PARIS WEDDING VENUES : My Top 8 !
So here are my favorite top 8 Paris wedding venues where I love shooting Paris elopements, Paris destination weddings or Paris wedding vow renewals. You will also find a lot of photos of events that I have shot in these Paris wedding venues as wedding photographer in Paris. Feel free to use them as inspiration for your own celebration of love with me as your Paris photographer. You are now already one step closer to your dream wedding in Paris.
Wedding venue with the greatest view & beautiful interiors
The Shangri-La Paris is a 5 star hotel within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower Trocadero in the 16th arrondissement. The Shangri La is one of my two favorite wedding venues in Paris. So of you are interested in this Paris wedding venue you can read and see more pictures here: Shangrila Paris wedding
About: Dating back to the late 19th century it was the residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte, a nephew of famous Napoleon. The Shangri La became a hotel and wedding venue in 2010 and has taken the Paris wedding world by storm.
Famous for: The stunning Eiffel Tower views!
If you especially want a great Eiffel Tower view for your Paris elopement or wedding in Paris then the Paris Hotel Shangri-La is one of the best Paris wedding venues!
Style: The Shangri La Paris hotel is a historical monument that unites several historical royal styles (e.g. Louis XIV, Empire, Napoleon, Renaissance)
You can celebrate an elopement with just the two of you on the balcony of an Eiffel Tower view room. An intimate wedding in the Eiffel Tower rooftop suite, the Eiffel Tower view garden or the small salons. And even a big wedding with around 200 guests in the large ballrooms.
My favorite spots to shoot your Paris wedding photos at the hotel Shangri La in Paris are the grand staircase and the Eiffel Tower view suite.
The Eiffel Tower view rooms at the Paris Shangri-La hotel are gorgeous for smaller outdoor wedding ceremonies, Shangri-la elopements or Eiffel Tower vow renewal ceremonies. The Grand Salon, a historic golden ballroom, is a beautiful backdrop for larger indoor Shangrila Paris wedding ceremonies. I also love the blue Salon de la Famille for smaller events.
You can have a stunning view on the Eiffel Tower for your intimate wedding ceremony and Paris wedding photos at this wedding venue in Paris. Ask for the garden, the terrace, the suite, or the Eiffel Tower view rooms
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Classic & timeless wedding hotel in Paris
The Ritz Paris is a 5 star hotel in the heart of Paris at famous Place Vendôme in the 1st arrondissement. This historic hotel is also one of my two favorite wedding venues in Paris. So if you are interested to get married at this Paris wedding venue feel free to read and see more here: Ritz Paris wedding.
About: Former 18th century townhouse, the Ritz Paris became a hotel in the late 19th century and is a national monument.
Famous for: It’s high society allure!
It has been the place to be in Paris now since more than 100 years for celebrities and artists alike. Already Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway have loved the Hotel Paris Ritz.
Style: The hotel Ritz Paris unites classic Parisian and late Louis XIV architecture and interior design.
All sizes of weddings are possible at the Ritz Paris: You can elope at the Ritz Paris just the two of you or celebrate an intimate wedding in the garden or the smaller salons. Or you can host your big Paris wedding in the large ballrooms of this Paris wedding venue.
My favorite spots to shoot your wedding photos in Paris at the hotel Ritz are the beautiful staircase and lobby. I also love to take your wedding picture in front of the hotel Ritz Paris on famous Place Vendôme.
If the weather is cooperating, a beautiful spot to have your ceremony is the garden and terrace in the inner courtyard of the Paris hotel Ritz. But the indoor options are not less charming: The Salon d’Ete (summer salon) has a large glass front to the garden – so you have an airy outdoor feel. The other indoor salons and ballrooms are beautiful and unique as well.
You won’t have a view on Paris for your wedding or reception at The Ritz Paris hotel. But from some of the rooms you can have beautiful views on Place Venôme and Paris for your stay.
