Nice in France is one of those destinations that simply oozes style and elegance. First of all, it’s right on the water – the very same thing that drew Europe’s aristocrats to this oceanside destination in the 1700s can be enjoyed by visitors today, namely views to die for. Then, of course, there’s the singular overlap between the French and Italian cultures; Nice only officially became part of France late in the 1800s and has always retained a hint of Italian flair.
Between the views, the ambience, the artistic atmosphere and the exceptional weather, it’s very easy to see why French natives and bridal couples from around the world continue to flock to picture-perfect Nice to tie the knot. If you’ve been toying with the idea of renting a stretch tent in Nice to host an inspiring outdoor wedding, we’re happy to report that you have plenty of stunning venues to choose from.
Here are a few of our favourite outdoor wedding destinations in and around Nice, France:
Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa (Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat)
The Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat was built in 1906 by Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. It overlooks the Mediterranean sea from Cap Ferrat and it is full of antique furniture, Old Master paintings, sculptures and a collection of rare porcelain, while the gardens are classified as one of the ‘Notable Gardens of France’.
Domaine du Mont Leuze (Villefranche-sur-Mer)
The Domain du Mont Leuze in Villefranche-sur-Mer is a unique reception venue on the Côte d’Azur where charm, elegance and prestige are the keywords. If you want your outdoor wedding to be the talk of the town for many years to come, this is the destination for you.
Restaurant JAN (Nice)
Restaurant JAN is and it’s sister venue MARIA is the ideal option if you want to host a small, intimate wedding feast for a few of your closest friends and family. This Michelin-recognised establishment is a celebration of South-African hospitality and serves honest food inspired by local produce from the markets of the South of France. This cultural crossover makes for a wholly unique experience.
GOOD TO KNOW: In order to get married legally at a ‘Mairie’ or town hall in France, you need to be a resident of the commune in which you would like to marry for at least 40 days. However, you can get married in a Catholic or Protestant church without being a resident of Nice, but you will need to show proof that you are already legally married to do so. As such, most foreign couples who want to get married in Nice opt for a legal ceremony in their home countries before having a symbolic ceremony in France.
These are just a few of the très jolie outdoor wedding venues in and around Nice in France. We’ll be sharing more of our favourite outdoor global event destinations on the blog in coming weeks and months, so keep an eye out for some expert insight. In the meantime, we’ll be happy to provide you with any information you require about renting wedding tents in France and the rest of Europe – simply get in touch with a member of our team.