Wedding Packages

Luxury Chateau Weddings

Chateau Wedding Packages

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

Looking for a luxury, all-inclusive destination wedding in France? Chateau Challain offers tailored wedding packages for couples of all sizes, including packages for 30, 50, 70, and 100 guests. Our attentive staff takes great pride in crafting unforgettable weddings in the enchanting environment of Chateau Challain.

Each wedding at Chateau Challain is a unique event that we tailor to the specific desires of our couples. Our exclusive use of 23 stunningly decorated suites and 72 acres of beautiful gardens, forest, and lake, makes your wedding day even more special. 

Our full-service wedding packages include everything from the wedding cake, flowers, food, drinks, music, entertainment, accommodation, ceremony, and more. We can also provide extra services to make your day even more unforgettable, such as firework shows, skeet shooting, cigar rollers, live music, and more. Our maximum inside dining capacity is 120, ensuring that your guests will have an unforgettable dining experience.

Dreaming of a truly unique wedding in France? We can make it happen at Chateau Challain. Contact us today to start planning your dream wedding.

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

Looking for a unique and luxurious wedding venue in France? Look no further than Chateau Challain. We offer three wedding packages – Intimate Affairs, Gold, and Platinum – each of which can be tailored to your individual desires. And when it comes to extras, we’ve got you covered. From fireworks shows to skeet shooting, live music in many flavors, and more, we can help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more.
Luxury French Chateau Elopement packages

Bespoke Chateau Wedding Packages

Each of our Intimate Affairs, Gold, Platinum and Intimate Affairs wedding packages can be tailored to your individual desires.

The Intimate Affairs Package

(October 15th to April 15th)

• Accommodations for Bride & Groom in the Chateau
• Up to 22 persons (additional rooms available)
• Reception & accommodation in the Coach House for your guests
• 2 Nights accommodations
• Meals served in Coach House reception room and bar
• Gastronomic Chef & House Wine
• Chateau liaison included

The Gold Package

• Private Rental of the Chateau Property
• Exclusivity to the Chateau
• 2 Nights accommodations*
• 30 guests or up to 70 guests
• Any choice of suits

Arrival Day
• Rehearsal dinner, inside or outside
• Unlimited house wine & beer for 3 hours

Wedding Day
• Day of chateau liaison
• Wedding day brunch for the chateau guests
• Gold photography
• Harpist for ceremony for 3 hours
• DI for 4 hours
• Food & Beverage (5PM – 1AM )**
• Canapés, Starter, Main, Cheese Buffet & French Wedding Cake
• Florals (Bride bouquet, bouttoniere, 1 center piece per 10 persons)
• Day of Wedding Planner
• Taxes and service fees included
• Any upgrades of your choice available


The Platinum Package

Everything in the Gold Package. Additionals being:

• Videographer to capture the day’s event with a short montage and film included
• Horse & Carriage for the Brides arrival & the couple’s departure as well as to entertain guests during cocktail hour
• Liquor on the bar to keep the party going*
• A memorable Fireworks display

Any upgrades of your choice available

We know your wedding day should be perfect, so sit back and relax, let us take care of everything for you. Your wedding package can be tailored however you like.

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
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.
Catering & 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
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
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.
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.

Beyond your Dreams

Bring your wedding to another level. 

Luxury upgrades to your special day:

Florals Upgrade
Fire Show
Outside Dining
Helicopter and More!

Your personal wedding planner: Cynthia

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.

Kimberly & Charles

March 2023

The entire Chateau Challain went above and beyond to ensure that our special day was more magical than we could have ever imagined. Hats off to Cynthia and her dedicated team to making our dream wedding such a memorable experience.

Shahid & Dez

November 2022

An absolutely stunning location. We enjoyed the weekend wedding. We were well looked after. Food was excellent. The grounds are beautiful, and the rooms were nothing short of royalty.

Ruby & Kevin

July 2023

The most beautiful venue you can ever dream of staff is unmatched. We just had our wedding here and we already want to have an anniversary party here. Truly the most magical place.

Katy & Robert

April 2023

Had a great wedding experience here with Brett leading the way! All of the staff were very friendly and the food is excellent! Location is beautiful! Our photos looked like they were straight out of a fairytale!

Are you still in doubt? Answering popular questions:

Why Choose Chateau Challain for your Wedding?

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 a wedding at Chateau Challain cost?
With so much on offer, you might think that a wedding at Chateau Challain will be beyond your budget. Well, our weddings range in price, as you would expect, but are probably more affordable thank you think. Many factors can determine the cost of a wedding, for example if you choose an all inclusive chateau wedding package with exclusive use of the chateau the cost will reflect that. The four things that will have the biggest impact on the price of your wedding at Chateau Challain are the time of year, the number of wedding guests, the number of suites you hire and the choice of food and drinks for your wedding reception. A one-night, mid-week, low-season wedding at the chateau with around 50 guests having a cash bar and three course meal can easily be accomplished for what most people would consider to be the “average” price of wedding. Add wedding planning and design, wedding photography, videography, additional nights accommodation, horse and carriage, make-up, entertainment and all the trappings of a lavish wedding and of course the costs will add-up. But if your heart is set on a French chateau wedding it can be accomplished within a reasonable budget range.
Can my wedding 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.

Travelling to Chateau Challain is easy. We can help you.
Chateau Challain is in the idyllic rural setting of the Loire Valley. Famous for it’s rolling landscapes, traditional vineyards and clement weather. Despite it’s location in the deep countryside, Chateau Challain is remarkably well connected with an international airport just 45 minutes drive away in Nantes. We can transport you and all your wedding guests, and even help you book flights and rental cars if you desire. Many of our brides and grooms choose to hold their wedding at the chateau, then spend a day or two afterwards in Paris, or exploring the nearby attractions in the Loire. And with so much to see and do in France, who could blame them? It really is one of the most beautiful, romantic places in the world. Absolutely perfect for weddings! So if you’re looking for a chateau in France for your wedding, look no further. We really are proud of what we’ve built over the years and we invite you to host your special day in the fairytale castle that is Chateau Challain. French chateau weddings are our speciality, and we welcome you with open arms.

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