Organizing an event

at labarthe, each event is priced based on the type of event, its duration and the number of guests expected – please get in touch for more information!

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Reception room

Capacity :

Dinner guests: 130 pax
Buffet dinner guests: 110 pax
Cocktail reception: 170 pax
Concert or conference: 150 pax
The terrace and grounds can host larger numbers in an open-air setting
Are you planning to hire a tent or marquee?
The reception room meets French “ERP” standards (for spaces hosting members of the public) up to a capacity of 170, including fire extinguishers, alarms and safety lighting, multiple floor-level electrical outlets, and Wi-Fi.

Amenities included

Catering room:
5 stainless steel tables, deep sink, holding cabinet, bottle fridge. Electrical connections: outlets including 32A single-phase and 20A three-phase
Toilet cabin: 2 toilets

Parking spaces:
100 spaces in the walnut grove at the entrance to the property, along with a smaller 15-space car park close to the reception room – Catering trucks can park and plug in here (380 V outlet)


Wine and Catering

Guests are free to select their own caterer. If desired, we can suggest a number of caterers who have worked at the venue before.

Labarthe is also in the wine business: as producers and merchants, we can offer you an exclusive selection of wines at optimum rates on site. (champagnes and spirits not included)
Any wine you order will be stored in the reception room’s wine fridges.
Corkage fees apply to any wines you bring in.

Accommodation on site and nearby

Labarthe can host up to 20 guests in its 5 guest suits and 3 standalone cottages.
These prestige accommodation suites are managed by the Maison d’Hôtes (guesthouse), independently of the reception room rental. Terms and conditions can be found online on this website. Named bookings – bank card details held as a deposit, along with an address for the registry.

The house can host up to 12 people. Minimum booking: 1 night.
The cottages may be reserved for stays of at least 3 nights.

Other accommodation within a 7km radius:
LE MAS AZEMAR, B&B in Mercuès
LE CHÂTEAU DE MERCUES, Hotel Inn and Château
LE VINOIS, Hotel in Caillac (4 km)
IBIS and IBIS BUDGET, Cahors (7 km)
BEST WESTERN, Pont Valentré, Cahors

A few B&Bs are available within walking distance in the village of Espère.


** our rates are based on the number of guests and type of event in question.
* The prices listed do not include accommodation, or use of the pool space.


For Saturday events, 3-day hire from Friday afternoon until noon on Monday:

Day before: arrivals/set-up

Day of: ceremony – cocktail reception – dinner – evening reception…

Day after: brunch … end of festivities at 4pm

Second day after: handover of reception room

  • €4,200 up to 80 pax including furnishings
  • €4,500 up to 130 pax including furnishings


Same-day set up and takedown, rental from 9am / 7pm

  • rates ** starting at €800/2,500


 Set up in the morning and takedown on the day, rental times 2pm/11pm

  • rates **starting at €1,000/2,500

2024 schedule:

At present,  2 few dates remain available in May, June and September – please contact us for more details.


Outside the reception hall, there can be no amplification after 9.30pm. Inside (with the doors closed), the DJ must respect the legal max limit of 3db after 2am.

Yes, the swimming pool is equipped with an electrically operated cover in compliance with French standards. For aesthetic purposes, the swimming pool can be left uncovered during the cocktail reception, on condition that the organisers sign a liability waiver. In all cases the pool will be covered from 9pm onwards, and swimming is not permitted at any time during the reception. The use of this space is not included in the standard rental fee.

The pool gardens are not included in the standard rental fee, but you may request a quote for the use of this space (you will need to sign a liability waiver).

Yes, equipment deliveries and table set-up/decoration can begin on Thursday afternoon.

Yes. It is up to the event organisers to manage arrivals and departures, and to screen guests.

Yes, provided it is handled by a professional caterer. Braziers, fireworks, lanterns and candles are not permitted.

There is no dedicated area for children. We recommend setting up a small tent with mats, cushions, toys and – most importantly – babysitters! Please note: The venue’s guest rooms are not accessible to event attendees, except those who have booked their stay there.

Yes, a tent with space for up to 100 people can be set up in the grounds, between the trees in front of the reception hall.

Yes, provided there is no excessive use of electricity from outlets or water in the toilets, or in the catering room

No, the reception hall does not have heating or air conditioning. Space heaters may be set up as an optional extra.

Yes, but a corkage fee applies (to wines only).

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I would like to organize a reception at Domaine de Labarthe