Paris wedding venue – best places to get married in Paris

Are you looking for Paris wedding venue to host your upcoming wedding ceremony and reception? No worries, in Paris you got countless beautiful wedding venues for Paris weddings and Paris elopements of all sizes and styles. As experienced wedding officiant in Paris I share with you my top favorite wedding venues in Paris. Moreover you’ll find lots of info and inspiration regarding these best places to get married or elope in Paris to start planning your Paris wedding, intimate wedding in Paris, Paris micro wedding, elopement in Paris or Paris vow renewal.

1. Shangri-La Paris

The Shangri-La Paris is one of my absolute favorite Paris wedding venues. Why? Because first of all it has the most stunning views on the Eiffel Tower. Secondly the Shangrila Paris Hotel has gorgeous and opulent indoor ballrooms where you can host your Paris wedding ceremony and reception. Furthermore there is a beautiful staircase, lobby and garden with Eiffel Tower view – so many more pretty spots for Paris wedding photos.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: Paris wedding venue with the best Eiffel Tower views!
Event: Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-200 guests

Located: Near Trocadero Eiffel Tower (10 Avenue d’Iéna)
The Shangri La Paris is located only a few minutes walk from Trocadero square, which is famous for it’s view on the Eiffel Tower. Trocadero is a great place to take iconic Paris wedding photos. Also the Seine riverside as well as the Eiffel Tower gardens are nearby – all great spots for Paris elopement pictures.

Contact: Hotel Shangri-La Paris
Ask me for a direct contact of their event planner if you are considering your wedding ceremony with me, your celebrant in Paris, at this Paris wedding venue!

Best ceremony locations at the Shangrila Paris

Eiffel Tower view terrace

Book one of the rooms with Eiffel Tower view balcony to stay a couple of nights at the Shangri La Paris. Then simply use the Eiffel Tower view terrace of your room to get married there with a small and intimate elopement ceremony. The Eiffel Tower view balconies work well for elopements with just the two of you or only a handful of guests. You can also celebrate a Paris micro wedding with a small and intimate ceremony on the Eiffel Tower suite terrace.

Example: Above you see a horizontal photo of Mery & Juan. The married couple renewed their wedding vows on the balcony of their room with a stunning view on the Eiffel Tower. Read & see more on my blog about this Eiffel Tower vow renewal at the Paris wedding venue Shangri La.

Beautiful Ballrooms

If you are planning a larger wedding then my favorite places for your ceremony at the Shangrila Paris wedding venue are the opulent golden ballroom (Grand Salon) and the elegant blue ballroom (Salon de la Famille). The architecture and decoration are simply stunning and my top pick for an indoor Paris wedding venue.

Eiffel Tower Garden

The Shangrila Hotel in Paris also has a small garden from where you can see the Eiffel Tower. This is a romantic place for an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony or elopement in Paris.

My personal recommendation for your Paris elopement

Head out early for your wedding photoshoot in Paris – the Eiffel Tower is just around the corner. After that return to the Shangrila Paris to take more photos on the famous staircase and in the ballrooms of available. Then get married with an elopement ceremony on the Eiffel Tower view balcony of your hotel room in the late morning.

Insider tip: Book a split Paris elopement photo session: Have your wedding photoshoot in Paris and at the Eiffel Tower in the morning, then take a break. Plan your elopement ceremony later in the day during the blue hour on your Eiffel Tower view balcony of your hotel room at the Shangri La. Let’s schedule your elopement ceremony so that the Eiffel Tower is lighting up and starts sparkling when I get the two of you married in Paris as your officiant.


2. Ritz Paris

The hotel Ritz Paris has been part of the international high society in Paris since it opened in 1898. The beauty and elegance quickly became famous worldwide and this luxury hotel has already hosted famous guests such as Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Charlie Chaplin. It has also served a movie set for pictures such as The Da Vinci Code, The Devil wears Prada, the Bond-movie From Russia with love or three films starring Audrey Hepburn. So if you are drawn to this rich history and high society charm the Ritz Paris is your perfect Paris wedding venue.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: Notorious high society vibes!
Event: Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-200 guests

Located: On famous Place Vendôme (15 Place Vendôme)
The Ritz hotel Paris is in the heart of Paris (1st arrondissement) and located directly on Place Vendôme – favorite place where an international high society is hunting for the newest luxury designer clothes and jewellery. This Paris wedding venue is also just a short walk away from Tuilerie Gardens and the Louvre.

