Catholic Ceremonies

As a Catholic country, and indeed the cradle of Catholicism, Italy has a huge selection of beautifully painted churches intimate chapels and historic cathedrals

As a Catholic country, and indeed the cradle of Catholicism, Italy has a huge selection of beautifully painted churches intimate chapels and historic cathedrals. Whether you want a Catholic wedding under the masterpieces of Giotto in Florence, a ceremony beneath the golden mosaics of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, a marriage before a Caravaggio in Rome’s many secret churches or to make your lifetime’s commitment on a cliffside chapel on the Amalfi coast, overlooking breathtaking views, Italy is the place to do it.

  • Specific religious paperwork will be required, in addition to the standard documents needed by foreigners planning to wed in Italy
  • We can source an English speaking priest, or arrange the ceremony in Italian with a translater and, on occasions, it can be possible to bring your own priest.
  • A Catholic marriage requires that at least one partner is Catholic, and that neither of you has been married previously in a Catholic rite, and is now divorced without a formal annulment by the Catholic church
  • Should you prefer a Blessing in a church following a civil ceremony (either in Italy or in your home country), this can be arranged
  • A donation to the church will be required
  • Attire: for both bride and guests, shoulders must be covered
  • Music: only sacred music is permitted in church
Venice Events is pleased to offer this highly unique and personalised service.
Protestant weddings can be arranged anywhere in Italy