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The Best Wedding Venues in France for your destination wedding in France or your intimate elopement in France

Vive la France! Are you still dreaming of a destination wedding in France? Maybe you want to exchange vows in front of a fairytale château or in a gorgeous French garden. Or maybe you just want an all-inclusive wedding package in your favorite high prestige hotel?  France is known for it’s quaint villages, stunning architecture, historic monuments, art and philosophy and good wine. In this country, you’ll never run out of romantic wedding venues. The country has everything that you’ll ever wish for – mediterranean climate, lively cities, good wine and stunning landscapes. Whether you’re planning to say “I do” during a small and private elopement, or a big destination wedding, these are the most beautiful wedding venues in France!

For some more inspiration, you might want to take a look at our destination wedding at Château de Tourreau! And if you want to read further into the legal requirements for a destination wedding in France, you should definitely read our article about 5 tips for getting married in France, where we talk about everything you need to know when planning a wedding in France.

 

Wedding Destinations in France

There are so many great wedding destinations in France. The country is influenced by different climate zones, which becomes very clear when you look at the landscapes. Some regions are more popular for a destination wedding than others. We give you a quick overview on the most common wedding destinations.

In and around Paris

Paris is globally known as the city of love. So what is more fitting than a wedding in Paris? The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe d’Étoile are just a few attractions that so many tourists want to see once in their lifetime. This metropolis is not only the capital of France, it is also the capital of fashion and art. No wonder why so many designers are French, the style and design of this city is infectious 😉

Provence

The region in south-east of France is located on the Mediterranean. It is mostly known for the unique landscape. With huge lavender fields, vine yards and olive groves and the Alps, it is very diverse in nature. Many exclusive vacation spots are also located in this stunning region.

Côte d’Azur/French Riviera

Even though the Côte d’Azur is located in the Provence, we wanted to mention it separately. The French Riviera is mostly known for the amazing beaches, good weather and this beautiful blue water. This region stretches from Saint Tropez to Menton. Many glamorous cities are situated on this coast. Cannes, Grasse, Nice… just to name a few.

Wedding Venues in and around Paris

Shangri-La Hôtel Paris

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    • Location: Paris,  France
    • Nearest airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle (33,6 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 65 rooms, 36 suites
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 500
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Ballroom, Hotel
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    Bienvenue à Paris, la ville de l’amour. Thousands of love birdies are dreaming of a destination wedding in this big city. The Shangri-La Hotel in Paris is a perfect venue to make these dreams come true. Being a very luxurious and high prestige hotel, is always tries it’s best to fulfill the couple’s wishes. The accommodation of the wedding party is easy, since a big hotel like the Shangri-La is able to offer many rooms and suits. 65 magnificent rooms and 36 lavish suites make your stay at the Shangri-La very comfortable.

    The ceremony and the reception can take place at the Shangri-La as well. There are various ballrooms to choose from. Up to 280 guests can enjoy the reception with you. Even more guests can take part at the cocktail reception. One of the many reasons to celebrate at this hotel is the view. Due to the closeness to the Eiffel Tower, the ceremony can be held with a spectacular view of the world’s most famous monument. Of course, the hotel offers an all-inclusive service, by providing the cake, the desserts and the floristry. There are several options to choose from. Price on request.

     

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Ritz Paris

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    • Location: Paris,  France
    • Nearest airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle (32,1 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 71 rooms, 71 suites
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 500
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Ballroom, Hotel
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    The Ritz Paris is an exclusive 5 star hotel, located in France’s capital city. It is a very luxurious wedding venue, where you can celebrate small weddings as well as very big weddings. Due to the location of the hotel, it is very easy to access. This lavish hotel offers various ballrooms to choose from. Up to 220 guests are able to enjoy the wedding reception in one of those unique ballrooms. 500 guests can be invited to the cocktail reception. Symbolic ceremonies can take place in the salons and also in the lush garden.

    With their own babysitter-service, floristry and a singular kitchen, everything will be prepared for the best day of your life. The 71 rooms and 71 suites, containing 19 prestige suites will make your stay unforgettable. Price on request.

     

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Château de Carsix

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    • Location: Carsix, France
    • Nearest airport: Paris (160 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 93
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 280
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor, Chateau
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic or religious

    Beautiful lime trees lead the way to this 18th century castle. An orangery exudes a sweet and citrusy smell. Château de Carsix is just two hours away from Paris and one hour away from Le Havre. This elegant wedding venue in France is a great place to celebrate the love, whether you celebrate with a small group of people or with many guests. 280 guests can enjoy this day with you. The accommodation is guaranteed for 93 guests. There are several gîtes for housing.

    On this private property, couples can celebrate a religious or a symbolic wedding. The reception can be held at any place you wish. Outdoor and indoor venues are possible. The rental fees for this location depend on the number of guests, the season and the nights. A request is recommended.

