Today we are heading to the south of France to share the inside track on the very best luxury Provence wedding venues. As you know, destination wedding planning is our specialty at Alejandra Poupel Events. With our home base in France, Provence is one of our favorite places to plan an unforgettable celebration. And, in fact, there is an abundance of breathtaking Provence wedding venues. For example, historic chateaux and domaines, luxury hotels and villas, and authentic Provençal bastides. Having visited and worked at many of these magnificent properties, I’m happy to share my insights on what makes each of them so special.
It’s hard to overstate the charm of Provence. Long days filled with sunshine, warm breezes, and the chirp of cicadas, picturesque limestone villages, endless fields of lavender and sunflowers…and of course, a grand gastronomic tradition as well as a thriving local wine industry. Famous among food lovers and art aficionados, it’s also an idyllic place for destination weddings where family and friends can join you from around the world to spend a week together soaking up the atmosphere. There’s plenty to do, from wine and olive tasting to provincial markets. The region is also easily accessible by plane or train.
Here is a handpicked selection of some of my favorite luxury Provence wedding venues.
Built in the 18th century and recently renovated to world-class standard, the beautiful Château d’Estoublon still maintains its historical authenticity as well as its Provençal charm. It is set in 200 hectares of vineyards and olive trees, and both oil and wine are still produced on the estate. There are a number of ceremony and reception options both indoors and out. For example, you can choose between a garden ceremony or one in the private on-site chapel. Then dine out in the lavender fields, in a crystal tent in the grounds or an elegant wine cellar, depending on your taste and the size of your party. The château is also ideally located outside the medieval town of Les-Baux-de-Provence, less than an hour from Marseille Airport. Get my insider tips on booking this exclusive wedding venue here.
Château Grimaldi at Puyricard
If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Provence with a unique wow-factor, the Château Grimaldi at Puyricard may be the one. Named by Vogue as one of the most beautiful properties in the South of France, the mansion house is built among the ruins of a 16th-century château, once the seat of the Archbishops of Puyricard. You can host your ceremony amid these picturesque ruins, before enjoying drinks in the elegant gardens or in the golden light of the orchard or olive grove before dining al fresco in the charming courtyard. Find out more about the château here.
It’s love at first sight as you pass the forged steel gates and make your way up a Cypress-lined avenue towards the Domaine Saumane-de-Vaucluse. This classic Provence home combines luxurious elegance and a warm welcome. It is located just 30 minutes from Avignon, near the picturesque village of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. One of its finest features is its landscaped gardens and 40 acres of parklands, all with breathtaking views of the Luberon National Park. Late night revelers can enjoy music until 1am. Find out more about why this venue is a dream for destination weddings here.
Domaine des Andéols
For a couple who want to combine traditional Provençal living with a stylish modern flair, this hidden gem delivers. Nestled on a hill in the heart of the Luberon, surrounded by fragrant olive groves and lavender fields, the Domaine des Andéols serves the freshest farm-to-table cuisine. Organic fruits, herbs, and vegetables are all grown on the property. It is also a haven for lovers of art and design. The hotel regularly hosts exhibitions in partnership with international art galleries. Its contemporary interiors are complemented with unique touches, like the tree-top terrace built on to a 400-year-old plane tree, which makes a stunning backdrop for ceremony or reception. Learn more about Domaine des Andéols here.
La Bastide de Gordes
A wedding at La Bastide de Gordes is truly an exceptional experience. Situated in one of the most beautiful villages in France, Godes, with its narrow cobbled streets, stone houses, and bustling marketplace, this historic 12th-century château is now a five-star hotel with full amenities. The property is set into the cliffs, with panoramic views over the spectacular Luberon valley. Couples can opt for total privatization or partial, ideal for more intimate destination weddings between 50-80 people. With clear skies, your guests can enjoy cocktails under the olive trees and dine al fresco in the gardens. The indoor venue is also truly lovely, an elegant Orangerie with sliding doors that open on to the grounds. Find out more about this most magnificent of Provence wedding venues here.
Want to see more of my favorite Provence wedding venues? You can see the full list (including a dreamy villa among the vineyards) here.