Paris luxury and palace hotels
Shangri-La Hôtel Paris *****
Shangri-La Hôtel Paris***** on Avenue d’Iéna in the Trocadéro district is a magical setting in which to hold your wedding, gracefully blending Oriental design influences and classic French decor. The hotel has 65 rooms and 36 suites. Three superb signature suites are perfect for intimate receptions: the 150 m² Suite Chaillot including a 40 m² terrace with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the 220 m² Suite Panoramique including a 100 m² terrace with a sweeping view from Montmartre to Trocadéro and the 275 m² Suite Impériale, once the private apartment of Roland Bonaparte.
The hotel also has 4 reception rooms that can be fully privatized to host up to 500 people for a cocktail reception, 280 people for a sit-down dinner and 150 people for a dance party. Its first-floor terrace with a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower – possibly one of the finest in Paris – can also be made available for private functions.
Christophe Moret is the starred-chef of the gastronomic restaurant, called l'Abeille.
The hotel’s well-being centre has a 15-metre-long swimming pool and Carita treatments to pamper the bride and groom and help them relax in preparation for the big day.
A number of personalized options are also on offer, from arranging the bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole to bridal beauty services (makeup, hair, manicure etc.). A dedicated wedding consultant and staff with a flair for Asian hospitality are at your service throughout the event.
See the video : a wedding at Shangri-la Hôtel Paris *****
Le Meurice*****, ideally located opposite the Jardin des Tuileries, gives bridal couples the use of its prestigious ‘Belle Etoile’ royal suite. Located on the seventh floor of the hotel, the suite overlooks the rooftops of Paris as well as the Louvre, offering 360° city views. The 250 m² suite extending into a 300 m² terrace is perfect for an exclusive wedding with up to 8 guests.
The hotel also has 3 interconnected ground-floor reception rooms that can accommodate up to 500 guests.
The ‘Meurice in Love’ package gives lovebirds an opportunity to pamper themselves before the big day (beauty and spa treatments, a manicure and a makeup session). The services of a wedding consultant are also available.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris
The Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris, located on the luxury Avenue Montaigne, has 5 function rooms with a total surface area of 400 m² and a separate entrance that can be personalized to accommodate 200 guests for cocktails and 100 for a sit-down dinner. The hotel’s florists can arrange every detail to suit your wishes, and a dedicated team will oversee bespoke arrangements for transport, entertainments...
The hotel’s 154 rooms and 54 suites offer multiple views of the city. Admire the horse chestnut trees on Avenue Montaigne, the Eiffel Tower and the Paris rooftops from the street-facing rooms, while, in the garden-facing rooms, the hotel’s signature red geraniums adorn each windowsill.
Alain Ducasse, the internationally famous Michelin-starred chef, oversees all food and beverage operations at the hotel, and his own restaurant, ‘Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée’, serves sophisticated cuisine focusing on fish, vegetables and cereals.
Pamper yourself at the Dior Institut, the only one in Europe, which offers a full range of treatments (a personalized consultation, a customized back massage, hand massage and beauty treatment including makeup and perfume).
The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris has two function rooms that are perfect for hosting a wedding. La Rotonde, with a surface area of 87 m², is a magical, light-filled space, ideal for an intimate ceremony for 40 people, or up to 100 guests for cocktails.
The 172 m² Etoile Ballroom is soundproofed, making it the venue of choice for a DJ dance party well into the small hours, and can accommodate up to 110 guests for a sit-down dinner.
Its high ceilings and sumptuous decor will give your wedding an unrivalled touch of Parisian glamour and style. Three florists are on hand to create the floral arrangements of your choice.
The bridal couple will enjoy one night in a deluxe room free of charge, with preferential rates for rooms for family members at some times of year.
The hotel has 6 spacious dining options including L’Oiseau Blanc, located on the sixth floor, with a summer terrace offering a stunning view of Paris’s monuments. The restaurant serves French cuisine made with products handpicked by chef Sidney Redel.
The Westin Paris - Vendôme
Located between Place Vendôme and the Jardin des Tuileries, The Westin Paris-Vendômeis the ideal place to hold an unforgettable wedding.You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to venues. The hotel’s 13 reception rooms adorned with large frescoes in the Second Empire style range in size from 126 m² to 414 m², with capacity of up to 600. The 348 rooms and 80 suites provide sophisticated and elegant accommodation for wedding guests. A dedicated team will be at your service to personalize your wedding and provide top-drawer service – everything from food and table decorations to musical entertainment and flower arrangements.
