Kate and William in 2011, Charlene and Albert in 2011, Meghan and Harry in 2019… Weddings that made us dream so much! Have you always wanted a royal wedding? A wedding in a castle is of course the best solution. In this article, we are going to show you some exceptional castles in which you can get married!
Wedding in a castle: let’s get into the atmosphere
Some royal weddings
Let’s dive into these royal weddings to be even more inspired!
Let’s start with the most commented, most anticipated, most watched Royal Wedding on TV… The wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William! Met in 2001 at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, the couple officially announced their engagement on November 16, 2011. Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is the one Prince Charles gave to Princess Diana. It is in 18 carat white gold, composed of a 12-carat sapphire and 14 round diamonds. The couple united in Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. April 29, 2011 was declared a public holiday so that the British could follow the wedding. The wedding dress was a creation of the artistic director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton. All in lace, a real princess dress! Kate wore the Cartier tiara belonging to Queen Elizabeth II. Following the wedding ceremony, the couple headed by horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace and its balcony to greet the crowd who had come to cheer them on. On the guest side, there was the Beckham couple as well as the European royal families. The couple became following the marriage, Duchess and Duke of Cambridge. Today, they are the parents of three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Shortly after Kate and William’s wedding, it was the wedding of Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock. Their engagement was announced on June 23, 2010. The royal couple’s civil wedding took place on July 1, 2011 in the throne room of the Palace of Monaco. Charlène wore a sky-blue suit signed Chanel. On July 2, 2011, Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock were religiously married in the main courtyard of the Palace of Monaco, transformed into a cathedral. Charlene’s dress was a creation of Giorgio Armani, an off-white satin dress adorned with 40,000 Swarovski crystals. Its train was over 5 meters long. The wedding was of course a social event, with the royal family of Monaco as guests, of course, as well as the Scandinavian royal families. To this list of guests were added heads of state. Charlène became Princess Consort of Monaco. The couple have twins: Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
Another wedding that made us dream is the royal wedding of Meghan and Harry. Their engagement was announced on November 27, 2017. On May 19, 2018, the world watched them get married in the Chapel of Windsor Castle. An audience of well-known guests like Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian, as well as the Clooney couple. Meghan’s dress designer is Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. It was an elegant silk dress. Following this marriage, they became Duchess and Duke of Sussex. Today they have two children: Archie and Lili.
Now that we have reviewed these weddings that made us dream so much, let’s continue on this theme and see in which castles you can get married in France.
Wedding in a castle: inspirations
Let’s get to the heart of the matter… A wedding in a castle in France. If you want to organize a wedding in a castle in France, know that there is a wide variety of choices. We will introduce you to some of them.
It is a castle dating from the 19th century, offering you a 4-hectare park. The castle is made up of 6 lounge rooms, which can accommodate up to 200 people. In addition, if the weather is nice, you can organize a cocktail party in the magnificent castle park. The address: 2 Route de Marolles, 94440 Santeny
Castle of Lésigny
The seigneurial castle of Lésigny is a magnificent residence with a Renaissance style. Its setting is just sublime. The castle is surrounded by plane trees and a charming village. The castle can accommodate up to 3OO people. The address: Rue de la Croix, 77150 Lésigny
Castle of Bouffémont
19th century castle, located in the forest of Montmorency. It has five lounges, a really large terrace and a 5-hectare garden. Perfect for a wedding in a castle! In addition, it was renovated in 2012 to focus on the privatization of individuals for events. The address: 8 Rue Léon Giraudeau, 95570 Bouffémont
Castle of Saint-Germain-Lès-Corbeil
It is also a 19th century castle. Its advantage is that its park consists of 60 hectares of land. This is a great opportunity to take exceptional photos at your castle wedding!
The address: 3 Place du Château, 91250 Saint-Germain-Lès-Corbeil
Do you want a wedding in a castle? Get married at the Château du Vivier! This residence was the country house of several kings of France. The castle offers two splendid reception rooms which can accommodate up to 2OO people. You can also enjoy its 7-hectare park. The address: Château du Vivier, 77610 Fontenay-Trésigny
An exceptional residence, a 16-hectare garden, bright rooms and so-called “British” decoration, a dream location for a wedding in a castle!
The address: 11 Rue Héroard, 91640 Vaugrigneuse
Castle of Villette
By getting married in the Château de Villette, you will truly have a royal wedding! A wedding in a majestic castle! With its 50-hectare park and its pond, you will have THE perfect place for your wedding photos! Its reception room can receive up to 3OO people. The decoration will guarantee you a real royal atmosphere!
The address: Rue de la Maison Blanche, 95450 Condécourt
Why not opting for a wedding in a castle in the south of France. The whole castle is at your disposal for your wedding. There is the Great Gallery, it can be chosen as a dance hall. For a cocktail, the Salle des Tentures will be perfect. The advantage of this castle is that it has many reception rooms. You can therefore start the day before the wedding with a meal in one of the rooms, choose another room for the reception and end your stay in another room for the meal the next day. You will be able to enjoy all the rooms of the house. So, you will have a real wedding in a castle!
The address: Place des Condé, 89150 Vallery
Royal castle for a royal wedding! It will be magical, impressive for your guests and especially for you! You will be able to enjoy a dream wedding! The Chantilly area has many areas, as the racetrack! The Chantilly racecourse is the perfect place for the D-Day!
The castle’s address: Avenue de la Plaine des Aigles, 60500 Chantilly
Castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte
Finally, the last but not the least…The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte! If you want a fancy wedding in a castle worthy of a fairy tale, opt for the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte! We can just say that it is sublime, magical. You will even have the opportunity to witness a fireworks display!
The address: Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 77950 Maincy
Here are ten beautiful places that we hope will make you dream. We also hope that they will make you want to get married in a castle even more. It’s a truly amazing and magical experience. So go for a royal wedding by getting married in a castle!