It's time to go Elsewhere

We are an Elsewhere venue, which puts us in a very unique position as Elsewhere is behind many venues and has a big external events business.

Our customers range from amazing wedding couples to corporates for glamping trips and conferences. We also have a big Christmas business with a venue just off The Strand in London.

At The Chateau we work with you all the way through to deliver a very special day, taking you and your guests on a journey through The Chateau over the course of the day.

You’ll be able to find lots and lots of information about The Chateau on this website but we thought it would be good to talk a little more about what we do outside of The Chateau. We’re a creative firm and we are always looking for new and looking to create surprises.

Here’s a great example of an event we ran last week in the UK. It keeps our firm really open minded to ideas and it keeps us always on the look out to improve.

A recent video : A Secret Garden Party in Hertfordshire

Getting better everyday is a real ambition for us. We think if we keep doing that we’ll stay ahead of the pack and keep delivering something extraordinary for our clients. Service is very important to us and you will often hear us say that the extra-mile comes as standard. We are here to look after all of your guests - everyone is on our watch.

We think standing out is important- it’s what gets remembered by your guests and what stands the test of time.

Life's too short for ordinary and that’s why we created Elsewhere.

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Outdoor Wedding Breakfast at The Chateau Provence

Our outdoor wedding breakfasts are as equally spectacular to those inside.

At The Chateau we love taking our guests on a journey and the outdoors can really come into its own. Once the ceremony has been completed and guests move on to the raised terrace at the back for drinks and canapés, The Chateau team sets to work building all of the wedding breakfast tables. As you can imagine it all comes down to the planning and we can build the entire set up in less than 90 minutes.

Not only is it an incredible setting but it allows us to surprise your guests once more as they used this space for welcome drinks (where it looked nothing like this and not a table to be seen) and are now returning back to it for the wedding breakfast.

These shots were taken last month at our first wedding of the season at The Chateau Provence. Thank you Laura and Darren - it was a huge pleasure and honour to look after you all.

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Being outside is beautiful and our location is really geared up for this. The wine is flowing and the incredible wedding breakfast is served at the tables in exactly the same way as if you were indoors.

Here’s the menu that we produced for Laura and Darren’s outdoor wedding breakfast at The Chateau Provence. It was created specially for them and brought back a lot of memories:

01: Nostalgic Fusion

Roasted butternut squash and ginger soup with shavings of parsnip & coconut paired with rustic bread

02: A Carribean Twist

Duck breast drizzled with plum & red wine sauce on a bed of quinoa & wild rice salad, topped with a caramelised rum and pineapple puree

03: Typically French

A sweet French patisserie with citrus berry notes & a dash of Limoncello

And once the speeches are over your guests can walk up to the events space for the final surprise of the day and a huge ta-da moment. With surprises being delivered all day and arguably one of the best ones saved for last - it’s now time to enjoy the party and have fun with your friends and family.


We love our outdoor wedding breakfasts at The Chateau Provence and we whole heartedly agree Laura and Darren - everything is better together. For us, experiences with friends and family are everything. And this is what The Chateau Provence is all about…




The Perfect Follow-On To A Chateau Provence Wedding Weekend

Poolside at The Chateau

Poolside at The Chateau

The Pool Party

We can't think of a finer way to enjoy the day after your wedding than around the chateau pool. Sat right in the heart of The Chateau, it's the centrepiece for a relaxed afternoon with friends and family.

We bring our BBQs, music and drinks. And with the glorious Provençal sunshine on tap- just add your friends and family and you are good to go. The chateau raised garden terrace is the perfect spot for our BBQ and amazing salad displays, it's a really big draw.

We had lamb, we had fish, we had rabbit... we had a lot! All accompanied by Theo's vegetarian grazing table

Magnificent displays from your chef, Theo Micheals

Magnificent displays from your chef, Theo Micheals

After the big day and big night we love taking things a little slower on the Sunday. With the chilled-Ibiza sounds wafting around the chateau, a pool party fits nicely into the rhythm of St Maximin and a lazy Sunday afternoon.

With the jacuzzi and sun deck on the top floor, we've a multiple of ways to recharge your batteries. Take a look at the short video that we made that captures poolside at The Chateau nicely. Life's too short for ordinary.





The Chateau Provence And Our Beautiful Neighbouring Market Town, Uzès

Sitting between Alès, Nimes and Avignon, lies The Chateau's beautiful neighbouring market town of Uzès. Standing at just a five minute drive away from The Chateau, nearly all of our guests spend some time here.

The beautiful Medieval town is a maze of small streets and shaded squares lined with 17th and 18th century private mansions. We couldn't resist taking some shots when we were in town last week on the run up to one of our weddings. Uzès is a stunning place and we always get drawn into the town square for a glass of something chilled (normally Viognier!)

Under the arcades of the Place aux Herbes and along the neighbouring streets a market takes place here every Saturday. You will find a profusion of regional products, in the warm and colourful atmosphere of Provencal markets. Not surprisingly our Executive Chef Theo loves it here and we source a lot of our ingredients in Uzès.

