$$$$ – Expensive
Bar + Drinks
Chateau Elan is a really beautiful venue, unfortunately we had a TERRIBLE wedding planning experience with them! We submitted an inquiry online in early November, and got an onsite appointment the first Saturday of December. The next day we sent them an email saying we would like to move forward and asked for the contract to pay a deposit. 3-business days later I still didn't get a reply to my email. I thought maybe Dawn (our POC) received many emails and missed it, so I called her. She said that she would send me an email to ask for my information for the contract. I sent her back my information right away. And again, I waited for days and did not receive the contract. I thought they were just slow because of the holidays. I should've known something was wrong when they didn't want our deposit right away, because it should not take long to prepare a general contract - one that they use over and over again! First week of January I emailed and called them back, and Dawn told me that they are still working on my contract and will email it to me ASAP. A few days later she called me to ask me to change my ceremony site or wedding time because they had a "system glitch" and double booked two weddings. She said both parties chose it at the same time and two people entered it into the system at the exact same time and the system did not catch it.....I've told this story to many people and no one believes it. I'm thinking either someone messed up, or someone else came right after us with a bigger/ more expensive wedding. Most people think they were stalling us. They did offer a discount for the mistake, but I wouldn't be happy with the changes I would have to make. What bothered me the most was that they stalled for an entire month! My fiance is finishing up school out of town and December was when we were both off from work and school and had time to look for venues. Good thing we found another venue recently that respects us and our time so far!
This is truly a wonderful wedding venue. From the moment we first visited to our wedding day the staff were fantastic and accommodating. The vineyards, winery, food & the overall ambience makes the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort such a special venue. Thank you to Jessica Eskew for helping to make our wedding a very special day. I would highly recommend this venue.
We had the BEST experience with Chateau Elan for our October 2017 wedding. The venue is so beautiful and we wanted a destination wedding so Chateau was perfect. We worked closely with Aubree, who was amazing! Our day went so smooth and my only regret is that it's over!
Words can not describe how grateful we were for Chateau Elan wedding coordinator team...(but i will try) Jessica Eskew and team were beyond AWESOME, HELPFUL, and PROFESSIONAL Jessica were there every step of the way and very very very sweet!! I would recommended her to everyone!! I had a panick attack because of some incomplete things for the wedding....and not only she calmed me, she also did everything beyond she supposed to for completing everything perfectly just in time. Overall, from the front to back, Chateau Elan staffs were beyond helpful and professional...top notch resort and service...sooo Delicious food!! NO REGRETS!! GUARANTEE!!
I absolutely loved this venue. It was beautiful and the staff were great and extremely helpful. The one thing about my wedding that I received the most compliments on was the venue. My guests loved the beauty and grandeur of every single inch of the campus. I would highly recommend this venue to any bride that wants a classy, beautiful experience.
We had the best weekend hosting our friends and family at the winery for our wedding ceremony and reception. The staff, catering, and accommodations were truly wonderful! Great place to celebrate such a special day! I can't wait to go back!
What I loved about Chateau Elan is that almost everything is already onsite. The food, tables, places for the ceremony and reception. All we worried about were the specific decorations we wanted and the cake. Amanda was wonderful to work with and it was such a fun weekend. We were married on a Friday and it was great because there are more options and you then have the whole weekend to just have fun. Thanks again Chateau Elan for a beautiful wedding weekend. I could not have asked for anything more.
Our daughter's wedding was at chateau Elan on April 28! If I say it was a perfect experience I mean it was fabulous. From the time our daughter and fiancé saw CE they knew immediately this was where they wanted to be married. We made this a destination since we had so many out of town folks attending. Amanda, our coordinator, was patient, sweet and totally organized. She was flexible and cooperative from the beginning. We requested a certain wine with dinner and she held the last of that type in her office for our wedding. Every detail was followed and the communication was supurb. Our guests are still talking about how fabulous the food was. The ambience of the cocktail hour outside and the delicious butler passed appetizers to the steak and lobster perfectly cooked dinner made our evening perfect. It was a fairytale weekend and I highly recommend everyone consider chateau Elan for their wedding.
I would highly recommend Chateau Elan for a wedding venue. Not only is the place beautiful, but the staff was very welcoming, courteous, and accommodating. Our wedding was on the Chateau Lawn and our reception was in the Cask Room. Our family and friends could go on forever about the how nice our wedding was. Dawn Tibbles and Amanda Dolan worked with us every step of the way and made sure every detail was tended to. We are so grateful to have had our big day at Chateau Elan and have beautiful memories of our wedding day to last us a lifetime!
I would 100% recommend Chateau Elan as a wedding venue. Dawn Tibbles showed me around, and Jessica Eskew was my coordinator. They both were a huge help to making my big day go as smoothly as possible! Whenever I needed to meet with Jessica, she would set up an appointment right away. Whenever I had any questions, she always answered them. I felt very confident with the two of them come my wedding day. Jessica stayed in contact with my other vendors as well so everyone was on the same page. I couldn't have asked a better place to have my wedding!!
