Updated: Dec 12, 2019
Did you ever fancy to get married in a castle outside Paris? Or maybe in an luxury hotel with direct views on Eiffel Tower or do you prefer an old private mansion from the Belle Époque?
Being notoriously listed as the most romantic city in the world, you can imagine that Paris has hundreds of wonderful places to get married. But narrowing them down to find the most romantic location for your wedding ceremony isn't easy. Here's a little help with a Top 12 list of the most romantic and unique wedding venues to celebrate your big day in Paris!
Ciel de Paris - Espace 56
Ciel de Paris, which means Sky of Paris, is not accidentally the name of this unique venue. Located at the 56th floor of the skyscraper Montparnasse, this wedding location will arguably provide you with the most precious views over Paris.
From the highest panoramic-function room in Europe, you will enjoy splendid views over the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Sacré-Cœur, Les Invalides the Seine and the beauty of Paris as a whole. The modern and very stylish salon provides space for up to 300 guests. Together with the beautiful interior illumination, this venue has become one of the most romantic and sought-after places to celebrate a wedding in Paris.
Ciel de Paris
Tour Maine Montparnasse, 56th floor
Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 45 38 70 54
Château du Vivier
Did you always fancy to get married in a castle? This castle might not be the one from Cinderella, actually this castle is half destroyed. But, its what makes this place so special, the imperfection of the castle combined with the beautiful nature that surrounds it.
Chateau du Vivier is located in Fontenay-Trésigny, about a one hour drive from the city center of Paris. Its beautifully situated at the Bréon river, where it served as country home to the King of France Philippe IV le Bel. During the French Revolution the castle was used as a stone quarry which left the castle half in ruins. Château du Vivier is the perfect wedding venue for couples that look for something mystic and very romantic. By the way: your wedding photographer will absolutely love it.
Seine et Marne 77
Tel. +33 06 20 18 89 28
To some couples, the most important thing of a Paris wedding location is a direct view on the Eiffel Tower. If that's a main priority for you, Shangri-La Hotel could be the perfect wedding venue for you.
Located in the Avenue d’Iénain in Paris 16th arrondissement, it is probably the venue with the best views on the Eiffel Tower in the whole city. Once used as the private mansion of Prince Bonaparte, it is now one of the most renowned hotels of the city. From its spacious suites and its rooftop, you can almost touch the Eiffel Tower. Needless to say that this venue offers all the services and dining options required to celebrate a wedding ceremony of unmatched prestige.
For further information on their wedding packages, have a look at their very detailed brochure: http://www.shangri-la.com/uploadedFiles/Shangri-la_Hotels/Shangri-La_Hotel,_Paris/wedding-celebrations/Wedding%20Brochure%20(English).pdf
10, avenue d'Iéna, Paris, 75116
Tel. (33 1) 5367 1998
VIP Paris Yacht Hôtel
Imagine you getting married on a place where you watch out the window and you see the Eiffel Tower beautifully blinking in the night sky. And then, ten minutes later you watch out again, but instead of the Eiffel Tower you see now the magical Musée d'Orsay passing by, and a few moments later you find yourself standing in front of the Notre Dame. What would be better than having the whole of Paris at one wedding location? Well, there is a way! Its called Le VIP Paris Yacht Hotel:
Le VIP Paris Yacht Hotel is a romantic luxury yacht the sails along the Seine while you are getting married. It provides 24 rooms including 6 suites with private spa. For your ceremony and dinner you can invite up to 90 guests.
Le VIP Paris - Yacht Hotel
7 Port de la Rapée, 75012 Paris,
Tel. +33 1 44 68 06 38
Maison de l’Amérique Latine
Imagine to hold your ceremony in beautiful quite yard where you can hear the birds singing -an intimate and peaceful setting. A yard with a perfectly green grass and some old big trees that provide natural shadow on a warm summer day. There are several magical places like this just outside of Paris, true. But there aren't many in the city center, and just one right in the heart of Saint-Germain. La Maison de L’Amérique Latine:
La Maison de L’Amérique Latine, which is currently used as a cultural space, consists of two magnificent private mansions, the Hôtel de Varengeville and the Hôtel Amelot de Gournay, both built at the beginning of the 17th century. This wedding venue offers you a perfect ambience to make your romantic dream wedding come true. The interior is exquisitely decorated with both modern classic and classical French neoclassical furniture. But its the wonderful garden in the very hearth of Paris, that makes this venue a unique place to celebrate your wedding.
La Maison de L’Amérique Latine
217 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris
Tel. +33 1 49 54 75 10
If you are looking for the ultimate luxury wedding in Paris, The Peninsula might be your place. This luxury hotel offers everything you could dream of, and all in a wonderful setting in the middle of Paris.
The hotel is Located at Avenue Kléber, an area where you will find the most exclusive stores and some of the best restaurants of Paris. The venue offers a secret location on the highest point of the hotel: a terrace for only for two people, designed for the ultimate romantic diner with impressive views over iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower or the Sacré-Cœur.
To make a grand entrance at your wedding, the hotel will pick you up in their vintage 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom — a beautifully restored car, that exists worldwide only four times. And if you need some relaxation before your big day, the wonderful spa area in the basement of this luxury hotel will be just perfect.
