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Chez Charlene

Chez Charlene
Contact No: +27 (0)12 802 0791
Mobile: +27 (0)82 447 6080
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This upmarket, 5 star venue & Boutique venue with its idyllic country setting, in the East of Pretoria, is an oasis of breath taking beauty that exudes tranquillity.

Chez Charlene boasts the grandeur of its flawless architecture coupled with picturesque gardens and lavish fields where horses graze and gallop all the ingredients to create lasting memories and make dreams come true.

In the process of this magnificent creation, Charlene has her sights set on providing clientele with decadent food and adding a personal touch to each of her clients. The experienced and exclusive in-house Executive and Head chef provides all catering needs.

Each guest meets with our chefs and has a personal menu designed to their likes and needs, ensuring the personal attention as well as the uniqueness of their function Chez Charlene Wedding venue- Gauteng was recently named the best venue in Gauteng in the ABIA annual bride�s choice awards. We also won best co-ordinator team and many other accolades for decorator and honeymoon suite.

The bride's choice awards are seen as the Oscars of the wedding industry and are held every year to recognise the best wedding suppliers in S.A.

Here at Chez Charlene it is of most importance that we all play a role in ensuring that our brides experience the most memorable and stress free day with everlasting memories of perfection.

Whether you wish for an intimate wedding for 20 guests or a reception for 400 guests, our venues cater for all needs with a variety of banqueting options available. Both venues are private and exclusive; facilities include elegant and sophisticated Chapels, Bridal suites and magnificent gardens to create romance and beauty of your sacred union.

  • Bar
  • Chapel
  • Children Allowed
  • Dance Floor
  • Gazebo
  • Honeymoon Suites
  • In-house Caterer
  • In-house Coordinator
  • Indoor Wedding Venue
  • Onsite Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Smoking Area
  • Specialised Service for International Brides
  • Suitable for Small / Intimate Weddings
  • Wheelchair Friendly


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Charlene and Dorette

We would like to thank you for everything that you did to make sure everything we envisioned became a reality on our special day. When we first booked our appointment it was quite early and we got to the gravel road and I said “nope lets turn around Im not doing this”, but when those big black gates opened my heart started softening up and luckily there was a wedding that evening so the venue was looking amazing. We started at the reception venue and were blown away I was sold, when we got to the chapel Live was sold. We had seen a couple or venues but nothing compared.

We planned our date and we literally sat with you guys for two appointments and that’s all we needed. When we sat for our first appointment we were not even sure what colours we wanted but Charlene guided us and with her team held our hand through the whole process. We met everyone at one meeting, Videographer, Photographer, Cake people, flowers, photo booth, hair and Make up etc and we were happy.

The day of the wedding we just had to show up and get ready, there is not one instance where we worried about suppliers not coming or being late, all we worried about was getting ourselves there on time. The minute I called Dorette and told her I had arrived everything was sorted. Edward was amazing made sure we never carried anything from beginning to the end. Carried everything from the car to the rooms. The rooms are mind blowing spacious and a dream to be in. Live and I were so relaxed that no one could believe that we could be so stress free. But it is because we knew we were in capable hands and there was actually nothing to worry about. Everything was perfect, platters we got in our rooms, the staff, the suppliers everything. When we were taken to the main reception venue after the chapel we were speechless and that moment we knew why we were not worried it was perfect, perfection at its ultimate.

We cannot fault anything but instead we got more than we had imagined WE WERE BLOWN AWAY.

Thank you for making our day everything and more. Mighty fine (Video), Henry O (photos), Baker Boys (Cake), Jonice (Make up) and Charlenes Team Thank You.

Live and Yrielle

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making my sister's wedding a dream. We had such a wonderful time and everyone is raving about the exceptional warm service from all your staff. 
You have an amazing team of hard working individuals who go all out to make your guests feel comfortable and welcome. Everything was just so perfect, it's a pity I can't get married at the same venue:-).
Keep doing what you do Charlene, it's what differentiates you from the other people.

God bless.
Kind regards,
Malengolo Phori

There are no two ways about it. If you want a gorgeous venue, incredible food, meticulous attention to detail, amazing service and professional coordinators then you HAVE to choose Chez Charlene as you wedding venue. I got married and held my reception there in September 2014 and everything was a dream come true!! I would change absolutely nothing! Not only was the day beautiful but the staff at Chez Charlene made the day and everything leading up to it, effortless! Thanks Charlene, Dorette, Jeff and everyone else behind the scenes!

