The 15 Best Places to Get Married in France

When you're ready to take a big leap in your life and say "I do" to your future partner, it's super important to think about every little detail.

If you’ve decided you want to get married in France (excellent choice!), your next decision will be the wedding venue – and with so many factors to consider where do you start?

Below we look at the top 15 luxury wedding venues for couples looking to tie the knot in France.

Countryside Elegance

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Chateau du Grand Luce, Loire valley

For a memorable destination wedding in the stunning Loire Valley, the Chateau du Grand Luce is a breathtaking choice.

Designed in a neo-classical style, its grand facade is the perfect backdrop to your wedding photos. Tie the knot in the extensive landscaped grounds or celebrate in the royal proportions of the exquisite ballroom. Every crafted detail, from the Orangery to the swimming pool and secret gardens, creates a backdrop of unrivalled grandeur with luxe accommodation. The chateau also has its own restaurant, and you can choose to celebrate on the exquisite terrace.

Take the TGV to Le Mans or fly to Tours, then step back in time for the perfect wedding. Whether you want to celebrate on a grand scale or enjoy an intimate moment, Chateau du Grand Luce has it all.

*At Matthew Oliver Weddings, we REALLY love this venue, having planned some amazing weddings there over the years!

Chateau des Joyaux, Loire valley

This fairytale chateau with its private chapel is the perfect venue for an opulent wedding you’ll never forget.

Known as the 'Petit Chambord', this exquisite castle is built in the French Renaissance style. The magnificent grounds and romantic lake are a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photos. The venue oozes luxury and indulgence, you can even pamper yourself with spa services before your wedding or arrange to ride to the chapel on horseback.

Just thirty minutes from the beautiful walled town, Chateau des Joyaux is a magnificent backdrop for your wedding. What’s more, with the Cointreau distillery and some of the world’s greatest sparkling wines on the doorstep you can toast your wedding in style.

Chateau Carignan, Bordeaux

Set in the heart of some of the best vintages in the world, Chateau Carignan is a gorgeous setting for your wedding.

With bags of charm, this working vineyard is a beautiful and intimate destination. Just a few kilometres from Bordeaux and situated south-southwest to make the most of the golden light, the Chateau makes a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos.

From April to August, the vines are at their very best, so if a classic vineyard wedding is what you crave, let Chateau Carignan work its magic. And don’t forget to toast the bride and groom with the chateau’s world-class red and rosé wines.

Domaine de la Rose, Provence

For enchanting Provence perfection for your wedding, try the seventeenth-century Domaine de la Rose. This traditional Provencal farmhouse offers visitors the ultimate in quiet luxury, with outstanding accommodation, its own outdoor pool and a gourmet restaurant.

The soft light of Provence is ideal for your wedding photos. And the Domaine offers a variety of stunning backdrops and traditional Provencal landscapes, from olive trees and the rocky Alpilles to the soft haze of lavender fields. Explore the sprawling gardens on foot or by bicycle.

If every detail counts, then the Domaine de la Rose team are on hand to ensure your wedding is exceptional.

Chateau de Tourreau, Provence

Celebrate your wedding in the beautiful grounds of the Chateau de Torreau. This gorgeous chateau with its own chapel has an illustrious history and sits on twenty acres of beautiful grounds. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your wedding under the trees or beside the outdoor pool.

With accommodation for 15 guests, the chateau is a beautiful place for a hideaway wedding in the heart of Provence. The dry, hot summers and endless sunlight make for fantastic wedding photos, although the chateau is also available in the mild winters for a more relaxed vibe.

A full range of services are available so you can enjoy your wedding breakfast on the chateau terrace or celebrate with cocktails by the pool. Easily accessible from Marseille, Chateau de Torreau offers the ultimate in wedding elegance.

Luxury 5-Star Hotels

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, French Riviera

The name Rothschild is synonymous with luxury. And the magnificent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, set in sumptuous gardens overlooking the sea, is an exceptional choice of wedding venue on the Riviera. Just imagine your wedding photos as the sun sinks slowly into the Mediterranean.

