When you and your fiancé choose to have a destination wedding in Europe, you’ll have an experience like no other. If you both love travelling and exploring the world, then why not have the wedding of your dreams and get married in two of the most romantic destinations in Europe.
When you choose a unique luxury wedding venue in France or Italy, you, your partner and your guests will have a truly memorable experience. At Scarlet, our luxury wedding planners and party planners have organised some of the most incredible weddings across the globe, here are some of our favourite wedding destinations and venues in France and Italy:
Wedding Venues near Paris, France
From the sites to the spoken language, Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world, making it a truly spectacular destination for your wedding or honeymoon. A popular location for Chinese weddings and American weddings, newlyweds flock to the City of Love for photos, before they dance the night away in a French Château.
Château de Chantilly
Tucked away in the sleepy village of Chantilly, 30km from Paris you’ll find Château de Chantilly. Verdant countryside and glittering lakes surround this stunning 16th-century French château that echoes the incredible Belle-Époque era. With towering ceilings, gold leaf decor and vitrines of art gracing the walls, Château de Chantilly looks like it’s been plucked from a fairy-tale and brought to life.
Palace of Versailles
Just a thirty-minute drive from the centre of Paris sits a 17th century French Château that was built during King Louis XIV (Roi Soleil) - The Palace of Versailles. Steeped in some of France’s most important history, this iconic wedding venue was once home to those in rule during the final years of French sovereignty and was the backdrop of the infamous French Revolution.
Hosting less than three weddings a year, Palace of Versailles is a truly exclusive wedding venue. The interiors of this grand palace feature delicate paintings, invaluable sculptures and incredible furnishings. Weddings tend to be held in the Orangerie.
Vaux le Vicomte
For those looking for a regal Château in a picturesque village, 55 km southeast of Paris, you’ll find Château Vaux le Vicomte. This 15th-century château is surrounded by intricately landscaped gardens, calming rivers and tranquil woodlands.
Should you desire, you can choose to have an outdoor summer wedding in the formal gardens of Vaux le Vicomte - you and your guests can dine al-fresco. If you’d prefer an indoor wedding, the Grand Salon is sure to impress and holds 200 seated. In the evenings, the main grand staircase and gardens are lined with flickering candles, creating a truly spectacular backdrop for your wedding or party.
Wedding Venues in Italy
Italy is a country steeped in love and is arguably one of those most passionate and romantic countries in the world. This breathtaking country was once the backdrop of one of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet, and is home to some of the most incredible wedding venues in the world. With plenty of picturesque locations across the country such as Tuscany, Rome and Venice - there are also plenty of photo opportunities, whether it is for your engagement or wedding photos.
Villa Medici, Rome
Villa Medici is one of the most exclusive wedding venues in the world, with only a handful of people getting married there. This majestic villa was built during the renaissance for Cardinal Ricci da Montepulcian, and was acquired by Napoleon for the French Academy in 1803.
Should you choose this incredible venue for your wedding, it will be a truly unique experience. If you’ve always dreamed of an outdoor wedding during the summer months, when you choose Villa Medici, a bespoke glass marquee will be erected for you. For indoor weddings, the Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri is the ultimate luxury.
Villa d’Este, Lake Como
On the shore of Lake Como sits Villa d’Este, a truly marvellous Italian villa. This villa has housed plenty of A-list stars, from Alfred Hitchcock choosing to holiday there during the ‘20’s to the former Duke and Duchess of Windsor visiting, and celebrity couple, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski saying their vows here, it is a truly magical place.
With rooms fitting up to 200 people, Villa d’Este is suited for smaller wedding parties. Crystal chandeliers hang from high ceilings, and the floor to ceiling windows offer a panoramic view of the breathtaking gardens and lakes. The staff at Villa d’Este are second-to-none and will go above and beyond to ensure that your guests have the time of their lives.
Another wedding venue favoured by Hollywood’s elite, Villa Erba is the epitome of Italian luxury. This 19th-century villa sits on Lake Como and was the backdrop for Anastasia’s live tour, the Ocean’s Twelve film and much more.
Make your grand entrance via one of the 19th-century style staircases and balconies, and then dine in the breathtaking atrium before you dance the night away as one of your favourite artists perform their greatest hits. When you choose Scarlet Events to plan your luxury wedding, anything is possible.
Four Seasons, Florence
Steeped in rich cultural history, the Four Seasons Hotel Florence is one of the most sought-after luxury wedding venues in Italy. It’s incredible design, exceptional service and multiple event spaces make it a perfect destination for your luxury wedding.
Set in the heart of Florence, and boasting 114 guest rooms and suites, this luxury hotel is perfect for a full buy-out for the ultimate in exclusivity. Why not build your own glass house to host your wedding on the Tempio Lawn, seating up to 400 of your guests. The party doesn’t end there, host an after-party in the former covent and dance late into the night.
Scarlet Events - Luxury Destination Wedding Planners
Wherever you choose to say your vows and have your wedding, Scarlet will be there to take care of every single detail. Our wedding planners have experience in planning a wide range of weddings for couples from across the world. Including Greek weddings, Persian weddings and Arabic weddings.
For more information about planning your wedding or event in France or Italy, please contact our wedding planners today.