Paris luxury and palace hotels
Shangri-La Hôtel Paris *****
Shangri-La Hôtel Paris***** on Avenue d’Iéna in the Trocadéro district has 65 rooms and 36 suites, blending Oriental design influences and classic French decor. 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 one of the finest view of the Eiffel Tower 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.
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 has 5 function rooms with a total surface area of 400 m². There is a separate entrance that can be personalized to accommodate 200 guests for cocktails and 100 for a sit-down dinner. A dedicated team will oversee bespoke arrangements for transport, entertainments, flower arrangements... 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.
Alain Ducasse oversees all food and beverage operations at the hotel. His own restaurant, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, serves sophisticated cuisine. Pamper yourself at the Dior Institut, 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, sumptuous decor, and flower arrangements will give your wedding an unrivalled touch of Parisian glamour and style.
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 Christophe Raoux.
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
Pavillons de Bercy
For a fairytale wedding in a quite unusual place, look no further than the Pavillons de Bercy at the Musée des Arts Forains (the museum of fairground arts). Three prestigious rooms, each with a different theme, are available for your reception. For a wedding on a grand scale, the Théâtre du Merveilleux is atypically themed around tales and legends, and the Musée des Arts Forains immerses you in the Paris of the 1900s with the atmosphere of a traditional fun fair of the past. Each can host up to 880 people. For a romantic wedding, opt for the Salons Vénitiens (up to 600 people) which will take you to an Italian palace without ever leaving Paris. The Pavillons de Bercy also has two outdoor spaces, a garden and a private terrace, that can be coupled with the rooms. The piazza de Venise can be privately hired along with the Salons Vénitiens, and the ‘street garden’ with the other rooms.
Set amidst the gardens of the Champs-Elysées, the Pavillon Gabriel, renovated in 2018, is a reference for holding Parisian events. It offers a uniquely prestigious setting for your wedding. Dating back to 1841, this former café-concert is of antique inspiration. Now managed by Potel et Chabot, it welcomes your reception for up to 2,000 people in its modular 1,800m² spaces. The Pavillon has 4 reception rooms available for private hire, either separately or together. They are bathed in natural light and surrounded by a huge terrace with a view of the gardens — all in the centre of the capital! Catering is provided by renowned caterer Potel et Chabot, who mix gastronomy, scenography and table settings & decoration to perfection.
Maison des Polytechniciens
The Maison des Polytechniciens is a private mansion in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. There are 15 spacious, interconnected flexible rooms flooded with light, a large, lush garden, a vast terrace and air-conditioned tents. You will find 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.
The Pavillons des Etangs
At the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, the estate of the Pavillons des Etangs is composed of a manor and a dovecote which can be hired out together or separately. The 360 m² Anglo-Norman manor has a capacity of 150 for a sit-down dinner or 300 people for a cocktail reception. The 160 m² main hall is a beautiful reception space with wooden details, and the 200 m² covered courtyard with its terrace leading out to the pond and the park is perfect for receptions. The dovecote inspired by the Eiffel style offers a well-lit and modular 340 m² space that can welcome up to 280 for a sit-down dinner or 500 for a cocktail reception or dance. For evening activities, all the technical equipment you need will be provided, and for meals, the venue’s catering partners such as Maison Saint-Clair can help you organize a personalized wedding reception.
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.
The Yacht Joséphine, a luxurious pleasure boat, has impressive modern interiors and upscale services. Ideal for a private wedding on the water, it hosts up to 47 people when cruising and 60 when moored at the quayside. The front upper deck has a surface area of 80 m². The rear deck accommodates ten or so people and has a professional kitchen. The elegantly decorated indoor lounge with cutting-edge technology can be converted into a reception room for 50 people. A dedicated team takes care of the organization of your bespoke wedding, and many other services are offered such as themed cruises or tasting workshops to add that little extra to your reception.
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! 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