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Chateau Elan Weddings

Vintage Drive, Rothbury, New South Wales, 2320, Australia

Weddings at Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley combine elegant garden party aesthetics with country club sophistication.

  • Located on a beautifully manicured golf course and rolling hills
  • Historic sandstone chapel on site
  • Luxury boutique style accommodation
  • Sweeping views of Hunter Valley vineyards
  • Award-winning luxury day spa

Our Capacity

The Barrington Room

Theatre
200
Classroom
64
Boardroom
27
U-Shaped
36
Cabaret
72
Dining
120
Dinner & Dance
90
Standing
200

The Founders Room

Theatre
330
Classroom
100
Boardroom
54
U-Shaped
68
Cabaret
120
Dinner & Dance
170
Standing
330

Carriage House

Theatre
120
Classroom
32
Boardroom
26
U-Shaped
26
Cabaret
32
Dining
60
Dinner & Dance
48
Standing
120

The Legends Grill Restaurant

Dining
120
Weddings at Chateau Elan

Weddings at
Chateau Elan

Your experience of Chateau Elan at The Vintage begins when you enter the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region. Vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, and weddings at Chateau Elan boast exceptional views of the neighbouring vineyards, especially if you splash out on a helicopter entrance to your ceremony.

The experienced wedding team at Chateau Elan at The Vintage make excellence the standard, specialising in flawless and stress-free weddings. Luxury on-site accommodation makes it simple for the couple and their wedding party to get ready and walk a short distance to the ceremony. Gourmet catering is taken care of by their skilled culinary team.

The Scene at Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley

Chateau Elan at The Vintage ticks many boxes; it’s an exclusive golf course that doubles as a hotel, boasting an onsite day spa, sandstone carriage house, and Hunter Valley vineyard views. 

Located at The Vintage, a golf course designed by legend of the game, Greg Norman, Chateau Elan overlooks famous wineries that make the Hunter Valley wine region such a popular tourist destination. But a round of the 18-hole course isn’t all that’s in store for couples; prepare for your wedding by spending a day at the award-winning Hunter Valley Day Spa before retiring to your luxury Spa Suite, or one of the many other luxury hotel rooms.

Chateau Elan offers several wedding packages that include personalised wedding planning, a pre-reception garden party with lawn games to keep your guests entertained, and a chauffeur-driven golf cart to take the wedding party to photography locations across the property.

There are four reception spaces onsite; though all elegant, each evokes a different atmosphere. The Barrington and Founders Rooms command exquisite views of the golf course and surrounding countryside, and the Legends Grill Restaurant Conservatory sets a refined tone. Alternatively, Chateau Elan welcomes couples to set up marquees on the lawn overlooking the rolling hills.

Catering at Chateau Elan at The Vintage is expertly prepared by the onsite team. Expect menus inspired by international cuisines, using the best locally sourced ingredients. Included in your package and organised by your personal wedding coordinator is a food and beverage tasting session so you can approve the menu ahead of the day.

 

Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley Wedding Ceremonies

Your experience at Chateau Elan ideally begins the day before, by booking yourself (and a few lucky friends) in for some treatments at the Hunter Valley Day Spa. An award-winning beauty service, the Day Spa specialises in luxury pampering. Between facials and massages, indulge in a glass of bubbles and nibble some local cheeses at the Hydrolounge and Deck, taking a dip in the fresh water and ocean mineral jacuzzis.

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to ceremony venues at Chateau Elan. One of the most popular options is the elegant handcrafted sandstone Carriage House, nestled amongst towering native gum trees. Alternatively, opt for an outdoor garden ceremony by saying your vows on the beautiful Movie Lawn (also called the Fairway Lawn), or in the elegant Fairway Rotunda.

As for ways to make a grand entrance, how would you like to arrive at your ceremony via helicopter? This cinematic experience is an option for weddings at Chateau Elan, so have a chat with one of their wedding coordinators about how you can make it happen.

 

Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley Wedding Receptions

After the ceremony, you and your wedding party will pop off for wedding photos as your guests make their way up to the towering building. Whichever room is hosting your reception, your guests are going to be taken aback by the grandeur of the interiors. Most of the rooms boast views of the expansive golf course and beyond, reminding you of its prime Hunter Valley vineyard location.

Your reception could look like cocktails on the Fairway Lawn, canapes in the Fair Rotunda, and dinner in the distinguished Barrington Room.

