The Chateau d'Aleny is an amazing 18th Century property located on the southern side of Beaune in Burgundy. It has recently been fully refurbished by famous designers who mixed a luxury contemporary touch with antique furniture. It was named by CNN among the top ten best wedding venues worldwide.
The Chateau d'Aleny is ideally suited for weddings, holidays and corporate events. Its location amidst the vineyards is also very convenient for wine tasting tours. The perfect time for visiting Burgundy is April to October but the brand new heating system makes it truly comfortable if you come in the cold season.
The Chateau d'Aleny offers huge indoor spaces of 1,500 sqm and 40 hectares (100+ acres) of outdoor space. The Chateau can accommodate 30 guests and larger groups for weddings and other events. The Chateau is a child-friendly place and high-speed Internet access is available throughout the property. You can also enjoy many sports from biking to horse-riding to waterskiing.
The lovely roman-style chapel is the perfect place for weddings and receptions can be hosted in the gardens or indoors depending on the number of guests. A wedding planning service is also available to facilitate logistics (dinner, decoration, flowers, photos, videos etc). Please contact Excellence Luxury Villas VIP Concierge Team for more information.
Prices & Booking
Prices are not published on the website and the property cannot be booked online, so for a tailored quote to your group please use the 'Enquire Now' button in the right hand column.
The chateau is situated close to Beaune and the world famous Cote d’Or vineyards. There are plenty of farms, food stores and markets close to the Chateau so it is very easy to source good produce.
The ever expanding and knowledgeable “Welcome Book” reveals all the local treats (organic products from local farms, fine restaurants) and must do’s (wine tasting, sightseeing, sports etc). Wine tasting courses can also be arranged onsite with a professional oenologist as well as cooking classes.
There is plenty to explore in the area, including a beautiful 17th Century Chateau at Pierre de Bresse, the vineyards of Beaune, Dijon - the capital of Burgundy and the Jura to the East, with outstanding restaurants and golf courses. The nearby rivers are also perfect for experiencing fishing or water-skiing.
Paris is 350km away. Driving takes 3.5 hours and the train to Paris takes 2.5 hours. The nearest international airports are Lyon or Geneva (160km). The nearest train station is 12km from the chateau (in Seurre).
A mandatory cleaning charge of €500 per week is levied on each booking and should be paid in cash at the end of your stay. This covers the full cleaning of the chateau at the end of your stay.
Full service is mandatory during peak season. Outside the peak season, self-catering is possible (except for weddings) and you can also book the cook and maid service on a per-day or per-meal basis. Full service allows guests to relax from domestic chores: cooking (breakfast, lunch & dinner), table service, cleaning. Pricing depends on the number of guests and requested schedules.
Many other services (babysitting, driver, laundry, chauffeured car rental and limo transportation from and to airport/station), activities (wine-tours, on-site wine-tasting courses, on-site cooking classes) and sports (tennis, golf, horse-riding, water-ski, wake-board) can also be arranged by Excellence Luxury Villas VIP Concierge.
Please do not hesitate to ask for more details. For example, feedback from guests say that the chauffeured car is an excellent option as this allows you to avoid the hassle of driving on French roads and it is cheaper than car rental/train for groups of over 5 people in the same car (a Mercedes mini-van can accommodate up to 7 people + the driver). The chauffeur is at your disposal and can drive you for wine-tours or from/to Paris, Geneva or anywhere you land or go to. For this and other services, contact Excellence Luxury Villas VIP Concierge Team.
In the heart of southern Burgundy, not far from Beaune and the world-famous vineyards of the Côte-d’Or, Château d’Aleny is a historic and beautiful venue for a memorable event. The 18th century chateau offers modern luxury alongside old-world charm, set in 40 hectares of glorious grounds featuring French-style parks, woodland and fields.
You may choose to tie the knot in the chateau’s picturesque private chapel or outside in the shade of the ancient trees, followed by a cocktail reception by the pool and a relaxed al-fresco feast on the terrace or in the delightful Orangery.
With the back-drop of this historic castle, guests are sure to be impressed as they enjoy some of the world’s finest wines from beautiful Burgundy.
Dining can take place outside in the gardens for up to 500 guests seated or in The Orangery for up to 180 guests seated.
Dancing can follow in either location – a dancefloor can be hired for the garden and dancing with music may run until 11:30pm outside or with no restriction inside.
A marquee is advised/necessary for parties over 180 people.
There is a chapel on-site where the ceremony can take place with room for up to 80 guests.
Alternatively, a ceremony can be set up in the gardens with up to 500 guests or in The Orangery with up to 180 guests. Alternatively, there are three local Catholic Churches within 10 minutes of the chateau.
The chateau can supply an English-speaking celebrant.
Where to Stay
34 guests can stay at the chateau, plus a further 50 guests can be accommodated a 2-minute walk away. There is accommodation for a further 20 guests within a 10-minute drive.
The chateau can provide you with a local taxi contact for guest transportation.
The chateau can provide you with a wedding planner or are happy if you would like to bring your own. They can provide all extra services required on the day on request using their established wedding planner.
Catering must be arranged with the chateau’s exclusive catering services.
The chateau wedding planner can work with you to create a wedding package of your choice.
The venue has recently been listed by a major broadcaster as one of the top 10 wedding venues in the world.
Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.