From start to finish, Chateau Elan made planning our wedding SO easy and fun! Jessica and Dawn were so easy to work with and offered up suggestions and ideas to make our wedding a day we would never forget! The amenities included with the wedding package are top notch and we truly enjoyed our comped honeymoon suite after the wedding! From the food and alcohol to the most helpful staff, we couldn't have asked for a better night! Our friends and family had an absolute blast and even made a weekend out of it! The men of our group played golf in the morning, and the ladies took full advantage of getting ready at the resort. We couldn't have asked for a better place to begin our lives together. Thank you so much!!!
Chateau Elan is a beautiful venue. The staff was so accommodating to out out of town guests. We were assigned a private coordinator, Jessica. She was wonderful. The winery lawn is well taken care of. We had our reception in the pavilion. We even had our rehearsal dinner in the Cask Room. It really is a resort that you do not need to leave once you arrive.
From start to finish, all the staff at Chateau Elan were exceptional! Our catering manager Ashley Campbell (a.k.a., wedding coordinator, drama eliminator, and superstar) was so professional and oversaw every detail. Her flexibility and resourcefulness allowed us to make last minute changes seemlessly. She was also able to keep our high energy family focused for rehearsal and ceremony. No small task! A special thank you to Dawn for helping me keep my composure in full smiles before walking down the aisle and for properly folding my husbands handkerchief for his tux pocket lol! Our wedding was the perfect fairytale day thanks to the beautiful venue and all the hard work that Chateau Elan makes look so easy.. THANK YOU for the memory of a lifetime! Patti and Bruce
When we got engaged, we KNEW we would host our wedding at Chateau Elan. No matter how many venues we visited, NOTHING compared to the beauty that Chateau offers. From the second we booked our wedding with Dawn down to a week after the wedding, every single detail was impeccable and outstanding. Jessica Eskew was our coordinator and we couldn't be happier to have had her on our team. Jessica made sure that our wedding ran without a hitch. There was not ONE thing that went wrong the day of. It has been a few weeks since our wedding and the guests are STILL talking about how it was the nicest wedding they had ever attended. The food was the best meal we ever had (no seriously, we know food and it was the best meal we've ever eaten). My husband and i can not say enough great things about Chateau Elan and the team that runs the resort, hotel, and the weddings. Our wedding was out of a fairy tale book and it wouldn't have been possible without Chateau Elan.
My husband and I would like to thank Chateau Elan for our dream wedding. Every detail was attended to and the customer service was impeccable. Jessica Eskew made sure we were a happy bride and groom. Guests who attended our wedding are still commenting on how beautiful the venue was and how delicious the food tasted. I'm so glad we chose Chateau Elan for our wedding, they exceeded our expectations. It was worth every dime.
Chateau Elan was the first place we inquired about for our wedding. After meeting with Dawn and seeing Chateau Elan we immediately knew we had to have our wedding there. We had our ceremony on the Chateau Lawn and our reception in the Cask Room. Of course, I was inspired by pinterest to plan my entire wedding and decided not to hire a wedding planner. I was so grateful Ashley was able to assist as much as she did on our wedding day. Ashley was awesome, always available whenever I had questions and very helpful with suggestions. Michael and I would like to thank the entire Chateau Elan Team, Ashley and Dawn for making our day perfect!! If you are a couple looking for a place to get married, this by far is the place to do it. The food is delicious; all our guests are still talking about the food.. "the best steak they have ever had!!" The winery is beautiful and did I say WINE!! Definitely recommend wine tasting a day or two before the wedding. The team is amazing to work with and overall the winery wedding atmosphere is worth every penny!!
I cannot thank Ashley, Dawn, and the rest of the staff at Chateau Elan enough for helping make my wedding a dream come true! I fell in love with the atrium in the Inn many years ago and knew I wanted to get married there! They were both very flexible and friendly while planning our big day. The food was delicious, served hot, and good portion sizes. They worked well with all of my vendors. It was really like my wish was their command. They made the planning process and the actual day more relaxing. Ashley helped customize my wedding exactly the way I wanted it to be. It was worth every penny!! Everyone was professional, responded quickly to questions, and fun!
We want to thank Dawn & Ashley for their impeccable service from the planning stages to the wedding day. Their support and professionalism was beyond our comprehension and made our daughter's wedding day the most special day of her life. The Monte Carlo room was turned into the most elegant room and every detail was taken care of with no stress to us. We highly recommend Chateau Elan for any event. The packages offered and what is included was the best venue we researched and made the wedding very affordable.
We decided to get married here based on knowledge of their high quality service and prior experiences with the Resort. The team is an amazing asset to any bride and groom and help the progression of the special time in everyone's day. The entire team made sure our ceremony was seamless and the cocktail hour and reception were flawless. Everyone complimented of the venue, servers and bartenders and how well everything flowed. We couldn't have asked for a better point person, Jessica, either. She always responded in a timely manner and with such helpful answers and insight.
