Wedding Inspiration of the Week – Chantilly, France
With a history that can be traced back to the 14th Century, the commune of Chantilly pays homage to the rich culture and stately architecture of monarchical France. This domain, with its imposing buildings, lush lawns and grand water features, is an elegant portal to the times of the French nobility that will make your wedding glow with regal charm. It is exactly the venue you need to realize your dream of a royal fairytale wedding.
Whether enchanting, intimate nuptials or a wedding that is a grand extravaganza, Chantilly has venues that can host all avatars of weddings. Home to the art and heritage collections of the Duke of Aumale, Château de Chantilly features plush suites, art galleries and a reading room, all of which can be used as areas for your wedding functions. Built in the memory of Duchess of Montmorency, wife of Henri II, Sylvie’s House can host up to 200 people and is a place that opens up the wonderful world of French-style art-de-vivre to your guests. If only a space that has been graced by the royalty will do, The Great Stables is your answer. The largest stable in all of Europe, this venue has been host to royal receptions and can hold up to 600 guests at a time.
One of the most versatile venues in Chantilly, The Grounds, is influenced by the different styles of gardens that existed through history. It also houses the Island of Love and the Temple of Venus, locations that are perfect for a romantic ceremony. The venue can accommodate up to 600 people at a time and in case you were planning to ditch a baraat on a ghodi for a helicopter landing, that could be made possible too!
One of the oldest tracks in France, The Race Tracks are the venue for international sporting events and trade shows. However, they’re also perfect for a big fat Indian wedding. Not only does the venue house several indoor spaces, there’s a 30 hectare Central Lawn for outdoor functions.
Our Editors have put together a Mood Board for an elaborate wedding at Chantilly that features awe-inspiring views of the various venues the commune, royal bridalwear and decor element set-ups from real weddings at Chantilly.
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