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Alpine wedding bride and groom at Le Chardon Val d'Isere

An Alpine Wedding in Val d’Isère

Imagine a fairytale wedding ceremony in a winter wonderland set against a backdrop of magnificent snow-capped peaks.

One of Le Chardon’s luxury chalets, in the iconic ski resort of Val d’Isere, can provide the perfect setting for your Alpine wedding, whether that’s a celebration surrounded by friends and family or a small, intimate affair.

Imagine a beautiful ceremony taking place in a picture perfect snow-frosted chapel, or under the vaulted aged wood beams of an exquisitely decorated luxury Alpine chalet. A champagne reception against a backdrop of majestic snowy peaks, followed by a sumptuous wedding feast. And the joy of having those closest to you gathered together to celebrate your special day surrounded by the most spectacular scenery in the Alps.

Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular with skiers and snowboarders who wish to exchange their wedding vows on snow. An Alpine wedding combines an atmospheric setting surrounded by stunning mountain scenery with everything required to offer you and your guests an unforgettable holiday into the bargain. There is also something universally appealing and undeniably romantic about sleigh rides and dog-sledding through a stunning winter landscape.

Weddings at Le Chardon

With five luxury chalets in close proximity, situated in the exclusive hamlet of La Legettaz, Le Chardon Mountain Lodges are able to accommodate up to 69 guests. When you book one or more of our chalets for your Alpine wedding celebrations, we include a wedding planning service in the price. The planner will assist with the organisation of your event to ensure the day goes off without a hitch.

Our wedding planner, supported by our friendly and highly experienced staff team, is on hand to ensure that every little detail is in place, both before and during the big day. Whether this is fine tuning your wedding feast, organising entertainment for younger guests or arranging an adventure or celebration on snow – nothing is too much trouble. And what better way to ease any pre-wedding nerves than with some indulgent pampering in the chalet’s tranquil spa?

Alpine wedding guest enjoying the mountain views from the outdoor hot tub at Le Chardon Val d'Isere

Our talented catering team, working in the chalets’ professional kitchens, can produce bespoke menus for wedding breakfasts to suit all tastes and budgets. Naturally, we can accommodate special dietary requirements to ensure that all your guests have a fantastic experience. Pol Roger house champagne and a selection of house wines are held in stock in our cellars and will be served on the day as well as throughout your stay. If, however, you require a special vintage for your celebration, we can order it in especially (extra charges may apply.)

We work with a wonderful wedding photographer and can organise all the other details for your big day. Flowers, hair and make-up, wedding DJs and bands, table decorations, personalised menus and favours – whatever you need to turn your wedding dreams into reality. Of course, if you wish to use your own wedding planner, or organise everything yourselves, we will happily work with you on this basis.

The Legalities

French law is strict and in order to get married legally in the town hall, couples must be residents of the commune in which they would like to marry in for a minimum of 40 days. Non residents can hold a religious ceremony in the Catholic or Protestant churches providing they have proof of being legally married already. In this case, many couples choose to legally marry in their home country beforehand, saving the religious or symbolic ceremony to share with friends and families. Symbolic wedding ceremonies are very popular with non-religious couples who still wish to have a meaningful wedding ceremony. In this case, the legal marriage can take place as and when suits the couple and is not obligatory.

As well as one of Val d’Isere’s churches, the wedding ceremony itself can be held indoors at one of our chalets. Depending on guest numbers, we can also set up the exterior ‘snow chapel’ by arrangement. As its name suggests, the ‘chapel’ is sculpted from snow and is weather dependent. We can organise a wedding celebrant for you if required.

If you are interested in holding your wedding celebration with Le Chardon, please get in touch for more details and to discuss your requirements.

Tel: +44 (0)131 209 7969 or email: info@lechardonvaldisere.com

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