Most civil weddings in Florence are celebrated in Palazzo Vecchio, an extraordinary ancient building located in the well-known Piazza della Signoria. This is a unique venue where to exchange your marriage vows, surrounded by remarkable decorations from the Renaissance period, as well as original carmine satin curtains, gilded velvet chairs and a giant gold-framed mirror. The Hall of the Five Hundred (Sala dei Cinquecento) is decorated with incredible ceiling paintings by Vasari, representing episodes from the life of the Grand Duke Cosimo I, as well as memorable scenes from the history of Florence. This is really one of the most magnificent venues where to exchange your marriage vows in Italy!
Located all around Florence, only a few kilometres from the centre of this famous Renaissance city, several hilltop castles stand out as perfect wedding venues, and some of them can even host hundreds of guests.
Choose to exchange your vows in a stunning Medici villa surrounded by a magical natural backdrop, or in one of the oldest astonishing Italian palaces.
Castello di Vincigliata
One of the most incredible venues where to celebrate your civil wedding ceremony in Tuscany, Italy, is Castello di Vincigliata. Nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills, this impressive castle shows a unique historical heritage, as well as stunning views over the city that make it the best romantic venue for an authentic Italian wedding. Your wedding ceremony can be held in its unique manicured lawn; after that, you and your guests will be able to enjoy your special cocktails on the amazing terrace that the castle provides.
Palazzo Borghese stands in the middle of the historical centre of Florence and it is considered as one of its best pieces of architecture dating back to the Neoclassicism. The strength and beauty of the inside decoration will simply dazzle you! Its columns, draperies, frescoes and statues are great examples of art and beauty. Moreover, you will also be given here the opportunity to experience the creative combination between local and international kitchen, or you could rather have your personalised menu.
Villa Le Rondini
Villa Le Rondini perches on one of the most breathtaking hilltops overlooking Florence. This patrician villa and its ancient facilities are located in a beautiful park extending for 16 hectares. It is plunged in a typical Tuscan countryside, filled with olive groves: all this in only a ten-minute drive from the city centre!
Find the perfect combination between a luxurious wedding and the uncontaminated nature in Villa Le Rondini.
Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo
Certaldo is a small village surrounded by golden hills and vineyards, in the heart of the most authentic Tuscan countryside.
Palazzo Pretorio is located at the highest point of the village and it is the perfect venue for civil ceremonies. In particular, weddings are held in the courtyard except in rainy days. Get married in Certaldo: you will exchange your vows surrounded by amazing coats of arms belonging to the richest Florentine families. At the end of the ceremony, you will be able to take unique photos under these amazing emblems, hanging on the walls and vaults and creating a magical atmosphere.
Villa Le Fontanelle
Villa Le Fontanelle is located in Careggi, in a panoramic spot not far from the centre of Florence. This villa is wonderful, and it provides a large park and a lovely pool. Choose this location to organise a unique symbolic ceremony in the garden, under an awning adorned with a wisteria tree: enjoy your cocktail under the shades of imposing secular trees and set an amazing dinner on a long imperial table. All this will be enclosed in a magical setting, overlooking the unique surrounding countryside.
The perfect venue for outdoor weddings is the Rose Garden (Giardino delle rose), which is filled with about 350 different types of roses. Not only is this venue unique for its roses, but also for its 12 bronze statues created by the Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon.
If you choose to celebrate your wedding between May and September, you can hold your ceremony on the terrace. Giardino delle Rose is the ideal setting for your outdoor ceremony.
Brilliant wedding Tuscany will help you to arrange the best possible wedding in Florence or in one of the nearby cities. Ceremonies are held all year round, as these places are always the perfect wedding destinations.
Why not set your wedding in Tuscany? This magical Italian paradise offers you a wide range of amazing wedding venues, and its spectacular views will contribute significantly to the couple’s entrance to this new chapter of their lives. Get married in Florence means exchanging your marriage vows in amazing castles, villas or gardens dating back to the Renaissance period. You can rely on your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany to organise every detail.
Civil weddings in Florence
Civil weddings in Florence for non-residents are usually performed in the morning on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but Saturdays and Sundays may be available too. The wedding date is confirmed by the registry office no earlier than 6 months prior to the wedding. To get the best possible result, let Brilliant Wedding Tuscany help you to arrange every detail of your civil ceremony in Florence.
Holding a civil ceremony in Italy means reading the articles 143, 144 and 147 of the Civil Code plus the traditional marriage vows. Two witnesses above the age of 18 are required. The ceremony lasts approximately from 20 to 30 minutes and it is officiated either in the luxurious Red Hall, which was originally the bed chamber of the Lord of Florence Cosimo de Medici, or in the breathtaking Hall of the Five Hundred.
You must present a sworn declaration before an official at least 2 work days prior to the wedding. Couples are also encouraged to personalise their civil ceremony in Florence with personal readings and music: your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany can take care of all this for you.
Make your dream wedding come true
Imagine a magical wedding in one of the most beautiful and romantic venues in the world: in Tuscany, Italy, you can choose a luxurious private villa for a more intimate event, or you could rather rent a lavish estate for an exclusive crowded ceremony! You can even hold your nuptials in one of the astonishing historic Tuscan castles available for significant events, where delicious wedding dinners are served together with fabulous wines from the surrounding charming vineyards and century-old wine cellars. Rely on your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany to make all the arrangements.
About your civil ceremony in Tuscany
Civil ceremonies in Tuscany are legally recognised in many countries as the marriage document is registered on an international level.
Civil weddings in Tuscany are officiated by an Italian authority, the mayor in person or the civil registrar, and they are performed in Italian. However, an interpreter can easily be provided.
Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will walk with you every step of the way to take care of all the required documents, as well as to provide you with all the assistance you need.