With its gourmet cuisine, stunning chateaus, vineyards and close proximity to the UK, France is clearly a popular destination for wedding celebrations abroad.

From the beautiful south to the chic countryside and gorgeous vineyards, there’s spellbinding castles of every scale dotted around the country in idyllic locations to host the fairytale wedding of your dreams in one of these perfect wedding venues in France.

Château Wedding Venues you will Love

Looking for inspiration? Here’s 14 stunning chateaus for bride and grooms to-be to say ‘I Do’ in France. Indulge in these gorgeous Chateau’s French wedding packages and dry hire venues.

Nestled in the heart of its peaceful forest, set within hundred hectares and thirteen kilometres of estate Le Domaine Des Halles is a truly unique and special place.

With its grand and beautiful entrance you have exclusive use of the castle. You can experience an intimate and unique religious ceremony in the chapel which is located in the very heart of the castle, or outside in the beautiful grounds.

Château du Doux is a unique and desirable French Château Wedding venue overlooking the Dordogne Valley in the southern tip of Corrèze. As a family, Abbie, Karen, Clive and Ross restored the chateau which is featured on the TV show, Chateau DIY. The gorgeous chateau was built in 1904 by an ambassador to France and designed by one of the world’s leading 20th Century architects Jean-Louis Pasca and has been levelling restored making it a dream wedding venue.

There all inclusive wedding package gives you rooms for your family and guests, as well as food and drinks included.

Located in the popular Montpellier region, in the heart of the Lannguedec, Chateau St Pierre de Serjac sits in luscious, Mediterranean countryside ideal for exclusive celebrations.

Blending the facilities and service of a boutique hotel with the relaxed atmosphere of a private club and a generous dose of charm and authenticity, Château St Pierre de Serjac is a dream venue for style-focused weddings.

A luxury wine estate surrounded by vines, with spectacular views and spacious grounds, Château Les Carrasses offers an authentic, romantic setting for your wedding in the South of France.

Whether you are looking for old-school French glamour or a more laid back celebration, the dedicated, expert team of wedding planners at Les Carrasses are on hand to make the seemingly impossible, possible.

Carrasses boasts a choice of picture-perfect backdrops to host the ceremony including fragrant Mediterranean gardens, charming terraces an elegant Orangerie as well as an accomplished French Chef who will create a menu using the best local & seasonal produce, a stylish bar a glorious infinity pool.

Situated in the monumental Loire Valley, you will find the most luxurious of destination wedding venues, Château de Jalesnes poised ready for your chic celebrations.

The alluring Renaissance castle has been lovingly restored, boasting sophisticated 5 star accommodation, a stunning classic Chapel and an array of exciting spaces to host your ceremony and wedding reception.

The estate of Jalesnes runs to some 20 acres with wedding packages offering full exclusivity, allowing you and your guests to explore in full privacy the extensive property, forestry, lawns, orchard and 20 metre heated pool.

Château de Seguin is exclusively yours with 6 beautiful modern bedrooms, use of the outdoor pool and landscaped park surrounded by the estate’s vineyard and has beautiful ancient trees.

The large outdoor courtyard can host your welcoming cocktail or a dinner under the stars, there is also a covered section for all weathers. At Château de Seguin there is no shortage of wine with plenty to offer that has been produced on the estate.

One look at Chateau Bouffemont and you’ll be captured under its spell. This is a castle with a ‘wow’ factor, set within five hectares of chic grounds, including a revered golf course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.

Conveniently close to Paris (just 19 miles away), it’s the perfect location for the society wedding of your dreams. Exchange vows in its sumptuous gardens, sip champagne in one of its five grand reception halls, and get caught up in the majesty of its grandeur. Sophisticated, stylish and oh-so chic, Chateau Bouffemont is versatile enough to host an intimate soiree, or medium-size wedding party.

If you grew up dreaming of being a princess for the day, this is the venue for you! Resembling something out of a Disney fairytale movie, the magical venue will transform your wedding dreams into a romantic reality.

The Chateau itself has a rich history, dating back to the early XVIth century. It’s nestled within the luscious and rural French countryside, the ideal location for those seeking refuge, and privacy. The woods lead to the Garonne river, with the faint view of the Pyrénées mountains peeking through, creating a truly majestical feel.

With romance in the air, it’s all about the holy matrimony in Saint-Martory!

To the north of France, this easy-to-reach estate brings wedding luxe to a new level.

Be prepared to be dazzled. There’s nothing subtle about this chateau, that proudly shouts its castle-credentials from its pointed roof tops!

Steeped in romance the extensive property, which spans 82,000 square-feet, dates back to medieval times. Its neo-Gothic architecture creates a sense of importance, fitting for life-affirming moments, like the union of two people.

There’s jaw-dropping views at every turn – inside and out – making it an ever-popular choice. Ideal for larger groups and bespoke lavish ceremonies, it’s easy to see why Chateau Challain is always in demand.

When one castle just isn’t enough, Domaine d’Essendiéras boasts two Chateau’s, ‘wow’ is an understatement! Dating from the sixteenth and nineteenth century, nestled in the heart of the Dordogne your guests will revel in the glorious panoramic views.

The opulent elegance here takes you away and for a little taste of home there’s the picturesque English garden with familiar floral scents. Périgourdine tradition restoration of the two Chateau’s is splendidly authentic and offers the most luxurious of settings for your true French fairytale wedding.

Grandeur every which way you look, Domaine d’Essendiéras is the venue for unforgettable memories.

A true hidden gem in the heartland of France, the Neo-Gothic Chateau Vieuville is situated in a picturesque valley amongst English gardens offering a dream setting for exclusive fairy-tale weddings.

Situated in North Western France, the 19th Century Castle provides full exclusivity of the private estate on a weekend or weekly hire basis with the benefit of onsite comprehensive planning services focusing on bespoke wedding experiences.

The privately-owned opulent castle, has recently been restored to its former glory preserving period history whilst displaying a timeless grandeur, ideal for intimate and large wedding celebrations.

Are you ready for something special? Proving that no two castles are the same, Chateau de la Couronne has a touch of aristocratic manor, meets stately home about it. With its characteristic turrets and white stone walls, the romantic gothic architecture is made for occasions like this.

The chic and cheerful venue is best suited for medium-size parties, and comes with an affordable price tag. Stylish and modern, without losing any of its historical charm, it brings together the best of both worlds.

With an outdoor pool and accommodation for up to 26 guests, it’s a great location for making the weekend of it.

This chateau-come-country house, gives off all the Great Gatsby feels! Screaming opulence and elegance, it’s a first-class choice for luxury weddings on a grand scale.

Simply put, this is the place to throw the party of the century. With masses of room to fill your entire catalogue of friends, family and extended relatives, you’re unlikely to find anywhere bigger, or grander.

Like something out of a royal household, the impeccable gardens include whimsical views across the lake and shrubbery coiffed to perfection. Inside can only be described as a kingdom, with uncompromising five-star touches and unrivalled hospitality to guests. Put it this way, royalty wouldn’t feel out of place here.

Promising to impress, Chateau de Villette is made for ultra-luxe weddings.

To the northern tip of France, Chateau de Carsix is within easy-reach of the channel waters. This marvellous property delivers sophisticated luxury even for limited budgets. With its vast rooms and acres of space, it’s ideal for larger gatherings, or couples that want to take over a property for a long and indulgent weekend. Helpful then, that is has accommodation for over 100 guests.

The 18th century chateau brings an unmistakable touch of French flair to the fore. Its fusion of countryside charm and rural chic, create the perfect setting for your wedding day and a lifetime of happy memories,

Serene and tranquil, Chateau Plombis is tucked away in the south-west of France. This natural beauty spot is known for its glorious weather and gentle surroundings, the perfect place for settling into married life.

Set within 23 hectares of gardens, woodland and hay meadows, it’s the perfect venue for taking over and making the most of its enviable location. There’s space for up to 26 guests on site, along with exclusive use of the grounds and its facilities, including a pool and tennis court.

Come your big day, happy couples can choose to dine al-fresco, or impress inside, with sweeping views at every turn. Despite its size, there’s a genuine homely feel to this chateau, coupled with first-class hospitality, it’s a wonderful wedding choice.

How much does a French Chateau wedding cost?

Depending on the chateau, location, and your guest number costs can vary anywhere between 5,000 EUR up to 50,000 EUR. With a chateau wedding you would have exclusive use, on site accommodation and use of al the facilities and amenities, such as pool, gardens and rooms.

What Chateau Wedding Venue packages are there?

Every venue is different, some will offer an all inclusive package with exclusive use, accommodation, food and drink, while others will create a bespoke package depending on your requirements and number of guests.

Can you get married at Escape to the Chateau?

Yes, the Escape to the Chateau’s, Chateau De La Motte Husson can be booked for weddings, according to the Daily Mirror, the average cost for a Château de la Motte-Husson wedding is around £34,000.

Read Our guide to getting married abroad here.