From a beautiful chateau to your own rustic village, we've hand-picked our top French wedding venues for a perfectly romantic destination wedding in France
A shutter clad, romantically-aged chateau with the smell of warmed lavender and herbs on the air – if you’re thinking of a destination wedding, you can’t get much more romantic than a French wedding. Imagine that golden French summer sun, dappled through the rustling poplar trees and tables adorned with rustically styled, pastel coloured blooms, on a day of fairy-tale proportions. A French destination wedding is a day you and your guests will never forget – for all the right reasons.
From chateaux to manor houses, medieval castle ruins to whole, hilltop villages, we’ve compiled our pick of the dreamiest French wedding venues to help you say “bonjour” to your perfect day.
Château du Bijou – Influencer French Wedding of Dreams
We couldn’t not be inspired by the impeccably stylish Victoria of In The Frow social empire. Victoria and husband, Alex’s, wedding at Château du Bijou last summer had us daydreaming at our desks. The family owned and run chateau in the heart of Provence is an exclusive use wedding venue for up to 120 of your nearest and dearest. Surrounded by French countryside, with a swimming pool and tennis courts there’s plenty to keep you and your guests busy before the big day.
Château du Puits es Pratx – Stress-Free Destination French Wedding
This sublimely elegant Napoleon 3rd Château, near Narbonne and Carcassonne, in the South of France, offers a relaxed ‘home style’ destination French wedding. Perfect for those looking for stress-free wedding planning, Château du Puits es Pratx offer two simple, but comprehensive, wedding packages – ensuring you have everything for the big day without breaking the bank.
Le Moulin de la Tuilerie – French Country Estate near Paris
Why have just one French home for your wedding, when you can have a whole estate of six properties. The former home of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor will ensure you don’t just walk in the footsteps of royalty – you’ll feel it too. Just forty minutes from Paris, you and your wedding guests will have the whole of Le Moulin de la Tuilerie to enjoy your special day – without worrying about the neighbours!
Grand Château – For Those Going Big on the Special Day
Can’t decide who to invite and who misses out? Invite them all when you’re getting hitched at Grand Château. This beautifully restored 19th century chateau, in South-West France, set in the heart of its own 360 hectares of lush greenery, caters for 350 people. With two castles, terraces, towers, fountains, swimming pool, banquet hall and French history in abundance, your French wedding dreams are sure to come true.
Hotel du Cap Eden Roc – The Epitome of French Luxury
With its classic cream façade; Gatsby-style, Riviera glamour; majestic 50m alleyway (often used as an aisle for weddings); beautiful pavilion which melts into the shore; not forgetting the impeccable service and Michelin star cuisine, this 5-star luxury hotel only accepts a small handful of weddings a year to maintain its reputation as an exclusive getaway. For a wedding that will take your breath away, head to Hotel du Cap Eden Roc.
Domaine du Beyssac – Boho Romance in the Remains of a Serene French Abbey
Rustic romance at it’s most magical, Domaine du Beyssac is a medieval abbey in the grounds of a stunning French Chateau – just south of Toulouse with views of the majestic Pyrenees mountains. Warm weather, delicious authentic food, welcoming locals and a beautiful rustic village – everything will be organised by the bilingual wedding team. Perfect for a relaxed destination French wedding with an earthy spiritual vibe.
For more ideas on how to create a truly French style wedding, whether here at home in the UK or in France, take a peek at our blog posts '10 Super Chic Ideas' and '10 French Wedding Traditions' - perfect for giving your special day some 'je ne sais quoi'.