Rolle is a beautiful small town squeezed between Lake Geneva and the vineyard-covered hills of the Jura Mountains range. It lies at the heart of the La Cote wine-producing area.
The large square castle was built 1276 by the Duke of Savoy to protect trade routes. Rolle prospered as a trading center on one of Europe busiest transalpine route - the Simplon - which connects Northern France with Italy. De la Harpe, born in Rolle, freed the Canton de Vaud from the Bernese and attached it to Switzerland in 1803. Spared from the industrial development of its larger neighbours Geneva and Lausanne, it retained its medieval charm and high quality of life - arguably among the highest in the country.
Its huge lakeside chateau, plum in the heart of town, dates from 1270, and is available to host wedding ceremonies.
Why this venue:
Rolle Castle is located half and hour by train or car from Geneva International Airport This location is perfect for both a ceremony and a reception as it offers several large ballrooms, terraces, and fabulous views.
- Blessing Ceremonies Only Possible
- Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail only recommend at Chateau
- Reception and Accommodation recommended in nearby larger town
- Direct access to Lake Geneva; Lake Boat Cruises Possible
Capacity: up to 60 guest
For the wedding ceremony, an officiator will conduct the ceremony. Extra decorations, seating, and live music available upon request for an additional charge.