can only be per formed in a Registry Office but
most town halls are located in historical buildings and offer a lovely
setting for a wedding. Some Registry Offices in Italy will require you to sign a
Declaration of Intention to Marry 2 to 4 days prior to your marriage ceremony
. A civil ceremony is legally recognized
throughout the world. A multi-lingual certificate is issued and this is valid
The ceremony itself lasts about thirty minutes
and is conducted in Italian. An interpreter will be needed throughout the
ceremony and the Declaration
of Intent to Marry
Roman Catholic Ceremonies
A Roman Catholic ceremony can be performed in most
cities and it will be automatically registered with the Italian Authorities,
therefore a civil wedding is not required.
Ceremonies for other religious denominations such as Anglican, Jewish,
Hindu, Muslim, can also be
organised but not all are recognised by
the Italian Authorities which means that for the marriage to be valid a civil
ceremony is required. This can take place either inItaly or at home before you travel.
Please contact us for further information.