Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Braselton, Georgia

100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton, Georgia 30517
United States
At A Glance
Preferred Golf Club L.V.X.
Opened 1993
Renovated 2019
Guest Rooms 424
Suites 39
King Rooms 244
Room Rates High $189-259 Low $169-239
Check in 4:00 PM
Check out 12:00 PM
Smoking rooms No
Pets allowed No
Self parking Complimentary
Valet parking 20.00
Seasonal Rates: High Low Shoulder
Number of Meeting Rooms 29
Ideal Group Size 250
Max Group Size 1000


Resort Fee $35
Room Tax 12%
Sales Tax 7%

Airport Proximity

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
50 min 46 miles (74 km)
24-Hour Business Center
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms
High-Speed Internet
Audiovisual Equipment
Car Rental Desk
Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
Meeting/Banquet Facilities
45 Holes Of Golf
35 Spa Treatment Rooms
Tennis Center
000 Sq Ft Spa
Fitness Center
Winery Tours & Tastings
Swimming Pool
Stan Smith Tennis Center
Culinary Studio
Yoga Classes
Georgia World Congress Center
Road Atlanta Raceway
Mall Of Georgia
North Georgia Mountains
Lake Lanier
Gwinnett Braves Stadium
Tanger Outlet Mall
Gwinnett Arena
Gwinnett Convention Center
University Of Georgia
Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta Braves
Dining, Food & Beverage
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Spa & wellness cuisine
Le Petit Cafe & Boutique
Cafe and Coffeeshop
Le Soleil
Pool Bar
Louis House of Bourbon
Marc Bar & Restaurant
Southern-inspired Chophouse
Paddy's Irish Pub
Sarazen's Bar & Grille
Tasting Room
Winery Tasting Room
Versailles Restaurant
F&B Averages:
Breakfast Buffet $15-25 Cont. $22
Lunch Buffet $18-45 Plated $25
Dinner Buffet $33-90 Plated $42-100
Coffee Break $10--30
2-Hour Open Bar $23
Meeting Space
Largest Meeting Room 11,610 ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 40,000 ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 52,000 ft²
Capacity Chart
Avignon 1,800 N/A 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bach 702 N/A 9 24 40 20 35 26 18 22 0
Beethoven 702 N/A 9 24 40 20 35 26 18 22 0
Bordeaux 2,574 N/A 10 90 175 100 200 34 50 60 0
Cannes 1,400 N/A 10 50 90 80 100 0 40 52 0
Cask Room 2,496 N/A 15 0 0 70 110 0 0 0 0
Champs Elysee 700 N/A 10 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
Chopin 702 N/A 9 24 40 20 35 26 18 22 0
Culinary Studio 1,560 N/A 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Debussy Ballroom 6,136 N/A 14 375 650 550 750 0 130 0 0
Debussy Ballroom Salon I 2,050 N/A 14 125 200 120 150 0 40 60 0
Debussy Ballroom Salon I+II 4,130 N/A 14 200 450 250 500 0 80 0 0
Debussy Ballroom Salon II 2,050 N/A 14 125 200 120 150 0 40 60 0
Debussy Ballroom Salon II+III 4,130 N/A 14 200 450 250 500 0 80 0 0
Debussy Ballroom Salon III 2,050 N/A 14 125 200 120 150 0 40 60 0
Elan Ballroom 4,264 N/A 14 190 450 300 600 0 0 0 0
Elan Ballroom Salon A 1,400 N/A 14 60 90 80 125 0 48 56 0
Elan Ballroom Salon B 1,250 N/A 14 60 90 80 125 0 48 56 0
Elan Ballroom Salon C 1,250 N/A 14 60 90 80 125 0 48 56 0
Elan Ballroom Salon D 1,400 N/A 14 60 90 80 125 0 48 56 0
Elan Ballroom Salons A+B 2,025 N/A 14 95 300 24 350 0 72 75 0
Elan Ballroom Salons A+B+C 2,650 N/A 14 120 180 150 250 0 0 0 0
Elan Ballroom Salons B+C+D 2,650 N/A 14 120 180 150 250 0 0 0 0
Elan Ballroom Salons C+D 2,025 N/A 14 95 300 24 350 0 72 75 0
Founders Boardroom 1,073 N/A 10 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
Monet 350 N/A 10 15 18 20 25 16 15 0 0
Monte Carlo 2,300 N/A 12 90 180 150 200 0 46 60 0
Monte Carlo Room A 1,100 N/A 12 48 80 80 100 34 30 38 0
Monte Carlo Room B 1,100 N/A 12 48 80 80 100 34 30 38 0
Mozart 702 N/A 9 24 40 20 35 26 18 22 0
Nice 1,400 N/A 10 50 90 80 100 0 40 52 0
Paris Ballroom 11,610 N/A 20 825 1,900 900 1,500 0 330 0 63
Paris I or VII 2,632 N/A 20 180 430 200 300 85 75 100 0
Paris I, II & III or V, VI, VII 5,265 N/A 20 375 850 420 500 0 180 200 32
Paris I-IV or IV-VII 6,345 N/A 20 450 1,000 520 600 0 180 0 46
Paris II, III, V or VI 1,305 N/A 20 90 200 100 150 40 35 45 0
Pavilion 6,440 N/A 15 0 0 500 850 0 0 0 0
Picasso 315 N/A 10 0 15 10 20 16 0 0 0
Rembrandt 345 N/A 10 8 20 20 25 18 0 0 0
Special Offers
Spring Forward Sale
Valid From:
2020-03-01 to 2020-06-30
“Chateau ‘SPRING FORWARD’ sale”
$166 rate for groups booked between March 1st and June 30th, 2020
Based on availability.
1 per 40 comp.
20% off banquet food and beverage.
Comp one-hour beer/wine reception for all attendees.
Minimum 50 Room nights, not available on select dates.

