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In Italy, a legal civil wedding can only be performed in a property owned by the local Town Hall.
The ceremony lasts about 20 minutes and is performed in Italian by a Civil Registrar wearing LA FASCIA TRICOLORE. (The red, white and green Italian sash worn by mayors and officials of the state).

The ceremony begins by welcoming everyone and reading all of your personal data. This is followed by the reading of articles 143-144-147 from the Italian Civil Code relating to marriage and family life together.

You can enrich and personalize the ceremony with music, personal vows and readings which may be performed by members of your family or friends.

At the end of the civil ceremony, the register will be signed by yourselves, your 2 witnesses, the translator and the registrar making it legal according to Italian Law.

Before the wedding day, I will send you a copy in English so that you know exactly what is going to be said and also should you wish to do an order of ceremony for your guests to follow.

During your inspection visit , we will take you to see some of the venues in order that you can choose the setting best suited to the ceremony and setting you have in mind to make your wedding in Italy a special event.
In the area around Villa Giona, we find that the most popular venues for a civil ceremony are:

The stunning Palazzo Barbieri , the Town Hall in VERONA which is set amidst sparkling fountains and with the Roman Arena as a fabulous backdrop.
Here the ceremonies are performed in a beautiful frescoed room on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month.
Another popular favourite in Verona is at Juliets Tomb. Immortalized by Shakespeare in his famous ROMEO AND JULIET.
Ceremonies take place there on Thursdays and Saturday Mornings.

BARDOLINO is situated on the shores of Lake Garda and the ceremony hall here is a lovely bright room overlooking the lake and Bardolino’s colourful small fishing harbour.

The balcony of the wedding hall is a mass of colourful flowers and makes a splendid backdrop for your photographs.
This is a firm favourite because of its lakeside location and being close to Villa Giona too.

We also do OUTDOOR CIVIL CEREMONIES on the spectacular lakeside terrace of MALCESINE CASTLE.
The views of the lakes and backdrop of the stunning soaring mountains peaks makes this a firm favourite which can be followed by a Champagne reception in the castle grounds or a boat trip on LAKE GARDA.

Sunday ceremonies now available in this location.
See our Castle section for more information.
Lots of other civil venues are also available, contact us for further information.


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At Villa Giona Weddings we turn special dreams into reality.
With our creativity, dedication, local knowledge and years of experience we will help you create your dream wedding in Italy to suit your very own personality, needs and budget.

So if you are thinking of Getting Married in Italy contact Villa Giona's in house Wedding Planner:
Tel. +39 339 78 33 907.

We'll leave you to do the dreaming while we get to work on making it come true.

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