Italian Wedding Locations

Weddings in Veneto

Veneto is one of the most romantic regions in Italy. Each year hundreds of couples from around the world flock to the beautiful and historic cities and villages in the Veneto area to hold their wedding ceremonies, tying the knot in some of the most memorable locations anywhere on Earth.

What bride has not dreamed of being married in Venice, the most romantic city in all the world?

By far the most sought-after wedding destination in all of Italy is Venice, with its canals and gondoliers and ancient castles and villas. In fact, civil marriages in Venice are performed in one of the grandest buildings in all the world, the Palazzo Cavalli, an absolutely stunning 16th century Renaissance castle overlooking the Grand Canal. Every detail of the villa has been restored to its original splendor and your ceremony will take place in a magnificent stateroom overlooking not only the Grand Canal but the famed Rialto Bridge as well.

Imagine arriving at your wedding aboard a Gondola, floating up the famed Grand Canal of Venice, and stepping through an arched doorway into the magnificent entry hall of what was once the stately home of the wealthy Cavalli family. Today you and your guests will pass beneath original 17th century paintings, past original statuary, and through hand-carved doors into the magnificent wedding chamber with its one-of-a-kind view of the canals. This is truly one of the most beautiful and unique locations for a wedding in all the world.

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?

East of Venice is Veneto’s second largest city, Verona. Verona – home of the most famous lovers in history, Romeo and Juliet. While Shakespear’s play did take a certain amount of literary license, there was, indeed a real Juliet and a real Romeo on which the play was based, and even today you can visit the home of Juliet Capuleti, complete with its famous balcony. Could there be a more romantic place for your wedding than within sight of the homes of Romeo and Juliet?

Two thousand years ago the Romans built an Amphitheatre in Verona that is still in use today. While the sounds of ancient gladiator fights have long since drifted into history, today the city of Verona is proud to put on operas in this well-preserved piece of ancient history. Why not start your life together in this romantic and historic place, with its winding cobblestone streets and surprising flower gardens around every turn?

For history and some of the most famous architecture in all the world you cannot do better than to marry in the beautiful and romantic city of Vicenza.

If you are looking for a sense of history and permanence you can’t do better than the ancient city of Vicenza. Arches and ancient balconies are everyone you look. Much of the city is still surrounded by a 13th century wall designed to protect the city from marauders.

Much of Vicenza was designed by the famed Italian architect, Andrea Palladio, who was born in 1508 and was one of the greatest designers who ever lived. The timeless beauty of Vicenza is a direct result of Palladio’s vision.

Italians love lovers and Italy makes it relatively easy to get married.

Foreigners wishing to marry in any of Veneto’s almost magically-beautiful cities will find themselves welcomed with open arms. If neither the bride nor the groom lives in Italy, there is virtually no waiting period. All that is necessary is for the couple to appear before the proper authority in the town in which the wedding is to take place and announce their intention to get married. Assuming their paperwork is in order, a civil ceremony can generally be performed within three to four days.

While the paperwork necessary to get married in Italy is fairly straightforward, it is still recommended that you find a professional wedding consultant to help guide you through the procedure. It would be a shame to discover on your wedding day that a single signature was missing on one piece of paperwork, preventing your ceremony from taking place. Why not let a professional take that stress off your shoulders?

To get married in Italy you will need a passport or military identification card. A certified copy of a birth certificate. A sworn statement with four witnesses that attests that you are legally able to be married, and a declaration sworn to in front of a U.S. consular officer at a U.S. embassy or consulate office in Italy that there is no legal reason for the wedding not to proceed.

If either the bride or the groom is under 18 years of age they need a signed consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Catholic weddings are a possibility – but you may find it simpler to have a civil ceremony first and a religious ceremony afterward.

While Catholic weddings are legal in Italy and it is possible to have a Catholic wedding, the paperwork and the time required to arrange for a religious ceremony if you are not an Italian citizen is extensive and it is recommended that you contact the church in which you wish to marry several months ahead of the planned ceremony and make all of the arrangements.

A simpler solution is to have a civil ceremony first. Arranging for a religious or a symbolic ceremony is much simpler and less time-consuming if a civil wedding license is obtained first.

Whatever your wedding dreams and fantasies may be, you are almost certain to be able to fulfill them all with a wedding in the Veneto region of Italy, one of the most beautiful and most romantic places for a wedding in all the world.

Weddings in Veneto