Advertisement

The 8 Prettiest Celebrity Wedding Venues

Photo: Courtesy of Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Hollywood marriages have a reputation for ephemerality, from Elizabeth Taylor’s six-month union to Conrad Hilton to Kim Kardashian’s 72 days with Kris Humphries. But celebrity weddings are often held at such opulent venues that the setting itself makes for a night to remember—even for flash-in-the-pan romances. Whether they’re highly photographed soirees or super-intimate ceremonies, the glitterati tend to go all out when the time comes to put a ring on it. Some opt for spaces with historic significance, some for a more modern vibe; some prefer outdoors and sun-drenched, some indoors with plenty of pizzazz. If you happen to be scouting A-list-approved wedding venues for your big day—or simply want to dream about romantic backdrops for nuptials of an undetermined future date—read on for a roundup of the most beautiful spots where famous couples have tied the knot.

Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, Louisiana

This popular wedding venue was originally built in 1853 and was designed by Theodore E. Giraud.
This popular wedding venue was originally built in 1853 and was designed by Theodore E. Giraud.
Photo: Addison and Yerger Photography

For singer Michelle Branch and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney’s 2019 nuptials, the pair exchanged vows in the chapel of the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, with white flowers and candelabra adding a touch of old-world charm to the ceremony. The venue is also where Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson wed in 2014.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z among the guests at Solange’s 2014 wedding. The building’s weathered white exterior, lanterns, and stained glass windows add to its old-school cool charm for those seeking a venue with a historic look.

Formerly the Holy Trinity Church, echoes of the building’s original Baroque style still remain: Exposed brick, twisting columns, and intricate light fixtures provided a romantic backdrop.

Luttrellstown Castle, Dublin, Ireland

David and Victoria Beckham used a sword to cut their wedding cake.

This 15th-century castle, about 40 minutes’ drive from Dublin proper, is as majestic and stately as any true royal wedding venue. In 1999, Luttrellstown hosted pop icon Victoria Adams of the Spice Girls and Manchester United soccer star David Beckham for their nuptials. Named for the Luttrell family, who occupied the estate for over three centuries, it later fell under the ownership of Guinness family heiress Aileen Guinness, who would oversee its remodeling geared toward an embrace of Baroque and Georgian architecture. The property’s sprawling 567 acres host a championship golf course and dining halls fit for larger scale weddings of up to 180 attendees.

The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, and Cameron Diaz were among the guests at Sofia Richie’s spring 2023 wedding.
Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, and Cameron Diaz were among the guests at Sofia Richie’s spring 2023 wedding.
Photo: Courtesy of Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

The star-studded French Riviera wedding of music exec Elliot Grainge and socialite Sofia Richie Grainge—daughter of musician Lionel Richie—was the talk of the town in April 2023. Images of the decadent soiree shared to TikTok and Instagram launched the 24-year-old into instant It-girl status, thanks in no small part to the dreamy venue and its lavish decor. The bride’s grand entrance down the 200-meter allée from the hotel to the pavilion space reportedly took about seven minutes.

The Antibes, France, hotel opened its doors in 1870 and in the decades since has become a fixture for the Cannes Film Festival crowd that descends upon the area every May—fitting, as its 22 acres of gardens and picturesque views of the Côte d’Azur make for a pretty cinematic experience.

The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida

The Breakers’s Circle ballroom features 15-foot windows with ocean views, frescoes of Renaissance landscapes, and a Venetian crystal chandelier centerpiece.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Wedding To Be Held At The Breakers In Palm Beach

The Breakers’s Circle ballroom features 15-foot windows with ocean views, frescoes of Renaissance landscapes, and a Venetian crystal chandelier centerpiece.
Photo: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images

For their 2015 nuptials, Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello opted to host their esteemed guests—among them Vergara’s Modern Family costars Ed O’Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, and Sarah Hyland, as well as Manganiello’s Magic Mike castmate Channing Tatum—at the Breakers in Palm Beach. The Italian Renaissance–style build offers 10 wedding venues and 140 acres of waterfront property. The actors reportedly rang in their big day at the hotel’s Venetian ballroom, a 9,600-square-foot space where six chandeliers hang from a coffered ceiling. Photos show the area was decked out with a garden’s worth of white blooms.

