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France Weddings By Settings

France Weddings By Settings

Castles

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If a castle with its own ancient chapel on the estate is what you dream of for your European destination wedding, click on the following link to check out the unique wedding venues listed in this section.

The most famous region for a castle wedding is the Loire Valley. With its multitude of grand and romantic castles such as Chambord, Chenonceaux, Azay-le-Rideau, Blois, Cheverny and Amboise, your guests will never be at a loss for places to visit. We can even organize private guided-tours of the most famous castles with wine tastings and/or cooking classes for you and/or small groups of your guests.

When one evokes the theme of a castle wedding, our mind is automatically drawn towards such historical personalities as Marie Antoinette or Cinderella or other fairytale princesses. Images of horse-drawn carriages swarm our heads, of kings and queens past, of towers and turrets and romantic balconies, intimate, hidden chapels and romantically lit diamond chandeliers. For a truly whimsical, decadent and traditional French wedding, a castle venue is without doubt the wedding venue for you!

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Villas

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Should your idea of the perfect French wedding be an outdoor beach wedding or seaside wedding, the stunning wedding venues we have selected for you here will make you want to jump on an airplane now! The south of France and notably the French Riviera or Côte d'Azur has a multitude of luxury private villas, castles perched on the side of sandstone cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or private beaches for you to hire for your wedding.

Imagine your wedding ceremony taking place under a beautiful floral arch set around a swimming pool with floating candles and flowers in a stunning private villa overlooking the sparkling Azur-blue Mediterranean Sea in a town such as Cannes, Nice, St Tropez, Antibes or Monte Carlo in Monaco. All of these coastal wedding locations evoke not only visions of sunshine, sea and sand but also of luxury, comfort and breathtaking seaside wedding venues and private beaches.
 

Seaside

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Should your ideal destination wedding venue be a seaside setting then France has a variety of coastal landscapes to offer you. Starting in the north of France, you may choose to celebrate your wedding in one of the pretty fishing villages in Normandy. Some of our favorites include Mont Saint Michel, St Malo, Honfleur, Deauville, Trouville and Bayeux. Tudor style houses in quaint and picturesque villages dot the landscape in this pretty region of northern France.

Moving west and down onto the Atlantic coast, perhaps the rugged and wild coasts of Brittany reflect your personalities better. In this case, why not consider some of the pretty coastal towns of Quimper, Brest, Vannes or Roscoff? Moving further south you have a multitude of other seaside settings that can play host to your French destination wedding such as La Rochelle, the Ile de Ré, Arcachon near Bordeaux or Biarritz near the Spanish coast. All of these towns offer beautiful venues often with impressive ocean backdrops.

Finally, we cannot end without evoking the famous French Riviera which offers some of the most breathtaking outdoor beach or seaside wedding venues. From a luxury private villa to a castle perched on the side of sandstone cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or a private beach, the possibilities are endless and each as attractive as the next. Imagine hosting your special day in a town such as Cannes, Nice, St Tropez, Antibes or Monte Carlo in Monaco. What could be more romantic or enchanting than you exchanging your wedding vows under a brilliant blue sky surrounded by sea, sand, luxury and comfort and breathtaking coastal views?

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Mountains

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Nothing could be more impressive than a mountain setting for your authentic French wedding. Consider not only the beautiful French Alps, but also the Pyrénées or the Jura-mountains respectively in the south west and north east of France. The magnificent beauty of the mountains makes for a breathtaking backdrop.

Imagine your wedding reception being held in an intimate log cabin on a snow-capped mountain or in a luxurious chalet or mountain resort in such prestigious towns as Chamonix, Chambéry, Megève, Courchevel, Méribel, Mont Blanc or around the beautiful Lake Annecy. Ideal for a summer or winter wedding, a mountain setting never fails to impress and enchant your wedding guests.
 

Wine Regions

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For the quintessential French wedding, your choice of venue may very well be swayed by your favorite choice of wine. Whether you prefer the full-bodied Bordeaux red wines,  the sweet and delicate white wines of the Alsace region or the exciting wines that Burgundy has to offer including Beaujolais and Chablis, you will be spoiled for choice and never at a loss to host your wedding in a beautiful region of France.
 
There are no less than ten major wine regions throughout France consisting of : Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Côtes du Rhône, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire Valley, Provence, Corsica and the South-West. Matching your culinary and oenological tastes to your choice of wedding venue could provide the perfect theme to your authentic French wedding where wine and good food go hand-in-hand.
 

National Monuments

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For many, France is the symbol of romance, picturesque and dramatic landscapes and delicious food and wine. When considering where to host your authentic French wedding, don't forget that the photos you take home will be your ever-lasting memory of your unforgettable destination wedding in France. What could be more representative of France than hosting your wedding in the City of Love, Paris, with a breathtaking backdrop of the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame Cathedral? Imagine sailing down the River Seine on your private luxury yacht or dining in one of the most historic and beautiful mansions the city has to offer or celebrating your intimate wedding ceremony at the famous Rodin Museum in the heart of Paris.
 
But don't limit your choice to Paris! Other famous national monuments can be found throughout France and include the Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, Versailles Castle, Chartres Cathedral and the impressive castles of the Loire Valley such as Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny and Amboise, to name but a few. Indeed, a multitude of famous cities and monuments throughout France can provide the perfect backdrop for your intimate or grand wedding. The photos will be the proof and memory of your wonderful day.
 

Boat Cruises

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If Paris is the most beautiful city in the world, then the River Seine is its most beautiful avenue and a private Parisian yacht its best ambassador. Imagine your intimate wedding ceremony being celebrated on the upper deck of a beautiful yacht as you glide past Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. The most luxurious yachts in Paris are available to transport you and your guests on an unforgettable journey of discovery through the City of Light.
 
Under a luminescent sky, no interruptions, no traffic, just you and your guests surrounded by the historical sites and splendor of an authentic Parisian evening. Enjoy your cocktail reception outdoors before moving inside for dinner and dancing. What could be more enchanting than a private river boat cruise on the romantic River Seine as your destination wedding venue in France?
 

Churches

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When choosing the ideal venue for your wedding in France, don't forget to consider what type of ceremony you would like before committing to the venue. Your personal wedding coordinator will advise you on the types of churches or chapels in the vicinity of your shortlist of venues and whether or not you are able to use them for your wedding service.

The type of wedding ceremonies that can be held in France range from Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran to Presbyterian, Evangelical or non-denominational. Purely symbolic ceremonies with no religious content are sometimes accepted in ancient churches.

You are looking for a small and quaint chapel with a remarkable romantic ambiance set in a pretty French village or a magnificent cathedral for a breathtaking religious ceremony in the heart of Paris? Perhaps a chapel nestled in a small French historic village, perched on a steep mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is your idea of heaven or an Italian-inspired 18th century church boasting amazing baroque-inspired architecture and magnificent marble floors. Whatever your wishes, a multitude of possibilities await you around France.

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