We found Jo out of pure luck when we was looking for chateaus in France and I will forever be grateful that I did find her when finding the beautiful Chateau Plombis.
From the very beginning back in 2020!!! Jo was so kind, helpful, organised and genuinely excited to plan my dream day. I had absolutely no idea about anything and she put my mind at ease instantly.
After a 2 year wait and a baby later our big day had finally arrived. I don’t think I will ever come to terms with how perfect my wedding day really was, it was everything i had envisioned and more! And that was down to jo and her team. I genuinely believe I had the best team in the whole world! The whole day from start to finish was an absolute dream, I smiled all day.
Nikki and Linzi were absolutely amazing they made me feel so beautiful and were the kindest most lovely ladies with a lot of talent! I was luckily to have them as my hair and makeup artists!
Jean Marc completely blew everyone away with the catering for our wedding, the food was absolutely incredible and had a lot of praise from our guests, rightly so! Incredibly talented and lovely man!
All of the waiting staff and bar staff did an amazing job, they couldn’t do enough for you and worked very hard ensuring everything was as planned for the day, there was a lady in particular who did not let my glass go empty and had the loveliest smile.
After 2 years of jo planning my wedding and making my dreams come true I believe I not only landed myself the best wedding planner ever but also made a friend for life.
Shelby and Matt Fuller
Laura and will chateau born 2022
Firstly, thank you so much for making our day so special. It’s been a rather overwhelming few weeks with the honeymoon, and coming back to England to sort out Will’s mum etc so sorry it’s taken me so long to properly say thank you.
I know so many brides that question the value of an on the day coordinator and I really now understand the true value and will always recommend brides to have one! You seamlessly managed everything and made it the most spectacular day. We really appreciate you and your ‘magic wand’ and wish we could do it all again.
Thank you again for making our day so perfect.
The pandemic really made us learn to appreciate the little things, and having made such a special bond with our suppliers over that (slightly longer than planned!) duration of time we really value each any every one of you. We may not be hosting another wedding but we do hope to stay in touch and I will forever be recommending you on all of the bridal groups.
Laura and Will
Le Chef Impeccable – an absolute joy to work with
Jean-Marc was an absolute joy to work with. He was friendly and patient with us from the very first conversation taking the time to explain all of the options from the styles of service (plated, family style, action stations, etc), available add-ons, to the timing, and his wide-ranging menu options.
At our menu tasting, Jean-Marc (and Jo!) welcomed us into their beautiful home, and from the moment we walked in the incredible smells wafting out of the kitchen had us won over! Every dish we sampled was perfectly cooked and gorgeously plated, and after sampling Jean-Marc helped us craft a menu that perfectly fit the two of us.
On our wedding day Jean-Marc and his team were flawless, delighting our small (60) but eclectic group that included a fair number of both picky eaters and globetrotting foodies. We were so impressed with the pacing of the afternoon, course-after-course, with each dish served at the perfect temperature. Our main course, the duck confit, was the highlight of the meal; we received multiple compliments from guests who “don’t normally like duck” who absolutely loved their dinner.
His care and attention to detail was apparent especially in both his willingness to accommodate our guests dietary needs (vegetarians and gluten free) and that he crafted special dishes for them so that they did not feel left out.
We knew from the very beginning of our wedding planning that the culinary experience would be enormously important to us (and our guests) and we were so happy with the end result!
Christopher & Andrew
Our very first decision turned out to be the best decision, and that was choosing Jo as our wedding planner!
Our very first decision turned out to be the best decision, and that was choosing Jo as our wedding planner! From the moment we agreed on a destination wedding we knew that selecting the right wedding planner was a make or break proposition, and from our very first conversation Jo made us feel welcome and like we’d be in good hands.
