Welcome to Oliver’s official Top French Wedding Chateaux guide!

If you’re looking for the perfect luxury villa to rent for your perfect day, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve considered, cogitated and gathered together some of our favourite wedding venues in France, then handily organized them by price range to make selecting the perfect venue for your wedding a breeze!

Want to learn more? Check out our weddings in France page for all the info you could ever need, or browse our destination weddings page to view wedding venues in France, the UK and Italy. If you’ve got your eye on somewhere and are ready to take the next step in turning your dream wedding into a reality, you’ll probably want to get in touch with out dedicated wedding consultant, the marvellous Stephanie.

 

High End Dream Wedding Venues:

1. Chateau d’Aleny, Burgundy

Chateau Aleny, Burgundy - Oliver's -travels

Chateau Aleny, Burgundy – Oliver’s -travels

Reception Capacity: 50-200 inside, 200+ outside (sleeps 34 on site)
Wedding Cost: Quotes upon application only

The beautiful Chateau d’Aleny is located in South Burgundy, close to the region’s best vineyards. The property has recently been fully refurbished by renowned designers who have tastefully mixed period furniture with modern and luxurious features. The main house can accommodate up to thirty guests and the Orangery can host large receptions with no time limit.

And if all that doesn’t sound perfect enough, there’s a beautiful chapel in the grounds for your ceremony. A professional wedding planning service is also available, should you need a bit of help in making sure the big day is perfect from start to finish!

2. Chateau Le Duc, Dordogne

Chateau Le Duc, Dordogne - Olivers Travels

Chateau Le Duc, Dordogne – Olivers Travels

Reception Capacity: 200 (sleeps 40 on site)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £12,650, 3 nights from £10,050

Built in 1840, Chateau Le Duc sits in 12 hectares of glorious grounds that make the perfect setting for a sumptuous French wedding. The chateau itself a beautiful example of 19th Century French architecture (it once belonged to the Duke d’Isly, and legend has it that Napoleon himself stayed here) and the owner has over 10 years of catering experience – so you can be sure your meals will be as sumptuous as your surroundings! Recently renovated, the interior is equally spectacular, so you can get a taste of living like the nobility when you tie the knot.

3. Chateau Villermaux, Provence

Chateau Villermaux, Provence - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Villermaux, Provence – Oliver’s Travels

Reception Capacity: 200 inside, 400 outside (sleeps 35 on site)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £20,770, 3 nights from £16,270

Keep it to yourself, but Chateau Villermaux is not only one of the best kept secrets in Provence, it’s one of the top wedding venues in the world thanks to its unique surroundings and the exemplary standard of services it offers! Have your fairy-tale wedding come true in an 18th Century luxury chateau surrounded by venerable vineyards and acres of fragrant olive groves.

You can have the ceremony in the Mediterranean park, enjoy a romantic dinner in the courtyard and take your first dance in the sumptuous ball room… Or even under the open sky. The service at Chateau Villermaux is, quite simply, second to none. Every single one of your needs can be catered for, and you’ll even have your own driver for the duration of your stay!

4. Chateau De Valjoyeuse, Languedoc

Chateau de Valjoyeuse, Languedoc - Oliver's Travels

Chateau de Valjoyeuse, Languedoc – Oliver’s Travels

Reception Capacity: 200 (Sleeps 14)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £13,000 in July and August, 2 nights from £10,850

Chateau De Valjoyeuse is one venue where you can really revel in luxury! Not only does its Mediterranean-style architecture serve as a stunning backdrop and an opulent setting, there’s a wonderful courtyard to welcome everyone and a chapel in the grounds for a ceremony that’ll add a touch of quiet grandeur to the day. Not only will you find a pool and tennis court on-site for entertainment and exercise, the estate itself also produces some of the most well-regarded wines in Languedoc-Roussillon – a fitting tipple for the toasts!

5. Chateau des Nuits Blanches, Gascony

Chateau des Nuits Blanches, Midi-Pyrenees - Oliver's Travels

Chateau des Nuits Blanches, Midi-Pyrenees – Oliver’s Travels

Reception Capacity: 100-200 indoors, 200+ outside (Sleeps up to 50)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £11,420, 3 nights from £6,070

Found in the land of Armagnac and foie gras, the 12th Century Chateau des Nuits Blanches prides itself on a warm welcome, its sense of history and the glorious landscapes that surround it. Your guests will marvel at the comfort of the colourful and inviting interiors, and the chateau’s converted outbuildings provide the ideal space for a sumptuous reception, with enough room for hundreds of guests! Chateau des Nuits Blanches also produces its own limited quantities of red and white wine, and if you’re looking for a real talking point for your wedding, they can be labelled especially for your day to enjoy during the meal or for your guests to take home as a unique memento.

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Mid Range Wedding Venues:

1. Chateau De St Jean, Vendee & Charente

Chateau De St Jean, Vendee & Charente - Oliver's Travels

Chateau De St Jean, Vendee & Charente – Oliver’s Travels

Reception Capacity: Up to 300 outside (sleeps 51 on site)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £8,750, three nights from £6,800

At Chateau De St Jean you really can create the fairy-tale wedding of your dreams! It’s the ideal setting for destination wedding parties, and your family and friends will surely cherish the memories of the grand driveway, enchanting interiors and rooms fit for royalty! The detached 200-seat banquet hall is the perfect venue for larger wedding receptions, and can be used separately or in conjunction with the chateau or with celebrations in the park – whatever your preference!

