yes
Do you have a catering service or private kitchen? Yes
What type of cuisine do you offer? To be discussed with the caterer
Is it possible to adapt or modify the menus? Yes
Do you offer specific menus? To be discussed with the caterer
Do you provide wedding cakes? No
Can I bring my own wedding cake? Does this involve an extra charge? To be discussed with the caterer
What are the drinks menus? To be discussed with the caterer
Can I bring my own drinks? Yes – to be discussed with the caterer
Offer your family and friends a relaxing break; there is space available for 25 people in completely restored rooms. Shuttle buses are also available to nearby hotels.
What furniture is provided? 20 round tables (180cm diameter), 20 rectangular tables (180cm), 15 cocktail tables (85cm diameter), 200 Napoleon Crystal chairs for the orangery and 115 Napoleon garden chairs for outside, garden furniture with outside tables for the cocktail party, chairs, sunloungers and parasols for the brunch…everything you need is provided for a successful party.
Does the event have to end by a specific time? Yes, 5am
If there is a minimum number of guests, what supplement has to be paid? None, as you hire the entire venue
How does the payment take place? By bank card/bank transfer/cash. 30% at the time of booking, second deposit 6 months before and the balance 8 weeks before the wedding
Is there a fixed price for hiring the venue? No.
Do you have a dance floor? Yes
Do you celebrate more than one event per day? No
Do we have to use a particular photographer? No
Is the choice of music imposed on us? No
Is the venue adapted for people with disabilities? Yes
Do you have a car park?
There is room for 100 cars in the car park, which is located at the foot of the estate between the rotunda and the lake.