In addition to a list of beautiful wedding venues in the region, Jo also has an extensive network of wedding day suppliers to help us find the right artists for our wedding day including a guitarist to play during the ceremony and a photographer with a strong style and artistic sensibility. Jo was also able to fulfill our unique and quirky request to find a silhouette artist (to replace the more common photo booth) that turned out to be an unexpected delight for all our guests. Jo and her team were an amazing trifecta of talent with a variety of ideas to help us make decisions about what it was we wanted for our special day.
When the pandemic started in March 2020 and we could no longer visit France that Spring, she helped us select our venue and secure our 2021 date via email , WhatsApp and Skype. She booked every supplier we needed for our wedding, and when it became apparent that COVID would require us to postpone it to 2022, she rebooked our entire wedding.
On the wedding day, we wanted to double-check (stress over) each and every detail. Jo quickly put us completely at ease as she and her staff meticulously set up for the day’s events. Her calm and collected presence countered our anxious energy, and allowed us to enjoy the day without ever feeling rushed. And each time we turned to Jo to ask “What’s next?” She and her team were ready to move forward to the next activity with perfect pacing.
We couldn’t be more thankful for the steady hand with which she guided us through planning during the pandemic, through our year-long postponement, and then on the day itself. Our wedding was truly the most magical day and it would not have been possible without Jo.
Christopher & Andrew
We will be talking about this day for the rest of our lives
Organising an overseas wedding without seeing the venue or meeting the suppliers is nerve-wracking to say the least, but Jo ensured everything was perfect. She is not only very professional but also easy to deal with and incredibly efficient and creative, she more or less had the whole wedding organised within a month of us making contact. Jo only uses suppliers that she trusts and every one of them were excellent. I cannot recommend Jo highly enough and we are so very grateful for all her hard work in making our wedding not just good but amazing. We will talk about this forever and so will our guests who were blown away.
Everything exceeded our expectations
Jo was our wedding planner and was a lifesaver. Organising a wedding in another country to your own, especially a country that you don’t speak the language in, was a very daunting task for us. Jo was very warm and accommodation right from the beginning. We felt confident that our expectations would be met. We were quite particular at times and Jo took it all in her stride. All of the suppliers that Jo recommended were amazing and everything passed our expectations with fantastic memories. I didn’t want it to end and would do it all over again.
Why you need a fantastic wedding planner
Jo was fantastic from start to finish, she has excellent vision and knowledge. Jo reminded us of decisions she needed us to make or questions she needed to ask in order to double-check our requirements, which to me was a perfect of having a planner and still having the control most brides want. Jo made sure that requests were never too much hassle and was very accommodating, she would research the best supplier for your needs and ensure that the budget was kept in balance with this. With an excellent eye for detail and the time Jo takes to get to know you and what would make your wishes come true, I never doubted we would get the wedding day that we dreamed of. Jo listened in regards to budget, theme and all the small details which were important to how we wanted the day to be, this put me at ease especially as you are leaving the biggest day of your life in someone else’s hands. Jo is certainly someone you can trust.
My day ran smoothly, looked more beautiful than I could have ever imagined it could (and without Jo I doubt it would have) and I would happily plan it time and time again. I must say, since the planning part of a wedding is supposed to be so stressful I can honestly say that I miss planning and chats with Jo, which can only indicate what a wonderful experience the whole thing was.
Never Forget That Crème Brulee
Thank you so much for an incredible stay, from the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be perfect. So many guests have told us it was the best wedding they had ever had – I will never forget that crème brulee. This has been the most brilliant week we will never forget it!
So Very Very Special
To the team, we cannot thank you enough for all your help to make this the most magical weekend of our lives. So many of our guests have told us that this was the best wedding they had ever been to and that would not be possible without all of you. Thank you for making our special day so very very special.
Everything We Hoped For and More
Thank you so much for a magical wedding day, the atmosphere was everything we hoped for and more. Jean-Marc the food was outstanding and Victoria thank you so much for your wonderful floral creations and logistical help over the past few months. Jo, it’s been a blast!
