FRANCE'S TOP WEDDING VENUES
Earlier this year I announced the exciting news that Blush & Bowties is now offering destination wedding planner. I've always been drawn to the Parisian lifestyle and the idyllic settings the many regions of France offers for weddings. In preparation for our expansion into destination weddings, I dug in and began researching. After thoroughly scouring blogs, magazine and websites, I surfaced with a list of France's top wedding venues. If you are interested in a destination wedding to beautiful France, don't hesitate to reach out to us here!
Nestled in a 3-hectare park, this unique wedding venue located on the French Riviera oversees the medieval town of Grasse, one of the wonders of the region. Chateau Satin Georges is truly a dream wedding location offering a ceremony location with sea views, a cocktail reception on the terrace of Château with its breath-taking views of the Côte d’Azur followed by a gourmet dinner on the terrace.
Château de Lisse is located in Gascony South-West France only 1 hour south of Bordeaux. The Chateau is set amongst forest and sweeping grounds, fenced in deer park and three lawned terraces and is considered one of the most historical Châteaux in Gascony. It is a great example of rustic charm, blended with elegance, nature and beauty, wrapped up in history and wonder.
Chateau de Robernier is located just outside the village of Cotignac, voted "the most charming village in Provence". This top wedding venue in France is a truly unique fairytale castle, set in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by a magical atmosphere. The options for your celebration onsite are endless; get married in their chapel, celebrate in the courtyard and followed by dancing in the ballroom.
Bastide St Mathieu is a magnificent 18th century manor house, private villa and boutique hotel located in Grasse at the heart of the Cote d’Azur countryside. The property offers a taste of Provence at only minutes from the glamorous French Riviera coastline. Surrounded by a hectare of luscious gardens, the 300 year old country house has been both modernized and restored with meticulous care to combine understated, chic luxury with tradition and comfort. Bastide St Mathieu is an excellent venue for a wedding garden party. There is room for up to 180 guests on the terraces for the dinner.
Of course we couldn't leave off this list one of Paris' more glamorous wedding venues, the Shangri-La hotel. Situated in the heart of Paris, this luxurious location offers old-world elegance at it's best! Choose from one of their many salons accommodating intimate gatherings to large celebrations.
Located in the Sarthe, Chéronne Castle welcomes all year round weddings. Chéronne Castle and its lush park are isolated from all urban activity by more than 400 hectares of wood. The river "La Chéronne" feeds the main body of water that serves as a refuge for a variety of wildlife.
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, located in the heart of the Côte d'Azur, is a legendary sanctuary with a distinguished guest list of royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood stars. The upscale hotel is the quintessential setting for an exclusive private wedding in high style. The secluded grounds include exquisite gardens, private coastline and fabulous event spaces.
Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild is one of the most beautiful and notable villas on the French Riviera located between Nice and Monaco. The garden consists of a high lawn in front of the villa and a large oval garden. The lawns are dressed with fire pots and large vases of Italian Renaissance style. The palms and bouquets of agaves bring an exotic note to the hotel's vibe.
The Chateau de Saint-Martory is a beautifully restored castle from the Renaissance period. This quintessential French wedding venue is located on the banks of the Garonne river. The Chateau is surrounded by historical rural buildings and beautiful woods. Host your ceremony under the walnut tree in front of the castle, followed by an alfresco dinner outside in the courtyard and dancing under the stars.
Chateau de Lacoste is located near the rivers Dordogne and Céou, overlooking a picturesque valley. The castle can accommodate up to 150 guests seated within the various reception rooms on the ground floor. There is also the options for a tented wedding outside on the terrace of the castle.
Named one of the top ten best wedding venues worldwide, the Château de Varennes sur le Doubs is a luxury estate to hire for weddings. Located in the sunny South Eastern part of France amidst the finest vineyards of Beaune in Burgundy, the property has belonged to the same family for 400 years and was recently fully refurbished by a famous designer team.
Close to the heart of the “Périgord Vert” in the Dordogne, and very near the regional capital (Périgueux), the three-star Hotel Château de la Cote is a beautiful conversion of a traditional French chateau that retains many features dating from its origins in the fifteenth century. Its round towers and turrets overlook a large wooded park and landscaped gardens, which offer the perfect setting for a wedding.
Located in the Bordeaux region of France, Château Soulac is elevated above the Dordogne river and has lovely sweeping views of the surrounding area. Le Soulac boasts two lovely barns, a generous courtyard and sweeping views over the Dordogne valley from its large grassed terrace.
Built in 1854 by one of the most eminent families of France (La Rochefoucauld) Chateau Challain is an exceptional example of net-gothic romanticism and is the perfect fairytale French chateau wedding venue.
Chateau de Kerouartz
Located on the edge of Aber-Wrac'h, Chateau De Kerouartz is one of France's top wedding venues. The chateau's Renaissance style architecture is a stunning background for a tented wedding set on the grounds of the historic location.
Le Château de Fère offers an ideal setting for weddings and exclusive use of the property. Located just a 1 hour drive from Paris, the castle dates back to the 17th century offers a gastronomic restaurant, swimming pool and spa facilities.
The Domaine de Vavril is set in the heart of Beaujolais and nicknamed "little French Tuscany". The estate is surrounded by vineyards with spectacular views of the neighouring valley. This 18th century wine estate has been completely renovated to provide an idyllic setting for weddings.
Chateau de la Ligne is nestled within a vineyard in Bordeaux and has become one of the most popular venues for wedding celebrations in France. The chateau's orangerie is used as the stunning setting for all celebrations. It can accommodate anywhere between 30 and 180 seated guests in the majestic gallery. Ten gothic arched windows flood the room with natural light. The Grand Entrance opens directly onto the magnificent garden.
Situated in the heart of Provence midst the Côtes du Rhône vineyards near Châteauneuf du Pape, a few minutes from Avignon, the Château benefits from all the charm of the Vaucluse region. This private estate offers an idyllic and tranquil wedding setting with numerous options to host celebrations onsite.
The Château de Carsix, one of France's top wedding venues, is located in the region of Haute Normandie near Paris. The Château is suited for wedding weekends as it can be rented exclusively for intimate receptions (less than 50 guests) or for larger events thanks to the Mirror room (100 guests) or marquee accommodating up to 280 seated guests.