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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 140 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 140 guests
Plating-up room
Dance area
Stables bar
Superb acoustics
25,000 fairy lights!
Stables kitchen
Stables toilets

We have been delighted to host some wonderful weddings recently. Many thanks to the couples who chose our venue — we wish you great happiness.

This video will give you a taste of what is possible at the Chateau. Many thanks to all involved for allowing us to share these images.

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.

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

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.

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.

Our location allows you and your guests to experience the style and adventure of a French wedding without the typical costs and travelling times of a wedding held abroad.

If this might suit you, please get in touch to discuss your plans or to arrange a visit. We’d love to meet you!

Wedding FAQs
Can we rent the stables without renting the chateau?

No. All bookings involve renting the chateau, for a minimum of three nights. Rental of the stables is an optional extra.

What's included when renting the stables?
  • the exclusive use of the stables, with its central area for up to 140 guests and the kitchen, bar, dance area and toilets
  • access to the stables throughout your stay, to enable pre-wedding decorating and a post-wedding lunch if required
  • tables, chairs and cushions, small vases
  • permission to have more than thirty guests on site (which is the maximum allowed in our normal chateau rental)
  • lists of local wedding suppliers
  • a member of staff on hand to help with technical issues and make sure things run smoothly
  • parking for thirty cars, fifty metres from the chateau
  • rubbish disposal; cardboard and glass recycling
  • an extensive collection of items that might be useful for your wedding, from wedding arches to easels, that you are welcome to borrow
Do you supply crockery, cutlery and glasses?

No. Your caterer will supply them. The local wine shops can also supply glasses. Your caterer will also be able to supply tablecloths. The table measurements are on our downloadable diagram of the stables (see above).

Are there any rules about which wedding suppliers we can use?

You can book anyone you choose to supply anything you want. We can recommend suppliers who have catered for us before, but you are free to pick anyone you like. All we ask of your chosen caterers is that they leave the kitchen and storage areas of the stables as clean as they found them, and they do not use the kitchen in the chateau to cook or wash up.

Do you have a wedding coordinator, or someone to help with the language, and would they be there on the wedding day?

Yes, if you want. Some wedding supply discussions can get quite technical and Google Translate can struggle with things like florists’ arrangements! Amanda is happy to help out with wedding planning. She charges an hourly rate of £40. She can be there on the wedding day.

Why do weddings cost more than renting the chateau?

Weddings require the use of our renovated stables as an event space. They are very significantly more work than a normal chateau rental. While the chateau will be the base for up to twenty-six of your guests, much of the wedding itself will take place in the stables.

Does a wedding need to include the rental of the stables?

If your wedding is for thirty people or fewer, you don’t need to hire the stables. Your wedding breakfast can be in the dining room and we will treat it as a normal chateau rental. If you are inviting more than thirty guests, then you do need to hire the stables because the chateau, though large, is not set up to be a wedding venue. Even if you wanted your guests to be seated in the garden, the stables would still be needed for preparing the food and drinks, for the dancing – and in case of rain.

How can we see what rental dates are available?

On our website Homepage, at the top right, under “Booking & Rates” there is a menu link for “Availability”. Or use the button below.

What is your minimum rental length?

Our minimum rental is three nights. Check-in time is 5pm, and check-out is 10am. For a relaxed wedding we recommend at least four nights.

What do we have to pay, and when do we have to pay it?

To secure the booking, you need to pay a third of the chateau rental fee. The remainder, along with the security deposit and the stables hire, is due three months before the start of the rental.

What are the cancellation terms?

Money paid is not refundable, with the exception of the wedding fee/stable hire and the security deposit, which we will refund in full.

Are there any extra costs involved?

We offer all our renters an exit clean charge of £260. This is optional, but we strongly recommend it for weddings as we’re sure you’ll have enough to do without cleaning and tidying before you leave!

Do you charge corkage?

No. Your caterer might charge a fee, but we don’t.

Can we have a pay-bar at our event?

No. We don’t have a licence for the sale of alcohol, so alcoholic drinks need to be provided to guests free of charge.

Why do you schedule weddings to end at midnight?

We find that twelve hours is a good length for a wedding. It allows for plenty of dancing, doesn’t require a second shift of staff and lets guests get back to their hotels while local taxi firms are still operating. We also need to comply with French laws about noise, as we are on the edge of a village. If you want your guests to return the next day for lunch, it’s also a good idea to bring things to an end at about midnight. If you are very keen that your party should extend beyond midnight this can usually be arranged.

Is the venue suitable for disabled guests?

Yes. The stables are all on ground level, the floors are all tiled, and there is a disabled toilet. Those staying at the chateau need to be able to climb stairs.

What are the bad weather options for the service?

In case of bad weather, a blessing can either take place in the stables or you can use the entrance hall or dining room of the chateau.

How many toilets are there?

There are four toilets in the stables. One of them is a disabled toilet with a fold-down nappy-changing station. If needed, there are a further six toilets on the ground floor of the chateau.

Can guests stay in tents and campervans in the grounds of the chateau?

No. We can put up four extra wedding guests in our cottage, otherwise there are B & Bs in the village, and a hotel that’s five minutes away.

