Wedding venues should be unlike any other. Of course all venues we recommend are very different but they are united by having the most romantic settings imaginable, gorgeous interiors, luxury historical flavor and, what is not less important, friendly, personal service which comes naturally.
The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death. Originally a modest two-story building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence. Starting in 1743, the building was reconstructed by four different architects, before Bartolommeo Rastrelli, Chief Architect of the Imperial Court, was instructed to completely redesign the building on a scale to rival Versailles.
St.-Petersburg, Pushkin, Sadovaya str. 7
T: +7(812)465 2024
Cameron Gallery with a graceful colonnade and a spectacular terrace with arched slopes in the park is part of a complex ensemble of the Term Cameron.
World recognized masterpiece of architecture erected in strict classicism 1780-1787 gg. architect Charles Cameron. Baths are located in large pond and ramp alley and is an important compositional dominant linking regular and landscape areas of the Catherine Park . This is a wonderful airy building with picturesque panorama , wide staircase , bright lawns perfectly suites for summer and fall weddings.
St.-Petersburg, Pushkin, Catherine park
T: +7(812)465 2024
Palace on the Island
The Palace on the Island was originally set in 1723 as a gala entertainment pavilion on one of the Great Pond‚Äôs islands. In 1746-48 the original wooden pavilion was replaced by a stone hall designed by an architect Chevakinskiy. Later on it was rebuilt first by architect Quarenghi, and then by architect Rastrelli. Well hidden behind the trees, the pavilion harmonizes beautifully with the landscape ensemble of the park. Though the exterior of the pavilion is quite modest, the splendor of its interior is magnificent and can be compared with the Great Hall of the Catherine Palace. In the times of Catherine II the musicians used to play in the pavilion.
St.-Petersburg, Pushkin, Catherine park
T: +7(812)465 2024
Elagin Palace occupies the central place in the magnificent palace-and-park ensemble created in the early XIX century by the architect Carlo Rossi. Located at the highest part of Elagin Island, the palace was titled in the honor of the first proprietor of the palace ‚Äď director of the court theatre I. Elagin. After the death of Tsarina Maria the palace turned into a reserve summer residence of tsar‚Äôs family. In the beginning of the XX century the palace was used as a rest home of prime-ministers of Russia ‚Äď S.Vitte and P.Stolypin.
St.-Petersburg, Elagin Island, 4
T: +7(812)430 1010
The Russian Ethnography Museum is one of the world‚Äôs largest museums. Its collection houses 500 thousand of exhibits and represents the ethnography culture of 150 peoples of 19-20 centuries Russia. The Marble Hall is located in the very center of the building and it boasts one of the most beautiful palace interiors of St. Petersburg, it‚Äôs walls and floors are reverted with rose-colored Karelian marble. The high marble columns weighing 24 tons each, crystal ceiling with depicted double eagles and the alto-relievo ‚ÄúPeoples of Russia‚ÄĚ make the Marble Hall look solemn and festive.
St.-Petersburg, Inzhenernaya str., 4
T: +7(812)570 5768
The Palace, tucked away between the vast Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole) and the mighty Neva River, boasts some formidable architecture and an interesting history. The Marble Palace building was commissioned by Empress Catherine the Great for her favorite Count, Grigory Orlov. The palace was designed and built between 1768 and 1785 by the Italian-born architect Antonio Rinaldi. The solid, stern-looking palace was richly and expensively decorated with a staggering 32 different types of marble. Although the majority of the palace's interiors were reconstructed, the White Hall still features its original decorations and is a fine credit to Rinaldi's artistic work.
St.-Petersburg, Millionnaya st., 5/1
T: +7(812)595 4240
Peter and Paul Fortress
It‚Äôs the first architectural ensemble in Saint-Petersburg, historical heart of the city. The day when the construction works were started began the birthday of Saint-Petersburg. The Fortress houses the State museum of History of Saint-Petersburg. Built by request of Peter the Great, back in the early 1700‚Äôs, the Peter & Paul Fortress is located on a small island in the Neva River delta. It was built here to help protect the city from invasion from the Swedes, though never used for this purpose in the end (as the Swedes were defeated before it was finished!) Its main use until 1917 was as a prison. There is a lot to see on the small island. The main attraction is the impressive Peter & Paul Cathedral, whose golden needle-like spire is the tallest building in the city.
St.-Petersburg, Zayachiy island, a small island in the historical part of the city
T: +7(812)230 6431
Rose Pavilion in the Park
In the early nineteenth century, a pavilion was erected at the point where four park regions come together: the White Birch, the Parade Ground, Old Sylvia and New Sylvia. Voronikhin redesigned the building as a park pavilion. Surrounded by rose gardens, it became known as the Rose Pavilion. Everything in the decor of the Rose Pavilion was linked to the theme of the rose, queen of flowers. The Rose Pavilion was the gathering place of artists and writers in the company of Maria Feodorovna, who did all she could to be a dutiful hostess to her refined and educated guests.