There is a medieval garden containing over 400 varieties of edible and culinary, ornamental and medicinal plants that illustrate their importance in everyday life in the Middle Ages. There, you can admire works of contemporary art (there are some wonderful galleries here too) and climb the 100 steps of the King's Tower to enjoy striking views over Uzès. 

Enjoy the slides (thank you Rad for taking them) and we hope you get a chance to visit. 

Chateau-life is one of our favourite things. Life's too short for ordinary.




Fancy A France Wedding Package With A Difference?

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For many, the idea of organising a France wedding package is fraught with questions and challenges and can be off-putting, especially for brides to be based in another country. 

Elsewhere understands that organising a wedding package in France is a daunting process, which is why our expert wedding planners, based in the UK can walk expectant Mr & Mrs’s through the entire wedding package and process while in the UK.

One of the key areas every soon-to-be-married couple wants to know about is the food. And one of the fun parts of organising your wedding package in France is the tasting session!

Elsewhere is unique in having venues throughout the France and the UK that are exclusively ours. As such, once a couple have confirmed they want to book our beautiful Chateau to hold their wedding we like to organise a complimentary tasting session at our Norfolk country retreat; Hill House.

This is a chance to take a breather from the wedding package in France organising and enjoy some time out eating some delicious food. 

An intimate experience, our Executive Chef Theo Michaels and Sam, who is our expert France wedding package planner will join you on a chefs table type of experience. As you might have guessed we don’t like to maintain the status quo, and our wedding tasting sessions reflect that. Theo will gain an understanding from your wedding planner of they type of couple you are, things you have mentioned, food you like and then a date for your tasting session will be booked. It goes a little like this… 

You arrive at our stunning Norfolk retreat Hill House, sitting together in the country kitchen, a couple of glasses are wine are poured, possibly four. Your fiancé, you and Sam sit around the country kitchen island, Theo starts to discuss the food concepts he has been considering. 

These are not just about menu’s it’s about the whole theme, concept of the dining experience. 

You all sit, chatting, Theo cooking one dish after another on your very own chef’s table. Cooking, plating up and serving several dishes to share and taste. 

This is all part of the Elsewhere experience of helping to make your special day perfect. 

Life's too short for ordinary.



Breakfast In Provence

With our breakfast options we like to move you around over the course of your stay and surprise you a little.

One thing is for sure - breakfasts at The Chateau set the tone for your day.....




Soak It Up


Introducing our new sun terrace.

On top of the roof - we get the sunshine all day. With the new designer loungers, the jacuzzi and the most magnificent views - find your spot and recharge those batteries.



Not Your Wedding Sausage Factory

We limit weddings to just 15 a year for one reason - to keep them super-special and very personal for our couples.

We're the antithesis of the wedding sausage factory as we couldn't think of anything less inspiring.

The Chateau Provence is an incredible place to be and sitting just under the radar suits us nicely....



Chateau Wedding

We limit weddings at The Chateau to just 15 per year. It's important for us to stay under the radar and we like to make sure every wedding is special and unique.

Chateau weddings are elegant and stylish - just add friends and family and let The Chateau do the talking.




Springtime In Provence

We're all very excited about a big year ahead at The Chateau.

Now that the temperature is rising, it's all systems go for a wonderful Spring and Summer season ahead.

Sitting around that pool is the finest place to be.......



Pool Party

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It's all about being together.

Everyone loves the pool, kids and big kids alike.

It sits right in the heart of The Chateau and what a day-time focal point it is too.

Just add inflatables and you've got yourself a great pool party...



Kids Love It!

If you have children then it's unlikely that you'll avoid going to the musee du bonbon, aka - The Haribo Museum.

It's only a few minutes down the road on the way to Uzes - hence impossible to miss.

Needless to say kids love it. Arthur, our 5 year old, told us it was the highlight of his Summer....




Ultimate Kayaking

The kayaking is incredible here and to top it off it's so easy to do.

Start your kayaking trip off at Collias (just a 5 minute drive way) and leave your car there.

Kayak downstream taking in the Pont du Gard (the impressive and historic aqueduct that features on the €5 note) and after your 2-3 hour adventure, the Kayak operators minibuses will bring you back to Collias.

Take a look at this short video we took this month of the kayaking at Pont du Gard and see why it's always a popular activity to do.

Just make up a little packed lunch and you're ready to go :)




Historic Tour

This week we opened up The Chateau for the local village.

The earliest part of The Chateau dates back to the 11th century and was owned by the King of France and has some fascinating history to tell.

We gave a tour and a local historian briefed everyone at key points.



Inside, Outside & In The Bath

We love a good movie and at The Chateau we're not short on screens...

We've got screens in bathrooms, there's a 90" screen in the TV room and then there's the two cinema screens - an indoor one and an outdoor one, both with big sound systems to match.

From Star Wars and Back To The Future to CBeebies there's a screen for everyone !



The Chateau Is Open For Business

Sold in 1156 by the King of France to the bishop of Uzès, later it formed part of the estate of d'Argenvilliers, Jean Racine's uncle. Racine, the famous writer, remembers in 1661-1662, the walks through the garrigues to the house. 

After a 5m restoration project taking over 5 years to complete, the scaffolding is coming down and we are excited to announce that The Chateau is now open for business.