Château d’Ouchy: A Historic Wedding Venue on Lake Geneva

Lausanne is an incredible place for a getaway. Not only is it one of the most spectacular regions of Switzerland with its rolling hills of vineyards, mountain vistas, and views of Lake Geneva - it’s also the Olympics capital of the world! Right on the banks of Lake Geneva is a hotel with a history going back all the way to the 12th century, but updated to feature luxury amenities for guests from all over the world. Château d’Ouchy is a remarkable place for a Swiss mountain getaway - or a charming, elegant wedding celebration!

About Château d'Ouchy Wedding Venue

Place du Port, 1006 Lausanne

Château d’Ouchy is an ancient, postcard-worthy four-star hotel located in an authentic 12th-century building. Set on the banks of Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Alps and the beautiful sights of Lausanne. Nearby rolling hills of vineyards and beautiful architecture make you feel like you’re wandering through a European fairy tale

The hotel itself is home to a beautiful, ancient tower that was built by Bishop Landri de Durnes in 1177. In the centuries since, it has been reimagined many times by new owners and occupants, eventually receiving a neo-Gothic makeover and becoming a hotel in the late 1800s. Today, Chateau d’Ouchy is a luxury hotel set in the midst of a beautiful park. It’s a respite for visitors from all around the world. 

The Chateau d’Ouchy has 50 beautiful guest rooms and suites with panoramic views of the picturesque surroundings. An onsite Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and bar are the perfect place to dine and drink, and the modern leisure area, pool, sauna, and hammam are ideal for relaxation.

Newlyweds nuzzle noses while hugging in a field at sunset during their Chateau D'Ouchy wedding

Details of the Grounds

Chateau d’Ouchy is a beautiful venue for a quiet, contemporary dinner party celebration. Their main gathering space can accommodate up to 40 guests for a seated or cocktail-style gathering. While you’ll be in a building surrounded by authentic 12th-century details and history, the event space itself, known as the Chateau’s Wine Library, is sleek and modernly decorated. You can absolutely reimagine the space into a quiet and indulgent setting, surrounded by richly colored florals and greenery or other decorative touches. It’s a simple space that absolutely transforms into the setting of your dreams. 

Photography Opportunities

Chateau d’Ouchy’s magnificent setting is perfect for capturing wedding photos with spectacular views in the background. From the sparkling blue waters of Lake Geneva to the distant mountaintops, your photos will exude Swiss charm. We can also take photos on their beautiful terrace overlooking the water and around the pool for a boutique garden vibe. Indoors, architectural features like a historic spiral staircase are also great for gorgeous portraits. 

Wedding Details

Chateau d’Ouchy is the ultimate example of Swiss hospitality. Their events team works closely with you to ensure that every detail of your wedding day receives attention and execution to perfection. Their in-house culinary team will work to prepare a menu customized to your unique tastes. Delivering in both taste, style, and aesthetic. It’s a lovely place for an intimate, refined celebration. 

Plan The Wedding Of Your Dreams At Château d'Ouchy

Château d’Ouchy is a gorgeous destination for a getaway or for a beautiful wedding celebration. Make the most out of your venue with an indulgent stay, complete with local adventures and luxury spa treatments. I’d love to help you photograph your wedding day at Chateau d’Ouchy or at any other stunning Swiss destination. Have questions? Reach out - I’m happy to talk things through and start helping you plan your incredible dream wedding in Switzerland!

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