- Peter Mackley
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.
The most popular choice for the ceremony is on a purpose-built stage on the ornamental pond in front of the fountains. The flowers, the music, the lighting all combine to create the most magnificent backdrop for those wedding vows.
For smaller groups of up to 80 guests, the wedding ceremony can be held at sunset on the balcony overlooking Villefranche.
Another beautiful option is in the gardens next to the tearoom (Jardins des Sevres) or on the upper terrace overlooking the bay of Villefranche. The tea room or the indoor patio are both good back-up options in case of rain.
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.