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Your Perfect Swiss Destination Wedding in Lake Geneva Region

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Your Perfect Swiss Destination Wedding in Lake Geneva Region

Gently sloping vineyards border the shores of Lake Geneva, with the capital city of Lausanne sitting across from the highest Alpine peaks.

Lively towns and small wine-growing villages appear scattered at random. The region seems half a dream and half a reality, but the people in the farm villages who work the wheat fields on the plain above the lake, the inhabitants of the medieval towns, and the original inhabitants of the castles have always had both feet planted firmly on the ground.



Main photo credit: Youri Claessens


Your Host City: Lausanne

Lausanne offers the best aspects of a hip city, a historical old town, a holiday resort on the lake shores, and an Olympic capital. It captivates you in the blink of an eye, whatever the purpose of your visit. But falling head over heels needs no justification!

The setting of Lausanne is extremely picturesque: It is hardly surprising that the International Olympic Committee has been based in Lausanne since 1914. The town is built on three hills surrounded by vineyard-covered slopes, with Lake Geneva at its feet. Rising impressively from the opposing French lakeshore are the Savoy Alps. The attractive old town is largely car-free. Small alleyways with cafes and boutiques shape the streetscape in the medieval city center.

Beau Rivage Palace

Your Host Hotel: Beau Rivage Palace

For the most romantic day of your life, a magnificent setting alone is not enough. You need excellent service too.

The Beau-Rivage Palace combines both so that everything is perfect. In good weather, the ceremony and drinks reception can take place outside in the 4-hectare park with a magnificent view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Dinner in one of the majestic ballrooms is a magical occasion for the happy couple and will remain long in the memory of every guest.

Number of rooms: 168


Photo credit: Youri Claessens


Your Host City: Montreux

Montreux Riviera is the most beautiful place to host your events, located between the lake and the alps, the Montreux Riviera with its microclimate and its sun-filled Lavaux Vineyards (UNESCO World Heritage) is the absolute top destination for weddings and all kinds of events.

After Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury, it’s now your turn to visit Montreux Riviera, get inspired, and make this beautiful place the ideal location for your special day.


Photo credit: Youri Claessens

Montreux Palace

Your Host Hotel: Montreux Palace

Snow-capped peaks behind you, palm trees in front; the beauty of the Belle Époque all around. And presiding over the waterfront promenade for more than a century is Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, a hotel as resplendent as the city it calls home– grand ballrooms, sparkling chandeliers, mouth-watering cuisine, and a flair for romance simply unrivaled in the region.

Their Coupole ballroom is the perfect place for a wedding reception with amazing views over the lake and the Alps, whereas the Salle des Congrès and Salle des Fêtes offer elegance and a classical atmosphere for your wedding dinner and party.

Le Montreux Palace is also a popular choice among Indian couples who want to host their perfect destination wedding, the hotel offers different services to help couples host Indian wedding ceremonies and banquets, with an amazing Indian culinary team from Fairmont Jaipur.

Lavaux Vineyard

Welcome Reception: Lavaux Vineyard

At 800 hectares, the terraced vineyards of the UNESCO region Lavaux form Switzerland's largest contiguous vineyard area with terrace after terrace offering magnificent views.

Different options are available in the region, click to view.

 Beau-Rivage Palace

Symbolic Ceremony: The Garden of the Beau-Rivage Palace

Plan a romantic ceremony outdoor in the magnificent garden of the hotel with a view of Lake Geneva and the Alps.

When the weather is good, the ceremony can be held in the four-hectare park, and drinks can be served outside, too, allowing everyone to enjoy the romantic view of Lake Geneva and the Alps in the background. Dinner is generally served in one of the majestic ballrooms, providing a very special backdrop sure to make the day unforgettable not only for the bride and groom but also for every guest. “Le Montreux”, the Belle-Époque paddle steamer, is also available as a quaint drinks venue or even for the civil ceremony (recognized by the Lausanne registry office).

Sandoz Ballroom at Beau-Rivage Palace

Gala Dinner: The Historical Sandoz Ballroom at Beau-Rivage Palace

Built-in 1908, the Sandoz room is a veritable jewel of Beau-Rivage Palace. Sumptuously decorated and easily adjustable thanks to its generous proportions, the largest room at Beau-Rivage Palace is a majestic, grand and unique setting for weddings, seminars, and receptions. With 430 m² of space, it accommodates up to 400 conference guests or 600 people for a cocktail reception.

CGN Boat

Farewell Brunch: CGN Boat

Extend your special event and have a memorable time with your guests on a yacht trip on Lake Geneva. The CGN fleet includes both modern and Belle Epoque vessels of various sizes to suit all tastes and requirements. Depending on the destination, the number of guests, and the type of catering chosen, we can provide the most suitable private boat.

Portes Des Iris

Portes Des Iris

Portes des Iris is an exceptional place located in the heart of Château de Vullierens estate and the most spectacular gardens in Switzerland, ideally located between Lausanne and Geneva.

The combination of professionalism, experience, and idyllic backdrop will transform your event into a memorable experience. 

The six halls are ideal for parties, and everything is arranged as you wish for your event. This applies to the seating and decoration as well as for the hospitality of the visitors and the technical equipment. 

In the heart of an idyllic panorama, bordered by the Château’s gardens, there are two vast terraces that are perfect for unforgettable garden weddings at any time of day or night. 

Panoramic Tours

Excursions for Your Guests

Your wedding guests will enjoy a variety of activities in the Lake Geneva Region either before or after the wedding, these include visits to: 

  1. Lausanne: Olympic Museum which houses permanent and temporary exhibits relating to sport and the Olympic movement.
  2. Chocolate Factory in Broc (Maison Cailler) where you will explore the story of chocolate through a series of interactive and multi-sensorial experiences.
  3. Castle of Chillon in Montreux, an island castle located on Lake Geneva. 
  4. Chaplin’s World Museum in Vevey, a museum honoring Charlie Chaplin in his former home, with interactive displays, memorabilia, and a cafe.
  5. Lavuax Express panorama train, discover the Lavaux Vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tourist train crosses the slopes of this wine region forged by generations of enthusiasts. An unusual way to discover the wonderful landscapes of Lavaux, a terraced vineyard.


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Photo credit: Youri Claessens

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