2013 - 2014 Glerolles Castle Lake Geneva

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Why this venue:

Amazing castle with direct lake access with possible boat trip to Lausanne or Montreux.  Very little tourist and traffic around means lot of privacy. Possible garden ceremony with or without cocktail, nice indoor option in case or rain. Available local wines

Capacity:

  • ideal wedding size 15-25
  • maximum capacity 60 guests

For the wedding ceremony, an officiator will conduct the ceremony. Extra decorations, seating, and live music available upon request for an additional charge.

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Venue History & More Information

In 1077, Henri the IVth, emperor of Germany traveled to Italy to ask the Pope for his forgiveness. Passing through Lausanne, he asked for Bishop Broucard's help to accompany him to Carossa via the Mont-Joux (today the Grand St.-Bernard) pass. Forgiven, upon his return he rewarded the Bishop by offering him Lavaux of Lutry in Corsier and by naming him Prince. The Bishop thereon became responsible for the road linking France to Italy. He therefore in 1150 undertook the building of a dungeon in St.-Saphorin. These were the first stones of the Glerolles Castle, which became the centre of the little seigniory of St.-Saphorin.

The Glerolles Castle has been completely renovated, and you have the possibility to rent the cellar, as well as the garden next to the lake and the covered terrace, and an indoor dining space. There is also a private port for those who wish to come to the wedding by boat.