Organizing A Wedding At The Shangri-La Hotel In Paris

October 2, 2020

Shangri La Paris Wedding


Shangri La Hotel Paris is a stunning location for a destination wedding in Paris. If you love historical charm, Louis XIV inspired luxury and black-tie wedding receptions, then Shangri La is definitely a place to celebrate for you!


The building was constructed in the late 19th century for Prince Roland Bonaparte, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. Shangri La group took it over in 2006 and spent four years doing renovations that gave back the building its splendour and glory of ancient times.


This venue will be a perfect fit for those couples looking for a regal, sophisticated, black-tie ambience for their wedding reception in Paris. The decor of ballrooms is opulent and sets the tone for an aristocratic reception as soon as you step in.


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Photo credit Romeo Balancourt
shangri la paris wedding in the garden
Photo credit Romeo Balancourt


Ceremony and cocktail

There are many reasons why I love weddings in Shangri La Paris, and one of them is that there are multiple set-up options. There is a small garden where you can have an outdoor ceremony, and in case if the weather is bad, there is a lovely room called salon de la Famille.


The cocktail is usually served in the room called Gallery. Your guests are walking up the majestic stairways and arrive to a stunning Gallery where they are served ice-cold champagne and elegant finger-foods. There is also a lovely little terrace overlooking the Eiffel tower that you can use for your pre-dinner cocktail.


shangri la paris the gallery reception room
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Salon de la Famille
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Usually, the dinner is served in the Grand Salon, which is probably one of the most splendid ballrooms in Paris. It is spacious enough to welcome around 100-120 people, slightly less if you decide to use the oval table and/or the mix of rectangular and round tables.


The wedding menu in Shangri-La is inspired by Christophe Moret, the chef with two Michelin stars, and contains light pre-dinner cocktail, starter, main course, dessert and a wedding cake. You can always add a selection of French cheeses or French caviar, to indulge your guests even more.


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Grand salon



Dancing parties are held in the Salon Bonaparte, a soundproof ballroom where you are free to celebrate till early in the morning. You can also have your dinner here, in case if you don’t want to separate dining and dancing areas. In that case, your pre-dinner cocktail will be served in the stunning Grand Salon.


wedding in shangri la paris

wedding in shangri la paris


Shangri-La Paris has 36 suites and 65 rooms for you and your guests to enjoy during your stay in Paris. The hotel is famous for its terraces and balconies that offer stunning views on the Eiffel tower.


You can host a small event there too, like champagne reception for your bridal party or your bridal photoshoot. Some suites, like suite Shangri-La or Appartement Bonaparte, can even host a seated dinner for a small group.


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Winter weddings in Shangri La Paris


Couples often prefer summer weddings to winter ones, but in Shangri La, winter weddings are as splendid! Imagine the shimmer of candles enhanced by all the gold of reception rooms, the romantic mood of the celebration, when it is already dark outside and when it is so nice to have a glass of cold champagne in the dimmed lights ambience.


Elopements & surprise proposals


If you want to elope to Paris, Shangri-La is a place to consider too! Their terraces are perfect for an intimate vows exchange ceremony in a romantic tête-à-tête or with a small group of closest friends and family members.


Gentlemen, if you consider asking mademoiselle The Question, Shangri La will be a perfect location! And to create a magical atmosphere, I and my team will be happy to take care of the decoration, florals, live music and all associated planning and logistics.



For a wedding with eighty guests, it is necessary to budget around 35k€. That would include room rental fees, dinning and two-hour champagne open bar. For more details, please feel free to contact me by mail at


Want to start planning your wedding in Shangri-La Paris?

It will be my pleasure and honour to help you to plan your special day in Paris! Your event merits all the best Paris has to offer, and I will be delighted to put my knowledge and experience at your service. Book your first consultation here and let’s make magic together!


P.S. Thank you, Shangri-La Paris, for providing images.