Memories To Last a Lifetime
Thank you for a truly unbelievable and wonderful weekend. We absolutely loved it. We are taking home memories to last a lifetime. Flowers, décor, food, BBQ everything was exactly what we had hoped for and more.
Full of Compliments
Thank you so much for the best wedding weekend, it was everything we wished for and more. Everyone was full of compliments, especially for the Duck.
The BEST Weekend
We have had the BEST weekend – everything worked out well including the weather and honestly could not have been better. The flowers looked wonderful, the food was delicious, the setting and scenery was incredible and you managed to take away all the stress on the day- thank you so much! We will remember this weekend for years and years to come. Thank you Jo, Jean-Marc and Victoria – it has been amazing.
Food Was Wonderful
A small note to say we had the most wonderful experience, the food was wonderful and we will have memories to last forever.
Thank you for making our wedding the best weekend ever. We have all had an amazing time and thank you for calming down the groomzillas!
Decorations Were Fabulous
Jo and Jean-Marc thank you for an incredible day. The chateau was amazing, the decorations were fabulous and the event went off without a hitch. Breakfast and dinner were delicious, everyone was talking about it and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay and chateau to get married in. Thank you for everything.
Everything Was Incredible
Thank you so much for our wonderful stay. We could not have hoped for a more perfect wedding day to start our lives together. From flowers to food, everything was incredible. The chateau was an amazing backdrop to our day, we loved that the guests could walk around and enjoy the amazing grounds, the photos they took are special memories for us.
Jo and Jean-Marc Were Fantastic
I cannot begin to explain how wonderful our week has been here, it was the most magical wedding and the chateau is absolutely stunning I will never forget it. Jo & Jean-Marc were fantastic. Merci
Organisation was Perfect
Thank you so much for all your help and guidance and for making the day so special. The chateau and organisation was perfect- a dream come true for everyone!
Dreams Really Did Come True
Wow! The most magical wedding location and our dreams really did come true 🙂 The wedding day itself and the whole weekend was amazing – everything that we could have hoped for! The Chateau and its grounds were such a beautiful setting and it was brilliant to have our family and closest friends staying in the Chateau with us while the rest of our guests stayed in a nearby town. All our friends said that it was the best wedding they have been to 🙂
Jo and her team did an excellent job making the chateau look fabulous and ensuring everything ran smoothly! Jean-Marc’s food was fantastic and all of our guests were raving about the duck and the BBQ on day 2!
Second to None
This week has been an absolutely fairytale wedding experience second to none.
Magical Setting for Our Wedding
The Chateau is an absolute dream and we’ve had an amazing time. There couldn’t have been a more magical setting for our wedding, we hope to return again in the future!
Thank you for all your hard work, from start to finish it has been totally amazing.
What a Beautiful Place
Thank you so much for what has been the best week of our lives. Our friends and family have been amazed at how wonderful and magical this place is! We wish we could come back every year! What a beautiful place!
Thank you for a wonderful weekend at Jennie & Andrews wedding, we all had a wonderful time and most especially Andrew & Jennie. The atmosphere is very relaxed and Jo and all of the team do everything quietly in the background to ensure that everything goes smoothly. We will never forget our wonderful few days at the Chateau.
Best Weekend of Our Lives
Thank you for the best weekend of our lives. Your team was fab and we had an amazing wedding. We really appreciate all of your hard work.
Wonderful Yummy Food
All I can say is what a beautiful few days we have had here! It was just magical and I ‘m so happy we chose this Chateau! Thank you Jo for your help and everything on the wedding day itself, also Jean-Marc for all the wonderful yummy food. It’s just all been all we could wish for and more! We would love to return one day. I couldn’t have wished for a better place for me and Ryan to marry! It will always have a special place in our hearts. Thank you.
