Insightful Tips from a Wedding Planner for Planning Your Ultimate Château Élan Wedding Weekend
As a wedding planner, a top concern I hear from brides and grooms is wanting to ensure everyone attending their wedding will enjoy themselves. It's only natural to want people to have a good time at your wedding! In my professional experience, one of the best ways to ensure your friends and family enjoy themselves is to spend more time with them! What better way than to do that than to plan an epic wedding weekend and we can't think of a more fitting place to host your wedding weekend than Château Élan Winery & Resort!
Part of my job as a wedding planner is to help clients find their dream wedding venue! Sometimes our clients will express to me that they only wish to consider venues within Atlanta. That can be especially true when you have a high percentage of people traveling from out of town for their wedding. Many brides and grooms just don't realize that some of the options just outside of Atlanta have everything they could possibly dream of! In my experience as a wedding planner, you'd be doing yourself (and your wedding guests) a disservice if you didn't consider having your wedding at Château Élan Winery & Resort!
About The Wedding Venue
Château Élan Winery & Resort is a full-service winery and resort located in Braselton, Georgia, just 40 minutes north of Atlanta. The property has just received a $25 million-dollar transformation that was completed in December 2019 and has been nominated for Travel + Leisure Magazine's ‘World’s Best Awards’ for 2020. Château Élan Winery & Resort offers seven on-site ceremony venues and seven on-site reception venues which means lots of options for your wedding day!
Things to Do On-Site
- With ten bars and restaurants on-site, there are plenty of options for rehearsal dinner and brunch send-off locations as well as plenty of options to grab a drink or late-night snack.
- The property has 3,500 acres including 35 acres of vines and for 45 holes of golf to keep people entertained.
- Relax with your bridesmaids while being pampered at The Spa at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort -Atlanta's only destination spa!
- Schedule a tasting for during your wedding weekend to taste the 6 wines Chateau Elan Winery & Resort produces. You can even book a private tour of the winery production facility!
- For the health-conscious, there are amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym, trails, and tennis courts available on-site.
Here is an example timeline for a full wedding weekend at Château Élan Winery & Resort:
Example Wedding Timeline - Day One
5:00 pm Rehearsal
6:30 pm Rehearsal Dinner - With ten bars and restaurants, there are plenty of options for rehearsal dinner on-site at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort!
8:30 pm Welcome Party
Wedding Planner Tip: Arrive a day ahead with your bridesmaids and pamper yourselves at The Spa at Château Élan!
Example Wedding Planning Timeline - Day Two
8:30 am Hair & Makeup Begins (Groom & groomsmen can enjoy a round of golf before getting ready!)
9:00: Breakfast Delivery to Room (Order from room service or have Door Dash Deliver the best pastries in Braselton from The Braselton Fine Bakery!)
1:30 pm Hair & Makeup Complete
2:15 pm Bride and Bridesmaids Dressed
2:45 pm First Look in the Vineyards
3:00 pm Bride and Groom Portraits
3:30 pm Bridal Party Photos
5:30 - 6:00 pm Ceremony
6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Hour
7:00 - 11:30 pm Reception
Wedding Planner Tip: You and all of your bridesmaids can fit comfortably while getting ready in the Governor's suite!
Example Wedding Timeline - Day Three
10:45 am The Braselton Trolley Shuttles Everyone to Send-Off Brunch Location
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Send Off Brunch at Cotton Calf
Things To Do in Braselton, Georgia
Here are some fun things to do in Braselton, GA you have additional time or you plan to spend another day at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort!
- The Spa at Chateau Elan
- Infinity Floating Pool
- Road Atlanta
- Chateau Elan Wine Tour & Tastings
- The Braselton Fine Bakery
Wedding Planner Tip: There are options for anyone who prefers to stay off-site within 0.5 miles of Chateau Elan Winery & Resort!
Planning your wedding at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort?
Reach out to LUXE Atlanta Events team of experienced wedding planners here to learn how we can assist you in planning an epic wedding weekend at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort!
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Photo Credits: Bella Noche Photography
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