Historic Guide Restaurant

Destination: French Alps

Let yourself be carried by the authenticity and sublime backdrop of this high-altitude restaurant & hotel.  It is a privileged and unique location amidst some of the highest peaks in the Alps, while hovering over France’s largest glacier. Rich in history of travelers, mountaineers, writers and adventurers that used this ‘refuge’ as early as the 1800’s, there is a sense of excitement and adventure being in the heart of such powerful beauty.

Access to this unique site is only via a cog train in a journey that lasts about  20  minutes. Guests are transported up the side of the mountain as glorious views unfold before them, climbing higher and closer to the mesmerizing peaks in the Mont-Blanc range. This part of the wedding day alone is an experience in and of itself!

The old stone and dark wood, crampons, ice axes, ropes, wooden skis & snowshoes are detailed touches that bring out the rugged and exhilarating omnipresent mountain ‘frontier’ feel, while the leather couches, duvet covers, textured fabrics and cozy lighting add a refined balance of comfort and serenity to the venue.

An outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour on one of the terraces overlooking the sea of ice is truly extraordinary. A postcard-perfect background that will be engraved in your hearts for eternity. In case of bad weather there is a beautiful yet simple room with exposed beams that is a perfect Plan B option for the ceremony. Weather can change quickly in the mountains, which is both dramatic and exhilarating, and having a backup plan as lovely as this one is reassuring!

 As the sun sets over the sky-scratching peaks you and your guests will move indoors for an evening filled with love, laughter, a delicious meal, and dancing all night long!

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Once the celebration winds down, up to 59 of your guests have the option to sleep at the hotel, while the others take the peaceful train  journey back down the mountain under the twinkling stars of the night with their hearts full of magic! Your wedding at this altitude location is an experience and an event that will definitely leave a mark!

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Beautiful altitude wedding venue accessible by a scenic train up the mountain.
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Indoor seating capacity in the restaurant for up to 80 guests.
Outdoor terrace capacity for up to 150 guests.
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Outdoor ceremonies possible on the terrace, or indoor option in a beautiful room with exposed beams in case of bad weather.
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Menu pricing from 125 to 165€ per person
Canapés starting at 10€ with a large selection
Wine packages from 15 to 40€ per person
Cocktail hour packages 10 to 40€ per person
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Privatization costs from 5,000€ depending on the day and time of the year.
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Dancing possible until 4 am
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Price of train round trip 2,600€ – 3,700€
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1 hour and 15 minutes from Geneva airport