Tuscania Events “Best of 2014”

2409Happy 2015 everyone!!! I could not close out 2014 without taking a look back at what a remarkable wedding year it truly has been. We have organised weddings for couples from all over the world. From vintage themed weddings, rustic country weddings to luxurious formal affairs the diversity of this year has kept us motivated and continually inspired.Foto 024

What most denominated our wedding season this year……the rain. It has been a very unusual year in Tuscany with rainfall well above normal and many weddings in “Plan B” mode. There has definitely been more pre wedding tears but at the end of the day the show must go on……and it certainly did!  Just a few of our beautiful weddings in the rain. Plan B is not so bad after all!

Beautiful Brides

All Brides are beautiful but we have had some exceptionally beautiful brides this year!

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I understand why people want to marry in Tuscany…..from the beauty of the coastline, the vineyards, rolling hills to the many quaint towns Tuscany provides a stunning backdrop! There is truly something for everyone here.

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_D4A3765I have to say, I have so many beautiful photos the selection process was very difficult and I am still waiting for the photos of the last 2014 weddings. I would like to thank the following talented group of photographers: Andrea Corsi, Lelia Scarfiotti, Julian Kanz, Timelines, Edoardo Agresti and last but not least David Bastiononi. Each with their unique styles they have truly captured the emotions and beauty of each and every event.

Looking forward to another beautiful wedding season (hopefully with a little less rain).

For more information on planning your dream wedding in Tuscany please contact us at wed@tuscaniaevents.com

Let the Dream Begin…….

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Fabulous 50’s Inspired Tuscan Elopement

Nigel and Vikki-103I was looking through some photos in the Tuscania Event’s archive and I came across an elopement we organised in Cortona a few years back. I was utterly taken away by the beauty of these timeless photos. Not only was this couple very much in love but photographers Andrea Corsi and Daniele Vertelli so magnificently captured the couple and the essence of times past. Using the quaint tuscan town of Cortona certainly proved to be an idyllic setting for this dream wedding. This is the story of Vikki and Nigel and their fabulous 50’s inspired elopement in Cortona. Vintage, classic and truly timeless…….

The rustic farmhouse in the countryside of Cortona

Getting Ready

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Off to the Town Hall of Cortona for the Civil Ceremony

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What can I say – beautiful couple, great photographers, a fabulous wedding planner 🙂 and the spectacular setting of Cortona equals a truly unforgettable and inspiring wedding.

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Say “I do” in beautiful Florence!!

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Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy if not the world. It is the capital of Tuscany, the birthplace of the renaissance and a truly special place to get married. The great thing about choosing Florence for a civil wedding ceremony is that you have not 1 but 5 different locations to choose from!
Here are all the possibilities. I will start with the options located in the town hall of Florence – the Palazzo Vecchio or “old palace” in the beautiful Piazza della Signoria.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 15.40.48I will start with the most popular choice, “La Sala Rossa” or the red room. Can you guess why it’s named the red room???

La Sala Rossa

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History: The room was built during the enlargement of the palace during the renaissance period and took on its current appearance during the second half of the 19th century when it was the bedroom of Baron Bettino Ricasoli the prime minister of that time. There are biblical tapestries, red carpet and velvet giving the room quite a rich and unique elegance.
When: Mornings daily (including Saturday), Sundays (1 x per month)
Cost: from 2,500-3,000 euros for non residents (depending on day/time chosen)
Capacity: 40 people

A Gallery of my favorite Tuscania Event’s couple who have married in the Sala Rossa

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Sala di Lorenzo

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History: This room was dedicated to Lorenzo the magnificent, a man with great intelligence, culture and political power during the renaissance period. The decoration of the hall dates back to the mid 16th century and celebrates the great life of the Medicic family. The room is enhanced by the beautiful paintings of Giorgio Vasari and Marco de Faenza.
When: twice a month (except August)
Cost: 3,000-3,500 euros for non residents
Capacity: 30 people


The third and probably most exceptional civil ceremony space in Palazzo Vecchio (made recently more visible by Dan Brown’s recent book Inferno) is La Sala dei 500 or the 500 room. This photo does absolutely no justice to the splendour of this room!

La Sala dei 500

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History: This room is the most historically significant room in the Palazzo Vecchio. The room was built in 1495 by Simone del Pollaiuolo. The grand hall was the seat of the 500 members of the Great Council of the Republic. Artistically important is the ceiling decorated with immense frescoes by Vasari and by 11 marble statues among which the famous “Genius of Victory by Michelangelo. I can’t forget to mention the hidden charms of the “Battle of Angiari” that is perhaps the rediscovered work by Leonardo da Vinci. I would say this is quite an exceptional place to marry!

