Laura & Fab
Save The Date
Monday, 8th of July
Domaine de la Bâtie
680 Chemin du Chevalier
Ceremony, cocktail, reception
Ceremony in the grounds of the estate, then onto drinks, dinner and party !
Chill day, movie night
Enjoy a couple of Laura & Fab’s favourite things in life
Bike, hike, swim or just relax
It's over !
Cottages must be free by 10:00, but feel free to stay and enjoy the property until 16:00
How do I get there ?
The location is around 90 minutes drive from Lyon, 45 minutes from Villeneuve-de-Berg, 6 hours from Tours, 8 hours from Nackenheim and a rather long drive from England 🚘
If you are coming from England, we advise that you arrive in Lyon on the Sunday at the latest. We have some guests from Lyon driving down on the Monday, so we can most probably arrange a lift for you with them. Once you know more about your itinerary, please message us so that we can arrange your transport.
What time do I need to be there ?
You should arrive at the Domaine at 16:00 to check into your cottage and be ready for the ceremony at 17:00 !
Is the wedding ceremony inside or outside ?
The wedding ceremony is planned to be outside, in the grounds of the estate. If the weather is bad, we also have a plan B to do it inside.
What should I wear ?
For the wedding ceremony you should dress smart casual, nothing too fancy. There are no dress code rules but keep in mind that the ceremony will happen on a summer afternoon in the South of France, so it’s likely to be hot during the day and warm at night.
On the other days, you can dress however you like ! Oh, and if you want to enjoy some time in the swimming pool, don’t forget your swimming costume ! 🏊♀️
Will the vows be in English or French ?
Franglais forever !
You will hear both languages, but the vows will be translated.
I would like to make a speech, is it possible ?
Sure ! Just send us a message so that we can plan the speeches during the ceremony or the reception. Speeches can be in English or in French, up to you !
Will there be a collection box or a registry ?
If you would like to honour us with a gift, there will be a wishing well present on the day and any contribution would be gratefully appreciated.
Will it be like a British wedding ?
The wedding will be celebrated the French way .
After the ceremony, a cocktail (“Vin d’honneur”) will be served with refreshments and nibbles.
At around 8, dinner will be served and after that the party will officially start ! You won’t need to pay for drinks, but will still need to drink responsibly .
I love my kids buy I also love to party. Do I need to choose ?
Kids are welcome at this wedding. We will have babysitters on the 8th, so that you can enjoy your night !
Where will I stay ?
Everyone will stay at the Domaine de la Bâtie, which has 6 cottages and 2 studio flats. Each cottage can accomodate between 6 and 12 people, so you will probably share the place with someone else. Most of the rooms in each cottage have en-suite bathrooms.
High chairs and cots are available for the little ones as needed.
The distribution of guests in the cottages will be displayed upon your arrival.
What else is there to do ?
The Domaine de la Bâtie has a nice overflowing swimming pool for adults and separate paddling pool for children, with deckchairs and parasols.
There is a playground for children (swings, slide, basketball 🏀 , etc) and a gaming room (table tennis, table football and a pool table 🎱). There are also bikes 🚲 available to use (all sizes), a tennis court 🎾 and grounds for playing pétanque.
What should I bring with me ?
Bedlinen and towels are provided, inclusive of bathrobes and hairdryers. Please bring an extra towel if you wish to enjoy the swimming pool.
If you are coming from England, you will probably need a leccy adapter and some sun screen ☀
Should I bring food/drink for the other days?
No need, all food and drinks will be provided.
Breakfast will be served from 8:00 – 10:00 every morning (including Thursday).
A light lunch will be provided on the Tuesday and Wednesday.
And we are working on something festive for the evenings
That being said, each cottage also has a fully-equipped kitchen (with fridge, cooker, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, etc.) so if you/your ever-hungry children need feeding more often, feel free to make use of it !
What time do I need to check out on Thursday ?
Cottages must be vacated Thursday by 10:00 in the morning, but you can stay and enjoy the rest of the property until 16:00.
We will need you to strip the beds and gather up your used bed linen and towels before you vacate your cottage.
I have food allergies/restrictions
Let us know so that we can accomodate your meals the best way possible.
Come and celebrate ...
... with us !
I will be staying in the area after the wedding, what can I do ?
There are plenty of things to see and do if you wish to extend your stay. Here are some ideas :
- Fabrique et musée du nougat, Montélimar : https://www.nougatsoubeyran.com/
- Grotte Chauvet 2, Pont d’Arc https://www.grottechauvet2ardeche.com/
- Safari de Peaugres, Saint-Cyr https://www.safari-peaugres.com/
- Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, Hauterives https://www.facteurcheval.com/
- Jardin des Trains Ardéchois, Soyons https://www.jardin-des-trains.com/
- La ferme aux crocodiles, Pierrelatte https://www.lafermeauxcrocodiles.com/
- Biscuiterie de Provence, St Maurice sur Eygues https://www.biscuiterie-de-provence.com/
- Mirmande, one of the most beautiful villages in France https://www.valleedeladrome-tourisme.com/notre-vallee/nos-pepites/mirmande-plus-beaux-villages-de-france/
- … and much more !