Frequently Asked

 

general

Is there a minimum stay?

Yes, we have a two (2) night minimum stay.

What do I need to do to reserve my dates?

Just fill out the form on our booking page or email us directly, we will be in touch to discuss details and specific pricing.

From prior weddings at the Chateau have you noticed any details which could have been improved?

It is all down to meticulous planning. The weddings that work best at the chateau are those that use a professional planner, especially experienced in destination weddings. The planner can make several site visits to co-ordinate with suppliers.

Are Skype tours available if we cannot make it to the Chateau before we book?

Yes, contact us directly at info@chateaudecourtomer.com to work out a suitable time for a Skype tour. We also have video footage and hundreds of photos we can show as well.

Do you provide a wedding planner or related services?

No. But we can provide a vendor list upon request. This will include planners who have worked with us before, as well as caterers, salons, wine, tents etc.

How do I get there?

Chateau de Courtomer is a two and a half hour drive west of Paris, or an hour and a half train ride.

Which is the nearest train station to the Chateau?

Regular trains run from Paris, (Montparnasse) to L'Aigle and Alençon, each a thirty minute drive from the Chateau.

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Pricing

What is the cost to rent your property? 

Our rates start at 3,950€ for a two (2) night stay for up to 15 people. Additional guests are charged 300€ per person.

Is there a cleaning fee? 

Yes, 495€ for a two (2) night stay for up to 15 people. Additional guests are charged 30€ per person. 

Do you charge a corkage fee? 

No, we do not. 

What is the deposit fee? 

To hold your dates, we require a 1000€ reservation fee. This can be made via PayPal or bank transfer, and must be in Euros. 

See more detailed pricing here.


accommodations

We have extra guests. Where do you recommend they stay?

Chateau de Villiers

La Tribunal

Office of Tourisme, Courtomer

Is Housekeeping included?

Housekeeping isn't included in our standard rental. You should allow 20€/ person/day if you require this service. This includes servicing the rooms, tidying and making up the beds. It needs to be booked and paid for in advance.

Are there linens for the tables?

We have tablecloths at the chateau but as most of our wedding clients like to have a color scheme and need a change of cloth for each service we find that they tend to hire cloths via the caterer of their choice. I would recommend that you do this.

How many plates, silverware, napkins, glassware is at the Chateau?

We provide tableware, glasses etc. for larger groups at the Chateau. Please contact us with your specific needs. The farmhouse is equipped for 11 guests. Your caterer will be able to assist with rentals if our stocks are insufficient.

See More of our available accommodations and pricing here.


Concierge

What services are included with this addition?

This includes having Heather, our onsite manager, on hand for around an hour a day to help sort out things such as taxi bookings, reservations for restaurants, advice on what to see and do around, etc. Heather is bilingual in French and English.

Is this a flat fee or does it depend on the number of items that are coordinated?

An hour a day is covered in the fee we quote (100€) Should you need more time we can prepare a quote for you.

What is not included?

This service does not include wedding planning or co-coordinating your event. We are pleased to work with a number of talented planners, they are included on our Vendors list.


food

What is the closest farmers market? How often is it open?

We have lots of lovely markets around the Chateau. Details are in our Welcome Pack that will be received upon booking with us.

What is the closest grocery store?

Courtomer has an excellent baker and the butcher also produces wonderful prepared dishes and patés. There is also  a small convenience store, cider shop and hardware store.  Otherwise there are larger supermarkets in Sees, Aigle and Alençon, some of which run online ordering services.

Is it possible to provide a list and have the groceries at the Chateau upon arrival?

Some supermarkets provide a delivery service and you can order online. The baker also delivers oven warm bread and pastries to the chateau each morning for large groups This service needs to be ordered several days in advance.

What options are available for catering or private chef services?

We can provide Breakfasts and a Welcome buffet if required. Please refer to our Services document.

We can also organize a range of formal and informal dining options-provided by a private chef.A list of caterers is available on request. All catering must be booked and paid for in advance. Call us we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

Is it possible to have wine, beer and champagne delivered to the chateau?

Yes, either from a supermarket or from a local wine merchant.

 


Transportation

Do guests generally rent their own cars?

Everyone is different here. Our wedding groups tend to hire at least one or two cars to allow them to get around locally to make purchases etc. Upon request we have a list of vendors and car rental services we have worked with before

What type of shuttle services do you provide and what is the cost?

Request a copy of our vendors list, we frequently work with Henri Pavard.

 

For more specific questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to info@chateaudecourtomer.com

A copy of our vendor list is also available upon request.