Getting married in chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly is an amazing location for a romantic and elegant wedding or intimate elopement in France. Located 40 minutes away from Paris, this chateau-museum doesn’t get the attention it deserves, and it needs to be changed!
Elopement in château de Chantilly
Many couples that elope to Paris, dream about a ceremony and a photoshoot near the Eiffel tower. Yet, there are many other iconic locations to consider and chateau de Chantilly is one of them.
The castle is very beautiful and offers a stunning backdrop for your vows exchange ceremony. I am sure you will also love a huge park created by the famous French landscape designer Le Notre, where you will discover amazing spots for taking photos.
Elegant fountains, artificial lakes surrounding the castle, majestic stairs, and romantic kiosks – give yourself at least three hours to take all the photos you want!
Best spot for the vows exchange ceremony
The best spot for the vows exchange ceremony is located at the backside of the castle, in the small park. It is typically quiet, especially if you come on the weekday.
Another great place for a vows exchange ceremony is called Ile d’Amour, the island of love. It is slightly remote from the castle (so choose your shoes wisely), but it is very elegant and romantic.
Best time for your ceremony
As it is a museum, chateau de Chantilly is open from 10 am to 6 pm during the summer months, and it is better to come there in the morning. You will avoid crowds and will enjoy some privacy even if you don’t rent the entire domain. This option is only suitable for small elopements with no or very few guests, though.
The place is closed on Tuesdays.
How much does it cost to have an elopement ceremony in château de Chantilly?
If you plan to have your elopement in the chateau de Chantilly, it will cost 180€. It includes access to the park for the couple and photographer. Videographer or guests will need to purchase separate tickets (around 11€). You can only take pictures in the park and can’t have access to the chateau itself if you don’t book the venue.
Bear in mind that you can’t install any décor or chairs unless you rent the venue. Using drones is also strictly forbidden, unfortunately.
Where to stay in Chantilly?
There are two 5-star hotels in the area, Hotel Montroyal de Chantilly and Auberge du Jeu de Paume for you to stay over. You can come the day before the celebration to enjoy the hotel’s SPA and restaurant, and to visit the museum. Arriving the night before will allow you to get ready in the hotel without being in a rush and without risking to ruin your hairstyle or makeup during your travel from Paris.
Both hotels are located near the chateau, but it is still essential to book a private vehicle to get from the hotel to the chateau.
If you can’t imagine eloping to France without having wedding photos with the Eiffel tower, you can do two locations in one day. Chateau de Chantilly is located 40 minutes driving distance away from Paris, so you can easily start your day in the countryside and continue your celebration in Paris.
Want to get married in Chateau de Chantilly?
If you would like to plan your wedding or elopement in the chateau de Chantilly, please feel free to contact me!
To make your day special and unique, here is what I can help you with :
- Targeted vendor search (beauty, photography, video, florist, celebrant, live music, etc)
- Contract analysis & payment agenda management
- Transfers & logistics
- Flower delivery
- On the day coordination
- Ceremony celebration
- Restaurant and hotel recommendations
Thank you, Cedric Klein, for the images.