Get married at a French chateau

If you're thinking of getting married at a French chateau, look no further than Chateau Challain.

We take great pride in all the weddings at the Chateau, after all, in such a romantic environment what else would you expect? We consider every wedding at the Chateau Challain a special event. Each one is like our brides, truly unique.

At Chateau Challain we offer a full-service wedding packages for 120+ guests, attentive staff and exclusive use of 23 decadently decorated suites, plus 72 acres of gardens, forest, and lake. We'll take care of everything to make sure your wedding day is perfect: wedding cake, flowers, food, drinks, music, entertainment, accommodation, ceremony, connections and whatever else your hearts desire.

If you can dream it, we can make it happen.
Wedding Packages

Chateau Wedding Packages

We'll help you plan the French chateau wedding of your dreams

Chateau Challain offers three Luxury Wedding Packages for your chateau wedding, based on the most requested services from our wedding packages. Our Basic starts at €16,900 plus services and taxes.

Each of our Silver, Gold, and Platinum wedding packages can be tailored to your individual desires. High season is April 15th to October 15th and all holidays.

Over the years, we have fulfilled requests for gymnasts, fire acrobats, caricature artists, water colourists, Disney plays, cover bands, mimes, singing waiters, archery, ice skating, hot air balloon rides and more.

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Chateau Wedding Packages

Chateau wedding packages

Outdoor weddings at Chateau Challain are popular. Masha and Jon chose the Harpist and an elegant ceremony at our altar delicately decorated with a light pink floral design

Wedding Packages

Wedding Services

We offer a variety of enhancements and special services that can make your marriage truly magical.

• Professional wedding planning
• Award winning photography and videography
• In-house floral services
• Make-up artists
• Luxurious bridal suites
• World-class gastronomic cuisine
• Michelin-starred catering
• Classic and contemporary wedding cakes
• Harpist, jazz musicians and DJ
• Pyrotechnics / fireworks
• Guest access to our extensive grounds
• Easy access to nearby vineyards, orchards, and Loire River Valley

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Wedding Services

Don't settle for less

We know that your wedding should be one of the most magical experiences of your life - and that you want everything to be perfect.

Wedding Packages

Accommodation

Chateau Challain will accommodate you and your guests in comfort and elegance.

• Luxurious bridal suite
• 21 suites for 50 guests
• Free wifi
• Free parking
• Breakfast (for over night guests)
• Tea and coffee
• Free drinks for children
• Pets welcome
• Guest access to the grounds
• 90 minutes from Paris by train
• 40 minutes from Nantes airport

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Accommodation

Comfort and elegance

The Madame Rochefaucauld suite sleeps four in two adjoining bedrooms with a private WC, shower, and oversized tub. With a spacious private dining area and view of the south lawn and lake this is a popular room with our guests.

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Photo and Video Galleries

Browse our gallery of photos and videos of the chateau and some of our favourites from recent weddings

We offer the services our our in-house photography team, each with their own unique style and in-depth knowledge of the chateau, it's light and the best angles to capture your wedding day.

With so many beautifully styled rooms within the chateau and it's extensive grounds, we've become a favourite with magazines and fashion photographers.

Explore our gallery and be inspired for your own wedding day.

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Photo and Video Galleries

In the wheat field at the chateau

The photo opportunities in and around the chateau are endless. The 18th century Neo-Gothic chateau and it's manicured gardens are surrounded by wheat and sunflower fields.

Chateau Wedding Services
We know your wedding day should be perfect, so sit back and relax, let us take care of everything for you.
Your wedding ceremony

Your Wedding Ceremony

Chateau Challain has an on-site chapel for 20 wedding guests. The dome gazebo overlooking the lake is a romantic alternative and can host 120+ guests. If you want a church wedding, the local cathedral is directly opposite Chateau Challain.
Your bridal suite

Your Bridal Suite

The chateau has over a dozen suites. Our most popular bridal suites are The Romance Suite, The Toile de Joue and The Tower. These suites are the epitome of luxury with four poster beds, high quality US mattresses, classically designed with ensuite bathrooms.
Food bar cake

Catering and Wedding Cake

Our chefs and bartenders will tantalise your taste buds with four or five course locally sourced wedding dinner, canapés, wine, champagne, beer, spirits and cocktails. Your wedding cake, breakfast for overnight guests and rehearsal dinner is included in all wedding packages.
Decoration and flowers

Decoration and Flowers

We'll collaborate with you to design your perfect floral wedding theme. We cover everything: bridal bouquets, boutineers, table decoration, suites, gazebo and garden. Choose your style and we'll take care of everything else.
Music and Entertainment

Music and Entertainment

The chateau is a perfect location for celebrations and wedding parties. Choose a harpist or pianist for your ceremony, and maybe even a singer or choir. And for the party we can provide cover bands, Jazz bands, quartets or DJ.
Photography and video

Wedding Photography and Video

Chateau Challain is a photographers dream and we'll make sure every moment of your special day is captured by a professional wedding photographer. We also offer video and drone photography. You can see examples of our wedding photography and video in our wedding photo gallery.
We offer everything you need to make your chateau wedding a success. Contact Cynthia for more details on +1 908 489 5005 .
Recent Weddings at Chateau Challain
We host dozens of weddings and elopements at Chateau Challain every year. Browse wedding photos and videos and read reviews of their chateau weddings by brides and grooms.
Absolutely Enchanting

Absolutely Enchanting

"If you are seeking the ultimate storybook venue and wedding, Chateau Challain and Cynthia Nicholson will not disappoint. The castle and grounds are real-life representations of fairytale settings, unmatched anywhere else in the world. The castle itself is a Neo-Gothic masterpiece with many incredible architectural features, and all suites and state rooms are well appointed with high-end antiques and modern amenities."

Grace and Scott, Dec 2016

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The Most Magical Day of Our Lives!

The Most Magical Day

"This property will exceed any expectations you have! It is bigger than the photos, it is beautiful, timeless and truly a fairy tale. Words cannot express the emotions that we felt when we first saw this place. “Surreal” is what we all decided on. We could go on and on about the Chateau, but that would take up too much space. Everything was worth every penny and we wouldn’t change a thing!"

Kristina and Joseph, Jan 2016

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Wedding of your dreams? Have it here.

Wedding of Your Dreams

"Want the wedding of your dreams? Have it here. This venue for a wedding is perfection. Our wedding surpassed all of our highest expectations. Cynthia, the owner, will make all your dreams come true. We had our rehearsal dinner the first night inside and the way Cynthia decorated it was amazing. The dinner was delicious. The next day we had a breakfast buffet that was delicious too."

Christie and Dave, Mar 2017

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