There are numerous possible venues in which to celebrate a civil registrar ceremony in Italy. A classical venue is, of course, City Hall, often housed in historical buildings in the city center, structures that are marvelously decorated in frescoes and reliefs…but there are so many other options available like, for example, country estates, small hamlets, imposing mansions or Medieval castles, or magnificent beaches: Italy offers an infinity of options for every taste, and absolutely all your dreams.
Civil weddings are officiated by the mayor or state official or, upon appointment, by someone dear to you (thus making the wedding even more intimate and personal!), and they can be held in a structure that is approved by City Hall: this is done to make sure that the wedding is legally recognized. Weddings are officiated in Italian with, if necessary, the presence of an interpreter, and they usually last 20 minutes. During the ceremony the Italian Civil Code is read, and the couple is free to personalize this special moment with the addition of music, readings and anything else the couple desires.
If you come from abroad, a good excuse to reach Italy a little bit ahead of time, and enjoy the beauty our country offers, is the need, some days before the ceremony takes place, to personally sign some documents and finalise the wedding.We will take care of all other legal paperwork!