With its snow-dusted chateaux, show-stopping food and fairytale medieval towns, a winter wedding in France is magical. Whether you’re dreaming of a Gaillac wedding or the cozy surroundings of Rennes, these wedding venue hotels will set the scene.
Why choose a winter wedding in France?
France transforms into a winter wonderland as the season changes with bustling Christmas markets and thrilling ski resorts. Attracting fewer crowds and hotel reservations than peak summer weddings, the winter season provides extra availability for wedding planning. The colder weather may require you and your guests to wrap up warm outside. Still, it offers new possibilities, from cozy indoor celebrations to roaring chateau fires and inviting seasonal décor. Many wedding venues in France provide a festive Christmas theme with atmospheric garlands and trees included at no extra cost.
It’s not all alpine views; France’s medieval towns provide atmospheric backdrops for a timeless experience, while Southern France is bathed in milder weather. A French castle wedding is one of the most alluring concepts for a winter wedding. Venues like Château de Périgny in Vouillé provide a regal setting with classic 16th-century features for unforgettable memories. In dreamy Galliac, Château de Tauziès provides 19th-century glamour with dreamy vineyards for iconic wedding snaps.
Wintry honeymoons in France
After the guests have left, France provides a playground for honeymooning in the winter. In the iconic medieval city of Rennes with its rickety, timber-framed houses, LeCoq-Gadby Hôtel & Spa not only hosts fine weddings but pampers the couple with spa and wellness treatments. Spas are the ultimate treat for a couple’s first days of marriage, providing a warm respite with exceptional winter views outside.
For active honeymooners, the ski resorts of France make idyllic escapes. You can base yourself in medieval towns like Annecy or Grenoble for day trips to the pistes. When you’re not on the slopes, resorts like Courchevel, La Plagne and Tignes burst with romantic excursions, from husky-sledge rides to fire-lit chalet dinners. Other parts of France roar with life for honeymooning in winter, from hilltop Carcassonne in Languedoc to Champagne for winery experiences.
Whether searching for the perfect venue or looking for a honeymoon this winter, France is an enchanting destination for memorable weddings. Book your luxury stay at the Originals Hotel to treat you and your guests to a chateau wedding in the South of France, along with fabulous spa and gourmet experiences.