13 French-style wedding venues in the US

Oct 16, 2023 | Planning
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France is a dream wedding destination for so many of us, however sometimes it’s just not practical for you and your guests to travel abroad for a destination wedding. Well worry not, as we have some fantastic French-style wedding venues in the US that honestly look and feel like they are straight out of Bordeaux, Provence or the Côte d’Azur. One of them actually IS - with its buildings being imported from Dijon!

Imagine the heady smell of lavender, blousy roses dancing in a light breeze, delicious wine, beautiful food, historic architectural buildings built in rustic stone - all the things you’d expect from a destination wedding in France, but located in the USA. So if you’re searching for the best French-style wedding venues in the US, then look no further and scroll on to discover 13 of our favorites.

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Cal a Vie

Cal-a-Vie, California

About: Cal-a-Vie is a dream location to get married. Not only French inspired, but the 300-year-old Parish House onsite was actually imported from Dijon in France! With gorgeous views and perfectly manicured gardens, plus a spa onsite - it’s a great place to host a relaxed but luxurious wedding.

Location: 29402 Spa Havens Way, Vista, CA 92084

Capacity: 120

Price range: $$$

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Chateau Nouvelle

Chateau Nouvelle, Texas

About: Chateau Nouvelle will transport you straight to France with its elegant turrets, gorgeous stairways and dreamy gardens. There is even a French-style courtyard where you can have your ceremony under beautiful stone arches.

Location: 14525 Champions Dr, Houston, TX 77069

Capacity: 100

Price range: $$

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Muckenthaler Mansion, California

About: If a French garden party is your wedding vibe, then Muckenthaler is the venue for you! With multiple garden spaces to choose from and a great in-house catering team to work with - planning a wedding here will be a breeze!

Location: 1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

Capacity: 400

Price range: $$

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La Fayette Park Hotel

Lafayette Park Hotel, California

About: Bringing French chateau elegance to East Bay, Lafayette Park is a beautiful spot to host your wedding if you’re looking for a French-style wedding venue in the US. The wishing well courtyard can accommodate up to 60 guests and literally looks like it’s been airlifted from Provence - however if your guest list is higher, the hotel has multiple spaces to choose from for your celebrations.

Location: Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 3287 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549

Capacity: 180

Price range: $$$

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Markham Winery

Markham Vineyards, California

About: Established by a French winemaker in 1874, if you’re looking for a French vineyard style venue in the US - then Markham couldn’t be any more authentic! The stone cellar and the courtyard are both incredible spaces to host a private event.

Location: 2812 St. Helena Hwy North, St. Helena, CA 94574

Capacity: 200

Price range: $$$

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San Ysidro Ranch, California

About: This exclusive resort is a spectacular place to host your wedding, whether you’re going intimate or inviting lots of guests, there is a space at San Ysidro Ranch that will be perfect for you. The gardens are beautiful, and the buildings ooze Provencial charm.

Location: 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Capacity: 150

Price range: $$$$

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Vizcaya, Florida

About: Vizcaya's location is hard to beat - right on the water at Biscayne Bay, it feels like a huge French mansion on the riviera, but is actually in the heart of Miami. There are incredible views at every turn, and a wedding here will definitely be one for the memory books.

Location: 3251 South Miami Ave, Miami Fl. 33129

Capacity: 300

Price range: $$$

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Malibu Rocky Oaks, California

About: Views of the Pacific Ocean don’t come any better than in Malibu. Set high up in the hills, above the mist, Rocky Oaks is a very special place to get married. Exclusively yours, you’ll feel as if the rest of the world has disappeared as you party the night away in this gorgeous vineyard.

Location: 107 Kanan Dume Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Capacity: 250

Price range: $$$$

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Biltmore Estate, North Carolina

About: An 800 acre estate, with the beautiful, sprawling Biltmore House at its heart. There are incredible grounds to explore, multiple places for guests to stay on site and even a winery. America’s largest house combines French chateau elegance with American history.

Location: One Lodge Street, Asheville, North Carolina, 28803

Capacity: 600

Price range: $$$

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Swan House, Georgia

About: Swan House and its gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America and provide the perfect historical European-inspired backdrop for your wedding ceremony. You can then party the night away in the ballroom, with its barrel vaulted ceiling, cherry-wood floors and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the illuminated wooded Quarry Garden.

Location: Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Capacity: 750

Price range: $$

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Beaulieu Garden, California

About: An historic vineyard in Napa Valley, CA, founded by a French family, Beaulieu events are run and managed by the incredible team at Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events so you’re in very good hands if you choose to get married here. The grounds are incredible - the scent of roses and lavender will take you straight to the South of France.

Location: Beaulieu Garden, 1901 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573

Capacity: 200

Price range: $$$$

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V. Sattui Winery, California

About: France’s beautiful vineyards are world renowned, but so are those of Napa Valley. If you’re searching for a French style wedding venue in the US, then look no further. Napa is a truly romantic destination, with beautiful landscapes, rustic charm and incredible wine flowing. V. Sattui even has a Michelin Star awarded Italian chef, to keep those European influences coming!

Location: 1111 White Lane (@ Hwy 29), St. Helena, CA 94574

Capacity: 200

Price range: $$$

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​Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil, California

About: Stylish surroundings and great food and drink are a given at an Auberge resort but if you’re looking for French charm in the US, then Auberge du Soleil is definitely the Auberge wedding venue for you. Literally designed to be a taste of Provence, the hotel is nestled into a 33 acre hillside of ancient oak and olive trees with incredible views and an amazing sense of peace. It’s a truly special place to host your wedding.

Location: 180 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573

Capacity: 120

Price range: $$$$


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