Following the contemporary wedding trend to go get married in a foreign exotic country, why not celebrate your memorable civil wedding in Radda in Chianti, Italy? Located in the northern area of the Siena province, the medieval village of Radda in Chianti rises 530 meters above sea level. This village is the perfect setting for couples wishing to get married in an authentic Tuscan atmosphere, in a town surrounded by lush vineyards and forests representing quintessential panoramas of this lovely region.
Palazzo Comunale as civil marriage venue
In Italy, civil wedding ceremonies are typically hosted in the town hall or Palazzo Comunale. The upside is that typical town halls in Tuscany are not the conventional and dull municipal buildings: each of them is rather a historic palace exemplifying the great Italian medieval architecture from the 12th and 13th centuries. Almost all of Palazzo Comunale’s major rooms are decorated with colorful frescoes, painted by the most important Italian Renaissance artists.
Civil weddings in Radda in Chianti are held in the recently renovated Palazzo del Podestà, dating back to the early 1400’s. Rely on your Brilliant Wedding Tuscany planner to have your wedding in this incredible building restored to its former grandeur. Palazzo del Podestà is famous for its embellished façade, adorned with coats of arms of the 51 chief magistrates, representing the ruling families of Radda in Chianti, and an enormous clock at the very top. The interior of the wedding hall is characterized by ancient stone walls and high vaults.
About wedding rites
Ceremonies are performed by the town mayor, or a delegated authority, with the assistance of an interpreter. The exchange of vows and the signature of the contract are held either indoor or outdoor. The pervading and preserved fantastic historical atmosphere is a real gift from Tuscany to the newlyweds!
If the weather is nice, the wedding ceremony can be held outdoor under the exquisite frescoed loggia, with a clear view on the picturesque square and its charming fountain. The beautiful loggia can host a maximum of 25 seats. Otherwise, another option is to hold the ceremony upstairs in the Sala Del Podestà, which can accommodate 40 guests. Both places are perfect for an intimate wedding with your family and close friends, or rather for a sudden romantic elopement to Tuscany with only the witnesses.
The Palazzo also shows antique dungeons and it is considered as one of the most beautiful palaces of the whole Siena province.
Marriages take place all year round, from Monday to Saturday. The couple is required to submit a sworn declaration some days prior to the wedding. You can also personalize the civil rite with music, personal readings and vows. The preparation of documents and other papers is a strenuous task, especially in a foreign city and country that you do not know: take advantage of the help of Brilliant Wedding Tuscany to get these tasks off your hands!
Radda in Chianti is the ideal setting for couples wishing for a civil wedding in Italy. Brilliant Wedding Tuscany planner will select the best wedding hall as well as the location for a unique reception. Radda in Chianti is the hub of the finest villas and castles in Tuscany, so you will be able to choose among a wide range of the most exclusive locations of the region. Celebrate your civil marriage in Radda in Chianti in one of the magnificent town halls, medieval palaces and castles. Avoid the stress of making the arrangements and rely on Brilliant Wedding Tuscany to take care of everything, in order to create the perfect wedding of your dreams!