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3. THE PENINSULA PARIS
Paris hotel mixing history and modern design with a beautiful rooftop
The Peninsula Paris is a 5 star hotel on famous Avenue Kleber between the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in the 16th arrondissement.
About: The Peninsula Paris hotel is one of the most famous historic luxury hotels in Paris since 1908 and a stunning Paris wedding venue.
Famous for: Blend of historic architecture and modern design!
Style: A 19th century Haussmanian palace is home of the Hotel Paris Peninsula. So imagine the most typical type of elegant Parisian buildings – then that’s what you call the Haussman-style!
Elope at the Peninsula Paris hotel just the two of you in the rooftop garden suite with spectacular views. Or celebrate your Paris wedding on the rooftop terrace, in the rotunda or in one of the beautiful ballrooms.
I love shooting your Paris wedding photos in the lobby with modern design elements, the historic staircase or on the gorgeous rooftop of the wedding venue Hotel Paris Peninsula with a view on the Eiffel Tower.
The rooftop terrace with a view on the Eiffel Tower and all over Paris is a stunning place for your wedding ceremony. As a wedding photographer in Paris I also love the rotunda, a beautiful indoor room with a glass dome and large windows, which allows the room to be flooded with natural day light.
You can have a stunning view on the Eiffel Tower and on Paris for your wedding. Ask for the rooftop terrace and rooftop garden suite.
4. PLAZA ATHENEE
Top choice for a stylish Paris wedding with great courtyard
The Hotel Plaza Athenée Paris is a historic 5 star hotel near the famous shopping street Champs-Élysées, the world’s most beautiful avenue, in the 8th arrondissement.
About: The Plaza Athenée Hotel Paris exsists since 1913. It is the place to be for fashion lovers since famous French designer Christian Dior opened his couture house next to it.
Famous for: Their iconic red canvas awnings and red geranium flowers!
Style: The Plaza Athenée Paris is a blend of classical French architecture and Art Deco style.
The Paris Hotel Plaza Athenee is a great Paris wedding venue, especially for intimate weddings and elopements. The inner courtyard and their ballrooms are beautiful.
I love getting a few wedding photos on the balcony of your room, with the red awnings, geranium flowers – and a view on the Eiffel Tower. The hotel facade is another great backdrop. And let’s not miss the staircase.
The inner courtyard is a great backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. If you prefer an indoor wedding then the 18th century style Salon Organza or the fashion themed ballroom Salon Haute Couture are stunning rooms for your Paris wedding ceremony and reception.
View: Yes but only a few rooms:
You cannot have a view for your wedding ceremony or reception at this wedding venue in Paris but you can enjoy a view on Paris and the Eiffel Tower from the balcony of your room.
5. LE BRISTOL
Elegant luxury wedding hotel in Paris with a large courtyard
The Hotel Le Bristol Paris is a 5 star hotel near the famous avenue Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement.
About: The building in which Le Bristol Paris opened as a hotel in 1925 is dating back to the 19th century.
Famous for: It’s appearance in the Woddy Allen movie “Midnight in Paris”!
Style: The Paris Hotel Le Bristol is known for it’s limestone facade, historic architecture and luxurious interior.
You can elope just the two of you on your room balcony with a view on Paris, celebrate an intimate wedding in the smaller salons or the inner courtyard and garden or get married in the larger ballrooms.
I love to shoot your Paris wedding photos in the garden and inner courtyard of this Paris wedding venues. And let’s get a few casual and elegant shots on the balcony of your room.
The garden and inner courtyard are beautiful for your outdoor wedding ceremony. Indoors Le Bristol Paris Hotel offers many different rooms, I especially like the Salon Versailles or Salon Castellane with their historic decor.
The hotel Le Bristol Paris does not offer the option to celebrate your Paris wedding with a view. But you can get a room for your stay with a lovely view on Paris.
6. GEORGE V (Four Seasons)
Art-deco Paris hotel with beautiful interiors and city view
The Hotel Fours Seasons George V is a 5 star hotel between the Arc de Triomphe and the famous shopping street Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement.
