5 tips to organise your private party events with your family and friends

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Parties are fantastic fun, and sometimes the most exciting part of the whole thing is organising them. So, if you’re beginning preparations for a private party for your family and friends, heed some of our little pearls of wisdom.

Choose an unforgettable venue

Château Bouffémont is an ideal venue for private party events in France because not only can it accommodate everyone that you want to invite but it will provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion whether it be a special occasion or a birthday. Located only a short distance away from Paris, you’ll be overwhelmed not only with the extraordinary setting of the large grounds but with interiors that will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into one of the fairy tales from your childhood.

Elegant and creative cuisine

As a fully-catered venue, our private chef will always strive to offer the most elegant and creative cuisine to give you the ultimate fine dining experience. Using his passion for the culinary arts and experience working in Michelin star restaurants, our chef is more than happy to work alongside you to create a custom-made menu that will undoubtedly wow your guests. What’s more, our team of butlers are devoted to bringing you the best possible service – whatever you need, just ask!

Cater to all interests and tastes

As a private venue just for your friends and family, our private domain can cater to an extensive range of activities – both leisure and sport. Get active with tennis, horse riding and golf or even benefit from our private fitness and dance lessons. To make your party something to remember, why not offer your guests cooking classes or try champagne and wine tasting to make it a truly sophisticated affair. The Chateau’s exclusive grounds mean that they’re fully secure for children to play around too, so the little ones won’t be bored.

Create the perfect atmosphere

Everyone knows that sometimes the key to a fantastic party is in the atmosphere so why not establish this straight away by choosing a refined venue that has crystal chandeliers, unique table settings and decor that is unique to you. Our florist is always happy to come up with different ideas that will suit your expectations, a perfect choice if you wish to establish a particular theme for your party. We have five salons to choose from, all of which include refined furnishings designed by the renowned Italian architects Augusto Busnelli and Marco Allievi.

Organise well in advance

Of course, the earlier you plan, the more unique you can begin to make your event and just as we said before, planning is sometimes the best part. The team at the Château are always on standby to assist in any way, ensuring total discretion to maintain your privacy every step of the way.

For the duration of your event, the Château will be a haven of peace and intimacy for your friends and family and certainly a place they’ll be talking about for years to come.

Getting married in a French chateau

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France has many attractions as a country in which to get hitched. Those attractions include delicious food, fine wines, lots of sunshine, and – of course – a reputation as one of the world’s most romantic settings in the world. That’s why a French chateau can make a beautiful backdrop to a wedding, especially Château Bouffémont.

Why choose to celebrate your wedding in a chateau?

Choosing the right venue for your wedding is sometimes half the battle, but with Château Bouffémont you’ve already won. Everyone knows that the key to a fantastic day is in the atmosphere and our private French chateau for wedding hire has much to recommend including a peaceful setting where you can enjoy beautiful French countryside. Share memorable moments with those closest to you in a venue that looks as though you’ve stepped right into your favourite childhood fairytale. The Château spans 5 hectares of greenery, with gardens over three levels and can be used exclusively by you and your guests.  After all, it was home to the Marquise of Preignes and Baron Empain in the nineteenth century who often organised prestigious ceremonies.

The Château is only about 13 miles from Paris and 20 minutes from the International Charles de Gaulle Airport. Therefore, your honeymoon could easily take in an array of Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the river Seine. You don’t need to step away from the Château for activities, however, our large private grounds provide the ideal amount of space for both leisure and sport so after your big day, why not spend some time getting active with your guests playing tennis, horse riding or improving your handicap with a round of golf? What’s more, we even offer activities such as cooking classes, champagne and wine tasting or maybe just a sunny barbeque brunch with your loved ones to make your honeymoon, or even your wedding day, that extra bit special.

An elegant and unique venue

The Château is a fully catered venue, and our private chef is happy to work alongside you to create a bespoke menu that will cater to the tastes of you and your guests. We have a team of butlers who are devoted to bringing you only the best service during your stay, and everything will be done to ensure total discretion and privacy.

Our refined and furnished rooms set the scene for the ideal wedding reception whether you want something intimate or something on a grander scale, with crystal chandeliers and soft furnishings that pair aristocratic charm with modern comforts. The team can help you with table settings and decor that’s unique to you, including our florist who is always happy to come up with different styles that will suit your expectations. This is only one of the things that make the Château a perfect choice if you’re looking to add some sophistication to your day.

If you are enthusiastic about getting married in the peaceful haven that is our French chateau, it’s easy to make a reservation with us.

How to plan a wedding in a Chateau in France

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Chateau. France. Wedding. It’s what dreams are made of. Elegant, refined and enchanting, perhaps nothing could better meet your expectations of your wedding day than a historic chateau in France. However, if planning your wedding from a distance is something preventing you from choosing your dream location, be assured, planning a wedding at a chateau in France, needn’t be a headache. We’ve put together a guide to help you find the right venue for your wedding and make the most of your budget.

