In recent years, the French Riviera has been one of the favourite destinations for foreign couples to say “I do”. In the famous Cote d’Azur, the climate is unbeatable most of the year, and its coves and stunning beaches make each of its corners a unique place to celebrate an unforgettable wedding.
But, is it expensive to have a wedding in the French Riviera? What are the costs of the venues and accommodation there? Don’t worry! After compiling our practical guide about getting married in the French Riviera, in the following post we explain to you in detail what it will cost to have a wedding here.
It is difficult to specify the amount the venue will cost when having a wedding in the French Riviera, because this will all depend on many different factors. However, here we give you some approximate prices of some of the villas and exclusive venues to celebrate your wedding:
This exclusive villa, dating from the 18th century, is 10 minutes from Grasse, very close to Cannes and some of the most beautiful areas of the French Riviera. It has 8 rooms, places where you can relax and a large garden to celebrate any event or wedding.
Prices to rent the Villa Jardin:
- Low season: 6,000 euros per week
- High season: between 8,000 and 9,000 euros
The villa Zen has incredible views of the town Châteauneuf de Grasse. It can host a reception inside for up to 20 people or up to 40 guests in the garden. Also, within walking distance you will find a beautiful chapel in case you wish to have a religious ceremony.
Prices to rent the Villa Zen:
- Low season: 3,400 euros per week
- High season: 5,850 euros per week
This building was constructed in the 19th century as a private palace in Grasse. It is the perfect place to celebrate your dream wedding; with a capacity for up to 250 guests on its marvellous terrace and 130 in its rooms inside.
Prices to rent Chateau De La Victoire:
- High Season: 22,000 euros
- Low Season: 28,000 euros
If you decide to have a destination wedding you should take into account if the venue you have chosen has, or doesn’t have, accommodation; both for the guests and the newlyweds. If the venue has accommodation, you will save time and money on transport. Generally, a double room in a hotel will cost 150 euros.
The wedding planner is one of the most important people when it comes to the organisation of a wedding. It is fundamental that you choose someone with loads of experience in this sector and that knows the area where the ceremony will be carried out very well. We recommend that you consult the prices offered by Natalia Ortiz, a wedding planner with great experience in organising weddings and events.
Decoration and flowers
The price will depend on the type of decoration and flowers that you choose. Some approximate prices for the wedding decorations are:
Ceremonial arch: 1,500 euros
Centrepiece: 80 euros per piece
A tent to celebrate the outdoor wedding: 4,000 euros
Decoration for the chairs: From 10 to 15 euros each
A lot of the physical memories of your wedding will be the pictures that the photographer takes of your special day. The price of a photographer will be around € 1500 per day, and that of a videographer around € 1800.
Music is essential for the newlyweds and all the guests to enjoy the special day. The price of a DJ for the party will be around 500 euros, although it will always depend on the hours for which he is hired. If you want live music, the price will be around 450 euros.
The price of a hairdresser will be around 250 euros, while the makeup artist will cost around 350 euros. The best option is to choose a professional who is based in the same city as where the wedding will take place, so you don’t have to pay for transportation.
Last but not least, you should always take into account the menu or catering. It is very likely that each venue has its own set menu, whose prices will range between 80 and 150 euros. If, on the other hand, you decide to hire a catering company, you have take into account the additional cost of using the kitchen in the venue.
We hope that after reading this article, you will have an idea of the necessary budget to get married in the French Riviera. If you have any doubt, you should write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you.