The way he asked to marry you was perfect, but from here on in it’s time to get thinking about where you’re going to hold your wedding reception..So, to help you out we have picked out some of our favourite fancy, Parisian locations just for you…
Situated in the 15th arrondissement, Hôtel Pullman is opening its doors to couples who are looking to host their wedding and wedding reception somewhere special. With a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic views throughout the ceremony, all from the tenth floor. Whilst enjoying Paris from above, you will also be able to sample some of its finest cuisine combining fresh produce with a modern, cosmopolitan influence. Above all, after what is guaranteed to be a long night of fabulous celebrations overlooking Paris at night, you will be able to stay in the Pullman’s many elegant rooms or even in one of their luxury suites.
The Pré Catelan’s rooms are among some of our favourites in Paris for good reason. This majestic venue has several stunning reception rooms that are able to house around a hundred or so guests. Thanks to Le Pré Catelan’s elegant architecture, its many sculptures and its beautiful park, this reception venue will definitely have all your guests talking. Le Pré Catelan is able to offer a large range of services such as a cloakroom service, a champagne reception, unlimited parking – perfect for saving your guests from having to find somewhere to park! Completely personalised food menus for your meal of choice are also available on request too.
Situated just a stone’s throw from La Place Vendôme in Paris’ first arrondissement, the Westin is sure to offer you the perfect wedding reception amongst some of Paris’s most prestigious décor. The hotel consists of thirteen salons all of which are available for hire, each offering a slightly different surrounding. Whichever room you pick you will feel like royalty surrounded by mirrors and marble. Experienced in hosting wedding receptions, you can also rely on the Westin to provide services such as background music, table decorations and flower displays. Of course there is also plenty of room to stay once the festivities are over, and we would highly recommend doing so. Once you’ve stayed the night in one of the Westin’s suites overlooking the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, you’ll understand where we’re coming from. As if that wasn’t enough, why not kick back with some friends the next day and stay for a gourmet brunch to finish your wedding celebrations in style.
Have you always dreamed of being surrounded by your nearest and dearest in one of the most beautiful settings in Paris, say the Palace of Versailles? Look no further than the Shangri-La, a five star hotel that is available for hire for wedding receptions. This Asian chain of luxury hotels first set out a couple of years ago with its first hotel established in Prince Roland Bonaparte’s apartment after some careful restoration in 2010. The Parisian hotel was awarded the title of ‘palace’ in 2014 and with good reason too. With its own spa, unrivalled views over the Seine and the Eiffel Tower, and the fact it’s within quick walking distance of lots of the best restaurants in the area, there’s everything to love about the Shangri-La. Choosing this hotel for your reception won’t leave you disappointed, they will do all they can to help you throw the reception you have always hoped for, leaving you to enjoy the day.
Another five star palace waiting to welcome you with open arms. The sheer beauty of this hotel will leave your guests speechless for a minute or two, and then it’ll be all that anyone talks about all year. The Peninsula will bend over backwards to make sure your reception is just as you have imagined and will listen to all your requests and do their utmost to deliver. Like most of our top picks on this list, of course you and your guests can retire to some of The Peninsula’s sumptuous rooms when you can’t dance anymore. As if that wasn’t enough, the hotel has its own spa with a pool and a team of relaxation professionals.
Located on Boulevard Saint Germain, La Maison de l’Amérique is often the hotel of choice for diplomatic and cultural exchanges between France and South America. The hotel has a selection of reception rooms on the ground floor available for hire for your wedding reception, many of which look out onto the hotel’s gorgeous gardens which span one hectare and are filled with centenary trees and statues. The combination of La Maison de l’Amérique Latine’s architecture and stunning surroundings make it a haven of peace perfect for celebrating a joyous occasion such as your wedding! If you’re looking for somewhere full of charm right in the heart of Paris, you can guarantee that La Maison de l’Amérique will be just that.
The Pavillon Dauphine is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful reception venues that Paris has to offer. The hotel was built at the start of the twentieth century and has a wealth of things to offer its clients. Having completely rethought its use of space, the hotel will reopen its doors on 22nd August next year leaving you to enjoy 900 square metres of reception space, across five separate salons, allowing you the space to invite around one thousand guests. If you would prefer an outdoor reception, you could hold your reception in the sunny gardens and terrace belonging to the hotel too.
Le Domaine de la Vigne de Paris Bagatelle in the city’s sixteenth arrondissement, is a unique, wine-making establishment right in the heart of Paris, now open for weddings! There is space for 250 for drinks and capacity for 90 people for a sit down meal – the perfect venue for those looking for a more intimate setting. Why not take the opportunity to show your guests around the vineyard too and taste some of La Vigne de Paris Bagatelle’s wines? In the heart of Paris, this little vineyard offers an idyllic spot with views of the mini-château – you’d think you were in the country!
Looking to celebrate in style? Take a look at the Hôtel Da Vinci. Situated in Saint Germain des Prés, this hotel has on offer a whole host of sophisticated rooms, perfect for you and your new husband and of course any guests that also wish to stay the night too! Why the name Hôtel Da Vinci? Well, just because at the beginning of the twentieth century the famous ‘Mona Lisa’ was one hidden in where the hotel is now built, just a few days after being unveiled. The history doesn’t stop there; each room is filled with traditional furniture and little historical vestiges to remind you of the hotel’s history. The Da Vinci also has its very own spa – the perfect place to relax with some girlfriends perhaps the night before the wedding…
Another charming location in the centre of Paris is the Hôtel Secret. It is made up of plenty of luxury rooms for you and your guests. Each one of them is designed to reflect a famous landmark or part of the capital, so if you’re a fan of art, a bedstead with some of the Musée d’Orsay’s most famous works is bound to excite the creatives among you. Most of the rooms come with a jacuzzi, offering the perfect way for you to relax as a couple. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not book the Moulin Rouge suite complete all the wonderful cabaret tropes…
If you’ve enjoyed our selection of the ten most prestigious places to get married in Paris, make sure you visit each of the establishments’ webpages and get your venue booked soon!