When you think about a wedding in France, I bet Auvergne is not the first place that comes to mind. Paris, Provence, the Alps, Bordeaux and the Dordogne might be place you’ve heard about and which makes your heart sing.
But Auvergne is also one of the most beautiful places of France, with the volcano chain of the Puys, part of the UNESCO sites, and the beautiful city of Clermont-Ferrand. Auvergne has nothing to envy to the most touristic places of France, and offers some of the finest wedding venues you could find in France.
If you’re planning to organize your wedding abroad, and if you don’t plan on eloping (since elopements ask for less organization than traditional destination weddings) you might want to find a venue that can host your guests for several days, allowing the party to be one big vacation for everyone.
I have had the pleasure of taking pictures in some of the most beautiful chateaux in Auvergne, and here are my top 3 wedding venues in Auvergne for a destination wedding.
Sitting on a beautiful and lush garden, and with a hosting capacity of more than 50, the chateau de la Canière is a beautiful venue nestled in Auvergne. Its history is wide and its walls are old, but the magnificent chateau is here to tell a story of ancient times. Beautiful dining rooms and elegant bedrooms all derocated with taste will delight your guests. Plus, the swimming pool will become in handy in those hot summer afternoons. You can hold a secular ceremony in the gardens or on the beautiful stairs going up to the chateau, and organize your reception under the stars in the nearby woods. Your caterer will love to possibility to have a kitchen right by it!
Discover this beautiful wedding held in Chateau de la Canière
With its out-of-the-ordinary red bricks walls and fairytale towers, the Chateau de Maulmont will host a wedding to remember. Walk quietly from one room to another on the beautiful carpet and visit every room to be astonished by the little details and the ancient furniture. The chateau de Maulmont will impress your guests with its hunting room, transformed into a venue with a capacity of up to 70 persons. Hold a romantic ceremony in the park, wether in between the trees, by the little lake or under the bower right by the castle. The chateau de Maulmont sure is the perfect wedding venue in Auvergne!
Discover this beautiful wedding held in Chateau de Maulmont
(c): Chateau de Codignat
Beautifully decorated and filled with ancient furniture and old wallpapers, this chateau will delight all the amateurs of beautiful and ancients things. Thanks to 19 rooms, it can host some of your guests on site (up to 45 persons), allowing for a nice pre and post-wedding party in the chateau. You will be delighted by the beautiful dining room, and the gardens will be the perfect place to host your ceremony.
So, which one are you going to choose for your wedding venue in Auvergne?