Get married in Italy!
Italy is full of romantic places where you can get merrid or celebrate your unforgettable anniversay.
Italy does not have many requirements for getting married and it’s possible to have a range of different types of ceremonies: Civil Ceremony or Legally binding Civil Wedding, different Religious Wedding Ceremony or simply a symbolic wedding. A small part of these ceremony types can only take place in certain areas of Italy. There are various documents to produce to get married in Italy whether it is a civil, a religious or a symbolic Wedding and there are certain documents and approvals which must be obtained before the wedding.
Vertours can support you handling all formalities and providing you with a coordinator/interpreter to help you get the wedding paperwork completed properly.
The best venute where celebrate your love
Verona is one of the most romantic cities in the North of Italy. This town, famous worldwide for the most poetic and splendid love story in history: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. With its magical atmosphere, combined with the tasteful food and the superb wines of the area, Verona is truly a fascinating place to celebrate wedding in Italy. Weddings and blessings can be celebrated in Verona’s most outstanding buildings. Civil Wedding Ceremony can be celebrated at Juliet’s House, with its well-known balcony; at the Notary’s Chapel, the most distinguished room of Verona’s town hall; at the Sala Guarienti located in the cloister of a former monastery and in other two charming venues. Catholic wedding celebrations can take place in several lovely churches both in the centre of Verona and in the surrounding hills rich of charming venues such as stunning Venetian Villas, medieval castles and countryside typical restaurants.
Venice is one of the most breathtaking city in Italy. The beautiful buildings and the lagoon make a spectacular backdrop to a romantic wedding, a love elopement, or even vow renewal. The Legal Civil Ceremony can take place in Palazzo Cavalli of the Town Hall Venice, in the heart of the Gran Canal with view to the Rialto Bridge. Catholic Weddings, instead, can take place in consecrated grounds and can only be celebrated when one of the parties is of catholic religion. Protestant and other religions Weddings can take place in specific church or a wide range of private venues such as historical Palaces, hidden gardens, terraces overlooking the Lagoon, so as the Symbolic Ceremonies that can take place even in a gondola!
Italian Lakes: Garda Lake, Lago Maggiore, Como Lake, Lago d’Orta Villas surrounded by gardens, fresh smelling citrus groves and the view of the Alpine mountains make a perfect setting to exchange your wedding vows in. The exquisite view in almost any part of the Lakes District is unparalleled. This region has woven its magic over artists and writers, musicians and even royalty, and is among the most popular destinations for wedding ceremonies and reception parties. The Civil wedding Ceremony can take place in a enchanting Medieval castle surrounded by Italian gardens and with a wonderful view to the deep blue water or in beautiful villas with enchanting promenade or with elegant and romantic gardens. Catholic wedding ceremonies are possible in beautiful 17th century Churches or in little medieval chapels in the heart of the north Italy. SymbolicCeremonies can take place everywhere: castles, elegant Villas, gardens or old farms. The Lakes District is a place of unbelievable scenic beauty and the wedding ceremonies can be really the most enchanting.
Italy’s Amalfi Coast is an idyllic location for weddings in South Italy. Nestled among the steep mountains that plunge into the sparkling blue Mediterranean waters, Amalfi and surrounds are a paradise on earth. Breathtaking landscapes, quaint fishing villages, beautiful little stone houses clustered together with narrow winding lanes and gorgeous villas set among the sprawling vineyards. The warmth and hospitality of the people and the wonderful cuisine and lifestyle typify this part of Italy welcome you with warmth and hospitality. Memories of the past come alive in the charming churches, villas and tiny shops that are hewn out of the rocky mountain. Nothing can rival the charm of Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and with their more small villages that seem to belong to a bygone era and time seems to have stopped for most of them.In these ideal sites all type of Cerimonies are possible and wonderful venues are available. In certain villages it's even possible to celebrate a Civil Wedding on the beach!
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful parts of Italy: beautiful landscapes, medieval churches in the heart of fairytale villages or in little walled towns; or simply the countless Tuscan castles nestle in gorgeous towns and cities full of cobblestone roads, ancient architecture, and cyclopean walls. Vineyards, fields of sunflowers and the natural Tuscan beauty create a picturesque wonderland for an unforgettable wedding.Imagine having your symbolic ceremony among the vineyards of the Chianti region; imagine exchanging your vows as the sun sets below the cypresses and hills of the rustic area. An alternative to the beautiful churches and the timeless civil structures in the main piazzas of the Tuscany cities, consider saying “I do ԝ in a Tuscan villa. You can find beautiful farm houses nestled in the vineyards and fields of Tuscany. For a true fairy tale wedding in the heart of Italy, come in Tuscany!
The Italian Riviera
Romantic and intimate weddings in Italy on the Italian Riviera, Liguria: the most romantic and picturesque seaside Italian region. It is a perfect location for religious, civil or symbolic ceremonies with sea views. Outdoor civil weddings in castles or aristocratic villas facing the beautiful bays. Porto Venere, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo... Civil Weddings in Santa Margherita Ligure: In the centre of Santa Margherita Ligure, there is an elegant Italian villa that overlooks the spectacular Italian Riviera. This fantastic location can be the right venue for the civil wedding ceremony. Built in 300 A.D on the ruins of a roman fortress, this charming and aristocratic palace, can provide a setting for your wedding that is unparalleled! The baroque church in Santa Margherita Ligure is an ideal location for a Catholic wedding. With an awe-inspiring faade and gardens that overlook the charming Italian Riviera; inside rich frescoes, marbles and silk drapes decorations provide a solemn setting for a romantic exchange of vows.
