Getting married in Siena, Italy, reflects the current trend of celebrating a wedding in a foreign country, flying off to far places. It’s all about the excitement of entering a new phase of your life in a mysterious place. How thrilling would it be to celebrate such a special day in another country with your loved one! Why not get married in Siena? Airports are nearby: just an hour flight from Florence, about 2 hours from Pisa and 2 hours and 40 minutes from Rome. Siena is nestled like a pearl among some of the most spectacular hills of the whole country. As one of the most fascinating Tuscan cities, Siena stands out as a classic medieval walled city, exuding the unique atmosphere of that era. Moreover, another considerable highlight is the lovely square Piazza del Campo, shaped like a scallop shell.
Couples can explore Siena before and after wedding
Siena is one of the most fascinating Tuscan cities: its cobbled streets and medieval ambiance will give the couple the chance to discover and taste a truly earthly paradise. A special highlight is the fascinating Palio, the oldest world-renowned horse race taking place within the city. The race is organized every summer during the greatest traditional town festival in Piazza Del Campo: the sight of this sprawling piazza, one of Italy’s finest squares, is simply amazing. The original settlers of the region were the Etruscans, followed by the Romans; it was then the Emperor Augustus who named the town Saena Julia.
Most of the remarkable architecture and monuments of Siena were completed in the 12th century; the impact of this city is completely different from the one transmitted by Florence, as the latter is primarily an example of Renaissance heritage, in contrast with the medieval features of buildings such as Palazzo Pubblico and Torre Del Mangia located in Siena.
Religious Wedding in Siena
Celebrate your wedding in Siena, the most picturesque city in Italy. Known as the Gothic masterpiece of Europe, the Duomo di Siena (the cathedral) is the best venue for religious wedding ceremonies. Since 1396, the beautiful gothic cathedral has been filled with several artworks from the greatest Italian painters, sculptors and architects. This church is so impressive that it is considered nowadays as one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Tuscany. The floor of Siena Cathedral is magnificent, characterized by marble figured panels representing religious scenes. This is the most important church in town, where large weddings are celebrated and weddings for non-residents are allowed.
Catholic weddings for non-residents are allowed in the Basilica, and they are performed by an English-speaking priest. Siena Cathedral (in Italian: Duomo di Siena) is a medieval church in Siena, Italy. Considered from its earliest days as a Catholic Marian church, the building is nowadays dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. A wedding ceremony in Siena is free, but couples are recommended to make a donation during the meeting with the priest some days before the wedding. Italian weddings have legal validity and are recognized internationally. Catholic weddings in Siena can be celebrated all year around; the ceremony takes approximately 45 minutes. Music is a must and you’d better hire at least an organist; any type of classical instrument is available and sacred music is allowed. Your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany can make all the arrangements for you.
Couples select this church for many reasons: for its simple but stunning neo-Gothic façade, for the beautiful medieval marble decorations and other artworks and paintings that can be admired inside. This is the proper venue for a wedding in Tuscany as it is near the city centre, as well as beautiful hotels and restaurants.
Civil Weddings in Siena
Civil weddings in Siena take place in the most beautiful medieval palace in the world, the splendid Palazzo Pubblico: with its incredible tower dominating the city, the palace has been functioning as the city’s Town Hall since 1300. Moreover, it also houses the Civic Museum, with an incredible antique furniture and Lorenzetti’s famous frescoes. The Wedding hall of the building offers magnificent rooms where civil wedding ceremonies are celebrated. The hall is decorated with distinctive frescoes embellishing the high ceiling, and the place can hold approximately 70 guests. The sumptuous interior of the wedding hall is decorated with marble sculptures, inlays and frescoes. This wedding hall in Siena is the finest location for a civil wedding.
As usual, the ceremony is conducted in Italian and performed by the Mayor or his/her representative. Weddings in Siena are held from Monday to Friday, either in the morning or in the afternoon. With a nominal fee, it is also possible to celebrate the wedding on weekends. A sworn declaration must be presented one day prior to the wedding. A wedding ceremony in Siena, Tuscany, can be customized with personal vows, short readings and classic music. For your civil ceremony, Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will take care of all documents and other arrangements for a successful wedding.
After the wedding, guests can proceed to hotels and restaurants located in medieval palaces and enchanting castles, to celebrate fabulous and sophisticated wedding receptions. Your wedding reception will be surrounded by the medieval atmosphere of a popular outstanding restaurant, a nearby villa or a stunning castle. Some local restaurants stand out for their exquisite vaulted ceilings reflecting the beautiful and rich artistic heritage of the city.
Your reception will be planned according to a medieval theme, and it will be celebrated in one of the many popular restaurants, in the nearby villas or in a stunning medieval castle. Some of the local restaurants have vintage vaulted ceilings reflecting the city’s rich artistic heritage. Siena will give you the chance to taste its authentic and truly fantastic food, in a wide range of styles and exquisite flavors, from the traditional rustic dishes to the most refined Tuscan cuisine. Moreover, being world-renowned as a distinctive wine producer, Tuscany will also provide you with its rich, deep red wines from the Chianti and Montalcino areas. Wedding receptions in Siena propose multi-course meals, a variety of local wines and, of course, a beautiful Italian wedding cake!
Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will take care of your marriage in Siena, Tuscany, whether civil, Catholic, Protestant or symbolic, all in the unique atmosphere of Siena and its beautiful region.