Paris Elopement

Paris ELOPEMENT GUIDE

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PLANNING A
Paris ELOPEMENT

My name is Lukas, I am a wedding photographer, and I created this wedding guide for all of you to give you a jumpstart when planning your elopement in Paris.

There are so many amazing wedding venues for an intimate elopement, but there is only one place called the capital of love - and that is Paris.

Scroll down and learn everything you need to know about your future Paris elopement.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO
ELOPE IN PARIS?

Wedding Couple smiling in Paris

There are many reasons why Paris should be on the top of your list when it comes to elopement locations.

The city offers you romantic sceneries, breathtaking architecture and enchanting cobblestone streets and will make your big day truly unforgettable. There are so many inspiring places and artists that will give you a unique wedding experience. Make your dreams come true and get married in the city of love and romance.

But what are the best locations for an elopement in Paris?

THE BEST WEDDING VENUES FOR YOUR Paris ELOPEMENT

WEDDING VENUE Paris

The Parc de Bagatelle is one of the four botanical gardens in Paris and has been created in1775.

The park features giant trees, varied plant life, little bridges, caves, rocks, artificial waterfalls and much more.

You and your wedding guests can admire the stunning rose garden with 10,000 rose bushes from 1,200 different species. Which place could be more romantic and charming.

Parc de Bagatelle

Botanical Garden

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Maison de Polytechnicien is a 18th century mansion located near theAssemblée Nationals and the Musée d´Orsay.

You can book a gorgeous ballroom for up to 200 guests, which is perfect for an intimate elopement and celebration. You can enjoy the hotels terrace, garden and 15 rooms, that all benefit from natural lighting.

This location gives you and your guests a romantic and exclusive experience, everyone will talk about for years to come.

WEDDING VENUE Paris

Maison de Polytechnicien

18th century mansion

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If you are looking for a historic national monument as your wedding venue in Paris, the Chapelle Expiatoire is the perfect place.

You can get married in stunning grounds featuring large gardens with beautiful roses.

This venue is located very central and is the only place in Paris where you can have a wedding ceremony in a chapel.

You can host weddings for up to 100 guests and you will have a excellent sound quality in this location. After the ceremony, you can enjoy the garden of the Chapelle.

WEDDING VENUE Paris

Chapelle Expiatoire

Neoclassical Chapel

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WEDDING VENUE Paris

The Musée Rodin is a beautiful and extraordinary setting located in the heart of Paris.

The museum featured a mansion, the hotel Baron, and a sculpture garden, which both can be rented for weddings.

Imagine exchanging vows in the gorgeous garden, surrounded by Rodin sculptures, a truly unique experience. This venue option is perfect for a secret garden themed wedding with drinking champaign between artworks.

Musée Rodin

Museum

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If you are looking for a modern and prestigious wedding venue, the Peninsula Paris hotel is perfect for you.

The wedding venue is located in the heart of Paris, just steps away from the Opera House. You and your guests can enjoy a combination of tradition and modernity through the architectural beauty of the interior and the modern technology of the rooms.

The Peninsula hotel offers ballrooms for up to 110 guests and intimate locations with a chapel feeling, which is perfect for a small wedding celebration. They also offer a stunning, private terrace for two people at the highest point of the building with a breathtaking view of the city.

WEDDING VENUE Paris

The Peninsula

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WEDDING VENUE Paris

The Shangria-La Hotel is a former palace, and guarantees you great views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River.

Built in the 19th century, this wonderful venue has been hosting events since its society days. You can celebrate your wedding in a historical ballroom or in one of the Eiffel View Terrace Suites.

The Shangria-La hotel is specialized in weddings and offers tailored intimate wedding ceremony packages.

Shangria-La Hotel

Former Palace

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WEDDING VENUE Paris

The Ritz hotel is probably the most famous hotel in Paris. It is known as the former home of Coco Chanel, Marcel Proust, Ernest Hemingway and numerous other celebrities.

If you are looking for an exquisitely decorated and luxurious place to host your wedding, the Ritz is your place to be. The hotel offers various settings for intimate small elopements to big ceremonies of up to 500 guests.

