Chantilly: The Perfect Destination Wedding
Chantilly is like a Parisian secret; a hidden gem of tranquility located outside the cosmopolitan chaos. Only an hour’s drive or a 30-minute train from Paris means that while it has all the charm of a stunning French rural landscape, it’s also very convenient for guests.
Château de Chantilly
The grand scale of the Château means numerous options. Picture a romantic outdoor ceremony on The Island of Love (Ile d’Amour), with its 100m aisle – followed by lunch in a large marquee in the Jardin du Anglais. There’s also the Anglo-Chinese gardens, which boasts the most beautiful fruit tree orchard; a stunning backdrop that inspired Marie-Antoinette’s Hamlet in the Petit Trianon in Versailles.
The Grand Stables are the largest princely stables in Europe, and a spectacular site to host your wedding. The stables were built by Jean Aubert for Louis-Henri de Bourbon (7th prince of Condé), and are considered an architectural masterpiece.
If an indoor wedding is more to your taste, you can sit amongst the second largest antique painting collection in the whole of France, in an ornate dining room fit for royalty.
Alternatively, The Maison de Sylvie pavilion seats up to 150 people and is comprised of large windows to allow the golden light of the day to shine through.
The Auberge Du Jeu De Paume
Just a ten minute walk from the Château is The Auberge Du Jeu De Paume; an exclusive 5* Relais Chateaux hotel with 92 rooms and suites, a spa, gym, equestrian centre and golf course. The hotel serves as both luxurious accommodation for your guests, and a charming venue for your special day. The Jeu de Paume has several multi-purpose rooms to suit your requirements, whether that be an intimate reception with your loved ones or a large-scale party.
Tiara Chateau Hotel Mont Royal Chantilly
Set within the forests of Chantilly; this elegant 5* Hotel is is surrounded by a site of natural beauty. Ranging up to 350 sqm, each event room exhibits a wonderful view of evergreen. The interiors are described by Small Luxury Hotels Of The World as a blend of “Louis XV-style furniture and sparkling chandeliers with a modern sense of space.” The acclaimed spa and leisure centre are also available for your enjoyment, along with the stunning grounds to explore either by foot or by bicycle.