Guest Testimonials

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From weddings and events to family holidays and reunions, Château du Raysse welcomes visitors from around the world. Here’s what they have to say!

“Thank you Josie for all your help and guidance with the chateau, you made things so much easier with your quick emails, research and generally just responding to our million questions! We had a fantastic week and just the best time celebrating our wedding! We really appreciate your help making our time there so special.”

– Becca & Spencer, August 2023

“We were able to spend a week at this gorgeous chateau in Dordogne with our loved ones, as well as celebrate our wedding there. We are so grateful to Josie and her team at the chateau for making our dreams come true and being so informative for not seeing this place before our wedding.”

– Leah & Kevin, June 2023

“We truly had the best weekend and the chateau was perfect for our weekend activities. We can’t wait to come back one day with all our loved ones for a wedding anniversary.”

– Chandler & Stephen, April 2023

“We got married here in September 2022 and it was absolutely magical. Josie helped us right from the outset with recommending suppliers and sorting things out for us last minute, like getting a new BBQ and a last minute marquee/tent cover. I consider it extremely good value for money especially as most of our wedding guests were able to stay at the Chateau with us over the weekend. There were so many different beautiful spots to celebrate different parts of the day/weekend. Cannot recommend enough.”

– Lucy & Louisa, September 2022

“Château du Raysse was the perfect venue for our dream wedding. Not only is it a magical place, but the whole team made everything incredibly smooth. Josie was always responsive and attentive to our needs, she helped us to find all the suppliers that ultimately made our wedding possible. The facilities have everything needed for a comfortable stay. We had an unforgettable time with our family and friends. Highly recommended!”

– Paula & Andreas, August 2022

“My husband and I celebrated our wedding and the buildup to it the week commencing May the 9th 2022. Upon arriving at the château, we were amazed at how stunning the venue was. The photos give you a good idea but until you see it in person it really does take your breath away.

The rooms are beautiful throughout the property and well sized for couples or even extra guests and family rooms. The concierge will even put in extra mattresses / beds to help accommodate those extra guests / families.

The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and the views are epic. To be stood on the master suite balcony and take in the views and backdrop overlooking the pool and the back of the château is really priceless. We’d highly recommend this experience to anyone.”

– Kieron & David, June 2022

“We recently had our wedding at Chateau du Raysse and all we can say is wow! What a setting! The chateau was perfect, it was great having all our guests on site with us or staying in AirBnBs close by. The concierge were always on hand if you needed anything. We really couldn’t complain and will forever look back at our pictures with some amazing memories made with our friends and family.”

– Sara & Mark, June 2022

“Chateau du Raysse was the perfect venue for our intimate wedding. It was so wonderful to be able to house everyone comfortably on site! The pools were perfect for the unseasonably warm week and we had so many beautiful areas to choose from for all the different wedding activities.

Josie was a joy to work with throughout the planning process and incredibly responsive to any issues that arose on site. If you are looking for an extremely polished place, this chateau may not be the best option for you, but if you are looking for a beautiful venue with loads of character and charm this is it! We can’t wait to visit again!”

Grace & Anthony, May 2022

“My husband and I recently hosted our wedding at the chateau and had a wonderful time. It was so nice to be able to have all of our guests in one place! We would definitely recommend it to other couples looking for a quiet, romantic place to get married with their closest friends and family.”

– Nikkita, July 2021

“Our choice for our marriage and we have not regretted it for a second, on the contrary. Had a fantastic time at this chateau. Smooth communication with owner and on site also with the concierge.”
– Kris, July 2021

“An incredibly beautiful location!! We celebrated our wedding at Château du Raysse on 11/7/21 together with 34 guests and had a wonderful week. The estate has so many beautiful, different places that it is an ideal location for a wedding. We really had the most beautiful day of our lives in a super romantic setting.

Despite being an old building, the beds and showers were very good. All guests were wildly enthusiastic. In the event of an occasional problem, we could immediately contact Evelyn and Michel! Very friendly people.