The Grand Jardin and the terraces can be privatized and adapted to your wishes.

Ritz Paris

the most famous hotel

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WEDDING VENUE Paris

This stunning venue is located in the artistic area of Montierte, which has also been featured as the colorful neighborhood in the movie Amelie.

This stunning boutique hotel offers a courtyard which is perfect for intimate celebrations and five unique decorated suits.

Their black and white interiors of the Poems & Hats room is simply charming and its unique atmosphere is a beautiful place of inspiration and will leave you and your guests speechless.

Hotel Particulier Montmartre

Boutique HOTEL

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Elopement Couple in Paris

What do you need to get married in PARIS?

GETTING MARRIED IN Paris is actually quite complex

Most couples from abroad choose to have a civil ceremony in their home country and then have a symbolic elopement ceremony in Paris.

Here is what you need to know legally:

all marriages must be performed by a French civil authority in a town hall

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You or your fiancé have to reside in France for at least 40 days before the marriage (click here for more information)

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Avoid any complications during your wedding day by preparing all the paperwork at home

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Make sure to bring your passport, birth certificate and other documentations (click here for more information)

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And the most important thing that you need, would be a photographer that captures the beauty of your Paris elopement.

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WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO GET MARRIED IN Paris?

Summer

Smiling Wedding Couple during a Paris Elopement

The beauty of DRY and warm weather

With an average of 27 million visitors per year, Paris is the most crowded city in the world, especially during summer.

But the warm and dry weather during summer is perfect for an outdoor elopement. I recommend booking a wedding venue that is usually less crowded during summer.

You can also take advantage of the sunlight, which usually lights up your day until 10pm. Or get up early to avoid the crowds in front of famous tourist attractions.

Winter

Winter Paris Elopement

THE BEAUTY OF the FESTIVE HOLIDAY LIGHTS

If you are planning a winter elopement in Paris, then you will love having the least amount of tourists in winter.

This season has shorter days and wetter weather but also offers you sparkling and glowing festive holiday lights. Make sure to book an indoor wedding venue and enjoy your cozy and warm location with a view of the sparkling city.

Occasionally you will get snow which makes the city of love even more magical.

SPRING & AUTUMN

Wedding Couple walking in the rain during their Paris Elopement

THE BEAUTY OF THE INBETWEEN

If you love milder weather and smaller tourist crowds, I recommend to visit Paris in April, October, September or early November. September and October sometimes even have lovely warm summer temperatures.

The temperatures can cool down quite a bit during the night, so make sure to bring warmer jackets if you are having your celebration in the evening and night time. Also be prepared for an occasional rain shower.

An indoor wedding venue with an outdoor option would be perfect for these seasons.

The best wedding planners in Paris

Destination Wedding Photographer

Fête in France

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How much does it cost to elope in Paris?

The wedding planners at Fête in France are known for their international clientele and they have been planning weddings in France for the past 14 years. The bilingual team has seen it all, from luxurious palaces to exclusive private Châteaus, they are ready for every venue and demands there is.

One of the most asked questions by couples that are planning their elopement in Paris is the costs!

There really is no honest answer to that as it also depends on what your elopement should look like.

The right question should be how much you really want to spend to make your elopement unforgettable.

No matter what your answer is, an elopement will usually always be cheaper than any ordinary wedding.

Dream Paris Wedding

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Dream Paris Wedding is a destination wedding planning and design company and has been planning events since 2008. They are known for their luxury, high-level weddings in Paris and their bilingual team. The company has developed great relationships with wedding vendors in Paris and loves to create customized events.

Une Belle Ceremonie

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Une Belle Ceremonie offers Paris wedding packages and is specialized in elopements, weddings and vow renewal services. You can easily book their elopement packages online for a stress-free day in Paris. If you are looking for a simple but amazing elopement at an affordable price, this company is the perfect choice.

Wedding Paris

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Do you have questions about the costs for elopement photography?

Wedding Paris is a wedding planning agency that is focused on boutique style events. Agathe and her team love to organize and design the day of your dreams. They are specialized in brides and grooms from abroad and offer help with legal formalities of the wedding and finding the perfect venue.

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