Wedding Photography Near Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley

Some of the best wedding photography locations near Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley are:

  • The Vintage Golf Club
  • Werakata National Park
  • Daisy Hill

Chateau Elan Wedding Gallery

Spaces At Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan, Barrington Room

The Barrington Room

169sqm / 1819sqft

Located at the top of The Vintage Golf Course, The Barrington Room is an elegant space that boasts commanding views of the 18th green and the surrounding valley.


Unique Features
  • Wi-Fi
  • Natural light
  • Dance floor
Wedding Packages
Chateau Elan, The Founders Room

The Founders Room

269sqm / 2896sqft

As the largest space, The Founders Room is adjacent to the hotel and seats 170 guests, leaving plenty of room for a dancefloor and room to admire the view of the course.


Unique Features
  • Wi-Fi
  • Natural light
  • Dance floor
Wedding Packages
Chateau Elan, Carriage House

Carriage House

116sqm / 1249sqft

Built with hand-cut sandstone, the Carriage House is an intimate ceremony space seating up to 120 guests. Encircled by magnificent gum trees, it makes a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos.


Unique Features
  • Wi-Fi
  • Natural light
  • Dance floor
Wedding Packages
Chateau Elan, The Legends Grill Restaurant

The Legends Grill Restaurant

Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and a sophisticated aesthetic, the Legends Grill Restaurant is ideal for an elegant reception. From the large windows you have an incredible view of the golf course.


Unique Features
  • Wi-Fi
  • Natural light
Wedding Packages

Catering

Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley Catering

The culinary team at Chateau Elan at The Vintage are inspired by international flavours, bringing the best global cuisines to your wedding menu. Working with you, the catering team aims to create exciting dishes using the best locally-sourced ingredients.

As a package inclusion, couples are invited to a food and beverage tasting session in the leadup to the wedding. With your wedding coordinator, you’ll sit down to trial the dishes and approve the menu ahead of the day. 

 

Highlights of Catering at Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley:

  • Locally-sourced ingredients
  • Wines sourced from Hunter Valley vineyards
  • Tasting session included in packages

 

Sample Menu:

ENTREE:

  • Greek Mezze Platter. Taramasalata, babaganoush, tzatziki, macerated olives with fried & homemade pitta
  • Crispy Duck. Crispy duck with shaved fennel, arugula, fresh orange & ginger mirin
  • Macerated Grilled Scallops. Spanish-style seared scallops with green pea, chorizo, lambs lettuce & olive oil

MAIN:

  • Bouillabaisse Risotto. Prawns, fish fillet, clams, scallops, saffron & parmesan wafer
  • Chicken Supreme (200 grams). Served with duck fat potato or garlic mashed potato, seasonal gourmet vegetables & port wine jus
  • Pressed Lamb Shoulder. Citrus & mint gremolata, duck fat potatoes & red wine jus

DESSERT:

  • New York Baked Cheesecake. Chilled berries & vanilla bean ice cream
  • Crystal Iced Mango. Fresh iced mango with summer berries & mint gremolata
  • Mandarin Panacotta with pistachio praline

Wedding Packages

Our customisable packages are great value

Carriage House Ceremony Package

Package Features

$1,500 Ceremony only
$1,000 Ceremony with reception

Chapel hire of 1.5 hours

Carpet Aisle

Seating for 120 guests, with additional standing room available

Microphone or iPod connectivity for your music

Registry table and chair

2 Floral arrangements on pedestals

Standard power outlet available

Fully air-conditioned

Midweek ceremony rehearsal with your Wedding Coordinator

Access to Clubhouse landscaped gardens subject to weather conditions

Outdoor Ceremony Package

Package Features

$1,500 Ceremony only
$1,000 Ceremony and reception

Fresh rose petal aisle

Up to 40 white alfresco chairs

Registry table and chair

Standard power outlet available

Midweek ceremony rehearsal with your Wedding Coordinator

Access to clubhouse landscaped gardens subject to weather conditions

Wedding Package

Package Features

Five hour function room-hire

Five hour Premium beverage package

Two course dinner, alternately served

Your Wedding cake served on platters to guest tables as dessert

Freshly brewed tea and coffee

Parquetry Dance Floor

White skirting and linen for your gift and cake tables

Personalised wedding planning and assistance

Pre-reception garden party (Includes garden games with access to your terrace, personal bartender with private cash bar)

