A christening is one of the most important events in a family's history. You want this joyful moment to be a success, unforgettable for everyone, because it is one of the rare occasions that allows you to gather all your family, close friends, all those who really matter to you and with whom you want to share this celebration. If you are looking for a unique venue, an exceptional and friendly place that will be perfect for an unforgettable christening, why not do it in a Relais et Châteaux?
How to organise a baptism?
The choice of venue for the christening is essential to the success of the event. Many criteria will guide your decision.
How to choose a baptism venue?
There are many criteria to take into account when making your choice. What are your expectations for the quality and type of catering (gastronomic or convivial, table service or buffet, what type of menu)? What are your capacity requirements according to the number of guests? What are your preferences for the configuration of the rooms: large single table or small tables), do you need to provide outdoor areas for the cocktail party, for taking photos, for allowing children to play safely? Don't neglect to take into account the ease of access for most guests. Moreover, will those who come from far away have to sleep on site the night before or the day after?
Details for a successful christening
You may also have special requirements that not all venues will be able to provide: a personalised decoration of the reception room, a marquee for an outdoor party, sufficient accommodation capacity, easy access by car, proximity to a train station or airport.
Finally, you will have to choose between calling on several services to be coordinated, or deciding to entrust the entire organisation to a single establishment that will be able to provide all the services: hall, catering, accommodation.
A baptism in a Relais et Châteaux
The Relais & Châteaux network of establishments is a selection of unique places: 250 exclusive establishments around the world, 60 of which are also wine estates. These establishments, in the heart of vineyards, are synonymous with passion, terroir and authenticity. All of them guarantee a high standard of quality for both food and accommodation.
The Relais et Châteaux du Domaine de Berne en Provence is the ideal place to organise your christening.
The Château de Berne: a Relais et Château ideal for a christening
Château de Berne is a 1000 hectare wine estate in the heart of Provence. Since February 2021, the 175 hectares of vineyards of the estate are certified organic. The Château de Berne has all the facilities for a top-of-the-range christening: magnificent reception rooms, outdoor areas with vines, garden, olive trees, vegetable garden, 3 restaurants, one of which is Michelin-starred and one gastronomic, and a 5-star hotel. In addition, our estate has its own chapel if you wish to organise a private ceremony.
The Bacchus room, with a surface area of almost 250 m2, can accommodate up to 150 people. With its arches, vaults and elegant curtains, it offers a panoramic view of the estate's cellars.
The Jasmine Garden: With its superb glass roof, this 280 m2 space can accommodate around 220 guests. It is the ideal setting for your vin d'honneur, dinner or brunch the following day.
The green theatre: We propose to organise your christening reception outside. A place of fantasy, you have a large rounded stage of about 120 m2 in the middle of a lake. With stone seats, this atypical place is perfect for an original and warm baptism.
The Château de Berne estate offers 3 types of catering for your christening: a Michelin-starred restaurant, a gastronomic restaurant and a bistro, Bib gourmand of the Michelin guide. These 3 establishments will take to heart to magnify local products, those from the estate's vegetable garden to create your baptism menu with all the flavours and colours of Provençal cuisine.
Your guests will have the possibility to sleep on site, for those who come from far away or who simply want to extend their stay. Our 5-star hotel has 34 rooms and suites, combining authenticity and contemporary spirit, in a "country chic" spirit.
For the more demanding, you can opt for privatized villas for 6 to 12 people, or the complete privatization of the castleThis is a luxurious 18th century residence of 300 m2 for 20 people, with 7 bedrooms.
The ideal setting for your christening
If you are planning a beautiful christening reception, opt for an original, warm, cosy and unique venue such as the Relais et Châteaux du Château de Berne. You can take advantage of a beautiful sunny day for an outdoor reception, in the middle of breathtaking landscapes, perfect for taking photos.
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