Chateau du Rivau


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This is an approximate cost for:

  • exclusivity of the reception spaces over 2 days
  • accommodation in the château for 1 night
  • 3 course meal with wedding cake
  • soft drinks and wine
  • chairs and tables
  • DJ
  • lighting
  • photographer
  • flowers
  • wedding planner in charge of the full planning and present on the day.

* Simulation based on average price of suppliers in the area.
This is a simulation only and does not constitute an offer or a package. The Chateau Bee will not accept any liability with respect to this simulation.


Château du Rivau, located in the Loire Valley, France, is the perfect example of a fairy-tale chateau wedding venue: grand, original and full of magic.

Everywhere you look you’ll find beautiful details and enchanting surprises. Needless to say, Château du Rivau is a perfect venue for weddings and it will make all your guests marvel throughout your big day.

Let’s start with the 14 gardens, which could be straight out of a Disney movie: the trees (some of them at least) literally have legs; between the rose bushes, peacocks pose in front of a silver mirror and the maze, viewed from a higher point of view, represents the Cat from Alice in Wonderland…

In addition, the gardens come alive at each season of the year: from the abundance of iris and lavender during the summer months to the great variety of pumpkins in autumn, without forgetting the multitude of roses everywhere, the gardens will provide at all times an incredible background for photos.

Whether big or small party, you’ll have so many areas to choose from to celebrate your wedding and really impress compared to your traditional marquee wedding… The “pressoir”, a former wine press room is open to the outside and perfect for a summer wedding. The Toison d’Or reception hall is the biggest, with superb hangings and an impressive medieval feel. Finally our favourite is La Salle des Trophées, a quirky Trophy room whose walls are adorned with stuffed animals aplenty and contemporary art pieces.

Finally the place can sleep 24 people in 7 bedrooms in the Château and a gîte. The bedrooms are exquisite, combining authentic features to a more contemporary design.

It is also to be noted that the Château produces its own wines, as well as its own soaps, perfumes etc… that could become perfect wedding favours!

To summarise, we think Château du Rivau would suit a couple who loves beauty and art, and wishes for their big day a magical chateau wedding venue in France.

Things to do in the area: At Château du Rivau you’ll be in the heart of the Loire Valley, a perfect spot to explore the famous châteaux of the area: Azay-Le-Rideau (30 mins), Chinon (15 mins), Château de Villandry (40 mins), Fontevraud Abbey (30 mins), Chenonceaux (1hr), Clos Lucé where Leonard Da Vinci used to live (1hr)…You could also make the most of your stay by organising a wine tasting tour in the different vineyards around Château du Rivau.

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At a glance

  • From €4,700 1 day, 1 night
  • 350 people max.
  • Sleeps 14 (+ 10 in a gite nearby)
  • Free choice caterer
  • Tours (55 mins), Poitiers (1hr)
  • Disabled access friendly
  • Pets allowed
"Château du Rivau is the perfect fairy-tale château and the 14 gardens, full of magic and suprises, could be straight out of a Disney movie…"

James, intrepid explorer and Chateau Bee co-founder

Château du Rivau, Rue du Château, Lémeré, France


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