19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris
+33 (0) 1 58 12 66 37
The Westin Paris - Vendôme
If you like the idea of holding your wedding at a luxury hotel in the center of Paris, you should keep reading. Perfectly located between the Louvre and Place Vendôme, facing the famous Tuileries Garden, we find the The Westin Paris - Vendôme, one of Paris most splendid wedding venues.
This luxury hotel built at the end of the 19th, offers 428 rooms and some of the city’s most impressive, historic, and accommodating salons, including three grand salons decorated with exquisite Second Empire-style frescoes. The largest of the salons can accommodate up to 700 guests. If you need time to relax, make yourself comfortable at the spa Six Senses which offers all sorts of high quality treatments to put you in perfect shape for your wedding day.
3 Rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris
Tel. +33 1 44 77 11 11
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Is there anything more romantic than getting married at a real castle? Paris has it all, at least if you are willing to travel one hour south-east to the picturesque town Maincy and its impressive Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
The French baroque castle was built during the 16th century and was the chosen venue for stars as like Eva Longoria and Tony Parker when they decided to get married in 2007. You could fly in by helicopter, or launch your own fire work in the 40 hectares big French garden. But as you can imagine, reserving this special venue for a private event has its price - the wedding of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker supposedly cost around 2 million euro.
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
+33 1 64 14 41 90
Pavillon Cambon Capucines
Another highly demanded wedding location in Paris is Pavillon Cambon Capucines. This wonderful wedding venue is excellently situated next to Place Vendôme and Opéra Garnier.
The trademark of Pavillon Cambon is the highly impressive Salon Mewès, a voluminous but yet very elegant room where you can hold the perfect wedding diner. The 10 meter high salon and its mezzanine provide dining place for up to 900 people. During the day it will be flooded by daylight thanks to its beautiful glass roof.
Another very useful space at this venue is the Salon Auditoriumi: it suits perfectly for a dance event or a projection, as it can be transformed into an auditorium with 375 seats and is fully equipped with the latest technology.
Pavillon Cambon Capucines
46 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris
Tel. +33 1 47 20 04 05
La Vigne de Paris Bagatelle
Getting married a romantic wine yard? I am quite sure that not only wine lovers and enologist would fancy such an idea. If you do, you should definitely look at the this amazing wedding location in the 16th arrondissement of Paris: La Vigne de Paris Bagatelle
La Vigne de Paris Bagatelle is a wine yard with 400 grapevines and a private mansion built at the beginning of the 19th century. The cocktail area offers space for 350 guests and the dining for up to 180. The venue includes a big terrace and a beautiful garden — its views on the grape wines and its peacefulness makes this this place perfect for a intimate and romantic wedding.
10 Route du Champ d'Entraînement, 75116 Paris
Tel. +33 1 45 01 61 43
This wonderful venue is located at the beginning of Paris's great forest Bois de Boulogne, close to the Avenue Foch and Place Victor Hugo.
The elegant building from 1878 shines with its emblematic architecture from the Belle Époque. The venue includes 4 different rooms that offer space for several hundred guests. The stunning Salon Maillot is perfect for your wedding dinner, as it provides direct access to the spacious garden area which is a wonderful place to hold an open-air cocktail or take some nice group photos with your wedding photographer.
Le Pavillon Dauphine Saint Clair
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75116 Paris
Te. +33 1 44 38 78 68
If you consider Pavillon Dauphine as your wedding venue, you might also have a look at Pavillon Royal. It is located in the middle of the wonderful Bois de Boulogne, Paris second largest park, just at the edge of Paris 16th arrondissement.
The Royal Pavillon combines heritage and modernity. The venue offers 3 different spaces with fully adjustable surfaces that provide space for up to 1.100 guests. The Royal Pavillon is built on an immense green area of 5 hectares, from which 800 m2 can be used for your outdoor ceremony. It offers stunning views over the Lake of Bois de Boulogne and is therefore the perfect wedding location for a couple that searches an intimate, quiet and elegant setting, just a step away from the city center of Paris.
Carrefour du bout des lacs /
Croisement route de Suresnes et route de la Muette, 75016 Paris
Tel : 01 58 01 11 11
the best wedding venue ...
... is where you are! Of course it is crucial that you choose a place where you feel yourself comfortable and a place that expreses your lifestyle. But in the end, the most important part of the wedding venue is you. A wedding location only becomes alive with its people, the get-together with your friends and family, the moments that you share with your couple and the memories that you will take home from that day.
I remember one of my clients had planned the perfect wedding at Château du Vivier. But unfortunately it was raining cats and dogs that day and the ceremony could not be held in front of the castle. The morning of the wedding day the bride was crying a lot, the wedding weren't going to be as she had dreamed of so many nights.
But a few weeks ago I had the chance to talk with them. They told me that of course they would have preferred to held the ceremony in front of the castle. But in retrospective they still remembered their day as the best day of their life, because of the wonderful moments they shared and lived that day with their loved ones!
Have you chosen yet your wedding location in Paris? Do you have another great venue that I did not mention in this post? If so, let me know in the comments!
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