If you are newly engaged and decided to have a destination wedding in France, congratulations! I know you have a busy road ahead of you, but trust me when I say that all of the time and effort you put into planning your destination wedding will be so very worth it in the end. First up on your wedding planning list? Choosing the best France wedding venue (and soon after, your planner and photographer). To help, I’ve put together my list of the 10 Best France Wedding Venues where you are nearly guaranteed a beautiful wedding, stunning photos, and most importantly a truly magical experience for you and your guests. Scroll down for my list of the Best France Wedding Venues from Paris to the Cote d’Azur.
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Château du Grand-Lucé. The gorgeous Château du Grand-Lucé is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the beautiful ambiance that is France. The property allows you to take a step back into a time where days are spent wandering the rose gardens, enjoying tea in the grand salon, and admiring the many statues given as housewarming gifts by Louis XV. To see more of our two-day wedding editorial at Château du Grand-Lucé, as seen on Magnolia Rouge and Style Me Pretty, visit the full blog post here.
Musee Rodin. Located in the prestigious 7th arrondissement of Paris, the Musee Rodin is housed in an 18th-century mansion features high ceilings, intricate moldings, and huge rooms bathed in light. The peaceful gardens overflow with roses nearly year-round and further inspire with their stunning sculptures, the views of the Invalides, and the Eiffel Tower. Being married amongst priceless art? A true luxury experience which makes the Musee Rodin one of the absolute best France wedding venues. To see more of our work at Musee Rodin, featured by Magnolia Rouge, visit here.
Shangri-La Paris. One of the most exclusive wedding venues in Paris, the Shangri-La is truly a dream destination wedding venue in France. As the former home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, this beautiful property is home to some of the city’s most beautiful salons. With high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, French windows featuring Eiffel Tower views, and ornate gold gilding and mirrors, it is one of my absolute favorite places in the entire City of Light.
The Ritz Paris. For the couple who is passionate about history, the Ritz Paris‘ storied walls is truly the perfect place for a wedding. The refinement of the French art de vivre meets the elegance of Belle Époque décor with suites bearing the names of Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Marcel Proust — all of whom considered the Ritz “like a second home”. This exquisite property, nestled in the heart of the iconic Place Vendome, is the epitome of a Parisian dream and an absolutely perfect location for a luxurious destination wedding in France.
Hotel Le Marois – France Ameriques. In the heart of Paris, located between the renowned Avenue Montaigne and the majestic Grand Palais, lies the Hôtel Le Marois – France Amériques. Behind the doors of this typical Haussmannian mansion, you will find eight unique salons decorated in 18th-century woodwork and paintings, a magnificent terrace facing the Grand Palais, and incredible cuisine. The frescoed ceiling covered with heavenly skies is my personal favorite detail of this gorgeous venue.
Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat. Perched on the tip of the fabled Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the historic Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is an institution on the French Riviera and is also one of the most beautiful and luxurious France wedding venues on the Côte d’Azur. To celebrate our wedding anniversary, Ryan and I were lucky enough to spend a week on this beautiful property which was an absolute dream come true. See more here.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Constructed in 1905 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild, the pink Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is now a national trust and is one of the most exclusive and best destination wedding venues on the French Riviera. Everything from the stunning views to the pastel color palette to the perfectly manicured gardens brings to mind the elegance of grandeur of a bygone era and is truly the ideal backdrop for a dream destination wedding in France. See more here.
Château de Villette. Nestled just outside Paris lies Château de Villette, a romantic bride’s dream. With lakes and French manicured gardens designed by Andre Le Notre, who also created the gardens at Versailles, the château creates a sense of romance, French tradition, and grandeur. See more here.
Chateâu de Varennes. Nestled in the rolling hillsides of Burgundy, amongst ancient Medieval villages and world-famous vineyards, Château de Varennes is a truly stunning castle and one of the best destination wedding venues in France. To see more of our Modern Marie Antoinette editorial at the beautiful chateau, as featured by Wedding Sparrow, visit the full blog post here.
Château Bouffemont. A peaceful haven erected in the nineteenth century, Château Bouffemont was the setting for prestigious ceremonies organized by former residents, the Marquise of Preignes and Baron Empain. Just an hour outside of Paris, this France wedding venue is idyllic. See more of Laura & Craig’s destination wedding as seen on Style Me Pretty, here.