     

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Wedding Venues in western France and the Côte d’Azur

Château Le Mas de Montet

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    • Location: Petit-Bersac, France
    • Nearest airport: Bordeaux (115 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 10 rooms
    • Wedding capacity (max.):
    • Venue price: 11.000€ three day weekend
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor, Chateau
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    Surrounded by a 60 hectare park, the Château Le Mas de Montet is open for any bridal couple that wants to celebrate their love in quaint atmosphere. The Chateau is just one hour away from Angoulême and a one and a half hour ride away from Bordeaux. The secluded area will guarantee a private and calm environment. With this Château, you can rent different packages to fulfill your needs. There are 10 lovely rooms for accommodation. A swimming pool can be used as welcomed refreshment on hot summer days.

    The cute cottage beside the Château is also an accommodation facility. The rental fees depend on the season. During high season from July to August, a three-day-weekend costs 11.000€.

     

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Château de Challain

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    • Location: Challain-la-Potherie, France
    • Nearest airport: Nantes (81 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 23 suites
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 120
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor, Chateau, Lake, Chapel
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic or religious

    Who would have thought that you can find a stunning fairytale castle just one hour away from Nantes? Château Challain offers bridal couples a journey through fairyland. Whether you want to secretly get married or throw a huge party – this Château offers both and everything in between. The romantic property includes gardens, woods and a lake. Religious ceremonies can be celebrated in the Château’s own chapel, while symbolic ceremonies are especially breathtaking at the lake. Up to 120 guests can participate on the festivities. 23 lavish suites, the cake, music and a menu are being provided.

    The price depends on the season, the number of guests and the menu. Often, the rental costs don’t differ from the “typical” budget for a wedding. If you want any further information on the pricing, send a request.

     

    Photo: Château Challain

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

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    • Location: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
    • Nearest airport: Nizza (17 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.):
    • Wedding capacity (max.):
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor, Chateau
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is easy to access, as it is located near Nice. The Mediterranean climate and the offshore location both contribute to the lush flora of the exotic garden of this estate. Thousands of visitors admire the beautiful scenery and the lush garden. Of course, the garden can be used for the wedding reception. The bride can use a private room to get ready for her big day. Very big wedding parties are also welcome here.

    The history of this residence is very intriguing for many people. The daughter of the baron Alphonse de Rothschild once lived in this breathtaking and unique villa. 1907 is where the construction started and it took 7 years to complete the work on the gardens. The bridal couple is able to choose from a provided list of vendors. Price on request.

     

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Wedding Venues in Provence

Château de Tourreau

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    • Location: Sarrians, France
    • Nearest airport: Marseille (97 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 29 guests
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 120
    • Venue price: 30.000€ – 35.000€ per week
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Garden, Chapel, Indoor, Chateau
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic or religious

    The glorious Château de Tourreau was built in the 17th century. It is located in the stunning Provence in Southern France. Near Avignon, the castle offers a huge park that is decorated with beautiful old cypresses. The 8 hectares of this residence are very appealing for exuberant weddings. A tennis court, a swimming pool and a wine cellar are just a few of many luxurious activities.

    The Château can accommodate up to 29 persons. It is perfect for smaller wedding parties that like to celebrate a private and intimate ceremony. The ceremony itself can be held in the garden or in the chapel, which is right next to the Château. Of course, the 17th century chapel has a lot of charm. When it comes to the pricing, it all depends on several factors. During the high season from June to September, it costs about 30.000€ to 35.000€ to rent for a whole week.

     

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Château de Robernier

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    • Location: Montfort-sur-Argens, France
    • Nearest airport: Marseille (95 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 12 rooms
    • Wedding capacity (max.):
    • Venue price: 11.800€ for one day and one night
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Chapel, Ballroom, Chateau
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic or religious

    Château de Robernier is also located in the Provence. The Côte d’Azur makes the atmosphere around this Château so special. Nearby, you can find Cotignac. This village was voted as the “most charming village in the Provence”. But bigger cities like Marseille or Cannes aren’t too far away. The family Robernier was in possession of this stunning building for about 400 years. In the 16th century, the foundation of this Château was set. During the 18th century, an orangery, the main castle, a huge ballroom and a chapel were added.

    Of course, the wedding couple can get married in the chapel. The garden or the ballroom are just the perfect venues for a gorgeous reception. A swimming pool is also part of the estate. 12 or more guests can be accommodated in this Château. Therefore it is really perfect for smaller weddings, but huge wedding parties are also very welcome. During high season, from June to September, the castle costs 11.800€ for one day and one night.

     

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Château Martinay

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    • Location: Carpentras, France
    • Nearest airport: Marseille (97 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.):
    • Wedding capacity (max.):
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor, Chateau
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    This beautiful Château is located in the Provence near Carpentras and Avignon. Marseille is only one hour away. Château Martiney is a big property that invites you to dream. Built in 1712, the architecture of the neoclassic is truly captivating. 35 hectares luxury gardens including a swimming pool and several vine yards complete this private estate. It was closed for a long time due to renovations and just opened again in June 2019. We are very excited for what is to come.

    5 rooms and suites and 3 additional buildings offer enough space for a wedding party. The rooms also shine in the neoclassical style. The atmosphere of this Château catches the glamour of past eras. Price on request.

     

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We have listed only a small selection of the most beautiful wedding venues in France on our website. Send us your enquiry or get more personal by scheduling a quick consultation call with us to help you find the perfect wedding venue in France.

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