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Chateau Elan at The Vintage

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A luxury 5-star resort and wedding venue, Chateau Elan at The Vintage overlooks the famous Hunter Valley wine region. From your wedding, guests will cast their eyes over a sprawling golf course while sipping the best local wines. A sandstone carriage house doubles as a gorgeous ceremony venue, while the elegant reception spaces and luxury spa make this wedding destination the complete package.

Chateau Elan is situated on The Vintage golf course and is a bit of a luxury travel destination in itself. Lavish accommodation, a collection of indoor and outdoor wedding venues, an award-winning spa and an 18-hole golf course designed by golf champion Greg Norman combine to set the ideal backdrop for a long, relaxing wedding weekend.

From the sandstone chapel to the elegant dining spaces, Chateau Elan offers a range of beautiful wedding venues overlooking Hunter Valley. You can, of course, host both your ceremony and reception on the grounds, but you might also opt to host a welcome party the day before or a farewell brunch following your wedding day. As far as the size of your gathering, Chateau Elan welcomes intimate weddings of just 20 guests or up to 330 guests, or if you'd like to bring in a marquee on the lawns, your guest size can scale accordingly.



Ideally positioned in the stunning Hunter Valley wine region's Rothbury, Chateau Elan at The Vintage is two hours' drive north of Sydney or 45-minutes from the Newcastle airport.


Top three things you’ll love about your Chateau Elan wedding:

  • An extended wedding weekend. Between the destination location, luxury spa and the acclaimed golf course, you're sure to want to host an entire weekend of wedding events for you and your guests. 
  • Being both indoors and out. Chateau Elan offers ample flexibility for a wide range of guest capacities, styles and layouts within its indoor and outdoor wedding venue spaces.
  • Picturesque setting. With the panoramic vistas and surrounding vineyards of the Hunter Valley, the location could not be more perfect. Plus, there's a helipad! Ever wondered what it would be like to land a helicopter at your own wedding venue as part of your grand entrance?


Chateau Elan Wedding Ceremony Venue Options:

  • Carriage House. This magnificent handcrafted sandstone building - concealed by striking gum trees with the golf course surrounds - offers a remarkable, timeless atmosphere for your wedding day. Suitable for up to 120 seated guests. 
  • Movie Lawn. Situated alongside the Barrington Room, this pristine lawn is often used as an outdoor ceremony or cocktail spot.
  • Fairway Rotunda. A gently sloping outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the golf course.


Chateau Elan Wedding Reception Venue Options:

  • Barrington Room. From its vantage point at the top of The Vintage Golf Course, the Barrington Room enjoys views over the 18th green. Inside, high ceilings and contemporary chandeliers set an elegant scene. Up to 100 guests.
  • The Founders Room. Contemporary styling and views of the golf course make this space a favourite for larger groups of up to 170 guests.
  • Marquee Lawn. Prefer to keep the party outdoors? Chateau Elan allows for the construction of your own marquee on the lawns. Whether an open-air sailcloth tent is your style or a perspex marquee with custom drapery is on your vision board, the event team can help you coordinate something beautiful for up to 500 guests.
  • The Legends Grill Restaurant. With large floor-to-ceiling windows, guests will be dazzled by the fantastic everlasting views over the golf course. You might opt to host your wedding reception here or use this space for another wedding-related event like welcome cocktails or a post-wedding luncheon.


Chateau Elan wedding packages for receptions always include, but are not limited to:

  • Personalised wedding planning and assistance
  • Pre-reception garden party
  • Coordination of all place cards & table settings
  • Use of lectern & microphone
  • Pre-wedding menu tasting for the couple
  • Personal chauffeur and golf cart to take you to select locations on your wedding day
  • Friday Freedom Package (two rounds of golf)
  • Seating plan at reception entry & menu cards (3) for each table
  • White linen & napery for guest tables & bridal table
  • Ceremony only packages are also available


Here’s what else you need to know about the Chateau Elan wedding venue and resort:

  • Range of accommodation on-site, including two-bedroom suites 
  • The venue works with a well-rounded list of preferred suppliers 
  • Free-flowing beverage packages available 
  • Ceremony-only packages are available
  • On-site salon and extensive spa facilities with 17 treatment rooms


What are some of the nearby attractions to Chateau Elan? 

  • Bimbadgen winery
  • Bellabourneen by Binet Family Wines
  • Blueberry Hill Vineyard
  • Daisy Hill 
  • Lucy’s Run


Why should you extend your stay at Chateau Elan beyond your wedding day?

The reasons are many, but specifically, the spa and golf course make Chateau Elan an incredible Hunter Valley destination wedding venue that you'll want to enjoy at your leisure. The Spa at Chateau Elan consists of 17 treatment rooms, allowing you to maximise your pre-wedding relaxation and post-wedding rejuvenation practices. The Spa team can even handcraft a bespoke menu to accommodate you and your wedding guests. As well, The Vintage Golf Course has been named the Number 1 Public Access Golf Course in the whole of New South Wales, and it's a place many of your guests will want to explore. Designed by golf champion Greg Norman, the 6,310-metre 18-hole golf course offers a challenging course as well as gorgeous wine region views.


What are the hotel rooms like at Chateau Elan?

