This wedding season took me to the stunning Chateau de Champlatreux, one the best luxury destination wedding venues in France. Drenched in opulent 18th-century French architectural features, the chateau is a sight to behold. Think of parquet de Versailles flooring, intricate paneling, and large marble features. If you adore the grandeur of French chateaus but also equally value logistical practicality, then Chateau de Champlatreux is the ultimate wedding venue for you.
CHATEAU DE CHAMPLATREUX AT A GLANCE
- Chateau de Champlatreux is an 18th-century architectural wonder originally designed by French architect Jean-Michel Chevotet. It was built as a country home for the Molé family until it was destroyed in 1970. The current chateau is a more modest version of the older one but is still inspired by the Louis XIII style.
- Chateau de Champlatreux’s location makes it a perfect destination wedding venue. It’s located about 27km to the North of Paris and is less than an hour’s drive from the capital. It’s also less than 30 minutes drive from the Charles de Gaulle airport.
- Chateau de Champlatreux has a maximum venue capacity of 300 (seated) or 500 (cocktail) for an indoor wedding or event. It can cater to both religious and non-religious weddings with its four reception rooms (Le Grand Salon, Le Salon du Billard, Le Salon Bleu, and L’antichambre) and the nearby village church.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The chateau is a dry-hire venue, which means you’re only provided the space, but you must take care of everything else (furniture, catering, etc). A preferred list of caterers is included in the chateau’s wedding information brochure. Hiring a caterer outside the list will cost more but is allowed as long as the caterer abides by the rules set by the chateau’s management. There are no restrictions/conditions when it comes to hiring other wedding suppliers.
- Summer weddings are often held outdoors at the back of the chateau facing the vast gardens. Indoor weddings are held in the chateau’s four large reception rooms. You can party until 3:30 a.m. (indoor weddings) or until 11:30 p.m. (outdoor weddings) unless you have a marquee set on the castle grounds.
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- While you’re already in France, make the most of your trip. Why not book a romantic Paris engagement session before your Chateau de Champlatreux destination wedding? It’s a poignant way to celebrate your last few days of being single and your last portraits before your big day. But if you fancy it, a post-wedding portrait session in the city of love is also a great idea. It’s a newly married treat you can gift yourself before you head out on your honeymoon.
- Elevate your Chateau de Champlatreux destination wedding guest experience. Create a simple travel guide that will help your wedding guests enjoy their French trip. A wedding welcome pack with information about places to go and eat in Paris would go a long way especially if some of your guests are visiting France for the first time. Not sure where to start, grab my guide to visiting Paris.
ACCOMMODATION AT CHATEAU DE CHAMPLATREUX
A 2-night stay at the cottage La Closerie, comes with the chateau hire. La Closerie sits within the property near the main entrance and is a short walk to the front of the chateau. Measuring 170m2, it’s spacious enough and can accommodate up to 12 people. With big dining and sitting rooms, a full-size kitchen, and several bedrooms, it’s great if you want to keep your family and closest friends on site.
HOW TO GET TO CHATEAU DE CHAMPLATREUX
Chateau de Champlatreux is conveniently located near Charles de Gaulle International Airport, France’s biggest airport. You’ll have no difficulty with guests flying from overseas as the chateau is a short 20-minute ride from the airport with lots of accommodation options. The chateau is less than an hour’s drive from Central Paris.
COMING SOON TO THE BLOG:
Mia & Matt’s Multi-cultural summer wedding at Chateau de Champlatreux