Get married in Florence, for an incredible romantic ceremony performed in one of the most ancient Palazzos of Italy! Civil weddings in Florence are celebrated at Palazzo Vecchio, a marvellous Medieval Castle located in the famous Piazza della Signoria.
The civil ceremony is performed in the magnificent Sala Rossa (Red Hall) once the bedroom of Cosimo de Medici or in the dramatic Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of 500). Moreover for couples wishing an outdoor ceremony the Giardino delle Rose is the ideal setting.
The halls of Palazzo Vecchio are a wonderful specimen of Renaissance décor and furnishing: marvelous red drapes, a giant gold-framed mirror, an antique chandelier and gilded chairs characterize the Red Hall, while in the Hall of 500 there are some some incredible Vasari’s ceiling paintings of scenes from the life of Cosimo I and important scenes from the history of Florence. This is certainly one of the most dramatic venues where to celebrate a civil wedding ceremony in Italy.
The ceremony is performed in Italian by the Mayor or his substitute and translated by an official interpreter. A sworn declaration is needed two days prior the wedding. The ceremony can be enriched with vows, brief poems and classic music.
Civil weddings in Florence for non residents are performed on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the morning. Some Saturdays and Sundays may be available. There is a high demand from couples to get married in Florence, therefore we suggest booking early. The marriage date is confirmed by the registry office not earlier than 6 months prior the wedding.
We recommend a wedding in Florence all year round, as this town is perfect for destination weddings in every season.