For many years Switzerland’s stunning snow-powdered backdrops, crystal-clear lakes and emerald fields have been a preferred location for intimate weddings, parties and discreet ceremonies. A jewel in Europe’s crown, it is no surprise that Switzerland was the chosen destination for the wedding of Dasha Zhukova and Stavros Niarchos early this year in snowy St Moritz, with guests such as Stella McCartney, Kate Hudson and Princess Beatrice in attendance.
A spectacular destination, Switzerland is a fantastic choice for couples who appreciate luxury, intimacy and want a unique, beautiful wedding. Some of the finest worldwide wedding venues are located in the Swiss Alps, including the renowned Badrutt’s Palace and the classic Beau-Rivage Palace. Scarlet will organise every little detail for your bespoke Switzerland wedding, from the venue and decor to arranging seamless travel for all guests.
Destination Weddings in Geneva
Contemporary art, gourmet cuisine and rich history define Geneva’s character. Located at the South-West peak of Switzerland, Geneva is surrounded by the French border on three sides. With Geneva Airport a short drive to the city, Geneva is easily accessible for you and all of your guests. Scarlet’s wealth of contacts in luxury travel will ensure every journey during your stay is a memorable one.
The French-speaking capital of Switzerland is home to some of the country’s most opulent and beautiful hotels and venues. Surrounded by mountains, and overseeing the deep-blue waters of Lake Geneva, it will provide a memorable backdrop for your wedding photos. Wander the cobblestone streets, which lead to the Old Town (the Vieille Ville) and the historical St Pierre’s Cathedral, offering fantastic views of the surrounding landscape.
First opening its doors in 1834, the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues situated on Lake Geneva is the luxury hotel of choice for high society, diplomats and VIPs. The accommodation features 116 rooms and suites, all reflecting the elegant and rich style of Versaille and offering unreal views of the spectacular location. The opulent salons, displaying mahogany bookshelves, Ming Dynasty vases and marble floors have preserved the aristocratic feel of the past centuries.
The Salle des Nations room is ideal for couples who demand first-class service and wish to celebrate their wedding in a striking and majestic venue. The sophisticated decor features classic architecture and decadent tear-drop chandeliers with a connection to private terraces, enabling you and your guests to immerse yourselves in views of the Alps and the surrounding Lake Geneva.
Luxury Weddings in Lausanne
On the Northern edge of the crescent-shaped Lake Geneva, surrounded by towering mountains, lies one of the hidden gems of Switzerland. Lausanne, which inspired artists and poets alike, is an idyllic destination for an intimate wedding ceremony and large scale celebrations.
Wake up early to catch the breathtaking view of the morning mist over the crystal waters of Lake Geneva. Lausanne is undoubtedly a breathtaking wedding destination that will steal the hearts of all your guests. The vibrant and naturally charming city is located only a 40-minute drive from Geneva and the airport.
Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne
Hidden by the shore of Lake Geneva, surrounded by 10 acres of private gardens, the Beau-Rivage Palace combines luxury, sophistication and privacy for couples who desire serenity and grandeur. The Beau-Rivage Palace is perfectly suited to large scale celebrations and events - featuring 168 luxury rooms suites on-site and a further 182 rooms situated in next door sister properties Angleterre and Château d’Ouchy.
Beau-Rivage Palace offers guests a choice of phenomenal Belle-Epoque ballrooms, including the Sandoz Ballroom, which can host 350 guests for a seated banquet. For more intimate weddings, the Rotonde room can seat up to 200 guests for a ceremony.
Royal Savoy, Lausanne
A remarkable mix of contemporary style and more than a century of traditions, the Royal Savoy is a favourite of aristocrats and has welcomed a number of old-Hollywood celebrities throughout its rich history. With a 360-degree rooftop lounge, leafy gardens and charming balconies, guests will be treated to some of the best views of the waters and the surrounding peaks. The Royal Savoy is a landmark of luxury and style and was fully renovated in 2015, with its salons being able to cater for up to 300 wedding guests and hotel accommodation featuring 196 spacious and timelessly decorated rooms and suites.
