Our journey to becoming a French wedding venue began when our daughter announced that Le Manoir would be the perfect place to get married. The work on transforming the property was considerable, but after twelve months of thoughtful restoration and lots of hard work her dream became a reality!
With the huge success of our daughter’s wedding we decided to open Le Manoir to other couples, so now your dream can also become a reality.
From the moment of your arrival, you can relax and take full advantage of our extensive facilities. The rustic charm of our property gives you a sense of tranquillity and the surrounding region is a food & wine lovers’ paradise, with plenty of markets, restaurants & vineyards to visit in the days leading up to your wedding.
Your wedding day is guaranteed to be a massive success at Le Manoir. Wherever you decide to hold your blessing, be it in the high ceilinged, stone walled Barn, in the ivy and wisteria covered courtyard, beside the historic Pigeonnier, or even in the church in La Sauvetat du Dropt (subject to the approval from the church authorities), it will undoubtedly be special.
Whatever the weather you will have the facilities at Le Manoir to make your special day truly memorable.
The property offers so many opportunities for that perfect photo. It seems that around every corner another chance appears; whether it be the large but secluded courtyard bordered by wisteria and ivy covered walk ways, our famous Pigeonnier, the secret garden, the pretty wells or the wild garden, the list goes on and on.
The interior of the house offers its own charm with high beamed ceilings and the antique wooden staircase.
The barn, rebuilt in 1872, has an area of almost 180 square metres, giving plenty of room to host up to 150 people. The width of the barn is spanned by massive beams from which hang five huge chandeliers, complemented by the uplighters along the wall accentuating the beautiful exposed stone of the building.
The French themed bar occupies the old cattle shed on one side of the courtyard. The original mangeoir (cattle feeder) has been retained and there is a substantial zinc-topped bar counter. A large commercial kitchen and modern ladies and gents toilets complete the facilities.
Extracts from reviews from our 2018 weddings
…..The wedding exceeded all our expectations and we had the best of weekends and one of the best holidays ever. So many beautiful memories were made in this incredible house. A big thanks to the warm and helpful owners Roddy and Angela who were so supportive and responsive in the run-up with organising the wedding…. Bethany & Juan 19 May 2018
…. When we first saw the venue Chelsea was in tears as it was just so perfect…
…. From the pigeonnier to the huge barn with a purpose-built catering kitchen and its own bar attached, the whole venue is perfect for weddings. We were able to create a flow from the ceremony to drinks and dinner that was just great..
Our guests loved the venue and the feedback is that it was the best wedding venue they had ever been to…. Chelsea & Julian 15 June 2018
…. We got married in Le Manoir. It is a very special place and we would do it all again if we could!
The house and the gardens are beautiful. Angela and Roddy were super in every way, so helpful and friendly.
The house is the perfect mix of history and character and comfortable with everything you need..... Aisling & Ciaran 26 June 2018
Angela you honestly went above and beyond with our stay at Le Manoir and we cannot thank you from the bottom of hearts enough!. Everybody commented on what a truly lovely lady you were, nothing was a problem and you helped us with everything and anything you could including driving us to the sunflower field for some gorgeous photos which are just amazing!
We had the most perfect wedding day and that wouldn’t have been possible without you and your amazing venue..
Everyone has said it was a wedding to remember and they are not wrong! Ellie & Brad 3 July 2018
It was just a perfect setting and so ideal for a family coming together from the four corners of the World.
We absolutely loved it, as did all our guests. Amy & Didier 13 July 2018
We held our wedding at Le Manoir in July 2018. As soon as we saw the venue online , we knew it was the one for us. When we came to visit , le Manoir exceeded all our expectations. What made it even more special were the owners, Angela and Roddy, who were so kind and supportive to us from the very start….
.. Thank you for letting us hold our wedding at your idyllic house and being so lovely and kind to us.. Amber & Mark 28 July 2018
Once again a massive thankyou to you both for everything. A magical few days and such fun. Thanks for being so helpful and patient.
We have loved every minute and are already planning a trip next year for our anniversary. Hopefully will see you then!
Michelle & Alex 11 August 2018
We had just the best time and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting for our wedding day.
We and our families loved every minute of our stay and have truly come away with amazing memories for life.
You both have been so helpful throughout the planning and event which we are grateful for. Jess & Jack 18 August 2018
We got married in September at the Manoir and from the preparation to the end, we’ve had a wonderful experience!
Angela and Roddy, the owners are so nice, so accommodating that it helps make the day even more special…
Kristina & Christophe 8 September 2018
…and of course you guys, for spending so much of your time making sure everything looked amazing and making sure we were ok. We couldn’t have had such a special day without all your amazing help so Thank You again! Chloe & Sam 15 September 2018
And from our weddings of 2016
All of our guests adored the experience and we have received so much feedback about how incredible they thought the venue was. Some examples: "Best wedding venue ever", "such a magical place", "I've already suggested that my sister get married there".
Angela and Roddy were incredibly kind and helpful throughout. They went out of their way to make sure we had the perfect day, even sourcing some children's cots for us and booking a restaurant for us during our stay. They genuinely cared which made the day even more special.
In short, we cannot recommend this place enough!" Clodagh and Nick September 2016
And from the couple who started it all. Our daugther and her husband.............
From the moment Mum and I peeked through the gates of Le Manoir, I knew it was ‘the venue’. There were only two obstacles; the first being that Chris, my boyfriend of 6 years, was yet to propose and the second being that I needed to convince Mum and Dad that this was the house that they wanted to retire to. Six months later Le Manoir was theirs and another year or so later Chris and I were engaged. There began the 18 months of blood, sweat and tears that culminated in the best day of our lives. This obviously did not include the mammoth overhaul that Dad and Mum had already completed inside the house itself.
Our day arrived and I was truly touched to see all our family and friends painting beautiful signs, hanging all the hearts, helping to decorate the tables and setting up the secret garden. Seeing Mum see the barn for the first time all ready to receive its first guests, filled me with such pride; they had achieved what they had set out to do and the results were beyond all of our expectations, it was perfect.
As we are Scottish we were overjoyed to discover the Bordeaux Pipe Band, and hired one of their pipers for the day. Arriving at L’Eglise Saint Germain in Nicole, the resident 2CV, being greeted by the village residents in the bar across the road and then walking down the aisle to the sounds of Highland Cathedral was so special.
Deciding to make the most of the gorgeous Lot-et-Garonne weather many of the guests, led by the piper, walked back to Le Manoir from the church, over the picturesque Roman Bridge. With quite a few of the guests (and Chris) in kilts and the bag pipes playing it really made for a memorable occasion!
The courtyard was setup beautifully for our cocktail hour (or two) and the guests were happy to mingle whilst we had our family photos in front of the 500 year old pigeonnier. The barn itself was stunning, we had hung paper lanterns from the beams and had covered the tables in paper hearts matching our colour scheme. It was the perfect size for the 135 guests; we had and plenty of space for the band, too.
Once the buses had left the die hards retired to ‘Le Bar’ where they continued to toast to our happiness for a few more hours.
Our recovery day was the almost as perfect as our wedding day with Chris and I having a bit more time to relax in the sunshine with family and friends. There was volleyball in the pool, petonque tournaments, a buffet lunch under the massive tree in front of the house and lots of lounging in the courtyard. We were so sad when it all came to an end!
Thank you to Le Manoir, to my incredible parents, for making our day(s) so special, we can’t ever thank you enough. Kirstin and Chris xx