Eiffel Tower Wedding

August 16, 2020


Weddings and elopements near (or at) the Eiffel Tower


Having a wedding on top (or beneath) of the Eiffel tower is a long-time dream for many couples.  There is something fascinating about this monument, and even if you live in Paris for years, you still get excited when you see it.


Having a wedding inside the Eiffel tower, in one of its restaurants, is quite rare.  More often, couples choose venues from where you can actually enjoy the view of the Eiffel tower. However, if you prefer to celebrate inside, it is also possible!



Wedding in Jules Verne restaurant in Paris


Jules Verne is a world-famous restaurant located on the second floor of the Eiffel tower. The view is breathtaking, the setting is cosy and modern, and the food is amazing. If you want to treat your guests to an exclusive celebration in Paris, Jules Verne is a great venue for that.


The restaurant has several salons, and depending on your guest number, you can either book only a part of the restaurant or the whole space. For events with up to 36 invités, partial booking is accepted, but for larger groups, the whole restaurant should be privatised.  The maximum capacity is 120 people, and the minimum guest number is 19 (will be used as a minimum billing base).


In my opinion, Jules Verne is a stunning location for intimate and chic celebrations. Menus are billed 330€ or 400€ per person (5 or 7-course meal, wines included), and rental fees vary from 4k€ to 7k€ for the groups no bigger than 36 people.


Should you wish to privatise the whole restaurant, the rental fee will vary between 20k € and 65k€ depending on the guest number and service (lunch vs dinner).  The minimum invoicing base is 60 people.


It is important to understand, that you won’t be able to have a dancefloor in the restaurant, but you can always organise your party in a different location. I would recommend booking a private boat that will allow you to party till late and to experience Paris from a different angle.




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Elopement ceremony near the Eiffel Tower


Couples from all over the world elope to Paris and plan their vows exchange celebration in a place that offers a stunning view of the Eiffel tower. Most often, small ceremonies for two take place early in the morning, in a public place like Trocadero square.


It has a rather long list of inconveniences. First, you will have to wake up very early to have your make-up done. Second, you will have zero privacy during the ceremony. It will also be impossible to install decor, neither you will be able to invite your guests.


If you want to experience a one-of-a-kind show and to create a truly unique setting, I would recommend waiting until the evening and planning your celebration in a private place that offers you an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower.


Having a private place will give you complete freedom and will allow you to celebrate in style. Here is what you can do when you have a private venue booked for your elopement :


  • Wake-up late
  • Have your ceremony at any time
  • Install flowers and decor
  • Have a bar to serve champagne and small bites
  • Have live music
  • Enjoy the privacy
  • Take your time


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Best private locations for an elopement ceremony


I hope you understand better now why it is so important to have a private venue for your elopement ceremony. Here are some venues I would love to recommend to you if you plan a romantic elopement for two.


Shangri-La Hotel  – it is located right across the river and has several suites that offer a great view of the Eiffel tower. You will love this palace if you appreciate opulent interiors in a traditional French style.


San-Regis Hotel – a hidden gem in central Paris that has two suites with rather spacious terraces where you can host a small celebration. The place is hardly known, which gives it even more charm.


Marignan Champs Elysees Hotel – another 5-star hotel that has a very spacious terrace for intimate gatherings and romantic elopements. You can even have a seated-dinner for 10-14 people here!



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