Weddings in Montreux
Nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, carpeted with colourful flowers and home to a vibrant arts scene, Montreux was frequented by the likes of Lord Byron and Charlie Chaplin. Nowadays Montreux is regarded as one of the most beautiful wedding destinations in the world, renowned for breathtaking venues with an unsurpassed reputation for delivering first-class weddings.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux
Known as “The Pearl of the Swiss Riviera”, the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace combines the traditional elegance of the interior with enchanting views of the rolling mountains and Lake Geneva. The luxury hotel boasts 236 rooms and suites, featuring Belle-Époque architecture with modern amenities - Le Montreux Palace has delighted guests since 1906.
The Fairmont can offer an abundance of elegant ballrooms and spaces, ideal for different types of luxury weddings and to host multiple events with large guest lists. The Coupole ballroom creates an inviting atmosphere for up to 280 seated guests with amazing views of the Alps. The Salle des Congrès and Salle des Fêtes can seat up to 600 and 400 guests respectively, or hold your ceremony in the garden and enjoy the picturesque views of the lakeside.
Unique Weddings in Gstaad
Gstaad is an authentic alpine village of the Swiss Alps, renowned for its amazing mountain views and impeccable slopes. Surrounded by stunning lakes and charming streets, dotted with the finest collection of luxury private chalets and ski lodges, Gstaad is filled with a romantic atmosphere which makes it a popular destination for couples to host their unique wedding.
Gstaad holds a double life - from sleepy Swiss resort to billionaire playground. A place where you'd walk past a celebrity and wouldn't bat an eyelid. The discreet location is perfect for those looking for complete privacy to host an elaborate affair and has been the location of choice for the wedding of Tatiana Santo Domingo to Andrea Casiraghi in 2014. Where else can you achieve the utmost privacy except Gstaad?
For over 100 years, Gstaad Palace has been setting the example for tradition, unique parties and grandiose hotel experience at a world-class level. Known as one of the best luxury hotels in Switzerland, the palace features 90 spectacular rooms and suites, all elegantly designed and dressed with luxury materials. Each room offers an impressive view of the Swiss Alps or Gstaad town and the Saanenland region.
Gstaad Palace's beautiful salons have welcomed celebrities such as Louis Armstrong and Marlene Dietrich. The Salle Baccarat ballroom is adorned with chandeliers achieving a glamorous ambience that can accommodate weddings of up 230 for a seated banquet or a 350 for a standing reception. For larger celebrations, a marquee can be built on the tennis courts offering a surreal backdrop of the alps for your occasion.
Surrounded by panoramic views and splendid gardens, the boutique Park Gstaad hotel is an ideal venue for couples planning an intimate wedding. Park Gstaad is available for exclusive hire, including the hotel’s enchanting 5-star accommodation, to obtain complete privacy for your special day. The interior is a combination of rustic chalet style and modern touches, and guests can admire the spectacular scenery of the Glacier of Les Diablerets.
Park Gstaad features 94 rooms and suites, where elements of the outdoors are integrated seamlessly to create a cosy chalet feel. Each space has its own unique characteristics and offers breathtaking views of either the majestic mountains or beautiful forest. The hotel can be hired exclusively for your guests only and a buyout allows the use of the entire first floor as an open event space.
Incredible Weddings in Interlaken
Breathe the pure alpine air, feel the gentle touch of cool wind upon your skin and gaze over what feels like the entire world. Interlaken is a fantastic choice for couples who dream of an unforgettable wedding. Entertain your guests with a boat cruise across the calm waters of Lake Brienz or Lake Thun, or take them on a magical train ride to the Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe. Scarlet will arrange luxury transport to and from Interlaken for you and your guests so they may arrive on time and enjoy the views, without a hitch.
Victoria Jungfrau, Interlaken
Gazing at some of the most breathtaking views in Switzerland and Europe, the Victoria Jungfrau has managed to preserve the spirit of the Belle Epoque with its marble fountains, intricate murals and opulent chandeliers. The tradition-conscious hotel has 213 recently refurbished luxury rooms and suites, elegantly decorated to make guests feel right at home.
For a decadent wedding, the majestic interiors of the La Salle De Versailles, La Salle Général Guisan and Le Salon Napoléon III ballrooms will provide the perfect setting. For couples seeking a more contemporary celebration, La Salle Côté Jardin and L'Orangerie provide an intimate location, bathed in natural light. The Victoria Jungfrau has 22 event and banquet rooms to choose from, seating up to 400 guests, each space can be transformed to meet your desires for your special occasion.