Rate: $166
Call for Reservation: 678-425-6017
Contact Email:
Hot Dates
3/5/20 3/8/20 100 $166
3/13/20 3/20/20 100 $166
4/12/20 4/17/20 100 $166
4/29/20 5/2/20 100 $166
6/15/20 6/19/20 100 166
6/22/20 6/26/20 100 166
7/6/20 7/10/20 100 166
7/20/20 7/22/20 100 166
8/10/20 8/14/20 100 166
9/14/20 9/18/20 100 166
Posted April 1, 2019
BRASELTON, Ga. – April 9, 2019 – Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills, unveils plans today for an extensive $25 million dollar renovation, scheduled for completion in November 2019. The complete transformation introduces a fresh, yet timeless, modernized design while delivering a unique, distinctly southern concept dressed in French undertones, honoring the existing estate’s 16th century-style charm. Beckoning a new generation, the transformation will include a complete overhaul of 251 guestrooms and 24 suites, four new food and beverage outlets, the winery, as well as the resort lobby, with a facelift to the existing pool terrace and immersive spa.

Conceptualized by the Atlanta-based interior and architectural design firm, BLUR Workshop, the team was tasked to lead the multi-million dollar renovation formulating a design concept representative of the resort’s vast southern locale – inspired by the surrounding rolling hills and lush vineyards. Accessorized with local artwork, further defining its sense of place, the new design features a modern palate painted in variations of gray and taupe with pops of chartreuse, turquoise and gold, warmed by rich wood accents, elegant lighting, white Calcutta marble and industrial touches including tufted leather, wrought iron and carved limestone. Giving a nod to its topography, the design will boast vineyard inspired details throughout, with the most dramatic being a custom-made glass chandelier hand-blown in Crystal Valley of the Czech Republic, shaped to mimic the shifting grape vines along the vast rolling hills.

“Embarking on a renovation of this magnitude for a resort destination with such a well-respected reputation requires a committed responsibility to honor the property’s legacy, while still delivering upon the modernized expectation to mirror our ever-growing wine, epicurean and experiential programs,” said Ed Walls, general manager, Château Élan Winery & Resort. “Every single detail was hand-selected with great intention and we cannot wait to introduce the new generation to our beloved Chateau Élan.”

