Visited and selected by Chateau Bee

The motto of Chateau Challain is: “where the fairytales begins…”. This is absolutely true: Château Challain, recently voted 1 of the 10 best places to get married in France, is nothing less than your perfect fairy tale wedding castle!

We love its spiral suitcase, the gorgeous wood carved furniture and the magnificent bedrooms. Every room, from the kitchen to the lounge is sumptuous. The reception room is of course just as expected: opulent and magical. For your ceremony, you can also use the impressive church next to the château.

When we first visited this Loire Valley chateau, it reminded us of the Beauty and the Beast castle: we could almost see plates and teapots flying around the room! We also love the eccentricities of the place, such as the variety of stuffed animals from the bull to the giraffe in the entrance hall, to the foxes in the lounge upstairs!

Cynthia, the American owner, will be like your fairy godmother, using a wand to make all your wishes, whatever they might be, come true.

With its 365 windows (one for each day), 52 fireplaces (one for each week) and 12 turrets (one or each month), Château Challain is, as you might have realised already, a place where magic happens…

French wedding packages available. Please see below or contact us for more details

Photo credit: Sophie Epton Photography

Watch here the beautiful wedding of Claire and Alex at Chateau Challain, by In Love Photography:

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At a glance

From 8,000 euros for an inclusive elopement package
From 8,000 euros for an inclusive elopement package
150 people max.
150 people max.
Sleeps 50
Sleeps 50
In-house caterer
In-house caterer
Nantes (50 min)
Nantes (50 min)
LGBT+ friendly
LGBT+ friendly
Pet friendly
Pet friendly
Disabled access friendly
Disabled access friendly
No curfew
No curfew


Chateau Challain offers packages to suit everyone’s needs and dreams but here are two examples of packages:



  • 1 night in one Chateau suite
  • Gastronomic Chef & house wine
  • Wedding day: hair, make-up
  • Ceremony plus personal florals
  • Wedding cake
  • Pick up from Angers train station
  • Photography (5 hours)

Price: from 8,000 euros, upgrades possible


This package includes:

  • Exclusivity of the chateau
  • 2 Nights accommodation
  • Any choice of suites for up to 70 guests


  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Unlimited beer & wine for 3 hours


  • Wedding day brunch for the chateau guests
  • Gold photography
  • Harpist for ceremony for 3 hours
  • DJ
  • Food & Beverage (5PM – 01AM)
  • Florals (Bride bouquet, boutonnière, table center pieces)
  • Day of Wedding planner
  • Canapés, Starter, Main, Cheese Buffet & French Wedding Cake
  • Taxes, service, and fees included

Starting price for 50 people: €48,000

Please contact us for more information, more packages and exclusive offers.

James Chateau Bee

"Château Challain is nothing less than your perfect fairy tale wedding castle!"

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