What a venue for our big day!
Tracy and I never travelled to CLR prior to our big day and organised it all via email (with the help and guidance of Gail of course). Therefore we both had a sense of trepidation as the coach pulled up at the gates. Well, we should never have doubted the photos....WOW!
Loved every minute of it, with Gail's amazing wedding planning skills and the skill and professionalism of Amy the caterer, Jean the florist, Harriet the photographer and Sue the celebrant, our big day simply could not have been better.
Fantastic food and quality wine in such a beautiful setting shared with 32 members of our family and friends, the wedding day, paella pool party and following 5 days could not have been more perfect.
With young & older members of the party loving the laid-back atmosphere and pretty surroundings (the flowers in the photos looked even better in the skin!) we truly kicked-back in style and had the wedding we always wished for and the holiday of a lifetime.
"Organising a wedding in France should be a complicated ordeal however Gail made sure the process was smooth and hassle-free. 2 years planning, frequent email conversations and a pre-wedding visit to get a feel for the venue and meet all of the suppliers, all of which were recommended by Gail and far exceeded our expectations. The delivery of our special day by the staff at Chez les Rois was no exception to this. Everything we planned and visualised for the day came to fruition perfectly.
Nothing was too much trouble and everything that we thought we would need to do before the wedding was taken care of. With 43 guests making the effort to travel to the Charente we wanted the day to be as special for them as it was for us and Gail completely delivered. The feedback we have received subsequently is testimony to this.
We have many wonderful memories of our wedding day at Chez les Rois."
If there was 'how to' guide for weddings, Chez les Rois could write it!
Fantastic location... perfect venue... faultless wedding planning.
We wanted to get away from the traditional, formulaic, structured wedding resonant of the UK and Chez les Rois offered everything we wanted. From the very first enquiry, Gail has provided invaluable support, giving information, offering advice and putting us in touch with contacts to help make our wedding weekend perfect from start to finish. The venue offers a relaxed and personal atmosphere which met and exceeded all of our expectations. Gail let us put our own stamp on our wedding whilst allowing us to tap into her expertise with regards to styling and structure. No problem has been too big for Gail and her team to solve (and always with a smile). She is there to lend a hand (always on the other end of an email) at the same time as respecting our desire to make the wedding our own.
Family stayed at the venue and the facilities were excellent for a large family with kids. Throughout our stay, Gail and Mike were always available to call on to help with anything and they welcomed our friends and family into their home. Friends stayed in nearby accommodation, and all were met with a warm French welcome from the Gite and B&B owners. The whole weekend ran smoothly and that is thanks to the superb organisation of Gail and the team where every little detail was considered and well executed. I would recommend Chez les Rois to anyone who is wanting something a little bit different where friends and family can come together for a weekend of celebrations surrounded by beautiful French countryside, fantastic accommodation and friendly people.
We had our wedding at Chez les Rois on June 20th 2015 and I can honestly say it was perfect! Gail was amazing from start to finish and she literally made our dream wedding come true, form the tiniest detail to the overall feel. We cannot thank her enough and couldn't have done it without her. She was so helpful with every little detail and query, and was always so quick to get back to me. By the time I arrived for our wedding I felt like I was greeting a friend.
We had Chez les Rois for a week, with the wedding in the middle, and it was so great to have it for that long....it was like having a week long wedding party! We had people from all over the world come and stay and every single one of them loved it and thought it was an amazing location and day. I cannot recommend Chez les Rois (and Gail) enough for a wedding destination or just a holiday.
Our dream is to return for our fifth wedding anniversary! Thanks again to Gail, Mike and all the team for being perfect hosts and turning our vision and dreams into a reality...it is a week and day that we and all our guests will never forget :-) "