WEDDING at Chateau d'hattonchâtel

Laura & Fabian went to Hattonchatel, to this wonderfull French medieval castle to relive their wedding day. This castle is a true hidden gems, situated about an hour away from Nancy and 40 minutes away from Metz on the north east France. Laura & Fabien contacted me because they wanted to relive their wedding day. They did not get married at Château d'Hattonchâtel, but on their wedding day, they were so taken by the rhythm of the day that they did not really take the time to do a couple photo session with their photographer and now that the wedding is over, they miss it.

So they contacted me to make a couple photo shoot and they chose the ideal place for that, a medieval bubble in the heart of Lorraine: Le château de Hattonchâtel.

As soon as you have crossed the main gate of the castle, you can admire all its splendor and beauty. The Château d'Hattonchatel is of purely Gothic style. Each room reveals stone columns and stained glass windows allowing natural lighting of the large room known as "Burgraves". The rich tapestries and paintings by Louise Cottin color the stone walls. At the end of the magnificent dining room is an imposing open fireplace that invites you to warm up and relax on one of the comfortable sofas. Le château d'Hattonchatel was originally built in the ninth century and is home to a rich history.


landscape view around hattonchatel
view of the facade of hattonchatel castle
view of hattonchatel castle
view of the inside of hattonchatel castle
wedding bouquet with white roses
view of inside salon of hattonchatel castle
view of the courtyard of hattonchatel castle
bride and groom walking in the courtyard of hattonchatel castle
bride and groom sitting on the bench in the garden of hattonchatel castle
bride and groom kissing each other in the garden of hattonchatel castle
groom holding and kissing his bride on the shoulder at hattonchatel castle

A BIT MORE ABOUT CHâteau d'hattonchatel

Halfway between Metz, Nancy and Toul, this former lordship of the Bishops of Verdun, the famous Hattonchâtel castle was built by Bishop Hatton in the 9th century. It is one of the most historic places in Lorraine. It undergoes the assaults of the various wars then was restored by an American, Mrs. Skinner. Located on a promontory overlooking the plain of the Woëvre, the complex offers an impression of balance, authenticity and serene beauty.

As a wedding photographer,

I love this kind of place. The Château d'Hattonchâtel has everything to seduce the newlyweds looking for history and privacy. Once you have passed the main gate of the castle, you are propelled into a bubble of medieval history and serenity. Indeed, once inside it is as if you have gone through time and you find yourself in the Middle Ages, nothing has changed since. The vaulted reception hall for your wedding dinner, the stone staircases, the park at the foot of the ramparts for the couple's photo shoot. Everything is here. There a so many lovely places to take good wedding pictures there.

It is true that Lorraine is rather rich in sumptuous places to get married. Whether you are looking for a chic and rustic wedding or you want to live the life of a castle, there is no shortage of decorations. The Château de Boucq, the Château de Vandeleville, the Château d'Hattonchâtel, you will inevitably find in Lorraine the castle which will suit you for your wedding.