Spa Suite (20 rooms)

The luxurious Spa Suite has been designed for plush comfort, and it's just the place to book as your bridal suite. Have the best night’s sleep in the Ergo motion King size bed, which offers multiple massage treatments and ‘zero-gravity’ function. Exclusive to the Spa Suite is an open, plinth-mounted spa bath - think candles, bubble bath, a glass of champagne in hand... pure pre- or post-wedding bliss.


Villa Studio (40 rooms)

These king bed rooms look out to vistas of The Vintage fairways and Hunter Valley and include a private balcony or terrace to really enjoy the view. They're set as open-plan bedroom and living space and feature ensuite bathrooms.


Villa One-Bedroom Apartment (40 rooms)

This lavish self-contained apartment-style suite features an extra-spacious bedroom and bathroom, a separate dining area, a beautifully designed kitchen, and a unique two-way open fireplace between the living and dining quarters.


Villa Two-Bedroom Apartment

Ideal for your wedding guests travelling as a family, or for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, these two-bedroom villas maximise space without compromising luxury.


Is Chateau Elan a nice place for a wedding? 

Emphatically, yes! Are you looking for a premium wedding venue where guests can stay and enjoy a weekend away? A venue that has activities to keep some guests entertained, whilst others relaxed? A venue that provides a hangover cure besides a Full English breakfast? Look no further. Chateau Elan is the wedding venue of your dreams. Hosting a wedding at Chateau Elan is all about relaxing and enjoying the perks of the 5-star resort including an award-winning spa, an 18-hole golf course and the tranquillity of its secluded Hunter Valley location. 



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31 Jan 2015

Venue was amazing. Corrine couldnt have been more helpful and made everything so easy. The venue (Barrington Room) was so beautiful. We had our ceremony at the Chapel and all the guests walked from the ceremony to the reception - it was beautiful. All the guests stayed at the accommodation as well and it worked out so well. Would definately recommend.

31 May 2014

True perfection! I could not have picked a better venue! Our wedding coordinator Corrine was better than amazing! She made everything so easy & stress free! The venue is completely stunning with accommodation, ceremony & reception options all on site. The food was enjoyed by all - delicious!! I highly recommend checking Chateau Élan out.....breathtaking!!!!

24 Oct 2013

This place is amazing. We stayed in the king spa room and it's unbelievably beautiful. Our room over looked the golfing green and was great! There is a day spa located there also which was exactly what we needed following the wedding.

19 Jun 2021

The Chateau was a beautiful venue for any event & were lovely during the organisation. The food and wine was absolutely delicious too! Would recommend !

5 Mar 2021

The staff at Chateau Elan went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing day. We had to postpone due to COVID and they were so flexible with reorganising everything without any hassle. We had numerous menu tastings, drinks tastings and meetings to go over everything - so by the day of the wedding we were left confident that we'd been involved in every step of the planning and that everything was under control. The wedding coordinators ensured the decorations, drinks, food, guests (and more) were all things we didn't have to worry about on the day. We has our ceremony in the carriage house, then the reception in the Founders Room. All guests loved having everything close together, with the majority of them staying on site and being able to just walk back to their rooms at the end of the night. Could not recommend highly enough!

20 Feb 2021

Had Chateau Elan in mind for my wedding from an anniversary we had a few years previously, as I had fallen in love with the little chapel on site and just the beauty of the grounds. We looked at many places around the Hunter Valley and also Sydney but I kept coming back to Chateau Elan, and I’m so glad we did; the whole weekend was beautiful and the staff at Chateau Elan from our wedding co-ordinators, to the restaurant staff and hotel staff were just so accomodating and friendly. Highly recommended Chateau Elan for any occasion big or small.

3 May 2020

We stayed in The Vintage Estate along with most of our wedding guests. There’s a lot of variety with Houses, Chateau Elan and The Grand Mercure Apartments to choose from and all surrounding a beautiful golf course. The Vintage Estate is in close proximity to the main strip (Broke Rd) in the Hunter Valley. We stayed at the Hunter & Vine holiday home, it was beautiful and well stoked with everything we needed for our 4 night stay. Will be back!

12 Oct 2019

They were pretty easy to talk to, and had a package organised for us with meals and drinks. There were a few changes, but overall everything ran pretty smoothly.

20 Apr 2019

We booked the whole venue and they have a gorgeous estate with accommodation. We were there for 6 nights and we had all our family there with us. We did a DIY style wedding and got married in the winery. We had a pre-built marquee and it was stunning. Sandra who is the owner and her son Angus are so helpful and they were amazing.

18 Aug 2018

We had a view issues with our first wedding planner but the new wedding planner was sensational! There attention to detail was fantastic, the room was set up exactly how I wanted and the food was beautiful.

11 Aug 2018

Really good! The drink service on the night could have been better.

7 Oct 2017

Apart from a couple issues in the lead up, the day itself was wonderful! The food was really good.

9 Sep 2017

It was good. They only issue was with the cake as we had to swap wedding planners and there was a mistake. Other than that they were great to deal with. The kids meals were really bad but the rest of the food was bad

23 Jun 2017

Very happy with the Venue , food was great

12 May 2017

Beautiful location, had some issues with the accommodation but the wedding team are fantastic!


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New South Wales

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