There are few words worthy of describing my absolute favorite place on earth, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, part of the prestigious Oetker Collection. It’s heavenly! The hotel sits on a property of 22 ocean view acres filled with luscious gardens, perched between Cannes and Monte Carlo, in the famed Saint Jean Cap Ferrat region of the French Riviera.
Weddings at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc are a dream come true, with many venues to consider and explore.
If you opt for a buyout, the ceremony can be held in the natural aisle pathway leading from the hotel to the ocean - an unforgettable location! The aisle is approximately 100 meters long and nothing short of spectacular. If you do not book a buyout of the hotel, you can host your ceremony in the Champagne Lounge (for up to 80 guests), or move your cocktail hour here. Another option for cocktails is the poolside deck with magnificent ocean and sunset views or the Ile de Lerins Terrace, also with panoramic ocean views.
For a sit down dinner, host your guests in the gardens nestled in between hundreds of trees with thousands of hanging candles. Dinner al fresco with all the trees surrounding is truly magical. You celebrate in a mini forest paired with ocean views. Or enjoy dinner poolside or in the terraces with an ocean view area followed by dancing under the stars! If the hotel is privatized for your wedding, 250 to 300 guests are allowed. If not, 150 people is the maximum capacity (in the event of rain, you will need to move into the ballroom with that maximum guest count).
Weddings at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc are one-of-a-kind, with service, settings, and superb dining experiences to wow your guests in ways they’ve never seen before. Budget permitting, this is one venue not to overlook in your search.
This location is a dream but you need to fully privatize it (buy it out) in order to truly take advantage of the property. The main attraction, which is to have the ceremony down the most incredible natural aisle, is only allowed in the event of a buyout. In addition, loud music can only be played inside the Ile de Lerins Ballroom till 1am, unless you’ve taken over the entire property.
However, the hotel values its repeat and loyal visitors so in order not to perturb them, a buyout is only available April until mid-May (and some dates in September), before the Cannes International Film Festival arrives and all the actors descend on the hotel. Because of the limited availability, weddings at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc must be booked one to two years in advance in order to secure a date. The hotel requires a minimum of 20 hotel rooms to be rented for 2 nights in order to host a private event, and the only space available for events (if the hotel is not bought out) is the Ile de Lerins Ballroom and Terrace.
My favorite time to host destination weddings at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is in September. The Côte d'Azur is lovely this time of year because it’s much less crowded than the summer months, but the weather is still wonderful.