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Wedding Venues in the PO

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Does anyone know any vineyards, chateau, farmhouse etc that are used for wedding venues.
With accomodation would be ideal
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Should have gone to the wedding planning weekend last weekend in Perpignan it was advertised on here. Below is the website of a wedding planner which may or may not be of assistance.




www.coup2coeur-organisation-mariage.com
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Its for my friend who has just asked me to find somewhere for her
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Chateaux valmy argeles?
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Les Pratx in Ginestas

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I don't know where your friends live and how far your friend would like to travel. there is http://www.lespratx.com in Ginestas not far from Narbonne. It's run by an English couple who is specialising in events such as marriages etc. We have been last year to their New Years eve party and liked the reception, the venue and the general atmosphere. Will go again this year. They have got rooms as well.
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Thanks. Its looks ideal.
We are going to see it on Monday
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good luck!

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Always happy to help 8)
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http://www.tourisme-pyreneesorientales. ... r-del-camp

We went to a wedding there last year ..it was wonderful...there is a chapel also you can use ...not religiuos..our friends who were getting married had an idependat celebrant to officiate
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AbbyDay wrote:I wanted to tell you about the website that helped me http://www.weddingforward.com/best-hone ... tinations/ . Create something new or just made the right choice it isn’t so easy, right? I think so. The site will help you to make the right thing with everything connected with a wedding. Look at the honeymoon pages! Lovely isn’t it!?
It's entirely easy. Your commune has a mairie. You go do down there and do the paperwork. The maire (or one of their adjoints in the bigger places) marries you. Job done, and an entirely serious and dignified job. And about €20,000 euros off your net debt, compared to the Full Monty, which can't be a bad start to married life in the times we live in. No other mumbo-jumbo you choose to go into (with "celebrants ") and no other vows you choose to embrace, will make you more or less married, or bound by more or less rights or obligations, than you were in the mairie (or whatever you did, to do it legally, in your home country).

It what's the famous sociologist Thorsten Veblen first described, many decades ago, as "conspicuous consumption". The difference in his day was that the people doing it could actually afford it, out of the loose change in their trouser turn-ups.
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Perhaps I wasn't sufficiently explicit. There is only one sort of wedding venue in France - in the literal sense of somewhere you get married - and that's your local mairie. In extreme cases - one of the prospective spouses is immobile, or close to death - the maire can do "house calls", but I hope that will not often be relevant for us. All the rest is just expensive pantomime.
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What Sir Humphrey is trying to say is that in France, unlike UK, you cannot get married in a church or a licensed venue such as a hotel. You can only get married at the Marie by the mayor or a deputy mayor.
You can of course, as in UK or any where else, have a blessing and a party any place which you choose.
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neil mitchell wrote:What Sir Humphrey is trying to say is that in France, unlike UK, you cannot get married in a church or a licensed venue such as a hotel. You can only get married at the Marie by the mayor or a deputy mayor.
You can of course, as in UK or any where else, have a blessing and a party any place which you choose.
Which is to say that you can have a party with a "blessing"(whatever the hell that is meant to be); or a party without a blessing; or no party at all. I'm all for getting the bar open sooner rather than later.
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There are loads of places for wedding venues. Big question is what area and what price range. Valmy will set you back a good 5000 euros just to have the room, then you have to pay for the traiteur etc. There are a couple of places in Montescot but not sure if they have accomadation. There is one in Canet with gites included.
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neil mitchell wrote:What Sir Humphrey is trying to say is that in France, unlike UK, you cannot get married in a church or a licensed venue such as a hotel. You can only get married at the Marie by the mayor or a deputy mayor.
You can of course, as in UK or any where else, have a blessing and a party any place which you choose.
I cannot be offended when you compare me to such a distinguished public servant. But I flatter myself that I actually did say what you ascribe to me, not just try to. My own feeling is that French weddings are very agreeable (as well as actually marrying you): I bet that celebrants don't get to wear a red-white-and-blue sash, or have Marianne looking over their shoulder.
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No offence meant. I suspect that seminal tv series is more of a documentary than a sitcom and oh how it resonates 30 years on. I have nothing but respect for Sir Humphrey and his contempt for politicians.
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And, by the way, you can catch up with it all again on Netflix, best £5.99 I ever spent!
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neil mitchell wrote:No offence meant. I suspect that seminal tv series is more of a documentary than a sitcom and oh how it resonates 30 years on. I have nothing but respect for Sir Humphrey and his contempt for politicians.
And how! Or "et comment!" as my old dad would have said. He spent the last years of the war teaching FFE troops how to fire artillery pieces, and his spare time translating English slang into schoolboy French.

