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The Economics of a Wedding at Chateau de Detilly

Whilst the wedding day is the dream day (especially for the bride), the practical questions of budgets and money come into focus.

At Detilly we have hosted over 50 weddings, the largest being for 100 persons. Our objective is to create an environment where the wedding couple are able to spend quality time with their family and friends, enjoying the planning, and yet not having to agonize over whether it will work out on the day. Our experienced staff will eliminate that worry so that the couple are not restricted by the regulations of the venue and the venues' wine list.

The owner makes a wedding supplement charge (dependent upon the size of the group), to cover the supply of a marquee (if required), tables, chairs, linens, glasses and candelabra with 3 Chateau staff on the day to generally assist. This saves the couple the expense of hiring contractors to deliver and set up. 


The variable costs of a wedding are:

Food
Caterers working at Detilly can offer full wait service with a 4/5 course meal including the wedding cake for around €55 per person.

A more popular choice has been less wait staff, an informal buffet style meal or a BBQ at prices from €35 to €45


Wine
The Loire Valley has many excellent wines. A great project for a couple would be to explore the possibilities. The owner has a 15% discount arrangement (which goes direct to the purchaser), at one of the best wineries that produces the local ‘methode traditionalle’ (equivalent in taste to champagne), white and red wine. Allow €15 per person; this is nearly two bottles each. 


Vicar/Priest/Celebrant
€350

Flowers
Have been as low as €60 for buttonholes only, and up to €1000 for a grand display. Suggest €350 will give a good display.

Wedding Organiser
Bilingual and good value for peace of mind costing €550

Hairdresser
From €35 - €90 per person

Disco
Singing DJ/cabaret €800 for the evening

Live jazz band
€1200 for the evening

Mini bus for shuttling
€750 for one evening

These prices are only indicative; however, they are the effective 2015 rates

Not included in the cost analysis is the week's holiday in grand style at a leisurely pace with the event being held in total privacy.

We would recommend taking out an insurance policy to cover the unexpected.

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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

Our availability calendar is updated regularly, please check for your preferred dates.

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.