When: twice a month (except August)

Cost: 5,000 euros (the most expensive option but the most notable for sure)

Capacity: 240 people


The above options – La Sala Rossa, Sala di Lorenzo and La Sala dei 500 are all located in Florence’s city hall – the Palazzo Vecchio. The remaining 2 options are located in other city locations.

Il Museo Bardino

The Bardini museum is located in the Oltrarno district of Florence (The Oltrarno is Tuscania Event’s headquarters and in my opinion one of the most authentic areas of the city). The museum is named after Stefano Bardini (1854-1922) an Italian antiquarian who decided to turn his collection into a museum and donated to the city of Florence.

La Sala della Carita’

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When: twice a month (except August)

Cost: 3,000-3,500 euros for non residents

Capacity: 180 people


Il Giardino dell Rose

The Rose Garden is also a recent addition to Florence’s ceremony options and the only outdoor possibility. The photo below does not give this spectacular spot justice….it is truly spectacular! I dedicated a blog just to this spot.

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 10.57.42History: This beautiful garden is located just below Piazzale Michelangelo and was built in 1865 as part of Florence’s restructuring when it was Italy’s capital. From this spot you can enjoy unparalleled views of the city while being surrounded by 1000 plant varieties and hundreds of roses. The garden is enhanced by the presence of 10 sculptures by artist Jean-Michel Folon and a beautiful Japanese garden.

When: May, June, September (twice per month)

Cost: From 3,500-4,000 euros


The splendours of Florence

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For more information on wedding reception venues around florence check out Tuscania Event’s locations in Florence or contact us directly at wed@tuscaniaevents.com for a personal proposal.
Let the dream begin……….
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A Real Castle Wedding – Castello di Olivieto

Ever dream about a castle wedding? How about a wedding in a 600 year old castle in Tuscany surrounded by vineyards and olive trees……need I say more?_GOG9943Castello di Olivieto is a stunning castle located close to Florence as well as other quaint tuscan towns like Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra. It is a wine and olive producing estate that can be rented to hold an unforgettable tuscan wedding.

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Despite being a venue only location, brides still have the opportunity to utilise the castle’s rooms to prepare for their wedding. Not only does this room make you feel like a real princess but it provides a spectacular backdrop for photos.

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One of the great advantages of this venue is the possibility to marry legally on site. Typically, civil ceremonies are held in the local town hall. The majority of locations in Tuscany do not allow civil ceremonies outside the town hall so a legal marriage in their Italian garden is a big plus. Tuscania Events can guide you through the document process and also translate the ceremony (this is one of my favorite parts of the job!).

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_GOG9551After the ceremony the italian garden is a perfect place to hold cocktail hour. Marco and Elydia chose this area to enjoy a few cocktails and appetisers before the wedding dinner.

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_GOG9636After your guests have enjoyed the ample Italian style cocktail hour it’s time to move onto the reception dinner. The castle courtyard which can hold up to 200 people is a perfect location for dinner. In the event of inclement weather there are beautiful rooms indoors that can hold up to 180 guests so you avoid the additional costs of renting a marquee….yet another plus!

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To give you a better understanding of the venue, here are a few words from beautiful bride Elydia on her experience at Castello di Olivieto.

_GOG9772“I have to say that we looked long and hard for the perfect location… we wanted a     place that was not too far from Florence but has a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills for people who are visiting and may not have been able to see the countryside, otherwise.  We also wanted a place where we could do the ceremony and reception in the same place so no one had to worry about going anywhere (trying to find a church and then villa in Tuscany may be harder to us Americans who are more used to bigger, more detailed roads!) and this castle was perfect for those reasons and many more.  It is the only castle upon a hillside, surrounded by fields of sunflowers… you can get any more fairy tale than that!  

Great, friendly service, fantsastic food made fresh in the kitchens of the Castle and wine made from the Castle’s vineyards, amazing historic decor, beautiful gardens, tons of little spaces to enjoy yourself and soak up the Tuscan fantasy… and the fact that the castle is on top of a hill and was so secluded made it us all feel like we were the only ones on earth, enjoying this most special day.  
 
