A fairy tale chateau wedding
Posted by Goda & Bill on 13/11/2014
After our spring engagement we have decided to get married only a few months away from our big day, which meant we had limited time to decide on the place where we would like to get married. With France being a country of love we had no doubts we want to have a destination wedding in France.
We found Oliver’s Travels via google as we were looking for a luxury villa or a French style chateau which could accommodate up to 50 people. We have shortlisted a few places which were within our budget and suited the requirements we had, after our visits kindly arranged by Stephanie for Oliver’s Travels the Chateau De St Jean has appealed to us the most due to its rural beauty and well kept gardens as well as beautiful on-site church, which was one of the most important aspects to us, since we wanted to have a church wedding.
Other important and major benefit of the chateau was an easy accessible location from London and other European countries, which played an important role to us when planning a destination wedding, since all of our guests had to travel from abroad.
Stephanie was very helpful and kindly introduced us to the manager of our chosen chateau in order for us to communicate direct after we have made our booking.
Not being French speakers has proven to be a difficult task when planning a wedding in France, which without a doubt has lead us to hiring a French wedding planner Tiphaine, who is also a manager of the chateau Chateau De St Jean.
Tiphaine was a real help when it come to planning our wedding especially with only a few months to go till the big day. She was very professional and helped us to organise everything we needed and desired. We have experienced some difficulties when it come to organising a church wedding, since we are not French speakers, but Tiphaine was there to help us and to help solve this dilemma, so we did have a church wedding in the end!
One of the best decisions we made when planning a wedding was to choose a destination wedding. Our amazing venue made our wedding one of the most memorable life events to us and our family and friends. We all felt very relaxed throughout the long weekend, as there was so much to do and see and we even wish we stayed longer than 3 days as it felt more like a mini break away rather than a stressful wedding.
The chateau had everything we and our guests needed including the best wedding planner Tiphaine and the amazing chef who made it all happen for us, including baking fresh croissants every morning, which you would expect in France, but perhaps not as good as the ones in Chateau De St Jean.
Having a wedding in the historic chateau also meant that we have the most amazing photographs and memories of our big day in France, the country of love.
Thank you for an wonderful stay!
Posted by Hugh & Claire on 23/07/2014
Thanks again for all your help over the entire year and dealing with all our questions and queries. We couldn't have done it without you and we very much appreciate it. We will be singing the praises of the chateau to everyone we know.
A Magical Stay
Posted by J. Peacock-Reid on 27/05/2014
Absolute fairytale setting with superb staff who are only too pleased to help in every way they can.
So good I rented it twice
Posted by Wade Marolw on 24/04/2014
Chateau St. Jean is comfortable and elegant. I brought a group of artists here twice and every one of them is still talking about it. There is lots of room so that even a large group has space to get away from the crowd. The grounds are also huge. I particularly enjoyed the kitchen which is well equipped and in scale with the rest of the estate (it's big!). The location is handy as the road system will take you quickly in any direction. The most interesting direction is north to the Loire. There are a couple of beautiful valleys that take you there. A visit to some of the winerys in the area is highly recommended.The owners provided good directions from Paris but study the maps well as it is very easy to miss a turn. Poitiers is very close and I recommend dropping your rental car there and taking the train back to Paris. The car agencies are next to the train station (mostly) and the train goes directly to Charles DeGaulle airport. Book ahead though. It couldn't be easier. Rent your car at Orly airport on the south side of Paris for a convienient and short ride to the Chateau. Sincerely, Wade
Thank you so much!
Created on 01/08/2013
We both would like to thank you so much for all your help to make our wedding and weekend so wonderful. We both had everything we hoped and dreamed for and it simply wouldn't have been possible without you, so thank you very much.
Thank you again and I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Hugs and kisses,
Absolutely gorgeous wedding!
Posted by on 18/06/2013
What a beautiful location for a wedding - the chateau and the grounds are breathtaking! If only we could have stayed longer. It was an absolutely gorgeous wedding! And it served as a vacation for all our children - hope to return someday! Many great memories to take back to California and to share with the family who couldn't make it.
Posted by on 18/06/2013
Tiph, Linda, Thank you for perfecting our wedding week! Kenneth Sanchez
Thank you for a wonderful holiday
Posted by Anon . on 29/05/2013
Thanks again to You and Tiphaine for an unforgettable setting for our day.
I think our guest were as flabbergasted as us and enjoyed being there and we will always return perhaps an anniversary reunion is on the cards.
Michel and Robyn
Fantastic wedding venue
Posted by Anon . on 11/03/2013
It is with great pleasure that I can recommend the Chateau to anyone who is looking for a fantastic wedding venue managed by Tiphaine who is so helpful & knows exactly how to make your wedding day a very special day. We got married in our village on the 31st December (Yes a bit strange I know!). We had a lovely time at Chateau De St Jean with our friends & family. Such a wonderful place for an unforgettable moment!
Fantastic wedding venue!
Posted by Anon . on 28/02/2013
Couldn't recommend your place enough for a fantastic venue with enough flexibility to do as mic or as little as you like. Amazingly clean given its size, in house chef was well worth using! We had the wedding of our dreams without spending a fortune. Can we re-marry again this year?!
Toda una maravilla!!!
Posted by Anon User on 12/10/2012
La ultima boda del 2012, toda una maravilla!!! Charles y yo estamos mas que felices de haber celebrado nuestra boda en el ChÃ¢teau St Julien! La arquitectura del castillo es formidable, el parque se presta para sonar, y las atenciones que tuvieron con nosotros fueron muy especiales. Estamos esperando las fotos para compartilas con ustedes! Muchas gracias Tiphaine por todo y hasta prontisimo!!!
Incredible stay at this most magical Chateau
Posted by Kavita Butler on 19/03/2012
After an incredible stay at this most magical Chateau I can honestly say that myself and all my friends had the best weekend ever. The grounds were enticing and the Chateau was as grand as it was magnificent.
With so many original features and secret passage ways we were invited into a weekend of fantasy and adventure. Our lovely chef Corrine cooked us up a feast and our hostess with the mostess Tiphaine ensured we has everything we could possibly need at our disposal. I believe the local bistro became part of the birthday celebrations too and it's proprietor was helpful and accmodating. A return visit will be planned and I recommend the Chateau to everyone.....families, couples, weddings and all. Thank you for a great 40th birthday x
We have still not stopped talking about our time at St Jean
Posted by Ernesto Rocco and Richard on 15/07/2010
Merci Tiphaine. We have still not stopped talking about our time at St Jean with you all and our very special day. It is something we will remember for ever. The pictures we have are fantastic of the Chateau and all the events we had. Everyone had such an amazing time. Thank you again for all your hard work and organising. xx Richard
Posted by Olivia L on 15/07/2010
It is hard to describe our experience at St Jean without using too many superlatives or exclamation marks! We were delighted by how helpful Tiphaine, the chateau manager, was. She was available to answer our questions no matter how random they seemed. The place itself was just beautiful, very well maintained inside and out. Our guests had an unforgettable time and felt it was well worth a trip across the atlantic to spend time there. We think we had the best wedding and are so grateful to the Nash and Linda for the chance to stay at their amazing chateau!
What a remarkable place
Posted by Mary Lou Weprin on 15/07/2010
What a remarkable place the Chateau is. I feel like we've been in a film for the last week. Our retreat was very successful, with people saying they hadn't had such a good time in years, and that they'd return in a minute, and that if others knew how great the Chateau and the week was, I'd have a long waiting list.