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Hi Dorette

I hope this email finds you well and that you have been able to get some rest. This email is to give a huge heartfelt thanks times a million for my clients wedding on Sunday.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with you & your team and really wish your venue was closer to us, so we could work more with you. I have to make special mention of a few people as I believe that you must give credit where credit is due.

Firstly to Dorette, you were great to work with. Thank you for all you did and your assistance in pleasing the difficult clients we had. You really are great at your job and Charlene must definitely keep you around.

Edwin, Lucky & Mike stood out for me on the night. Please give them a special thanks. They were on the ball, helped where ever I needed them and went out of their way to accommodate the guests. They deserve a 5 out of 5 star rating!!

I work with many venues so when I work with people that stand out and make a difference I need to make a big deal about it because it is so hard to find.. most staff members at the venues don’t really care or go out of their way at all like these guys did.

They really are great hard workers that never complain about a thing. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Kind Regards,


Goeie Dag julle

Sjoe ek weet regtig nie eers waar om te begin om dankie aan julle te se nie.  Die dag toe ek na die venue kom kyk het tot en met net voor die troue alles wat tussen gebeur het, het ek geweet ek gaan die beste kry by julle, maar ek het meer as die beste by julle gekry.  My droom dag was net beter as die beste.  Alles het 100% gegaan en ek kan nie eers dink aan iets wat nie reg was vir my nie.  Ek wil aan al 2 se baie baie baie dankie!!  Dit was die beste dag van my lewe en julle het gehelp om dit die beste dag te maak!!!!

Julle diens is puik en my gaste kan nie ophou praat oor die kos wat so lekker was nie, asook alles wat so mooi was en die waiters wat so puik was, ek het nog net goeie goed gehor oor ons troue!!  

Julle is puik en ek voel elke meisie wat n droom troue soek moet by Chez Charlene trou!!

Weereens baie dankie vir alles ek wardeer julle al 2 uit die diepte van my hart!!!


Bianca Nell

BIG THANK YOU to u and your staff for Saturdays function ( Nicole’s Bridal Shower)  my daughter was blown away.

Everything went without a hitch ….the venue looked AMAZING !!!!!
I’m sure u are going to get a lot of bookings in the future.

All our guests could not stop talking about your establishment ……food was awesome and really well presented.

The waiters were absolutely fantastic..  ( Andries and the others )

Definitely highly recommended venue !!!!!!

Kind regards,
Nicky Simpson

Ek weet nie eers waar om te begin om julle te bedank vir ons kinders se spesiale dag nie. Dit was 'n volmaakte sprokie!

Julle het van die begin af gese dat dit " perfect" gaan wees. Julle het al ons verwagtings oortref. Daar was nou wraggies net niks wat nie perfek was nie. Ons gaste is sprakeloos.

Die terugvoering wat ons gekry het was absoluut " wow". Van die mense se hulle het gedink hierdie troues gebeur net in rolprente.

Ander het weer gese dit was die mooiste troue wat hulle nog ooit gesien het! Picture perfect en super profesionele, vriendelike personeel en diens.

Een honderd persent vir julle almal! Baie baie baie baie dankie vir ALLES!!!!!!!!!

Liefdetjies Elsabe Allen xxxxxxxxxxx

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for the most amazing wedding. I know that Chez Charlene promises perfection, but this was perfection beyond our imagination.

Madri you have thought of every single little detail that I would never even have thought of and it definitely did not go by unnoticed. Madri, being a bit of a perfectionist myself I must say you were amazing. When I had a question, you responded immediately with an answer and solution. I know I have asked you a million things and emailed you even more often, but you never delayed, you are so professional and such a lovely person it made the experience so much less stressful. I know you are busy and probably have a huge number of clients at the same time, but you always made us feel like we were your only and most important clients, thank you so much for that.

I thank you for making the planning smooth sailing and also a very enjoyable experience, we were treated like royalty from beginning to end. I am still in awe when I think about it and appreciated it so much that you have made our wedding a dream come true.

We have received so many compliments from our guests saying that it was the most amazing wedding with the best service they have ever been to.

Thank you also to Dorette for being there on the wedding day, you were also amazing. Then I can never leave out the rest of the staff...thank you so much for the excellent and professional service......special thanks to Edwin - wow, that guy was just the best, always smiling and making sure we were looked after the whole evening. We did not even have to ask for anything as he has already thought about it, he was just always ready with more wine, snacks , water, the golf cart etc.