Contact: Hotel Ritz Paris
Ask me for a direct contact of their event planner if you are considering your wedding ceremony with me, your officiant in Paris, at this Paris wedding venue!

Best ceremony locations at the Hotel Ritz Paris

Salon Psyche & other ballrooms

The Hotel Ritz Paris is a great wedding venue in Paris because it provides several ballrooms & parlors of different sizes & decor (such as Salons César Ritz, Salon Garamond, Salon Louis XIV or Salon Vendôme). My personal favorite ballroom at the Ritz Paris is the Salon Psyché. This historic ballroom in deep red and golden tones showcases golden woodwork, majestic tapestry and a marble fireplace. Perfect for your elopement ceremony, intimate wedding ceremony as well as micro wedding in Paris.

Example: Above you see a horizontal photo of Fiona & Lawrence’s elegant elopement in Paris. The were getting married at the Salon Psyché with a celebrant ceremony, officiated by myself, and were celebrating their wedding just the two of them with a romantic candle light dinner. Check my blog to get inspired by their Ritz Paris elopement wedding.

Garden (Grand Jardin)

A beautiful place for a summery outdoor wedding celebration at the Ritz Paris wedding venue is their garden in the inner courtyard. The Ritz Paris gardens has romantic alcoves, a beautiful terrace, linden trees and magnolia flowers – and a path with a few stairs that can be used as wedding aisle for your intimate ceremony. The Grand Jardin is great for Paris elopements, small and intimate weddings in Paris and Paris micro weddings.

Example: Above you see a horizontal picture of H & C walking down the aisle after their ceremony with me, their celebrant in Paris. On my blog you find more inspiration of their intimate wedding in Paris at the Ritz Paris wedding venue.

Summer Parlor (Salon d’Ete)

The summer parlor of the Ritz hotel Paris is adjacent to the terrace and garden. So both locations at the Ritz Paris wedding venue can be combined: You can for example have your wedding ceremony in the Salon and the cocktail on the terrace and garden.

Example: Above you see a vertical photo of Mary-Beth & Adam’s wedding ceremony at the Salon d’Ete. They had actually planned their Paris wedding ceremony in the Grand Jardin, but on their wedding day there was a high risk of rain. So they decided to use the Salon for their ceremony, which was just as beautiful.


3. Plaza Athenée

If you like Art Deco, modern art & fashion then the Hotel Plaza Athenée is your top choice for a stylish wedding in Paris.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: Balconies with red geraniums & red awnings
Event: Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-180 guests

Located: Near Avenue de Champs Elysées (25 Avenue Montaigne)
This Paris wedding venue is not only near the famous shopping street Champs Elysée, but also the contemporary art museum Palais de Tokyo is not far and famous French designer Christian Dior opened his couture house right next to the Plaza Athénée.

Contact: Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris

Best ceremony locations at the Plaza Athénée

Inner Courtyard

The inner courtyard of the Plaza Athenee hotel is a great Paris wedding venue for a ceremony of a small to middle size wedding, for a Paris micro wedding, intimate wedding ceremony or romantic Paris elopement.

Example: Above you see a few pictures of Rex & Jay’s gay wedding at the Plaza Athénée. As their Paris officiant I officiated their symbolic ceremony in the beautiful courtyard of this wedding venue in Paris. The couple also took same sex wedding photos on their balcony with a view on the Eiffel Tower as well as with the iconic facade with red awnings & red geraniums.

Beautiful Ballrooms

The Hotel Plaza Athenee also has two beautiful indoor ballrooms, where you can host your wedding. The 18th century style Salon Organza is great for smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. The fashion themed ballroom Salon Haute Couture can accommodate larger Paris weddings.


