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Wedding In France

Destination Wedding in France

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages, and Mediterranean beaches. With its picturesque views, lush vineyards, cozy towns, and astounding Mediterranean beaches, France is the dream destination for many couples. France’s gorgeous venues and romantic atmosphere, coupled with great food and wine, inspire couples to host a destination wedding in France.

Not only France perfect for destination weddings it also blends flawlessly for your bachelorette/bachelor parties. Do you need guidance for planning a grand and celebratory destination bachelorette in France? Then check out here.

Location details & connectivity with the world

France is a founding member of the United Nations and serves as one of the UN Security Council’s permanent members with veto rights. In 2015, France was described as being “the best-networked state in the world”, because it is a country that “is a member of more multi-lateral organizations than any other country”. As a significant hub for international relations,

France hosts the second largest assembly of diplomatic missions globally and the headquarters of international organizations including the OECD, UNESCO, Interpol, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, and la Francophonie. It has flights from all over the world and is well connected to other European cities by road and railways.

Climate/Best time for getting married

As a general rule, spring (March to June) and autumn (September to December) are often considered the best times to visit, with warm temperatures and fewer tourists. Summers (June to September) are hot, and most of the country shuts down for August holidays, definitely not ideal for wedding planning.

Cost of wedding

The breakup of expenses can be roughly estimated to-
  1. Stay with meals for 2 nights per person                                                    $478+/INR 35k+
  2. Decor & design charges                                                                                      $13,668+/ INR 10 lakh+
  3. Entertainment & AV                                                                                             $4099+/3 lakh upwards
  4. Video/Photography                                                                                              $2732+/ 2 lakh upwards
  5. Miscellaneous/other charges                                                                         $2732+/2 lakh+
*Please note that the accommodation charges differ a lot on certain dates and months. The above estimation is just for reference.

Visa & legal formalities

Check out the Visa application guidelines and wedding requirements on the official embassy website of France.

Wedding Locations in France

Best Wedding Venues in Paris

Shangri-La Paris

Napolean’s nephew’s former mansion is where you can enjoy the majestic Eiffel Tower right from your rooftop. With a Versailles-inspired reception room, and surrounding elements emanating luxury, Shangri-La is the ideal venue to host a Parisian wedding.

 

5 star fairytale chateaux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Don Carlos Leisure Resort offers multiple options to plan your dream wedding from the lawn in front of the lily pond to the gazebo facing the Mediterranean sea. The beautifully landscaped resort complete with swimming pools, gardens, and sea views dotted with palm trees makes for the perfect wedding setting.

Furthermore, you can choose to accommodate your guests in the five-star Don Carlos hotel or a more reserved “The Oasis by Don Carlos” or rent an entire Deluxe Villa. They will go to great lengths to make your wedding as perfect as you imagined it to be.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Imagine getting married in a Chateau that is almost similar to the Palace of Versailles. Built for royalty, this place is bound to make you feel special on your wedding day. Uniquely, the venue has equally spacious indoor and outdoor areas, and you can easily fit 125+ guests in a single room.

Chateau De Lissa

Set in the scenic French Countryside, Chateau De Lisse dates back to the 14th century. The entire estate is spread in 550 hectares of land, and the castle is the most stunning one in Gascony. It also has a 12th-century chapel, a deer park and a vineyard.

Ritz

If you’re planning to have the most luxurious wedding in the city of Love’s priciest hotel, you should definitely check out Ritz. It has eight different lounges, each having a different atmosphere.

Unlike most Paris hotels, this one provides you with a spacious garden for the wedding, which seamlessly blends with dinner reception ballrooms.

Chateau Rigaud Top

Chateau Rigaud is a private house- The reason why you’ll have a relaxed and cosy atmosphere here. Your guests will never get enough of freshly baked French-style cakes and the savoury wines of Bordeaux.

Moreover, the staff will do their best to dazzle you with their exquisite collection of dishes.

 

Chateau De La Motte Husson

This one is connected to the famous TV series, “Escape to the Chateau”. With 12 sprawling acres of parks, a magnificent moat, and a walled garden, this is perfect for an elegant vintage-style wedding.

If you’re in love with whimsy city vibes, you can pick this venue to host a destination wedding in France. The five-storey Chateau with 45 rooms will be perfect for an elegant vintage wedding.

Chateau Lagorce

The fairytale Chateau Lagorce is a multi-award winner and is one of the most important ones in Entre Deux Mars. A beautiful lake also adorns the place.

