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My Wedding / Holiday in France and Brexit

Should you be worried how it affects you?

For you there are only two issues – let’s look at them separately:

Firstly, if we leave the European Union we will no longer have free movement of people through other EU countries. However, this won’t affect you. You’re a holiday maker, you show your passport at border control the same as you do now, there’s no reason why those passport inspections should take any longer. It will be like visiting any other country outside the European Union.

All countries welcome foreign tourists – they are a great revenue stream and France is the most popular tourist destination in the world!

The second issue is the value of the Pound against the Euro. The value of currencies is all about confidence. Confidence is poor at the moment because there are so many unknowns. If the UK leaves with an acceptable deal, the Pound should rise. If we leave without a deal the Pound will surely fall. So a weak Pound buys less Euros which will make your wedding or group holiday in France more expensive.

But if you have booked your destination wedding or group holiday in France with Domaine de Grolhier, there’s nothing to worry about. For our British customers our prices are in Pounds Sterling. Let us worry about currency fluctuations, you the customer need to know what your wedding or holiday in France is going to cost.

The best wedding I’ve ever been to!!

Couple on terrace

You want to hold your destination wedding in France, but what are your objectives?

Well, of course to create a special day, something the two of you will remember for the rest of your lives – that probably goes without saying.
But what about your guests? Without them it’s not going to happen. You’re asking them to commit few days or a long weekend to you. And they will because they are your friends and family.
It’s not just a matter of buying a gift, having your suit cleaned and getting to the church/venue on time. We’re asking them to buy a plane ticket and take time off work, it’s a leap of faith.
This faith needs reward, at Domaine de Grolhier we pride ourselves in taking care of people. A relaxed and comfortable environment, good food and drink, fun and entertainment for all age groups – a 3 day party atmosphere. So when you guests tell you “That’s the best wedding I’ve ever been to” , well everyone says that, but if they keep repeating it, well maybe it’s true!

Choosing your dream wedding venue in France

confetti basket

So you are thinking about a destination wedding abroad?
Where do you look?
Well, the internet seems a good place to start.
Firstly, where do you want to go?
Far enough south for a reasonable chance of good weather, but not too far that makes it expensive and time consuming to get there? South of France, for example?
Good food, good wine, good weather, good transport connections. About 1 hour flying time from Britain – what’s not to like!

OK, what do we need? A wedding planner and a venue. But which comes first? If you choose a wedding planner first, they will probably have a number of different venues to offer you. But at what point will you know what it is going to cost?
What if you look at venues first. They might have a wedding planner that they regularly use.

Or why not choose a wedding venue where the owners are also the wedding planners? Because everything is under one roof, it’s more efficient. Efficiency = savings. They know what can be done and how to do it, because they are doing it on a regular basis. They have local suppliers that know the venue. All this reduces the chance of slip ups – you don’t want those on your big day!

So any ideas as to what you would like? What about looking at venues that offer all-inclusive wedding packages. It’s easier than starting with a blank canvas and it should be tweakable so if you want to change or add something, you can.

Make sure the wedding package is truly all inclusive, i.e. all meals and all accommodation for all of your guests is included and everything you are likely to need for your wedding weekend in France.
Welcome to Domaine de Grolhier !