3 Best wedding venues on the French Riviera

Dear reader,

Being an international wedding planning company with many years of experience, we know that choosing a venue is one of the most important steps in the process of your wedding preparations.. And actually not only an important step, but also the first one (after you chose a wedding planner you trust in).

At Dream Weddings Europe we plan weddings in different countries and, this time, let's talk about France.

France is a beautiful country, France is a "delicious" country, but also a very trendy country. One of the most fancy places to get married in France is Côte D'Azur (of course!).

This Southern region is very big, but we will talk only about the city of Nice (which has the main international airport) and the surrounding area.

Why? Because when couples choose to have a destination wedding, they usually don't want to go far from the big city. Imagine if you and your guests have a 6 hours flight and then needing to spend 3 hours to get to the venue - it makes the trip a bit harder.

What are the most famous French wedding venues? Of course, the châteaux.

In this article we will show you our choice of 3 amazing châteaux (well, they might have a different name, but for us it is still a beautiful château style venue :)) situated about a 30 min drive from the city of Nice. All of them are worldwide famous, luxurious and, for sure, the best.

Château Saint Georges

3 best wedding venue on the French Riviera

Let’s start by having a look into Château Saint Georges, near Cannes. Did you know that the word “Château” means small palace? But don’t be fooled by the word “small” - there’s more than enough space for you and your guests!

The venue accepts up to 120 guests regularly, however don’t be afraid to ask them for a proposal if you have more guests - we have spoken to their wedding managers and they seem to be quite flexible if the amount of guests is safe for the space, even if they are more than 120.

The Château was built back in the 19th century to be the home of a famous perfumer - it is not a coincidence that some of the world’s most famous perfumeries are just a few minutes away. The structure of the palace is so luxurious that it was even nicknamed Le Petit Versailles of the French Riviera, and it offers many modern amenities and breathtaking views of the Cannes and Grasse bay.

3 best wedding venues on the French Riviera

In order to host your wedding at Château Saint Georges, you will need to rent the venue exclusively for you, and you will be able to enjoy their accommodation and their Villa Norah (a few minutes walking distance), which has a total of 20 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 40 guests. If you prefer, you can also enjoy other hotels nearby.

The Château also allows you to play some music until 10pm in the garden, and if you decide to move the party inside, you can party until 3am!

Rental prices range from 17 000 EUR to 45 000 EUR, from June to September, depending on the number of nights you are booking for your wedding stay and the number of guests - you can also contact the Château or your wedding planner for further information about rental prices during low season.

3 best wedding venues on the French Riviera

Be mindful that, as any historic infrastructure, some restrictions might apply: for example, the Château demands a damage deposit to be paid in case there are some damages during your wedding.

We highly recommend checking out this venue. We are sure that, just like us, you will fall in love with this place!

Bastide du Roy