Why rent a marquee when you can hire an entire medieval village?
Perched on a French hilltop, walled Castelnau is entered via a
grand 13th-century archway, which leads to the village chapel. Take
drinks on the terrace, overlooking fields of sunflowers, before a
reception in a rustic banquet room.
VENUES WITH A SUNSHINE GUARANTEE
Michelin-starred chef Fabrice Biasiolo's menu is serious
business but, despite exquisite standards, this place is
wonderfully unpretentious. The true magic begins at night, when the
tiny cobbled streets are lit with flaming torches to guide you back
to your room.
Best time to go: August
Ceremony capacity: 120; www.gascony.org
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