My uncle with his family at dinner said, “This is by far the most amazing wedding I have ever been to.  Everything is perfect:- the food, the wine, the amotsphere.  Nothing can get better than this moment.” …and then… at that very moment… the torches in each tower within the castle courtyard lit up!  …. and it got even better… “
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I would like to thank Elydia & Marco for allowing me to share their experience and G & G Photography for their images.
For more information on Castello di Olivieto pleases contact us at wed@tuscaniaevents.com
Let the dream begin….
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Civil Ceremony in Florence: The Rose Garden

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 12.02.52Convincing couples to marry in Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world is really not very difficult.  Outside of the history, art and food there are numerous advantages to a Florence based wedding. You can marry any time of the year (even in the winter there are things to do and see) and the surrounding areas are filled with castles, villas, and farmhouses perfect for unforgettable wedding receptions. Florence and Pisa airport are also close and convenient. Unlike many other tuscan towns you have 5 options to choose from for celebrating a civil ceremony –  La Sala Rossa or red room and La Sala dei 500 in the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence town hall), Bardini museum, Villa Vogel and lastly the beautiful seasonal option of Il Giardino delle Rose or The Rose Garden. Typically a civil ceremony is celebrated in the local town hall only so the fact that you have 5 options to choose from in Florence is certainly a plus!

Have I given you enough reasons to choose Florence??

I am dedicating this blog to the seasonal option – Il Giardino delle Rose or the Rose Garden which celebrated its first wedding ever in the summer of 2012. Thank you to former Florence Mayor Renzi and now Italian Prime minister for this possibility!

The Rose Garden

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The Rose Garden is located right underneath Piazzale Michelangelo with wonderful views of the city and is filled with up to 350 different types of roses. There is also an adjacent Japanese garden (see picture below) that was given as a gift of peace from Kyoto, Japan.  Throughout the garden there are  12 bronze statues by Belgian artist Jean Michel Folon. Although it is open all year round, the best time to visit is from May-September and it is also the only time frame you can marry civilly there.

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This is the actual terrace dedicated to performing the civil ceremony followed by a picture of the terrace set up for civil marriages. The frame on the right that looks oddly like a suitcase is actually one of the bronze statues and it uniquely frames the backdrop. Here is a link of a video that clearly showcases the beauty of the ceremony space – The Rose Garden.

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The Rose Garden has a rental fee paid directly to Florence’s town hall from 2250-3000 euros depending on day chosen (2014 pricing). Ceremonies can be held only on Tuesday mornings only twice a month from May- September. For more specific information please contact us at wed@tuscaniaevents.comScreen Shot 2014-03-11 at 14.39.42

If you would like to know more about the possibility of celebrating your dream wedding in Florence, please contact us at wed@tuscaniaevents.com

Let the Dream Begin…..
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Destination Wedding Italy: Lerici and the “Bay of Poets”

Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 16.11.26Lerici is a small and quaint coastal town located in southern Liguria and is one of my favourite seaside towns to visit during the summer months and a spectacular place for a beach wedding. Lerici is less known than the nearby towns of Cinque Terre but certainly worth a visit. It is located in the “Bay of Poets” an area named after the various poets that were inspired by the areas great beauty. Lerici is well connected to other coastal seaside towns by ferry to nearby Portovenere, Cinque Terre and Portofino. There are also smaller towns nearby like Tellaro – a true gem that certainly should not be missed. Besides being easily navigated by boat and ferry there are many hiking trails in the area that interconnects some of these towns. Another great advantage is its proximity to Pisa International airport.

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Beside having a rocky coastline there are also beach clubs available with wonderful sand beaches. Great place to rent a sunbed and enjoy the sun! There is also a walkway along the sea that interconnect Lerici to nearby San Terenzo.

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One of the most spectacular places to hold a civil wedding is at Lerici castle. This castle was built in the 1100’s and used as a means to manage the seaside entrance into Lerici.

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Currently the castle is used to host civil ceremonies on their panoramic terrace with sweeping views of the mediterranean. Here is an elopement for two – so romantic! You can also rent the castle’s terrace for holding a wedding reception.

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Catholic Ceremonies

Capella di Sant Anastasia located inside Lerici castle.

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There are many locations in Lerici to hold a wedding reception but there is one luxury location that I just had to include…..this beach club has a private beach, restaurant and accommodation. Even if you can’t afford celebrating an intimate wedding celebration on site this beach club is pure paradise and worth a visit. Eco del mare is located between Lerici and Tellaro and is absolutely breathtaking!Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 20.57.51

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Their private beach cove. Not a bad place to soak up the sun!
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One of the bedrooms located on the beach.