About: The George V Four Seasons is a famous luxury hotel in Paris since 1928.
Famous for: The daily fresh and opulent flower arrangements!
Style: The hotel George V Four Seasons Paris is a great example of Art Deco style.
Exchange your vows just the two of you eloping to Paris in the George V suite with a great city view including the Eiffel Tower. Or get married in one of the many beautiful salons and ballrooms.
We cannot miss the lobby with the opulent flower arrangements for your Paris wedding photos at the Paris Hotel Four Seasons George V, as well as the marble courtyard and staircase.
If you are eloping in Paris just the two of you, try to get the penthouse or suite to enjoy a rooftop Eiffel Tower view for your Paris wedding ceremony. If you are getting married with more guests then choose one of the stunning ballrooms of this wedding venue in Paris. I especially love the red Salon Louis XIII and the purple Salon Regence.
Unless you elope in the rooftop suite or Penthouse you won’t have a view over Paris or the Eiffel Tower for your wedding at the Hotel Four Seasons George V Paris.
7. HOTEL DES ARTS ET METIERS
Ideally located hotel for a wedding with historic rooms
The historic Hotel des Arts et Metiers is within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower Trocadero and the Arc de Triomphe in the 16th arrondissement.
About: The elegant Paris wedding venues Hotel Arts et Metiers has opened and welcomed guests since 1925
Famous for: Historic rooms!
Don’t mix it up with other hotels in Paris which have a similar name. Only l’Hotel des Arts et Metiers has historic rooms and is a wedding venue in Paris.
Style: An elegant 19th century private mansion with high ceilings and historic decor is home of the Paris Hotel des Arts et Metiers.
You can hosts your intimate or big Paris wedding either in the garden or in one of the historic salons and ballrooms.
We definitely should take getting ready photos and/or couple wedding photos in a historic room at the Hotel des Arts et Metiers and in one of the beautiful historic salons.
If you are celebrating an intimate wedding and like the idea to be outdoors, then the garden of this Paris wedding venue is a wonderful backdrop for your ceremony. But don’t forget about the historic salons that you can use for larger weddings as well: I especially like the Salond Delage for intimate weddings, the Salon Neptune if you want to get a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower through the window and the Hall d’Honneur (hall of honor) for your bigger celebration – a stunning ballroom with a double staircase and balcony.
This Paris wedding venue does not provide a rooftop view or terrace for your wedding. But through some of the salons you can have an Eiffel Tower view through the windows.
8. LE PRE CATELAN
Perfect wedding venue in Paris for large weddings
Le Pre Catelan is a restaurant and wedding venue in Paris in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne in the 16th arrondissement.
About: Le Pre Catelan Paris opened in 1856 and it’s reception rooms and garden were since then used for celebrations of all kinds. One of the most famous Paris wedding venues among locals.
Famous for: being surrounded by greenery!
The Pre Catelan is surrounded by a large garden. Also the Paris wedding venue is in the middle of the large park and woods of Bois de Boulogne. So you really get a nature feel. Yet the Pre Catelan is not far from the famous sights in Paris!
Style: The Pre Catelan in Paris is a villa in the Napoleon III style surrounded by a lush garden.
You can celebrate an elopement or intimate wedding at the Paris wedding venues Pre Catelan Paris on the terrace, garden or in one of the smaller salons. But also large weddings can be hosted here in the large ballrooms that can be connected and the garden.
There are so many places to shoot beautiful Paris wedding photos: The garden with the villa as a backdrops, the terrace and also the staircase are my favorites.
My favorite places for your intimate Paris ceremony are the blue room, called Marie Antoinette, as well as the terrace and garden. For your Paris wedding ceremony with many guests the ballroooms Les Honneurs (the honors) and Empire are simply stunning.
You won’t have a view on the city of lights for your wedding at the Paris wedding venues Pre Catelan.