Villefranche is situated between Monaco (Monte Carlo) and Nice. This is considered the best part of the French Riviera and is regarded as one of the world's great locations. Jagged mountains along the Mediterranean coast make for breathtaking views--the perfect backdrop for your French wedding.
Seeing the Hilltop Riviera Domaine for the first time, you might quite justifiably think that it was result of several centuries of changes and additions. In fact the castle was built in exactly one year, in 1927. Couëlle, the famous architect, visionary and ecologist, was only 26 years old in 1927 when he designed this building. It was just one of a series for which he was responsible in the region between the two World Wars. The Hilltop Riviera Domaine assembles architectural elements from the 12th, 15th and 16th centuries. These elements came from ruins in the Pyrenees and Provence, and in giving them a new life in a new building, he saved them from destruction.
Enter the expansive gardens by vintage car, stopping in front of the grand staircase leading to this magnificent example of Italian Renaissance architecture, with the flair of French gardening. The fabulously rich and famous have dwelled in this euphoric villa masterminding the beauties of all of earth’s pleasures. Standing in the front garden of the Magnificent Mediterranean Villa, your chateau wedding has a beautiful backdrop of the villa itself, standing in the wake, the majestic cliffs of the French Riviera. The gentle Mediterranean Sea breeze washes over your reception in one of the differently themed seven gardens. Your Riviera wedding will be an unforgettable memory in paradise.
Situated just west of Cannes, the Panormaic Artist's Castle occupies a magnificent seafront site first settled by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Originally erected by the Villeneuve family during the 14th century, the fortress was destroyed and rebuilt eight times before it was transformed into a glass factory in the 19th century. In 1918, the American artist Henry Clews acquired the ruined property, which he restored with his wife, Marie Elsie Whelen Goelet. Two towers, Saracen and Romanesque, were integrated into the walled complex ; a turreted gatehouse, tall ramparts and sea view terraces reflect the Clews’ own eclectic taste.
Civil Wedding Ceremony
The beauty of the Civil Wedding Ceremony in Amorgos or Santorini is the flexibility. Apart from gorgeous wedding locations to choose from, you design your own day.
It can be small and intimate, or you could gather all your friends and family around you. It could be a fun, relaxed day with Greek musicians accompanying you along the calderimi to the wedding location. A decorated ceremony table will be waiting for you with flowers and the traditional wedding wreaths.
The Exclusive Grecian-style Villa is an extravagant re-creation of an actual former Grecian villa and is situated at the edge of the Mediterranean. A centered open courtyard exposes the magnificent rays of the sun upon marble, reflecting lightly off the water of the delicately placed pool. Transport yourself back to the times of the Greek gods, mosaic wall tiles, marble, palm fronds, and grapes served on a golden platter. An exclusive location for a tranquil ceremony and a romantic Riviera wedding.