The Grill, New York, New York

Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Lil’ Kim, Chloë Sevigny, Kaia Gerber, Frank Ocean, Rachel Zoe, Rita Ora, and more big names helped Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco celebrate their wedding here.
Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Lil’ Kim, Chloë Sevigny, Kaia Gerber, Frank Ocean, Rachel Zoe, Rita Ora, and more big names helped Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco celebrate their wedding here.
Courtesy of Major Food Group

Marc Jacobs’s wedding to model turned candle designer Char Defrancesco was always going to be glamorous, but the couple’s April 2019 wedding reception was the kind of over-the-top glamorous that only a designer like Jacobs could pull off. Their ceremony itself was an intimate affair, but afterwards, the pair danced, ate, and sipped the night away with 700 guests at the Grill, one of NYC’s most famous chophouses, located in the iconic Seagram Building. The decor included cherry blossoms arranged in gold vases, a five-tiered wedding cake, and candles galore; outside, a 1962 Rolls-Royce Phantom was the couple’s ride for the evening. The venue’s high ceilings and midcentury decor, with lots of gilded ceiling and wall fixtures, was the perfect place for Jacobs and Defrancesco to celebrate their NYC love story.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace was officiated by the groom’s father.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace was officiated by the groom’s father.
Photo: Courtesy of Umaid Bhawan Palace/Ray Main

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra exchanged their vows in 2018 at the Umaid Bhawan Palace atop Chittar hill, overlooking the city of Jodhpur, which is decked out almost entirely in blue. Set on 26 acres of land, the palace was built between 1928 and 1943. It features 70 Art Deco–style guest suites (an aesthetic that apparently inspired the wedding cake’s design), roaming peacocks, and a number of bucolic gardens that make it essentially wedding-ready at all times. The sprawling property was more than enough to accommodate the Jonas-Chopra wedding party, which is said to have been in the ballpark of 225 guests.

San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito, California

In an Instagram post the day after her wedding to Chris Pratt at this ranch, Katherine Schwarzenegger called their ceremony "intimate, moving, and emotional."
In an Instagram post the day after her wedding to Chris Pratt at this ranch, Katherine Schwarzenegger called their ceremony "intimate, moving, and emotional."
Courtesy of San Ysidro Ranch

There was no better place for Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger to wed than the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. The venue provided stunning mountain views, serene greenery, and easy accessibility for many of their A-list friends. It’s unclear exactly where on the property Pratt and Schwarzenegger’s 2019 ceremony was held, but it seems most likely to have taken place at one of the venue’s outdoor spaces—either the lower gardens, which offer breathtaking views of the Santa Ynez mountain range, or the upper estate lawn, a 10,000-square-foot area flanked by sycamore trees and a lemon grove. Additional available wedding spots include the wine cellar and the stone house, among others.

Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Beach, California

On their big day, Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley decorated this space with large, all-white floral arrangements of roses and orchids.
On their big day, Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley decorated this space with large, all-white floral arrangements of roses and orchids.
Courtesy of Pelican Hill

Chance the Rapper’s March 2019 wedding to Kirsten Corley was a long time coming (they met when they were nine years old), so the Grammy winner wanted to make sure it was everything they’d dreamed of—and more. The pair wed at the scenic Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California, under a rotunda overlooking the ocean decorated with breezy sheer white curtains and an entire carpet of white flower petals. With a guest list including people like Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Dave Chappelle, the couple pulled out all the stops for their luxurious reception, with over-the-top white flower centerpieces and sheer white curtains covering all four walls.

Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest