There are many châteaux in France, but not all of these castles have on-site accommodation for you and your guests to stay over.
Yet, on-site accommodation is one of the main criteria when it comes to selecting a castle for a wedding. It is so reassuring to know that your guests don’t have to look for a taxi at 2 am in the middle of the French countryside.
They have already traveled hundreds (and even thousands) of miles to celebrate with you and providing them with comfortable and easy-to-access accommodation on the day of the wedding seems natural to many couples.
In this article, I would like to share with you the list of my favourite castles in the Parisian area that will be perfect for your wedding!
All of these castles offer on-site accommodation, as well as beautiful parks or gardens for open-air receptions, elegant architecture, and wedding-friendly management.
Chateau de Villette
Among all castles in France that offer on-site accommodation, château de Villette is probably my favourite. This beautiful château has it ALL for a perfect wedding weekend. Located close to Paris, it has a huge park, fountain, lakes, swimming pool, and on-site accommodation consisting of 14 gorgeous suites.
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Chateau de Bouffemont
Chateau de Bouffemont doesn’t need to be advertised, it is so famous already! Many couples love this place for its location (close to Paris), but also for the masculine elegance of its architecture and 9 pretty suites for your immediate family to enjoy.
I have a crush on this castle, and when there are big parties in the countryside to organise, château Barthelemy is the first destination that comes to my mind! It has a beautiful park with a lake and forest for outdoor ceremonies and cocktails, as well as a glass structure for reception and parties.
In the château, you will find 5 beautiful suites, but there are dormitories and simple double rooms for up to 100 guests.
Chateau de Baronville
Château de Baronville is very popular among French clientele. This castle is very imposing (because of its size), and majestic. A vast park of several hectares surrounds the property and allows gorgeous outdoor ceremonies and receptions. In the castle itself, there is only one room for the bride to get ready, but there are adjacent properties that can welcome up to 70 guests.
Chateau de Bourron
Château de Bourron is a family-run castle that operates as a hotel and wedding venue. It has a small reception room, but I would rather recommend organising open-air celebrations in this castle. This castle has accommodation for up to 30 people, split between the castle and two buildings located on the property.
Another gorgeous family-run castle located near Paris. I love chateau Dangu for its beautiful and spacious ballroom in neutral colours, its isolated location far from villages and neighbors allowing to organise outdoor parties until late at night (or early in the morning).
In the chateau Dangu, you will find 28 rooms, which is rather extraordinary for a castle in France. Comparing to other properties on this list, ALL rooms are located in the chateau, and not in the buildings on their territory.
Another great point about this castle is that there are no mandatory vendors, which gives you complete flexibility when it comes to planning.
Chateau de Vallery
A beautiful domain consisting of several buildings, including the château and medieval tower, château de Vallery is a great place to celebrate. It has a swimming pool, several areas for the dinner and party, as well as 28 rooms for you and your guests.
You have been browsing through wedding venue directories and contacting all the beautiful castles, but struggling to make up your mind? Worried about booking the venue without being able to visit it Maybe you have even selected The Venue, but the manager has stopped responding to your emails and has disappeared without any prior notice?
I completely understand your frustration and exasperation!
Unless you have an opportunity to come and visit the venue in person, it is extremely difficult to make a decision based only on images you have seen online. Besides, there are many other things to take into consideration apart from beautiful aesthetics and the price of the venue you intend to book for your wedding.
Actually, the most common mistake couples make when they plan their wedding, is choosing an inadequate wedding venue. Numerous times, couples refer to me when they have already booked their venue. Yet, often, when we start working on their project, they realise that the venue is too small, too big, too expensive, or doesn’t have adequate infrastructure, which results in unforeseen expenses.
If you want to plan your destination wedding in France without unnecessary stress, I will be happy to guide you through the planning process, and to help you to make conscious decisions!
I will help you to select the perfect wedding venue based on your unique criteria so that you can be sure that there are no bad surprises!
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Don’t worry about little things, and focus on what is essential to you!
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