More and more people are now celebrating their weddings in France, with the draw of more reliable sun and less extortionately priced venues, food and drink. For anyone thinking about buying a French property from which to earn an income then a property that can be used as a wedding venue and also be used as a chambres d’hôtes business provides the opportunity to increase your income substantially. So, if you are thinking about buying a French property as a business venture then do consider looking at French property for sale which could have a double use.
Having a property wedding venue which offers a good wedding venue means you can attract local business as well as foreigners, particularly people from the U.K. The huge choice of cheap flights from all over the U.K. to many of the airports in France is certainly something that attracts couples to plan their celebrations in France.
For foreigners wanting to marry in France there are several options:-
- A civil service in the U.K. followed by by a service/celebration in France. An English speaking celebrant will cost around 600 euro.
- A civil service in the U.K. followed by a church service. Most churches will allow you to use your own priest or there are several ex.pat priests living in France who can officiate. If couples choose this option they must prove to the church authorities that they have had a civil service before the church wedding.
- A civil service in France followed by a church service in France. If this is the,choice at least one of the partners must live in France for a minimum of 40 days before the marriage.
Ideal French properties in which to say “Oui”
This delightful French property is so photogenic that anyone planning a small wedding in France would be very tempted by its charm. Priced at only €695,000 this property has so many possibilities and as a currently registered business it would be possible to obtain a professional mortgage from a bank such as BNP Paribas.
This property wedding venue, situated in Herault in Languedoc Roussillon is an amazing buy and currently has all 5* reviews on all the major accommodation websites and also arranges weddings. The stunning property is a 300 year old French townhouse with spacious rooms & suites, all furnished in a contemporary style with the charm of the Provence and a touch of Parisian grandeur. There are 7 bedrooms, a large kitchen with all facilities to cater for your guests, dining room and living room, it enjoys a beautiful garden with its swimming pool and terrace. The veranda which is unique and exceptional, is surmounted by a summer kitchen equipped and perfectly adapted to entertain guests outside in all the lovely summer days.
The house is situated in a popular small town known as the Gateway to the Cevennes. It is an ideal location for holidays, being only an hour from the Mediterranean coast but set amidst the beauty of the Cevennes National Park, peacefully away from the crowded coastal strip. Whether guests want to indulge in days at the beach, enjoy breathtaking walks amidst the ancient chestnut trees or visit some of the most lovely market towns and villages in the area, all is possible from this property.
Another really good property from which to run a chambres d’hôtes business combined with a wedding venue is this striking marble and stone property in Pyrénées Orientales, priced at €1,390,000. It certainly is a house which makes its own impressive entrance! This house is full of character and tradition and offers 10 bedrooms, some in the main house and others in a separate house set in the extensive grounds. It also enjoys a really good location being only a 5 minute walk from the lovely town of Prades which is located between the Mediterranean beaches and the mountains forming the border with Spain. In the grounds there are tennis courts and a swimming pool plus views across to the (sometimes) snow capped mountains.