Getting married in Paris is the ultimate dream. Some would argue cliché, sure, but it's nevertheless dreamy. Who wouldn't want to exchange vows in what the rest of the world calls the City of Love
? Especially since there are many great places to hold a wedding in Paris. There's the Opera Garnier, Hotel Particulier Montmartre, Musée Rodin, and The Peninsula Paris, to name a few. Some of them are historic, others solemn, but they're all equally beautiful. If you hold your ceremony in any of these places, rest assured that you and your new spouse (as well as your guests!) will never forget it!
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If not for the famous Broadway musical, 'The Phantom of The Opera' wouldn't have been regarded as a tragic love story. The original novel and its first film adaptations were under the horror category, after all. But because of the musical, many people think that the story is romantic. And in turn, Opera Garnier, where the novel and the musical are both set, has become a haven for lovebirds. Even beyond the story, this iconic Paris landmark really does scream romance from every corner. From the stage to its famous staircase, it's all so extravagant. Perfect for a fabulous wedding in Paris, wouldn't you say?
The Peninsula Paris
What's so great about The Peninsula Paris as a wedding venue in Paris is that there are many places throughout the hotel where you can hold the ceremony. There's Le Rooftop, for instance, where you can even get the Eiffel Tower
as the perfect backdrop for your exchange of vows. Then there are the events hall and ballroom where the Baroque interiors really bring out the classic romantic atmosphere. Any of these spots in The Peninsula Paris will be perfect for your memorable nuptials. And it's a good thing that you can also hold your reception here!
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Hôtel Le Marois
Weirdly enough, Hôtel Le Marois, also known as the France-Amériques Hotel, in the 8th arrondissement
of Paris is more known as a meeting place for diplomats, businessmen, and the like. Sure, the place is grand and looks romantic enough, but you can expect more conferences and conventions here than anything else. That, of course, hasn't stopped couples from choosing this place as their venue for their wedding in Paris. Especially with its Rococo hall that looks straight out of the Palaces of Versailles! If you don't want to travel all the way to that part of the city for your nuptials, Hôtel Le Marois will certainly do!
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Hotel Particulier Montmartre
Weddings in Paris, especially if it's in a hotel, don't have to be all that grand. Sure, if you're holding your ceremony in the City of Lights
, it's only natural to do it with a bang, right? But if you choose Hotel Particulier Montmartre as your wedding venue in Paris, you can have it as intimate as you want. Despite how famous it is, this particular hotel is somewhat of a hidden gem in the city. Covered by trees and tall shrubberies in a quiet area in Montmartre
, it's a peaceful escape from all the hustle and bustle of the French capital. Quite suitable for an intimate wedding, right?
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Musée Rodin is one of the few museums in Paris
that will let you hold your wedding on its premises. And it's a good thing that it's perfect for it! From the grand mansion that houses the gallery to its well-manicured courtyard, having your nuptials here will look like a dream. Practically cinematic! Weddings here are the kind you'll see in the movies—the happy ending to light-hearted chick flicks! Wouldn't you want to have that glittering moment for yourself? And the Rodin artworks will certainly make for great wedding decorations too!
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The Story of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette isn't exactly a happy one. However, you also can't deny that the romance between the two royals was, in one way or another, romantic. So it makes sense that Chapelle Expiatoire, which was built as the original burial site of the executed royal couple, is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Paris. The place itself is pretty majestic. From its grand exterior to its spacious interior, it really isn’t surprising that many people have held their ceremonies here.
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Now, if you truly want a fairytale wedding in Paris, you'll want to hold it in one of the many beautiful châteaus
located near the city. Though you'll have to travel a good distance, sure, every effort will be worth it once you see the grandeur of these places. Château d'Esclimont is a good example. A beautiful estate with its own scenic pond, even period films won't hold a candle to the classic elegance of your nuptials here. You can even go all out and hire a horse-drawn carriage to take you around the estate!
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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is also great because it practically rivals Versailles. From its regal courtyard filled with well-kept gardens and water fountains, you won't find a more magical wedding venue in Paris than this! The manor itself, surrounded by a moat, makes for a perfect photoshoot site too. With so many opportunities for a great shot, you might spend more time taking pictures than the ceremony and the reception combined. To hold your wedding in Paris here would go beyond a dream come true. It will be a real-life fantasy you never knew you wanted!
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Having your wedding in Paris is the ultimate fantasy, isn't it? Not only because the French capital is known as a city of romance, but also for the fact that it offers a ton of great places to hold a memorable and beautiful ceremony!