France has no shortage of beautiful regions and stunning natural settings to organize its engagement celebration. This is the case of the Auvergne - Rhône Alpes, a territory where you will find varied localities and necessarily one that suits you!
The Auvergne - Rhône Alpes region leads as the largest outdoor leisure area in France, from Mont-Blanc (4,810 m), the summit of the Alps, to the Chaînes des Puys craters, including the mythical Puy de Dôme. It also has the most significant number of non-coastal swimming spots, with considerable alpine and volcanic lakes. And all this surrounded by fragrant lavender fields.
Today, we present some food for thought if you plan to get married in the Auvergne - Rhône Alpes. We have selected few locations each with great attractions for a wedding reception in the mountains.
Aix Les Bains
A very famous spa resort, Aix-les-Bains is located in Savoie, on the shores of Lake Bourget. The one we call the Riviera of the Alps offers a setting combining sumptuous landscapes, relaxation and well-being for your wedding. In Aix-les-Bains, surround yourself with a calm and serene atmosphere where you can enjoy a wonderful moment of sharing with your loved ones.
To surprise the guests who answered yes to your wedding invitation, take them on a boat dinner on Lake Bourget, invite them to discover the city's historic rooms, or bet on hotels with contemporary lines to enjoy all modern conveniences.
Have you bet on a refined wedding? It is therefore a grandiose atmosphere that you are looking for, a luxurious setting to mark the occasion of this essential stage in your life as a couple. For your project, we recommend Annecy, a charming city in the Alps that is often compared to Venice for its romantic canals.
This pearl of the French Alps has remarkable establishments in the imperial style directly overlooking the lake. Four-star hotels, resorts, and palaces treat you to a sumptuous setting for an evening, reception rooms with huge windows overlooking lush gardens with lake and mountain views.
The commune of Chambéry is all the charm of Savoie. Nature, culture, gastronomy and city life are balanced in this town in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
The City of the Dukes and its famous traboules, its castle, and its cathedral has in their surroundings many establishments where to receive your loved ones in a green setting in perfect harmony with the country wedding decoration that you are certainly planning to deploy there.
You will find in particular many estates and castles where the charm of the old mixes with all the current conveniences.
If you are a fan of the Tour de France, you certainly already know the locality of Gap! Capital of the Hautes-Alpes, it is also one of the highest prefectures in France, culminating at an altitude of 750m.
The pretty town of Gap benefits from a preserved historical heritage dating from the Middle Ages. It is a very romantic place with the domain and the mountain of Charance, its small narrow streets, its lake, and its castles with remarkable gardens. Quality hotels and caterers capable of developing a superb wedding menu will not fail to enhance your reception.
In the Hautes-Alpes, go to Les Orres, a town located at an altitude of at least 1200m. Renowned ski resort, a place for hiking and mountain biking, the locality is geared towards sport and the discovery of nature, all in a snowy landscape as dazzling as your white lace wedding dress.
Nestled in the very heart of the resort of Les Orres, hotels and other spaces dedicated to private events invite you to receive your loved ones in the middle of an exceptional natural setting. You can count on vast glazed reception rooms to take full advantage of the landscape that surrounds you.
Whatever place you choose to receive your loved ones, think first of all about adapting your reception to the season and the weather conditions. For a winter wedding in the Alps, a long-sleeved wedding dress and a woolen wedding suit will be a must!
Domain of Ruisseliere
Imagine... In the heart of a typical and authentic region, in the middle of the vineyards, an old Beaujolais farm from the 17th century: La Ruisselière.
A domain of character that offers all the services expected for your private receptions and your professional events, perfectly combining comfort, calm and voluptuousness. Convinced that real memories are often born from the atmosphere of the place, its owner has completely restored this estate, stone by stone, for 20 years. This one, guided by real values, knew how to preserve this property, its vestiges down to the smallest details.
Les Rhodos welcomes you in a grandiose setting in the middle of the mountains and near the Col des Aravis.
A change of scenery guaranteed at an altitude of 1485m and only 7km from La Clusaz ... In the heart of these breathtaking landscapes and facing the majestic Mont Blanc, Les Rhodos, open all year round, offers you a thousand exciting proposals and traditional cuisine giving pride of place beautiful with local products and recipes.
Domaine du Colombier
In the enchanting landscape of the Dombes, discover the adobe farmhouse of the Domaine du Colombier in the town of Sandrans, 3 km from Chatillon sur Chalaronne. It is a unique place in the middle of nature to celebrate your wedding!
The Domaine offers you many spaces that can be adapted to the number of guests. The large adobe barn can accommodate up to 160 seated people. In addition, it has a cloakroom and a catering area.
The small barn facing the pond will allow you to organize your cocktails in a guinguette spirit. The other buildings house 2 gites for 15 people each. Wood, lime, linen, white... a natural and elegant interlude to privatize for a weekend.
Come and visit the 5 hectares of the Domaine du Colombier and you will be convinced by this bucolic setting and its crazy charm!
The Body of Water - Ardèche
Le Plan d'Eau is a campsite in southern Ardèche with direct access to the river.
An original reception venue with large green spaces overlooking the river as well as a 250m² sand-coloured Stretch reception tent and a restaurant bar.
With its 25 chalets and spacious pitches with private showers, your guests and families can all stay on-site! Capacity in a chalet: 120 people and 300 on pitches!
The reception capacity under the Stretch tent is 140 people seated or 160 people for cocktails.
Your guests will also have access, depending on the season, to the swimming pool, the playground and the pétanque court.
The privatization of the Plan d'Eau includes one day of installation, one day of reception and one or two days for brunch and return of the premises.
You can add as an option: the opening of the bar, a Food Truck, Mehari rental, entertainment and the rental of furniture and crockery.