Project details include:

Full redesign of 251 guestrooms and 24 suites including custom designed carpeting, bathrooms with upgrades including freestanding vanity areas made of wood and stone. The selected color palette of greys and taupes simplify the backdrop, allowing for pops of walnut, brushed oak and the studded, leather-tufted headboard to make a statement.
Upgrading corridors to create a clean and sophisticated feel, the reimagination uses local Georgia carpeting, a raw silk inspired wall covering layered by local art and iron sconces to help tell the resort’s rich, modernized story.
Maximizing every square foot to enhance the resort’s public spaces, the renovation will include a fully refurbished lobby, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere complete with a centrally located, custom carved limestone fireplace and hand-tufted rugs. The atrium will also be fully transformed with white marble and natural details complimented by polished bronze and gold accents, in addition to adding a cozy, vintage-inspired library and 2,000-piece crystal chandelier dripping across the glass ceiling – evoking the shifting landscape of the vineyard.
Adding flair to both flavor and design, the renovation calls for both revamped and completely new food and beverage outlets to create individualized, yet cohesive, gathering options.
Adding to the ‘new’ will be a coffee and wine bar located in the lobby, which delivers a modern take on a Paris café, combined with a curated gift shop and outdoor seating. The Marc Bar will be added to the back of the winery restaurant incorporating French oak, iron accents and soapstone. The all-new expansive Atrium Bar, designed to anchor the grand room, will be crowned with an iconic 40-foot Douglas fir wood sculpture, which was crafted around the vineyard’s movement to be interactive, changing views as you drift through the space.
The revamped areas include a complete transformation of Versailles, the American cuisine buffet located in the Atrium and a full overhaul, including rebranding, of the existing L’Auberge Lounge to Louis’ House of Bourbon – which will act as a contemporary sports bar with the ambiance of an old-world speakeasy. With wood paneling, leather furniture, eclectic art, neon signage and a curated bourbon display behind the glowing amber bar, the lounge will be a junction between country and chic to evoke the southern charm of Kentucky bourbon, while the old-world accents recall the bar’s French namesake, Louis.

“We were tasked by Wheelock Street Capital to deliver a new and fresh image for Château Élan: one that was distinctly southern and sophisticated, yet welcoming,” said Foreman Rogers, principal, BLUR Workshop. “It was important to us to make the design authentic, using as many local artists and craftsmen as possible.”

The renovation of Château Élan Winery & Resort follows the recent purchase of the property by an affiliate of the Connecticut based real estate investment firm, Wheelock Street Capital, in January 2018. “Since joining the Château Élan family, we have looked forward to this much anticipated transformation,” said Keith Manning, vice president of asset management, Wheelock Street Capital. “Creating a cohesive, refreshed and timeless design, was the natural next step to set the tone for our guests and elevate the overall resort experience.”

Located within the bustling Atlanta metro of Braselton, Château Élan Winery & Resort offers guests a unique destination experience accessorized by lush vineyards and marked by its unmatched luxury, distinguished offerings and amenities. Home to one of the most awarded wineries on the east coast, a variety of delectable restaurants, 40,000-square-feet of meeting space, a 35,000-square-foot European spa, 45 holes of championship golf and a newly renovated golf club house and tennis center, Château Élan invites guests of all preferences to explore and enjoy the property’s picturesque land and architecture.

To learn more about Château Élan Winery & Resort’s renovation, please visit To make a reservation, please visit or call 678-425-0900.

About HEI Hotels & Resorts

HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality company that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts, as well as, premium select-service hotels throughout the United States under such well-known brand families as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. HEI takes a holistic approach to creating value for its investors and employees by setting the highest standards across all aspects of hotel management and operation and focusing on the central principles of excellence and continuous improvement. HEI prides itself on some of the highest employee satisfaction scores in the hospitality industry, fuels local economic prosperity by investing in communities and is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability. For more information about HEI, visit

About Wheelock Street Capital

Wheelock Street Capital ( was formed in 2008 by Rick Kleeman and Jonathan Paul, two veteran real estate private equity investors, each with over 25 years of broad real estate transaction experience across all major asset classes. Wheelock has since raised over $2 billion in capital commitments and is currently investing its fifth fund comprising $725 million of commitments from leading pension funds, endowments and foundations. Wheelock will invest in a broad range of real estate assets throughout the United States. The fund may invest directly or with high quality joint venture partners through a variety of capital structures and transaction types, including acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations.

