Weddings and receptions
Both elegant and relaxed, the Domaine de Courson is a wonderful location for weddings or special occasions in the presence of family and friends.
Only 35 km from Paris
If you are looking for a setting other than a large Parisian hotel for your wedding or special celebration, the 40-hectare Domaine de Courson with its 17th-century Château, listed as a Historic Monument, is the ideal choice.
The gardens boast the "Jardin Remarquable" (Remarkable Garden) Label from the Ministry of Culture and Communication, and are amongst some of the most stunning gardens in the Ile-de-France region.
Les Ecuries (stables) du Duc de Padoue can host up to 200 guests in the main building and 120 people in the right wing for a sit-dawn meal.
Numerous possibilities for bespoke structures are available to meet your needs, and allow you and your guests to make the most of the stunning natural environment and romantic backdrop of the Château.
For exclusive occasions with smaller numbers of guests, the large drawing room in the Château can be hired for your special event.
Guests can benefit from private guided tours: an added touch sure to make your occasion a highly memorable and enjoyable one.
Below are some examples of the different types of receptions that can be organized at Courson:
A cocktail reception at the foot of the Delarue glasshouses (1860)
The newlyweds can begin the evening's festivities by welcoming their guests for a cocktail reception. A tour guide specialized in botany is on hand to carry out guided tours of the three-hundred-year-old gardens, while children enjoy a fun treasure hunt. All of the guests then reconvene at Les Ecuries (stables) du duc de Padoue for dinner. The architecture and layout of the venue allows for the presence of an orchestra, providing musical accompaniment over dinner.
A marquee opposite the Château...
Set in the gardens, opposite the Château, this marquee allows you to organize your evening in two parts. Enjoy a musical aperitif with your guests overlooking the stunning natural surroundings of the gardens with their hundred-year-old cypress trees and the lake. The decor changes for the evening meal: guests can admire the beauty of the Château lit up by night, or on special occasions such as weddings, by a light and laser show. Following the dinner, the evening continues at Les Ecuries (stables) du duc de Padoue, transformed into a disco. For lovers of history, a late-night private visit of the painting gallery of the 17th-century Château is also on offer.
A wedding anniversary...
...bring family and friends together for a garden party in the idyllic setting of the grounds. Various locations are on offer. Enjoy a picnic lunch or an afternoon tea, combined with a variety of fun, cultural activities.
A renowned chef...
...tantalize your taste buds with an upscale dinner for up to 50 guests in the large formal reception room of the Château. A fireworks display, accompanied by a chamber music quartet, brings this wonderful evening to a close, while guests can admire the illuminated water features on the grounds of the Estate. A limousine or helicopter service will ensure the transportation of your guests to and from the venue.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
- the availability and possibility of privatizing the stables space.
- The use of the grounds for your cocktail, non-denominational wedding ceremony or any other event you may wish to plan or celebrate.
- Interior and exterior lighting of the venue.
- The illumination of the Château facade.
- A private carpark and a helicopter landing strip.
- The presence of a representative from the Domaine de Courson on-site for the duration of your reception.
Receptions photo gallery
DownloadMap of les écuries (stables) du duc de Padoue
Download a map of the stables reception space to help you plan your event.