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Testimonials

Yet another wonderful wedding at Chateau de Detilly.  The setting is truly magical and everyone could not be more attentive and helpful.  Thank you all so much.

Robert & Wendi



And I couldn't put it any better! Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!  Thank you all so much.  (Hollie's dad)

Roger



Dear Janet, Thierry, Veronique and all the wonderful chateau team.  Very difficult to put into words how absolutely amazing our whole wedding experience has been - ALL BECAUSE OF YOU - YOU ARE FANTASTIC!!!  The time, effort, care, support and love you have shown us has been so generous.  Hollie and Chris had the fairytale wedding they had dreamt of - again because of you xxx  I have never met a team who work so hard and always with a smile.  We all hope to see you again, you are truly lovely people.  Thanks you with all our hearts, Steph & Steve. (Parents of the bride)

Steph and Steve Grice



To Janet, Thierry, Veronique and the whole team.  We cannot begin to tell you how magical our wedding was for us - and a lot of that was due to your wonderful selves.  No job too big or small - you made it happen and the whole experience was amazing.  The chateau is a magical place and we hope one day we shall return and see you all again.  Thank you once more for everything you have done and for all the laughs and love along the way.  The Bride and Groom September 2016

Christen & Hollie



Been here for our daughter's wedding, for a full week with a great group of family and friends.  All went well and we have had a fantastic time.  The location, the facilities, the ambience, all combined to work so well.  Thanks to Janet, Thierry and all the Chateau team.

 

John Weedon



Thank you David for the perfect setting for my 80th Birthday for 20 members of my friends and family.  It was such a special week!!!

Frazier USA



Another fabulous and all too short week.  We vow to come back next year for 2 weeks.  Thierry, Veronique and Jacky looked after us amazingly well as ever.

Henley



We had a delightful time and hope to return in the future.  The area was wonderful and the chateau was magnificent.  The chef prepared what was truly one of our best meals in France!

Dave & family September 2015





Jerry and I want to thank you and the team for a wonderful weekend at the Chateau.  It was beautifully organised and suited our group perfectly.  The house was spotlessly clean and all the facilities in good working order, including the heated swimming pool, tennis court etc.  The restaurant recommendation was spot on with lovely food and the place all to ourselves, which was just as well as we were a rather noisy bunch!  Loved the canoeing/kayaking too and managed to do it whilst the sun was shining and before the downpour.  We also wanted to thank Janet for organising the chef for our Revolutionary evening!  (See the blog photo)  The food was delicious, service excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Once again, many thanks for a great weekend.  Tricia and Jerry September 2015





What a weekend!   Not only did we have an amazing time, all our friends said they really did not want to go home afterwards.  The venue was stunning and worked perfectly, with lots of different areas to use.  Janet was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable.  Even on the wedding day she ran off to buy us some extra wine.  I would recommend Chateau Detilly to anyone and be very jealous at the same time!

Jennifer and James  -  June 2015





Chateau de Detilly was perfect for our wedding and the following week of festivities.  The chapel was an idyllic setting for our ceremony and the marquee looked magnificent for our wedding reception.  Janet was proactive in helping with all the wedding preparation as well as being an extremely valuable asset on the day, whilst Thierry and Veronique were always on hand to assist throughout the week.  The swimming pool, tennis court and boules area were great for daytime activities for people of all generations and the two huge dining rooms were ideal for feeding large numbers.  Chateau de Detilly really did give us everything we wanted and more for our wedding.  We will certainly be back in the future - we just need to find the excuse to visit again!

Paul and Becky July 2015





Staying at Chateau de Detilly was all we hoped for and more.  My large family (20 of us including my husband and me, our children, and grandchildren) have a vacation together each summer, and thanks to my daughter Jessica's research, we chose Chateau de Detilly for our trip this past June.

David Jones, owner, was efficient, professional and pleasant to deal with in setting up the week long rental.