About BLUR Workshop

BLUR Workshop is a design firm based out Atlanta, GA comprised of a team of energetic and capable professionals that have worked together continuously for the last 23 years. Our team offers full professional design services for both hospitality interior design and hospitality architecture. These services are led by industry veterans Liz Neiswander, Foreman Rogers, Scott Sickeler, Peter Green and Scott Morris. Together, this team has been instrumental in the design of $2.75 billion and 10,750,000 sq. ft. of constructed, award-winning work, delivered in budget and on time without a claim. BLUR Workshop was created with purpose. Even the name reflects our vision. We believe great hospitality environments blend exterior and interior, architecture and interior design. We think this notion is even more important in making a great resort. It is this blurring of disciplines that truly represents the way we approach our design process. The Workshop portion of our name comes from a desire to have a more hands-on design process in which models and mockups become even more integral to our detailed and thoughtful design process.

Chateau Elan Winemaker Simone Bergese wines have won over 70 Awards in just two years
Posted February 6, 2015
BRASELTON, Ga. January 30, 2015 – Château Élan has been making wine in North Georgia for three decades, but it is Simone Bergese who has launched the Winery into a whole new era. Bergese joined the winery as executive winemaker in 2012, and with him came a vision. Though he joined a winery whose image was shadowed by that of a successful resort, he saw its potential. With a winery renovation to complement his almost two decades of winemaking experience, he pledged to transform the Chateau Elan Winery into something worthy of its own spotlight – a pledge that has won him 72 wine awards in just two years.
Bergese commenced the winery’s transformation by first replanting the vineyards with disease-resistant native Muscadine grapes. The challenge of growing classic European varieties in the region had taken its toll on the vines, and Bergese’s vision left no room for sacrificed quality. “I saw a different way – a possibility,” he said. “We would grow what was possible in Georgia and make it into the best product.” For the classic European varieties, Bergese toured vineyards in California and hand-selected those with the highest quality grapes. “For great wine you have to start with great grapes, so we tapped into the nation’s best territories,” he said. From the West Coast vineyards Bergese takes pride in using only fresh, whole grapes. “My vision is to make Chateau Elan the best winery in the East, which means no compromise on freshness and quality.”
His first harvests were bottled in 2013, at which time he began sending samples to national wine competitions. The response was amazing: Chateau Elan Winery hasn’t left a single competition unawarded. As a result, the popularity and production of the wines has dramatically increased. 23,000 cases were produced in 2014, compared to the previous years of less than 10,000 cases. Remarkably, Bergese’s first 2013 vintages of the double gold-winning Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and gold-winning Scarlet Reserve sold out completely within a year. Due to the winery’s incredible success in the past two years, Bergese expects to increase production in 2015 to 25,000 cases.
In addition to increased volume, Bergese is also unveiling several new wines in 2015, along with new vintages of his successful European varieties. Among the new wines is a line of three super-premium creations entitled “Chateau Elan Fingerprint Collection.” Bergese considers these signature wines – El Tempranillo, La Barbera and Les Petites – his mark on the great Chateau Elan heritage. They will boast the highest quality, most extensive winemaking processes and complex techniques. The Fingerprint wines, along with his repertoire of other American native and classic European varieties will be entered into the top wine competitions in the nation throughout 2015 to establish Chateau Elan as a consistent top-ten East Coast winery.
Also planned for 2015 is a cosmetic renovation of the winery to reflect the back-of-house transformation and accommodate its continued growth and success. Plans include an expanded interior complete with a new tapas and tasting bar, a remodeled entryway and an outdoor veranda with tasting area and fire pit. “The winery’s transformation is for the total experience of our guests,” Bergese said. “It’s not just about the liquid and how it tastes. We want to bring guests inside to really understand the process and experience the art of winemaking.”
With his dedication to quality and the investment in the winery’s functional and cosmetic aspects, Bergese has high hopes for 2015. “Georgia isn’t wine country, but we are making a story by creating something magical out of our reality: a locally-focused winery with a national cut,” he said. With 72 awards won since his first harvests in 2013, including multiple best-of-class, double gold and gold medals, Chateau Elan Winery’s vision of greatness has become a reality. “I am thrilled to be taking on some of the West Coast’s best wineries and coming out ahead,” Bergese said. “I am so proud of the bold statement we’re making that Chateau Elan has such a strong commitment to quality.”
Château Élan Winery & Resort announces the completion of a $1.2 million renovation to the Villas at Château Élan
Posted April 15, 2014
ATLANTA – Oct. 21, 2011 – Château Élan Winery & Resort announces the completion of a $1.2 million renovation to the Villas at Château Élan, encompassing a makeover of all 24 bedrooms & bathrooms, living area, kitchen, and exterior.

