The 5 Best Destination Wedding Venues Monaco
Monaco has to be top of the list for anyone planning a destination wedding. Synonymous with Monte Carlo, gambling, casinos, and Bond, the world’s smallest independent state offers some incredible backdrops for your big day.
The Mediterranean climate makes Monaco a fairytale place to host your destination wedding. Think burnt orange sunsets and cobalt blue waters lapping at the feet of mountains.
Suppose 300 days of sunshine a year and picturesque scenery isn’t enough to sway you. Monaco is also home to the most iconic race track in the world, making it perfect for brides and grooms looking for a glamorous destination for their big day.
Lawrence Banahan is a photojournalist who is familiar with weddings held in Monaco. He has captured brides and grooms on their big day in some of the most glamorous spots in the area. His fly-on-the-wall style will naturally capture you and your loved ones as you revel in the experience of all Monaco has to offer.
Superyachts, supercars, Monte Carlo, casinos, and all the glamour of the nouveau riche, Lawrence Banahan will capture it all with a grace and elegance that only he knows how. Your photographs will dance with life and memories that last a lifetime.
To help you search for your perfect Monaco destination wedding spot, Lawrence has put together a list of some of his top recommended venues.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Hotel Metropole oozes style and sophistication. Dating back to 1866, the hotel occupies centre stage in the Carre d’Or, just steps away from luxury boutiques and Casino Square.
Renovated in 2004, the hotel has united the glory of its original Belle Epoque design with Mediterranean freshness.
Imagine hosting your destination wedding in the refined lounges of this historic hotel while sampling a taster menu from a twice-Michelin-starred chef.
Your exclusive wedding photojournalist will capture you and your loved ones lounging in luxury mahogany cabanas framed by sweeping white curtains and decor designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Destination weddings in Monaco don’t come more glamorous than this.
Dipped in pastel pink, this waterfront retreat is the epitome of effortless, cool, laid-back French girl of the hotel world, if you will. With an easygoing and natural style right on the water, the whole place is inspired by the shimmering cobalt blue med that stretches as far as the eye can see
Host your ceremony in the 4 hectares of garden and take champagne and canapes by the waterfalls as your wedding photojournalist documents your wedding, your way. Delight your guests with dinner in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant before relaxing with cocktails in the lounge bar.
Finish the evening dancing the night away under the stars. The lighting and setting of the Bay hotel transport you to another world, making it one of the most sought-after destination wedding venues in Monaco.
Hotel de Paris
This venue in the heart of Monte Carlo is dripping in glamour and elegance. Hotel de Paris is a majestic 5-star hotel with classical architecture. It makes for the most romantic destination wedding venue for your big day.
High ceilings, golden interiors, crystal chandeliers, and painted frescoes make this hotel fit for a royal wedding.
Every inch of Hotel de Paris is Instagram-worthy. Lawrence Banahan’s photojournalistic style will capture you and your loved ones in candid and honest shots that you will be proud to post.
His style is illuminating, and his work brings this magical place to life. There are many options to choose from at the Hotel de Paris. For an intimate wedding, the hotel’s spectacular terrace is perfect. On the other hand, The Empire Ballroom, in all its grandeur, is spectacular for a gargantuan affair.
Hotel Hermitage is located directly behind Hotel de Paris and boasts terrific views of the port and casinos. The hotel’s décor screams old-world Parisian charm and oozes luxury at every turn.
Not to be outdone by the Hotel de Paris, the Hermitage boasts crystal chandeliers, huge hallways, and views to die for. Gilded in golden glamour, this hotel is the perfect blend of traditional and modern and has sweeping views of the city.
Your wedding photojournalist Lawrence is experienced at using the best backdrops to frame your wedding day. The dramatic views from the Hotel Hermitage ensure candid, honest photographs captured in beauty. The terrace is spectacular and can accommodate a small crowd. Salon Eiffel is perfect for larger parties. There are about 278 rooms available for guests to stay in.
Salle des Etoiles
Since 1974 the Salle des Etoiles has been one of the most exciting venues in Europe. Dripping in celebrity fame and glamour, Elton John, Tina Turner, and even Frank Sinatra have all been privileged enough to perform here.
The Salle is for the grandest destination wedding in town. The massive 1000m2 room has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the bay. The venue boasts breathtaking views and a roof with millions of twinkling lights that can be removed to transform your wedding into an open-air event.
Hosting your big day at the Salle is nothing short of a fairytale from a disney movie. The venue was built with exquisite attention to detail. Your guests will be awed as they enter the grand hallway. Gilt and gold, marble, chandeliers, candelabras, elegant archways, and floral displays assault the senses.
Using a wedding photojournalist like Lawrence Banahan will ensure every moment of your fairytale is captured with love and attention to detail. The glamour and romance, the grandeur and decadence will forge forever in pictures that will reignite the passion of your love as time goes by.