The Orchard Package is designed for intimate weddings in France with up to 60 guests.
Forget about stressing over planning your destination in France! Your dedicated planner will be there from the beginning up to the big day to take care of all your needs. They will handle every detail personally, allowing you to focus just on the two of you.
Ceremony Location Search
Our selection of handpicked venues in France includes chateaux and other venues for almost every style and budget. We will help you find the best venue for your wedding abroad. If you have a certain place in mind, just let us know! We are always happy to discover new ceremony locations in France.
Reception Venue Search
Why stop after the ceremony? Continue the celebrations with your guests and enjoy your overseas wedding in France to the fullest! We will find the best place for your post-ceremony reception that fits all your needs.
We will take care of the all the details and logistics of planning the reception and party. Tell us about your vision and we will do our best to make your wildest dreams come true!
No stress on your big day! Your coordinator will be present for 8 hours making sure everything goes according to plan and your celebration becomes a memorable and stress-free experience for you and your loved ones!
Celebrant / Officiant
Your celebrant will work with you closely in order to create the ceremony you want for your intimate in France. She will take the time to get to know you and will include rituals, traditions and the wording of your choice in your ceremony.
From the getting ready-shots up until your party, the photographer will be there for 8 hours to capture all memories of your day! Within a few weeks after the , you’ll receive an online library of 200+ of your fully edited photos that you can share with your loved ones!
Bouquet & Boutonniere
Bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere are just some of the many flowers that will brighten your in France.
An arch for the ceremony, flowers on the chairs, centerpieces for the reception… our florist will take care of brightening up your venue with floral decorations of your choice! Additional florals in the Orchard package include: 3 x Bridesmaids’ bouquets 5 x Extra boutonnières 1 x Arch for the Ceremony 10 x Pew ends / Chair ties 5 x Table centrepieces
Hair & Makeup for Bride
Your team of stylists will make you look and feel beautiful for your big day! In the morning, they will come directly to your hotel or venue to style you up and make you look your your best.
Hair & Makeup for Bridal Party
Your bridesmaids and/or your mom won’t have to worry about finding a stylist in a foreign country. Our Orchard Package includes styling for 5 of your guests!
*Price based on a bridal party of 3 Bridesmaids and 2 Mums
Live Music for Ceremony
Your favourite tunes will be playing while you are walking down the aisle for your destination in France. Choose songs from the solo musician’s repertoire or suggest your own to accompany your ceremony!
DJ for evening party
Having small abroad doesn’t mean you have to keep it low key when it comes to partying. Use the saved bucks to go big with your entertainment. Your doesn’t need to end after dessert, our DJ will set the right mood so you and your guests can dance the night away!
... customize this package!
Customize your Package for your in France and make it truly yours! Add extra services or substitute them to make your package meet all your personal needs an wishes. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help!
Customize Your Wedding Package
We understand that you will most likely want to make changes and customize your wedding package for France – and that’s OK!
You have the freedom to decide what goes into your big day by adding, removing or swapping services around.
Add extra services
Whether you have any idea of what goes into an intimate French wedding or not, we’ll be here to guide you. Try our online quote where you can choose from numerous service we offer for getting married in France. Then get in touch with your wedding planner to start organising your big day!
Replace or remove
Did you find anything in the package that doesn’t suit your idea of a marriage celebration in France? Remove it! Plus, if you find a service in our online quote that you want to add, feel free to substitute it for the one you took out. Just communicate your preferences to your wedding planner and have your vision fulfilled!
Tell us your preferences
Since this is your wedding, you get to tell us about your ideal make-up style, flowers, cake, music and any other aspect of the celebration. Trust our talented and experienced vendors to work harmoniously with you for the fulfillment of your dream intimate French wedding!
Types of Ceremonies to Get Married in France
Your need to understand the difference between symbolic, religious and legally-binding marriage ceremonies. We want you to pick the type of ceremony that is most suitable for your situation and one that is most meaningful for the two of you. Below is a quick summary, but for the full description send us an enquiry.
A legally-binding marriage ceremony in France is only possible if you can spend 40 days in the country immediately before the wedding day. If you have a parent permanently residing in France, or you own property here, the residency requirement may be wavered at the discretion of the Mayor of the town where you wish to be married.
A religious ceremony may be your best option if you want a traditional Catholic wedding in a beautiful church. French churches will allow priests to conduct ceremonies in English, although very few local priests can speak it. Keep in mind that you must already be civilly married before the religious ceremony can take place.
Symbolic ceremonies are the most popular choice for couples planning their destination wedding in France. In fact, it can be performed at any venue of your choice and allows you full control over how to celebrate your marriage. It can be as formal or informal as you wish and can include the exchange of rings and your own vows.
…still not sure?
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event and we understand it may not be too easy for you to decide. Choosing the right type of ceremony is included in all our wedding packages for France. Your dedicated planner will be here to explain it all to you at each step of the way.