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Truly the small coastal town of Lerici is a perfect destination wedding location. From the crystal blue waters of the mediterranean, the fantastic seafood, the spectacular castle and churches to the proximity to other quaint seaside towns I’d say Lerici is the perfect location to celebrate a unique and unforgettable wedding celebration. For more information on marrying in Lerici please contact us at wed@tuscaniaevents.com

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And let the dream begin………

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Destination Wedding Italy: Lucca

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Lucca is probably less known than some of the other tuscan towns but it is certainly worth a visit and it is a great location to hold a destination wedding. Since it is located close to Pisa, Florence as well as the tuscan seaside it provides the opportunity to explore both cities and the coastal towns. And I can’t forget to mention its proximity to Pisa and Florence airport.

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One of the most charming characteristics of Lucca are the renaissance era walls. These walls enclose the city and are still surprisingly intact. Along the wall is a lovely pedestrian promenade where you can take a casual stroll around the city, run, bike or even have a picnic.

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You can plan an intimate celebration in the medieval town however the surrounding countryside in Lucca offers a spectacular backdrop to a wedding celebration. In fact there is a number of Monumental villas in the Lucca countryside that were built by wealthy merchants in the mid 16th century. Today you can rent these spectacular monumental villas for weddings. Here is just one example of a monumental villa in Lucca available for weddings (although there are many to choose from).

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Front entrance to Villa Lucca 2

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Getting married in Lucca

Civil Ceremonies

One of the advantages of getting married in Lucca is that the town hall gives permission to selected locations the possibility to hold an outdoor civil ceremony on site. Generally civil ceremonies must be held in a town hall so the possibility to hold a civil ceremony outside the town hall is certainly a plus. For more information on specific locations that allow on site civil ceremonies please contact us at wed@tuscaniaevents.com

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Catholic Ceremonies

Holding a catholic ceremony in Lucca can be tricky so it is a good idea to have Tuscania events assist you with this type of ceremony as the Archdiocese of Lucca generally does not permit foreign couples to marry in Lucca. However there is always a way to make an alternative plan. Here is an example of a church that is available for catholic weddings in the nearby area.

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PR002In the end there are truly many advantages to choosing Lucca for your destination wedding in Italy.  A wedding celebrated here will truly be unforgettable. For more information about a wedding in Lucca or for a personalised proposal please contact us at wed@tuscaniaevents.com

Let the dream begin!!!!

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Destination Wedding Italy: Monteriggioni

If you are looking for an authentic italian wedding experience look no further – Monteriggioni is a true gem and one of my favourite hilltop towns in Tuscany.

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 16.39.13Located halfway between Florence and Siena, Monteriggioni is a small medieval town surrounded by exterior walls that were built for protection in the 1200’s. Today you can take a walk along these walls for spectacular views of the tuscan countryside.

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Getting Married in Monteriggioni

For a Catholic ceremony, my two favourite choices are Chiesa di Santa Maria in the actual town of Monteriggioni or Abbazia (abbey) dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino located nearby in Abbadia Isola.

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monteriggioni square

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Abbazia (Abbey) dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino in nearby Abbadia Isola

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For Civil wedding ceremonies, my  favourite options are the city hall of Abbadia Isola (which is located in the monastery) or the city hall of Siena.

Abbadia Isola (1 km from Monteriggioni)

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Town hall of Siena (25 minutes from Monteriggioni)

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Although there are many locations in the area to hold a wedding in Monteriggioni, one of my favourites is Hamlet Chianti 2. It is a beautiful villa that can accommodate 30 guests on site and offers a splendid view of the countryside and medieval town of Monteriggioni. This historical villa is full of tuscan charm and is located only 1 km from Monteriggioni centre.

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To experience an authentic Italian wedding in the medieval village of Monteriggioni contact us for more information: wed@tuscaniaevents.com

Let the dream begin……

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Elope in Beautiful Italy

Some of my favourite weddings have been the simple civil elopements…..a couple who decides to come all the way to Italy just to get married – no guests, no fuss, just the celebration of pure love.  It’s these intimate romantic weddings that make my job such a pleasure!
wedding-59The great thing about Italy is that there is absolutely no lack of spectacular places to get married civilly. From Florence’s formal “Sala Rossa”, Volterra’s beautiful frescoed hall, a beautiful terrace of a seaside castle to an olive grove there is surly something for everyone. With the help of Tuscania Events we can guide you through all the necessary steps (which vary according to nationality) and provide ceremony translation and witnesses as necessary.  The fun part is finding the best and most unforgettable civil ceremony location!
Here are just a few of my favourite elopements over the years. However the options are truly endless…….
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Habgood-Images-Tuscany,-Italy-64These are just a few of the many places that you can have a civil ceremony. The beauty and the backdrop of Italy make celebrating a wedding truly unforgettable. For more information on the possibilities to elope in Italy please contact us for a free consultation:wed@tuscaniaevents.com
And let the dream begin……..
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How to get married in Italy legally: a civil wedding ceremony