Also in terms of communication via e-mail in advance, very satisfied!”
– Marijke, July 2021

“Incredible moments in the castle! Thanks to Josie and the whole team for taking care of the place so well!”
– Ash, June 2021

“An incredible place. The owner and the concierges are very helpful, we were a large group and were able to take advantage of the swimming pool and the facilities available to us. Everything was very clean, easy to access and functional. We will definitely be back!”
– Maëlle, June 2021

“We had an amazing weekend at the Chateau. We rented everything, the place is amazing and the managers very nice.
In itself, a great welcome, with beautiful exterior and interior spaces. Thanks to them!”
– Maud, June 2021

“We spent a week here at the end of June with friends and family, to celebrate our wedding. I don’t think we could have picked a more romantic place to get married! The Château is full of so much character and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. There are two swimming pools which I think were the biggest hit among everybody, even on the wedding night we were being serenaded by the band while we all cooled off in the pool. I really do hope to return someday and would highly recommend anybody to have a holiday here or better yet get married here!”
– K & C, July 2019

“Have just spent a week at the Château celebrating my daughter’s wedding. If you are looking for that fairy tale wedding then I recommend this château. It is very rustic and has a lot of charm. The grounds are superb with two pools and plenty of outside space. Thanks go to the concierge for being there every day keeping the grass cut and making the gardens look beautiful. We all had a very enjoyable week and would like to do it all over again.”
– Madelyn, June 2019

“I had the pleasure of staying for a week to attend my friend’s wedding. Château du Raysse is everything you could want, the views of surrounding area are perfect, the gardens are beautiful and the rooms inside are very exciting and comfortable. The chateau is an amazing place to stay for a wedding but equally fantastic for exploring the area.”
– Becky, June 2019

“My daughter’s wedding was hosted at the 800 year old Château du Raysse in May and it is a wonderful picturesque venue in the heart of the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne. With two kitchens, huge common room, lounges, grounds and several swimming pools this lovely old house can easily accommodate 40 guests. The concierge made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Off site the location is ideal for country walks, river trips and site seeing. The restaurants and local town are brilliant too. You won’t be disappointed if you choose the château for your special day.”
– Colin, May 2019

“I had the pleasure of staying for a week to attend my friend’s wedding. Château du Raysse is everything you could want, the views of surrounding area are perfect, the gardens are beautiful and the rooms inside are very exciting and comfortable. The chateau is an amazing place to stay for a wedding but equally fantastic for exploring the area.”
– Becky, June 2019

“We just completed a week-long stay at the Château! Hats off to the concierge who tended to our large (and sometimes a little needy) group of 30 family and friends! They are wonderful and went so far above and beyond to help make our stay a lifetime experience.

The property is picturesque and the upkeep of a building like the Château, which dates back to the 1200s is an ongoing endeavor for sure. But the place is awesome; the pool was perfect to gather and recap the days discoveries after taking in some of the sites in the historic nearby villages.”
– Matt, June 2019

“We got married at Château du Raysse in May and it was truly everything we could have hoped for! The venue itself is stunning, with views over the Dordogne valley. We had our ceremony under the stone balcony, next to the Medieval tower and it felt so romantic!

We chose Château du Raysse because it gave us so much more freedom in the wedding in the UK. The venue is yours for the week and you can either do things yourself or bring in outside caterers – you can provide your own drink (no corkage) and we could choose where we wanted the different elements of our day (gardens, hall, lawns etc.)

We had a celebrant, cellist, hog roast company and marquee company come in but we also really enjoyed decorating the Château ourselves with our friends using wildflowers from the meadows and plenty of fairy lights!

After the wedding, we spent the rest of the week exploring the area and relaxing by the pool with our friends and family.

We could have stayed forever!”
J & R, May 2019

“What a find! The Château is spectacular with terrific hosts that really go that extra mile to assist.”
– Lloyd, July 2019

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