Our selection of prestigious venues for a magical event

Looking for a unique venue for an exceptional reception? The City of Light, with its luxurious and original event offer, has a wealth of treasures ready to host your VIP events.

Whether it be in a Parisian palace, a chateau, a pavilion in a green setting, or a private mansion steeped in history, Paris offers a wide range of high-end options to make your event an unforgettable experience. Take a look at our selection now!

A ROYAL RECEPTION

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte soirée coucher de soleil

Surprise your guests by choosing somewhere that takes you back to the time of the kings of France! For a major event, opt for the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th-century jewel. The many reception rooms (from 50 to 215 m²) will dazzle you with their original decor features and period furniture, and the candle-lit evening visit of the chateau and gardens with their impressive fountains will leave a lasting impression. A wide choice of à la carte services is available, such as the possibility of attending a private fireworks display behind the chateau or visiting the gardens in a horse-drawn carriage.

Next stop, the Palais of Versailles, a symbol of French luxury inspired by the Château de Vaux le Vicomte. Enjoy a unique show with ‘Château de Versailles Spectacles’, which organizes opera, concerts or private firework shows at the palace, or a privileged visit with Hidden Gems Tours, or enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at Ore-Ducasse, a gourmet restaurant within Pavillon Dufour. During the day, it offers a refined menu and a superb view of the palace. In the evening, Alain Ducasse pulls out all the stops, and meals are organized in the 17th century reception rooms with panelled walls, fireplaces and mirrors (up to 120 people). The menu is inspired by the dishes of the time and consists only of ingredients available in the past. A few minutes away, ReminiSens invites you to discover the customs of the Court. This restaurant offers dinner shows that plunge you into the heart of the 17th and 18th centuries with old-fashioned dishes, baroque costumes, and theatre sketches at your table. Go to Versailles and all over Paris and its region with My Daily Driver, a high-end chauffeured vehicle service catering to all your needs.

Musée du Louvre vue extérieure pyramide

Impossible not to mention the Louvre Museum when talking of royal pomp. The former residence of Kings and the greatest museum of art and antique artefacts in the world is available for your events of up to 1,400 people. The most prestigious rooms are available for private hire, such as the Pyramid, the Hall Napoleon or Rotunda Sully, and it is possible to combine your reception with a private visit of the collections.

A MYTHICAL SETTING

Peninsula - la Rotonde

Make a lasting impression on your guests by organizing your event in an iconic location in the capital. Choose one of the many palaces – typically Parisian establishments. The Peninsula Paris welcomes your private receptions, for up to 40 people seated, in the elegant 87 m² Rotunda flooded with natural light. The Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental allow you to organize a memorable evening event in their stunning suites with panoramic terraces: the 220 m² Shangri-La suite and the 350 m² Royal Mandarin suite. Worth noting too: all the suites on the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental can be privately hired as communicating doors give a total surface area of 1,000 m²! For a high-flying culinary experience, head for Le Meurice, the establishment's eponymous restaurant, and Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée, both with 3 stars in the Michelin guide. For an original setting, the Hôtel de Crillon's Private Cellar hosts up to 15 people and offers a special oenological tasting session, and the Royal Monceau Raffles has a private 99-seat cinema.

Moulin Rouge - Salle, Paris

For an event at a mythical institution or monument, you can privately hire the Moulin Rouge, an emblem of the music hall era when Edith Piaf or Franck Sinatra performed on stage there. The whole place can be fully hired (up to 900 people), or partially hired in private rooms (up to 50 people). The Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera house, has many spaces for private hire, including the famous auditorium in red and gold with 2,105 velvet seats, and the Grand Foyer with its ceiling painted by Paul Baudry and impressive sculptures. Finally, what could be more Parisian than the very symbol of the city, the Eiffel Tower? On the first floor of the Tower, the Gustave Eiffel lounge (300 people) offers a spectacular view through its transparent facades, and the restaurant Le 58 Tour Eiffel, with stylish contemporary interiors incorporating the tower's emblematic metal structure, can be privately hired for up to 260 people.

AN EVENT IN A LEAFY LOCATION

Le Pré Catelan Lenôtre - Vue extérieure, Paris © OTCP

Looking for greenery? Paris is full of prestigious places offering large outdoor spaces and a bucolic setting. Among them, the traditional Pré Catelan (1,800 people), part of the Lenôtre house. Nestling in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, the establishment has 14 refined reception rooms, including the elegant Napoleon III Pavilion with listed decor. A few minutes away, the Pavillon d'Armenonville (2,500 m² including several terraces), a former royal hunting lodge, has just undergone a modern and ecological renovation carried out by Butard Enescot.

Over towards the Champs Elysées, the Pavillon Gabriel (900 people) – recently renovated and managed by Potel and Chabot – is a haven of calm bathed in natural light through a high glass roof and large windows overlooking a huge terrace.

A PLACE STEEPED IN HISTORY

Impress your guests with a place steeped in history. The Paris Mint, whose palace is a listed Unesco heritage site, has recently reopened 11 Conti — a museum presenting heritage collections and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. The latter together with magnificent courtyards, including the Cour de la Méridienne and the Cour d’Honneur, welcome receptions for up to 900 people. Don’t miss the starred restaurant of chef Guy Savoy, available for private hire on Monday and Sunday, with views of the Seine.

The Café de la Paix is a famous Second Empire restaurant inaugurated in 1862 by Napoléon III. An iconic establishment within the hotel InterContinental Paris Le Grand, it is situated on the prestigious Place de l’Opéra. The interiors are ideal for seated lunches or dinners for up to 120 people, or cocktail receptions for up to 140, right in the heart of Paris. A private reception room is also available for meals for up to 40 people.

Embark on an unforgettable journey aboard the real Orient Express with Potel et Chabot! Leave from the station of your choice and take your guests wherever you wish: Champagne, Normandy or even Bordeaux, everything is possible! The catering, provided by the renowned caterer, coupled with the historical interiors of the 7 carriages on the train, will satisfy the most demanding (up to 170 people) travellers.

Westin jardin d'hiver 2018

For major events, the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, a former private mansion belonging to Baroness Adèle de Rothschild, and now a listed historical monument, offers 1,300 m² of reception areas and a 3,900 m² enclosed garden, near to Place de l'Etoile. The Maison de la Mutualité, built in the Art Deco style of the 1930s, offers 3,600 m², including a modular theatre with 180 to 1,728 seats, 5 spaces with 110 to 800 m² and 9 private rooms with 15 to 120 seats. Finally, the Westin Paris Vendôme hotel, with 13 listed Second Empire style reception rooms, is the perfect setting for events for up to 1,200 people. It has a charming courtyard terrace, which can be privately hired for up to 150 people and which changes with the seasons.