After all the excitement of the engagement, it’s time for the happy couple to start planning the wedding. Naturally they are hoping it will be an exceptional day that no one will ever forget. Ceremony, table plan, flowers, music and wedding cake; all the elements are equally vital and have to be carefully chosen for the big day!
When looking for reception venues, the Charleroi Metropolitan Area is full of hidden gems that showcase the architectural heritage of our beautiful region and also wow your guests. Here are just some of them:
Domaine St Roch, Couvin
Located in the heart of Couvin (just a stone’s throw from the French border), this 40-hectare estate is all about returning to our roots and, instantly upon arrival, guests are invited to switch off. Hidden among trees and forests, this unique domain has 47 rooms divided into three ecological gîtes; enough to accommodate your guests while respecting nature and the environment! In addition to the gîtes, the estate has several function rooms that can accommodate up to 200 people: between the Salle des Carrosses and the Petit Théâtre, the difficult part will be choosing. The sprawling estate means you are guaranteed unparalleled privacy, allowing you to party undisturbed into the night! The Domain St Roch is first and foremost a human adventure, an ode to community and living together; working for the ecological transition or personal development, the people who embody the project are eager for change, and you can feel it.
Old Soleilmont Abbey, Fleurus
Buried deep in the heart of nature, just a few steps from the city of Charleroi, the Old Soleilmont Abbey is a true haven of peace: accessible by car (close to the E42 and the R3), this historic estate spanning 4 hectares is an integral part of the exceptional site of Soleilmont, one of the region’s must-sees. As far as facilities are concerned, the estate benefits from a modular setting that means it can be easily adapted to meet your guests’ needs: there are several rooms available and ad hoc features can be arranged such as the setting up of a large marquee. A magnificent setting, straddling history and nature, which is sure to delight young and old alike…
Dixième Farm, Momignies
Située dans le village de Momignies – non loin de Chimay –, La Ferme du Dixième vous propose deux salles aussi charmantes l’une que l’autre : la Grange et le Fenil. Libres de traiteur, chaque salle permet l’organisation d’événements uniques, qui raviront vos convives. Meublée et décorée avec soin, la ferme bénéficie d’un gîte typique pouvant accueillir jusqu’à 40 personnes. Profitez-en !
The Carrosserie, Thuin
Located on the site of the Aulne Abbey, a stone’s throw from the forest and the Sambre river, the Carrosserie is surrounded by gardens. The idyllic setting contributes to its charm, but it doesn’t end there: to respect the intimacy of every event, the estate is committed to holding only one wedding reception per day. As far as accommodation goes, you will not be disappointed: either for your wedding night or to accommodate your guests, the Auberge de l’Abbaye hotel offers six double rooms located only a few hundred metres from the venue. The icing on the (wedding) cake is that a delicious breakfast is included in the price of each room.
La Ferme de la Pitance, Gosselies
At La Ferme de la Pitance, you can choose between two superb function rooms: the Grange and the Closerie. The Grange offers a warm décor, adorned with a large open fire, and can accommodate 350 people for a sit-down meal, overlooking an extensive and beautiful garden. Smaller but also cosier, the Closerie can accommodate up to 130 people in a mix of ancient and contemporary decor. Bespoke catering service and room hire are also part of the package!
Les salles “Les Cayats”, sur le site de Monceau-Fontaine
Monceau-Fontaine est surtout connu pour accueillir en son sein des entreprises d’économie sociale, qui désirent développer leurs projets dans une dynamique partenariale au profit d’une société plus juste et plus solidaire.
Ce que l’on sait moins, c’est que les lieux proposent aussi à la location des espaces pour les fêtes privées et mariages. Trois espaces modulables, libres de traiteur et de brasseur, permettent de nombreuses combinaisons pour organiser des réceptions mémorables… Alliant l’ancien et le moderne, elles offrent tout le confort nécessaire, dont un grand parking pour vos convives.
Le Centre de Délassement, Marcinelle
A stone’s throw from Charleroi city centre and in the heart of an enchanting wooded estate, you are sure to fall head over heels for the setting of this venue! Its many available rooms mean that you are sure to find the right combination to meet your needs on the big day. Round rooms, sliding roofs… this building dating back to 1958 is an architectural feat that perfectly blends into its natural environment. An unforgettable place for an unforgettable day…
The Charleroi Metropolitan Area is full of hidden gems when it comes to reception venues. This list is obviously not exhaustive. Let us know about your discoveries in our beautiful region!