4. Peninsula Paris

If you like classic Parisian architecture with a modern twist then the Hotel Peninsula Paris is a great Paris wedding venues to host your marriage ceremony and wedding reception.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: Classic architecture with modern twist!
Event: Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-100 guests

Located: right between the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe (19 Avenue Kléber)

Contact: The Peninsula Paris

Best ceremony locations at the Peninsula Paris

Eiffel Tower view terrace

If you are craving for a gorgeous Eiffel Tower view for your Paris wedding ceremony then you should definitely consider the Paris Peninsula rooftop terrace. This rooftop wedding venue in Paris is great if you are planning a Paris elopement, Paris micro wedding or intimate wedding ceremony.

Rotunda & Ballrooms

The Rotunda is a round room with beautiful stained glass windows and a glass ceiling. So it is bathed in day light and a great place for your small and intimate Paris wedding ceremony and reception. Also elopement ceremonies with your Paris officiant work great at this Peninsual Paris wedding venue. If you are expecting more guests you should check out their ballrooms.


5. Paris Four Seasons George V

Famous Art Deco hotel and Paris wedding venue with beaitufl interior and a stunning city view.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: Daily fresh and opulent flower arrangements!
Event: Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-200 guests

Located: right between Arc de Triomphe and shopping street Champs-Élysées (31 Avenue George V)

Contact: Hotel Four Seasons Paris George V
Ask me for a direct contact of their event planner if you are considering your wedding ceremony with me, your English speaking Paris celebrant, at this Paris wedding venue!

Best ceremony locations at the George 5

Beautiful Ballrooms

The Hotel George V Four Seaons is a great wedding venue in Paris because you can choose one of their many ballrooms depending on the size and style of your wedding. I espcecially love the red Salon Louis XIII and the purple Salon Regence.

Example: Above you see a photo of Mauricio & Sebastian getting married at Salon Louis XIV. See more photos of their fun and emotional gay wedding ceremony in Paris and same sex wedding celebration on my blog.

Eiffel Tower View Suite & Penthouse

If you are planing an intimate elopement in Paris just the two of you and would fancy a great view on Paris including the Eiffel Tower then book the Suite or Penthouse.


6. Hotel Le Marois – France Amérique

If you love classic Parisian architecture and opulent interioir in the Napoleonean style then Hotel Marois France Amerique is a great Paris wedding venue for you.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: Napolonean style!
Event: Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-150 guests

Located: Near Alexander III bridge (9-11 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Hotel Marois is located in a great area: Within walking distance you find elegant Alexander 3 bridge with Eiffel Tower view, the Golden Gate, a beautiful stretch of the Seine riverside as well as Champs Elysées – all beautiful place to take wedding photos in Paris.

Contact: Hotel Le Marois Paris

Best ceremony locations at Le Marois

Beautiful Ballrooms

The Hotel Marois has 8 ballrooms in different sizes, colors and themes. So simply choose the beauitful room that works best for your Paris wedding ceremony and wedding reception. I especially love the golden Salon Bolivar, the Salon Saint James with painted ceiling and Salon Montcalm with deep red wall paper.

Example: Above you see the gorgeous wedding photos of Joselyn & Julio getting married at this Paris wedding venue. As their wedding celebrant in Paris I officiated their intimate micro wedding ceremony in golden Salon Bolivar. Don’t forget to take wedding pictures on the stunning staircase and lobby as well.


7. Hotel de Crillon

This Paris wedding venue is right in the middle of buzzing Paris and has gorgous city view. Le Crillon is a beautiful and sophisticated place for your intimate Paris wedding, micro wedding or elopement.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: View on buzzing Paris!
Event: Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-100 guests

Located: on famous Concorde square (10 Place de la Concorde)
Right at Place de la Concorder with the Obelisk and Concorde Fountain and just a short walk from Tuileries gardens, the Seine riverbanks and Alexander III bridge.

