You can consult this directory to choose the venue you ever dreamed for your ceremony: ceremonie-laique.fr/lieux
This directory is in french, but it’s easy to understand: type the region or the city you want to celebrate your wedding, and the venues are listed
Choose from places styles: castle, private property, atypical, sea view or beside the sea, in a mountain chalet in the Alps, in the middle of a golf course, etc. Many options are available!
An absolute must website: lieux-ceremonie.fr
The best way to get married in France, is organizing a ceremony called “cérémonie laïque”.
The advantage of this kind of “secular ceremony” is that you can organize it as you wish. Location, timing, content: let speak your desires and your creativity.
The ceremony may well be:
- in the park or on the terrace of the venue you’ve chosen,
- in the garden of your property (if it is large enough or if you are few),
- indoors in your venue,
- in an unusual place (in a tent, an art gallery, football stadium, …)
- in a pretty field if you plan a country wedding,
- at the beach, with sea, sand and sun.
Before choosing your ceremony wedding venue, have a check with french laws, especially if you want to get married on a beach.
The officiant, key figure of a secular ceremony
If one refers to its literal definition, a secular ceremony is just a ceremony without religious connotation.
In this website, that term is used for symbolic wedding ceremonies, which are in addition to the official civil ceremony. Indeed, an official wedding ceremony in France is set in the town hall, with a Civil Status Officer.
Non-French people can marry officially (administratively) in their own country, and plan a symbolic ceremony in a stunning place in France!
We will develop the idea, the concept and its practical application in future articles on this site! See you very soon!