I’m back with another *dreamy* destination wedding location that’s guaranteed to be your new obsession. Let’s chat about one of the most romantic wedding destinations imaginable…the blue waters and European charm of the South of France. If you’ve been here for a minute you know I’m all about finding unique and non-traditional spaces. I love to help my couples create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for themselves and their guests as they tie the knot. And this guide is no exception. From romantic chateaus to breathtaking seaside villas, I’ve got you covered on all the best wedding venues in the South of France.
This breathtaking estate features a magnificent 18th-century chateau with plenty of stylishly decorated rooms that are perfect for hosting an intimate gathering of family and friends. The villa is surrounded by sprawling gardens, lush vineyards, and picturesque woodlands. Inside the chateau, you’ll find ornate fireplaces, antique furniture, and tasteful decor begging to be photographed. The bridal suite is especially stunning, boasting a four-poster bed, a luxurious ensuite bathroom, and a balcony that overlooks the gardens. If you’re looking to host your ceremony outside, the villa has several stunning options to choose from. You can say your vows under the shade of the towering trees in the gardens or in the charming courtyard. Either way, Domaine de Canaille is a venue that perfectly blends classic elegance with natural beauty.
If being seaside is a must-have for your wedding venue, you’ll definitely want to check out Le Grand Domaine d’Azur. The deep blue waters of the French Riviera serve as the backdrop for this breathtaking contemporary-meets-historic venue. The best part? You and your guests will have access to your own private beachfront on the Mediterranean Sea. Talk about an absolute dream. The venue comprises three different properties that can accommodate a total of 41 guests overnight and up to 200 event guests. There’s even a historic Greek temple on the grounds along with lush gardens, a huge swimming pool and a special honeymoon suite for the bride and groom overlooking the water. Consider planning your wedding during the off season (October through May) for some amazing deals on this venue.
We can’t talk about wedding venues in the South of France without including a romantic castle setting.
Framed by gorgeous vineyards on one side and the Pyrenees mountains on the other, this historic castle with modern updates is truly one-of-a-kind. Plus, it sleeps more guests than any private estate I’ve seen with room for about 100 people to stay on-site. It also has some seriously luxurious amenities including an on-site chef, tennis courts, multiple pools and private wine tours. Not to mention it’s one of the more affordable venues for a private chateau experience. All of the rooms have been updated with modern amenities and there are so many ceremony and reception location options on the property. DO NOT sleep on this seriously stunning venue!
This stunning hotel is nestled on the coast of the French Riviera and has the most insane panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. This hotel is the perfect choice for couples who want to celebrate their special day in style. The hotel has a variety of exquisite event spaces to choose from, each with its own unique charm. The Grand Ballroom is the perfect setting for grand celebrations, with its glittering chandeliers, soaring ceilings, and spacious dance floor. The hotel’s lush gardens provide a serene backdrop for an outdoor ceremony, with the sea serving as a stunning backdrop.
The hotel’s accommodations are equally impressive, with 74 rooms and suites that are tastefully furnished in a classic French style. The suites are particularly luxurious, with private balconies or terraces that offer breathtaking views of the sea. And last but not least, the food! The hotel’s Michelin-starred Chef, Yoric Tièche, will work with you to create the perfect, custom menu. From fresh seafood to decadent desserts, your wedding feast will be one to remember.
For those looking to enjoy some arts and culture, this quaint little hotel in the center of Avignon is a great option. La Divine Comédie dates back to the 14th century and is a serene, private retreat right in the heart of a bustling city. Home to the largest private gardens in Avignon, the artistic interior design of this venue is equally as stunning as the grounds. The hotel has five unique suites as well as a beautiful swimming pool and world-class spa. The property is right next door to The Pope’s Palace, a major French historical site. You’re also steps away from everything that Avignon has to offer including restaurants, museums and cathedrals. It’s also super convenient for you and your guests to explore France from Avignon, with Paris being just a 2 hours train ride away.
Honestly, there are so many stunning wedding venues in the South of France, it was tough to narrow in on just a few. Chateau Bee is an amazing resource to discover private chateaus and unique wedding venues in the South of France. They also have insight on pricing and packages and can help serve as a liaison between you and the venues or connect you with local wedding planners. Plus, they’ve visited all the venues listed on their site so you know you’re getting an accurate review of the best properties in the area.
Between the European charm, rich history and stunning landscapes of the South of France, I can’t imagine a more romantic and magical place for your destination wedding, and I’m sure by now you agree. But if you’re still exploring, head to my blog to check out the rest of my destination wedding location recommendations across the globe from The Maldives to the Amalfi Coast and beyond. No matter where your love takes you, starting off your life together with an adventurous destination wedding is always a great start.