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The Château de la Chèvre d’Or is in my opinion one of the finest venues for intimate, romantic weddings on the French Riviera. This wonderful hotel located in the Medieval hilltop fortress town of Eze, with its 2 Michelin star gourmet restaurant, has brilliant cuisine, breathtaking sea views, bags of charm and character, great service (member of the Relais et Châteaux group and has a 4 star rating), is private and discrete and not extraordinarily overpriced. In short, its positioning in the CondéNast Traveller 2010 Gold List of hotels is most definitely deserved. If you are planning a small wedding for between 15 and 65 people and are looking for a unique venue from which you can enjoy the Cote d’Azur coast line,  then the Château de la Chèvre d’Or could well be the perfect wedding venue for you.

The Château de la Chèvre d’Or has magnificent gardens in which, weather depending, wedding ceremonies can take place. Alternatively, one of the venue’s terraces known as the Café du Jardin can also be used (from 6.30pm only). For ceremonies in the gardens, a maximum of 65 can be seated and for ceremonies on the Café du Jardin terrace the maximum seated capacity is 30. The exclusive use fee for wedding ceremonies at the Château de la Chèvre d’Or varies according to the number of guests, ranging from 500 Euros for groups of up to 10 people and 1,700 Euros for up to 100 people (according to 2010 rates).

For drinks receptions and dinners, the venue offers full privatisation of the Eden Restaurant and the Eden Terrace which can hold a maximum of 65 people seated. The exclusive use fee for the Eden restaurant & terrace equates to: 65 minus the actual number of guests, times 300 Euros. Therefore, for groups of 65, no exclusive use fee applies and for groups of 30 for example, the exclusive use fee would be (65-30) x 300= 10,500 Euros (according to 2010 rates). On the menu are a large range of delicious French & European dishes combined with high-end Asian fusion cooking. Menus can be created according to your requirements and open bar and drinks packages are available.

If you would like to have live music or a dance party after dinner, this takes place in the lounge area of the Eden Terrace for 50 people maximum under the conditions that the 6 rooms located directly under the Eden restaurant & terrace are booked by the wedding party (3 nights minimum booking required if the event is on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday,  2 nights minimum for weddings on week days).

The Château de la Chèvre d’Or has a total of 30 rooms and 6 suites, all tastefully decorated, ranging from 290 Euros per night for a standard room (according to 2010 high season rates).

For more information about weddings at the Château de la Chèvre d’Or, please do not hesitate to contact Kerry at My Riviera Wedding by email or leave a comment below. If you prefer to contact the Château de la Chèvre d’Or 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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Château Eza is a fabulously romantic boutique hotel perched 400 metres up on the clifftop village of Eze, located on the French Riviera between Nice and Monaco. The medieval village of Eze is renowned for having the most incredible view on the entire Cote d’Azur; a 360° panoramic sea view of the Mediterranean coast as far as the Esterel mountains to the west and Italy to the east. The Château Eza is a wonderful wedding venue if you are looking for a quiet, intimate venue for a low key wedding in a mind-blowingly attractive setting.

View from the Chateau Eza by night

The Château Eza is a 5 star boutique hotel with 10 rooms and suites sleeping up to 20 people. Room prices go from approximately 230 euros per night up to 1200 euros per night depending on the season and the category of room (according to the 2010 rack rate). If you are interested in privatising the entire venue and booking all of the 10 rooms available, the hotel will most probably be open to negotiating a special discount off the rack rate. All rooms are very attractive, have all the mod cons and are packed full of charm.

Chateau Eza Suite

Chateau Eza Suite

The venue has outside as well as inside dining space. The hotel’s panoramic view restaurant has a maximum seated capacity of 50 using rectangular tables and 70 for a standing cocktail reception.

Chateau Eza Restaurant

The Château Eza’s terrace can hold a maximum of 120 people standing and 60 for seated dinners. The main terrace is also commonly used for wedding ceremonies as the hotel does not have a large garden for this purpose.

Chateau Eza Terrace

Chateau Eza Terrace

For small groups, the Château Eza’s private lounge known as the Salon Royal and its terrace can privatised for intimate dinner for up to 20 people.

The Château Eza possesses a Michelin star for the high standard of their cuisine. This prestigious recognition of quality comes with quite a hefty price tag, with set dinner menus going from 105 Euros to 140 Euros per head excluding beverages and wedding cake. The venue also offers canapés served with champagne and an open bar from 62 Euros and upwards per head. For a casual day-time reception, lunch menus are priced at between 45 and 70 Euros per head excluding beverages and wedding cake. The Château Eza  offers a special wedding package which includes 1 hours full open bar with champagne, alcohol, soft drinks and canapés (excluding luxury liquors), a 3 course seated dinner (starter, main and wedding cake), ½ bottle of wine per person, 1/2 bottle mineral water per person and coffee.  The wedding package is priced at 10,000 Euros based on a group of 40 people. For groups of under 40 people, the price does not decrease; 10, 000 Euros is the minimum charge. For groups of over 40 people, the price increases accordingly. N.b. all prices are according to 2010 rates.

The venue also has a partnership with a fantastic private beach on the Eze-sur-Mer shore, a few minutes decent by car from the hotel. Anjuna Bay would a fantastic place for a rehearsal dinner the night before or brunch the day after your wedding reception at the Château Eza.

View from Anjuna Bay Beach Restaurant

For more information, or if you are thinking about the Château Eza as a possible venue for your wedding, please do not hesitate to contact Kerry at My Riviera Wedding. If you prefer to contact the Château Eza 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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