More and more couples are fleeing to France to fulfill their dreams of having a destination wedding. However, the list of venues in the Provence region of France are endless and can become overwhelming if you’re not quite sure what you are looking for yet for your South of France wedding. Venues can range from intimate provencal villas and stone wineries, to large luxurious chateaus dating back centuries ago. For your convenience, we’ve cumulated our personal favorite top wedding venues in Provence. We have visited, stayed at or had the privilege to plan and design weddings at these over the years and can truly vouch for their beauty and professionalism. This guide will give you a small snap-shot view to some of the must know facts about each venue. Also, be sure to click on the each venue’s website links to learn more about what they all have to offer.
The below options are only a small selection of wedding venues Provence has to offer. We only select reputable venues with wonderful staff who are ready to welcome destination couples with open arms. Still have questions about a destination wedding in France? Feel free to drop us a note to get the conversation started and to learn more about our destination planning & design process. We’re here to help!
Dating back to the 17th century, Chateau de Tourreau is undoubtedly one of the most infamous and luxurious chateaus in Provence. Situated on 20 acres in the village of Sarrians, your private estate hire comes complete with an indoor chapel for your ceremony, exclusive use of the entire Chateau and its grounds, as well as use of the farm area- 3 separate romantic buildings on the property for additional guest accommodations. The onsite marriage chapel was built in 1614 and holds ceremonies for up to 70 people. The outdoor courtyard can easily accommodate up to 150 guests to eat & dance the night away.
Nestled in the heart of nature, Le Mas de La Rose is the most romantic option for your destination nuptials in Provence. The 17th century stone mas is home to 11 charming hotel rooms and a gourmet indoor/outdoor restaurant serving produce grown directly on the property. The zero entry pool complete with a waterfall and poolside bar, are a favorite in the hot summer months. The mas can accommodate up to 150 wedding guests. However, we feel this venue is enjoyed in all its glory with a smaller, more intimate guest count.
Les Chateau des Alpilles is a thoughtfully restored 5 star hotel chateau located near our favorite tourist town of St. Remy. The ceremony and reception options are vast due to the clever layout of all the structures on the property. The entrance starts with lined rows of magnolia and plane trees leading up to the manor and spreading down to the outdoor pool. During your wedding, we recommend letting your closest friends and family stay in the chateau. This allows for the bride & groom to stay in the property’s exquisite chapel or charming old wash house for privacy and relaxation.
La Bastide is located in the picturesque village of Gordes in the very popular Luberon region of Provence. Rolling hills, medieval villages and countless lavender fields are all a stone’s throw away. The luxury hotel is famously known for its suspended garden terrace as providing the perfect ceremony and/or reception location for your wedding. The maximum seated capacity is 120 or 200 for cocktail style celebrations in the garden. The hotel allows partial or full privatization of the property for all weddings. An added feature in Provence, is the hotel’s 5 star spa open 7 days a week providing world class wellness treatments.
Chateau d’Estoublon is the perfect mixture of rustic grounds meets elegant chateau. The impressive grounds of the property are adorned with olive groves, vines and woodlands. Therefore, allowing for endless photo opportunities. The chateau can accommodate up to 250 people for an outdoor seated reception and 200 for an indoor backup plan. Three separate indoor luxury dining rooms are available for more intimate celebrations. A special detail to note is that all 10 oversized suites were individually designed to portray their own unique style. Our personal favorite is Les Oiseaux. It showcases the perfect quintessential French chateau accommodation. Lastly, we can’t forget to mention our favorite detail… The most iconic staircase in all of Provence at the front entrance of the chateau. Perfect for the ultimate ceremony entrance or picturesque wedding backdrop!