Janet Eastman, property concierge and tour host, worked closely wth us via email and phone prior to our visit to set up a week's worth of age-appropriate activites and meals.  She thought through every detail on our behalf, and provided options and suggestions we could choose from, prompting us to schedule things timely given the season, making all the arrangements and pre-purchasing tickets as needed for our group.  She arranged transportation from Charles de Gaulle Airport for our group that came from different locatons at different times to the Chateau and then back to Paris after our visit was over.

The chateau was PERFECT for our group.  Each person/couple had their own room, plenty of space, beautiful grounds, fun at the pool and tennis court, and perhaps best of all, a feeling of freedom and peacefulness.  The Chateau grounds are so pretty, we enjoyed just walking around for pre-dinner strolls.  An ample laundry room, the carriage house for our older sons, fresh croissants each morning brought by the groundkeeper and his wife, the housekeeper, were memorable treats.  They took great care of us without being overbearing.  Really sweet people.  A couple of trips to town to the market to stock up on snacks and drinks worked well for our lunches when at the chateau and late night card and board games in the kitchen.

I recommend

Working with Janet to plan your trip and be your trip guide for outings

Having the chef come to the Chateau to fix memorable and well planned dinners

Saying 'oui' to fresh baked goods and simple eggs and coffee breakfast each morning

Bring your swimsuits and tennis racquets, rent bikes for those who wish to ride around in the beautiful countryside.

Visiting the Chateau Amboise and Clos Luce (Leonardo da Vinci), the chocolatier, biscuit maker, wineries etc. etc. 

All in all, it was a memorable week that we enjoyed tremendously and would do again to continue exploring the beautiful Loire Valley region.  I felt the people we worked with and who tended us at the Chateau became my friends by the end of the week.

For me, the mark of a good vacation is feeling like I actually had a vacation while making sure the needs of my big family are met.  Our week at Chateau de Detilly was exactly that.

And last, but not least, for our size group for whom I plan an annual trip somewhere, the cost of the Chateau was about half the cost for hotel rooms in Maui last year.

Jean and family June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Janet,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience...once in a lifetime.... But I hope not!!!  You made it one of the most memorable times of our lives ..... Everyone

 

Thank you for your kindness, caring, knowledge .... and most importantly patience.  You are the ultimate professional ... till we meet again...

Jessica and her very large family xxx





Just a quick note to let you know that we had a wonderful time at the Chateau de Detilly.  A truly unforgettable experience that none of us wanted to go home.

I really wanted to stress the fact that Janet and Thierry both did a fabulous job.  Every single detail was covered and nothing was too much for them.  Everything was organised and it was all just perfect.

It will definitely be on the list of places to return to.

Anna, Luis & Co.





Just a quick email to say that we had such a wonderful time at the chateau - so much so that we are thinking of returning soon.  Thierry, Janet, Veronique and Jacky were all amazing.

Clint and company May 2015





Our wedding at Chateau de Detilly was a dream come true.  We were so very lucky to have had Janet's support throughout the whole process as without her guiding us through everything and doing all the background organising, it wouldn't have been as good as it was.

Detilly itself was a beautiful setting not only for our wedding but for our guests to visit over the course of the weekend.  It provided a picturesque background, comfortable sleeping quarters, well equipped dining areas, quiet social corners and lovely gardens for us all to enjoy.

Our wedding day took place primarily in the chapel, including the ceremony, meal and evening reception complete with dance floor and rock bank.  Whilst my new husband and I had photographs taken around the grounds following the ceremony our guests retired to the Orangerie for drinks and canapés.  This worked well and our guests enjoyed the day.

We would love to relive our wedding weekend all over again as it was over too quick and it will always hold a special place in our hearts.  Some of our guests still refer to our wedding as the best they've ever been to which only reinforces the fact that we made the right decision in choosing Detilly for our wedding.

Andy & Natalie Jones April 2014



Detilly was the ultimate venue for our daughter's lavish wedding, it was also chic and tastefully decorated offering a great setting for the couples French chateau dream.

