Are you looking for a regal wedding ceremony? Then, the Luxembourg Gardens might provide you with what you want and more! A romantic, whimsical spot in Paris that will transport you to the time of princesses and knights for your elopement, destination wedding, or vow renewal.
The Luxembourg Gardens, located at Paris’ heart, are known for their peaceful atmosphere. It’s the «central park» of Paris. So, quite naturally, this is one of the places that Love Gracefully chooses to celebrate Love! So, whether you want to elope or renew your vows, the tranquility of the Luxembourg Gardens will provide the intimacy you are looking for in your symbolic ceremony.
The Luxembourg Gardens offer much more for your special day. The park is the perfect location for a wedding photo at Boboli Gardens inspired this park inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy. You’ll find a lot of beautiful statues, such as the twenty figures of French queens and illustrious women standing on pedestals all around the central green area. All of those statues were commissioned in 1848 by Louis-Philippe! If you prefer your wedding photos shot in front of men statues, do not worry; another 86 figures are spread around the gardens.
Whether you elope in Paris or want to renew your vows, there are many options on where to have your ceremony at the Luxembourg Gardens. We have shortlisted two of them, with our expertise in organizing weddings in Paris for over 15 years.
The first is the famous Medici Fountain, named after Catherine the Medicis. In front of it is a vast water basin surrounded by beautiful plane trees that work like an arch. Because it’s a very touristy area, we usually have the ceremony right below the statue and not in front of the water basin. Why? Because that’s where all the tourists go. But do not worry, you can have pictures done in front of the basin after the ceremony! That Medici Fountain spot is recommended if you are only 2 or 3 all together, as it’s a very intimate location, ideal for elopements or vow renewals.
The second location is on the terraces that oversea the Luxembourg Garden Palace. You’ll have a full view over the Palace and the entire garden, the octagonal basin of water, the flowers and some statues. That location is recommended if you are a group of 4 to 15, perfect for Paris destination weddings, but it also works if it’s only the 2 of you.
Would you prefer your destination wedding or elopement photos to be taken in front of the French Senate inside the Luxembourg Gardens? You’ll indeed have a «Versailles Palace» feeling, as the French Senate is also a palace built by Marie de Medicis, wife of the King Henri IV of France.
It’s Marie de Medicis herself who created these beautiful gardens. That’s why you’ll have a special feeling here: the feeling of being a queen and a king for the time of your vows ceremony! You can also take pictures in front of the large octagonal water basin, with a central fountain and terraces that oversea the Palace. If you are more into flowers and greenery, there is an orchard of apple and pear trees surrounded by beautiful flowers, such as the famous Luxembourg Rose Garden.