Weddings in South of France are made in Heaven. This seventy-odd kilometre shore used to be inhospitable until European aristocrats started the tradition to spend winters in the mild climate of this region in XIX century. Since then the land between Cannes and Menton have blossomed and gained popularity. In the mid-XX century, the high season switched to summer, when the new elite – artists, film stars and writers started coming here. Nowadays the French Riviera is an endless line of luxury hotels, private villas, and docks with huge yachts perfect for weddings, private and corporate events. The whole region bears the legacy of renowned artists who used to come here: Bonnard, Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Chagall and many others. Nice, Cannes, Monaco and numerous smaller villages in-between intrigue and allure visitors with their beauty and glamorous lifestyle. South of France is the destination for medium and large budget events. For smaller budgets we would recommend considering wedding in Montenegro.
Wedding planner in South of France
Magic Day is the only wedding planner in South of France that combines perfect knowledge of the destination with international wedding planning standards. Our team works in 11 European countries and has gained tonnes of experience planning world-class weddings, celebrations and events for clients from all over the world.
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Wedding venues in South of France
The South of France boasts of amazing wedding venues. Luxury hotels, beautiful villas, incredible mega yachts and old castles dot the seaside from Menton to Saint-Tropez. We have selected some of the most popular wedding venues in South of France for you. Have a look and get in touch to start planning your South of France weddings.
Historical South of France wedding venues
The pearl of Côte d’Azur, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild stands on the narrowest part of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula. The estate and its splendid gardens were built for Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild. She had a great taste and passion for collecting art, which explains why the Villa has an immense collection of fine pieces and glitters with sophistication. The collection of porcelain, chandeliers and wall paintings – every detail was carefully selected to suit this glorious setting. Elegant furniture and décor strike with perfection. The Villa is a land of divine beauty on the Riviera: French, Japanese, Spanish and Florentine gardens do remind of Eden. The gracious façade combines the features of Renaissance and Gothic style. See the place like this once and it will capture your heart and memories forever. For your glorious weddings in South of France the Villa has several perfect locations.
Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild would hold her receptions in the grand patio. The pink columns supporting the arches are made of Verona marble, copying the ornamentation of Venetian Palazzo Ducale. This 30-metre-high vaulted patio will serve as a majestic setting for your wedding.
The Villa’s Oriental dining room features eleven bay windows opening the refined Sèvres garden and the Bay of Villefranche. The lights from the Côte d’Azur and the anchored yachts create a magical scene at night.
The French garden lawns are appointed with large vases of Italian Renaissance style. Palm trees and clumps of agaves bring an exotic touch to the whole setting. Musical fountains gushing from the large pool look unique and original. More than 10,000 m² garden is perfect for a cocktail around the pools or open-air dinner. Add the breathtaking panorama and you will have everything for a magnificent wedding in the South of France.
La Rotonde Lenotre
La Rotonde Lenôtre, one of the chicest wedding venues in South of France and the true architectural masterpiece of the Belle Epoque once was a dining room of the old Hotel Bristol. This Historic listed monument is a circular building, topped with a dome that allows the light to highlight the beauty of its interior. La Rotonde is conveniently located 8 km from Nice and 10 km from the center of Monaco. It has a stunning placing in Beaulieu-sur-Mer where the sea meets the mountains in a tropical paradise. La Rotonde Lenôtre overlooks the marina and offers views of the sea and Cap Ferrat elegantly lined with palm trees. The Salons of La Rotonde Lenôtre, filled with the charm and refinement can be designed to suit all kinds of festive occasions. Your reception will be enhanced by subtle flavors of the prestigious cuisine. The reception rooms adapt to all private and business events and can accommodate 20 to 250 guests seated and up to 400 people for cocktails. Three flexible meeting rooms can accommodate up to 80 people for smaller events. Feel the magic of your South of France wedding at La Rotonde Lenôtre.
Domaine du Mont Leuze
The Domaine du Mont Leuze is another exquisite hilltop location for your weddings in South of France offering an incredible view of the whole Riviera. Just 10 minutes’ drive from Monaco and 5 from Nice will bring you to one of the best viewpoints in the region. This South of France wedding venue offers settings to suit any scale of events. A farmhouse in Provence style, La Chateau, offers two reception halls combining modern and classic décor. A 600 m2 patio in front of the chateau overlooks Mediterranean horizon and can host a cocktail reception for up to 600 guests. La Terrazzita and La Vista as well as lovely pool site la Piscine will be a better match for smaller events. Your guests can be accommodated in one 20 villas on the 13 hectares of private forest. The Domain’s chef will gladly surprise you with his culinary masterpieces. The Domain has something special to offer regardless the scale of your event.
Luxury Hotel Weddings in South of France
Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat
Located a short walk away from Villa Ephrussi, in a privileged and pristine part of Côte d’Azur on the point of Cap-Ferrat, the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel, enjoys a tranquil and unspoiled setting. It’s hard to believe it is only 25 minutes from Monaco, 30 minutes from Nice and 50 minutes from Cannes. This resort has always attracted the rich and famous. Among its renowned visitors are Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Picasso, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor. Luminous sunlight, deep-blue sea and wild beauty of surrounding park still draw couples to this South of France wedding venue. At the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat you can host your wedding in three unique settings – beautiful Mediterranean gardens, seaside terrace and an elegant salon. The mesmerizing greenery of landscape gardens is enhanced by picturesque seascapes. The signature element of Grand-Hotel is its lovely seaside swimming pool event venue club Dauphin. Hotel perfectly unites the natural beauty of its location with the luxury of amenities.
