5 Paris Wedding Venues plus How Much it Really Costs to Get Married There
France is definitely at the top of Wedding Sparrow readers' venue hotspot and Paris is just the most romantic city on earth so we don't blame you! But we know the logistics in planning a wedding from across the globe don't come easy so we have Fine Art Curation wedding planner and Paris specialist, Wonderstruck Weddings & Events today to give us the 411 on their Top 5 Paris Wedding Venues and How Much They Really Cost...
1. Château de Villette | Paris
"Château de Villette is a 17th-century château in Condécourt that is recognized as a historical landmark in France. Located only 40 minutes away from the centre of Paris (and also accessible by helicopter), the private estate sprawls 180 acres of woodland park and features two lakes, a magnificent cascade fountain, a swimming pool, and gardens that rival those at Versailles.
Aside from the main building, the property also houses an original 18th-century chapel, an orangery, and a glasshouse which in recent years, have all been renovated to the highest standards of modern comfort and luxury. An indoor dinner reception seats between 150-200 guests, with more ample seating options available in the garden. With on-site accommodation for up to 27 guests, Château de Villette truly embodies the essence of French elegance and is the perfect wedding venue for an authentic chateau experience. A full buyout of the property starts at €9000 per night, with a minimum two-night stay."
2. Musée Rodin | Paris
"The Musée Rodin is an 18th-century private mansion set on over 7 acres of beautiful Versailles-style gardens in the heart of Paris. Featuring classical architecture, stunning rocaille details, and of course the magnificent Rodin sculpture collection, this exclusive venue is the perfect choice for a chateau-inspired garden wedding in the city. The grand entrance hall of the Hôtel Biron seats up to 50 guests for a dinner, while the impressive garden seats up to 500 guests under a tented structure. Rates for the hall start from €12,000, and €43,750 for the garden.
Couples who appreciate art and history will also be delighted to offer private tours of the museum for their guests during the reception. Although there is no on-site accommodation, several luxury hotels are located nearby, including the Rosewood Hôtel de Crillon."
3. Château du Grand Lucé | Paris
"Located just south of Paris on 80 acres of Loire Valley beauty, the possibilities are endless at this opulent 18th century Hotel Château. Immaculately restored in 2019, the main château is a fine example of French neoclassical architecture and classic splendour. The lavish rooms and suites accommodate up to 44 guests on-site, with a full buyout starting at €25,000 per night, with a two nights minimum. Surrounded by a medieval wall and a historic white oak forest, the property also features a beautiful lake and meadows, a stunning Orangerie, and an exotic garden complete with a swimming pool. Working greenhouses and a potager garden supply the kitchen with organic vegetables, herbs, and fruit. In addition to the main château, the property also houses a spa and gym in the recently restored laundry house. The former stables were also newly renovated into an exquisite ballroom. With multiple courtyards, secret gardens, and unrestored buildings to explore, the options for a destination wedding retreat at Château du Grand Lucé are truly limitless."
4. Shangri-La Paris | Paris
"Located in the prestigious 16th arrondissement, this iconic building is the former Palais of Prince Roland Bonaparte (Napolean’s grandnephew) and boasts an enviable view overlooking the Eiffel Tower and Seine River. Featuring multiple salons including three that are listed as Historical Monuments, the opulent reception spaces are sure to transport you and your guests back to the glory of 19th century society days. Decorated with Louis XIV finesse complete with crystal chandeliers, a white marble fireplace, and a trumeaux mirror, the Grand Salon also opens into a private terrace with exquisite views of the Eiffel Tower. Booked alone, the Grand Salon seats 120 guests for dinner and up to 270 guests when combined with the adjoining two salons. In the summer months, the French-style garden is a perfect choice for an intimate ceremony or cocktail party for up to 50 guests. Room rental rates start from €3,500, and catering packages start at €305 per guest (minimum 20 guests). With 100 bedrooms (31 of which have an Eiffel Tower view!), as well as a spa and pool, the Shangri-La Paris is the ultimate choice for a refined Parisian stay during your destination wedding in France."
5. Domaine de Chantilly | Paris
"A crown jewel of French cultural heritage, the Domaine de Chantilly is one of the most exclusive venues in France. The main château holds the second largest collection of antique paintings after the Louvre, and several lavish reception spaces can host 40-160 guests for a seated dinner. Rates start at €12,300 for the spaces in the castle. Outdoors, the grounds boast three different styles of gardens dating from the 17th to 19th century: a French-style garden complete with a large flowerbed, an Anglo-Chinese garden, and an English Garden that features quite literally, an island of love perfect for a romantic ceremony. Rates for the gardens start at €8,000.
Additionally, Maison de Sylvie is a charming house with a French-style garden situated on the outskirts of the chateau grounds. This little Chantilly palace seats up to 150 guests for dinner, with rental rates starting at €3,900. Although there is no on-site accommodation, the Domaine de Chantilly is located only 40 minutes north of Paris, and up to 1,100 guests can be accommodated at the nearby partner hotels. If you are dreaming of a fairytale wedding in France, Domaine de Chantilly is easily one of the most enchanting venues for a magical wedding experience!"