Italy is often thought of as one of the most romantic countries in Europe, meaning that couples from all over the world decide to come and get married here. Whilst some forward planning is required, particularly if you’re organising a large event, getting married in Italy is relatively straightforward.
No matter where you come from, in order to get married in Italy you will need to provide legal proof of your and your partner’s identity. You will also require an affidavit from a consular office in your home country that states there is nothing legally stopping you from getting married there, along with an Atto Notorio document that has been signed by two witnesses to prove the same thing.
As with any marriage, you will also need to procure a legal declaration of intent to marry, which will go to the marriage office of the Italian town or city you plan to be married in. The notification of your marriage must be posted at least two weeks before it takes place, so this needs to be done well in advance.
If you are having a civil wedding ceremony, it can take place in any indoor or outdoor location that has been approved by the Italian authorities. There are plenty of popular wedding venues across the country that are well prepared for hosting foreign weddings and will be able to provide you with all the necessary information.
Religious wedding ceremonies in Italy may require more planning, particularly Catholic ones which involve communication between your local church and the one you plan to marry in, along with other religious documents.
Sorting through the technicalities can sometimes be tricky, but often the hardest part of Italian wedding planning is deciding which part of the country you want to get married in! Below are our recommendations for some of the best places to say ‘I do’.