Amazing from Start to Finish
Thank you Jo for a wonderful wedding day and week at the Chateau. It was amazing from start to finish with everything organised so there was no stress or worry on the day. Jo from our initial day of planning to the lead up to the wedding you have been brilliant at communicating with us, kept us informed and organised. Your recommendations were spot on and we could not make it any better than it was. Everyone in the family kept saying how much they enjoyed themselves and would love to come back again to this beautiful chateau.
We Will Never Forget
Joanne and all your amazing team, I cannot put into words how wonderful this week has been – its honestly been like a fairytale! Thank you for all your hard work- even down to the little details which have not gone unnoticed! Our wedding is something we will never forget – thank you again.
A magical weekend in an amazing setting. The meals were so good, really delicious and catered for my dietary requirements without fuss or making it obvious it was different.
Sunset at the end of each evening was spectacular. Really memorable. Coypu on the lawn, swimming pool with endless fun, barbecue and of course the beautiful bride and handsome groom at #weddingoftheyear
Making Our Dreams Come True
We had our dream wedding, and it was all we’ve dreamt about and more! The beautiful location, the wine, the food, the staff, the flowers, the celebrant and the DJ! It was all great and we had a wonderful time 🙂 Jo and Jean-Marc were both great to work with both before and during the wedding. During our stay, we felt completely taken care of and could just relax and enjoy the special moments which will stay with us for the rest of our lives! Thank you for making our dreams come true xx
Such a Special Venue
What a beautiful location for a wedding, we were delighted to have picked it for our day. Jo, Jean-Marc and their team were fantastic and worked so hard on the day to make sure everything went as planned. The food and wine were great and we had an amazing few days staying in the Chateau. This is such a special venue in a beautiful part of the world.
The Chateau is a fairytale venue, with beautiful gardens and interior. We had the most amazing wedding here with our family and friends and the team were superb; so much attention to detail and exceptional service from start to finish. We cannot thank you enough!
Absolutely beautiful venue and grounds and it’s all yours to enjoy as you wish. Our wedding day was better than we could ever have imagined. Jo and her staff ran things fantastically on the day and Jean-Marc delivered some great food. The wine is also fantastic and great value. Never wanted to get married in a castle but we were so pleased we found this Chateau as it really is a magical place.
Friendly and Professional
The Chateau is stunning, the staff are efficient and polite, the meal was divine, the wine is so good, everyone involved was friendly and professional, it was a perfect wedding at a perfect venue, everyone had a fantastic time. A BIG thank you.
Such a Beautiful Chateau!
Living in San Francisco and planning our wedding at the Chateau 6,000 miles away was no easy endeavour but once we arrived any fear was abated. Jo and Jean-Marc were an absolute pleasure to work with and made everything so easy for us. We highly recommend the Chateau for any fun weekend event you might be throwing – its the perfect setting and a really wonderful mix of rustic charm and modern elegance. Such a beautiful Chateau! And the pool was a hit, so big! And the kids and adults loved it. Our only wish now is to make it back there again!
Thank You for Everything
This is a very belated thank you for everything you did to make Annabelle and Luke’s big day so special.
The event was exactly what they wanted – a very happy and relaxing weekend with family and friends. Absolutely everyone enjoyed it. Your management was very efficient and please congratulate your husband also on his excellent catering.
Everything Ran Seamlessly
Getting married at the Chateau was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Everything about our wedding weekend was perfect. We rented the Chateau from Friday – Monday. On Friday evening we had a lovely meal for family & wedding party. The wedding day itself was fantastic – when you’re building up to an event like that, where so much organisation goes into it beforehand, you expect a few things to go wrong – nothing did, at all. Jo, Jean-Marc and their team were superb, they made sure everything ran seamlessly. The party we had the day after the wedding was the perfect end to the best weekend of our lives. I hope one of our friends decides to get married there so we can go back!
Helpful, Warm and Very Attentive
It`s difficult to write a review to a day and place that was so amazing! The venue and gardens are so beautiful and at the moment you arrive you feel such a calmness.