The Art of Weddings in Zürich
A vibrant city, rich in history and with a predominantly young population, Zürich is a phenomenal location for energetic and artistic couples, looking to make the most of their wedding celebration. The Old Town will offer a plethora of picturesque backdrops for timeless wedding photography, including the trio of churches: The Grossmünster, the Fraumünster and St Peter.
For more photographic opportunities, take a stroll around Lake Zürich, which is surrounded by several flourishing parks and gardens, forming a lake promenade. Boat rides on the lake also provide the perfect opportunity for the best glimpses of the nearby Alps. Or head to the quiet town of Raperswil-Jona for stunning views and photos.
Dolder Grand, Zürich
The Dolder Grand is secluded atop the exclusive Zürichberg. The unique atmosphere allows guests to relax and enjoy the indulgence, with magnificent views over Zürich, the lake and the Alps. The venue closed for an extensive renovation between 2004 and 2008, where Sir Norman Foster and Partners designed the hotel to its current form. Perfectly blending classical design with modern amenities. The castle now features 175 luxury rooms and suites for guests to appreciate. The Oval Ballroom seats 270 guests and is the perfect room for spectacular events. The Gallery seats 400, a beautiful location to hold larger and more extravagant parties.
Its secluded and peaceful location is favoured by celebrities and is an idyllic setting, in which to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the breathtaking location. Ideal for a unique wedding ceremony, the 5-star hotel is only a 10-minute drive from the city of Zürich, making it perfect for your wedding guests coming from abroad. Let us take care of the transport arrangements for your wedding party and guests.
Baur au Lac, Zürich
A luxury hotel featuring a private park and its own dedicated wine store, Baur au Lac also offers 119 renovated rooms and suites that can be reserved especially for your wedding guests. Combining a perfect symphony of styles including Empire, Regency and Art Deco, it comes as no surprise that Wagner chose the Baur au Lac to premiere the first act of his Die Walküre. Able to seat up to 150 guests for a banquet, Le Petit Palais provides an elegant ballroom setting, complete with exquisite drapes and crystal mirrors.
The Perfect Wedding in St. Moritz
Comfortably hidden from the harsh north winds, glancing over the playful sun-kissed waters of Lake of St Moritz, is a luxury ski resort and wedding destination of the same name. St Moritz is a glamorous location, associated with aristocracy and sophistication, it has become one of the most adored locations of the rich and famous. In the winter, when the lake of St. Moritz freezes, its surface transforms into a space for horseracing and the Snow Polo World Cup.
In 2019, St. Moritz was host to the pre-wedding celebrations of Shloka Mehta to Akash Ambani for what was the biggest celebration of the year. The multi-million dollar party hosted 700 guests and even more staff. In 2020, St Moritz hosted one of the most anticipated weddings of the year, when the Greek Shipping heir Stavros Niarchos and socialite Dasha Zhukova celebrated their wedding over three days, boasting international royalty and celebrities including Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece, Princess Beatrice, Katy Perry and Karlie Kloss amongst other distinguished guests.
Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz
A place where generations have met since 1896, Badrutt's Palace is wrapped in tradition and innovation that captivates all of its guests. Over the last 50 years, the venue has hosted many legendary parties which have seen the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Audrey Hepburn, and has been a place where world-class stars would perform, including Marlene Dietrich and Dita von Teese. Badrutt's Palace provides exceptional service, embraces luxury and has become one of the most prestigious hotels in Switzerland for that very reason.
Badrutt's Palace Hotel hosts incredible rooms that are transformed into your perfect wedding venue. The Grandiose Embassy Room can accommodate up to 290 guests offering rich decor and mahogany interiors. For small, intimate weddings, the East Veranda holds up to 46 guests and boasts floor to ceiling windows with picturesque views of Lake St Moritz. Or why not host 400 of your guests in the restaurant which can be transformed into a magical, theatrical extravaganza!
El Paradiso, St. Moritz
At an altitude of 2101 meters on the Corviglia, El Paradiso is truly as close to heaven as one could possibly get. The ethereal view over the surrounding valleys is simply breathtaking and guests can enjoy aged wines on one of the panorama terraces. If you require a coveted venue for a welcome party, El Paradiso in St. Moritz is able to accommodate 300 guests in an open-plan style.
Whether you’re looking to plan a luxury wedding or party in Switzerland, our team of Wedding & Party Planners will help you find the perfect venue, arrange the finest cuisine and secure world-class entertainment. Please contact us to find out more.