France is abundant with beautiful châteaux wedding venues, but few are as special as Château de Chantilly. A favorite of mine is just under an hour outside of Paris and has a wonderful history for those who love fine art. Château de Chantilly is open to the public and is known as one of the finest pieces of France's cultural heritage.
Château de Chantilly is a lovely place for weddings. It was built for Henri d’Orléans, son of King of France, Louis-Philippe and allowed him to showcase his collection of masterpieces. The castle currently has the second largest collection of antique paintings, after the Louvre.
The gardens are heavenly for a wedding ceremony tucked in the midst of greenery. The "Island of Love" area is a more English-style garden while the French classical gardens offer an arrival over a romantic bridge. Both equally special, giving you great options for a grand entrance and chic ceremony. Imagine a wedding dress floating over water down a long aisle as a bride walks down. Breathtaking is an understatement here!
Cocktail hour is best taken in the 18th century-style Large Suites (if your wedding has more than 50 guests). For smaller receptions, dine here and enjoy a long royal table for a dinner reception surrounded by antique artwork.
For larger wedding parties at this château wedding venue, you can proceed to dinner in The Gallery of Painting and the Rotunda, which is the heart of Condé Museum. Your lavish meal will be surrounded by 85 paintings of the past.
Then when it’s time to dance, we like to usher guests into the Capitainerie. It feels like a wine cellar dome inside, where we can host dancing until 2am. Alternatively, fireworks, video mapping, and a tented dance party can take place outside for a completely different style party. For a chateau wedding venue In Paris Chantilly is always truly magical.
It’s important to have a good understanding of your guest count before you book here. The size of your party can dramatically impact which spaces you're able to use for the event. All are wonderful, but each creates a different wedding environment and feel.
If you have an exceptionally large wedding size, consider dinner and dancing in the stables for a completely different château wedding venue experience.
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