The villas, located on the 15th hole of the Château Golf Course, are perfect for golf outings, but also now luxurious enough for a girl’s weekend getaway. The interiors reflect the sophistication, color and style of the Inn and Spa but with a relaxed mood. The well-appointed kitchen demands attention and invites culinary creativity or group celebrations over a great game of golf.

“We are thrilled to unveil our newly renovated two and three bedroom villas,” said Doug Rollins, vice president of sales and marketing at Château Élan. “These improvements reflect casual comfort with modern touches to provide a refined experience for golfers or the perfect gathering place for guest enjoying our Girls Just Wanna Have Wine Package.”

Each Villa has been designed with all the comforts of home including fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, and cozy fireplace with 42” flat panel television. The two bedroom villas are equipped with one king and one double room, while the three bedroom villa has two kings and one double. The new bathrooms feature Hansgrohe fixtures including their Raindance Showerheads for a rejuvenating shower experience. Design Directions International of Marietta, Ga., designed the interiors and the renovation was led by Braselton based BM&K Builders.

About Château Élan Winery & Resort
Located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., Château Élan Winery & Resort is a 16th century style French château, Four Diamond leisure and conference destination that sits on 3,500 acres. It is the only resort in Georgia that includes a 200 acre vineyard, a full-production winery, 320 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a 25,000 sq.ft. conference center, a European spa with 14 guest suites, an equestrian show center, tennis center, seven restaurants and 63 holes of championship golf. Château Élan is a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts. For more information, visit

Château Élan Refreshes Resort with Pool Renovation
Posted June 27, 2012
Improvements encompass new pool bar, hot tub, waterfall and fire place
ATLANTA – June 1, 2012 – Château Élan Winery & Resort announces the completion of a $750,000 renovation to the main outdoor pool and hot tub area. This project is a continuation of the $13 million in renovations that have taken place at Château Élan over the past four years.

“We are thrilled to unveil our newly renovated resort pool and Le Soleil bar just as the property enters its 30th year in operation” said Doug Rollins, vice president of sales and marketing at Château Élan. “These continued improvements enhance the overall Château Élan Experience for guests, strengthening our position as the premiere luxury resort in Atlanta”.

