The Royal Hunting Lodge
5 (4)

100 guests
Sleeps 60
CFE , 45 mins
From 13,350

An exceptional castle for all your events

This beautiful château, a former royal hunting lodge, provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding day. A large amount of quality accommodation is included in the chateau hire, making it the perfect venue for a 2 to 3 night wedding week-end with all your family and friends on-site.


A warm welcome awaits you in this former royal château which is majestic yet cosy, rustic yet refined, friendly yet discreet. This historic French monument is situated in the countryside, just 15 minutes from a busy spa town, and has stunning views across the Allier Valley that can be enjoyed from the large terrace and pool area.

The Château provides a fantastic backdrop for an exclusive dream wedding. A classic fairytale castle with towers surrounded by lush gardens and nestled in its own 22 hectare private estate, this venue is a stunning and beautiful location for your special wedding.

Located in the centre of France, surrounded by the natural beauty of the unspoilt Auvergne Region, the château is ideally situated to bring together guests travelling from across France, Europe and even further afield. Over the last 25 years the château has been privileged to host parties for guests of more than 70 different nationalities.

An unforgettable party without having to worry about getting back home, you are home! Choosing the château for one or more days includes beds for 54 guests in the castle (without counting the fold up beds for children). If further accommodation is required, there are many hotels and apartments in Vichy which is just a 15 minute drive.

The magnificent oak panelled "Grande Salle" and its custom made marquee extension benefit from exceptional views over the valley and provide a fabulous setting for a reception dinner. For larger parties, the Grande Salle and the marquee together provide a seating capacity of up to 100 people with space for a dancefloor, and for smaller parties the Grande Salle alone can seat up to 80 people. Cocktails on the large paved terrace are unbeatable ! A further three smaller reception rooms can be used to provide an area dedicated to children : babysitters, children's meals, various activities and why not a little kids disco !

The purpose built pergola in the park is the perfect setting for a unique wedding or vow renewal ceremony. Set in a sheltered and quiet location overlooking the lakes, it is an original structure and pretty backdrop for an intimate and highly personalised ceremony.

We can help you organise your special day to make it one that neither you nor your guests will ever forget. We can provide assistance with all aspects of planning your event or alternatively we can recommend a local English speaking wedding planner.

In a nutshell:
16 double bedrooms, 2 family suites, 2 apartments, 1 ground floor suite with disabled access. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
Château sleeps 54 guests
Plus 10 folding beds and 3 cots available

1 Large Reception Room "Grande Salle"
​Marquee extension of the Reception Room
3 Additional meeting/dining rooms
Indoor heated swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Pergola (77m²)
Terrace 250m²
Table Football
Private park 22 hectares
Parking on site for 80 cars

Two night minimum booking required.

If you would like more information then please do get in touch, we will be more than happy to help.


Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding VenuesThe Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is one of the most spectacular places to get married in France if you have a strong interest in arts and culture. Getting there is easy, as it’s either a quick flight or a short journey on a train.

You have the Roman forum and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière as well. This glorious landmark will provide you with wedding photos that will take your breath away for years to come. The city on the northern shore is also known as being the Venice of the Savoie and running alongside it is the Thiou River and even the Vasse Canal. With medieval buildings running along either side, you will soon see how this can provide the perfect backdrop for your perfect day. The most scenic site in this location however has to be Lake Geneva. So many people come on a ferry or even a tour boat from Lausanne, and it is often referred to as being the most beautiful village in the whole of France.

With trickling water fountains scattered throughout the area, this is quite possibly one of the most scenic areas in the world to get married. This is a must-see location for your special day, and it’s one you won’t regret. Whether you are looking for a Chateau wedding or a wedding venue with the most amazing views this region has it all! 



  • The chateau itself is gorgeous. It has everything you could ever wish for to make a fairytale wedding. When you are looking for a venue, it's easy to choose this Chateau because of the stunning views, rooms, pools, grounds and facilities. The venue is quite simply magical and our guests were blown away by it in every single way.

    But the real reason you should choose it is because of Maartje. She has been nothing short of phenomenonal throughout the whole experience. And for us, that included the entirety of covid, and the logistical and emotional difficulty that brought. Beyond that, Ian and Maartje are the perfect blend of being available constantly, without being intrusive, so that you truly feel that the Chateau is yours and you are the princess, if only for a short while !

    In addition to that, the vendors and suppliers that the Chateau works with are second to none - the absolute best, and you are guaranteed an amazing time. Maartje really does make dreams come true.
    Jennifer and Adam, 30 July 2022
  • My (now) husband and I held our wedding here at this Chateau. We had to wait a few years due to Covid cancellations but my gosh was it worth it. I can honestly say it was the best setting we could have ever asked for, the beautiful chateau and it's amazing facilities, the efforts and experience of the owners Maartje and Ian, and the fabulous services provided by the caterers and other local service providers.

    We would 110% recommend this venue to any couple who are hoping to get married in France, it was a truly unforgettable weekend and we are so very thankful to the owners.
    Sorrel and Chris, 30 April 2022
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Contact Us

For further information please contact Maartje & Ian.

You can speak to us in: French & English


  • Medium seasonApril and October (price for 2 nights)From €13,350
  • High seasonMay,Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep (price for 2 nights)From €13,350


  • Golf course nearby

  • Helicopter Pad

  • Internet access

  • Pet friendly

  • Disabled access

  • Swimming pool

  • Hotel recommendation list

  • Marquee available on site

  • Recommended suppliers list available

  • Recommended caterer

  • Nearest Airport


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