Château de Fonscolombe is an incredible 50 room Relais & Châteaux hotel just near Aix-en-Provence, France. When proposing venues to clients, it is always at the top of the list for destination wedding venues and there are so many reasons why!
Château de Fonscolombe recently went under an 18 month renovation and the results are second to none. Whilst still keeping true to the features of the castle like original terra cotta floor, a favorite feature of ours, the hotel offers guests all of the luxuries and conveniences of a new property too. The best of both worlds.
We are delighted to introduce you today to one of our favorite wedding venues in Provence, Château de Fonscolombe...
Château de Fonscolombe is a beautiful 18th century castle in the heart of Provence. Originally designed as a family home, it has a truly magical way of helping guests feel like they are at friend's for the weekend. The Queen Mum herself was once a visitor and as a parting gift, planted an atlas cedar on the grounds, one which guests can still enjoy to date.
The château offers many amenities for guests including a walking trail where you can discover over 180 species of trees and plants, swimming pool, gym, petanque and tennis courts just 5 minutes away.
Weddings at Château de Fonscolombe come in all shapes and sizes thanks to the diverse spaces on offer. On the grounds, couples have the choice of the Four Seasons Gardens at the back of the château, the front of the château overlooking beautiful parkland or one of the many locations shaded by beautiful trees. Inside, couples can take use of the indoor galleries or transform the Orangerie into a magical fête. And of course, one could not forget the picturesque chapel onsite which is at the top of our list for a ceremony location.
For the all-important catering, Fonscolombe is the crème de la crème. Their fine dining restaurant, L'Orangerie is led by Chef Quentin Durand who is truly an expert at marrying traditional French classics with sophisticated and unique menus. And we will leave you to see how perfectly presented every single dish is; true perfection! Seasonality and sustainability are also extremely important to the Fonscolombe team which is why Chef Durand has partnered with organic farmer Tristan Arlaud to create the château's own vegetable garden. There is nothing we love more than our couples and their guests enjoying local, beautiful and of course, delicious food.
The location of Château de Fonscolombe is ideal. Whether guests opt for a market day in nearby Aix, a wine tasting route or a day by the sea, Fonscolombe is in close proximity to everything one might wish to do while visiting this enchanting part of France.