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Wedding In Monaco

Destination Wedding in Monaco

A luxurious wedding in Monaco planned to give you a bespoke experience can become one of the most special experiences in the lives of you and your guests. The French Riviera, or Cote d’Azur, is known for its captivating scenery, culture, cuisine, charming villages and overall joie de vivre.

As one of the most alluring regions bordering France, Monaco is the perfect destination for travelers in search of extraordinary food and wine combined with fascinating history and culture. This area along the southeast coast of Provence is where the Alps meet the Mediterranean, where the climate is moderate nearly year-round and where warm sunny days are complimented by by the cool sea breeze in the evenings.

Location details & connectivity with the world

The French Riviera lies on the Mediterranean coastline on the southeast corner of France. Although there is no official boundary, it is usually considered to extend from Cassis, Toulon or Saint-Tropez on the west to Menton at the France–Italy border in the east, where the Italian Riviera lies.

The coast is entirely within the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France.

Climate/Best time for getting married

Here, the summers are short, warm, humid, drybut mostly with clear skies. The winters however, can get notably chilly with partly cloudy skies.

Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 82°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 87°F. Further, based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to have a destination wedding is from late June to late August.

Cost of wedding

The breakup can be roughly estimated to-

  1. Stay for a night per person                                                                           100 Euros upwards + 80-150 Euros (for the menu)/ Villas charge higher for stay
  2. Decor & design charges                                                                                  approx. 10,000 Euros
  3. Entertainment & DJ per day                                                                        1,000 Euros upwards
  4. Video/Photography                                                                                          1,500 Euros per day
  5. Miscellaneous/other charges                                                                      May vary by size of wedding

          *Please note that the accommodation charges differ a lot on certain dates and months. The above estimation is just for reference.

            Feel free to use the ‘destination wedding budget calculator’ at the end of this page

Visa & legal formalities

In order to tie-the-knot in Monaco, you must fulfill certain legal requirements. Make sure you don’t overlook the most important processes, take a look at the official webpage of Monaco embassy for further guidance.

Best Wedding Venues in Monaco

Hotel De Paris

Nothing speaks more of grandeur than this venue. This majestic 5-star hotel with its classical architecture is the most romantic wedding venue to tie-the-knot in.

Sky-high ceilings, golden interiors, crystal chandeliers and painted frescoes make for a picturesque luxury wedding.

With a menu curated by the most skilled chefs, Hotel de Paris serves the most delicious food in the province. If you are expecting a small crowd, then the hotel terrace will suit your requirements. In contrast, if you’re hosting a grand ceremony with many people, then the exemplary La Salle Empire would be perfect.

A beachfront property which is extremely spacious, Hotel De Paris is there to manage your stress.

While you are at it, you could unwind before the D-day by indulging in water sports or heading out to the spa. Hotel De Paris is as grand as it gets.

Check out the official site of Hotel De Paris.

 

Hotel Hermitage

Hotel Hermitage is located right behind the Hotel de Paris and has the best views of the port and casinos.

Hermitage is renowned for its old-world Parisian charm and exceedingly luxurious looks. Just as grand as Hotel de Paris, with crystal chandeliers and meandering hallways, this will be an unforgettable experience for you and your family.

Also, Hermitage is a perfect blend of contemporary and forgone cultures, which offers one of the best views of the city of Monaco.

Here too, the terrace with its spectacular views can serve a small gathering. Further, there is Salon Eiffel for more lavish parties. Moreover, Hermitage has about 278 rooms available for lodging.

The restaurant at the hotel serves delightful cuisine, and the venue has often been termed ‘Oh so romantic’!

See the official website of Hotel Hermitage.

 

Salle des Etoiles

For extraordinary wedding ceremonies with several guests, the majestic Salle des Etoiles would be the most fitting venue.

In fact, the place also hosts concerts and prestigious sporting events. The views from this hall’s wide panes open up to the bay; it can’t get more spectacular than this!

