Chateau de la Napoule is a world class chateau wedding venue in France. It’s located in the south of France, next door to Cannes.
AT A GLANCE
WHAT: Chateau wedding in France
WHERE: Chateau de la Napoule in Mandelieu, France
FOR WHO: This article is to help couples who want to travel to France for an unforgettable destination wedding
WHY: This castle is directly ON the mediterranean sea in the south of France and feels like it came out of a story book. If you’re looking for something one of a kind, you’ve found it here.
WHAT IS A CHATEAU WEDDING?
Chateau is the French word for castle. So a chateau wedding is a wedding you have at a castle.
If you’re coming to France for a destination wedding (for example: an American couple) then you would plan to have the ceremony right at the chateau. Having a wedding ceremony AT a french chateau is definitely what dreams are made of.
Also, keep in mind this important fact about France – you can only have a religious ceremony if you’re a french resident.
ABOUT CHATEAU DE LA NAPOULE
Chateau de la Napoule is a wedding venue located in Mandelieu La Napoule, France. It’s a short 10 minute train ride or 20 minute drive from Cannes.
This wedding venue is a sophisticated balance of modern and timeless decor with classic stone architecture, roman towers, romantic manicured gardens, fountains, historic sculpture, modern art, and exquisite sea views.
The variety of event spaces at this wedding venue offer unlimited options for layout, lighting, decor, and sound. Chateau de la Napoule has tents and stages available, as well as recommendations for caterers, photographers, and florists. The Château can accommodate as few as 20 guests and as many as 400+ guests. They also offers a wide selection of indoor and outdoor spaces in both intimate and grand environments. These spaces include their French formal garden, the lover’s garden, the Cour d’Honneur, the sea terraces, the Gothic Dining Room, Salon Marie, and Galerie Spencer.
WHY HAVE A CHATEAU WEDDING ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA?
Having a destination wedding at any chateau is already unique and beautiful. There are many beautiful chateaux in France to have a wedding. However – how many chateaux are also ON the sea? This puts Chateau de la Napoule on a whole new level.
Chateau de la Napoule is situated directly ON the Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera. Walking around this wedding venue feels like a fairytale dream. You will need to consistently pick your jaw back up from the ground.
Guests can not sleep over night at the chateau. There are plenty of lodging options in Mandelieu la Napoule and Cannes, since it’s so close by.
When you have a chateau wedding here then you and your guests also get to experience the French Riviera and famous destinations like Cannes.
HOW TO PLAN A CHATEAU WEDDING IN FRANCE
When planning a destination wedding you always want to hire an expert wedding planner to help you organize a stress-free, unforgettable wedding. It’s even more important to hire a planner for a destination wedding in France compared to a local wedding where you live because you have to navigate a different culture, language, and many other barriers due to you not being physically located in this destination.
Additionally, Chateau de la Napoule does not offer a wedding coordinator or planner. It’s up to the couple to decide how they want to organize all the wedding vendors, decorations, timeline, etc.
Go ahead and read our article on the best destination wedding planners for the south of France.
I hope this gives you inspiration for your own chateau wedding in France. My name is Gaby Chiha, and I’m the artist and photographer behind Chiha Studios wedding photography.
I would be honored to be considered as your destination wedding photographer.
Take a look through my photography portfolio and let’s get in contact together. I would love to hear about your love story and also tell you about the luxury photography experience at Chiha Studios.