Today, I’m highlighting for you 5 main reasons why you should consider getting married in France. If you are still in the process of choosing a location for your destination wedding in Europe…read this first !
So many diverse locations and breath taking landscapes
France is a big country made of many regions, each with its own style and charm, offering very different sceneries to suit all tastes: from bucolic countryside to beautiful beaches or towering mountains, quirky villages to picturesque market towns or big cities, lushly verdant hills, vineyards or lavender fields, a multitude of diverse landscapes and backdrops for a picture perfect wedding.
In such a beautiful country, these breath-taking landscapes will create unforgettable wedding memories for you and your guests.
If you need some insights to help you find your ideal location in France, see here.
Countless wedding venues for every style
Rich of culture and history, France offers an impressive amount of fantastic wedding venues ; from fairy-tale chateaux to private country houses or heritage monuments, even entire villages.
The sheer number of ridiculously scenic stone châteaux or manor houses in France means that ideal wedding venues present themselves in just about any town in any region of the country. Picturesque chapels and village churches are everywhere in France, too – so you can say your vows in a wonderfully ancient building whether or not you’ve opted for a religious ceremony.
Furthermore, luxury villas, large resorts and boutique hotels are in the French portfolio along with dramatic woodlands, parks and gardens for outdoor events. Thus, whether you are looking for a big affair, a more intimate celebration or an elopement, there will be the right venue for you.
Culinary excellence and unrivaled drink varieties
As the (self-proclaimed^^) world capital of gastronomy, France is famous for its food and wines, which are both important aspects of French life. Fine dining, or more rustic style, extensive choices of wines of all types and spirits.
Whether you select a five-course menu with foie-gras, cheese and the famous croquembouche (traditional French wedding cake), or a more local and seasonal feast, you are assured to please your guest’s taste buds.
The quality of food here is so high that you won’t even necessarily have to fork out on an expensive caterer.
Also, chances are your wedding celebrations will involve a fair bit of French wine, and – I’ll let you in on a secret – the French often keep the best vintages for themselves. So you will have easy access to the very best wines, at the very best prices. Champagne is one of your big day’s most important investments.
Outdoor weddings with sunshine almost assuré in the South of France
The weather in France is as varied as the regions and from North to South, West to East, you will experience variation of high and low temperatures and the proportion of sunny versus rainy days will differ greatly.
However, generally, all regions of France enjoy warm and sunny summer months.
In the Southern regions of course these days will start earlier in the year and will end later, extending the potential wedding season from Spring to Autumn.
Thus, one of the biggest perks of getting married in France is the scope for an outdoor wedding.
Ceremony, cocktail party, dinner and even dancing can be organised outside. Not all year round of course, but if this is your most cherish desire, there will always be a place or a solution to make it come true.
Unforgettable guest experience
France is a fantastic place to welcome your guests! It is a favorite holiday destination, so being invited to a wedding in France is likely to enchant them. Most will jump at the chance to extend their stay beyond the wedding itself.
The country also offers so many different ideas to entertain your guests in pre or post wedding activities, i.e. cultural visits, wine tasting, river cruise, markets to name but a few. Remember : a destination wedding is not just a wedding, it’s an experience ! And with the help of a wedding planner wowing your guests will be as easy as booking flight tickets.
Added bonus : delicious edible wedding-favors your guests will thank you for. More on that in a future article!
If we’ve convinced you that France is the perfect destination for your special day, don’t be afraid at the thought of planning in a wedding in a country with a foreign language ! English-speaking vendors can be found quite easily.
If not, we are here to be your interpret. By hiring our services as English speaking wedding planners, you will no longer have language barrier problems.
Inquire about our packages here. We can’t wait to hear about your dream wedding in France !