2012 Venues for civil weddings

2012 Venues for civil weddings

Civil wedding ceremonies in Italy are unique and truly special. 70% of the couples wishing to get married in Italy choose to have a civil wedding rite. In our country there are spectacular venues such as historical palazzos, rich in Art and History but in the latest year it has become very popular to have an outdoor wedding ceremony in Italy in wonderful Villas, Castles, Farmhouses… Let’s go through the options available for a civil wedding in Italy by starting with our beautiful Capital.


There are three different venues where to have a civil wedding in Rome. The historical Campidoglio Hall, located in the very heart of our Capital, within walking distance from the Roman Forum and the Colisseum.

The Caracalla, Vignola Mattei Complex, a wonderful and special setting immersed in the ruins on the antique Caracalla Bath Complex.

Villa Lais is another option, for those who prefer a quiet and relaxed ceremony, located in a historical Park of the Capital, in the Municipio IX,  only few minutes driving distance from the historical center.


Another very popular wedding location in Italy is the beautiful city of Florence. Weddings ceremonies are performed in the marvellous Red Hall inside the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio located in Piazza della Signoria, close to historical sites such as the Duomo, the Old Bridge and the Uffizi Gallery.

The impressive Red Hall in the town hall of Florence


Also the Medieval Palazzo Pubblico in Siena offers a spectacular setting for a romantic civil wedding ceremony in Italy.


In the latest year new fabulous outdoor venues have become available for a romantic outdoor civil ceremony in Italy. New exciting locations are the fabulous Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta on Lake Como.


It is also possible to organize an outdoor wedding ceremony in a spectacular Villa or Castle where you may also organize your wedding reception…
Amazing civil weddings in castle in Tuscany are a dream come true!

Many couples also love the idea of having a wonderful civil ceremony in a Tuscan farmhouse among olive groves and then have their reception in the same property…

Tuscan farmhouse for an outdoor wedding ceremony

Italian wedding ceremonies are truly special and can be personalized with personal readings and vows. The Italian civil wedding rite is intimate and beautiful. Specific marriage requirements are necessary when planning a civil wedding ceremony in Italy:

  • Civil ceremonies are officiated by an Italian authority and are legally recognized in your country.
  • Ceremony is performed in Italian by Mayor or civil registrar
  • An interpreter is necessary.
  • Ceremony consists in a mix between the articles of the Italian civil code and traditional marriage vows and last 20 minutes approximately
  • Two witnesses over 18 yrs are necessary
  • Civil ceremony by law must take place in buildings approved by the Italian government (castles, villas, palaces, etc.)
  • Civil ceremonies in Italy can be customized with elements that express your personality and values: music, readings, poetry and personal vows.
  • No residency requirements, the couple can arrive in Italy 4/5 business days in order to complete the necessary paperwork requirements
Civil weddings in Italy are legally recognized in Italy and abroad


Among the incredible venues available in Italy for a civil wedding ceremony, you find enchanting Medieval Castles on the Lake District, such as the Castle in Malcesine or the Castle at Torri del Benaco  allowing outdoor wedding ceremonies.


Tuscany offers a wide variety of historical Castles for memorable civil wedding ceremonies in Italy such as the Palazzo Pretorio in Certaldo, the Renaissance Palace in Pienza, the unique Palazzo Comunale in S. Gimignano, the town of 100 towers…


Seaside lovers may also consider a romantic outdoor ceremony on the Amalfi Coast… in the unique and enchanting villages of Ravello or Positano. A wedding in Ravello is magical…

Outdoor civil wedding in Ravello, Amalfi Coast

And what about getting married in Positano in a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea?

Wedding in a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea in Positano
Romantic civil wedding on the Amalfi Coast


Let’s not forget the charm and beauty of Italy’s most romantic city, Venice! Civil weddings ceremonies in Venice take place in a 17th century Palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal.


And last but not least, you may also consider a wedding in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet…

These are just some of the many fabulous locations available in Italy for a legal ceremony, recognized both in Italy and abroad.
If you are interested in planning your civil wedding in Italy, contact me for further information and pricing.



Dear Sir/Madam,

Could you please provide a price quotation for the following (required for an intimate party of approx 12 people):
Administration relating to all legal paperwork required for the civil ceremony Civil Ceremony at Villa Bablionello
Use of Villa and grounds for wedding photography
Prosecco/Sparkling wine and juice reception
4-Course meal with 1/2 btl wine and sufficient water for each person Wedding Cake

Thanks and Regards,
Mairead Ryan.

Hi There,

My name is Tanya and my fiancé and I were thinking of eloping in Italy this year.

Can you please help with linking me to a site which has information regarding all buildings approved by the Italian government wedding for possible venues?

I am currently looking at a restaurant called “Grotta Palazzese” in Apulia.


Hello Tanya, thank you for getting in touch! I’m afraid there isn’t a site with all possible venues for a civil wedding in Italy, since these venues are managed directly by the ca. 8.000 Italian “Comuni” (municipalities). If you are interested in a particular city or region, or for further information about the assistance we can provide please send an email to info@exclusiveitalyweddings.com – we will be happy to assist you!

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