St.-Petersburg, Pavlovsk, Sadovaya str. 20
T: +7(812)452 1536
This small, intimate mansion on Galernaya Street which belonged to Baron S. P. von Derviz at the turn of the 20th century has a rich musical and theatrical history. The building was known as the "Theatre and Concert Hall", and there were concerts with Fedor Chaliapin and Isidora Duncan. The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera Company was established in 1987 by Yuri Alexander, who remains the company's creative spirit and main director. A sensation on the European music scene, the premiere of Donizetti's Pietro il Grande about the eponymous ruler was premiered in 2003 at the city's tercentenary celebrations and marked the start of a new era in the history of the theater. It has toured to Finland, Switzerland, Germany, the USA, Moscow and many other cities throughout Russia.
St.-Petersburg, Galernaya St., 33
T: +7(812)315 6769
It was founded in 1704 by order of Peter the Great, who was personally involved in planning it, and is laid out according to strict geometrical principles. The Summer Garden is home to marble statues acquired from Europe especially for Russia's new capital, and also to rare flowers and plants, as well as fountains. It was a traditional location for courtly life outside the palace, and balls were held here by the nobility, who also enjoyed simply taking the air in the Garden.
The Neva River end of the Summer Garden is bounded by a fence designed by the architect Yury Felten in 1773-1786. The Garden is also home to a Coffee House (designed by Carlo Rossi) and a Tea House (designed by Ludwig Charlemagne); in front of the latter is a statue of the great Russian fabulist Ilya Krylov by the sculptor Pyotr Klodt. The base of the monument is decorated by a bas relief based on themes from Krylov's tales.
The garden is located where the Fontanka River flows out of the Neva River, 10 min. walk from the Nevsky Prospect
Located on the embankment of the Neva river, it used to be a mansion that belonged to count P. Shuvalov in the mid XVIII. In 1830 the mansion became the property of prince N. Yusupov, one of the wealthiest people in Russia. The Yusupovs accumulated a valuable collection of paintings, sculptures and items of applied art in their palace. On December night, 16 of 1916 G. Rasputin was murdered here by prince Yusupov and others.
St.-Petersburg, Naberezhnaya Reki Moyki, 94
T: +7(812)314 9892
The stately home of the Spencer family for 500 years and the birthplace of Princess Diana, Althorp is a beautiful Grade I listed British wedding venue that was originally designed for entertaining in 1508. Set within 14,000 acres of Northampton countryside and its own deer park, the classical architecture of the house reveals function rooms filled with art masterpieces that would enhance any polished and luxurious wedding.
Althorp, Northampton NN7 4HQ
T:+44(0)160 4770 107
Built in 1722, Blenheim Palace is one of the most spectacular and unique wedding venues in the world, and one with which we are privileged to hold an exclusive wedding planning partnership. Ceremonies and celebrations can be held in the State and Palace apartments set in 2,000 acres of Capability Brown landscape, affording ample space for luxury marquees to host weddings with many thousands of guests.
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
T: +44(0)199 3810 500
On the shores of the French Riviera, just a short drive from the Monaco border sits Cap Estel, a luxury destination-wedding venue that we proudly offer exclusively to our brides and grooms. Cap Estel is serenely beautiful and boasts 18 sumptuous bedroom suites along with a handful of stunning event spaces adorned in chic visions of ivory, grey and cobalt blue. Immaculate emerald lawns that overlook the Mediterranean, as well as gardens and patios surrounding the hotel, all make for an incredible outdoor wedding location.
1312, Avenue Raymond-Poincare, 06360, Eze-Bord de Mer
T: +33(0)493 762 929
A show-stopping five-star hotel in London‚Äôs glamorous Mayfair, The Connaught is a grand and elegant wedding venue.The original features make this an outstanding choice for a London wedding centred on a Japanese moon garden and there‚Äôs lots of scope for a spectacular event with a ballroom, the Helen Darroze restaurant and multiple private function rooms. The classic hotel is renowned for its charming service and Michelin-starred wedding menus.
Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL
T: +44(0)207 4997 070
29 Portland Place
In shades of mint, duck egg blue and white, the beautiful ballrooms of 29 Portland Place right in the heart of London, are a spectacular wedding reception venue. Set within a Georgian townhouse over two floors that can accommodate up to 150 guests, the spaces are light, airy and a blank canvas, just waiting to be dressed and furnished to suit your wedding theme
Joanna Mitchell, 29 Portland Place, London W1B 1QB
T: +44 (0) 207 760 2310