Treat yourself to a massage and revitalizing treatments at the Six Senses spa to make sure you’re in a relaxed frame of mind on the actual day. And, the next morning, enjoy a delicious brunch at the First restaurant.
With a terrace and/or garden
Maison des Polytechniciens
The Maison des Polytechniciens, a superb private mansion in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, has 15 spacious, interconnected flexible rooms flooded with light, a large, lush garden, a vast terrace and air-conditioned tents, not to mention its 200 m² vaulted cellars, so you can keep the wedding celebrations going into the wee hours! Le Poulpry, the on-site gastronomic restaurant, serves delicious, creative dishes. The venue can be personalized for 100 people or more, and accommodates 250 guests for a sit-down dinner, or up to 600 for cocktails. The newlyweds’ going-away vehicle can be parked in the main courtyard.
The Maison des Polytechniciens provides three different wedding packages: Forfait Tendresse, Forfait Bonheur and Forfait Passion.
Maison de l'Amérique Latine
The Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Faubourg Saint-Germain is housed within two lavish mansions, Hôtel de Varengeville and Hôtel Amelot de Gournay. It provides an elegant and pleasantly cool setting in which to receive your guests. In fine weather, you can hold a cocktail reception in the lovely French style garden – your very own garden party!
The venue can be entirely privatized for your wedding on a Friday or Saturday evening for at least 80 guests (up to 220 for a sit-down dinner) until 3am, though this can be extended to 4am if required. The event is hosted in a set of reception rooms giving on to 1.6 hectares of illuminated parkland. The shady terrace is one of the loveliest ones in Paris; surrounded by lawns and trees, it is a veritable oasis.
A DJ familiar with the acoustics is supplied by the venue, though their services are not included in the package. And you can make a couple of your guests happy by taking advantage of the test lunch for 2 people before the event.
For a made-to-measure wedding ceremony by Butard Enescot, the place to go is The Pavillon d’Armenonville near Porte Maillot, which has long hosted all the big weddings in Paris. The venue boasts no fewer than 6 flexible 1800 m² reception rooms over two floors for a total capacity of 2,500 guests. The 900 m² Salon Longchamp, with bay windows giving on to a private garden, is the perfect place to hold a wedding. The 420 m² expanse of private garden and 80 m² terrace provide the ideal setting for an open-air cocktail reception in fine weather.
Mariage sur la Seine
Celebrate your wedding on the mythic parisian river.
Bateaux Parisiens, with a boarding point at Port de la Bourdonnais offering a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, provides a made-to-measure package comprising cocktails, dinner, a dance party and boat decorations. Set off on a lunch or dinner cruise on the company’s boat ‘Le Bretagne’. Choose between a sit-down or buffet meal and the two decks. The 100 m² upper deckcan accommodateup to 110 guests for cocktails or dinner, while the 55 m² lower deck hosts 50 guests for cocktails and 36 for dinner. There is also a choice of entertainment: a pianist-singer duo for the lunch cruise or a DJ for the dinner cruise.
Yachts de Paris
Yachts de Paris provides three different packages to help you celebrate the most special day of your life: ‘turnkey’, ‘classic’ and ‘bespoke’. You decide on the place of embarkation, the times, the menu, the decoration and the entertainment, and they’ll take care of it all! The company’s 8 yachts can accommodate 800 persons for cocktails and 420 for a sit-down dinner. The private reception rooms also host 800 persons, and offer wonderful views of the Statue of Liberty and Notre Dame Cathedral. These outstanding yachts for private hire with upscale menus by gourmet caterer Lenôtre are guaranteed to make your wedding an unforgettable occasion.
Imagine getting married in a cabaret! At the Paradis Latin, located only a short distance from the Panthéon and Notre Dame Cathedral, the elegant Salle Eiffel, a listed venue, is available for private hire for a sit-down dinner for up to 700 people. Internationally famous artistes liven up the evening with some amazing acts.
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Follow in the footsteps of celebrity couples like Tony Parker and Eva Longoria and organize a wedding fit for a prince at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, an idyllic setting steeped in history, spreading over 4 kilometres. There is antique furniture in the reception rooms available for private hire. The formal gardens, designed around a perspective of over 3 kilometres, cover 40 hectares. Lit by 2,000 candles and dotted with magnificent fountains, they provide an incredible atmosphere.
Celebrate your wedding in true style: arrive in a helicopter, then enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, an opera concert and a fireworks display.
See our guide to Parisian caterers for the planning of your private or professional receptions