Chez les Rois is an ideal destination for weddings, with a country location and accommodation for all the principle guests Chez les Rois provides a wonderful alternative venue for your special day.
We will work with you and arrange the wedding of your dreams, something a little bit different and something that you and your guests will remember.
Our weddings tend to be a three day event and from 2014 we able to offer 3 different style packages:
"Le Chais" Reception Room
Ideal for those more intimate or smaller wedding parties of 24 people.
"L' Au Vent"or Covered Terrace by the Pool
Large enough to seat 50 people overlooking the pool
The marquee is located at the rear of the property overlooking the fields of corn,maize and sunflowers. A stunning view for wedding parties of 80 plus people
The Wedding Ceremony in France
It's important to note that you are unable to be married legally in France unless you have lived here in the village for a period of 40 days before you plan to get married. The ceremony in France is a blessing and you must be legally married in your country of origin before you have your ceremony in France.What most couples do is to have a secret ceremony in a register office and then have the full monty here.
We are able to offer two options for your wedding ceremony.
Our quaint 12th Century Church in our village complete with frescos and a very large bell to pull at the end of the wedding!
Or the ceremony can take place under the decorated pergola in the grounds on Chez les Rois surrounded by the vines and the sunflowers.
Included in the hire of Chez les Rois for the wedding venue we have on hand a wedding co-ordinator and a wedding designer, they will guide you through every aspect of your wedding. Co-ordinate suppliers, caterers, the ceremony (religious or celebrant) florists, entertainment, photographers, help reserve other accommodation for your guests and available to help with the design of your wedding!
The following is included in the cost of the wedding depending on which package most suits your wedding party:
- Exclusive hire of the wedding venue, Chez les Rois
- Use of all the leisure facilities including 2 pools, Jacuzzi, sauna and play area.
- Beautifully decorated reception room,or au vent or marquee for your special day
- Religious ceremony in 12th century church or celebrant/humanist ceremony in the grounds of Chez les Rois
- Pergola decorated in organza and roses
- Large floral arch way for entrance of the marquee,candelabras for the reception room/floral decorations for the au vent
- Table decorations,tablecloths,napkins, chaircovers
- Wedding organiser/ Wedding Designer
French Cuisine and French Wines
French food, French wines and champagne are probably one of the best reasons to get married in France,that and the laid back atmosphere. Our caterers have years of experience when it come to weddings and events, and at Chez les Rois we are able to offer various options for your wedding meal.
In true French tradition and after the wedding ceremony we offer ''le vin de honneur'' or the champagne reception. A variety of canopÃ©s or ''mise en buche'' are served to you and your guests with champagne by the pool.A wonderful way to celebrate and welcome the "Newly Weds"
Our Wedding Meals are four courses,they include a starter,main course,cheese with salad and a dessert.Alternatively we can also offer a hog roast or a barbeque,the choice is yours!
Le Croquembouche The French Traditional Wedding Cake
The centre piece of any Wedding as to be the Wedding Cake,whether you choose to have " le Croquembuche", a Traditional English Wedding Cake, a Chocolate Wedding Cake or even a Cupcake Wedding Display our caterers are only to happy to make your dream come true!
Croquembouche, meaning, "crunch in the mouth", is a traditional French Wedding Cake, made of profiteroles (cream puffs) filled with pastry or whipped cream vanilla or chocolate flavour that are formed into a pyramid shape and "glued" together with caramel, drizzled with more caramel, and decorated with sugared Almonds, Hazelnuts, chocolate or ribbons. The cake's origin is in the fanciful, edible architectural structures prepared for French Royalty and Nobility called "Pieces Montees"
Our chocolate wedding cakes are decorated with the finest white, milk or dark Belgian chocolate with a chocolate or carrot cake inside.The cakes can also be decorated with fresh flowers to compliment the wedding theme or colour.
The most stunning display at any of our weddings has to be a Cupcake Wedding Display. A special day deserves a special cake. Our patisserie chef will create an original cake just for you. She will listen to your requirements take into account the theme and colour of your wedding and create something "special".
Our patisserie chef can create the the most wonderful Wedding Cakes but if you would like something for your guests to remember we would suggest Wedding Favours or Place Names for your guests.
Continental Breakfast/ Full English Breakfast/Brunch
We have various catering options for your Wedding Day or for the whole of your stay at Chez les Rois.We have lots of menus to choose from and can offer the following:-
- Continental Breakfast /Full English breakfast /Brunch
- Four course evening meal day of arrival.
- Champagne Reception or l'vin d'honneur.
- CanopÃ©s and drinks welcome night.
- Hog Roast and Buffet or BBQ
- Cold Buffet
- Wedding Meal including Wedding Cake
Please email for more information menus and wedding cakes
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 :-) "