With its enchanting setting and fairytale décor, the Beau-Rivage Palace is the ideal venue to say “yes”. Flowers and table decorations, music and lights, menus and wedding cakes … the hotel will expertly arrange every detail. Located on the Swiss shores of Lake Geneva, with views to the Alps beyond, the iconic hotel has been creating magical memories for its guests, for over 150 years.
Beau-Rivage Palace has numerous wedding venues to choose from, catering for everything from an elegantly intimate evening to a gloriously grand gala. Built in 1908, The Sandoz Ballroom is the standout setting. Exquisitely ornate, the room has played host to many an outstanding event, from the Treaty of Lausanne negotiations, to Phil Collins’ wedding. La Rotonde’s intricate period features – recently renovated stuccos, mouldings and frescoes – ensure a sumptuous ambience. While the beautiful landscapes gardens offer the dreamiest of open-air settings.
Perfect for pre- or post-wedding relaxation, the ‘Bliss for Two’ suite is the ultimate couple’s retreat. Complete with a Japanese double bath, a Turkish bath, tandem massage tables and a private garden, lovebirds can embark on a rejuvenating journey together, emerging radiantly in-sync. And, in preparation for the BIG day, there are numerous beautifying rituals to choose from including the essentials: hair, make-up, manicures and pedicures.
Couples seeking an all-encompassing health and wellbeing focus can take advantage of the hotel’s Spa Suite – an indulgent first-night or honeymoon accommodation option. Located on the 6th floor with sweeping lake and mountain views, the suite features a lounge, bedroom and immense bathroom complete with a dedicated spa area (Jacuzzi, hammam and tandem massage tables) for in-room treatments and therapies.
- Laying the Table & Setting the Scene
The hotel’s graceful elegance extends from its incredible architecture and artful interiors, to every imaginable wedding detail – flowers, cutlery, crockery, tablecloths, napkins, draped chairs, printed menus, seating plans and place cards. Imagine crowns of flowers, tall martini glass inspired vases overflowing with blooms and ivy clad candles … the hotel’s in-house florist is on hand to make every bride and groom’s ‘decoration dreams’ come true.
- Michelin-Star Cuisine & Food Tasting
Couples have the choice of the Gold, Diamond or Platinum wedding package, each with its own sumptuous menu; and with a 2-Michelin Star restaurant at the heart of the hotel’s culinary offering, the wedding party is in for a gourmet treat. The bride and groom are invited to sample their chosen wedding menu in advance of the big day (30 days prior to the event, Monday to Thursday) – and the Chef can also develop an entirely personalised menu on request (a complimentary service for 80+ guests).
To whet the appetite, mains include ‘fillets of young turbot on a creamy shellfish sauce flavoured with saffron’, ‘saddle of Simmental veal roasted in morels and yellow wine’ and ‘line-caught sea bass on a bed of baby octopi and artichokes’; with a choice of desserts, including the popular ‘Grand Cru chocolate tart with Williams pear brandy’.
Choosing a made-to-order wedding cake is destined to be a deliciously difficult decision with the hotel’s selection of six mouthwatering creations:
- Vacherin: iced cake in choice of flavours
- Raspberry or strawberry cake: cream and pistachio-filled
- Bavarois: passion chocolate or raspberry liqueur
- Imperial: chocolate mousse and napoleon mandarin brandy
- Mille-feuille: light cream, strawberry
- Croquembouche: vanilla custard, chocolate & whipped cream
Superior Room at the Beau-Rivage Palace from £320/night
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