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A fairytale wedding in a castle in the Loire Valley

Plan your dream wedding at the most romantic castle in the Loire Valley, just 2.5 hours from Paris. We are at your disposal to help you organise the most beautiful day of your life ! We can cater for weddings and other celebrations from 10 to 250 people.

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A unique and historic place

Organise your wedding in a historic and sightseeing place ! The Château du Rivau and its fairytale gardens, a magnificent place that Joan of Arc and Rabelais will never forget, offers you the ideal setting for organising your receptions, weddings and other events.


Receive your guests in the Toison d’Or (the Golden Fleece) room. You can enjoy your cocktail in a unique atmosphere in the neighbouring wine press house. And on warm summer evenings, your guests can experience the 15 gardens of the castle’s gardens, which are classified as « gardens worth seeing », as well as the magic of the illuminated castle.


The 7 double rooms of our 4-stars-hotel, located in the Royal Stables, offer you moments of unique relaxation in a refined and cosy atmosphere.

The receptions rooms

Reception room of the Golden Fleece


The Golden Fleece Reception Room, located opposite the castle and in front of the Gargantua vegetable garden, will give your reception an incomparable and refined touch. The tufa walls, the acoustics, the illuminated beams and the cosy wall hangings depicting the Knights of the Golden Fleece offer authenticity, architectural sophistication and comfort.


Capacity :
– 250 seats at tables for 10 people without a dance floor,
– 200 seats at tables for 8-10 people with a dance floor.


The wine press house


The House of the Wine Press, an original, semi-covered space, exudes the charm of Rabelais’s time. An ideal place for wines of honour, cocktails and summer events.


Capacity :
– 400 standing places,
– 150 seats at round tables for 8 to 10 people.

Assiette gourmande et raffinée au Jardin Secret, restaurant gastronomique du Château du Rivau

4-star hotel at the Château du Rivau

The 7 rooms of the 4-star Hotel Château du Rivau will transport you back in time with pleasure, cheerfulness and splendour. They offer a unique view of the 15 garden and the castle. Each room is furnished in a medieval style, but with the comforts of modernity. Each room is unique and carefully designed. The most beautiful damasks and silk velours adorn the canopy beds, antique furniture and old or contemporary paintings transform the rooms into veritable museums.


We can also recommend numerous hotels, holiday flats and guest rooms for your guest, close to the Château du Rivau.

Assiette gourmande et raffinée au Jardin Secret, restaurant gastronomique du Château du Rivau

Exceptional gardens for a fairytale wedding

The 15 gardens of the Château du Rivau, which has been awarded the « Jardins Remarquables » label, offer a magical setting for your reception. An unforgettable place for the most beautiful day of your life ! Our magnificent botanical collections, including our 500 varieties of roses, will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

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