If you’re dreaming of sunshine, stunning views and a relaxed atmosphere, then a South of France destination wedding is most definitely for you. With picturesque views, plenty of sunshine and a relaxed way of life, the South of France hosts some of the most beautiful venues. From rustic vineyards to luxury chateaus, it has a lot to offer. There are a few things to consider when it comes to a South of France wedding and choosing the right venue for you and your other half is definitely an important one. We’re here to give you our top tips and advice and some things to consider when it comes to choosing your South of France wedding venue.
style of wedding
If you have decided you want to get married in the South of France then that’s one big decision that’s been made. The South of France is a big place however, so different regions and venues will be better, depending on the style of wedding you are looking for. Are you a rustic couple who want a laid back outdoor wedding with a relaxed vibe? Or are you looking for more of a fairytale vibe, with luxury details and dreamy castles? Depending on what kind of vibe you want will depend on your venue type. This can vary from a rustic outdoor vineyard setting to a fairytale château! Finding your style is the first thing you should do before looking for your South of France wedding venue.
Have a Clear Vision
Once you have decided on your style of wedding you’ll have a better idea of what kind of venue you would like, but, there may be other deciding factors! You want your venue to work for every part of your wedding vision. If you’re a couple who loves food or wine and want a true french wedding from start to finish you will need to look for somewhere that offers true French cuisine. If you’re a couple who want their wedding to last the whole weekend with a 3-day party then you need to make sure that there are on-site accommodation and exclusive weekend hire.
Consider Your Ceremony
If you are planning a destination wedding most couples find it easier to get legally married in their home country beforehand, and then have a blessing on the wedding celebration day. Laws are different in every country so this will take the stress out of extra paperwork. It will also give you more freedom when it comes to choosing your South of France wedding venue, as you won’t have to think about the legalities and who will marry you. The beauty of doing it this way is you can get married anywhere you like! With rolling hills behind you on the terrace, or in between the vines, the choice is yours!
How many people are attending your wedding? You will need to have a good idea before you start looking for a venue. If you’re into the 100’s you will need a venue that is big enough to host and have surrounding accommodation that your guests can stay in. Likewise, if you are having a small intimate wedding you don’t want a venue that is too big, this will ruin the vibe of an intimate wedding day. Lots of châteaus in France are exclusive hire, but there are some that host smaller intimate weddings and ceremonies so get a rough idea of guest numbers before beginning your search.
it’s good to talk
We suggest narrowing down your venue search and then talking to prospective venues, they may offer services that aren’t clear from looking at their website. At the Château Saint Georges, you’ll enjoy complete luxury and privacy with our exclusive use of the château We have an all-inclusive wedding planning service available to help you plan your perfect day. We have a ceremony space with stunning views of the sea, a drinks reception area on the terrace overlooking the Côte d’Azur and gourmet food for your wedding day. We are a versatile venue and everything we do is tailored to making your day special, so if we can do it we will!
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