Choosing a wedding venue in the South West of France isn’t always about finding a large Chateau with 50 or more rooms and acres of grounds as bigger isn’t always better but voted one of the best 25 villas in Europe by Conde Nast in 2011 Le Petit Moulin is a premier wedding venue that cannot be ignored.
At Le Petit Moulin we realise that having a venue that caters for more guests on site equals more worry and stress and far less privacy and that’s why with our more intimate venue you get the best of both worlds where you can have only your immediate loved ones, family and friends around you, before, during and after the wedding celebrations.
We believe it’s about finding your dream venue at an affordable package price and with a professional team in place to give a helping hand from start to finish, a magical place where you can envisage saying your vows in front of our beautiful rose entwined pergola with your partner at your side and your nearest and dearest looking on, a place where you can feel completely at ease, welcome to Le Petit Moulin.
At Le Petit Moulin (also known as “The Millhouse”), we offer just that – a superb wedding venue coupled with a dedicated team of people focused on one goal which is to make your wedding day very special indeed.
What we offer is our professionalism, dedication and flexibility which unlike other wedding venues in the South West of France, we ensure that you and your party have exclusive use of the house and grounds, making your special day truly magical.
As we only host a handful of selected bijou weddings a year you can be assured that every detail is taken care of so that from the first moment you arrive at our exclusive wedding venue you can relax in the knowledge that everything is under control.
Our mission statement is to work closely with you, listen to your needs and requirements so that we can work effectively within your budget to give you the bespoke wedding you dream of.
No detail is too small for us to consider and we create weddings that suit every style, size and budget whether it is an extravagant affair or an intimate get-together with family and friends.
We are upfront and transparent with all our costs ensuring that your perfect day does not turn into an expensive nightmare as unlike other venues there are no hidden charges, therefore no unpleasant surprises!
Located in the heart of the Charente Maritime in the beautiful South West Of France lies Le Petit Moulin which is an ancient 300 year old watermill set amidst fields of sunflowers, and vines. The honey-coloured limestone walls are carpeted in luscious Virginia creeper making the house a fabulous backdrop for the wedding pictures.
Step inside and you will see that the house exudes luxury and elegance, the new combining with the old to give an eclectic feel of refined living.
Nothing has been sacrificed in order to provide the finest venue for your wedding where ancient tapestries and modern appliances complement each other to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the Wedding couple, family and close friends.
Whether it’s having that special intimate breakfast in our well equipped kitchen, relaxing in the library with a good book, listening to music in the main salon or just kicking back on our rear terrace at the end of the day, Le Petit Moulin will not disappoint.
We combine luxury and elegance and it’s not just about what’s on the inside as outside the landscaped grounds are spread over two fabulous acres.
Flowers and lots of them are the main theme at Le Petit Moulin, geraniums being our flower of choice as these are quintessentially French and wherever you walk in the grounds, colour and fragrance will abound.
The Mill is flanked by two flowing streams, one which ambles its way through the front of the Millhouse and drives the ancient water wheel at the rear of the house which is visible under a protective glass floor in the main dining room, and the other flowing between the main house and the orchard area where the marriage vows can be taken under a canopy of sweet smelling roses in our beautiful wrought iron pergola.
The wooden bridge which crosses this stream can be decorated for your wedding ceremony.
The main house and grounds offer the perfect backdrop for all those magical photographic moments, and there is a picture taking opportunity around every corner.
Our stunning rural location with no neighboring properties guarantees that you, your family and friends enjoy peace, tranquility and total privacy. However if you can tear yourself away from our facilities and wish to venture out our nearest town, Saintes or St Jean D’Angely are just a short 15 minutes drive away.
The warmth, relaxing and friendly ambiance of our watermill together with our attention to detail will create a truly memorable occasion for your wedding and your guests. We take care of everything, leaving you the time to relax and enjoy your most magical and enchanting wedding day that you’ll never forget.