DESTINATION WEDDING AT CANNES: A CELEBRATION WITH A VIEW
Balmy Mediterranean climate, warm blue sea, stunning golden beaches and oodles of glamour; if ever there was a “destination” tailor-made for destination weddings it must surely be Cannes. Carrying an exotic aura of allure and mystery with a suave panache, Cannes has an indubitable undercurrent of sophistication underneath its casual facade.
If you’re looking at a destination wedding in the French Riviera, Cannes will absolutely spoil you for choice. It accords an air of charm and poise to your celebrations. From chic to opulent and everything in between, you get to choose the theme of your dream wedding in one of the most romantic places in the world. Cannes has an eclectic selection of wedding venues ranging from charming chateaus to luxurious five-star hotels.
Joie de Vivre
Cannes is full of a rousing energy that has defined its character over the years. The Palais des Festivals is the not the only glamour and entertainment hotspot of the town. But when the Cannes Film Festival rolls in, this is the place to catch the celebrities strutting their stuff on the Red Carpet. If you’d rather enjoy an evening of grand revelry, pop into a cabaret, Moulin Rouge-style. Or sway to the sinuous rhythm of a swinging Gypsy band at the hippest clubs of Cannes. Let the fun spill out over the water; hire a world-renowned DJ and party the night away on your super-yacht. Then there’s the Promenade de la Croisette for an evening of retail therapy!
À la Cuisine
You cannot go to Cannes and not sample the French cuisine. From quaint bistros to Michelin-starred culinary institutions, Cannes has a rich repertoire of places to indulge your taste buds. Choices range from the humble Ratatouille to the ubiquitous Pissaladierre. The Bouillabisse distills the flavours of the ocean while the Socca makes for a hearty snack on the go. Cannes will whet your appetite and take you on a fascinating journey of gourmet discoveries that will keep you coming back for more.
The Chateaus of Cote D’azure
Cannes is dotted with stately chateaus that offer a slice of simpler, unhurried times. They come in all shapes and sizes. Bearing a rich heritage of ornate decor and timeless elegance, a chateau makes for a perfect wedding destination. Steeped in history, almost every corner in a chateau is a photo-op waiting to be discovered. Get married in a chateau to add a bit of drama and a sense of occasion to your special day.
Barrière Le Majestic
A classic example of French elegance, Barière Le Majestic is one of the premier hotels in Cannes. It is located right in the heart of Croisette, opposite the Palais des Festivals. It features an exquisite decor that will catch your eye with its restrained elegance. The hotel’s private beach opens up to the Mediterranean Sea which makes for an exotic backdrop to your day of happiness.
With 349 rooms, it can easily accommodate your guests while the penthouse makes for the perfect bridal suite. But the luxury doesn’t stop there. The extravagant Christian Dior Suite is the epitome of opulence and is the only hotel suite in Europe to be designed by a couture label. It comes with its own butler and spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
A more subdued choice but no less luxurious, Martinez Cannes is an ode to the legendary Art Deco style of the 1930’s, which is not surprising since the hotel has been around since 1929. Sporting a more relaxed ambience, it evokes a sense of sweet nostalgia with its warm Mediterranean decor, especially the sweeping Art Deco staircase. Martinez Cannes has 409 rooms to accommodate all your guests.
The hostel’s palm-fringed swimming pool provides a welcome distraction in breaks between ceremonies. The hotel’s private beach offers a laid-back sanctuary to recover from the exuberant celebrations. The Art Deco influence continues inside the rooms which emanate with welcoming warmth.
InterContinental Carlton Cannes
Stepping into the InterContinental Carlton Cannes is like turning back the clock to a more elegant time. Standing in the heart of Bay of Cannes since 1913, the hotel sports a classic design of the period with bursts of artistic flourishes. It has long been associated with romance and glamour that afford it a timeless aura of sophistication. The InterContinental Carlton would be the perfect venue for a grand wedding graced with an old-world affluence.
The elegantly appointed hotel rooms are reminiscent of a grander era where celebrations were more restrained in their exuberance. A wedding at InterContinental Carlton has a more enduring quality, surrounded by over one hundred years of an everlasting heritage. The suites here are a marvel of discrete, elegant luxury that offer an intimate warmth.
No matter which venue you choose to get married in Cannes, your wedding will be an affair to remember and cherish for a long time to come.
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