Where to Marry in France
There are so many reasons for why a lot of couples choose France when thinking of having an overseas wedding. But above all, the unparalleled beauty of French venues are to be blamed (in a good way)! Over the years we have built up relationships with hundreds of different venues all across the country, focusing on places most suitable for an intimate wedding in France for up to about 60 guests.
For how can you go wrong when you decide to say ‘I do’ in a fairy-tale chateau, the cloisters of a medieval abbey, in the converted barn of a luxury country house or the impressive gardens of a villa of the French Riviera? Whether you choose the rural French countryside or a bustling city, your big day will have a gorgeous setting!
Dive right in and check out a few specific locations we’re handpicked for you here:
About Our Wedding Packages
Thanks to our vast experience in planning and arranging bespoke weddings, we have cultivated great relationship with many vendors. We book your wedding services with only the best professionals in our carefully tailored packages, so you won’t have to search for them on your own.
Don’t get caught out by sneaky hidden fees or unexpected costs that you forgot to budget for! We work by calculating the total cost of your destination wedding in advance, so you will never end up overpaying.
Over the years we have worked with many local suppliers and can confidently say we have found the best of that there is. Trust in our experience to choose only the most fitting vendors for your intimate wedding abroad.
Tailor Your Package
We’ve combined the best elements of package and bespoke weddings. Keeping the planning process effortless, whilst giving you complete freedom over deciding on the important details of your wedding.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Weather… When To Get Married in France
You want to get married in France for its delicious French cuisine, its wines and… the weather! Well, keep in mind that France is a pretty large country with a variety of climates: in the North the regions of Britanny, Normandy and Hauts-de-France certainly don’t have the same warm summers as Provence, Cote d’Azur, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon do.
At the same time, in the French Riviera strong winds can get uncomfortable even in the hottest of summer days. You better also avoid the South West of France in July and August, if you don’t want to melt with temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius and scorching sun. In the Loire Valley instead, May could be risky for an outdoor French chateau wedding – it’s statistically the month with the most rainfalls during the year.
To protect yourself from both ends of the spectrum – a rainy day and a crazy hot day – we suggest you to consider renting a marquee, parasols or a canopy, or even booking a wedding venue which offers an indoor room to use as your plan B for the ceremony and reception. Be ready for all situations and you won’t ever be disappointed!
Reviews from our Couples
We had no idea that planning a wedding was going to be so much work, but Peach Perfect Weddings made everything simple. We didn’t feel stressed during the year we spent planning and we were able to enjoy our day without worrying about anything, because we knew they had it all under control. Peach Perfect Weddings has a wealth of experience as to what works for a wedding and what doesn’t – whenever our ideas for the celebrations were not workable, they were able to come up with an alternative solution that still stayed true to our vision. From start to finish, Yana and her team were professional, helpful, understanding and always on top of everything. Dealing with suppliers was challenging at times to say the least, but we had no reason to be worried as we knew they had it all under control.
If you want to throw a good wedding, you hire a planner. If you want to throw a GREAT wedding, you hire Peach Perfect Weddings. I cannot begin to tell you how easy they made everything for us. They even considered details we hadn’t (table arrangements, seating, the send-off).
Peach Perfect always worked with OUR interests in mind first and took our budget concerns into account. AND the wedding planner even volunteered to do little things for us, like put together the welcome bags or pick up the favors we’d created. On the weekend of, each event flowed seamlessly into the next. We didn’t have to waste a single moment worrying about how the wedding and reception were going. I highly recommend.
How to Plan a Destination Wedding in France
Want to do a small wedding in France but don’t know where to start? Peach Perfect Weddings is here to help!
Planning a destination wedding in France is a lot more work – and maybe stress – especially if you live abroad. But as your Peach Perfect local wedding planner, I’ll take care of all of that from the beginning. Once you show interest of getting married in France, I will get all the information needed to choose the perfect venue for you.
This can be done by phone or email, whatever suits you best. After finding out about all the facilities you need, the number of guests that will sleep at the venue and the type of reception you’d like to have, I will elaborate a package tailored to your needs.
You will have the chance to go over it and change anything you don’t like to meet your preferences and budget. As soon as you’ll approve the package, I’ll send you a booking agreement with the package inclusions and the payment information. You’ll be able to pay in installment depending on how far in advance you book.
Once the deposit has been received, we start planning! Peach Perfect Weddings takes care of booking suppliers and all the communication with them and puts you in contact with those suppliers you need to work with, like the celebrant. You’ll be making the decisions with regards to decoration, type of music, etc. but I will take out the hassle of looking for suppliers.
During the planning process of your destination wedding in France, I will be setting the times. I’ll send you all the documentation you need to be on the loop of everything. You will be the center of it, but we will make all the work.
The day of the wedding, everything will be set and one of us will be there to deal with the coordination and the little issues that might come up. You won’t even notice us! The coordinator will make sure that you enjoy your day and have fun with your people.