We had a BBQ for our guests on the Friday and wedding the following day and everything went according to plan. Our guests have since talked about the good food, the oyster bar and that by using so many different rooms and areas of the chateau it felt like they got so many experiences in one day.
Joanne and Jean-Marc made the planning easy and took care of everything on the day. They are helpful, warm and very attentive.
Thank you to all the staff for giving us memories for a lifetime!
Living in a French Fairytale
As soon as we arrived at the Château, we were in awe of this stunning building. I felt like I was living in a french fairytale walking around the grounds surrounded by beautiful forest, horses, vineyards and natural but well-maintained gardens.
The inside of the Château was just as impressive, with mounted taxidermy, knights in armour, ornate ceilings and vintage french furniture. The staff were lovely and helpful, and the wedding ceremony was held outside with the stunning forest as a backdrop.
This is a dream location and I’d be more than happy to attend a wedding here every month!!!
Still on cloud 9 after tying the knot in this, the most beautiful of settings, surrounded by our closest friends and family. The venue was jaw-droppingly stunning, the chapel particularly. Jo, Jean-Marc and all their staff were amazing. We wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was an absolute dream.
It Was All Magical
Well, where to start – we were fortunate enough to find this gem of a place for our destination wedding and what a gem it is. We decided on a small family wedding/holiday and from the moment we arrived it was all magical. The chateau was everything we had imagined and more, we were lucky enough to call it home for a week. Joanne was a pleasure to deal with in the lead up to our day and was available to us day or night to answer any questions we had. We hadn’t viewed the chateau before we booked but are glad now we didn’t as we got to be wowed the same as all our guests when we arrived. We had thought we would get a few days to go exploring all the nearby attractions but we honestly never wanted to leave. Everything you could possibly need for a family getaway is onsite, and it even seemed a shame to be by the pool in the sunshine when the interior was so beautiful. As for the wine cellar, that’s what most of our guests are still talking about. They made great attempts to empty it out but alas it couldn’t be done! All the staff that came onsite for our wedding were amazing and very helpful to us in many ways. Big thanks to Isabel for all her translating and food suggestions, Jean-Marc for our bbq and wedding meal, Victoria for transport & Moira for the beautiful ceremony, not forgetting Annette and Claire for making us beautiful on the day and Faith for the beautiful flowers. We only wish we could get married there every year!
Beyond Her Dreams
Thank you Jo and her amazing team for the most amazing wedding a bride could have, beyond her dreams. All of our guests were blown away by every moment of our stay and didn’t want to leave!
Our Wedding Was Perfect
Thank you for helping us to have such a wonderful stay. Our wedding was perfect and one whole experience we will never forget.
Wonderful Experience in All Aspects
A time-travel in the history of France, a wonderful experience in all aspects possible. Jean-Marc, Isabelle and Jo thank you for the splendid time we spent here. This chateau with the beautiful surrounding landscape is a real treasure.
What a lovely Chateau! We had a wonderful time here, the food, wine & the company was fantastic. Thank you for making our time so special.
The most perfect setting for our perfect wedding! Guests have said “the best wedding we have ever been to” we really enjoyed the entire week in this spectacular Chateau. Thank you to all that worked so hard on making our dream day come true. Honestly magical!
An Absolutely Perfect Weekend
We had an absolutely perfect weekend, so many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! amazing weekend, thank you so much!
The Best Wedding
Thank you so much for an incredible, magical, perfect wedding. we had the greatest five days of our lives. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to!
Amazing Time at Fairytale Castle
We had an amazing time staying at this fairytale castle, such a beautiful place! The wedding day was perfect and wouldn’t have changed a thing!
Everything was Perfect
From the initial booking to the day of our departure after our daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and John Bettley-Smith’s wedding on 28 May 2017, everything was perfect. The chateau is stunning and has all you could wish for. We could have stayed for longer.
The teams of Jo and Jean-Marc were friendly, efficient and oh so helpful. We cannot thank them enough for making the weekend and especially the wedding day so delightful and memorable.