Testimonials

Our Celebrations at Chez les Rois

In early June 2019 a large group of us travelled to Chez les Rois

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 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 :-) "

Ema and Mike Camiller – Australia

We had our beautiful wedding at Chez Les last weekend and were thrilled with how everything went. As many of our guests were able to stay on site at Chez Les Rois and others were just down the road, our wedding became a Wedding Holiday and Gail helped us organised more than a normal wedding, it was a really special occasion. 

We had a party the evening before the wedding and a breakfast the day after. Chez Les Rois is such a versatile place and from the start Gail made it clear that we good choose what we wanted for the weekend. Everyone was made to feel so welcome by Gail, Mike and their family. 

Gail has a long list of trusted local people who provide things for weddings and we were able to choose those most suited to what we wanted from the weekend.

The flowers, by Jean, were stunning. Jean worked so hard to understand and produce what we wanted and, when we were stuck, she had fantastic ideas to offer.

I felt so comfortable having my hair and makeup done by Deb and Cindy. The bridesmaids, Mums and I felt pampered and relaxed on the wedding morning!

Our wedding day food was provided by Puy Gormand and everyone has said how wonderful the food was. It looked and tasted fantastic. There was a huge round of applause when the Piece de Montee arrived, it was perfect, better than we had imagined.

And most importantly, the ceremony was so us. Chris Sait got to know us even though we weren’t able to meet before the ceremony itself (we’re in England and he’s in France!). He prepared a beautiful ceremony, allowed us to tweak bits of it and was an absolute pleasure throughout the whole process. The details he picked up on from our questionnaires and how he added them into his thoughtful ceremony were fantastic. It was moving, funny, emotional and romantic. Everything we could have wanted.

As someone who likes to get creative, I was pleased that Gail helped us add a personal touch to the wedding. We may have had a few out of the box ideas, but Gail managed to make everything fit in with the beautiful surroundings of Chez Les Rois. She pulled everything together. 

Our friends and family have all said what a fantastic time they had. They agree it was a beautiful place at which to hold our wedding and they’ve noticed the attention to detail that made our time there so special!

It was a three day long, stress free, full of fun celebration. We have spectacular memories of our Wedding Holiday and will cherish them forever. It’s just a shame it’s all over! Perhaps we will be back for an Anniversary

Becky and Lawrence

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 was 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. 

Nicola and Lee

"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. Every thing 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."

Justin and Holly



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.

Thanks again!

Phil, Tracy, Mia & Sean. X

 Myself & my wife love Southern France and decided to get married; using Chez les Rois as our venue.

From the planning to the execution on the day Gail and her team were priceless; I can safely say the day would not have gone ahead without her support.

She was invaluable on the ground in terms of local red tape and dealing with the various authorities. Her list of local contacts is extensive and

we had choices for every service we required.We had over 100 guests travel to the area; all accommodation was sourced and checked by Gail and

her team; our guests were stunned by both the quality and price of their accommodation and could not have been more complimentary.

We had our principal guests stay at the property itself who again were stunned with the level of service they received,

We used the venue for 3 days of events with the wedding being held on the Saturday.

The attention to every little detail was outstanding and the venue on each day was stunning. The staff on all days were great with a real sense of humour

and service was at the centre of every element of the day.

We have been inundated with our friend’s compliments since our return. The "best wedding ever" being the uniform description.

I cannot recommend the venue more highly; we had the perfect day and a wonderful start to married life.

Pells & Rob, Ireland.

"Our wedding celebration was spread over 3 days with Gail preparing all the food for both the Friday drinks reception and the Sunday Paella pool party.

  The apertife bites on the Friday were outstanding and just melted in your mouth. The actual day of the wedding we had outside caterers

to cook a Hog Roast,who were local and booked via Gail, they did a great job. To be honest we couldn't have done it without Gail especially as we had so

many guests.

The marquee looked out of this world with beautiful flowers and decoration. The grounds of the house were perfectly manicured and our

drinks reception around the pool was a big success.The houses were all "dressed" to match the wedding colours and theme which we would never have

thought of. The driveway and trees all had ribbons and when it went dark fairy light were everywhere making the place look magical. Our principal

guest's stayed at the house and each having individual bathrooms really helped in the rush to get ready. On the wedding day Gail served a special

pre wedding service brunch which was delicious and kept them all going. Everything down to the very last detail was thought of making the three

days stress free for my husband and I. I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives with the house, the hospitality and the wonderful hosts

making it all happen for us. We would reccomend Chez Les Rois to anyone who wants a wedding that is a little bit different.

Ells and Marcel,Belgium.

"We both really like France and Matt's parents live in the Charente so when I found Chez les Rois on the internet I thought it would be more low- key alternative to a chateau. We noticed on the internet that the owner ,Gail, had already hosted a few different size weddings and we got in touch.

After we booked on the internet we went over to look around but almost everything  was dealt with over the internet which was so easy for me. If I had a query Gail came striaght back to me every time and nothing was too much trouble. There are so many small changes that happen in weddings but Gail dealt with everything like a pro.

The whole thing was fantasically laid back and stress free, and we were both relaxed and able to enjoy the day.The venue had a huge amount of space and was unbelievably peaceful. The ceremony area was beautiful and looked out onto a sunflower field and vines.After we got married we had a drinks reception round one the pool areas, and after the photographs we sat down to a Hog Roast and a BBQ. The French chef brought a completely different level to the food and wine in comparison with a British Wedding,and the Croquembuche was just fantastic!

 We knew that getting married in France would be good but it totally surpassed our expectations"

Kate and Matt,United Kingdom

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