5 Beautiful French Chateaus that are Perfect for Destination Weddings

After my engagement, I seriously considered having a destination wedding. Of course, my dream venue for a destination wedding would have been a unique (yet stunning) French chateau. This would allow my guests and I to spend a ween on vacation, then celebrate the end of the week with a wedding. Eventually, we decided to stay in the Dallas area for my wedding. But I did want to share the five chateaus that I was considering prior to making the decision to stay in Dallas. Even if you are not planning a destination wedding, you can still rent theses Chateaus as a holiday/vacation home.

Chateau de Jaques

This stunning property is a fantastic place for anyone who is looking for something small and private. The chateau can comfortably accommodate up to 32 guests. There are so many sights for you and your guests to see during your stay at Chateau de Jaques. The Chateau itself is on roughly 24 acres of land which includes lush gardens, wooded areas, and a courtyard. For those who love the outdoors, there are cycle and equine trails nearby. The Marne River is also about a 15 minute walk from the Chateau. For those who are looking more for the hustle and bustle of a city, the stunning town of Chalons-en-Champagne is a 10 minute drive away. There are several fun activities for you and your guests in Chalons-en-Champagne, but definitely try Caves Joseph Peirre (also function as a champagne house), a canal cruise, Musee des Beaux-Arts et d’Archeologie, Les Jards, Circus Performances, and Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Epine. It is also worth noting that Paris is just an hour train ride away.

Max. Number of Guests: 32

Estimated Price: $33/guest/night

Region: Champagne

Chateau des Joyaux

Chateau des Joyaux is perhaps one of the most notable chateaus in the Loire Valley. The ornate appearance and decor makes the beautiful chateau look like it came straight out of the pages of your favorite fairy tale story. For anyone who is looking for a fantasy dream wedding, the Chateau des Joyaux is available to rent as a holiday home and can accommodate you, your significant other, and 48 of your closest friends and family. There are many things for you and your guests to do during your stay. The Loire Valley is home to some of the best wine in the world. While you are there, be sure to take advantage of the A La Francaise! Loire Valley wine tour!

Max. Number of Guests: 50

Estimated Price: $149.68 (if 50 people go)

Region: Loire Valley

The Exclusive Village

Why get married in a French Chateau, when you can get married in a fully renovated 13th Century French Village? This lovely village is complete with 14 houses (with modern pluming and Wifi access), a church, private garden, and a vaulted reception room.This venue is a fantastic option for you and your wedding guests, because the separate houses will allow your guests to have more privacy should they need it. The Exclusive Village is located in Gascony which is the most rural region of France. However, there are somethings to do. About a 20 minute drive from the village down of Condom, France. For activities to do there are several options available Condom; try the distillery tour at Chateau le Courrejot, a boat tour with Gascogne Navigation, and Le Padoue Bar and Restaurant.

Max. Number of Guests: 80

Estimated Price: Inquire with the Website

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

Chateau Crystal

This lovely estate is located on 105 stunning acres. The estate is large enough for just about any desired outdoor activity, including: Hot Air Ballooning, Hunting, Cycling and Equine. For your guests who enjoy fishing, there is a 22 acre pond on the estate property that is perfect for their favorite activity. If you have guests that are looking more for the hustle and bustle of a big city, Angers is just a 20 minute drive! While you are there be sure to visit Musee Jean-Lurcat (12-century hospital), Musee des Beaux-Arts, the Angers Cathedral, Jardin des Plantes, and Carre Cointreau (Triple Sec Distillery).

Max. number of Guests: 38

Estimated Price: $44.84/night/person (if all 38 people)

Region: Loire Valley

Chateau le Duc and Gite

This beautiful chateau encompasses all the elegance of french decor, yet has the coziness of home. You and your guests will feel secluded on the 12 acres of land. There are plenty of activities to do on the estate including Badminton Tennis, and barbecue. If there is anyone who loves to golf, there is a golf course in Excideuil that is about 15 minutes away. Or if you would like to include a wine tasting as part of your nuptial festivities, Chateau le Duc can host a wine tasting for you.

Max. Number of Guests: 43

Estimated Price: Inquire with the Website

Region: Dordogne

All these holiday Chateaus were chosen organically found on Oliver’s Travels

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