Le Vieux Chateau | Normandy, FRANCE

  • Capacity: up to 50
  • Hire For: All, Wedding & Reception, Reception Only, Ceremony Only
  • Accomodation: 6 bedrooms
  • Hire From Price: £5,800
  • DIY Weddings Allowed: Yes

Romantic, beautiful and just two hours from Paris and less than an hour from the port at Caen, Le Vieux Chateau is an historic 1,000 year old chateau available for you to hold your destination wedding.

Situated in the beautiful peaceful valley of Le Renouard, Normandy, this area is a gourmand’s delight with the village of Camembert just 4 kms away and neighbouring farms hosting Clavados and Cider tastings. There is much for you and your weddings guests to see and do.

The chateau has had just two English owners in its 1,000-year old history: Henry I in 1120, and it’s present owner, a retired veterinary surgeon Donna McDougall. Donna spent two years restoring the building, and has now opened it up for people to stay or hire for wedding receptions and events; it can host up to 50 people for a wedding or destination wedding.

A Dream Venue

Le Vieux Chateau is the perfect size for intimate wedding, featuring stone mullion windows, medieval wall murals and grand fireplaces are just some of the architectural beauties in the chateau. What’s more Donna promises attentive, personal service to ensure you and your closest friends and family experience a truly magical time:

“There is nothing that pleases me more than making a wonderful event for couples to proclaim their love for each other, and I am always delighted to make help make each couples’ vision a reality.” – Donna McDougall


The valley of Le Renouard is in the picture-perfect Ornaise Pays d’Auge, an area of green rolling hills, dairy farms and horse studs. The Chateau sits within its own grounds and offers glorious views from its upper floors.

It is an hour’s drive to chic Deauville, 90 minutes from the landing beaches and Bayeux, and close to a golf club.


The chateau features a reception room, grand salon, and large garden suitable for a marquee, and plenty of room for dancing. There are four large and luxurious double bedrooms for guests to stay overnight, and two smaller attic bedrooms.


Le Vieux Chateau
Le Renouard 61120

t: +33 (0) 2 33 12 88 16

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Registry Office

You will need to obtain your marriage licence in the UK, however your ceremony can be conducted at the Chateau.