Kaitlin & Albert

A High Fashion Wedding at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

PhotographyElisabeth Van Lent | Wedding Venue: Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild | Design, styling and planning: NKT Events | Wedding DressDylan Parienty |  Wedding Cake: Les Gateaux Creatifs de ValVideography: 3 Petits Points | Floral Design: Laly Rose | Rentals: Options Nice, Laly Rose | Stationary: Seniman Calligraphy | Make Up and Hair: Trine Juel | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab

Wedding Reception Table Setting at Villa Ephrussi Wedding Photographer
Wedding Reception Table Setting at Villa Ephrussi Wedding Photographer


Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting and iconic wedding venues in the South of France. Located near Nice on a cliff overlooking the picturesque coastline of the Côte d’Azur, this stunning castle and its beautiful botanical gardens offer historical elegance, fantastic views, a radiant sun, and a romantic atmosphere even before any personal styling is applied. These attributes attract many couples to celebrate their wedding here. The venue exudes pure luxury and refinement, ideal for an event where you want to impress your guests. As a destination wedding photographer who frequently travels throughout Europe and often to France, I have visited many beautiful wedding venues in Europe, but this place truly ranks among my top favorites. Being a wedding photographer at Villa Ephrussi is truly a marvel, every visit I cherish deeply.


For a wedding at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, it is important to book an experienced wedding photographer who can work quickly, preferably with a team of at least two or more photographers. The villa is only available for private events after museum closing hours, which means the amount of daylight is limited and all festivities must take place in the evening. Your wedding photographer must be able to stay calm under a tight schedule, communicate effectively to clarify everything in advance with you and your wedding planner, and the entire photographic team must work well together.

Additionally, it is important that the photographers can still capture beautiful photos in the evening after sunset, as most of the festivities will take place then. My tip: book the venue in June or July! The closer your date is to June 21st, the longer the day, the more daylight hours, and the more photos can be taken with the accompaniment of the sun!

As a destination wedding photographer in Europe, I have much experience in traveling throughout Europe and France. Being multilingual as a Dutch, English and French speaker, I can also easily communicate with your vendors and support you in any way possible. A wedding photographer at Villa Ephrussi with experience with the venue has an additional extra value due to the tight schedule events have to face because of the museum closing times. If you like my candid yet elegant photography style, contact me for details on my services and pricing.


A wedding at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is not straightforward. Renting the villa starts at €80,000 and depends on various aspects such as the number of guests, the season, weekdays and weekends, etc. It is also important to know that private use and rental are only possible after the museum closes. A strong team of professionals is essential to quickly transform the villa into your personal vision. Your budget should therefore definitely have room for a wedding planner and florist with a large team of employees. Expect a total budget starting at €180,000. Unfortunately, staying at the villa is not possible, but there are several hotels in the area where your guests can stay.


If you choose Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild as your wedding venue, it is important to hire a good wedding planner with a strong team to support you. The villa is still a museum during the day, so set-up for your ceremony and dinner can only begin after closing time. Only highly experienced wedding planners can ensure that in no time you have the setting of your dreams according to your wishes.

Some excellent wedding planners in the area include NKT Events, the organizer of this particular shoot. An American wedding planner with extensive experience, she lives and works in Nice and thus has a lot of experience with the area and the villa. But there are other strong wedding planners I can recommend: Lavender and Rose also has experience with the venue, as do White Eden Weddings and Sarah Haywood.


Villa Ephrussi is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the South of France, but there are other chateaus and gorgeous venues that are certainly worth considering! For example, Chateau Robernier is a real fairytale castle not far from Villa Ephrussi. The two towers, blue shutters, and stunning surroundings transport you into a Disney fairytale and provide a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. It’s more budget friendly than Villa Ephrussi if this is a consideration. Deeper into the Provence, around Avignon, are Chateau de Tourreau and Chateau Martinay situated. Two beautiful French chateaus each with their own style and charm. While Chateau Martinay brings Parisian allure to the South of France, Chateau de Tourreau retains southern charm with its pastel green shutters on the facade. At these chateaus, staying with your guests is also possible! If you prefer to stay closer to the Côte d’Azur and want your guests to stay on-site, the luxurious Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat or Hotel Cap Estel are beautiful options. Big names like Sofia Ricci have tied the knot here, and guests have an amazing place to stay immediately.

The list of wedding venues in the South of France is incredibly long, and there is something for every budget. Don’t hesitate to send me a message if you want more tips!

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Kim & Arne