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Catholic weddings in Italy

Catholic wedding in Ravello  

Needless to say that the most beautiful and ancient churches in the world can be found in Italy, your catholic wedding ceremony in Italy will be performed in a beautiful Church near your selected venue. Catholic wedding venues include imposing cathedrals, ancient basilicas, and charming little churches hidden in the countryside or located by a romantic lake.

 

The most requested Catholic Church in Rome is the Church of Saint Anne, which is the parish church of the Vatican City, in the heart of Christianity. But this is not the only option for a Catholic wedding in Rome: the basilicas of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, and Santa Francesca Romana are all impressive settings for a Catholic ceremony.

 

For a Catholic wedding in Venice you are spoilt for choice among the thousand-year-old St. Mark's Basilica, the majestic Church of the Redentore, the baroque San Moisè, and a little marble jewel called Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

 

If you are thinking of a Catholic wedding in Florence we recommend two beautiful baroque Churches in the heart of Florence or the delightful churches located in the small village of Fiesole on the hills surrounding the city.

 

We invite you to explore our Location section to discover other popular and enchanting Catholic churches available in Italian wedding venues.

Specific Catholic requirements have to be met in order to have a Catholic wedding in Italy. 

  • Provide permission from your Parish Bishop and attend Pre-Cana classes as well as provide the necessary baptism and confirmation certificates.
  • If you have been divorced and the wedding was not officially annulled, you cannot marry in a Catholic church.
  • Paperwork has to be issued within 6 months of the proposed wedding date, but not before otherwise, it will expire.
  • Religious paperwork needs to be received by the Italian Curia at least 2 months prior to the wedding.
  • Catholic weddings in Italy can be legally binding.
  • Depending on the church location you might be asked to have the civil ceremony before arriving in Italy.
  • Mixed religion weddings are allowed only if approved by your Parish Bishop.
  • Ceremonies can be celebrated in English or Italian (with an interpreter).
  • Most of the priests prefer to receive directly from spouses a church donation as a courtesy gesture.
  • Sensitivity is required when choosing the wedding dress. No bare shoulders.
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