Where to get married in Burgundy ?
Since I have been photographing weddings in the United States, I realized one thing: there is no castle. We get married in hotels, in wineries, or in a restaurant.
In Burgundy, we are lucky to have the most beautiful castles in the world. So why deprive yourself, especially during an event as fabulous as a wedding! In addition, the castles often have dozens of beds for your guests, a great advantage compared to a small venue in the US!
Here is a list of the most beautiful castles of Burgundy (which included the department of Côte d'Or, Nièvre, Saone-et-Loire, Yonne), from the most expensive to the most affordable. Once you have your venue, choosing your “traiteur” (catering company), band or DJ, florist, hair dresser, etc… will be a piece of cake! I also have a list of vendors that I would happily share with you.
It must be said that this historical monument is located just 1 hour south of Paris. The building, from the Renaissance, is composed of four large rooms, a forest, a park, 28 rooms and suites, enough to accommodate 70 couples. The atmosphere is fabulous which makes this reception room by far my favorite for a wedding in Burgundy.
This time, my other favorite is in the South of Burgundy, in the heart of the vineyard. This emblematic Burgundy castle is a place that exists only in your dream: bright, several terraces, an idyllic setting. From the high terraces, you will admire the magnificent view overlooking the hills and the vineyards.
The Côte-d'orien castle offers the bride and groom a superb backdrop with this park and its home from the nineteenth century. And when you rent, you have access to the entire domain.
How not to dream of getting married in the middle of the Grands Crus de Bourgogne. Available for an intimate wedding of 50 seats in Renaissance salons as for an incredible dinner with 500 guests, the castle of Clos de Vougeot is an extraordinary setting, full of 900 years of history of Burgundy and its wines. The receptions are part of the great tradition of Burgundy conviviality.
The villages are better known for their great white wines than for this castle which is simply sublime. In the heart of the Grands Crus of Burgundy, this house has a rare authenticity, between vineyards and prestigious cellars. A photo shoot in front of the prestigious Montrachet hill? A thousand times yes, please! The reception room is a 14th century vault.
I spent a fabulous night in this castle built in the ninth, twelfth and sixteenth century. The castle team is great and the space is even greater. The exposed stone walls and the beams of the ceiling of the reception room create the charm of this sublime room.
The Château des Broyers is ideally located 45 minutes from Lyon and 15 minutes from Mâcon. You receive your guests in the heart of the park, at the foot of the vineyards where there is a beautiful fountain dating back over 100 years.
This castle nestled in the heart of the vineyard is the ideal theater for a wedding without restraint. The large room is a unique place to accommodate 170 guests. I do not hide that this is one of my favorite places in the Saone-et-Loire, having grown up not very far from this house of the XIV and XV century.