Elope to a Romantic French Chateau
Chateau Elopment Packages
We offer three main elopement packages
An elopement is an act of love between two people, a sacred bond, a pact for lovers. If your world is only big enough for one another, then come to Chateau Challain and declare that love in our timeless setting.
We offer the most imitate of affairs, with packages to suit all your needs.
Chateau Challain’s Neo-Gothic splendour, quiet rural location and period styling are designed for romance. Book one of our all-inclusive elopement packages and you’ll be treated like royalty.
Chateau Elopement Packages
The Fairytale Elopement upgrade includes:
• Breakfast in bed
• Arrival champagne & chocolate awaiting
• Harpist included
• Unicorn inlcluded
• Fireworks display included
The Royale Elopement upgrade includes:
• 1st Night dinner at Michelin star restaurant Auberge de la diligence with transportation included
• Horse & Carriage
• Fireworks display
• Videographer with edited short filmYou’ll have the romantic getaway of a lifetime.
Elopement Boutique Options
Midnight in Paris
Horse & Carriage
Castle & Vineyard
The Champagne Surprise
Gourmet French Experience
Off With a Bang
Are you still in doubt? Answering popular questions:
Why Choose Chateau Challain for your elopement?
No other chateau in France has the elegance, jaw-dropping beauty or fairytale architectural design than Chateau Challain. It really does feel like being in a princesses castle.
With its’ towering spires, marble spiral staircases, echoing hallways, ornate wood panelling, period furniture, objets d’art, manicured lawns, mature woods, sparkling lakes, turreted gatehouse and it’s setting in a picturesque French village, you really won’t find a more "French" chateau. All our suites have been lovingly restored to the highest standard. Each bedroom has it’s own unique character, absolutely brimming with high quality period furniture and fittings, gloriously comfortable four-poster beds, modernised bathroom facilities, wifi and everything else you’d expect in a high-class wedding establishment.
At Chateau Challain we pride ourselves on our ability to cater to the wide variety of requests we receive from brides and grooms. A traditional French chateau wedding isn’t complete without the best cuisine and wine, and with our large roster of chefs boasting menus ranging from delicately prepared French specialities to hearty BBQs you won’t be disappointed.
But the choices don’t stop there, we can offer any menu your hearts (or stomachs) desire. With a large gothic cathedral directly outside our gates, a small chapel within the chateau itself, our purpose built wedding gazebo, our fairytale turreted Memorial Tower, woodlands, bridges and gardens, there’s a huge choice of locations for your ceremony. But the options don’t stop there, for your reception dinner you could choose an all inclusive chateau wedding package with exclusive use of the chateau, and for your wedding reception seat 70 people in our grand dining room, another 50 in the adjoining dining room. Or if you prefer to be outside, we can lay carpet on our rear courtyard, decorated with flowers, fairy lights, candelabras and whatever else you can imagine and seat 120 people comfortably, or for even larger parties specialist marquees can hold well over 250 seated guests.
What does Chateau Challain have that other Chateaux don’t?
Chateau Challain has one thing that other chateaus in France don’t, Cynthia Nicholson. Cynthia is the owner and principal wedding planner at Chateau Challain and she has planned, organised, designed, and hosted hundreds of weddings over the years, not just at Chateau Challain but at locations all over the world. What this means for you is simple, Cynthia has the experience and knowledge needed to make your chateau wedding dreams come true. With her extensive knowledge of how to make the most complex of days easy for you, and her long list of local and international wedding vendors at hand, she can provide anything you want. Horse and carriage, you’ve got it. Floral decorations to make your heart sing, check. Advice on the logistics of getting all your guests to the chateau and accommodated, no problem. Unicorns, fireworks, themed parties, musicians, and a party to remember, it’s all in a day’s work for Cynthia.
Cynthia will guide and support you from the moment you choose to hold your special day at her French chateau, during your planning and budgeting, when you arrive at the airport, as you drive through our gatehouse, as your tour the chateau, throughout the rehearsal dinner, at your wedding breakfast, and from ceremony to reception and beyond. Cynthia is without doubt, 100% committed to ensuring your wedding at Chateau Challain will be the most memorable it can be
How much does an elopement at Chateau Challain cost?
Can my guests stay at Chateau Challain?
Chateau Challain is a large castle with 20 period-design suites within the main chateau building, and more modernised, yet elegantly decorated suites and bedrooms in the Coach House and Gate House. This means we can accommodate around 50 guests for your wedding. Book an all inclusive chateau wedding package and you’ll have exclusive use of the chateau and can take full advantage of all the wedding services on offer, and that includes accommodation at the chateau for your guests. We also have close ties with lots of local hotels, B&Bs and establishments and can arrange accommodation for all your guests if you chose to have a larger party. The benefit of hosting your wedding at Chateau Challain is that your guests will be treated to the same luxuries as you. And with all your guests staying under the same roof, a wedding at Chateau Challain means you can celebrate and party with your closest friends and family for the entire duration of your stay. You’ll be giving your guests THE most memorable wedding party and exiting adventure, they’ll be eternally grateful of your choice to hold your wedding at the chateau.