10 venues with garden and terrace in Paris in 2016

On sunny days, people all over Paris flock to the city’s terraces and gardens. And Parisians swap tips on the latest venues for their private parties. After all, who wouldn’t want to hold a private party on the rooftop of a hotel with a stunning view of Paris, or organize their very own garden party in the grounds of a chic reception venue or townhouse?

To help you locate a fabulous venue to amaze your guests, here is our selection of irresistible spots, from ultra-chic to dizzyingly high, with accompanying photos and descriptions to make it easier for you to choose.

Hiring a terrace in Paris for your private event is a sure-fire way to organize a top-quality event – be it lunch, an after-work get-together or dinner – in a really special place for just you and your guests.

Take this opportunity to browse our suggested list of unusual and extraordinary venues. A rustic picnic in a vast woodland park, a business dinner on a quiet patio, or a stylish event in a hanging garden park overlooking the city – these are just a few of the options available when you hire a terrace for your private event in Paris.

The most chic: Westin Paris Vendôme

The boudoir restaurant Le First, at the Westin Paris Vendôme,takes up its summer quarters in the delightful patio that is the hotel’s main open-air space. Round tables are arranged around an impressive white marble fountain in a setting evoking a Provençal garden. Business breakfasts, lunches or even a cocktail party can be organized. This summer, the Chef David Réal puts a new twist on Poke Bowls traditional recipes with 4 salty and 2 sweet recipes. The terrace is available for full private hire for receptions of up to 110 persons for a sit-down meal and 200 people for a cocktail reception.

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Westin Paris Vendome

The trendiest: Mama Shelter

From mid-June onwards the rooftop of the hotel Mama Shelter is a perfect option for lunch in the open air (60 people), weather permitting. The decor, signed by architect Philippe Starck, is totally non-urban, with brown reed fencing, green plants, colourful candleholders, and even loungers and table tennis. At nightfall, colourful garlands and DJ mixes give your event a unique atmosphere.

Mama Shelter

The most dizzying: rooftop of the Molitor                

A little corner of paradise with breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower on one side and the iconic swimming pool on the other, welcome to the enticing rooftop of the Molitor! Designed as a true hanging garden of herbs and dazzlingly-coloured flowers, it may be booked privately for upscale cocktail parties of up to 400 people. For a more intimate event, the solarium (130 people) is available for private hire. Chef Julien Mercier delights the taste buds of gourmet foodies with light and refined a la plancha cuisine, various summer salads or a quick appetizer for those in a hurry. Beguile your customers and colleagues by organizing a cocktail party or a chic buffet barbecue evening.

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The most classic: Maison de la Recherche

The Maison de la Recherche, a hôtel particulier and luxurious residence in the 7th arrondissement, offers an exceptional setting for your upscale events. The salons open onto a magnificent and spacious terrace and a 300 m² private garden for cocktail lunches or even sit-down dinners, for 50 to 70 people. Elegant dining with a service tailor-made to suit your needs.

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Maison de la Recherche

The most fantastical: Pavillons de Bercy

The Théâtre de Verdure large garden at the Pavillons de Bercy, where what is natural becomes fantastical, is available for private hire for exclusive and offbeat events for up to 1,400 people. The paved street (800 m²) and the Venetian Piazza (400 m²), full of colourful flowers in the daytime and lit with chandeliers hanging enchantingly from trees at night, provide an incredible setting that will no doubt impress your guests at your biggest receptions! These outdoor spaces are available for private booking in addition to the rental of spaces at the Pavillons de Bercy.

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Pavillons de Bercy

The most romantic: Jardins du Marais     

Hidden behind a discreet carriage-entrance doorway, the hotel Les Jardins du Marais has a pleasant private open-air garden comprising a 1,500 m² area of small courtyards and seating areas, surrounded by palm trees to make your event truly relaxing.  The main courtyard is none other than the terrace of the restaurant (55 seats), which serves delicious summer dishes.

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Les Jardins du Marais

The most bucolic: Chalet de la Porte Jaune

Tucked away in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes, the Chalet de la Porte Jauneis a top reception venue. Its great charm: a wonderful 2,500 m² French-style garden with a view of the Minimes Lake lit up at night. Lunches, dinners, cocktail parties or amazing garden parties are organized in the daytime in summer weather. The icing on the cake: a row on the lake in a boat or a fireworks display to make your event a truly unforgettable evening.

Chalet de la Porte Jaune

The most sophisticated: The Lounge Terrasse of the Hôtel Particulier

In the 9th arrondissement within the Hôtel Particulier, the Lounge Terrasse (130 m²) features a terrace, available for private hire (80 people for dinner 120 people for a cocktail party), which may be fully or partially open to the sky, or completely enclosed. A terrace for winter and summer! Chef Jean-Charles Karmann is in charge of the catering and concocts creative menus for each of your events.

Lounge Terrasse

The most confidential: 6 Mandel

The 6 Mandel, a hôtel particulier devoted to contemporary art, hosts receptions ‘just like at home’ in a setting full of peace and tranquillity.  The venue has a total surface area of 100 m² on 3 levels and has the added bonus of a 130 m² garden facing the Eiffel Tower!This veritable Parisian cocoon accommodates up to 60 people in cocktail format. To enhance your event, the place also offers ancillary services such as: a florist, musicians, opera singers and valet parking.

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6 Mandel - jardin

The most arty: Ma Cocotte

It is at the entrance to the market Paul Bert Serpettes des Puces de Paris Saint-Ouen that you’ll find one of the artiest restaurants in the capital, called Ma Cocotte.This vast duplex of industrial inspiration signed Philippe Starck has 2 terraces available for private booking for your business meals: one on the ground floor (35 seats) and the other on the first floor (35 seats). The restaurant can accommodate up to 250 people and can host any kind of events on 2 levels: business breakfasts, lunch or dinner, or an evening with dancing.

Ma Cocotte