- Peter Mackley
Weddings: Romance & Joy
The first impressions are so important. Upon arrival, guests will immediately know that something special is happening and they will feel excited about what’s to come.
This is where the magic truly sets in, with a sprinkling of surprises that set the scene for an outstanding event. We recommend adding an acoustic guitarist or classical music to fill the air as guests soak up the splendour of the occasion.
It’s worth pausing for a drink or a photo opportunity on the balcony overlooking the bay of Villefranche. It’s rated by TripAdvisor as one of the most beautiful views in the world.
The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a venue like no other and its gardens and panoramic views offer several stunning settings for exchanging rings. It’s likely to be one of the most splendid ceremonies that any of your guests have ever seen anywhere in the world.
Adding live music really does make a difference. A harpist, a string ensemble or an opera singer is a beautiful way to accompany the bride as she makes one of the most memorable walks of her life.
What better setting to sip champagne and mingle with guests? You’ll be surrounded by the most beautiful gardens with views of the villa, the love temple and the sea.
The fountains offer a spectacular backdrop to the setting. Use them to accompany a special moment, they’ll surprise guests with the most magnificent show as the water jets and lights are carefully choreographed to your choice of music.
As the sun goes down, the venue takes on a different kind of magic under the stars.
The splendour of the villa will be enchanted by the most beautiful flowers with key features of the venue illuminated by scintillating lighting.
We recommend our "warm & vibrant" lighting option that can be easily programmed to create different colours and moods then instantly tweaked according to the event flow or your personal taste. We suggest a warm amber glow, but you have complete control over the colours at all stages of the evening.
Inside, the venue is transformed into a contemporary nightclub with cutting-edge animated lighting and added starlight effects.
It's important to make the indoor party zone the focal point of the event after-dinner.
By adding lounge furniture and strategically placing the bar, guests are less likely to wander back outside and split the party.
Here's a selection of videos from some amazing wedding celebrations at this venue. You're sure to see some ideas to inspire you.