Where do I even begin with Chateau Elan! I'll start with Ashley - she was our point person for the day. Ashley was SO amazing. I had probably eight billion questions on a regular basis and she was always so quick to respond and help sort through all of my questions. She was SO accommodating and would go above and beyond to find ways to make some of my silly requests possible. And she was just ONE member of the staff of absolutely amazing people. Every time we stepped foot at Chateau (from first tour to wedding day) we were always greeted with kind, hospitable, and wonderful people! I was completely blown away by the service and this was all before the rehearsal even happened! I was worried thinking about so many weddings happening at once the night of our wedding. Somehow (and I still don't really get it) - Chateau made me feel like I was the only person they were tending to for the day. There was barely a moment where I had to ask for help because it seemed like they were one step ahead at every turn. The food they provided was UNREAL! I have never had a better meal at a wedding - and had SO many people compliment the food at a wedding! It is honestly a miracle they served over 150 people at the same time, and all of the food served was warm and delicious. The chef's there are amazing. I'm sure there is a million other things I could say about Chateau and the amazing service they provided. But I'll leave it at this - if you are even slightly considering Chateau - I would 100% recommend you go for it! I have zero regrets from my wedding day and I owe most of that to Chateau!
I highly recommend Chateau Elan if you are looking for a venue of elegance and class for your wedding. I was married in the vineyard with a reception following in the Monte Carlo Room; it was all I had dreamed of and more. Throughout the planning period, Jessica and Dawn provided impeccable service and attention to my wedding-day desires. The food, wine,service, and accommodations were remarkable, but most importantly, my guests were also very well taken care of and very pleased with their experience at the resort. My husband and I are very thankful to have Chateau Elan as the beginning location of our "happy ever after."
Chateau Elan was everything that I had hoped it would be! We had the best overall experience at this venue. We had the cask room for our rehearsal dinner, had the ceremony on the Chateau Elan lawn and then had our reception in the Winery Pavilion. We also rented two villas for the bridal party and several rooms for our guests to stay in and the resort. Ashley Campbell was our catering manager and she did a wonderful job! The wedding ran very smoothly and all of our questions were answered. The chefs at Chateau Elan did an amazing job. Our family dinner at the cask room at the rehearsal dinner was great and so was our duo platted entree of ribeye and lobster at our wedding. I would not change anything about our wedding!
We are so glad that we chose Chateau Elan as our wedding venue. From our first meeting with Dawn, we realized it was going to be the perfect venue – easy to get to, beautiful hotel rooms, elegant reception spaces and such a special setting. Everything during our wedding weekend went off seamlessly. It was really nice to have an all-in-one venue from a group wine tour, an amazing couples massage at the Spa, to our rehearsal dinner in the Cask Room, wedding ceremony in the Atrium, our reception in the Debussy and breakfast in the Versailles. Each venue was perfectly set up and the service that we received throughout the weekend was fantastic. The food throughout the weekend was delicious, which is not always expected for a large event. I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Dawn, Carolyn and the entire Chateau Elan team. They responded to every (and I mean EVERY) question we had quickly and thoroughly. Carolyn, our catering manager, was truly our partner every step of the way, and made planning our wedding a complete pleasure. And let’s not forget how beautiful the vineyards are! We were lucky the vines were still full of leaves in mid-November, providing a beautiful backdrop for our wedding photos. All of our guests had a great experience at Chateau Elan.
Chateau Elan was the absolute best choice for our wedding! Ashley responded quickly to emails and phone calls and were able to answer any questions we had about the ceremony, reception, or even our guest accommodations. Chateau Elan caters their weddings and the food is TO DIE FOR. Seriously, if you care about having good food at your wedding, this is the place to go. We chose to do a seated plated dinner. If you or any of your guests have dietary restrictions or allergies, Chateau Elan will make sure they are taken care of! Our wedding was amazing, everything went smoothly, and I would highly HIGHLY recommend Chateau Elan to anyone that wants everything to be perfect on their wedding day!
From the time that we visited the Chateau Élan in July 2015, we knew that this was the place for Robin and I to enjoy our special day. Dawn Tibbles and all of the staff members were so very helpful, kind and genuine with their passion to make our April 30, 2016 Wedding one to remember. When we had questions or requests, the responses were very quick with positive answers and suggestions. Our overall view is that the Chateau Elan personnel are focused to ensure that every detail was planned exactly how we wanted it. This venue was perfect for our wedding and our guests with the options available to simply enjoy oneself. Most of our guests needed to travel down from the Kentucky, Iowa and around the country. All have shared how much they loved having such a beautiful and convenient place to spend the weekend of our wedding (it is also very simple to get to from the airport, which they appreciated). I recommend this venue to any couple that does not want to have to worry about all of their planning details coming together. Every moment of our wedding weekend was seamless at Chateau Élan. Thank you All at the Chateau Elan - - Greg & Robin