Surrounded by bluebell-dusted woodlands, and overlooking 72 acres of manicured gardens, this majestic Anjou-region 19th century property is the perfect destination wedding choice for lovers who crave a big day full of French old-world romance.
This exclusive-use Loire Valley gem not only provides an array of swoon-worthy photo opportunities (don’t believe us? Check out the lake), it’s also the ultimate party pad for you and your loved ones to make memories that will last a lifetime.
From the magic of this neo-gothic venue’s endless turrets and soaring towers to the opulent sparkling white vestibule and luxuriant salons filled with objets d’art, Disney has nothing on this fairytale castle.
Boasting epic marble spiral staircases, ornate fireplaces and lavish rococo-inspired furnishings, the aesthetic here is maximalism of truly epic proportions.
With the capacity to host intimate vows, as well as nuptials for an audience of 120-plus guests, Chateau Challain is a truly versatile venue, with ceremony spots including the gothic cathedral just outside the castle gates, the chateau’s small chapel, the purpose-built gazebo, the turreted memorial tower, the woodlands, the bridges and the gardens. The options truly are endless!
Meanwhile, reception dinners can be hosted within one or both dining rooms, or for a laidback summer feast, the rear courtyard can be carpeted for 120 diners.
For parties of 250 or more, specialist marquees can be brought in.
Your wish is owner and principal wedding planner Cynthia Nicholson’s command.
With an exhaustive list of expert suppliers and years of experience planning events all over the world means she can make your every dream come true, from the essential flowers, catering and cake to horse and carriage, harpists and after-party fireworks.
Be Our Guest
Home to 20 sumptuous period-inspired suites within the large castle building, as well as an array of elegant, modernised suites across the coach house and gate house, Chateau Challain can accommodate up to 50 of your nearest and dearest for the duration of the festivities, and be treating them to the same five-star bed-and-breakfast luxuries that you enjoy as bride and groom.
A wedding on the continent wouldn’t be complete without a fine-dining experience, and Chateau Challain’s large team of chefs are on hand to devise the perfect menu and wine pairings to make you and your guests’ palates sing, whether you want delicate specialities, rustic regional fare or even a hearty barbecue spread. When in France…