Symbolic Ceremonies

Venice Events is pleased to offer this highly unique and personalised service.

Venice Events is pleased to offer this highly unique and personalised service.

A symbolic ceremony is the very best way to pledge your love and commitment to one another, without the legal complications and added cost of a real wedding.

Where better to hold such a ceremony then one of the most beautiful cities in the world?

Whether you would like an intimate ceremony for just the two of you or a full scale event, which involves all your friends and family then we can help.
If you wish your symbolic ceremony to appear like a full scale official wedding then we can help you achieve this. Alternatively if you simply want to make a statement about your relationship in front of the people close to you then this is the perfect option.
One of the beauties of a symbolic ceremony is that you have so much choice with regard to your venue. You are not restricted to the local town hall but rather, you have hundreds of stunning venues to choose from; palaces, villas, private churches, gardens, roof terraces, gondolas and hotels to name a few.

In Venice and throughout Italy there is no shortage of spectacular locations to hold a symbolic wedding. Conducted by an Official acting as a registrar, the ceremony can be adapted and personalised to suit your needs. Perhaps you would also like to integrate your own words or vows? The ceremony is yours to design

Renewals / Blessings

If you are searching for a memorable way to celebrate an important anniversary or you simply want to renew the commitment you have made to each other in the past, then you may want to consider a tasteful ceremony to renew your vows, or perhaps a religious blessing in a breathtaking Italian church.

A location as beautiful as Italy is the ideal setting to celebrate your relationship and refresh those promises of love, honour, respect and support.

If your preferred choice is a unique outdoor setting then we can help you find the perfect venue. We will provide you with several different options to ensure you choose the right one. We also work with many splendid palaces, villas and hotels if you would prefer to be indoors and surrounded by authentic Italian history.

Whether you are celebrating one, two, ten, twenty-five or even fifty years of marriage then we will endeavour to make your day as special and unforgettable as the original!


Symbolic ceremony on a Gondola for two people

Renew your wedding vows on a romantic gondola tour of Venice's enchanting canals and part of the Grand Canal. With a complimentary rose bouquet, there can be few sweeter testaments to your love than this whimsical 30-minute tour of the waterways.

Make your trip to Venice extra special by renewing your wedding vows, accompanied by a celebrant who'll lead you through this unique ceremony. A renewal of vows, or a symbolic marriage ceremony (with no legal value and no documents required).

This romantic tour of the city's famous waterways includes a posy of roses. Your gondolier will lead you through the city's Grand Canal, then onto the quieter canals where the ceremony will take place in tranquility.

It is possible to exchange rings and read personalized vows to each other, and at the end of the ceremony you will sign an official certificate to formalize the ceremony. This is the ideal way to celebrate a significant wedding anniversary, or simply to surprise your beloved partner!

What's Included

Gondola for 30 mins from a gondola point close to St Marks Square Celebrant – English speaking (French, German and Italian on request) Rose bouquet – cream roses unless another color requested Certificate signed by your Celebrant

Booklets to follow the ceremony Two small bottles of Prosecco

Package Price Euro 745
Extra service can be requested:

Photographer for one hour – Euro 400 with images supplied within 24 hours on a CD or USB key Photos of the ceremony and some shots in St Marks Square can be included

Protestant weddings can be arranged anywhere in Italy
In the Venetian lagoon there is a small picturesque island called San Lazzaro degli Armeni