Wedding in France
Dreaming of an intimate destination wedding in France? Maybe you want to exchange vows in front of a fairy-tale chateau or in a gorgeous French garden. Here in the global center of art and philosophy, you’ll never run out of romantic spots to say your overseas “I do’s” with our tailor-made wedding packages!
Example Package for Small Weddings in France
If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at the Orchard Package which we’ve created specifically with small weddings in mind. Take approximately 20 to 60 guests and have the most memorable wedding in France! Also, have a browse through our other packages for even smaller groups and elopements in our brochure.
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. She will handle every detail personally, allowing you to focus just on the two of you.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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 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!
From €13525 for up to 60 people (excluding venue hire and catering)
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Check out other packages:
BLOSSOM for elopements and smaller weddings with some guests.
SEED to renew vows or elope just the two of you, or with a few guests.
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. In fact, you’ll have an almost complete picture of how a the process of getting married in France unfolds when you look at our brochure. Then simply tell us which services you want for 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 the brochure that you want to add, ask us 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!
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FAQs and useful information
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 just request our brochure.
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. Get to know our different wedding and elopement packages in full extent by requesting our brochure.
Step 1: The best way to contact us is by sending an enquiry or setting up a free consultation call with your dedicated French wedding planner. This way you can let us know how you envision your wedding in France and what your requests are in terms of date, group size and type of ceremony.
Step 2: Choose the wedding location of your dreams in France and pick the services that you want to include in our package.
Step 3: Should you wish to work with us for your wedding, we will send you our booking agreement and ask you to secure our availability with a deposit (min. €1,000 or 25% of the total package, whichever of the two is higher). After receiving your deposit, we will secure the vendors for your wedding.
Step 4: In case you’ve chosen to have a symbolic ceremony in France, we will put you in contact with your celebrant. You will schedule a call together to discuss about your ceremony and to get to know each other. Your bespoke ceremony will then be written by him (or her) following the wording of your choice.
Step 5: In our ‘Next Steps’ guideline (which we will send you as soon as we receive your deposit) it’s easily explained how you can show us what is your taste for flowers, music and cake and the styling in general.
Step 6: Around two weeks before your big day, we will double-check every small detail with the wedding vendors and will send you a detailed timeline for the day, together with all the contact details that you’ll need.
Step 7: On your wedding day, do not worry about anything. Enjoy your celebrations and the romance of the moment! If need us for anything, we will be available anytime to help you.
Absolutely not! A symbolic ceremony in France doesn’t require any legal paperwork to be sort out or any bureaucracy process to fulfill. We will simply put you in contact with your English-speaking celebrant, who will help you write your own vows and design your very own ceremony. It’s as easy as that!
Why making complicated something that is so simple? The job of searching for the best wedding vendors and getting to know them and how they work has already been done by us! You can simply trust us in assigning to your intimate wedding only the local wedding vendors who 100% align with your vision, number of guests and ceremony location. Just tell us what your taste in terms of flowers, music and wedding cake is and we’ll make all those elements happen without you worrying of a single thing.
In elopements and very intimate weddings, coordinators are not very necessary. Since we work with skilled, experienced, and expert vendors who are all locals, they know what they’re doing so you won’t have any “where to go” or “what to do next” moments.
Florists can deliver the flowers to you directly. The makeup artist can help you with everything about your looks. The transportation vendor will take you to your ceremony and reception location on time and accurately. That’s why we’re confident that even without an on-the-day coordinator, your wedding will run smoothly.
We understand that budget is one of the main concerns in wedding planning. The good news is that we allow full customisation of the package so you can adapt it to your needs to suit your budget! During your initial consultation period you can remove, swap or change the package inclusions as needed. Once you’ve figured it out, we can recalculate the price accordingly.
If you are getting married by civil ceremony, then you cannot customise the ceremony as this has to follow a formal structure. By prior agreement with the Mayor or Registrar who will be performing the ceremony, you may be allowed to say your own vows. However, if you are getting married symbolically then you can completely adapt the ceremony working to your wishes.
Yes! We take payments in 2, 3 or 4 equal instalments split into a deposit at time of booking, 2nd payment at 12 months before, 3rd payment at 6 months before and balance at 30 days before the wedding. The number of instalments applicable to you will depend on how far in advance you book your wedding package with us.
As a general guideline, weddings booked over 12 months in advance can be paid in four instalments, those booked between 12 and 6 months before will be paid in three instalments and those less than 6 months in advance will be split into 2 payments. Last minute bookings of less than 6-8 weeks in advance will need to be paid in full at the time of signing the agreement.
Your dedicated planner
Philip will help you choose from our all-inclusive packages so you can make the right decisions to turn your dream French wedding into a reality! He is in love with France and all the beautiful things this country has to offer and he’s equally passionate in helping people to celebrate their marriage!
Reviews from our Couples
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n wedding, you need Yana from Peach Perfect Weddings!
Without Yana, we would not have been able to pull off such an amazing 4-day wedding celebratio
n in Brittany, France, from Sydney, Australia.
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n, smart and super organised. Every little detail, every invoice and anything else that was relevant was documented through an online applicatio n we all shared access to. We had no idea that planning a wedding was going to be so much work, but Yana 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 Yana had it all under control. Yana has a wealth of experience as to what works for a wedding and what doesn’t – whenever our ideas for the celebratio ns were not workable, Yana was able to come up with an alternativ e solution that still stayed true to our vision. From start to finish, Yana and her team were profession al, helpful, understand ing and always on top of everything . Dealing with suppliers was challengin g at times to say the least but we had no reason to be worried as we knew Yana had it all under control. Yana was available whenever we needed her and always happy to go the extra mile. She even travelled to our venue and returned with amazing video footage to help us picture the surroundin gs and plan our setup since we couldn’t make it.
We loved working with Yana, she’s a beautiful person and fantastic to work with. She has exceeded our expectatio
ns, hiring her was the best decision we could have made.
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!
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 installments 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.