8 Romantic French Châteaux

From charming rustic-style chateaus in the South of France to lavish fairy tale castles in Loire Valley, France boasts a myriad of exclusive private properties where you can host an elegant black tie wedding celebration.

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Château de Varennes by Lauren Michelle

Known as the land of love, romance and superb food and wine, France is the perfect location for your destination wedding, and what better way to celebrate than in a breath-taking Château boasting beautiful gardens, lavish historic interiors and gorgeous accommodation for you and your guests. From the magnificent Loire Valley which is home to France’s most beautiful Châteaux to the picturesque Provence with rural landscapes that will blow your mind, many fantastic properties are available for hire, and some of them specialise in organising destination weddings.

Opulent French Châteaux are perfect for black tie weddings. Just imagine saying your vows in a postcard-perfect garden, sipping French champagne outdoors and enjoying a glamorous reception in a luxurious ballroom! You will have the best experience if you find a Château that is available for rent so that you can have the entire venue for you and your guests. With a little help from an experienced wedding coordinator and an event stylist, it will be a glamorous event you have always dreamed of.

Chateau du Grand-Lucé

Chateau du Grand-Lucé
Chateau du Grand-Lucé by Eric Pasiecki
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Chateau du Grand-Lucé by Eric Pasiecki

18th century Chateau du Grand-Lucé has been renovated by the famous Interior Designer Timothy Corrigan and features magnificent gardens, English park, a lake and forest which will provide incredible backdrops for your ceremony.

Château Bouffémont

Château Bouffémont

A peaceful haven erected in the nineteenth century, the Château Bouffémont is designed to ensure first-class comfort, personalised service and refined furnishings, every detail reflects the spirit of the setting. With 5 grand reception halls, 9 magical suites and a lavish garden and grounds, the Château is the ideal place for a wedding. Just 30 kilometers from the center of Paris and 20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport, the Château is located in the heart of Montmorency Forest.

Château de Varennes

Château de Varennes
Château de Varennes by Ian Holmes Photography
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Château de Varennes by Ian Holmes Photography

You can find amazing chateaux in Burgundy, the region that is world-famous for its vineyards. Château de Varennes is certainly one of the very best ones in the region. CNN included this luxury estate in its list of 10 best wedding venues. Boasting a private chapel, spectacular function spaces and luxury accommodation, it is an idyllic location for a destination wedding.

Chateau Challain

Chateau Challain

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 a destination wedding. Voted one of the top 10 wedding venues in France this Chateau plays a distinct role in the history and culture of France for its unique neo-gothic style.

Château de Chéronne

Château de Chéronne

Always wanted to marry the man of your dreams in a fairy tale like setting? Optimised for luxury events, with 7 rooms in the castle and numerous strategically placed lodgings in the park around the castle, Chateau Chéronne is the ideal place to organise your wedding in the heart of the Pays de Loire.

Château La Tour Vaucros

Château La Tour Vaucros

if you want to celebrate your nuptials in a dream-like setting, then you will find Château La Tour Vaucros in Provence simply irresistible. Reception spaces and guest houses have been designed with elegance and sobriety and are located in the former outhouses of this 17th century estate. 

Chateau de Fayolle

Chateau de Fayolle

Chateau de Fayolle in the Dordogne region of France is a 17th century fairytale chateau which includes a private chapel, gardens and natural salt water swimming pool.

Château de la Chèvre d’Or

Château de la Chèvre d’Or

While Château de la Chèvre d’Or located in Eze offers some of the best views of the French Riviera. A ceremony with sea views, a cocktail reception on the terrace of the Bar du Château with its breath-taking views of the Côte d’Azur, a gourmet dinner or a private reception in one of the restaurants; makes Château de la Chèvre d’Or a unique wedding location.

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