AN INTRODUCTION TO THE RITZ PARIS
Are you dreaming of a destination wedding that looks like it was taken straight from the pages of Vogue & Harper’s Bazaar? Well, if you’re looking for a truly luxurious and high-end experience, there is no better place to tie the knot than at the Ritz Hotel in Paris!
With its world-renowned elegance, impeccable service, and delectable French fine dining options, you can rest assured your wedding day will be luxurious beyond compare! Whether you envision an intimate ceremony or a larger gathering with up to 200 guests, here is my guide to planning a spectacular wedding at the Ritz Hotel in Paris.
WHAT MAKES THE RITZ PARIS SO SPECIAL
The Ritz Hotel in Paris has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most luxurious, elegant, and refined hotels. It has a glamorous history, with many of Hollywood’s biggest names and European royalty having stayed within its walls.
The hotel’s location, right in the heart of Paris, adds to its allure, with it having close proximity to all the city’s major attractions. The beautiful 18th-century building of the Ritz sits proudly among the impressive architecture of the Place Vendome square, which also boasts a towering monument of Napoleon at its center. The area is also famed for its designer boutiques and luxury jewelry brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels – making it the perfect location for a spot of high-end shopping.
The interiors of the Ritz Paris Hotel are just as stunning, with high ceilings, elegant chandeliers, and an array of opulent furnishings. Every aspect of the hotel, from the 5-star amenities to the impeccable service and delicious cuisine, exudes an unparalleled sense of luxury.
THE RITZ HOTEL – THE PERFECT 5 STAR HOTEL FOR A LUXURY WEDDING IN PARIS
The Ritz is undoubtedly the perfect choice for a luxurious wedding in Paris. This 5-star hotel boasts an array of elegant and refined event spaces, with some rooms having outdoor terraces; and a large outdoor garden space – all of which are sure to leave your guests in awe.
Small Weddings or Elopements at the Ritz
The Ritz offers a range of ideal event suites for couples wanting to elope or have a small intimate wedding, including Salon Aguste Escoffier, Salon de Gramont, Salon Psyché, and Salon César Ritz.
- The cozy Salon Aguste Escoffier room’s warm color scheme and dark wood furnishings is well suited as the setting for an elopement or micro wedding.
- Salon de Gramont is a light and airy room that can accommodate up to 80 guests for a wedding ceremony/cocktail reception; and up to 50 people for a seated formal dinner.
- Salon Psyché is also a bright and airy room with beautiful gold accents. This reception suite is suitable for anywhere up to 50 guests for an intimate wedding ceremony, cocktail reception, and seated dinner.
- Salon César offers a beautifully neutral space and also has the benefit of an outdoor terrace. The area has the capacity for a wedding ceremony of up to 90 guests, a cocktail party for 80 guests, and a seated dining space for 50.
Medium-sized Weddings at the Ritz
For medium-sized weddings, you may wish to consider the Salon d’Été and Salon Louis XV for your wedding ceremony and reception.
- Salon d’Été is a beautiful, bright, open space that leads out to a large terrace and gardens. This room can accommodate a ceremony of up to 80 guests, seated dining for 90 guests, and cocktail space for 120 guests.
- The Salon Louis XV room is exquisitely decorated with gilded woodwork, mirrors, and crystal chandeliers. The room can accommodate a ceremony of up to 100 guests, seated dining for 80 guests, and for cocktail hour the room can hold up to 100.
Big Events & Large Weddings at the Ritz
For large weddings and events, you can choose The Grand Jardin, a large open garden space offering a tranquil oasis from the hustle and bustle of busy Paris life. Or the impressive Salon Vendôme, a grand ballroom with a marble staircase, which can accommodate up to 240 people for a wedding ceremony, 204 for dining, and 270 for cocktails.
STAYING AT THE RITZ HOTEL IN PARIS
When it comes to luxurious accommodations in Paris, the Ritz Hotel certainly stands out. With a 5-star rating, this iconic venue offers an array of exquisite rooms and suites, including a range of deluxe prestige suites that are sure to meet every wedding guest’s needs. You and your wedding party can also indulge in some pampering at the hotel’s decadent spa, while shopaholics will love browsing the in-hotel boutiques for luxury goods. To top it all off, the Ritz has a beautiful pool and fitness center for those who want to stay active during their stay.
WEDDING PHOTOS AROUND PARIS
The City of Love is a photographer’s dream filled with iconic landmarks. Paris offers limitless scope for creating a truly magical wedding portfolio, from the magnificent Eiffel Tower to the impressive Louvre pyramid. So it’s definitely important to incorporate a bride and groom photoshoot around Paris into your day.
Want to know the top photo spots around this romantic city for your wedding portraits? Then check out my Blog: The BEST 21 Paris Locations for Wedding Photography
GETTING TO THE RITZ PARIS
Paris has two main airports, Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Depending on which one you’ll be arriving at, you have several options to get to the city center. From Charles de Gaulle, the quickest option is the RER B train which takes around 25 minutes to reach central Paris. You can take the Orlybus shuttle from Orly, which takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center, then take a 10-minute taxi ride to the Ritz. Alternatively, you can arrange a private transfer direct from the airport to Ritz Paris Hotel.
If you’re looking for an iconic Paris Hotel Wedding venue, look no further – the Paris Ritz is the epitome of sophistication and elegance, offering a range of stunning spaces to say your ‘I dos.’
Whether you want an intimate ceremony or a grand reception, this luxury hotel has you covered. From the impeccable service to the gourmet cuisine, every detail is carefully crafted to create a truly unforgettable experience and one you will remember forever.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WITH EXPERIENCE WORKING AT THE RITZ HOTEL PARIS?
If you are in search of a wedding photographer for your special day, I would love to be considered. I am an English-speaking photographer based in Europe and specialize in destination weddings and elopements in France. Having worked at the Ritz Hotel in Paris before, I am familiar with the venue and can develop a photography package that incorporates all of your requirements.
Please do hesitate to get in touch for a quote HERE.
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Are you planning on getting married in Paris? Then check out my blog: How to Plan a Destination Wedding or Elopement in Paris. https://victoriaamrose.com/how-to-plan-a-destination-wedding-or-elopement-in-paris
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