Coordination of all place cards and table settings (we do not supply place cards)

Accommodation at Château Élan for the Bride and Groom on your wedding night in a Spa Suite with complimentary buffet breakfast in Legends Restaurant

Personalised wedding planning and assistance

Two rounds of golf at The Vintage on a Friday

Use of lectern and microphone

Food and Beverage menu tasting for the Bride and Groom with your Wedding Coordinator

Chauffeur driven golf cart to select photo locations around the golf course (dependent on business volume) and around the property on 2 six seater buggies (maximum 11 people with additional carts available subject to availability)

Seating plan at reception entry and menu cards (3) for each table

White linen and napery for guest tables and bridal table

Specialist wait staff and wedding head waiter

Chateau Elan signature sparkle sendoff

Based on a minimum of 70 guests in Barrington Room or 90 guests in Founders Room.

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    Featured Testimonials by Venue Crew

    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.

    Jenna C ·

    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.

    Sarah M ·

    I cant speak highly enough of the venue! The wedding co-ordinator was fantastic. We got married in the chapel and the reception was also on the venue. Everyone said the food was amazing! Nothing was an issue!

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      Events at Chateau Elan at The Vintage evoke a sense of old-school grandeur in the heart of the Hunter Valley. The building itself is reminiscent of an exclusive mansion, and Chateau Elan is home to The Vintage, a gorgeous Greg Norman-designed golf course with members flocking to hit the greens every day.

      The golf course makes Chateau Elan a highly sought after venue for social events, but for those more interested in taking photos on the green than making putts, Chateau Elan is a stunning wedding venue. Take advantage of the manicured lawns and lush gardens by erecting a marquee on the grass, or host your guests inside amongst the glamorous gold and black finishes.

      Stay a few nights in one of the many luxury suites and rooms, including a deluxe spa suite, and enjoy a glass of wine from one of many neighbouring Hunter Valley wineries. You can enjoy a meal from either of the two onsite restaurants; casual fare from Spike Bar, or a formal feast from Legends Grill. Keen to relax? Play a few holes, or spoil yourself with a treatment at the award-winning Hunter Valley Day Spa.

       

      There are several packages to choose from, starting from $175 per person for wedding receptions at Chateau Elan. Ceremonies are an additional $1,000 if you’re hosting your reception onsite. If you’re hosting ceremony only at Chateau Elan, the hire fee is $1,500 for a Saturday or Sunday wedding.

      Each of the spaces offers different capacities. The Founders Room is the largest space, accommodating up to 300 standing guests.

      Elegant and exclusive, a blend of highbrow garden party and old-world glamour.

      Expect nothing short of luxury from the hotel suites at Chateau Elan. Indulge in a Spa Suite or Villa Studio, or celebrate Wedding Eve with your wedding party in a Two-Bedroom Apartment complete with fireplace and patio.

      There is a generous amount of parking available across the resort, and guest parking beside the Villa Studio rooms.

      Refined, inspired by international flavours, and modern.

      • The Vintage Golf Club
      • Maitland Regional Art Gallery
      • Daisy Hill Conservation Park
      • Hunter Valley Zoo

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      Local Information

      Nearby attractions:

      • The Vintage Golf Club
      • Hunter Valley wineries & restaurants
      • Parkview at The Vintage
      • Werakata National Park
      • Daisy Hill

      You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to ceremony venues at Chateau Elan. One of the most popular options is the elegant handcrafted sandstone Carriage House, nestled amongst towering native gum trees. Alternatively, opt for an outdoor garden ceremony by saying your vows on the beautiful Movie Lawn (also called the Fairway Lawn), or in the elegant Fairway Rotunda.

      Stay a few nights in one of the many luxury suites and rooms, including a deluxe spa suite, and enjoy a glass of wine from one of many neighbouring Hunter Valley wineries. Expect nothing short of luxury from the hotel suites at Chateau Elan. Indulge in a Spa Suite or Villa Studio, or celebrate your Wedding Eve with your wedding party in a Two-Bedroom Apartment complete with fireplace and patio.

      You can enjoy a meal from either of the two onsite restaurants; casual fare from Spike Bar, or a formal feast from Legends Grill. Keen to relax? Play a few holes, or spoil yourself with a treatment at the award-winning Hunter Valley Day Spa.