A few words about the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte
The Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte was built in the 17th century by Nicolas Fouquet. He surrounded himself with the best artists to build this breathtaking domain. This castle inspired many other castles, and notably not other than the Chateau de Versailles.
After a series of scandalous twists and turns, the castle was abandoned for over 50 years, almost leading to its demolition. In 1875, Alfred Sommelier bought the estate and completely renovated it. To this day, the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte still belongs to the Sommelier family.
The estate includes the Chateau itself with its luxurious and extravagant interiors as well as acres and acres of lovely gardens, perfectly maintained through the centuries.
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How to access the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte for my Wedding guests?
The Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, located 50 minutes from Paris, is accessible by car. You can book shuttles or taxis from Paris.
For a quick trip, for a couple session for example, you can use the fastest vehicle: an helicopter! I have done it twice in the past to get there in 20 minutes and I will say it was quite impressive to land in the gardens of the Chateau. Makes for great photos!
How many guests can the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte accommodate?
Inside, the number of guests varies according to the salons, but the Grand Salon can accommodate up to 250 guests. For the ceremony, I recommend that it takes place in the beautiful French gardens. But if you want an indoor ceremony, the ceremonial room, which has been restored to its former opulent architecture, is ideal for an intimate ceremony. You can also plan to have a tent in the garden to host more guests for your wedding at Château de Vaux le Vicomte.
My luxurious wedding at Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte
This exclusive venue only hosts a few events a year, what if it was your wedding? If you are dreaming of an opulent wedding near Paris, then the Chateau Vaux le Vicomte is the ideal venue. Its interior with period furniture and gilding will give you the impression of getting married at the Chateau de Versailles.
Its acres of French gardens of incomparable luxury will give your wedding ceremony a royal touch.
Let me know if you want me to put you in touch with the Event manager, she is always happy to help the future brides and grooms.
How much does it cost to organize your wedding at Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte ?
The average budget of a wedding celebrated in Chateau Vaux le Vicomte is around €1million, a price fit for a royal and extravagant wedding.
Smaller weddings and parties are of course possible – and run in the €400 000 ballpark.
Please note that rental fees start at €50 000, and extras can be billed if you need more time for the installation.
The Chateau Vaux le Vicomte works with a limited number of high-end catering companies, and most them bill €350 to €500 per person.
My experience as a photographer at Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte.
As a professional wedding photographer, I got many opportunities to photograph at the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte.
First for a Fashion shoot for a bridal line but also an extravagant surprise proposal as well as a 3 day wedding and some pre-wedding photos as well.
So it is safe to say I have a lot of experience to photograph events at the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte and know all the best angles for the most iconic photos.
Let’s connect if you are interested in having your wedding at the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte or even only want some pre-wedding photos there.
Should I hire a wedding planner for my Wedding at Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte?
If in some rare cases you can skip the wedding planner, this is clearly not the case here. The logistics to plan a wedding at the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte are too complex to not have one: you will be assured to have a smooth experience and relax and enjoy your day.
Coordinating the caterer, florist, designers, maybe even fireworks and entertainers will be a lot of work and in a venue like the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte you want to blow away your guests and have an on point organization.