Rome is one of the most popular destinations for weddings in the world. Home to one of the greatest ancient civilization, Rome is filled with architectural wonders. From the Colosseum to the Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps, there are a number of magnificent backdrops for weddings in Rome. For religious weddings there is a veritable choice among ancient Catholic churches, Protestant churches, Orthodox churches and Jewish synagogues. The Civil Wedding Ceremonies can take place, either in the elegantly appointed Campidoglio, which is the city’s main Registry Office, or in the spectacular Roman Ruins of the Bath of Caracalla. This last venue provides you with a slightly less formal atmosphere and is ideal for couple who want an intimate and relaxed ceremony. As a fascinating backdrop for the Symbolic weddings we can offer an intimate ceremony in a one of the countless secret gardens or in a rooftop terrace with a spectacular view of the city. Just outside Rome, in the rolling hills: lakes, castles and villas that can become the most perfect venue for your wedding ceremony.
Price on rquest. If you are a wedding specialist we can set up a standard package for you, accordingly to your needs.
Civil Wedding Ceremonies in Italy can only be celebrated in a Town Hall or a property approved by the Italian government. The ceremony is performed in Italian by the Mayor or by a civil officer and translated into English by an interpreter. Outdoor Civil Wedding Ceremonies can only be performed in certain Italian locations approved by the local authorities. The ceremony usually last for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. There is a fee to pay to the town halls for conducting a civil wedding which varies from one town hall to another and it also takes into consideration the couple’s nationality, the day of the week you are getting marries, the time of the ceremony etc. In order for your Italian Wedding to be legally recognized in your home country, some paperwork will be required which varies based on your nationality and personal circumstances. The wedding certificate issued to you after the ceremony is legally recognized internationally and it is issued in five languages.
Weddings consist of a blessing or a renewal of vows and are suggested for couples who only wish to exchange their personal and intimate wows and have no time to produce the paperwork required for the legalization of the wedding. This type of wedding is no legally binding and couples have the freedom to personalize the Ceremony! You can have a Symbolic Ceremony in Italy even if you decide to legalize your union in your own Country. The Ceremony can be performed by an English speaking celebrant or even a member of your family. It is a personalized ceremony tailored to the couple’s taste and desire. Symbolic Wedding can take place anywhere in Italy without limitations or restrictions; on the beach, on a terrace overlooking the sea, in a private Villa, in a gondola, in a Historical Palace, in a castle etc.
Religious wedding ceremony in Italy
The religious Ceremony is a solemn rite bless the union in front of God.
Catholic weddings in Italy are only possible in Catholic Churches or Chapels as they need to take place in consecrated grounds and can only be celebrated when one of the parties is of catholic religion. It is not possible to have a catholic wedding outside a church or a chapel. In the case of one of the parties being divorced after a previous Catholic Wedding, the Catholic Church will NOT allow you to remarry in church unless you have an annulment of your previous marriage recognized by the Catholic Authorities. Catholic Weddings in Italy can also be legally binding if the legal paperwork are also provided for the civil side.
Protestant weddings can take place in a protestant church or a wide range of private venues for example villas, castles, gardens, terraces, hotels, outdoors or indoors etc. Protestant weddings in Italy can be either a religious blessing or we can provide a Minister or Pastor who will perform a civil and protestant ceremony simultaneously. In this last case the Minister or Pastor will perform, as a Public Magistrate, a Protestant ceremony with civil validity according to the Italian Law which is recognized worldwide. One of the parties, (not necessarily both), needs to be baptized Christian. The paperwork requirement for the civil side varies according to the nationality of Bride and Groom and we can advise of all necessary paperwork. For a Protestant Wedding without the civil validity, the Minister/Pastor will require a valid and recent civil marriage certificate prior the ceremony. Ceremonies for marriage anniversaries or renewal of wedding vows can also be also organized. The Pastor normally asks to "meet" the couple either by e-mail or by phone before the Wedding.
Jewish weddings. We can assist with the arrangement of different types of Jewish weddings and suggest the right location whether you are Orthodox, Reform, Conservative or Re-constructionist. There are several different locations to choose from depending on the type of rabbi who will be officiating the ceremony. In order to have a Reform Jewish wedding in Italy you can bring your own rabbi from home. The wedding would take place in a private location, such as a private palazzo, villa or other location of your choice. This type of ceremony would be religious only and not legally binding.
Muslin weddings can take place in a private location with the Imam or Sheikh attending the ceremony. If you wish to get married in a mosque in Italy please note that it is more difficult and the rules are quite strict so please bear this in mind if you wish to get married in a mosque. This type of ceremony is only possible in certain districts in Italy and full details will be provided to the couples when requested.