Wedding in Rome – Rome offers a beautiful place for an unforgettable romantic wedding. Here you will find all information about religious and civil weddings in Rome.
Civil wedding in Rome
According to Italian law, the clergyman also acts as a civil servant during the church wedding. Only if you do not want to marry in church, but only on a civil basis, you must register your wedding at the civil office. For this purpose, you need international birth certificates of the future spouses or certificates with a certified translation and a certificate of no impediment to marriage. Non-EU citizens need appropriate certificates of their embassy. More information about marriage in Italy you can find on the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and on the website of your embassy.
The Municipality of Rome provides four locations for the ceremony:
- The red room in the Capitol
- The chapel-like complex Vignola Mattei near the Baths of Caracalla
- The Villa Lais at Via Tuscolana and
- The blue hall in Ostia
The cost of the civil wedding ceremony in Rome for non-residents is € 1,200 during the week and € 1,400 on weekends. The ceremony is held in Italian and you may need an interpreter, to make legally valid statements.
Church wedding in Rome
As a rule, the clergyman also assumes the duties of the civil servant. If you are already civil married, or you do not want a permanent registration, you have to state and justify it accordingly.
For the wedding, the priest requires the necessary documents according to the church rules as well as for the civil office. For the Catholic ceremony, the parish church of your country in Rome, the St. Peter’s Basilica and the other pope basilicas, as well as a number of churches, are arranged on weddings.
The Evangelical-Lutheran ceremony is celebrated in the Church of Christ.
Members of other religious communities must contact their respective communities.
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Popular Catholic wedding churches in Rome
Popular are the three churches on the Aventine. The basilica of St. Sabine and the church of St. Alexius date back to the 3rd century. Nearby is the Benedictine abbey, consecrated to Saint Anselm, next to the mysterious square of the Order of Malta from the 18th century.
Particular is the quiet location as well as the view from the park of the Alexius and from the Orange Garden.
On the Celio Hill is the Basilica of the Holy Martyrs John and Paul. They should have lived in the Roman houses under the basilica, which have been restored and may be viewed. On the right, between the basilica and the church tower, you can discover rooms that have served the coliseum in the ancient times.
The basilica is the title church of the Passionists’ Order. It is pompous and equipped with heavy chandeliers, golden putti hold the armrest of the bridal couple.
The basilica Santa Maria in Aracaeli is located on the left of the town hall. It can be reached via a steep, long staircase. Many celebrities marry here. Getting up and down the stairs in the wedding dress and on high shoes must be a nightmare. In any case the bride will remember the day for a long time.
Hotels and restaurants
In Rome you will find many restaurants for events and celebration. I have selected some elegant restaurants, that can also host larger groups in a refined atmosphere for the celebration of your wedding in Rome.
Read here, how to chose a hotel in Rome.
If you want to get engaged in Rome, read marriage proposal in Rome.
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