Big Chateau in Northern France: ideal wedding venue

Amazingly easy to get to, just half an hour from the Channel Tunnel, Chateau d’Hallines is an ideal wedding venue for those coming from the U.K. who don’t want to waste too much time travelling.

Thirty guests can sleep on site, twenty-six of them in the chateau, four in a cottage – and there is a hotel that is a five-minute drive away.

The beautiful village church is a one-minute walk from the house, and a blessing can be held anywhere in the chateau’s ten acres of lawn and parkland. The stable block has recently been renovated as a wedding venue, with seating for 120.

It’s an unusual space, as it can be open at one end if the weather is good – and closed if it isn’t. In addition to the seating area, there is a bar, a space for dancing, kitchens and toilets.

The clear roof provides a wonderful soft light during the day, and at night the stables are lit by 25,000 fairy lights.

The chateau itself has twelve bedrooms, with eleven bathrooms, and a dining room that can seat thirty for a pre-wedding dinner.
Wedding planning is available.