Can we have round tables?

We supply rectangular tables at the stables. This makes best use of the space. It is also the most sociable layout as guests can talk to those sitting opposite them as well as either side. It also means that guests will not have their backs to the top table so that everyone can easily watch those making speeches. But if you would prefer round tables, you can book a French caterer that will be able to supply them.

Do you have a sound system?

We have a portable speaker with a plug-in microphone. This can be used during the blessing, but those conducting blessings usually bring their own. Ours can be used for speeches, but the acoustics are so good in the stables that it might not be needed.

Can we throw confetti?

Confetti for your guests to throw in the gardens or at the church needs to be dried flower petals. If you search online for “wedding confetti petals”, you will find plenty of suppliers.

How can we reduce the carbon footprint of our wedding?

A wedding at Chateau d’Hallines is an environmentally friendly option because your guests are likely to come by car, and the Eurotunnel or ferry, rather than flying. The chateau and the stables are naturally cool in the summer and do not require air-conditioning. Food and drink can be sourced locally. We recycle all glass, plastic and paper.

Can we have fireworks?

No. By the time that it gets dark in the summer, it’s too late to be letting off fireworks. In the winter this might be possible, subject to getting permission from the Mayor.

Can we have a marquee?

No. We renovated our stables to be a wedding venue. If your guests cannot fit into the stables, then you need a different venue!

Is the swimming pool available on our wedding day?

Sadly not! Everyone is so busy and focused on a wedding day, it is our policy to prevent accidents by closing the pool on the day of the wedding. It will be open again the next day.

It's your day
Josh & Chloe

We had the most incredible weekend of our lives at Chateau d’Hallines. Amanda and Dan’s stunning chateau became our beautiful wedding venue, and it’ll always hold a very special place in our hearts. Everything came together perfectly… we wouldn’t have changed a single thing.

Chloe W

Youssef & Angie

Our wedding took place in the fantastic Château and everyone l-o-v-e-d it! To all the brides and grooms-to-be out there: We know how difficult it is to choose a venue, and 200% recommend this one!

Angie C

Max & Josie

Everyone who came to the wedding said the château looked like it was from a fairytale and I would have to agree! Dan and Amanda were complete stars throughout all the planning and the day itself. They are truly lovely, kind people and have restored the château wonderfully.

Josie S

Olivier & Juliette

We got married at Château d’Hallines and everything was perfect… We were fortunate to be able to celebrate the ceremony in the adjoining church, which is only a three-minute walk from the chateau, a real plus. The guests were all delighted and loved the place.

Juliette P

Fin & Lulu

We rented the Chateau for a small wedding and everything was fantastic. Amanda and Dan were superb hosts who were available to help us with every aspect of our organisation, making planning much smoother and minimising stress. We can strongly recommend this chateau.

Fin C

Gregory & Hanane

Our guests were amazed by the place, and we even more. It was an unforgettable day. You and your chateau will forever be in our hearts. Thanks again for everything. You made our dream come true!


Josh & Alice

We spent an amazing week at Chateau d’Hallines culminating in our wedding. The stables were perfect—a beautiful venue that was easily warm enough despite the cool spring weather outside. We couldn’t have asked for more; a week’s holiday and two-day wedding party for the price of one night in some venues in the UK feels like a steal.

Joshua M

Ed & Aimee

Amanda and Dan were absolutely amazing from start to finish—they were so understanding and accommodating when we needed to make changes. They kept in regular contact but also gave us the freedom to plan the wedding we wanted… Nearly all our guests said they wanted to go back for their holidays!


Pierre & Izabela

We had a magical day for our wedding at the Chateau d’Hallines. The chateau is absolutely beautiful, every room has its own personality and manages to be very elegant and homie at the same time. The management of the Chateau is absolutely amazing, they really went out of their way to help us before and on the wedding day.


Blaise & Kevin

We can’t get over what an incredible wedding we had at Chateau d’Hallines. It felt grand, special yet extremely private and intimate. Amanda and Dan were perfectly attentive; in no way intrusive but there if and when we needed them. It may only have been our home for a few days, yet we’ll hold Amanda, Dan and the chateau close to our hearts for many years to come.


Charles & Flora

To experience the wedding of your dreams, choose the Château d’Hallines! A sublime place, owners of infinite kindness, an idyllic setting. All you have to do is choose your service providers and make the most of it.


Martin & Laura

The place and its magic guarantee an unforgettable moment.
Amanda and Dan are great.


Youssef & Molka

We celebrated our wedding at Chateau d’Hallines and what a pleasure to meet Amanda and her team. They were present with us throughout the weekend, allowing us to spend an evening without worrying about anything. I will never forget my wedding. I plan to return to the chateau for other events.


Antoine & Justine

We were enchanted by the welcome and amazed by the place, discretion and great availability of Dan and Amanda! If you are looking for an exceptional place, go there without hesitation for your wedding. Dan and Amanda will make this moment perfect and unforgettable.


Renovating the stables was quite a task. We filmed some of the key stages — watch the video to see the achievements made by our wonderful construction team in bringing this old building to life.