The Bastide de Courcelles, a charming venue for an intimate wedding.
Over three centuries ago, a handful of men built this splendid building to be used as a priory for retired monks. Since it was built in 1650, decades went by until Marc & Christine fell in love with this stunning place set in the heart of the Poitou region. They renovated it with love and respect and made it available to host in search of peace and authenticity.
Proud of their achievement, Marc & Christine are delighted to open the Bastide de Courcelles to those who are keen to discover local heritage and architecture. On a chilly day of October, Estelle & myself had the pleasure to accept Marc & Christine’s kind invitation and discover this beautiful place filled with history. We appreciated the warm welcome in a pleasant & homely atmosphere filled with the scent of the wood burning in the open fire and the homemade cake just coming out of the oven.
It was our turn to fall under the spell of the 2 bedrooms named after Aliénor and Philippe Auguste, the sumptuous bridal suite with its private salon, its four-posted bed and period fireplace all fitted with their tastefully decorated bathrooms. The Bastide de Courcelles also offers a fully fitted kitchen open to guests, a spacious reception room overlooking a large patio area bathed in sunshine in the summer.
We absolutely loved this beautiful place which is clearly the ideal venue for an intimate wedding, an outdoor wedding ceremony set in the stunning gardens or in the private chapel currently undergoing renovation.
Even though there is plenty of space to extend, Marc & Christine feel strongly about protecting the Bastide de Courcelles’ authenticity and safeguarding its homely feel. With this in mind, they are delighted to welcome small groups of guests wishing to share a privileged moment in quiet and serene surroundings.
The Bastide de Courcelles is located in the Vienne region which offers a wide variety of touristic sites to suit all tastes: If you wish to discover the local history, explore Chauvigny, Poitiers, Saint-Savin. If you are more of a thrill seeker, visit the Futuroscope.