French Chateau Wedding Venue | Château de Courtomer 

June 20, 2024


Nestled in the picturesque French countryside, just 2.5 hours from Paris, Château de Courtomer offers an enchanting setting that combines historic elegance with modern luxury. This stunning château is the ideal backdrop for a wedding celebration, offering everything from beautiful grounds and elegant interiors to comfortable accommodations and versatile event spaces. Here’s why Château de Courtomer should be at the top of your list for a French chateau wedding venue.

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The Château: Timeless Elegance and Charm

Château de Courtomer is an 18th-century treasure that exudes old-world charm and the refinement of a bygone era. The château’s grand facade, with its stately columns and intricate architectural details, sets a romantic tone from the moment you arrive. Inside, the château features beautifully restored rooms that seamlessly blend historical authenticity with contemporary comfort. High ceilings, antique furnishings, and expansive windows offer plenty of natural light, making it idyllic to wake up to views of the countryside each morning of your wedding weekend. The interiors are flooded with natural light, offering a stunning backdrop for wedding photography. Whether you envision a grand indoor ceremony or an intimate gathering, the château provides a versatile and breathtaking canvas for your wedding photos.

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The Grounds: Natural Beauty at Every Turn

The sprawling grounds of Château de Courtomer are a masterpiece of natural beauty in the French countryside, making it the quintessential French chateau wedding venue. Manicured lawns, lush gardens, and centuries-old trees create a serene and picturesque environment perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Imagine exchanging vows under a canopy of trees with the château as your backdrop, or hosting a cocktail hour on the lawn as the sun sets over the rolling hills. The grounds offer countless opportunities for stunning wedding photos, with each season bringing its unique palette of colors and textures. Whether you choose a summer wedding bathed in golden sunlight or a spring ceremony amidst blossoming flowers, the grounds of Château de Courtomer are an idyllic canvas for your celebrations.

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The Orangerie: A Jewel of Light & Love

One of the most captivating features of Château de Courtomer is its charming Orangerie. This elegant structure, once used to house citrus trees during the winter months, has been beautifully repurposed as a unique event space. Its large windows allow natural light to flood in, creating an atmosphere of warmth and joy. Its versatility allows for various setups, from a formal seated dinner to a lively dance floor, to a casual garden scene for your Welcome Dinner. The Orangerie’s proximity to the main château and the gardens also makes it convenient for guests to move seamlessly between different parts of your celebration.

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Luxurious Accommodations: Comfort and Convenience for Your Guests

Château de Courtomer offers not just a venue but a sanctuary for your wedding guests. The château’s luxurious bedrooms and suites, each uniquely decorated with a blend of antique charm and modern amenities, provide a comfortable and elegant retreat. Your guests will appreciate the comfort and convenience of staying on the estate, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the wedding festivities. From the welcome dinner on Friday evening to the farewell brunch on Sunday morning, the château provides a seamless and joyous experience.

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A Full Weekend of Celebration

At Château de Courtomer, your wedding is not just a single day but a full weekend of celebration. Begin with a warm welcome dinner on Friday evening, where your guests can mingle and start the festivities in a relaxed and intimate setting. On your wedding day, the château and its grounds offer a variety of enchanting spaces for each part of your celebration, from the ceremony and cocktail hour to the reception and evening festivities. Finally, bid farewell with a delightful Sunday brunch, savoring the last moments of a magical weekend surrounded by loved ones in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere.

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A Luxury French Chateau Wedding Venue

Choosing Château de Courtomer as your French chateau wedding venue means embracing a world of romance, elegance, and timeless beauty. Set amidst the serene French countryside, this extraordinary venue offers everything you need to create memories that will be cherished forever. From the historic architecture of the château and the natural splendor of the grounds to the charming Orangerie and luxurious accommodations, every element of Château de Courtomer is designed to make your wedding day truly special.

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ashley helen

Lover of antiques, rustic European style & fluffy animals. Middle of three sisters. Collector of vintage cameras & milk glass.

Hi! I'm Ashley. I'm an heirloom wedding and boudoir photographer, and love what I do because of the places I've been and the people I have met (and photographed) along the way. 

As a biology student, I came into photography by happy accident through my travels and study abroad adventures. I was on a trip in the Amazon studying rainforest ecology, but I just couldn't turn my focus away from the people I met. I used photography to explore everything I was experiencing, and I came back from that trip realizing I needed to be photographing and creating. So I changed my major to photography, and there's been no turning back since. I still wholeheartedly love learning about a person through photography.


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