I honestly don't know how to thank you enough! Chez Charlene well deserving of the word perfection!

Kind regards

Roche' and Willem Roche van Graan

Dear Charlene

How do we possibly begin to thank you?

Absolutely everything was done to perfection and we keep hearing raves and raves of applause from our families, friends and guests who attended the wedding.

Not only are you all such pleasures to work with, you are so professional and unbelievably creative and capable. Your ideas were wonderful and their execution was just perfect.

After the first time we met, we had no doubt that Chez Charlene would be our choice. We knew everything would be terrific and were totally right!!!

The venue looked great, the food was unbelievably delicious and the service was attentive and terrific. The musician you hired was fabulous and really added so much to the party — so delighted you suggested him.

Every person that attended the wedding told us how amazing it was. All have raved about the food and how delicious everything was, how interesting and exciting the menu was, and how beautifully it was all done and elegantly presented. C

hez Charlene made a wonderful milestone in our lives even more special, and helped create wonderful memories for ourselves and our families. No detail was missed — the food, service, decor were all just perfect, even better than we ever could have imagined. Your special touch managed to provide just the right balance which resulted in an elegant wedding for all ages. Your attention to every detail made the day run smoothly.

There are no words to express what you have done for us. People have called to say it was a "perfect wedding", "this was the best wedding I've ever been to".

Thanks for being patient and understanding with us all. We don't know how you manage to do it. Your guidance and patience were invaluable to us and we thank you for that.

A very BIG hat’s off to your professional, talented and congenial staff.

Thanks for helping to make our wedding day such a special celebration. We love you all and will never forget your kindness and extraordinary expertise.

Needless to say, we’ve given your name to everyone!

Sincerely Danèl and Angela

To say our wedding at Chez Charlene was a dream come true would be an understatement or in fact a lie as we could never have dreamt of such splendour!

When Charlene held our hands first meeting and promised us a memorable event, one could not have imagined that she would deliver above and beyond that promise.

Dorette, was an absolute darling to work with, she understood all our frantic demands and numerous last minute changes.

We cannot thank her enough for her patience through the trying times, her support and reassurance throughout the whole planning process. All our guests were pleasantly flabbergasted and absolutely blown away by the fantasy come to life, but who wouldn’t be!

The ambiance, the food, flaming desserts, friendly and professional staff… was truly perfection!! And then to top it all off the luxury of the honeymoon suite and 5 star breakfast was the grand ending!

A special mention to Samantha (who I can only describe as an angel), Eddy (our driver and personal assistant for the night) & Steve ( our DJ with an African soul!) Words cannot express how greatful we are.

God bless you all and may you continue making dreams come true.

Charlene your wedding gift to us will be conspicuously displayed in our home, a memento and constant reminder of our special day!!

All our love.

Fundi & Wandile Masilela


How do I say thank you for such a beautiful organized and stunning wedding. Thank you for your kindness thru out all our visits and the way you guided us to get to this perfect day.

The tables, the food, the service of your staff and most all making this day a memory for life. DORETTE Baie dankie vir jou, jy is die beste wedding co-ordinater ever.

Vir al die geduld wat seker maar die belangrikste van alles in die lewe is want met sulke geleenthede kan dit een van die grootste faktore wees wat alles kan verongeluk. Jou hulp, raad, vriendelikheid en ag sommer net alles word baie waardeer.

Jou diens die aand met al die reelings wat so seep glad verloop het dat ek komplimente gekry het wat beter gegradeer word as ‘n 5 ***** venue. Ook vir jou staff, komplimente uit die boek uit. STAFF EDWIN thank you for looking after us at the main table – immaculate service, your friendliness and then mainly looking after Wim and Anneke thru out the evening.

Serving them during photo shooting, and then preparing their room afterwards. All the golf car rides etc. Thank you very much. STAFF thanks to one and each of you, how small or how big your role was it was great – from outside to inside – from beginning to end. BAR service – thanks to one and all for keeping it smooth and fast. CHEF I don’t have the words to thank you.

Your food was out of heaven. Compliments won’t do justice to the quality and presentation we enjoyed. The desert – o my – you did say something spectacular would come from it but WOW. Highlight of the evening. You could not do this without your staff so my thanks to all that assisted you.

Thank you Chez Charlene once again – I could not have asked for a better venue to create the best memories for my children.



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