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WEDDING AT THE RITZ PARIS

 

First of all… Congratulations!

 

You’re engaged and you're now looking for a beautiful hotel to get married in Paris ! A wedding at the Ritz Paris is actually one of the most romantic way yo get married!

Hi, my name is Pierre TORSET, a Paris-based wedding photographer focusing on Weddings and Elopements, I have photographed countless weddings and ceremonies in some of the most beautiful venues in Paris, including the Ritz Paris. That's why I wanted to provide this guide about this historic and beautiful location to help you prepare your special day in the capital of love !

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A Ritz Paris wedding is something you should consider if you dream of an elegant and sophisticated destination wedding in Paris. The Ritz Paris is not only interesting because of it’s rich history, but it is also one of the most beautiful and elegant hotels and wedding venues in Paris.

Since the Ritz Paris opened in 1898 it quickly became famous as one of the most elegant and luxurious hotels in the world. It attracted celebrities, royals and artists alike. Many suites of the hotel Ritz Paris are named after famous guests that have stayed at this 5 star hotel such as Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Charlie Chaplin. The hotel Ritz is also immortalized in books and movies such as The Da Vinci Code, The Devil wears Prada, the Bond-movie From Russia with love or three films starring Audrey Hepburn.

Why is the Ritz Paris a great wedding venue?

There are many reasons why you may want to consider a Ritz Paris wedding when eloping to Paris or getting married in Paris:

Historic elegance

If you are looking for this vibe of historically rooted luxury and elegance that the Ritz Paris stands for, then you should consider this hotel as your wedding venue in Paris. Originally a 18th century townhouse the Ritz Paris is a national monument and features classical Parisian architecture and late Louis XIV decor. The different historic and thematic salons and ballrooms are a beautiful backdrop for your celebration in Paris (see more below).

Located in the heart of Paris

The Ritz Paris is situated on famous Place Vendôme in the 1st arrondissement. This Paris wedding venue is right in the heart of Paris: The Louvre Palace and Tuilerie Gardens as well as the Champs-Elysées and Opéra Garnier are in close proximity. So the Hotel Ritz is the perfect wedding venue if you want to head out for wedding photos around Paris before or after celebrating your wedding ceremony and wedding reception.

Which events to celebrate at the Ritz Paris?

The Ritz Paris offers event spaces for your intimate elopement or vow renewal as well as for bigger celebrations such as your destination wedding in Paris.

Ritz Paris elopement

The hotel Ritz Paris is one of the most beautiful wedding venues if you want to celebrate a small event such as your Ritz Paris elopement or Ritz Paris vow renewal. You can either celebrate a private outdoor ceremony in the Grand Jardin (grand garden) or book one of the smaller parlors to exchange your vows in private and intimate surrounding. One of my couples eloping to Paris had their elopement ceremony in Salon Psyche just the two of them, followed by a candle light dinner. As elopement photographer in Paris I felt that this was one of the most intimate and beautiful elopements I have been shooting in Paris.

Ritz Paris wedding

From intimate wedding to big destination wedding the Ritz Paris Hotel offers you the perfect backdrop. The Grand Jardin (grand garden) is a gorgeous space for your summer outdoor wedding at the Ritz Paris. And also indoors there are 7 salons and ballrooms in different sizes and with different decor that you can choose for your destination wedding (see more below).

Ritz Paris wedding photos

And even if you are already married and staying at the Hotel Ritz for your honeymoon in Paris, then we can use this beautiful Paris wedding venue to shoot a few photos in your wedding outfits as a keepsake of your special trip to Paris. Also if you are not married yet, we can shoot your pre-wedding photos at the Ritz Paris so that you can announce your celebration with beautiful wedding photos of the two of you in Paris.

Which wedding locations to use at the Ritz Paris?

Now that you know why you should consider a Ritz Paris wedding and how you can celebrate different kinds of events at this wedding venue in Paris, let’s have a closer look at the different spaces for your celebration of love:

Grand Jardin (garden)

The Grand Jardin is like a secret garden in the inner courtyard of the Ritz Paris. With romantic alcoves, a lovely terrace, linden trees and magnolia flowers this garden is especially beautiful for your wedding in spring or summer.

Events: elopement, vow renewal, wedding celebration, wedding photos
Great for: photos, ceremony, cocktail
Type: outdoor
Capacity: 120-400

Salon d’Eté (summer parlor)

The Salon d’Ete is connected to the garden via the terrace, so you can easily combine these spaces – which is also great if you need a bad weather plan. The entire wall facing the garden is made of glass. So this glass atrium with delicate ironwork feels very summery and airy. As Paris photographer I love that this room is bathed in natural light, which is great for your wedding photos.

Events: elopement, vow renewal, wedding celebration, wedding photos
Great for: photos, ceremony, cocktail, reception
Type: indoor
Capacity: 80-120

Salon Psyché

The Salon Psyche is listed as a historic monument because of it’s golden woodwork, majestic tapestry and marble fireplace. As wedding photographer this is one of my favorite rooms and I think it is great for your Ritz Paris elopement wedding as well as for your Paris destination wedding.

Events: elopement, vow renewal, wedding celebration, wedding photos
Great for: photos, ceremony, cocktail, reception
Type: indoor
Capacity: 2-60

Salon Cesar Ritz

The Salon Cesar Ritz is another beautiful historic parlor with it’s own terrace which you can use for your Ritz Paris wedding if the weather allows.

Events: wedding celebration, wedding photos
Great for: ceremony, cocktail, reception
Type: indoor
Capacity: 30-90

Salon Garamont

This parlor with red and white decor has two entrances and communicates with the Grand Jardin (grand garden).

Events: wedding celebration, wedding photos
Great for: ceremony, cocktail, reception
Type: indoor
Capacity: 34-60

Salon Louis XV

This historic room in gold and white with crystal chandeliers and large mirrors is another beautiful room to celebrate your love.

Events: elopement, vow renewal, wedding celebration, wedding photos
Great for: photos, ceremony, cocktail, reception
Type: indoor
Capacity: 34-100

Salon Vendôme

This is the largest wedding ballroom that you can choose for your Ritz Paris wedding. A white marble staircase leads to elegant Salon Vendome decorated with crystal chandeliers and white woodwork.

Events: wedding celebration, wedding photos
Great for: ceremony, cocktail
Type: indoor
Capacity: 70-270

Grand staircase & Lobby

If you are getting married at the Hotel Ritz Paris let’s not forget to take your wedding photos on the gorgeous staircase and around the lobby featuring beautiful historic decor.

Events: wedding photos
Great for: photos
Type: indoor
Capacity: 2

Ritz Hotel Entrance & Place Vendôme

We should also definitely capture some wedding pictures of the two of you at the hotel entrance and on famous Place Vendôme as keepsake of your Ritz Paris wedding.

Events: wedding photos
Great for: photos
Type: indoor
Capacity: 2

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Pierre TORSET

PARIS PHOTOGRAPHER
torsetphoto@gmail.com
+33.628.237.953. (Whatsapp & iMessage)