Le 23 juin 2015, 10:03 dans Humeurs • 0
Today we are going behind the doors of one such venue in the South of France, Bastide St Mathieu and to find out more about husband and wife owners Soraya and Bill. read more info
Bill is a former venture capitalist and publisher. In 2007 he was exploring the Pamir Mountains in Afghanistan for his book Halfway House To Heaven: Unravelling the Mystery of the Majestic River Oxus . On the way back he and Soraya agreed to meet in South of France. They stayed at Bastide st Mathieu and liked it so much they decided to buy and develop it. Five years later it is one of he premier wedding locations in the South….a genuine 18th Century Provencal Bastide for country house wedding weekends.
Although the Cote d’Azur is often thought of as a summer retreat, with a full working old stone bread oven and 7 large open Provencal stone fireplaces it is also worth visiting in the winter.
Whether you are planning your wedding or simply love France, have you ever dreamed about owning and running one of the beautiful wedding venues in South of France? As well as the history and tales that are wrapped up in these beautiful venues, I have often found that the owners and managers of these magnificent wedding venues often have a story to tell as well.
The winter charms of Bastide St Mathieu were not lost on Hermes Paris, when they hired the venue to during the depths of winter, for their press event to launch their new perfume lines amongst the roaring fires. Hermes Paris is not the only notable client to utilise St Mathieu’s charms with singer-songwriter SADE using it as the cradle from which to prepare and launch her 2011 world-wide Ultimate collection tour.
If you are reading this and day-dreaming about becoming a wedding venue owner, adding fuel to the expat dreams Bill says: “Ownership of a place like this with a season concentrated into a few months enables one to have many other activities.Luxurious Trumpet Court Train Lace Wedding Dress