Located in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, this remarkable venue, with its signature pink colour, is highly sought after. The villa can seat 230 guests inside and up to 300 outside, making it the ideal summer wedding venue. The Temple of Love makes a stunning and sophisticated backdrop to your ceremony. In addition, the illuminated fountains make for an unforgettable entrance.

Located close to Monaco Heliport and Nice Airport, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is an elegant venue for an unforgettable wedding.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, French Riviera

There's nowhere better for a chic Riviera wedding than the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. This spectacular wedding venue can accommodate 100 guests, with seating for up to 450. So, if you're dreaming of a grand wedding under blue Mediterranean skies, this is the ideal venue.

Your ceremony takes place in the majestic Grand Allée, a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. What’s more, you can dine by the water’s edge, watching a magical sunset.

This extraordinary venue is nestled in verdant parkland on the edge of the crystal waters of the Mediterranean at Cap d’Antibes. With its own Dior Spa, restaurants and bars, villas and suites and a luxury limousine service from your point of arrival, this glamorous venue is a fabulous wedding destination. 

Hôtel de Crillon, Paris

If you crave a wedding in the capital of romance, try the sophisticated luxury of the Hotel de Crillon. This five-star venue in the heart of the city offers understated grandeur with culinary and well-being experiences on tap. And this fairytale location, with its historic salons and magical setting overlooking the Place de La Concorde, is perfect for a chic Parisian wedding.

The Crillon team will help you plan every detail of your day, from signature spa treatments to exquisite flowers and unforgettable wedding photos against the backdrop of Paris and the sparkling Eiffel Tower. Each suite perfectly balances quiet luxury and antique charm, and this celebrity hotel is the ideal venue for an elegant and intimate wedding.

Fly into Paris Orly or take the Eurostar to Gare de Nord and enjoy a private luxury car transfer arranged for you by the concierge.

Hôtel Cap-Estel, Cote d’Azur

Are you looking to celebrate your wedding in laidback luxury on the Cote d'Azur? Then the Hôtel Cap-Estel is a fabulous choice of venue. This secluded boutique hotel is set in beautiful grounds that sweep down to the sea, supplying magical landscapes for your wedding photos.

From the infinity pool to the discreet penthouse suites with their own terrace, the Hotel Cap-Estel is the perfect venue for a chic and intimate wedding. The Temple of Love, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Mediterranean, is ideal for classic weddings or a small-scale elopement with a handful of guests.

Featuring a Sothys spa with its sauna overlooking the sea and Michelin-starred dining, the Hotel Cap-Estel offers guests relaxed enchantment. Drive down along the Monaco-Nice corniche or fly from Nice airport or Monaco heliport and enjoy your wedding in this haven of peace and calm on the Cote d’Azur.

Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French Riviera

Get married in style at the magnificent Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat. This iconic hotel's timeless glamour and elegance make it a favourite of celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill. And its sumptuous suites and villas are the perfect accommodation for you and your guests.

Hotel staff are available to organise your dream wedding down to the last detail. From craft cocktails infused with local herbs and gourmet Provençale cuisine to breathtaking ocean views and lush gardens, this prestigious venue is the perfect setting for your unique wedding.

Located between Monaco and Nice, at the tip of the exceptional Cap-Ferrat peninsula, this highly sought-after venue is not to be missed. Fly in from Nice or Monaco, and enjoy old-school Riviera glamour for an unforgettable wedding.

Paris Elegance

Four Seasons Hotel George V

Paris is the city of lovers, and what could be more romantic than booking the iconic Eiffel Tower Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel George V? Located just off the Champs Elysees, the most beautiful boulevard in the world, The Hotel George V promises a magical wedding experience, the impressive white marble staircase is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

The wedding specialists at Hotel George V can help you plan every detail of an intimate celebration or a lavish, large-scale ceremony. Say your vows in the beautiful Coeur de Marbre, then feast on Michelin-starred creations in the elegant salon, giving your wedding the stunning showcase it deserves.

