About Château de Villette
Nestled just outside Paris lies Château de Villette, a bride’s dream. With two lakes and French parterre gardens designed by Andre Le Notre, who also created the gardens at Chateau de Versailles, the 17th-century château oozes a sense of romance, history and French grandeur.
Hidden behind the charming facade one will find lavish interiors that were sensitively and elegantly restored by world-famous French interior decorator Jacques Garcia. A museum-worthy collection of period furniture and objects d’art all recreate an atmosphere of an aristocratic home and reflects the Louis XV style in all its glory.
Behind The Brand
What rooms/spaces do you have available for a wedding?
Arguably the main highlight of the property is a classic French parterre garden by Andre Le Notre with a spectacular cascade fountain not unlike the one at the famous Chateau de Marly, so naturally, the most thrilling place to hold the wedding ceremony is right in the middle of it. Another exciting opportunity is to exchange your wedding vows in a historical 17th-century chapel where many French noblemen held their wedding, including the famed Sophie de Grouchy and her husband, Marquis de Condorcet.
How many people can each of these cater for?
For a large wedding ceremony, the Parterre garden is the most ideal place, more than 200 people can easily be seated there, up to 500 even. The Chapel is a more intimate setting, ideal for 60 guests.
What additional features and facilities does your property offer that couples may find useful?
There are seven luxury suites for an overnight stay or getting ready for the wedding day if the bride and groom wish so. The historical Orangerie and an antique glasshouse can be utilized as reception spaces. There is also an extravagant heated outdoor swimming pool.
What type of couple would fall in love with your property and why?
Chateau de Villette is an ideal place for those who love all things French and adore Marie Antoinette’s art de Vivre. It is for those who prefer all things not mundane. For brides, it is the perfect place to experience a dreamlike wedding à la Cinderella.
Your best advice for honeymoon/vacation planning?
Spring and summer are the best seasons for enjoying the gardens and since it’s very warm, it’s an ideal time for our open-air swimming pool, but winter holds a certain allure too. Imagine spending winter holidays inside a historical chateau with its relaxing and soothing atmosphere sipping a bottle of French wine near the marble fireplace or cosying up inside the elegant spacious suites.
Describe a perfect day when staying at Chateâu de Villette?
Waking up and lounging around in a king’s size bed with a beautiful view of Parterre garden, then enjoying a classical French breakfast with croissants, pains au chocolat and coffee in the stunning blue dining room followed by a morning stroll. Spending a few hours on a sightseeing tour in Paris or taking a trip to many of the sites near Chateau de Villette such as Giverny. Or, staying the whole day in the chateau with its many outdoor activities such as hiking, horse riding, fishing and more. The day would culminate in a gastronomical French dinner accompanied by vintage wine and a selection of French cheese, all prepared by a private chef.
Why we love it…
Chic maximalism meets opulent romance – Chateau de Villette is one of those truly extraordinary venues that transports you back to another time with its exquisite interiors, historic splendor and lushly manicured gardens.
For the couple…
Who appreciate antiques, artisanal design and French fine art. Those drawn to the decadence and dreamlike allure of a lavish wedding spent in one of the most incredible Chateaus in France.
Let the venue do the talking when it comes to both reception and sartorial styling. This venue is a maximalist’s dream, so don’t be afraid to be daring. Be aware that it’s easy to fall into cliches, so interweave some unexpected, untraditional styling elements (like half-melted asymmetrical candles, modern glassware or rambling, imperfect blooms) to keep things balanced and unique.