If you want to have a masquerade ball or host customs which need a lot of space, this venue will be the most suitable. Additionally, the ceilings here come with a touch of modernity, where one can see thousands of tiny LED lights glittering. Further, the wedding venue can hold up to 950 guests at a time.

Its unique architecture also allows for a fireworks display for exceptional celebrations.

See why Salle des Etoiles is the wedding venue you should go for.

 

Le Meridien Beach Plaza

If you want to make the most of the views that this Monaco seaside has to offer, Le Meridien Beach Plaza is the best wedding venue to say ‘I do’. 

Tie-the-knot along the French Riviera, while the gentle breeze makes for the classic ‘out-of-the-movies’ wedding setting. 

The views of the ocean are serene and peaceful, and the seating arrangements promise nothing less than a pure extravagance. Your guests will unquestionably savour the setting with its private beach as this is the only hotel to offer one in Monaco. 

If you are adventurous, you could also hire a yacht or a boat to bring in the guests. There is also place indoors, in case you would want to host any of the ceremonies inside. 

With an amazing seating arrangement and a unique location, this would be one exclusive wedding that you and your guests will remember.

Check out the official website and the wedding services they offer.

Salon Bellevue

When you think of Monaco, you think of the legendary Café de Paris. Well, the wedding venue we are talking about is located on the first floor of this café. 

Getting married at Salon Bellevue is the most ‘Monaco’ wedding you can ever have. Close to the Place du Casino, another legendary place to visit in Monaco, it is one of the most beautiful venues for a royal and elegant wedding.

Its white marble floors and pastel walls make for an elegant fairytale wedding. 

The colours of the venue are soothing and make for a slow-paced wedding with a placid ambience. Further, the enormous windowpanes, right from the floor to the domes, open up to amazing views of the popular casino. 

The terrace of the building also provides some of the most transcendental views. While the place can hold up to 250 guests at a time, it is also apt for couples hosting small groups.

Take a virtual tour of the regal Salon Bellevue here.

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Beach

If you love the ocean, then there is nothing more romantic than holding your wedding at this spectacular venue, which is located in the Mediterranean Sea, in the town of Roque Rune-Cap-Martin.

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Beach is the most magnificent setting for weddings and receptions. Le Deck, the swimming pool, is located right at the edge of the bay and is the most sought after venue for an outdoor wedding.

The lighting and decor are perfect for a spectacular evening reception. In fact, their fine venues will transport you to another realm, and with this venue, you can feel ready to host your dream wedding.

Visit the official website for more information on Monte Carlo Bay hotel.

 

Villa in Cap d'Ail Port

If you are the kind of person who would love an outdoor wedding, then nothing can compare to villas for your wedding. Lush green lawns and spectacular interiors of villas in Cap d’Ail Port would make for charming places to organize guest stays and celebrations.

Cap d’Ail Port is located on the opposite side of Monaco and is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. With the sea breeze caressing your hair as you take your vows in this impressive destination, it would certainly make for an impassioned and memorable setting for a wedding.

This special elegant celebration will make for a great wedding album, with which you can reminisce your big day many years into the future.

villas for wedding in monaco

Villa Mala in Cap d’ail Port (image courtesy: Residences immobilier)

Image courtesy: Alexandra Lloyd properties

 

Chevre d’Or

Nature surrounds this hotel in all its divine forms. From sculptures, shrubs, trees, flowers, and fountains, this place is a nature lover’s dream. With panoramic views to the Mediterranean sea and valleys, this hotel is always blooming with scented flowers ranging from jasmine and bougainvillaeas to roses.

Additionally, with Michelin star restaurants to boast of, Chevre D’Or doesn’t shy away from providing scrumptious meals as a part of exhibiting their luxurious hospitality.

Visit the official website to see what Chevre D’Or has to offer.

Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

Another magnificent venue for hosting your wedding in Monaco, the historic Villas is expression of European royalty and French culture.

From heavenly gardens to a unique architectural style, it is one of the most picturesque locations in Monaco to host a wedding celebration.

For more information and pricing visit their website linked here.

Also, take a look at their property and exquisite interiors in the video below.

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