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A Fairytale Destination Wedding...always begins with a French castle.

Please note,due to family commitments the Château is not taking any more bookings for July & August.Please choose other dates if you wish to enjoy the Château de Challain hospitality.

A Chateau plays a distinct role in the history and culture of France and offers a luxurious setting for a destination wedding or other special events of all sizes.
Chateau Challain is just such a place. Voted one of the top 10 wedding venues in France, we specializing in making destination wedding dreams come true.
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, Chateau Challain embodies Neo-Gothic grandeur of an era past and provides an enchanted fairytale setting for your castle destination wedding or event.
Whether you are planning your wedding, or simply seeking to relax at a Chateau Bed and Breakfast in France, owner Cynthia and her devoted staff warmly welcome you.


Whether you are hosting a larger destination wedding in the chateau or a smaller, more intimate affair, our staff will cater to your every request. Marquees or open-air dinning are available as upgrades if you require additional space, or just choose the outdoor experience for your reception. We also offer many other unique enhancements for your celebration, including Floral design, live music, fireworks, DJ, photo & video which are just a few items you will find in our event & wedding packages

Event Planning

With experience on all sides of wedding venue planning – from consulting to design, pre-wedding photo-shoots, to full-service destination wedding coordination Cynthia is the ultimate wedding planner and event organizer for your customized destination wedding venue in France. Her clients seek the chateau experience for their wedding. She is accessible to clients from all around the world every day. Cynthia will carry you though any obstacles in planning a destination wedding.
We pride ourselves on impeccable service and personal attention to detail, thus ensuring that our guests enjoy a warm and relaxed atmosphere in an exceptional family home. We welcome you to experience for yourself why Chateau Challain is one of France’s premier destinations for castle weddings venues. Prior to your visit, we invite you to read our Destination weddings Testimonials.

Bed and Breakfast in a French Chateau (chambres d'hôtes)

When you think of a romantic getaway in Europe you think Chateau. So how do you stay in a Castle? Chateau Challain hosts overnight guests for B&B stays. Since 2002 we have been restoring her to the luxurious grandeur she deserves. All are welcome to reserve a suite within the chateau or to reserve the Gate House as a gite (a self contained holiday rental property.)
For guests staying within the chateau, our staff serves a traditional French breakfast. A gourmet evening meal is also available upon prior request.
We encourage all of our guests to explore the surrounding attractions, including some of the finest vineyards in France, as well as the ancient cities of Angers and Nantes.

Check booking availability,or book a room.

You enter the Park gates and drive through  spectacular landscaped gardens to arrive eventually in front of a truly romantic, French Chateau. Perhaps over 120 guests have been invited or you are having a small intimate affair,the chateau can cater for your every fancy on your special day. Marquees can be supplied if you require additional space and extended flexibility on your castle wedding day. Our outstanding facilities and bespoke service provide the ultimatel venue for your wedding, and our experienced and friendly staff will ensure that everything runs smoothly.  We will help or totally manage your plans,  suggest exciting and innovative touches that will enhance your wedding day. We pride ourselves on the highest standards of comfort, impeccable service and personal attention to detail ensuring you and your guests will enjoy a warm and relaxed atmosphere in the truly exceptional family home of the Chateau de Challain the final destination for a destination weddings venue. See our Testimonials.

Bed and Breakfast in a French Chateau (chambres d'hôtes). We offer guests two options to stay at the chateau, you can book a suite in the marvellous chateau with breakfast (Gourmet evening meal is possible with notice) or you cant rent the Gate House as a Gite (self contained holiday let). The local area is quite stunning with many local attractions including some of the truly great vineyards nearby.

All bookings at the Chateau de Challain Destination weddings and Wedding Venue contribute to this historic monuments renovation.

Our Co-ordinates


Challain la Potherie
Tel + 1 908 489 5005
Lat47.635871 Lon-1.0455


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