vauxAuthor: Virginie from Virginie Wedding Planner
GET MARRIED “A LA FRANCAISE” : CHATEAU VAUX-LE- VICOMTE
Getting married in a castle is every princess’s, sorry bride’s dream… castle weddings are the epitome of ultra-elegance and classical romance. What could be more glamorous than an extravagant fairytale setting to tie the knot? Stunning gothic architecture, magnificent ornaments, and breath-taking gardens… you name it!
The glorious chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of the Top 10 European luxury wedding venues. It defines baroque French chateaux as we know them. A listed historical building, this prestigious chateau is the largest privately owned estate of its kind in France, and offers a glamorous and highly attractive setting for your luxury wedding celebrations.
Vaux- le- Vicomte Chateau is just a short 50km drive from the heart of Paris, through the beautiful Seine-et-Marne countryside. Located in Maincy, the chateau has its own helipad should you and your guests wish to arrive in style. The magnificent and legendary baroque French château, Vaux-le-Vicomte it is idyllic as castles come. Built by Nicolas Fouquet between 1656 and 1661 (then Louis XIV’s Minister of Finances), Vaux-le-Vicomte includes the work of three very reputed artists of their time: Louis Le Vau as architect, Charles le Brun as decorator, and acclaimed landscape designer André Le Nôtre; as the story goes, the château’s magnificence was said to have incurred the jealously of the king louis XIV, who built the château de Versailles to be even grander, although it is believed that his inspiration was based heavily on Vaux-le-Vicomte’s architecture.
Vaux-le-Vicomte was erected on a raised structure which is surrounded by an ornamental moat, giving the castle a magical air of mystery and romance. The French style gardens are outstanding, and as you experience their unique optical illusion, known as ‘anamorphosis abscondita’ you can see the full glory of each part as Le Nôtre intended. You will adore the sparkling fountains, and the confessional, an elegant and intimate area in the garden that is very special to brides and grooms.
Lavishly decorated interiors are a sumptuous masterpiece of beauty and elegance, filled with refined furnishings, a majestic fireplace, and fine tapestries. The spectacular Grand Salon culminates in a magnificent dome which soars to its full height at the central point of Vaux le Vicomte castle. No matter the location at Vaux le Vicomte, you’re guaranteed grandeur.
Your Vaux-le -Vicomte wedding can be arranged in accordance with your personal special themes and romantic elements. There are many different areas that can be used, with several inside rooms in the chateau, richly furnished salons, and the French gardens and courtyards.
You may select the garden with superb views of the castle or of the fountains for your exquisite wedding ceremony. Cocktails can be served on the terrace, or in the French gardens, while your guests can be accommodated for dinner in the luxurious Grand Salon. As the sun sets, 2000 candles are lighted in the venue creating a magical and beautiful atmosphere. You can request for a spectacular firework as the highlight of the evening
Celebrities who got married in Vaux-le-Vicomte:
Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia as well as Eva Longoria and Toni Parker chose nothing less Vaux-le-Vicomte when they decided to get married in an exceptional place.
EVA LONGORIA AND TONI PARKER
VANISHA MITTAL AND AMIT BHATIA