Luna Rosa established itself as the UK’s leading Italian wedding and specialist luxury events company in 2007 and now announces the launch of the ‘French Wedding & Honeymoon Portfolio’ – offering exclusive use of some of the best fairy-tale French properties, including; Chateaux, Villas and even Restored Barns.
After a plethora of enquiries from UK couples wanting an enchanting wedding abroad, but within easy fly/drive from the UK – the ‘French Wedding Portfolio’ was born! With the promise of champagne, chateaux, outdoor ceremonies and legendary French catering – the easy 2.5hr Eurostar journey with the added option of an overnight in Paris, is of high appeal to young couples who want to marry abroad, but without long-haul travel ruling out many loved ones from attending.
With a wide spectrum of fabulously restored historical properties, the new collection is also hitting the current trend for vintage-inspired and shabby chic styling – offering an added air of ‘joie de vive’ throughout. Not only is the styling on trend, but these big country properties are also perfect for large wedding parties and have capacity to sleep many guests on site, as well as offering additional renovated out-houses – perfect by candlelight for the evening reception.
Chateau Emilie, Bordeaux – Exclusive to Luna Rosa for 2012 – this is a stunning property set in the heart of the Bordeaux countryside, which will delight restoration lovers having just undergone a huge transformation of its own. The stunning castle is also a wine estate that exports worldwide. Just 20mins from the centre of Bordeaux, the castle is available from 3-7 nights for weddings, along with a selection of castle rooms and self-catering cottages – accommodating up to 26 adults with additional beds for children. With its enviable rural location, wedding parties are able to enjoy an extended party licence until 4am!
Villa Le Rose, Cote d’Azur – Having spent years looking for the ultimate coastal location ideal for large wedding parties – with exquisite architecture, gardens, sea views, close to stunning towns and beaches – Luna Rosa finally found Villa Le Rose… Villa Le Rose was built in the 19th century, in a Italian Renaissance style as a summer retreat and is renowned for it’s 9 gardens with spectacular sea views and waterfalls. One of the most distinctive palaces on the French Riviera – the elegant salons are draped with tapestries, exquisite trompe-l’œil paintings and lavish and rare antiques. There is no accommodation at the property but there are a large choice of country villas, apartments, 4/5 star hotels within a short drive. For a large celebration of up to 300 guests this venue is one of the finest locations in Europe and for added decadence there is also a beautifully lit fountain show set to music. (Weddings only)
Chateau La Reine, Bordeaux – This stunning 17thcentury Castle overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, is exclusive to Luna Rosa in the UK. Originally built in the 14th century as a Monastery and Chapel – the chateau now offers sumptuous, country-minimalist styled rooms, accommodating up to 22 guests, whilst allowing for stunning receptions for up to 150 guests. Luna Rosa can arrange an outdoor ceremony in the castle courtyard or a church ceremony at the local barrel-vaulted chapel. Standing in 8 hectares of grass and woodland the Chateau takes in breath-taking, sweeping views of the surrounding area and meandering Dordogne below. The grounds include walled gardens, tennis court, swimming pool and the property is in easy reach of Bordeaux airport.