Enhancements to the pool area include the addition of an eight-foot stone waterfall cascading into a new 350 square foot Hot Tub seating up to 18 people. Guests can enjoy the new 1,500 square foot fireside patio with luxurious Kannoa Tangier seating and ten-foot wide outdoor fireplace, making it the perfect setting for relaxing with a glass of Château Élan wine.
The pool deck, a colored concrete with a micro exposed etch surface is accented with Tennessee Flag Stone, has been increased to 11,000 square feet. The expanded area adorns hand-woven Dedon chaise lounges.
The new 160 square foot poolside bar, Le Soleil, provides a casual pool side dining option offering light snacks and refreshing cocktails. With the addition of Le Soleil, Château Élan now features eight unique food and beverage experiences for guests to enjoy. .
The project was managed by locally owned BM&K Construction & Engineering out of Braselton, GA. “BM&K was proud to partner with Château Élan and serve as their design-builder to provide improvements that offer a fresh, serene and relaxing experience for their guests.” said Robert McGrath, project manager with BM&K
About Château Élan
At 3,500 acres, just north of Atlanta, Château Élan Winery & Resort combines French provincial with Southern hospitality for a unique resort experience. A 16th century style French Château and Winery surrounded by 75 acres of vineyards is the centerpiece of the Four Diamond resort. A 275 room Inn, 63 holes of championship golf, Stan Smith Tennis Center, a European health spa with 14 guest suites, a 25,000 square foot conference center, and eight distinctive dining experiences complete the luxurious amenities package. Château Élan is a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts. For more information, visit
The Spa at Chateau Elan Re-Opening and 20th Anniversary
Posted June 6, 2012
ISPA and Château Élan celebrate the 20th Anniversary and Grand Re-Opening of the Spa at Château Élan
ATLANTA – June 11, 2012 – The Spa at Château Élan celebrated its 20th Anniversary Monday evening with a reception attended by the board of the International Spa Association (ISPA).

Ella Stimpson, Chairman of ISPA cut the ribbon to mark the grand re-opening of the Spa Mansion after its $3 million dollar restoration. Joining Ms. Stimpson was the President of ISPA, Lynne Walker-McNees, Château Élan’s Managing Partner Henk Evers and two associates of Château Élan that participated in the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting 20 years ago, Senior Sales Manager, Jody Scott and Property Superintendent, Mike Brisbois.

The ceremony took place at the 35,000 sq. ft. Spa Mansion and continued with a reception inside the Spa’s restaurant, Fleur de Lis. The renovation to the Spa at Château Élan included a makeover of 14 guest suites at the Spa, the Fleur de Lis restaurant and 35 treatment rooms. A subtle theme throughout the spa is the feel of water. Restful, tranquil swirl patterns are found in the carpet, wall coverings and furnishings. Calming shades of blue, sand and sea glass are dominant throughout the rooms, lobby and waiting area. “The Spa at Château Élan is just perfect” stated Ms. Stimpson. “It has all the graciousness and style you expect from the Deep South - from the sweeping views in the quiet room of the lawn and wooded lake to the exquisite warm light blues and browns of the understated but luxurious decor.”

Doug Rollins, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Château Élan, announced during the ceremony that the Spa has rebranded. “We are thrilled to unveil our newly renovated luxury spa as a Preferred Boutique Member. The intimate nature of the spa with its 14 guest suites positions it perfectly into the Boutique Collection, giving the hotel the independent identity it deserves on the 3500 acre Château Élan Estate.” said Rollins.

Also having the pleasure of a treatment at the spa Stimpson went on to say “From the genuine yet formal greetings as you enter and are walked through processing for your spa experience to the beautifully decorated, warm and lavish treatment rooms. But of course what makes the journey worth the beauty is the skillfully executed treatment which is designed to specifically fit the needs of your body at the time of service. Happy 20th anniversary to the Spa at Château Élan. I've discovered one of the South’s hidden spa gems!”

About the Spa at Château Élan
One of Georgia’s most luxurious spas, the Spa at Château Élan is a 35,000 sq. ft., full-service European-style spa nestled inside a lakeside mansion. It includes 14 overnight guest suites and its own restaurant, Fleur de Lis. Staffed by a team of 95 professionals, the spa provides an extensive offering of European and specialized treatments, couples’ experiences, massage and wellness therapies, hydrotherapy, signature anti-oxidant winery treatments, skin care treatments, nail care, sauna, steam room and more.

About Château Élan Winery & Resort
Located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., Château Élan Winery & Resort is a 16th century style French château, Four Diamond leisure and conference destination that sits on 3,500 acres. It is the only resort in Georgia that includes a 200 acre vineyard, a full-production winery, 320 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a 25,000 sq.ft. conference center, a European spa with 14 guest suites, an equestrian show center, tennis center, seven restaurants and 63 holes of championship golf. Château Élan is a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts. For more information, visit