The Belles Rives began life as a private villa in the 1920s with prominent personalities such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald amongst the property’s famous visitors. Situated in an enviable location right on the sea-shore of the exclusive Cap d’Antibes close to Juan-les-Pins, today, the Belles Rives is a 42 bedroom family run hotel and a fabulous venue for weddings on the French Riviera.
Wedding cocktail receptions and dinners at the Belles Rives hotel take place directly by the sea on a manmade beach-like terraced area. The beach terrace has a maximum capacity of 300 people but is ideal for groups of between 50 and 150 people. The beach terrace also has a tent to offer protection in case of rain which has a seated capacity of 70 people with a dance floor area and 100 without a dance floor.
Belles Rives beach terrace & tent
Belles Rives beach terrace
Belles Rives tent
The Belles Rives offers various wedding ‘packages’ ranging from 140 Euros per person depending on the type of menu that you decide to go for. All packages include Champagne and canapés, main dishes, a cheese course, wedding cake, wine, mineral water and coffee. The per head price includes chairs, tables and table decoration (candles, flowers, menu holders) as well as one nights accommodation for the Bride and Groom on their wedding night. More à la carte tailor-made proposals are also available.
Wedding at the Belles Rives hotel
Wedding at the Belles Rives hotel
For wedding ceremonies at the Belle Rives, either the same beach terrace or the Terrasse de la Passagère with a capacity of 140 people seated can be used. An additional fee applies for the exclusive use of the Terrasse de la Passagère. Timings for the start of ceremonies at the Belles Rives in either space depends on the season.
Wedding ceremony on the Terrasse de la Passagère
Wedding Ceremony on the Terrasse de la Passagère
Rates and conditions for weddings at the Belles Rives change slightly depending on the time of year. For example during high season (15 June to 15 September) the time limit for music is midnight as opposed to 02.00 during the mid season.
For more information about weddings at the Belles Rives hotel, do not hesitate to contact My Riviera Wedding. Simply send us an email or leave a comment below. If you prefer to contact the Belles Rives directly, please don’t forget to mention that you found the venue on www.my-riviera-wedding.com! By doing this you will be helping me to spread the word about my wedding planning activities.
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This five star luxury establishment is for me, the wedding venue on the Cote d’Azur ‘par excellence’. The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is exclusive yet has a relaxed vibe, is luxurious yet homely and friendly without being intrusive. The exclusive nature of the venue comes from both the high price tag and the fact that the venue only accepts weddings at certain times of the year. The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc does not allow weddings during the months of July and August due to the fact that the Hotel prioritizes its regular clientele many of whom return year after year. The establishment prefers not to put any area of the hotel out of bounds so as not to compromise the enjoyment of their individual guests during their vacation. The hotel closes annually between mid October and April for upkeep thus leaving only the months of April, May (excluding the Cannes Film Festival period – 10 days in mid May), June, September and the first part of October available for weddings. Weekend dates during these periods are scarce and are often reserved well in advance.
With my wedding planning company Lavender and Rose, I organized wedding at the Hotel du Cap in April 2012. You can see the photos on my company website at the following link: http://www.lavenderandroseweddings.fr/real-wedding-hotel-du-cap-eden-roc/
The majority of the couples who are lucky enough to get married at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc do so as they have been coming to the establishment for years with their family on holiday, the venue has cherished childhood memories for them and is therefore an obvious choice for their own wedding in adult life.
The Hotel du Cap Eden Roc has several spaces well adapted for wedding celebrations and ceremonies. At the heart of the beautiful gardens is a romantic rose garden where a small, quiet ceremony could take place with your nearest and dearest. Alternatively for larger groups, the roof of the Eden Roc pavilion offers panoramic sea views over the Lerins Islands and the Cannes bay. Another option for ceremonies is the long, dramatic, tree-lined alley leading from the Hotel du the Eden Roc. The Eden Roc pavilion has a wonderful terrace running right the length of its various function spaces; the Eden Roc restaurant, a formal dining area with fabulous gastronomic cuisine, the Eden Roc Grill and Lounge Bar, a more relaxed environment perfect for dancing and cocktail receptions, and the Rotonde Piano bar and terrace, great for pre-dinner drinks.
For those wishing to dance on into the early hours of the morning (they sky is the limit thanks to the lack of neighbours), the hotel obliges that the whole Hotel and Eden Roc pavilion is hired for exclusive use due to the fact that many of the hotel’s bedrooms are located above the function rooms. However, if you do not mind finishing loud music at a reasonable hour not as to disturb other guests, an exclusive use fee is not always necessary.
The Hotel du Cap Eden Roc is best described in images rather than words; their website has many lovely photographs and contains additional information.
If you would like to enquire about holding your wedding at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, you can email Kerry at My Riviera Wedding or leave a comment below. If you prefer to contact the venue directly, you can get in touch with Nicole Soechting by email email@example.com. Please don’t forget to mention that you found the venue on www.my-riviera-wedding.com! By doing this you will be helping me to spread the word about my wedding planning activities.
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