A Chateau Elan Wedding with Middle Eastern Tradition | J.J Au'Clair

A Chateau Elan Wedding

Posted in: Greater Atlanta, Wedding Venues

A Chateau Elan wedding in North Georgia feels secluded from the bustling city of Atlanta, though it’s only an hour away. As one of Atlanta’s only wineries, it is one of the most popular wedding venues in the Greater Atlanta area. It has several gorgeous ceremony locations (indoor and outdoor), with equally gorgeous and diverse reception spaces too.

The main Atrium of the Inn has high ceilings and is fully windowed (HELLO, gorgeous and flattering light). It’s also huge, with plenty of seating for up to 250 guests. If you’re set on having your ceremony outside in the Rose Vineyard, this is a great alternative if you catch rain. You definitely want to plan ahead with your venue and have a great photographer (Me!).


I don’t want to take the focus off helping you find the perfect venue, but I’d love to take a moment to talk about the importance of hiring an experienced wedding photographer.


Hiring an experienced wedding photographer for your Chateau Elan wedding (or somewhere else) is essential to getting photos that will last you a lifetime.


Your wedding only happens once. And yet, you will never know what could happen on the wedding day! Wether its unexpected rain, or unique lighting situation that would be a challenge for a new-er photographer. You want to be sure that you hire someone who is confidently able to get your memories captured and preserved for the long haul. Furthermore, you want them to be beautiful.


That being said, Yes— I’d love to photograph your Chateau Elan wedding! I’ve been photographing weddings in every situation imaginable for over 8 years, all over the US. At this point, I’ve experienced so many unique situations that I now have back up plans for the back up plans! If you’re ready to start next journey of life together with me as your photographer, send me a message here!


P.S. I will mention this little tip about the Chateau Elan. The indoor Bride and Groom suites, and most of the reception ballrooms can be very dark. Of course this isn’t a problem if you book a photographer who knows how to properly use flash equipment at a moment’s notice. A suggestion to help with the bride’s suite is to ask your hair and makeup team to bring some ring beauty lights. It can organically make a huge difference in your getting ready photos!




Atlanta, Georgia has tons of wedding venues to choose from, but the Chateau Elan is the only Winery wedding resort within an hour of the city.  It boasts four outdoor ceremony and reception spaces and eight indoor spaces, and an on-site inn for you and your guests to stay for the weekend. You could host your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception— yet never be in the same space twice!

Chateau Elan wedding is a customizable and unique weekend wedding getaway. It cannot be missed if you are wanting a European or Napa, California wedding vibe! What’s more, the venue managers are always welcoming and quite familiar with all kinds of wedding day timelines and ceremonies!


They can accommodate all your wedding guests for the week, and are knowledgeable with planning all kinds of events! Not just weddings.

Chateau Elan wedding details, ring box, and silk and willow ribbons by J.J. Au'Clair!

I’ve photographed several weddings here and always have a pleasant experience. So, If you have any questions about having a Chateau Elan wedding, email me anytime. I am more than happy to help!

The direct link to the Chateau Elan Winery so you can learn more about the venue, click HERE.

Looking for other Atlanta wedding venue ideas? Check out these blog posts and see if together we can find you the perfect fit!

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