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One of the most frequently asked questions I get as a wedding planner is “how can I have a legally binding wedding ceremony performed in Italy yet recognised in my home country?”. There are two possibilities:

  1. A civil ceremony: This is the easier legal ceremony to organise in Italy. The number of spectacular city halls and outdoor locations is certainly a great way to celebrate an unforgettable wedding. From frescoed city halls, rustic stone courtyards to a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the mediteranean….there is something for everyone.
  2. A Catholic wedding: Although the process is slightly more complicated, it is considered a full legal marriage recognised by the catholic church all over the world. In this case you are required to obtain both civil and catholic document requirements.

I’ll explain shortly the biggest differences between the two different weddings and what is required, how much it costs and the timing.

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  • Must takes place in a town hall or a propriety belonging or rented by a town hall. This means that most of the time it is celebrated indoor, in ancient palaces or in a mediaeval courtyard.  There is the possibility to marry civilly in a few selected locations however it varies from tuscan town. Tuscania Events can assist in the search for locations that allow on site civil ceremonies.
  • The couple must complete the paperwork here in Italy prior to the ceremony. Tuscania Events will assist fully with this.
  • The bureaucratic process can vary according to nationality so it is important to mention both nationalities to be sure the necessary paperwork guidelines are followed. Tuscania Events can assist in the specific document needs and with navigating the cumbersome and often difficult Italian bureaucracy.
  • The couple should be prepared to be in Italy three or four days prior to the ceremony to finalize all the necessary paperwork.
  • The cermony lasts around half a hour and it is performed in Italian and translated in your native language by one of our interpreters. It is pretty straight forward and beautifully written and full of significance. The couple is free to add few readings, music, personal vows and the exchanges of rings.
  • Two witnesses are required: one for the bride and one for the groom. Usually it is two members of the bridal party or the parents. If you don’t have any guest present Tuscania Events will provide the witnesses.
  • Pricing: you will have to pay a rental fee directly to the town hall (with our assistance) that could be from 300€ to 5000€ depending on the Town Hall. For the paperwork expect to pay from 150€ up depending on your nationality.  If you need other services, you will also have to consider additional expense for the musicians, photographers, florist, photographer, etc.
  • We suggest that the process should begin around 6 months before the actual ceremony date.

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CATHOLIC WEDDING

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  • Must take place in a catholic church. Italian churches are usually ancient charming buildings. They can be simple stone chapels even 1000 years old, or frescoed magnificient churches depending on the style you prefer.
  • A Catholic marriage in Italy is not possible if one of you was previously married in a Catholic church and then divorced without a formal annulment from the catholic church.
  • The couple must complete the catholic and civil paperwork here in Italy.
  • Refer to civil ceremony above as the documents required for a civil ceremony are also required for a catholic wedding.
  • About catholic paperwork: it is basically the same for all nationalities. Around two months before the ceremony you will have to present your religious pre cana peperwork to the italian bishop. Tuscania Events will assist you and guide you through this process.
  • We will also provide you a parish that speaks your native language. You’ll have to meet up with the priest a few days before the actual wedding day. So the couple should consider being in Italy at least three to four days  prior to the ceremony.
  • The ceremony lasts around one hour. The wedding will be celebrated during the mass if both spouses are Roman catholic. If one of the two is protestant it is easier if they only celebrate the Rite of marriage without the mass. However this is decided also by the parish. In this case the ceremony will last around 30 min. and must be approved by your own Bishop that must give you permission in writing.
  • The mass is the same all over the world. Tuscania Events will provide you a parish priest that can perform it in your native language. You will have the possibility to add readings and music. Then there will be of course the personal vows and exchange of rings.
  • Four witnesses are required: two for the bride and two for the groom.
  • There is no rental fee for the use of the church but you certainly can not forget to make a donation that can be from 300€ for the church and from 100€ for the priest. You’ll also have to consider the expenses for the paperwork that are from around 150€ depending on your nationality. Then, if you need musicians, photographers, florist, photographer and other vendors, you will also have to consider the possibility of additional costs.
  • We suggest that the process should begin around 6 months before the actual ceremony.

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Whether you decide to have a civil wedding or a catholic wedding in Italy, Tuscania Events is available to guide you through the entire process and turn your dream of an italian wedding into reality. To find out more about the beautiful city halls, the panoramic terraces or the breathtaking churches please contact us at wed@tuscaniaevents.com

Ease of mind comes with an expert!!!

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