VENUE TYPE: Castle / Chateau / Manor

Dreamy Destination I-Do's at the Magical Chateau La Durantie in France
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26841
VENUE:
Chateau La Durantie
LOCATION:
Dordogne
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Castle / Chateau / Manor
Classic Luxury
Historic France
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

The beauty of the French Chateau La Durantie isn't subtle, understated or any kind of low-key - it's spectacular, opulent and utterly lovely for any fairy-tale celebration - which is how we like it. Built in 1830, as a residence for the Duke of Isley - it's nestled in Dordogne in the southwest of France. The Duke was revered as a national hero for his work as a statesman as well as his military service under Napoleon Bonaparte and King Louis Phillipe - but he had some pretty fabulous taste too!

 

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Castell De Sant Marcal: A Rose Colored Castle is the Backdrop for a Greenhouse Gathering!
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26862
VENUE:
Castell De Sant Marcal
LOCATION:
Cerdanyola, Barcelona, Spain
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Castle / Chateau / Manor
Al Fresco Under the Trees
Rose Quartz Colored Castle
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

What is it about the juxaposition of the old and the new that's just so darn appealing? Something aged, frayed, worn, torn or historic paired with a pop of modernity or color tugs on our very design-loving heartstrings like no other. That being said, we were lucky enough to sit down with the delightful Roula Theodory from Cherry on Top Events to discuss this very topic! She planned one of the dreamiest designed weddings at rose-quartz colored castle, complete with indoor greenhouse called Castell de Sant Marcaljust 20 minutes from beautiful Barcelona. Photographers, A Fist Full of Bolts, captured this event to absolute perfection. 

The results are a mix of surprising and stunning. Integrating elements of the castle's surroudings, like an abundance of sage as both favors and table runners as well as modern touches like a rock band and a VW bus photo booth make for unexpected design surprises in a special, historical setting. 

 

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This is 80
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26739
VENUE:
A Family Gathering at the Château Les Carrasses
LOCATION:
Quarante , France
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Castle / Château / Manor
19th Century Chic Château
Vast Vineyards
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

Here at The Venue Report, we post about beautiful locales and special gathering spaces across the land. We have a unique looking glass into celebratory moments and special occassions. We get to connect with hoteliers, farm owners, chefs and venue owners across the globe. We love to hear about their stories, their journey and what brought them to where they are today. These are special moments for us. We have also embarked on a unique journey in the startup world that has also connected us with inspiring people in an entirely different capacity. 'This is 80' was written by one of our advisors, Emmanuel! 

   
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A Time Traveler’s Dream Farmhouse Hidden in the Hills of Tuscany
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26742
VENUE:
Under The Tuscan Sun at Villa di Catignano
LOCATION:
Siena, Tuscany
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Romantic Italian Farmhouse
Siena Wine Country
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

When inspiration this good lands in our laps, it’s too hard not to fantasize about hopping on a plane to Europe tomorrow!  Photography guru Mike Larson teamed up with stylist and event planner, Jill LaFleur of LaFleur Weddings and Events, to host this eye-candy photography workshop in the hills of Tuscany.  

 

Villa-Catignano

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Summer Camp for Grown Ups in Surfers’ Paradise
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26713
VENUE:
Summer Camp for Adults, Ruschmeyer's NY
LOCATION:
Montauk, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Camping / Glamping
Wes Anderson-Worthy Summer Camp
Montauk Beach Village
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

If daytime picnics and late night beach dance parties are your idea of romance, have we got a venue for you!  Lisa from the Wedding Artists Collective recently shared jewelry designer Pamela Love’s Montauk wedding with us, and boy, are we drooling over the casual simplicity of her weekend with friends.  These East Coast vows will have you seeing more macramé than polo shirts and will make you crave the adult summer camp vibe of the super stylish Ruschmeyer’s Lodge.

 

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