Ten Gorgeous Paris Wedding Venues. Part 1 - castles

Château de Villette

Château de Villette is the ideal location for your Dreamy French Chateau Wedding. Located 40 minutes away from the center of Paris, Château de Villette is one of the most remarkable châteaux in France, classified as a historical landmark since 1942 by the French government. Set in a 75ha woodland park, with two lakes, a magnificent cascade fountain, a glass house and orangery, not to mention the incredibly lavish interiors, Château de Villette epitomizes elegance, luxury and the famous French expression “art de vivre”.

 

Château de Villette counts 7 luxurious suites in the main Château, each designed individually by the renowned interior decorator Jacques Garcia. The extravagant interiors reflect the Louis XV era – furnished with the finest period furniture and objets d’art.

 

It's a true picturesque paradise: historical château, classical French garden, gorgeous furniture and art collection, original 18th century Chapel and many more. 

 

Little extra: chic modern outdoors pool, perfect for the "Day-after" pool party and swimming suit photoshoot.

 

Château de Villette Website / Château de Villette Instagram

Château Bouffémont

Château Bouffémont is an extraordinary location that has this gorgeous and grandiose chateau look, being not far from Paris, which is very convenient for everyone.

 

As a wedding photographer I'm in love with it's facade and especially the big stairs outdoors – an ideal backdrop and location for the wedding photos. The Grand Salon is a beautiful pastel coloured room which is great for the dinner.  And I also love some little details like the Château logo on the keys and an amazing unique ceiling above the stairs indoors. Those big statues around the doors on the ground level always amaze wedding guests too.

 

It has different rooms for every part of the wedding day: ceremony, dinner, bar, dancing etc. It's beautiful both indoors and outdoors and it's always a pleasure to work here.

 

And last, but not least, even if I'm a cat lover, Bacchus (the Château Bouffémont's dog) stole my heart and I just love when he meets me at the gate when I arrive to the Château for a beautiful wedding.

 

Château Bouffémont Website / Château Bouffémont Instagram

Château de Santeny

Chateau de Santeny, a 19th century castle just 13 miles outside Paris in the historic village of Santeny, France. The Chateau offers bright and elegant lounges, marble fireplaces, vaulted crown molded ceilings, towering windows, antique parquet flooring, decorative artwork, crystal chandeliers, a spiral grand staircase, and a romantic fairytale exterior façade.

 

 

Château de Santeny Website / Château de Santeny Instagram

Château de Dangu

Château de Dangu is a great place for your wedding reception in France. Situated 1 hour drive from Paris, it offers you the calm of the countryside and the comfort of having more than ten bedrooms. This Chateau has a long history, founded in 1077. In 1990, the Rolling Stones stayed in Dangu to prepare for their big European tour. A few years earlier, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) had celebrated his marriage there.

 

Château de Dangu Website 

Château de Breteuil

Set in the heart of the Regional Nature Park of the Vallée de Chevreuse, 35 km from Paris and 20 km from Versailles, the Château de Breteuil is beautifully furnished. The family's history is closely linked to French history. And it also has a special place in my heart as I got married in this Château myself.

 

The famous French Gardens, listed as 'Remarkable Gardens', are also at your disposal. They were created by Henri et Achille Duchêne around 1900, and are reminiscent of Versailles and André Lenôtre, the famous lanscape architect. The Water Mirror, the statues, the yews and the topiary bushes make a fantastic setting where your ceremonies can take place.

 

The Terrace overlooking the Valley and Gardens are also fabulous settings for a dinner or drinks reception and garden parties.

 

When night falls, the Gardens, the Remarkable Trees and the Château are illuminated, making the whole setting even more magical.

 

Château de Dangu Website 

BONUS

A few more gorgeous castles from photographer's perspective not too far from Paris region. Click on the images to visit their websites for more details.