The story of Chateau de Challain is as much a fairytale as its looks; built as a private country residence in 1854, the chateau was once the jewel of Anjoy. After years of neglect, it was left tired and broken until it stole the hearts of the Nicholsons just over a decade ago. Shortly after the Nicholsons made an offer, they became the new owners of Chateau de Challain and began a painstaking restoration project to return the chateau to its former glory.
You can’t escape the feeling of romance and history. Today Chateau de Challain is one of the most magical castles you could wish to visit. Standing tall, and gleaming white, its majesty casts a spell over everyone who visits – for weddings, honeymoons, parties and more.
Manager and owner of Chateau de Challain, Cynthia, loves attention to detail – whether you are planning to experience the luxury of a castle wedding at Chateau de Challain, whether you plan to honeymoon here, or both, she will take care to make your time one you will always cherish. From exquisite dining experiences to events and stays that will take your breath away, Cynthia can manage every aspect of your stay at the Chateau.
LOCATION & ACTIVITIES
Challain la Potherie is a village in a commune centred on the town of Cande in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. The region of Anjou is one of the most diverse in France.
The Loire in Anjou
Anjou owes almost everything to its river – the Loire, which stretches some 80 miles. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Loire is the last untamed river of Europe, and is at its most beautiful in Anjoy.
The Coteaux du Layon vineyards stretch across the hillsides; originally planted by monks, the sweet, golden wine produced was once drunk by the crowned heads of Europe, and still graces the tables of discerning drinkers today. Why not take a tour of the vineyards and learn about the wines made, during your stay.
Luxury antique and silk furnishings – all beautifully curated.
Enjoy the rich architectural heritage of the Loire valley’s historic towns, especially its chateaux
Tour and taste at some of the many vineyards in the Loire
Play a game of boules – it’s the traditional game of Anjou
Visit Angers castle and view the Apocalypse Tapestry, the world’s largest tapestry
Take a trip to Cholet to visit the Parc Oriental de Maulevrier, France’s largest Japanese garden.
We would very much like to present to you our latest delicious menu. Prepare to feast your eyes on some of the delectable delights we are proud to serve our guests here at Chateau Challain. Unlike most other venues, we offer an unlimited bar during your evening meals, with a perfectly paired wine list that will wonderfully compliment your feast.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k4CsdfH9P26F6yBS8x9gyrWzNduW0Yz3/view
Luxuriously accommodations - bedroom suites are included in most of our Package
for up to 50 guests
All of your guests can stay with you if you choose Chateau Challain.
With 8 luxurious period suites and 3 large bedrooms in the chateau your wedding guests will be treated to a luxurious stay. Each room has it's own style, from the Royal Suite, Napoleon, The Tower, The Empress , The Romance, Toile de Jouy, and The Peacock are just some of our guest's favourites.
We also have 10 stunning modern bedrooms in the Coach House that can accomodate for all your guests. The Gatehouse is a separate apartment within the chateau grounds for 5 people and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with a kitchen and living room and is also included in all packages.
We can help accomodate and transfer all your guests, just ask for details
Rooms - you can't escape the feeling of romance and history as you enter one of the 21 bedrooms in the castle. Each room is individually decorated with silk furnishings, antiques and thoughtful extra touches.
The newest addition to the Chateau's guest accommodation is the magnificent is Our Coach House. 10 Suites overlooking the Chateau. What a beautiful view.
Gate House - recently restored and available as a self contained holiday let. It includes two bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, a kitchen, a working fire place and your own "al fresco" dining area.
If you're thinking of getting married at a French chateau, look no further than Chateau Challain.
We take great pride in all the weddings at the Chateau, after all, in such a romantic environment what else would you expect? We consider every wedding at the Chateau Challain a special event. Each one is like our couples, truly unique.
At Chateau Challain we offer a full-service chateau wedding packages from 2 - 120+ guests, attentive staff and exclusive use of 21 decadently decorated suites, plus 72 acres of gardens, forest, and lake. We'll take care of everything to make sure your wedding day is perfect: wedding cake, flowers, food, drinks, music, entertainment, accommodation, ceremony, connections and whatever else your hearts desire.
If you can dream it, we can make it happen.
Unique Weddings are our Speciality. Hosting your ceremony, luxurious wedding reception and providing lovely accommodations for your guests, Chateau Challain is the perfect destination fairytale wedding venue. Here is our Pricing Brochure, enjoy the dream!
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