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  • Writer's pictureSilvia La Perla

How To Choose The Best Civil Wedding Ceremony Location In Italy

If you want to get civilly married in Italy there are a few things that you need to consider before choosing your wedding venue for your destination wedding in Italy.

1. A civil ceremony in Italy is celebrated by the Mayor

2. You will need to witnesses

3. Usually, the civil ceremony can only take place in the Town Hall or in some public Italian villas, gardens or museums

4. Some Mayors allow to get civilly married also in some specific private venues, but the permission must be legally certified

This is the reason why, if your dream is to have your wedding legally performed in Italy, it is always important for you to make sure that the venue you like is allowed to host and perform a civil ceremony. Eventually, you can always ask your Italian Wedding Planner if there is any nice Town Hall not too far from your dream wedding location. Some of them are incredibly amazing!

Another important aspect to consider is the fact that the ceremony will be performed in Italian, unless the Mayor knows your language, therefore you will probably need a translator.

Even if your preferred Italian venue is not allowed to legally host a civil ceremony, you can find amazing settings for your ceremony.

Have a look at the best places for your civil ceremony in Tuscany :

1. San Galgano Abbey

The beautiful Abbey of San Galgano is a breathtaking location for your civil ceremony in Tuscany. Make sure to book it in advance since it is on high demand. This is the perfect place if you want a "wow effect" for your typical rustic-charm Tuscan wedding. This venue and its surrounding area will look amazing in your pictures.

2. Volterra-Priori Palace

Volterra is a wonderful tiny Medieval Town on the top of a hill. You will be surprised by the charm and richness of its historical buildings. If you love art and history, and you are dreaming of a civil ceremony surrounded by incredible frescoes, the Priori Palace is the perfect venue for you. On the right side of the room there is a stunning painting representing the Nozze di Cana (Marriage at Cana) by Domenico Mascagni. Isn't it romantic?

3 San Gimignano - Town Hall

San Gimignano is a fascinating Tuscan medieval Borgo surrounded by 16 towers (this is the town of the two ancient and original Twin Towers). Getting marred in San Gimignano is a unique experience, because you can walk through the picturesque 12th century streets and get incredible shoots. Your civil ceremony can take place either in the courtyard of the fabulous Town Hall or in the internal room named Dante's Room.

These are just three different but incredibly amazing Tuscan locations where you can plan your civil wedding ceremony. If you would like to know more about them and have a free consultation to plan you wedding in Italy request your consultation by clicking here. It would be my pleasure to know more about your dreams and help you make them happen.


~Silvia La Perla

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