Romantic and very special, the inimitable city of Venice is a dream destination for couples from all over the world. An exceptional choice for wedding ceremonies of all kinds, Venice is particularly beloved for romantic civil ceremonies with wedding parties of all sizes.
Civil weddings are undoubtedly among the favored ceremonies for a destination wedding in Venice: thanks to their legally binding and lack of religious nature, a civil wedding is right choice for those who are looking for a ceremony that is recognized by your home country as well with no need of letting any religious vow in (a favorite choice for mixed religious couples).
A civil wedding in Venice will in fact be valid in each and every country that is recognized by the Italian government: the ceremony is performed by a public officer in the town hall or other authorized municipal location. Civil wedding ceremonies can therefore not be celebrated in any location, and your wedding planner will keep you up-to-date as to which possibilities are available in your preferred destination.
Civil wedding in Venice can only take place in the city’s town hall: as for the city itself, the town hall of Venice is however simply stunning! This spectacular gothic building dating back to the 15th century will just take your breath away with its awe-inspiring appearance: the elegantly furnished wedding hall is no less beautiful, with its splendid beamed ceiling and spectacular terrace with view on the Canal Grande! And the surrounding Veneto region is no less beautiful, offering many fabulous possible settings for an unforgettable civil ceremony: just let your wedding planner know how your ideal wedding looks like!
Organizing your civil wedding in Venice require a specific amount of paperwork and procedures to followed: these vary greatly according to the nationality of the bride and groom. Thanks to a very long and solid experience, the wedding planners of Veniceweddings have the necessary know-how to help couples from all over the world throughout the wedding planning process, providing you with a complete list of all required steps and documents to take care, as well as with a practical schedule to make sure you always have everything under control and can keep up with all due dates on time. We are at your side every step of the way: your wedding planner will assist you, helping you schedule appointments with local embassies, consulates or town halls whenever needed, while making sure you will always be able to count on our assistance at each point of your wedding planning.
A civil wedding ceremony in Venice, as in whole Italy, involves reading out the articles of the Italian Civil Code concerning marriage, and reciting the traditional wedding vows: the ceremony must be performed in Italian by a civil officer, and simultaneously translated to your native language by an interpreter. The wedding ceremony is therefore predetermined and must follow a specific script: of course, this does not rule out the possibility of personalizing your special day with your own vows or readings. Ask your wedding planner for advice in this regard: we will be happy to help you choose the best ways to add a special extra touch to your special day while checking with the town hall if your customizations to the ceremony are in line with the municipal regulation and wedding schedule.
In order for your civil wedding in Venice to be valid, two witnesses will have to take part in the wedding ceremony. Your best man and maid of honor can of course act as your witnesses for the civil ceremony as well, since these need not speak Italian, for the ceremony will be entirely translated to your mother tongue. If your dream is celebrating a romantic elopement in Venice, do not worry: we will help you find two witnesses for your special day in this amazing city.
Please note that Italian public holidays can affect the opening hours of town halls and municipal buildings: check with your personal wedding planner if your preferred wedding date is available to celebrate a civil ceremony. Veniceweddings is at your side to make sure everything will run according to plan in the best possible way!
Your wedding planner will assist you with every needed legal formality: thanks to a very long experience in the wedding planning sector, we can provide you with a thorough know-how and a direct contact with local authorities.
Just sit back and relax: Veniceweddings is at your side to make sure your civil wedding in Venice is just perfect!