We already know that France is one of the most romantic places for a destination wedding. Its different landscapes, architecture and climate mean that it is perfect for any couple. From scenic views, to the historical Normandy beaches, and the Côte d’Azur along the Mediterranean ocean, France can offer everything. But although Paris is the famous ‘city of love’, and every year thousands of people get engaged there, it seems that many loved-up couples, including some of Hollywood’s most famous, find the south of France to be ‘the one’ for their intimate ceremony.
In the past few years, France’s beautiful architecture has seen the likes of Tom Hardy and Halle Berry say their ‘I do’s, which is a good enough reason as any to get out our suitcases and take our weddings to somewhere with a little more to offer artistically, culturally and, of course, with the weather!
And, although it may take a few weeks or months to convince your other half, you know you can guarantee a wedding your guests will remember forever. Fortunately for you, we have got together a few suggestions for venues and wedding planners so you do not have to search from across the Atlantic.
Your Wedding Venue
Somewhere on a hilltop overlooking Grignan is Domaine De Sarson. Over 15 hectares of land, enveloped by beautiful lavender fields, couples can say those special words. With shaded patios and swimming pools for that all important wedding photo album, it is the perfect place for couples to host an event in a safe, secluded area for as many as 250 seated guests.
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For weddings inside or out, they have it all. For the cocktail party, the wedding dinner and the next day brunch, couples and guests can enjoy 400 square metres of covered patios including an open white brick barn and a refined and relaxing countryside setting… a dream site to host a wedding.
What makes this place so accommodating is that it is able to welcome most of a couple’s guests to stay in its 77 beds, giving it a feeling of being a big family home!
Located in the heart of a vineyard in the south of France, this 17th century château offers couples the chance to see exactly why France is so popular for a romantic ceremony. With over 24 bedrooms, 8 cottages, restaurants and wine bars for everyone, you can give your guests a real taste of French culture. And, of course, you can always rely on the weather for a picturesque setting in their private vineyard.
In a protected environment in the heart of the Provence countryside, La Bastide des Barattes gives your guests a beautiful garden to enjoy. With a swimming pool and bedrooms that can accommodate up to 12 people, you will feel at home but without the stress of daily life, and we are sure your guests will to!
Who To Hire
My Wedding in Provence is a company entirely dedicated to organising destination weddings in the South of France. Over the past few years, Claire and Caroline have found the most enchanting venues in Provence and the very best local and international suppliers in the wedding industry.
If you are searching for a region filled with authentic French charm, Gascony is the one you want. Filled with archaeological reserves and traditional towns, you and your guests can enjoy all of what France has to offer in the lead up to your big day. Katy, at Chic Events in France, knows exactly how to provide what you want. With links to caterers who excel in the art of the south-western French cuisine, and location providers, she can make your French fairy-tale come true!
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