Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a magnificent testament to a bygone era of opulence and grandeur. Set atop the picturesque peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, this stunning property offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Constructed between 1905 and 1912 and inspired by the palaces of the Italian Renaissance and the grand estates of Venice, the villa is a treasure trove of art, architecture, and horticulture.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is ideally located between the bustling city of Nice and the glamorous principality of Monaco. This idyllic destination has long been a playground for the rich and famous and is easily accessible, just a short drive from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, which is approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) away.
Let’s explore the villa’s exquisite gardens and breathtaking interior spaces. Discover why it is one of the most enchanting venues for your wedding on the French Riviera.
One of the most enchanting aspects of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is its beautifully landscaped gardens, which provide a breathtaking backdrop for any special occasion. The Spanish Garden is perfect for welcome cocktails, the Florentine Garden offers an exquisite setting for wedding ceremonies, and the french garden is perfect for receptions.
Start your wedding at Villa Ephrussi with a welcome cocktail in the Spanish Gardens. Stepping into the Spanish Gardens, you are instantly transported to the vibrant atmosphere of Andalusia. The area is adorned with terracotta tiles, colorful geraniums, and bougainvillea, along with fragrant citrus trees that fill the air with a delightful aroma. The garden’s lush greenery and stunning water features are the perfect backdrops for mingling and enjoying a refreshing cocktail.
There’s no better place for your wedding ceremony than the Florentine Gardens. Inspired by the romantic gardens of Italy, the Florentine Garden is characterized by its elegant balustrades and a magical view overlooking Villefranche Bay, creating a picturesque and unforgettable atmosphere for your destination wedding.
The Florentine Garden can comfortably accommodate wedding ceremonies of up to 80 guests, providing ample space for your friends and family to witness your union in this serene and intimate setting. Alternatively, the garden can also serve as a sophisticated cocktail area, where your guests can enjoy delicious refreshments amidst the stunning surroundings.
If you are seeking a grand and sophisticated setting for your wedding reception, look no further than the French-Style Garden at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. With its remarkable water displays, lush vegetation, and captivating views of the Mediterranean Sea, this garden provides a stunning backdrop for receptions and al fresco dining experiences.
The elegant and well-manicured garden design, inspired by the classic French gardens of the 17th century, creates a refined atmosphere for your destination wedding on French Riviera.
With a capacity for up to 300 guests for a seated dinner, the French-Style Garden is ideal for couples who wish to celebrate their love on a grand scale. The versatile space allows for various event configurations, from intimate ceremonies to elaborate receptions under the stars.
The Patio at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is where the party will take place after 11 PM. This magnificent space is supported by stunning Verona pink marble columns, creating an atmosphere of grandeur and sophistication that is perfect for dinners, cocktails, and dancing parties. The Patio’s exquisite design, combined with its impressive size, make it an ideal choice for hosting various events.
With a capacity to accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner, this opulent space ensures that your celebration can continue late into the night, regardless of the weather. In accordance with local regulations, all dances and loud music must be moved to the Patio after 11 pm, allowing you and your guests to celebrate in style without disturbing the tranquil surroundings of the estate.
The Oriental Room at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a delightful space for an indoor ceremony or intimate reception. This charming lounge, inspired by exotic Eastern designs, is perfect for smaller gatherings and offers an atmosphere of warmth and sophistication.
With the capacity to accommodate 80 guests for a ceremony and seating for up to 60 guests for a dinner, the Oriental Room is ideal for more personal celebrations with close friends and family. The room’s exquisite decor and plush furnishings create a luxurious ambiance that is sure to impress your guests. One of the highlights of the Oriental Room is its exceptional view over Villefranche Bay. As night falls, the twinkling lights of the bay create a truly enchanting atmosphere that will captivate your guests and make your special day even more memorable.
Although there are no bedrooms at the Villa, there are several upscale hotels nearby and the rental includes The Bride’s Apartment, an elegantly decorated space, adorned in a romantic and classical style, providing the perfect setting for the bride to prepare for her special day in comfort and luxury.
Consider investing in the musical fountains show during the transition from the ceremony in Florentine Garden to the reception in the French Garden. It will make a lasting impression on all your guests.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild offers exclusive hire of the premises from 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM from September to June and from 8:00 PM to 3:00 AM in July and August. You can add an hour of hire until 4 AM for 10% of the total hire price. You can also start at 7:00 PM in July and August for an additional fee of 6000€.
Celebrate your love with Magic Day at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – a venue that promises to make your wedding day an unforgettable experience on the dazzling French Riviera.
Private hire rates start at 80,000€ +22% VAT and vary according to the following factors:
The price includes complete privatization of the villa with access to all reception areas, third-party liability insurance, security team, cleaning staff.
For a quality wedding at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, it is best to budget at least 180,000€ for weddings of 70-80 guests and from 2,000€ per person for larger celebrations.
With a range of options and configurations available, you can create the perfect celebration in the enchanting setting of this historic French Riviera estate.
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