Chateau Lagorce has four options for the wedding– by the lake, on the 3rd terrace’s lawn, the private chapel, or the catholic church.

The Magnificent Chateaux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

A 19th-century structure sitting atop a hill with panoramic views of the lush green countryside, this venue is often picked by couples for dreamy weddings. Further, they have a clubhouse with a private terrace, lodges furnished with wooden panels and an authentic old castle perfect for a royal wedding breakfast. The setting is exceptionally romantic, making it an ideal choice for hosting weddings.

Best Wedding Venues in Loire Valley

Chateau Gombardy

Tucked in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine national park, Chateau Gombardy is a magnificent 15th-century structure that makes for a romantic setting. The area is called the “Garden of France” and is covered with roses that look ethereal at night. You can also book the gothic chapel for a traditional catholic ceremony.

Château des Contes

Chateau des Contes seems like a structure picked right from a fairytale. Everything speaks of luxury at its best from the intricately decorated bedrooms to luxurious 5-course dinners and alcoholic beverages. They even offer you a DJ for evening celebrations.

Chateau des Joyaux

Your fairytale wedding will come true at the Chateau Des Joyaux whether you say your vows in a private chapel or lavishly decorated lawns or even the French renaissance styled hotel. Every corner of the estate speaks of opulence and luxury.

Chateau des Marquis

This newly renovated historical building equipped with modern amenities has not lost its charm and will transport you back in time. With 13 elegant apartments to house the guests, you can make them feel like royalty. For leisure activities, you can sip local French wine from the vineyards of Saumur, take a dip in the swimming pool, play boules in the pétanque court, walk in the garden or enjoy a barbecue picnic.

Chateau d’Artigny

This regal estate of François Coty bathes in opulence. Transformed into a wedding venue, every detail of its French garden- from marble statues to trompe l’oeil frescos- sparks romance. You can rent the entire castle only for your celebration.

Best Wedding Venues in Lyon and the Beaujolais Area

Château de Pizay

Located in the heart of the Beaujolais region, you will be marveled at the expertise of wedding services here. The Chateau is surrounded by large shady trees and beautiful vineyards and houses a Spa, creating a perfect ambiance for your wedding day. They have a bar and gourmet restaurant and even service a grand arrival by helicopter.

Chateau Ninon

This 17th-century castle offers majestic views of the Yonne Valley. They have a sprawling garden of 40 acres. You can choose to have your wedding in three connected reception rooms or in Orangerie. Another option is a fresco under the ancient oak trees. They provide delicious BBQ and local delicacies while you can also take your guests for wine tasting from the Burgundy region.

Château La Comtoise

This Chateau is a place straight out of fairytale books, with two magnificent castles, a Versailles-style garden, and a golf course. They have a chapel decorated with murals. It, you can wed in the enchanting gardens with floral arches. Dinner takes place in the neo-Gothic Chateau.

The Château de Gilly

The romantic vibes of this french historical building surrounded by vineyards are perfect for a lavish wedding. They also have a French and Buccolic garden which serves as a perfect cocktail spot. They have stylish banquets adaptable to your wedding style.

The Renaissance Chateau in Burgundy

This 15th century Chateau is a historic castle surrounded by splendid views. 

Best Wedding Venues in Provence and Southern Region of France

Chateau Saint Georges

This hidden spot is perfect for a private wedding with a dream setting. They offer you high-end amenities for cocktail receptions and gourmet dinners. The terrace provides a breathtaking view of the Côte d’Azur and the sea.

La Bastids Des Astreds

The Chateau has chefs who use local ingredients from the Provence open-air markets. The cocktail party here is a sight to behold. They deck up the vintage-style mansion for your wedding celebrations.

Château de La Napoule

If you want to have your wedding in style, a gala dinner in Chateau de La Napoule with an unparalleled view of the Côte d’Azur should do it. The medieval architecture and French decor on the beach of Mandelieu are more than anything you could have dreamt of. The experts here will help you go through the layout of the wedding like lighting, music, and decor.

Chateau des Costes

This grandiose Chateau offers panoramic views of the sea, mountains, and vineyards. The estate in itself has beautiful gardens and an iron-wrought gate. It has a 13th-century chapel and a swimming pool too. You can also have your wedding facing the Mediterranean sea in the sunny balconies of the hotel.

Château La Tour Vaucros

Located amidst the Côtes du Rhône vineyards, the Chateau is the most charming in the Vaucluse region. You can rent the entire property for your wedding. There are two beautiful reception halls, two hectares of gardens, and two terraces for you to choose a perfect spot for your wedding.

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