Your wedding in Florence will be a milestone and an unforgettable event in your life: make your dream wedding come true in the wonderful city of Florence, known as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Get married in Florence amidst art galleries, beautiful squares (piazze), impressive churches, rich museums and striking palaces. Experience the great masterpieces of this town, resulting from its seven hundred years of cultural and artistic blossoming. Enjoy the city’s rich tapestry and its priceless artworks located in extremely picturesque settings.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the city
Before and after the wedding, couples can experience the magic ambiance of the city. There are several reasons why Florence is unanimously everyone’s favourite Italian city. The bucolic Boboli Gardens are a delight to explore, and palaces-museums such as Palazzo Pitti and the grandiose Uffizi Gallery retain some of the world’s finest artworks.
The district called Oltrarno is located on the left bank of the river Arno and dotted with many quaint art and craft stores as well as wonderful restaurants, offering authentic Tuscan fare and the most prestigious wines.
The spectacular beauty of Florence, Italy, acts as the most exquisite backdrop for your Italian nuptials in Tuscany. River Arno gracefully passes through the core of the city and creates an incredibly serene atmosphere.
Air transport is fast and simple: airports are located nearby, and flights are easily reachable from the major cities. The flight from Rome to Florence takes about 47 minutes.
Florence is often the wedding destination of many couples coming from all over the world, as it undoubtedly represents a magical place to tie the knot. Here, you can organize any kind of wedding. Civil weddings are conducted by the Mayor or his/her deputy; the ceremony can be held inside the astonishing town hall known as Palazzo Vecchio, located in the renowned Piazza della Signoria. Otherwise, a Catholic or Protestant religious wedding is solemnized in one of the great historical churches by a priest or a minister, while Jewish weddings are held in the Synagogue.
A wedding in Florence is highly recommended whether you are planning to have an intimate ceremony with a few friends, or rather arranging a larger lavish event! Your Italian wedding planners will help you to plan a wedding in Florence, an enchanting city famous all over the world. Event organizers from Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will look after every detail.
Types of wedding held in Florence:
As far as the venue is concerned, you will have the opportunity to choose among the most symbolic churches dating back to the Renaissance: filled with artworks and treasures, these are the best venues for your Catholic wedding in Florence. Right in the historical core of Florence, just a stone’s throw from the romantic river Arno, a memorable setting for your special day is to be found. Since most Italians plan their wedding in June and September, schedule your ceremony outside these two months: most churches will not available unless you make the reservation at least ten months before. No fees are required, but a donation for the priest and the church would help to sustain the costs of heating, lighting and everyday expenses. It would be better to give the total amount during the meeting with the priest, the day before the ceremony.
The most beautiful synagogue in Italy and one of the largest in Central Europe is the Great Synagogue of Florence (or Tempio Maggiore). Stunning mosaics and a gilding interior decorate the building, reflecting the artistic heritage of Tuscany. Built in the late 1800s, the synagogue is characterized by a Moorish architecture which is truly exquisite. The ideal venue for Jewish weddings in Florence is therefore the Synagogue, considered as one of most breathtaking buildings on a national scale.
In Florence, a Protestant blessing could take place in a beautiful Gothic church, a stunning edifice made of white polished marble and decorated with astonishing stained-glass windows. If you wish for an outdoor wedding, several pretty villas with flower-laden gardens are available. Florence offers a selection of beautiful villas and their outdoor area for a garden ceremony; Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will also provide an English-speaking minister. After the ceremony, appetizers and aperitifs can be served in the garden, while soft music is played in the background.
Protestant and other symbolic ceremonies may be solemnized in palaces, villas and gardens, within the city or outside Florence. Marriage ceremonies outdoor in a Tuscan villa are surrounded by magnificent views and immersed in beautiful gardens filled with blooms.
Wedding rings and souvenirs:
A wedding in Florence is the best opportunity to get your wedding rings created by gold masters from one of the most prestigious jewelleries on the renowned Ponte Vecchio. You will also have the chance to purchase many souvenirs for your guests or friends who cannot participate from the many astonishing Florentine craft shops.
Even if the Italian law does not impose any residential requirements for wedding ceremonies, you must present the following documents:
The lovely Medicean villas and spectacular Medieval castles are among the most famous restaurants in the area, so that they could be the ideal venue for a fabulous wedding reception. You will just have to take a short drive from the city centre to discover these locations and taste the authentic Tuscan cuisine, one of the most famous on a national scale. This will be the highlight of your wedding reception in Florence. Brilliant Wedding Tuscany can arrange the best traditional multi-course banquet in one of these famous restaurants, or rather in a hilltop castle or villa dominating the surrounding countryside, all culminating with fireworks.
Brilliant Wedding Tuscany can arrange every type of wedding ceremony in Florence, whether Catholic, civil, Jewish, Protestant or simply symbolic. The Red Room inside Palazzo Vecchio, located in the city’s most important square known as Piazza della Signoria, is the rightful venue for all civil weddings. On the other hand, the astonishing Renaissance churches scattered around the city and their artistic treasures are ideal Catholic wedding venues in Florence. Only a stone’s throw from the romantic River Arno, these locations represent a memorable setting for your exchange of vows.
With so many options, leave everything to your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany, whose experts will accompany you every step of the way in order to meet your needs and budget. Your marriage in Florence, Italy, will be an unforgettable event for you and your loved ones.