VENUE GUEST LIST

Chateau Challain


The perfect spot for the ultimate French fairytale.

www.chateauchallain.com

VENUE GUEST LIST

VENUE GUEST LIST

Chateau Challain


The perfect spot for the ultimate French fairytale.

www.chateauchallain.com

Chateau Challain

INTRODUCTION


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. Read on...

The Look

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.

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Go Bespoke

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.

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PERFECT PLANNING:

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.

 Belle Loves:

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...

Chateau Challain


France

VENUE TYPE


Castle

CAPACITY


Grand (150+)

FEATURES


Accomodation Onsite Allows External Catering Allows Fireworks Disabled Access Exclusive Hire Late Licence Outdoor Ceremony

Chateau Challain

REVIEWS

This venue for a wedding is perfection. Our wedding surpassed all of our highest expectations. Cynthia, the owner, will make all your dreams come true. We had our rehearsal dinner the first night and the way Cynthia decorated it was amazing. The dinner was delicious. The next day we had a breakfast buffet that was delicious too. Our ceremony was wonderful outside, cocktail reception was great and the dinning room and dinner - perfection. All her vendors from the photographer, videographer, chef, hair, makeup - everyone was super professional and kind. Don't look any further than here.

Christie and David, March 2017

Through hours of endless searching we came across several different chateaus that offered wedding packages. None of them compared to what we found at Chateau de Challain. Cynthia was very quick to respond to our inquiry emails and was even so kind as to help us with pricing and package options.

Kristina and Joe, Jan 2016

If you are seeking the ultimate storybook venue and wedding, Chateau Challain and Cynthia Nicholson will not disappoint. The castle and grounds are real-life representations of fairytale settings, unmatched anywhere else in the world. The castle itself is a Neo-Gothic masterpiece with many incredible architectural features, and all suites and state rooms are well appointed with high-end antiques and modern amenities. Even your guests will count their time at the Chateau as once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The grounds have a lake, many well-manicured gardens and stone bridges, all great for photograph opportunities and adding to the French castle mystique.

Grace and Scott, December 2016

We want to start by saying that our experience with Cynthia Nicholson from the first moment we contacted her to this date has been nothing but exceptional. Cynthia truly made our dreams come true. The ultimate definition of a "Fairytale Fantasy Wedding". Chateau Challain is a memory that will forever be talked about amongst our family and friends. Our wedding was truly magical, filled with love, joy and out of this world beautiful. It was as if it was out of a storybook.

Maria and Alex, May 2017

Absolutely, 100%, the most unforgettable & memorable trip of a lifetime. During the first week, we stayed at Chateau Challain to celebrate Sherri & Kenneth Fontaine's wedding. Each day leading up to, and after the wedding was filled with activities including a bike ride to a vineyard for lunch, horseback riding, archery, visits to Mont St. Michel (where I got to dip my feet in the English Channel) & St Malo, dinner in a vineyard complete with a 5-star Michelin chef, a hog roast, drinking Veuve Clicqout at any and all opportune times and partying 'till dawn. Each of these were done with elegance, luxury & the utmost sophistication. The food was rich, plentiful & absolutely delicious.

Sherri and Kenneth, July 2017

We had our dream wedding here last week and everything was absolutely wonderful! The chateau is truly the most beautiful venue with so much character, the interior is impeccably furnished with amazing unique pieces and the grounds are also beautifully designed and maintained. We had a very small elopement style wedding (just us and our parents attending) and the staff were incredibly attentive and helpful, we felt like royalty the entire time!

Cecilia and Joe, May 2017

This venue for a wedding is perfection. Our wedding surpassed all of our highest expectations. Cynthia, the owner, will make all your dreams come true. We had our rehearsal dinner the first night and the way Cynthia decorated it was amazing. The dinner was delicious. The next day we had a breakfast buffet that was delicious too. Our ceremony was wonderful outside, cocktail reception was great and the dinning room and dinner - perfection. All her vendors from the photographer, videographer, chef, hair, makeup - everyone was super professional and kind. Don't look any further than here.

Christie and David, March 2017

Through hours of endless searching we came across several different chateaus that offered wedding packages. None of them compared to what we found at Chateau de Challain. Cynthia was very quick to respond to our inquiry emails and was even so kind as to help us with pricing and package options.

Kristina and Joe, Jan 2016

If you are seeking the ultimate storybook venue and wedding, Chateau Challain and Cynthia Nicholson will not disappoint. The castle and grounds are real-life representations of fairytale settings, unmatched anywhere else in the world. The castle itself is a Neo-Gothic masterpiece with many incredible architectural features, and all suites and state rooms are well appointed with high-end antiques and modern amenities. Even your guests will count their time at the Chateau as once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The grounds have a lake, many well-manicured gardens and stone bridges, all great for photograph opportunities and adding to the French castle mystique.

Grace and Scott, December 2016

We want to start by saying that our experience with Cynthia Nicholson from the first moment we contacted her to this date has been nothing but exceptional. Cynthia truly made our dreams come true. The ultimate definition of a "Fairytale Fantasy Wedding". Chateau Challain is a memory that will forever be talked about amongst our family and friends. Our wedding was truly magical, filled with love, joy and out of this world beautiful. It was as if it was out of a storybook.

Maria and Alex, May 2017

Absolutely, 100%, the most unforgettable & memorable trip of a lifetime. During the first week, we stayed at Chateau Challain to celebrate Sherri & Kenneth Fontaine's wedding. Each day leading up to, and after the wedding was filled with activities including a bike ride to a vineyard for lunch, horseback riding, archery, visits to Mont St. Michel (where I got to dip my feet in the English Channel) & St Malo, dinner in a vineyard complete with a 5-star Michelin chef, a hog roast, drinking Veuve Clicqout at any and all opportune times and partying 'till dawn. Each of these were done with elegance, luxury & the utmost sophistication. The food was rich, plentiful & absolutely delicious.

Sherri and Kenneth, July 2017

We had our dream wedding here last week and everything was absolutely wonderful! The chateau is truly the most beautiful venue with so much character, the interior is impeccably furnished with amazing unique pieces and the grounds are also beautifully designed and maintained. We had a very small elopement style wedding (just us and our parents attending) and the staff were incredibly attentive and helpful, we felt like royalty the entire time!

Cecilia and Joe, May 2017