There will be a (very) small prize for the best current translation of "strike me pink".
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Without resorting to my google translate I go for "frappe mon saumon"
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neil mitchell wrote:Without resorting to my google translate I go for "frappe mon saumon"
His version was "frappez-moi rose". It's a bit literal, and makes not much sense, but nor does the English.
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Is this some secret code between you two. I haven't the first idea of what you are talking about.
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Allan wrote:Is this some secret code between you two. I haven't the first idea of what you are talking about.
If you go up the page a bit, you'll see that I indulged myself with some idle reminiscence about my late father, who ended the war in a training mission with the Forces Françaises de l'Extérieur. As I said, he amused himself by turning (then-current) English slang into French. He found "strike me pink" the hardest to do in a satisfactory way. I was fond of him, and inherited his liking for the French. And a tiny command of French army slang: I think of doctors as "toubibs" in his honour. Absolutely nothing to do with wedding venues. Though "strike me pink" was pretty much my own reaction to my first brush with a "celebrant".
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martyn94 wrote:
Allan wrote:Is this some secret code between you two. I haven't the first idea of what you are talking about.
If you go up the page a bit, you'll see that I indulged myself with some idle reminiscence about my late father, who ended the war in a training mission with the Forces Françaises de l'Extérieur. As I said, he amused himself by turning (then-current) English slang into French. He found "strike me pink" the hardest to do in a satisfactory way. I was fond of him, and inherited his liking for the French. And a tiny command of French army slang: I think of doctors as "toubibs" in his honour. Absolutely nothing to do with wedding venues. Though "strike me pink" was pretty much my own reaction to my first brush with a "celebrant".
And Sir Humphrey?
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Allan wrote:
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Allan wrote:Is this some secret code between you two. I haven't the first idea of what you are talking about.
If you go up the page a bit, you'll see that I indulged myself with some idle reminiscence about my late father, who ended the war in a training mission with the Forces Françaises de l'Extérieur. As I said, he amused himself by turning (then-current) English slang into French. He found "strike me pink" the hardest to do in a satisfactory way. I was fond of him, and inherited his liking for the French. And a tiny command of French army slang: I think of doctors as "toubibs" in his honour. Absolutely nothing to do with wedding venues. Though "strike me pink" was pretty much my own reaction to my first brush with a "celebrant".
And Sir Humphrey?
You're surely not young enough to have no idea at all about the BBC series "Yes, Minister"? If you really don't I'm sure you can find it on Youface, or NetPrime.

He's trying to say that I was a fussy, conniving, pedantic civil servant in my former life. All true, but never so grand as Sir Humphrey.
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martyn94 wrote:
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martyn94 wrote: If you go up the page a bit, you'll see that I indulged myself with some idle reminiscence about my late father, who ended the war in a training mission with the Forces Françaises de l'Extérieur. As I said, he amused himself by turning (then-current) English slang into French. He found "strike me pink" the hardest to do in a satisfactory way. I was fond of him, and inherited his liking for the French. And a tiny command of French army slang: I think of doctors as "toubibs" in his honour. Absolutely nothing to do with wedding venues. Though "strike me pink" was pretty much my own reaction to my first brush with a "celebrant".
And Sir Humphrey?
You're surely not young enough to have no idea at all about the BBC series "Yes, Minister"? If you really don't I'm sure you can find it on Youface, or NetPrime.

He's trying to say that I was a fussy, conniving, pedantic civil servant in my former life. All true, but never so grand as Sir Humphrey.
I had forgotten to say "pompous, and self-satisfied".
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Webdoc wrote:Image
Is this meant to play? If you go to YouTube and plug in "Sir Humphrey", there are plenty that do.
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Well, I can't say that I recognise the character description 😊😊

I've never watched the program, to be honest I find pretty well all TV comedy to be puerile at best.

My sense of humour is clearly out of step with the writers.
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