We love browsing through beautiful wedding venues. So today we are providing oodles of inspiration for your wedding venue with our 20 best wedding chateaux in France. There is something for everyone in today’s Top 20 list from romantic chateau in South West France, fairytale castles in Loire Valley and dream Chateau in Provence.
Château Gassies was built in 1775 and is situation on an exceptional 14 hectares estate overlooking the city of Bordeaux. The Chateau was a vineyard for many years, until the previous owner decided to stop its wine production.
After four years of extensive renovation, Château Gassies is now ready to welcome guests into its five large and beautifully decorated “Bed and Breakfast” rooms. As well as its two large guest houses (Gîtes), fit for a quiet week-end away, family vacations or for large family reunions. The Chateau boasts a beautiful reception room, with its crystal chandeliers and antique mirrors which is now ready to welcome weddings of up to 160 people.
In the beautiful wine region of Dordogne, set on 20 acres, sits the 18th Century Chateau Lacanaud. Boasting beautiful terraces, formal gardens, a sparkling swimming pool, tranquil lake and woodland walks. This stunningly restored and decorated chateau is spacious and beautiful with French-inspired furniture throughout.
Chateau Lacanaud can accommodate wedding parties from 10 to 150 guests, with up to 24 guests able to stay at the estate. Additional guests will find ample accommodation nearby.
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Set high atop one of the tallest hills in Dordogne sits the beautiful Domaine d’Essendiéras. With views across the River la Loue, the central feature of this domain is the two gorgeous castles from the 16th and 19th centuries. Accomodation includes holiday homes, rooms, the la Guichardie group accomodation which includes a house and barn, and even a campsite. Domaine d’Essendiéras can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests.
Chateau la Beaumetane
Chateau la Beaumetane is a stunning newly-renovated 19th Century chateau located in the Provence region. A perfect wedding venue with refined reception rooms, the chateau can accommodate up to 120 guests for your reception and 43 to stay in accommodation.
Chateau du Bijou
A gem in the Provence countryside, Chateau du Bijou is conveniently located close to airport and train links. Gorgeous grounds surrounded by countryside, swimming pools, tennis courts and the chateau itself. Make this the perfect wedding venue accommodating 40 of your closest friends and family. A perfect choice of venue to host a spectacular wedding celebration.
Chateau la Tour Vaucros
For a Chateau in Provencal paradise view Chateau La Tour Vaucros. Situated in the heart of Provence midst the Côtes du Rhône vineyards near Châteauneuf du Pape. A few minutes from Avignon, the Château benefits from all the charm of the Vaucluse region, home to some of Provence’s best-loved attractions.
This castle is one of the French dream destinations that will make you feel like a King & Queen once you step into this beautiful Marie-Antoinette style setting. You will fall in love with this majestic castle in pure 18th century style. Built in white stone by the famous perfumer François Coty, the inventor of modern perfume industry.
Chateau de Courtomer
An ode to the Palace of Versailles, all 17,500 square feet of the noble and elegant Chateau de Courtomer have been brought into the 21st Century. Making it the perfect location for your next relaxing and intimate affair. Whether you are planning a wedding, an opulent weekend away or a family reunion, Chateau de Courtomer welcome you.
Château de Tourreau
Located in the heart of Provence, near Orange and Avignon and surrounded by vineyards, the Château de Tourreau with its path of century-old trees drive you directly into the jewel.
In an exceptional grounds of 16 acres, many possibilities are available to you. In the castle’s courtyard, on the patio, by the water, around the pool or in the XVIIth century consecrated chapel – each place will welcome your most unbelievable dreams.
Chateau La Gauterie
Chateau La Gauterie is hidden in the gorgeous French Countryside on the border of Dordogne & Charente. Considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in France. The chateau is located close to the famous market towns of Riberac and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. The Chateau can sleep up to 30 guests with 10 beautiful bedrooms and an extra 4 in The Gatehouse.
The multi-award winning Chateau Lagorce is a fairy-tale French Chateau located close to Bordeaux and the Dordogne region. It is a splendid location for hosting your wedding. Offering bespoke wedding packages with your personal wedding planner Anna Holmes. There is a wedding to be found here for everyone!
Chateau de la Roche Courbon
Privately owned and listed as a historic monument, Chateau de la Roche Courbon is the largest castle in Charente Maritime and is a breathtakingly unique venue for your wedding. The stunning double staircase down into the garden dubbed one of the “Notable Gardens of France” by the French Ministry of Culture leads to a beautiful water feature and would make the perfect spot for the fairy-tale wedding pictures of your dreams.
Chateau de Pennautier
Dating back four centuries, Chateau de Pennatier is a truly fabulous venue located a hop and skip away from the famous hilltop city of Carcassonne. With its fortified medieval citadel. Entirely refurbished in 2009, Chateau de Pennautier welcome weddings of all styles and budgets from romantic and traditional to more modern affairs.
Château de Gilly
This charming castle turned hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Burgundy. Just 20 minutes from Dijon and Beaune and at a few minutes drive from multiple famous French vineyards . Boasting authentic moats and perfectly manicured French Gardens, Chateau de Gilly is the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding. Choose between a cocktail affair in the French Garden, a peaceful affair in the idyllic gardens or a romantic and more formal affair in one of the chateau’s lunges. There are unlimited options at this fairytale venue.
Be part of 700 years of history… The Pordor estate was the home of a powerful seignory from the beginning of the 13th century. Set on a large estate in Brittany on the west coast of France, Le Pordor offer many options to personalise your wedding. From fireworks by the lake to arrival by row boat, this venue could be the location where your wedding dreams come true!
Chateau de la Chevre d’Or
Chateau de la Chevre d’Or is the perfect venue for high-end intimate weddings hosting up to 50 people. Located in the romantic village of Eze on the French Riviera, the chateau boasts sparkling Mediterranean sea views. Gourmet food from your choice of 3 on-site restaurants including the 2 Michelin Star restaurant La Chevre d’Or Gourmet Restaurant.
Château de Sannes
Built in 1603, Chateau de Sannes is a beautifully refreshed and decorated property standing on a 70-hectare estate in Luberon. French gardens, a pond, olive groves, orchards of cherry trees, fields of lavender and a mill, make for a dream setting for your wedding. They also operate an organic wine vineyard, produce olive oil and have created a signature perfume Songe de Sannes.
Chateau Challain in the Loire Valley, one hour from Paris, is the home of luxury fairytale weddings. A beautiful neogothic castle makes the perfect backdrop for the (large, or intimate) destination wedding of your dreams. Chateau Challain offer wedding packages or bespoke weddings and no request from the bride and groom is too out of this world. Your guests are in for an affair they will never forget.
Chateau de Puissentut
This Chateau exudes style with its mix of rustic charm and modern comfort, making it the perfect venue for a relaxed, country wedding of up to 120 people. Nestled in the rolling Gascon hills in South West France. The setting is perfectly tranquil yet it is only 50 minutes by car from Toulouse airport (1hr45mins from Carcassonne and 2hrs from Bordeaux).
Château de Varennes
One of the top ten best wedding venues in the world (according to CNN)! Château de Varennes is a luxury venue perfect for your wedding. On-site bistro restaurant, bed and breakfast, private chef, airport transfers and concierge are just some of the perks available at this gorgeous estate.
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