The ultimate list of the best wedding venues in Provence – map included

Welcome!

If you’re here, it’s because you’re considering Provence for your wedding, wether it will be a destination wedding in France or an elopement.

The whole planning process has begun, and you’re ready to find the perfect place that will host your big day, and be kept in your memories forever. It’s not a small decision to take, and the whole process can be overwhelming.

So, I created this ultimate list to help you find the perfect place for your wedding. I know you might have some questions and special needs as well, so I tried to make it as complete as possible. Wether you’re looking for a little “mas” (typical master house with garden), a chateau or a vineyard, you’ll be sure to find the gem you’ve always dreamed of in this ultimate list of wedding venues in Provence.

1) What is Provence?

This South-of-France little county is one of the most beautiful ones in France. It boasts with quaint villages on top of hills, beautiful lavender fields and extraordinary ancient buildings. It also full of beautiful and luxurious wedding venues that will create amazing memories for your big day.

First things first, here is a map of the venues I ill talk about in this article, so you can see where they are exactly. Looking for a place closer to the Marseille airport? Done. Prefering the Luberon area and its beautiful villages? Done. More up for a place in the little mountains before the Alps? Well, here they are.

Landscape

Provence is a region that was independant at a time. Now it has kept its specificities and folklore, but it par of the administrative French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Provence-Alps-French Riviera). It has many little regions, the most famous one being the Luberon. But enough with the small talk, let’s dive in!

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Weather

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If you like hot and dry weather, then you’re in for a treat. Provence has very hot summers and mildy cold winters, with occasional snow. The wind is very present, and might be annoying sometimes. The off-season of September-November and April-May might be the best one to consider for your wedding in Provence, since the weather is much nicer, and the vegetation is not dried up. Summer is beautiful thanks to the lavender fields (end of july) and the dry weather, but the heat can be overwhelming if you’re not used to it.
If you plan on gatting married in Provence in summer, consider planning a late ceremony to avoid the mid-day heat waves. 7-8pm in july is the best time for a sunset ceremony for example.
Also, since the wind (the “mistral”) is generally very present, don’t forget to plan accordingly with extra weights on the outside table’s tablecloths for example, and avoid light flower vases and decorations that could easily fall off.

Access and transportation

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The main airport is located in Marseille (Marignane), and is easily reachable with an international flight. If you prefer to land in Paris, you can then take the TGV and be in Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Reaching the small villages and smaller cities will need to rent a car, since there are no other means of transportation. Buses might get you to small cities but it will take several hours and many switches if you’re going to a small town.

Local life

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You will enjoy local markets in Provence. They boast with amazing food and specialties, and if you’re a food lover, you’ll be in for a treat! Don’t miss the olives, dried tomates and goat cheeses. Lavender honey, “pompe à l’huile” (oil bread) and sheep cheeses are also a big part of the local food. Don’t hesitate to bring some back to your venue so you can enjoy them on your wedding day!

2) Châteaux wedding venues in Provence

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Chateau Talaud

A luxury bed and breakfast and vacation rental

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Chateau des Alpilles

A beautiful chateau with both bed and breakfast and vacation rentals, in the middle of a beautiful park

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Chateau de Valmousse

A private estate on a 54 hectares property

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Chateau d’Alphéran

The spirit of great Provencal houses

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Chateau de Grimaldi

A genuine provencal manor house

11 bedrooms

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Chateau du Martinet

19th century castle near the Dentalles de Montmirail

Sleeps 28

Chateau de Massillan

Ecological chateau near Avignon

26 rooms

Chateau de Tourreau

A prestigious setting in Provence

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3) Luxury wedding venues in Provence

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Bastide de Gordes

A palace in the heart of the Luberon

24 rooms and suites

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Hotel du Castellet

Unique experiences at this 3-stars Michelin hotel

46 rooms and suites

4) Wedding venues in Provence that are perfect for a reception outside

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Le domaine de Palerme

Stunning Provencal mansion

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Domaine de Blanche Fleur

16th century property at the doors of the Luberon

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Mas d’Arvieux

A beautiful 500 years old estate

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Chateau de la Tour Vaucros

A place full of history

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Domaine les Andéols

A beautiful estate surrounded by lavender fields, vineyards and pine woodlands

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Mas des Comtes de Provence

Historic residence from the 15th century

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Mas des Prêcheurs

8 hectares estate facing the alpilles

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La Coquillade

Overlooking the Luberon regional park

63 rooms and suites

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La Bastide de Toursainte

A historical monument characterictic of the 18th century

Sleeps 4

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La Bastide de Marie

Private property with hotel services

15 rooms

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Abbaye Saint Eusèbe

Exceptional venue in the heart of Provence

Reception only

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Domaine de Capelongue

An authentic and elegant family home

Sleeps 25

It’s the end of this ultimate list of the best wedding venues in Provence. I hope you found it helpful!
If you think of another beautiful wedding venue in Provence you would love to see added to this list, leave a comment! And if you think specific informations should be added as well, let me know!
I wish you an amazing wedding in Provence!


How to plan your peaceful elopement with me

I.

Schedule a non-sales call

Everyone truly hates sales calls (me included) so I refuse to fo them. We simply chat about what your dream day and travel plans look like to see if we’re a match!

II.

Book your date

We find the perfect date together and you’re officially booked!

III.

I’ll plan your dream elopement

From itinerary planning to vendor suggestions all the way to helping you with permits, I plan everything.

IV.

Live your adventure

You live a peaceful, meaningful wedding day on an itinerary that’s custom created just for you.

V.

Relive this day forever

I deliver your pictures and your choice of album from my collection, to remember this adventure, and share it for years to come.

Let’s plan your peaceful elopement

Where you can be you. Feel. Breathe in each other’s love.
Experience a place close to your hearts, or a bucket list dream.


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8 thoughts on “The ultimate list of the best wedding venues in Provence – map included”

  1. Wow what a comprehensive and informative list of wedding venues in Provence. This place in France looks like a dream! You have provided gorgeous images and also a lot of good details. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, this is SO incredibly helpful for couples wanting to get married in Provence! You did an amazing job putting this together!

  3. Wow! This makes me want to visit Provence for the lavender honey, sheep cheese and all of these gorgeous chateaus to get married in! This is a super helpful compilation of wedding venues for anyone wanting to get married in this area of France!

  4. Hey! you assembled a beautiful selection. We have out date next year and will be celebration at his familys house in Digne – Do you have a selection of caterers? or vendors? That would be mighty helpful

    1. Hey! Thank you so much for your comment and sorry for not answering before, I didn’t see it! Digne is a beautiful place, I actually studied there for 2 years! As far as vendor recommendations go, I would say the best caterers would be Savoir & Mets, La Fine bouche and Best Events. As florists I really love La Rose and Gwénaëlle Wedding, and for makeup there is Ô Cinq Mondes not far away. I wish you an amazing wedding day, enjoy the mountains and don’t forget to plan an epic photoshoot while you’re there!
      Amber

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