Look no further than these exclusive European venues for the ultimate destination wedding. (Photo: villaaureliagianicolo/Instagram)
By Annie Simpson
July 29, 2021
If you’re planning a luxurious destination wedding or want a peek into where the world’s most powerful and influential choose to say “I do”, look no further than these exclusive Euopean venues
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Although the future of international travel is still uncertain due to the ongoing pandemic, for those who are planning ahead, a destination wedding can still be a reality.
If a beachside ceremony in Asia or a small-scale wedding in Singapore is just not for you, perhaps we can tempt you with some of the most exclusive wedding venues in Europe. From French chateaus to a villa overlooking Italy’s famed Lake Como, these stunning locations guarantee a memorable day.
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Situated only an hour and a half from Paris, Château de Carsix combines the charm of a rural location, along with the convenience of the capital. The 18th century château was erected at the end of the reign of Louis XV by Philippe du Fay, with the exterior featuring stunning brick and stonework which are typical of the time.
Whether you’re opting for a large scale celebration or an intimate ceremony, Château de Carsix promises to make your fairy tale dreams come true. Up to 50 guests can easily be accommodated for smaller parties, with additional space available for up to 280 seated guests––with the chateau itself also comfortably fitting around 40 guests for a long weekend celebration.
Discover more at chateaudecarsix.com
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Known for hosting the recent nuptials of Lady Kitty Spencer, Villa Aurelia is a truly magical venue for your big day.
Though the exact date of construction is unknown, it is thought that the villa was built between 1650 and 1667, with the space undergoing a full renovation in the early 21st century. The Baroque villa is set on the highest point within the walls of Rome, meaning that you and your guests will not only be able to enjoy the stunning interiors and grounds, but will also be treated to amazing views over the city.
Allowing you to create your own unique day, the villa can only be rented out on an absolutely exclusive basis, with only one wedding is organised on any one day.
Discover more at villaaurelia.it
Found in the heart of Tuscany’s wild Maremma countryside, located between Rome and Florence, this castle-like hotel is ideal for those who want to make an impression on their wedding day. Surrounded by 40 hectares of organic vineyards, olive groves and farmland, Castello di Vicarello guarantees total seclusion and exclusivity.
Providing a romantic backdrop for your wedding, the castle can cater for everything from an intimate affair to an extravagant function. The castle itself has nine suites which can comfortably accommodate up to 22 guests, with further room for over 100 guests available at trusted nearby venues. For the ceremony itself, choose from either an al fresco space in the gardens, or one of the many rooms within the castle walls.
For your continued celebrations, every corner of this dreamy property is yours to enjoy and explore, with a particular focus given to food and wine menus––Castello di Vicarello even boasts its own kitchen gardens, using the organic ingredients in its authentic Tuscan dishes.
Discover more at castellodivicarello.com
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Regarded as one of the most prestigious on the French Riviera––not to mention being owned for over a decade by Karl Lagerfeld––Villa La Vigie is the epitome of luxury.
Located on the cape of the Monte-Carlo Beach, the villa offers unparalleled views of the Mediterranean, the Principality and the bay of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. The stunning architecture gives way to an interior of marble, columns, grand fireplaces, parquet flooring and high ceilings, to create a modern and sophisticated ambiance.
For weddings, the stunning 237-square-metre terrace is the ideal location to make the most of the unique setting, with the villa’s 600 square metres of space offering six bedrooms, four bathrooms and two dressing rooms for you and your guests.
Discover more at montecarlosbm.com
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Built in 1760, and named for the idyllic village in which it is located, Château du Grand-Lucé’s grandeur guarantees to live up to its name. The neoclassical French icon is unapologetically opulent, making for an enchanting venue for a destination wedding.
The extraordinary 45,000 square foot château not only boasts a ballroom of royal proportions, but the 80 acre grounds promise to offer a truly special location for your big day––from the perfect symmetry and precision of the classical French gardens, to a lake, meadows, historic white oak forest and even an orangery. The chateau also has ample space to accommodate your closest guests.
Discover more at chateaugrandluce.com
Villa Erba enjoys a prime location in the heart of Lake Como, offering a dream backdrop for the many who have dreamed of a quintessential European wedding. The 19th century villa is one of the most famous on the Lake, boasting all the luxuries you’d expect from Italian neo-renaissance architecture.
With the interiors and exterior spanning 100,000 square metres, Villa Erba is one of the biggest on Lake Como. Lavish interiors aside––the grand ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests––nothing can quite compare with the magical gardens overlooking the lake.
Discover more at villaerba.it
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Set in the heart of the Mediterranean, this 12th century residence, is one of the most prestigious in all of Europe. Offering a magical setting for your dream wedding, Villa Cimbrone’s expert planners will assist you in creating a unique and personalised celebration.
Promising the very best of comfort and luxury, the villa features 19 elegant guest rooms. Besides its standout accommodation, Villa Cimbrone’s gardens are one of Ravello’s most famous attractions, setting the scene for the ultimate destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast.
Discover more at hotelvillacimbrone.com