Chateau Elan

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


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Chateau Elan at The Vintage Weddings

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
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theatre Up to 330 Theatre
classroom Up to 100 Classroom
boardroom Up to 54 Boardroom
ushaped Up to 68 U-Shaped
cabaret Up to 120 Cabaret
dining Up to 170 Dining
dinner Up to 170 Dinner & Dance
standing Up to 330 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor
Wedding Ceremony Cost



Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 101
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

  • Chateau Elan, Barrington Room

    The Barrington Room

    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.

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  • Chateau Elan, The Founders Room

    The Founders Room

    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.

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  • Chateau Elan, Carriage House

    Carriage House

    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.

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  • 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.

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Nearby attractions:

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

Venue Testimonials

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!

Alison J

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several packages to choose from, starting from $175 per person for wedding receptions at Chateau Elan. Ceremonies are an additional $1,500 if you’re hosting your reception onsite.

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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