Need some unique wedding ideas? The ceremony could take place in the fantastic King Alley, a dreamlike, tree-lined lane acts as a natural church and is truly unique. You and your guests could take cocktails on the grass in front of the chateau, then later indulge in some dinner on the colonnade terrace, accompanied by the sunset and your own choice of band!

2. Chateau De La Croix, Vendee & Charente

Chateau De La Croix, Vendee & Charente - Oliver's Travels

Chateau De La Croix, Vendee & Charente – Oliver’s Travels

Reception Capacity: 100+ (sleeps 24)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £9,760, 3 nights from £4,770

The Guardian called the Chateau de la Croix “One of the top 5 luxury villas to rent in France” and it’s hardly a big surprise – if you choose this magnificent property for your destination wedding you’ll be joining the Hollywood elite, who have been known to pop in for a bit of R&R on occasion.

The turrets and towers of Chateau de la Croix provide a magical backdrop for a dream wedding, and this is one venue that’s perfect if you’ve got a big family. The property appeals to all ages but is especially good for kids – there’s plenty of nooks and crannies to keep them occupied (including a music room and cinema!) while everyone else gets on with the task of toasting the happy couple!

 

Fantastic Value Wedding Venues:

1. Chateau De Brabant, Brittany

Chateau de Brabant, Brittany - Oliver's Travels

Chateau de Brabant, Brittany – Oliver’s Travels

Reception Capacity: 100 (Sleeps 35)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £5,500, 3 nights from £4,500

Peace and space are very much on the agenda if you choose to have your wedding at Chateau De Brabant, chiefly because you’ll have an amazing 300 acres of gardens and grounds to enjoy! Couple that with commanding neo-gothic architecture and an oak-panelled dining room that’s straight out of a period drama and you’ve got one wedding venue that’ll satisfy even the most demanding of grumpy maiden aunts. Elegant and serene, Chateau De Brabant is a great choice for those who want a rural idyll that doesn’t skimp on the extravagance.

2. Chateau De Seyres, Vendee & Charente

Chateau De Seyres, Vendee Charente – Oliver’s Travels

Chateau De Seyres, Vendee Charente – Oliver’s Travels

Reception Capacity: Up to 100 (Sleeps 17)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £4,505, 3 nights from £2,700

Split into two distinctly decorated wings, Chateau De Seyres comes fully equipped with every modern convenience and comfort without sacrificing any of its historic charm. Having helped arrange and cater many weddings in the past, the chateau has many strong links with florists, caterers, musicians and entertainers around Vendee and Charente, so getting the best deal is made a whole lot easier! And speaking of entertainment, the two wings of the chateau are linked by a music room containing a Pleyel grand piano, so if anyone knows how to tickle the ivories the entertainment could already be sorted!

3. Chateau Belle Vie, Picardy & Nord-Pas de Calais 

Chateau Belle Vie, Picady - Olivers Travels

Chateau Belle Vie, Picady – Olivers Travels

Reception Capacity: Up to 100 (Sleeps 24)
Wedding Cost: Weekly from £4,500, 2 nights from £3,200

This stunning chateau is fantastic value for money and makes for an intimate and memorable venue – the equivalent in the UK would probably be about three times the price! The cost seems even more amazing when you consider Chateau Belle Vie amazing interiors including decadent bedrooms, an impressive entrance hall and lush gardens to match.

For a full list of Oliver’s Travels’ destination wedding venues visit our dedicated weddings page. If you’d like to enquire about booking one of our luxury villas for your wedding, either in France or throughout Europe and the Caribbean, call us on 0800 133 7999 or contact our friendly wedding consultant.

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10 Responses

  1. lorraine

    I am looking for a venue for my wedding reception in September, as my religious wedding will take place in my local Church in the close surburb of Paris. And so l am now looking a venue for the reception still within île de France

    Reply
  2. silvia

    Hi,
    I would like whether the stated price include the basic meal and beverage (alcoholic) for the guests.
    Also, do you have any recommendation for venue for intimate wedding with guests of 20-40 persons in july 2015 or september 2015, preferably in Lyon or Beaujolais or Annecy?
    Thanks

    Reply
    • oliver

      Hi Silvia,

      Catering options differ from property to property – just get in touch if you’d like more information on a specific one! As for your wedding enquiry, the best person to contact is Stephanie, our dedicated wedding consultant, who knows our best wedding venues inside out and can help you find the perfect place for the big day. Just send her an email (stephanie@oliverstravels.com) and she’ll get cracking!

      Happy travels,

      Oliver

      Reply
    • Laura Sugden

      There’s a typo – could you change to Oliver’s Travels please?

      Reply
  3. Jenny Atkins

    Hi,

    I am just inquiring about the Chateau des Nuits Blanches, Midi Pyrenees as a wedding venue. My fiance and I are looking to get married in France in 2019. We are hoping to have around 70 guests. Please could you send us some more details of this venue as well as the prices for the wedding itself (including food and beverages if catering is part of the package) and with the possibility of guests staying over.

    Kind regards, Jenny

    Reply
    • Natalie Gomez

      Hi Jenny, thanks for getting in touch. And congratulations on your engagement. Please, can you email the above to Stephanie our wedding coordinator – stephanie@oliverstravels.com. She will have the inside scoop, and she is also French so she is the ultimate expert. Thanks!

      Reply

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