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The chateau is a magnificent venue for a wedding reception. Our location allows you to experience the style and adventure of a French wedding without the typical costs of a wedding held abroad. By Eurostar and taxi, the chateau is just two hours from St Pancras station. By car it is only three hours from Junction 5 of the M25, via the Eurotunnel/ferry. You and your guests will have the fun of coming to France without spending lots of time and money on the journey.

There is a beautiful village church which can be hired for a blessing, which is just a minute’s walk away. Or you can hold a ceremony in the gardens in a place that you choose.

We have masses of wedding contacts for everything you might need, and we can provide wedding planning and help with the language if required.

Couple at wedding venue Big Chateau, Hallines, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France

The chateau itself is the perfect base for a wedding. The grand entrance is ideal for formal pictures, we have a wonderful bridal suite — and there are two large areas for bridesmaids and groomsmen to dress. We even have two staircases in the house, so accidental sightings of each other before the ceremony can be avoided! Most importantly, the chateau is large enough to allow a wedding party of up to 26 to stay together in great comfort. The dining room table seats 30 — ideal if you are planning a dinner the night before the wedding for family and friends. We can also park 30 cars on a lawn away from the chateau to keep everything looking beautiful.

The Stables

The renovation of the stables was completed on schedule in May 2019. It was originally built to house the chateau’s team of horses and carriages, and it is a spectacular space. It can seat 120 guests, it has wonderful light for photographs and great acoustics for speeches. The building can be completely open on one side if the weather is good, or closed if not. In addition to the main area, there is a bar, a dance area, kitchens, storage and toilets.

Arriving at the stables
Covered seating area
The stables
160m² space for entertaining
Seating for 120 guests
Plating-up room
Dance area
Stables bar
Superb acoustics
We had a corking good time!
25,000 fairy lights!

We run weddings at the chateau to start at around midday, and to end at midnight. This gives the option of having your guests return the next day for a picnic in the grounds, or for a relaxed buffet lunch in the stables.

There is a very nice two-star hotel only a five-minute taxi ride away, and every other sort of accommodation in the area, from five-star hotels to Bed and Breakfasts.

Champagne bottles
Vintage car at wedding venue Big Chateau, Hallines, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France

If this sounds like it might suit you, please get in touch to chat about your plans — or arrange a visit. We’d love to meet you!

Flowers at wedding venue Big Chateau, Hallines, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France