Our top 10 summer terraces and gardens for private hire in Paris

With summer just around the corner, opt for an outdoor event to make the most of sunny weather in the French capital and surprise your customers and colleagues with a business dinner, a reception or an after-work event at an unusual, open-air venue.

Hotel du Collectionneur terrasse nuit détail

The City of Light is full of exquisite terraces and gardens to hire such as a poetic garden in the heart of a museum, the terrace of a luxury hotel, and a lawn at the largest zoo in Paris — some of which open specially for the spring/summer season. Check out our selection of outdoor venues now!

PRESTIGIOUS

Hotel de Crillon Cour Gabriel

The recently renovated iconic Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel offers various open spaces. The Cour d’Honneur and the Cour Gabriel with beautiful plants, statues and fountains welcome you for a business breakfast, a tea-time snack or an after-work event in an intimate and chic atmosphere. For more privacy, opt for the Marie-Antoinette suite (183 m²) (named in honour of the former Queen, who had her piano lessons there) with its 2 private terraces: one 37 m², with breathtaking views of the Place de la Concorde, and the other 14 m² overlooking the Cour d’Honneur. The suite also has a luxurious 60 m² private room (up to 48 people in theatre layout and 80 for a cocktail reception), with an Aubusson tapestry.

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MEDITERRANEAN

The Westin terrasse d'été bar 2018

Enjoy the atmosphere of warmer climes at the Summer Terrace of The Westin Paris Vendôme 4*, just across from the Tuileries Gardens. The menu mixes the summer flavours of the French Riviera and Oriental fragrances of Syria and the Lebanon in seasonal dishes featuring products from these regions, such as olive oil, fish, spices and fromages frais. Many signature cocktails and flavoured waters are also available. The terrace may be fully- or partially-hired, for cocktail receptions for 150 people and for a sit-down meal for 100 people maximum.

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ROMANTIC

Musée de la Vie Romantique jardin

Dedicated to the artistic world of the romantic 19th century, the Musée de la Vie Romantique is a charming house and studio-workshop with a delightful garden, situated in the 9th arrondissement of the capital. The garden can host your breakfasts, cocktail receptions or dinners in a bucolic atmosphere, (up to 40 people for a sit-down dinner and 100 for a cocktail reception). The Museum can also hosts seminars and conferences for up to 100 people in the charming artist's studio, which may be combined, should you wish, with a private tour of the collections; more intimate events (up to 30 people) can be held in the winter garden (20 m²) — a lovely glasshouse. The Museum is due to re-open in June after work to facilitate access for people with disabilities.

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ANIMALISTIC

Parc Zoologique de Paris Belvédère

For an original event, look no further than the Parc Zoologique de Paris to offer your colleagues and partners a journey from the Pampas of Patagonia to the the dry forest of Madagascar! Dine opposite rhinoceroses and lions on the 1,000 m² Clairières lawn (up to 2,000 people for a cocktail party). Organize a breakfast at the Belvédère (100 people), at the foot of the Great Rock, or a seminar in the Salle Achille Urbain (70 people). On fine days, plan a cocktail party in the main plaza (1,800 people), combined with a visit to the animal park. And don’t miss out on exciting activities such as feeding the sea lions or guided tours.

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VIEW ON THE VINES

Musée de Montmartre Garden Party jardin

The Musée de Montmartre, situated in one of the oldest houses on the Butte, has seen many a famous artist, from Auguste Renoir to Suzanne Valadon. In summer, the Museum’s Renoir Gardens are available for cocktail parties and other corporate events, for up to 300 people. This green setting, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, is an ideal spot for a private reception and has a great view on the vines of the Clos Montmartre. Plus it offers, the opportunity to take a pleasant stroll around the water lily pond and have a private tour (on request).

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ARTY

Mona Bismarck extérieur

Situated in the 16th arrondissement across from the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Bismarck hôtel particulier is a fine Parisian townhouse in the neoclassical style. Classic mouldings, fireplaces and parquet flooring set the tone for the venue, which offers 6 reception areas for up to 400 people. The courtyard and 400 m²-garden, available to privately hire (for up to 300 people in cocktail layout), round off this delightful residence. Possibility of bespoke entertainment and decor for private events.

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CHIC

Hotel du Collectionneur Terrasse

Close to the Arc de Triomphe, the Hôtel du Collectionneur is opening an 800 m² summer terrace right in the heart of the establishment, away from the agitation of the capital. Relax over a business lunch or dinner in the chic environment of the restaurant whose menu is based on fresh products. The garden terrace can be hired for a private cocktail party, for up to 200. The hotel also has 1,700 m² of meeting space and a lavish reception room. Note that a delicious Sunday brunch is offered every week.

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AQUATIC

Molitor vue piscine du rooftop

Looking for an offbeat outdoor party place in Paris? Don't miss the classy rooftop at the hotel Molitor with stunning views of the historic swimming pool and the capital. Until the end of September, the solarium on the rooftop terrace can be privately hired for memorable cocktails and barbecues for up to 150 people. The food is appetizing and served in generous portions. Grilled and a la plancha dishes and salads served buffet style bring summer to this magical place, not to mention the perfectly concocted delicious cocktails.

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POETIC

Le Café du Musée Rodin - Elior - Jardin

Just a stone’s throw from Invalides, step into the grounds of the mansion house that is home to the Rodin Museum and enjoy the delightful 3-hectare garden scattered with masterpieces by the famous sculptor, such as The Thinker. A tree-lined alleyway provides a shady, private and peaceful setting for the terrace of the Café Rodin, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This beautiful spot can accommodate breakfasts, company events and receptions for up to 50 people in cocktail layout. You can pair your event (all day Monday, Tuesday before 10am, daily from 7pm) with a visit to the museum’s permanent collections or temporary exhibitions.

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TRENDY

MOB Hotel Paris Les Puces extérieur 2

New on the scene, the MOB Hotel Paris, a lifestyle hotel near Paris’s biggest flea market in northern Paris, has four outdoor spaces that are an invitation to unwind: the 'cosmic garden' open in the afternoon and evening is a pleasant place to stroll; ‘the pergola’, in the hotel restaurant, perfect for a business lunch on the terrace with dishes to share; ‘the hut’, a trendy rooftop bar with a great selection of cocktails; and 'Ma terrasse à Moi’, a private solarium, for sunbathing (available for private hire for up to 18 people). More than a hotel, the MOB Hotel Paris is a lively and creative place.