Top venues for an intimate wedding in Paris
Intimate weddings are likely to be trending in 2021-2022, and we can expect that small wedding venues in Paris will face a significant increase in demand.
The great thing about planning your destination wedding in Paris is that there are numerous wedding venues that are perfect for small gatherings and intimate celebrations. Among them are obviously hotels and restaurants, but there are also privately-run event spaces that definitely deserve your attention.
Below, you will find my selection of small wedding venues in Paris that I love working with!
Pre Catelan is an event space in Bois de Boulogne, near Paris. The location is perfect, as it only takes 10 to 15 minutes by taxi to get back to central Paris.
Pre Catelan has several function rooms of various sizes and can welcome events with 10 to 300 people. There is a small garden, but it can only be used if you rent the biggest function room that is located on the ground floor. Alternatively, you can rent one of the function rooms on the 1st floor, that have access to a terrace.
The catering is in-house (by famous Le Notre), but you can bring your own wedding cake if you wish so. Dancing parties are likely to be restricted though, and it is possible that there will be other events taking place on the same day as yours. That being said, chances to have another wedding on the same day are quite low, because the venue is often used for corporate celebrations and meetings.
You should budget around 200€ per person plus some minor rental fees. It makes Pre Catelan a great wedding venue for couples that are looking for elegance and refinement on a small budget.
Pre Catelan is a great place for a celebratory dinner with a small group of friends and family members. Should you want to have a party after your dinner, it is always possible to continue in one of the Parisian nightclubs.
Plaza Athenee is an iconic hotel that you have seen in various movies! It is the one that has red geranium decorating its facade.
The hotel possesses a small and very elegant function room in neutral, beige/ivory colours. The place is perfect for intimate wedding dinners with up to 30 guests.
Expect spending around 250€ per person, plus rental fees (around 1500€).
The advantage of getting married in Plaza Athenee is that you and your guests can stay there overnight. Suites are gorgeous and offer a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower.
This place is ideal for intimate and luxurious wedding celebrations in Paris.
Salon Etoile Wagram
A very beautiful (and very unknown) wedding venue in central Paris. You will love it for its refined décor and perfect location. If you don’t speak French, you are likely to need a local planner’s assistance with working with this amazing location though (hey, you know you can count on me, right?)
Catering is in-house, and is very good! There are two rooms for both ceremony and dinner/party, and you can celebrate till around 1 am in the morning.
It is a stunning wedding venue for those couples who are looking for a central location, beautiful aesthetics, and a reasonable price.
Grand hotel du palais royal
It is a perfect place for couples looking for a chic-and-cool Parisian experience. Your ceremony and cocktail can take place on the terrace overlooking Parisian roofs, and your dinner can be in the hotel’s restaurant. After your celebratory dinner, you can come back to the terrace and enjoy the cake and champagne on the terrace.
The view is gorgeous, and suites are wonderful. It is definitely a wedding venue to consider if you love rooftops and panoramic views!
Private venue (and not a hotel, despite a confusing name) located on the Place Vendome, hotel d’Evreux is a gorgeous wedding venue with an opulent decor.
It offers a refined gastronomic wedding menu and a sumptuous setting. If you want an intimate, yet luxurious reception, Hotel d’Evreux is a stunning choice!
Marignan hotel is another spot with a very cool and laid-back vibe. You can celebrate on the panoramic terrace, or in the hotel’s small private salon, depending on the guest count and event set-up.
It is a place to drink cocktails, laugh a lot, and take loads of photos!
Chateau de Villette
Even if you plan an intimate wedding, it doesn’t mean you can’t have it in a castle!
Château de Villette offers amazing opportunities for those couples who are looking for a very refined guest experience. It is a perfect place for a wedding weekend and the place can adapt perfectly to intimate gatherings and small parties.
Hotel de Crillon
One of the most luxurious wedding venues in Paris, Hotel de Crillon offers unique décor and an extraordinary gastronomic experience.
There are three interconnecting ballrooms, and one of them gives access to a beautiful balcony from where you can enjoy the view of the iconic Place Concorde.
Hotel de Crillon is a perfect wedding venue for those couples looking for the ultimate luxury experience in Paris on their wedding day!
Looking for an English-speaking wedding planner in Paris?
It will be my pleasure to take the stress away from the planning process and to let you enjoy the experience!
I am proud to work with amazing venues and highly experienced vendors, that will make your wedding an unforgettable experience not only for you but also for your guests!
Here is something I can help you with :
- Finding the best venue for your wedding (there are many secret locations on my venue list)
- Selecting the most experienced and talented vendors
- Plan your religious ceremony, if you wish to have one
- Take care of logistics, transfers, and deliveries
- Event design
- Entertainment planning
- Payment agenda management and budget follow-up
- Contract review
- Side events planning (rehearsal dinner, welcome event, next-day brunch, etc)
- On the day coordination
- Accommodation assistance
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