Located in the heart of Gordes, La Bastide de Gordes has the most incredible panoramic views of the Provence valleys and Luberon. Just 45 min from Marseille Airport, this 12th-century majestic chateau is nestled in one of the most beautiful villages of France. This fairly tale setting is more than just a quiant town, but a hilltop village made famous by artists such as Marc Chagall and Victor Vaserely, who called the town home during the summer months. Today, it is bustling with art galleries and of course, couples seeking a spectacular destination wedding in Provence.
Today, the chateau is a hotel surrounded by lavender fields and filled with decor encompassing over 2,000 paintings and antiques. Stepping inside feels like a portal to another world – one that seamlessly blends history and the elegance required at a wedding, as one. Its ultra-posh accommodations are exquisitely designed with charm and elegance at every turn; a mix of old and new blends perfectly for guests traveling from around the world. For the couple and their immediate family, one very private option for accommodations is to stay at the Maison de Constance villa (sleeps 10) – a villa within the hotel that offers beauty, space, and seclusion.
If excellent gastronomy is important at your destination wedding in Provence, La Bastide de Gordes takes the cake! Jean-François Piège, the two Michelin-starred chef of Bastide de Gordes overseas the program during the summer months and Pierre Gagnaire delights guests the rest of the year. Even the most discerning palettes will consider this wedding meal Mediterranean gastronomy at its best!
Since the property is a 5-star hotel, the amenities run deep. There’s a Spa Sisley, a kid’s club, and the wedding rain plan is an easy option. They have a lovely indoor area that holds 130 guests with large sliding doors that open up onto a garden that can be used for events as well. Rain or shine, all the options are grand and gorgeous!
Weather permitting, and it likely will be, the terrace area situated under old olive trees is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails and the large grass area is lovely for a seated meal al fresco for up to 130 guests. For old-world elegance and new-world offerings, this hotel has it all!
Must Know Before You Book: Private events are allowed with the reservation of 8 to 10 rooms only. However, if your group would like to celebrate with loud music after 11:30pm, a full buyout or privitization is recommended.
Alejandra Poupel Insider Tip: I love designing an event to its space and in this location, we suggest one very long table for your dinner guests since the event space is equally long and rectangular in shape. The end result is incredibly impactful and an unforgettable and unqiue destination wedding in Provence!
Accommodations: 36 rooms and 6 suites for your guests