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Château Bouffémont Unforgettables by LVbespoke

Either a family reunion, a celebration gathering with friends, or simply a vacation with the closed ones, every guest has an activity to enjoy during their stay at Château Bouffémont.

On this post, Château Bouffémont team is pleased to announce their latest collaboration with the luxury lifestyle curator, Lorena Vergani and her private concierge company LVbespoke.

Château Bouffémont Unforgettables by LVbespoke is a series of activities that are exclusively elaborated with the purpose of enriching the stay of our guests through once in a lifetime experiences.

Be it at the heart of Paris, situated only 30 km away from your private Château, or in the outskirts of this City of Light, Lorena Vergani will guide you into a world only known by the very few through these special activities  all inspired by Travelling, Fashion, Art and Lifestyle.

Lorena Vergani, LVbespoke

Meet Lorena Vergani

Born and Raised in Spain with Argentinian and German blood, A Parisienne by Heart and fluent in six languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Arabic) Lorena Vergani personifies the multicultural spirit of LV b e s p o k e. Deeply passionate for the world of hospitality, fine arts and fashion along with an international career in the high-end luxury industry have driven her to create LV  b e s p o k e. The company is specialised in custom designed refined experiences and trips in the main European Cities particularly in Paris and Spain. Lorena’s attention to detail and expertise makes your adventure special and remarkable no matter what your needs are.

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Let’s have a look one of these activities custom designed only for our guests :

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A half-day trip to Domaine de Chantilly

Domaine de Chantilly

Within a 30-minute drive from Château Bouffemont, the Domaine de Chantilly was a residence for the great Prince families of France for centuries. For its realisation, The Duc de Condé in the 17th Century called upon architects and gardeners of the time, Mansart and Le Nôtre. Highly impressed by its splendour and grandeur, same artists were commissioned by Louis XIV for the construction of Versailles. This grand estate consists of: 115 acres of parks, quaint gardens and the splendid Grand Stables offering the most spectacular background for Chantilly’s racetrack. Chantilly hosts the famous Prix de Diane Longines.

1.30 PM/ Lorena will meet you at the Château, and you will reach the Domaine de Chantilly within 30 minutes.

2.30 PM/ You will first enjoy the equestrian show “Horse, Dream & Poetry”. The show is a best of The Great Stables of Chantilly and represents a journey through the ages where you will discover the techniques and the training secrets of it’s great riders (Show only available on Saturday and Sundays).

3.30 PM/ Then your dedicated guide will meet you and show around the Domaine de Chantilly, with a special visit to the Private Suites of the Duke and Duchess of Aumale.

5 PM/ At this moment, you either can return back to the Château for the afternoon tea-time to enjoy the fresh pastries waiting for you, or stay one more hour for a guided visit of the Great Stables and the Grounds. With an overall surface area of 115 hectares, the grounds feature 3 different gardens: a French-style garden designed by Le Nôtre, an Anglo-Chinese garden and an English garden.

5.30 or 6.30 PM/ Arrival at home – in both cases the pastries prepared by your Private Chef will be still waiting for you.

Stay tuned! More to be announced in the next days.

In the mean time, you can enquire for a stay by clicking here.

Yours Sincerely,

Château Bouffémont Team

A Romantic French Château for your Wedding

Photography: Katie Mitchell Photography
Coordinator: Vanessa Et Caroline
Cinematography: Erwan Cloarec Visuals
Venue: Château Bouffémont
Stationery: Dancourt
Flowers: Michaël Leal
Cake: Carette
Hair: Coiffure Nirvana
Makeup: Toni Lazzaro
Dress designer: Fabienne Alagama
Props/furniture rentals: Bernardaud, Zara Home, Verreries Des Lumieres, Cote Noire & Christofle
Jewelry: Messika Joaillarie

MASTERCLASS LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT

La Maison du Chocolat

 

Château Bouffémont invites you to share a friendly and a delicious moment with La Maison du Chocolat. Partner of the Château, one of the most prestigious French Chocolate Makers with an international fame will be sharing its knowledge with our guests.

 

Alongside a Master Chocolate Artisan, discover all the secrets of making a high quality chocolate and also the great classics of French pastry. “Creator of legendary chocolates” La Maison Du Chocolat selects the finest cocoa to give birth to its highly pleasing Praliné and delicate Ganache. Excellent in making traditional desserts, they also offer surprising creations.

During this Master Class at Château Bouffémont, you will be guided step by step to elaborate a recipe of your choice. Fun and an interactive time that will delight both the young and the elder.

 

 

Few of the demonstrations proposed by the Maison du Chocolat:

Chocolate Pie

Truffles

Mendiants

Plate dressing like a Grand Chef

Demonstration of hot chocolate

Financiers and marshmallow.

 

Each guest will leave with their own creation at the end of the session and the recipe notes card.

MORE DETAILS ON :

http://www.chateaubouffemont.com/downloads/MasterClassLMDC_en.pdf

La Maison du Chocolat ©Caroline Faccioli