Wedding Q&A

What time should we arrive for the wedding ceremony on 15 September?

Please aim to arrive 10-15 mins before the 2pm ceremony begins. Shuttle times are listed below.

What is the dress code for the wedding ceremony on 15 September?

The dress code is summer cocktail

Is there a bar at the wedding venue?

Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages for wedding events on the 14, 15 and 16th September will be supplied by the bride and groom – there is no bar onsite. While all standard alcoholic (wine, beer and spirits) / and non alcoholic (soft drinks) will be provided, if you have a speciality drink preference outside what is provided, you are welcome to bring your own preferred drink.

Is there anything I need to bring to the wedding?

Weather permitting the wedding ceremony will take place outdoors on the lawns of Chateau La Durantie. Guests are advised to bring sun protection to ensure comfort on the day.

Is parking available?

For guests who are driving, plenty of parking is available on the road outside Chateau La Durantie. Some parking is also available on the grounds.

What transport will be available for the wedding?

A shuttle service from some local hotels will be available for all guests on 15 September. This has been arranged by the bride and groom and shuttle collection / drop back times are below. Please note in order to allow guests flexibility, we have opted not to provide a shuttle service for wedding events on 14 and 16 September. Guests will be required to drive or avail of local taxi services on these dates. Taxi details are below and may need to be prebooked in advance by guests.

What facilities are near the Chateau?

The nearest local town – Lanouaille – is roughly 1 mile from the Chateau and contains an ATM, large convenience store, pizza takeaway and tourist information centre.

What shuttle services are provided on 15 September?

Collections from hotels:

12:45 Domain D’Essendieras. Arrive at Chateau 13:30

13:05 St Sulpice d’Excideuil. Arrive at Chateau 13:30

13:40 Plaisance (Sister Chateau). Arrive at Chateau 13:45

13:45 Auberge de Lanouaille. Arrive at Chateau 13:45

Departures from Chateau La Durantie:

02:00 Departure for Plaisance (Sister Chateau) and Auberge de Lanouaille

02:20 Departure for St Sulpice d’Excideuil and Domain D’Essendieras

I would like to prebook a taxi. What local companies are recommended?

In Lanouaille it is recommended to prebook local taxis. A recommended reliable taxi serving the local area is Taxi Jullien – 0033 5 55 08 12 63. Other options can be found on this page:

Menu Options:

Our chef has requested guests choose their menu preferences in advance of the wedding to allow him to prepare numbers. Options are below:

To Start:
1. Seared sea scallops and truffle risotto
2. .Trio of duck (crème brulée, pan fried escalope of foie gras and  confit)
1. Supreme of guinea fowl, seasonal mushroom risotto
2. Limousin beef filet, gratin dauphinois, green beans, port jus
Sweet surprise (chocolate delice, berries tiramisu, tatin and toffee ice cream).
(Please note vegetarian / vegan option also available)

Are children welcome?

As much as we love them, we have decided to celebrate our wedding without children. Babies are of course welcome.

Should I give a wedding gift?

Your presence to celebrate our wedding is the best wedding present we could ask for. If any guests wish to give a wedding gift, a small contribution which we can put towards our honeymoon is appreciated.