We found it grand, with homely touches which belies its classical outside appearance.  The rooms are large, spacious and very comfortable, so many of them that would please most guests.

The staff and especially Janet were so friendly & more than helpful to fulfil our every whim, even responding to last minue weather changes with a bit of humour thrown in (wheeling tables from one location to the next)  Everything ran as a well oiled machine to the last details and made our being there so much more enjoyable.

Joyce Mottram 2014



As the father of the bride I could not have been happier and prouder than to see her take her vows in the very beautiful Chateau de Detilly which was the perfect place to have family and friends enjoy what was without doubt, a wonderful setting for all.

Stephen



Waiting at the ferry port, reminiscing such a fantastic and beautiful wedding day....wedding week.  It was just amazing, everything I could have wished for, and more!!  Thank you for al your help, organisation, time and thought!  You were chilled, relaxed and brilliant, thank you!

Mr & Mrs Milczarek August 2014



Lovely Chateau and beautiful grounds, everyone had a wonderful time

G family Durham NC, Manchester MA



Thierry and Veronique did a terrific job in pretty awful weather to give us a great time.

K&I R Paris June 2013



A beautiful house in a beautiful garden. What is there not to like?

GG Taunton June 2013



The most relaxing week I have ever had. WOW

J&M G Michigan June 2013



It is a very lovely house to stay in. The tennis court had a lot of use and gave great pleasure. It is very peaceful.

C family Holland May 2013



Had a lovely visit. Our chef was superb. The company was wonderful and the surroundings beautiful.

D&D H Phoenix Az October 2012



Loved our stay, loved the company, loved the cooking, loved the hospitality. Thank you.

B&M H NH October 2012



Absolutely amazing. Absolutely lovely place. We loved it.

W family Abu Dhabi August 2012



What a perfect wedding we had here. The sun shone and all was wonderful. Thank you for everything. The most magical place we could have for our special day.

L&JH Dublin July 2012



Lovely place, we enjoyed ourselves.

P&AH Dublin July 2012



Super place and atmosphere. Happy holiday and happy memories Merci

M&CB Dublin July 2012



Felt like I was living in an older and more gracious era. Wonderful and relaxing week.

NB IdahoFalls June 2012



Thank you for the ability to cross off the biggest one off my bucket list. I have never been so pampered in my life. Thank you for sharing the Chateau.

SF Challis Id. June 2012



There are no words in English- nor perhaps in any other- to describe the beauty serenity and wonder of this Chateau, its grounds and its environs. I will cherish every memory and hope to come back again. Thank you for sharing the Chateau.

NdelC Idaho



This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I am very thankful to have been part of this beautiful Chateau and its beautiful grounds. I wish I could stay forever. Thank you for sharing the Chateau.

BB Idaho June 2012



Fantastic ! I felt like a princess. Truly was a fairytale dream and I absolutely loved it. Hope I can visit again soon.

DB San Diego June 2012



Fairy tale week with my best friends, eat, drink, laugh ! Au Revoir-merci beaucoup

ST Ihaho USA June 2012



We have had a wonderful time here for our wedding--we couldn't have asked for any more

S&EJ Seaham June 2012



A wonderful place for our families to share time celebrating the wedding of our son and new daughter in law

R&GJ Durham June 2012



What a fantastic place for my Daughters wedding. had a brill time. Would highly recommend it.

P family Sunderland June 2012



Tapere wedding, awesome. The Chateau is so magnificent, the rooms are lovely, well decorated with a different touch in each room, would surely revisit soon.

Dr A lagos Nigeria April 2012



Weddings

Chateau de Detilly is an intimate, romantic and beautiful setting for your fairytale wedding. You deserve the very best and we will provide everything you need to make your romantic dream wedding a reality.

Availability

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Gardens

The grounds at Chateau de Detilly are a little paradise. Sweeping lawns, flower gardens, fountains, statues, and lampposts reminiscent of 19th century Paris add to the old world ambiance.