Château de Carsixdécembre 12, 2016
Chateau de carsix wedding venue near Paris & Rouenoctobre 4, 2017
D+J ‘s wedding – Chateau St Julien
Testimonial from the bride – wedding planner : Chateaux avenue
I always knew getting married in a French Chateau was going to be unforgettable but Chateau St Julien is a truly magical place. I spent months researching other Chateau’s and nothing came close to St Julien. The size of it and history really blew me away and meant all of our guests could be together for the whole week. Not only is the Chateau restored and kept beautifully the grounds are truly spectacular. The tree lined alley is truly a majestic place. I knew from the minute I saw it on photographs that I wanted my ceremony to take place there. It didn’t disappoint, the sun was sparkling through the trees and bats were flying around! I will never forget it. It was the perfect setting to say ‘I do‘.
The most important thing for us was when planning our wedding was that we didn’t want a package wedding which you find a lot when getting married abroad. We wanted the freedom of creating our own wedding with our own style and at Chateau St Julien the opportunities are endless. The grounds are so huge and varied, you can have your wedding as unique as you like. We also like to party and didn’t want anyone telling us we had to turn the music off or down by a certain time. You can’t play music outside past 11pm (reasonable) but we created our own disco/club in the dinning room and partied into the small hours. The place is so big we staged a party in a different room every night!
Another plus to book this place was that the Chateau manager Tiphaine is also a wedding planner. It gave me confidence to trust her as she knows the place and area inside and out, she has a huge suppliers list that she has experience working with and she was amazing at negotiating great prices for us (in French). We couldn’t of done it without her. She was patient and organised and went above and beyond her position to help not only plan the wedding day but the wedding week! She helped us organise many activities during our stay which wasn’t an easy task when your trying to manage 55 people who keep changing their minds every other day! She was fantastic, I cannot recommend her enough and I will miss our Skype calls and emails.
I had guests coming from all over the world so it was great having Poitiers international airport 25 minutes away and the train station for links from Paris. The supermarket was a 10 minute walk away which had everything you needed. The nearest resort also has an outdoor swimming pool which you can use for 5euros (day pass) with a gorgeous restaurant. The place is perfect and has everything you need.
My guests were blown away by the chateau, the children had a fantastic time (especially playing in the secret staircase and ringing the bell!) everyone said it was one of the best week of their lives and some even said it was the wedding of the century!
It is a wonderful place and I know we’ll be back again to visit in the future.