Contact: Hotel Le Crillon

Best ceremony locations at the Crillon

Ballrooms & Parlors

The Hotel de Crillon has a nice selection of intimate ballrooms and parlors overlooking Concorder square. From some of them as well as the rooftop suite balcony you can even see the Eiffel Tower.


8. Marignon Champs Elysee

If you are looking for an intimate wedding venue with a lovely Eiffel Tower view terrace then the Hotel Marignan Champs Elysees is a great venue for your wedding in Paris.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Notorious for: Parisian rooftop terrace!
Event: Intimate Ceremony, Micro Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-40 guests

Located: Near Avenue de Champs Elysées (12 Rue de Marignan)
Contact: Hotel Marignan Champs Elysées

Best ceremony location at Hotel Marignan

Eiffel Tower view terrace

I love the Eiffel Tower view terrace of the Marignan Champs Elysées for elopement ceremonies as well as microweddings and very small and intimate weddings. You just need to book the Eiffel Tower terrace room in order to have access and use it for your wedding. Also this Paris wedding venue has a few indoor rooms that you can use as a bad weather backup plan.

Example: Above you see Wendy & Alex eloping to Paris with a ceremony officiated by myself, English speaking officiant in Paris. The couple went out for a photo shoot in Paris in the early morning followed by their rooftop ceremony and champagne celebration at their hotel and together with their closest friends.


9. Chapelle Expiatoire

The Chapelle Expiatoire is a historic monument in Paris open for visits. But this Paris wedding venue can also be privatized to host your wedding ceremony there. I especially love this place if you wish to celebrate a wedding ceremony with a religious or spiritual touch. Don’t forget to take wedding photos on the staircase leading up to the chapel before or after your Paris celebrant ceremony inside Chapel Expiatoire.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: only chapel in Paris where you can get married with an independent ceremony!
Event: Intimate Ceremony, Micro Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-30 guests

Located: 8th arrondissement (29 Rue Pasquier)
Contact: Chapelle Expiatoire


10. Musee Rodin

The Musée Rodin is a historic monument and museum dedicated to the famous French sculptor Auguste Rodin. You can also privatize this Paris wedding venue for your Paris elopement ceremony, Paris wedding photos or Paris wedding reception. The garden is a beautiful place for your outdoor wedding ceremony in Paris, but the indoor spaces are absolutely beautiful.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: The closest you get to a private French chateau inside Paris!
Event: Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-100 guests

Located: Near Invalides (77 Rue de Varenne)
Contact: Musée Rodin


11. Paris Seine riverboat

If you want to get married in Paris while riding on the Seine river and seeing all the Parisian famous sights passing by then a Paris riverboat is a great venue for your Paris wedding celebration. Of course I warmly recommend to have your Paris officiant ceremony on deck of your Seine riverboat to fully enjoy the beautiful Paris city view. But if the weather does not cooperate then these Paris wedding boats also offer indoor spaces.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Signature feature: No need to decide for one iconic Parisian sight as a backdrop of your wedding ceremony if you can have them all!
Event: Intimate Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-50 guests

Contact: There are many companies renting Seine riverboats for Paris weddings and events. You need to compare the size of the different Paris riverboats, their itinerary and location (place where they anchor), as well as which additional services they provide for your wedding such as catering.
Examples: Yachts de Paris, Marina de Paris, Paris Seine


12. Paris apartments / AirBnb

Feel like a real Parisian and get married in a typical Parisian apartment with high ceilings, a fireplace, large windows and elegant decoration. A private Parisian apartment is a different and unique Paris wedding venue that will make your micro wedding in Paris or elopement in Paris extra special.

What you need to know about this Paris wedding venue

Notorious for:
Event: Micro Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal
Size: 0-30 guests

Contact: Check on online platforms such as AirBnb to find private apartments in Paris that you can book as your intimate Paris wedding venue. Make sure you inform the owner about your plans to host a small and intimate wedding ceremony.

Example: Lydia & Thomas eloped to Paris with a micro wedding ceremony in a gorgeous private Parisian apartment right at Palais Royal.

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