Luxury Chateau Weddings
Chateau Wedding Packages
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
Bespoke Chateau Wedding Packages
The Intimate Affairs Package
• 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
• Rehearsal dinner, inside or outside
• Unlimited house wine & beer for 3 hours
• 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
Catering & Wedding Cake
Decoration and Flowers
Music and Entertainment
Wedding Photography and Video
Beyond your Dreams
Bring your wedding to another level.
Luxury upgrades to your special day:
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.
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?
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.