This fully-featured hotel offers a five-star spa experience with an indoor pool and sophisticated dining in its restaurants. Situated in the beating heart of the City of Lights, the concierge can arrange a limousine service from Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airport.

Château de Versailles

The stunning Chateau of Versailles is a dream destination if you crave the ultimate fairytale wedding. With its rich history and breathtaking interiors, a wedding at Versailles is like no other.

The Gallery of Battles can host 800 guests in luxurious surroundings for a spectacular large-scale celebration. Or try the ornate Cotelle Gallery that opens onto the magnificent gardens. For a lavishly romantic affair, the Orangery holds up to 1,200 guests for dinner, while couples looking for something a little different will enjoy the neo-Gothic style of the Hall of the Crusades. Just imagine your wedding photos at Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon or some of the most iconic and romantic backdrops on earth.

This impressive chateau is just thirty minutes from Paris and easily accessible by train.

Shangri-La Hotel Paris

Tucked away in the chic 16th Arrondissement, the Shangri La is a prince’s palace turned luxury hotel in the shadow of the iconic Eiffel Tower. It's the perfect backdrop for an elegant and intimate wedding celebration in one of its Empire-style salons. The staff at the Shangri-La will plan every detail of your celebration, from cocktails to Croquembouche, while you relax in the world-class spa.

Celebrate your ceremony in the exceptional gardens and enjoy cocktails on the Eiffel Terrace - the perfect location for wedding photographs against the backdrop of the dazzling Tower. The hotel itself delivers the perfect balance of history and modernity, tucked away on a quiet boulevard and hosting up to 300 guests for your celebration.

This discreet and sophisticated hotel is just 30 minutes from Orly and 45 minutes from Charles de Gaulle. A limousine service is available from your point of arrival.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and arrange your wedding at this effortlessly chic and quintessentially Parisian hotel. Celebrate in gilded elegance at the heart of the City of Lights and book into Carrie’s favourite suite, 609, with breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower - the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

From the Dior Spa to Le Salon Haute Couture, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée oozes glamour. And it’s an elegant destination year-round, transforming into a winter wonderland for December weddings. Have your cake created by Angelo Musa, patisserie world champion, and explore Paris from your bolthole on the sought-after Avenue Montaigne with its designer boutiques and iconic views. The hotel staff will help you plan every detail of your dream wedding, from exquisite blooms to Michelin-starred dining.

It couldn’t be easier to arrive in style at your haute couture destination hotel. Just arrange a chauffeur-driven Mercedes to meet you at your chosen airport or Garde du Nord.

The Ritz Paris

What better place to say I do than the Ritz Hotel in the very heart of Paris? Located on the elegant Place Vendome in the 1st Arrondissement, the Ritz is close to the delightful Tuileries Gardens for unforgettable wedding photos.

As you'd expect from a five-star hotel, the Ritz provides a complete wedding service so that you can plan your celebrations down to the last detail. The epitome of Parisian elegance, the gorgeous salons and exquisite gardens are the perfect backdrop to your wedding, accommodating up to 400 guests for cocktails. Whether you want a lavish celebration or an intimate ceremony, the staff at the Ritz will take care of everything from beautiful blooms to an extravagant wedding cake while you relax with a spa treatment made for two.

For quiet opulence with sublime food and breathtaking rooftop views, the Ritz is hard to beat. The hotel is easy to reach by air or Eurostar, and a limousine service is available to collect you from your arrival point.

Not Sure Which Luxury Wedding Venue in France is For You? We Can Help!

Matthew Oliver Weddings are luxury wedding planners with an extensive knowledge of the best venues, suppliers and experiences to make your special day truly unforgettable. We love planning weddings in France, but we plan special events all over the world.

If you’re stuck with your wedding planning, get in touch with our friendly team of planners today – we’d love to chat through your ideas and create your dream wedding!

Written by Matthew Oliver

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