Château de la Chèvre d’Or
The Château de la Chèvre d’Or is the former residence of Prince William of Sweden in the picturesque Eze village. This lovely place nestled on the hill just 10 minutes from Nice and Monaco. The village preserved the spirit of history and you can easily experience what it used to feel like centuries ago. The mysterious Egyptian Cross in the Church of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption provides evidence of village’s ancient history. The exotic garden with aloe, euphorbia, and cactus around the village give a finishing touch to this spot. Château de la Chèvre d’Or is a unique place to host your South of France wedding, a happy moment of your life to share with friends and family. The Château de la Chèvre d’Or is perfect to make your dream come true and organize your beautiful wedding. Here you may host your ceremony and cocktail reception on the terrace with one of the best views of Côte d’Azur, or a private celebration in one of the restaurant halls. No matter which location you choose, you will experience the overfilling charm of this place.
The most exclusive resort in the South of France, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is an award-winning luxury hotel with a private beach. Its luxury rooms and suites offer the highest standards of service and classic design. Home to several top-level weddings, it is the ultimate venue for South of France weddings with significant budget. Enjoy the classy and serene interiors and grandiose park leading to the seaside. At Cap-Eden-Roc your wedding in South of France promises to sparkle with visual and culinary extravaganza. This is the place to organize a stylish wedding that will feel like a dream.
Another stunning seaside location is the Luxury Hotel La Villa Mauresque hidden behind high crenelated walls at Saint Raphael. This is a secret garden opposite the Bay of Saint Tropez. The Hotel has a privileged location in front of the sea. Its small beach and private port are nestled between the most beautiful secret coves of the Cote d’Azur. The Luxury Hotel La Villa Mauresque is an oasis of peace and beauty and often welcomes celebrity visitors. La Villa Mauresque is available for private hire, so you can rent the entire property to enjoy the luxurious stay and weddings in South of France. There are all necessary facilities dedicated to well-being, relaxation and water sports in the hotel – everything to entertain your guests.
Palais de la Mediterranee
Despite being the administrative and logistical center of Cote d’Azur, Nice is far behind its neighbors in our list of recommended South of France wedding venues. However, there is one venue we couldn’t skip. Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is located in one of the most prestigious addresses in Nice, right in the middle of Promenade des Anglais. The hotel overlooks Bay of Angels and the Mediterranean Sea. This location in the heart of Cote d’Azur allows visitors to indulge in the entertainment delights of Nice and relax in style. The Hotel will offer the unrivaled accommodation to your guests. Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is the right setting for intimate celebrations with close family and friends as well as lavish weddings with hundreds of invited guests. The Azur Ballroom is the best setting for romantic events.
Beach Wedding venues in South of France
South of France is famous for its beaches. Vegaluna beach is a restaurant and private beach in the heart of Cannes, at La Croisette. The beach offers panoramic views of Lerins islands and the jewel of Cote d’Azur, Esterel Mountains. Vegaluna beach is a magical place to hold your stylish South of France wedding reception. Space can be organized to your convenience, to suit any theme you want. It will be our pleasure to arrange your bespoke event at this cozy setting in Cannes.
Miramar Plage is one of the most famous and favored beaches in Cannes since its inauguration in 2006. Here you will find everything for a great relaxing experience by the sea. Attentive service, fresh high-quality products, and a large selection of wines – this place is perfect for a stylish beach wedding. Miramar Plage has the capacity to suit the needs of your event. Located in front of the Martines Hotel it has 110 seats on the veranda while being able to accommodate up to 300 guests utilizing the whole surface of the beach. This venue will exceed your expectations and can be themed per your taste. Should you prefer an intimate celebration or a grand party starting with a cocktail reception followed by elegant dinner, friendly staff of Miramar Plage will ensure the top comfort for you and your guests. The kitchen is headed by former Martinez Hotel’s Chef Guillaume Goubert. The guests of your wedding in South of France will remember this experience of gourmet dinner and taste of the freshest seafood and delicacies.
Numerous other top-level beaches are available for your weddings, corporate and private events in Cannes, Nice and other cities of Cote d’Azur.
Chateau Weddings in South of France
Nested in the hills above Cannes, Chateau Saint-Georges in Grasse is one of the most luxuriously decorated small South of France wedding venues. This extraordinary 19th century Château stands on the charming hill not far from world-renowned perfumeries. The Château offers a serene and luxurious setting, modern amenities, and breath-taking views over the bay of Cannes and Grasse. At the beginning of the century, Queen Victoria of England took up residence at the Château where she enjoyed long walks in the gardens and the panoramic views. The Château Saint Georges is a great place to host your dream South of France wedding. Enjoy a wedding ceremony with beautiful views, a cocktail reception on the terrace of Château with its breath-taking views of the Côte d’Azur and a gourmet dinner. Thanks to its privacy, friendly welcome and personalized service, the Château is the ideal venue for your intimate wedding.
Chateau Saint Jeannet
Chateau Saint Jeannet is a glorious defensive fort dating back to 11th century. The estate covers 3 hectares of ground in a hilltop village. The building is surrounded by 4 terraces and landscaped gardens. More than 6000 plants create a natural garden and enhance the surroundings of this magical place. There is a large variety of perfect settings for weddings. The guests can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the snow-covered caps of the Alps to the sea of the Cote D’Azur. Outdoor lawns can accommodate up to 600 guests for a sit-down dinner. Check out a beautiful wedding that took place in this Chateau.
Weddings in South of France are one of the most desired wedding destinations in the world. Few places in France are as beautiful and glamorous as Côte d’Azur. One of the most prestigious Mediterranean locations, it captivates travelers with picturesque hills and crystal clear blue waters.