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Chateau Wedding Packages

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 chateau 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.

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
• 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.

Wedding Packages

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.

Bespoke Chateau Wedding Packages
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

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.
Our bespoke chateau wedding packages offer everything you need to make your wedding a success.

Contact Cynthia for more details on +1 908 489 5005 .

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.

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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