Venice – Civil Ceremonies

Ceremony Halls

Venice civil cerimonies

Civil Ceremony takes place in Venice at Cavalli Palace, Cà Farsetti, Cà Vendramin Calergi.
The civil ceremony documents are legal and recognized in all countries.

Description

Arrangements for a civil marriage must be made in advance at the Registry Office. A civil marriage must be celebrated in public in the Town Hall. Two witnesses must also be present (everyone must produce valid identification).

What you need

Residents: 
The publication of the marriage banns.

Residents in other Municipalities: 
The written request of the Mayor of the Municipality of residence where the marriage banns were published.

Non-resident foreign citizens:

  • US citizens planning to wed in Italy must present certain documents and comply with specific requirements of Italian law in order to obtain a marriage license. Original Venice Weddings will inform its customers about the procedure and the required documents immediately. It’s listed at Venice Registry Office and at the american embassy and consulates in Italy.Special service for last minute customers.
  • SwissGermanAustrian and Spanish citizens planning to wed in Italy must present certain documents and to comply with specific requirements of italian law, in order to obtain a marriage license. Original Venice Weddings will inform about the procedure and the required documents to its customers immediately. It’s listed at Venice Registry Office and foreign embassies in Italy.
  • British citizens
    planning to get married in Italy must present certain documents and to comply with specific requirements of Italian law in order to obtain a marriage license. Original Venice Weddings is registered at Venice Registry Office and at the British consulate.
  • Australian citizens planning to get married in Italy must present certain documents and to comply with specific requirements of Italian law in order to obtain a marriage license. Original Venice Weddings will indicate the procedure and the required documents to its custmers immediately.It’s registered at Venice Town Hall and at the Australian embassy in Italy.
  • Canadian citizens planning to get married in Italy must present certain documents and to comply with specific requirements of Italian Law in order to obtain a marriage license. Original Venice Weddings will inform about the procedure and the required documents immediately. It is registered at Venice Registry Office and at the Canadian embassy and consulates in Italy.
  • All foreign citizens planning to wed in Italy will be informed about the procedure and the required documents by Original Venice Weddings immediately. It’s registred at Venice Registry Office and at the foreign embassies in Italy.

Where to go

Central Venice Registry Office – Wedding in Venice – Palazzo Cavalli
The room where civil marriages are celebrated, is decorated in Venetian style and is located on the second floor of Palazzo Cavalli directly overlooking the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge.

Cà Farsetti (Sala degli stucchi) – Cà Loredan (Sala del consiglio)- Cà Vendramin (Sala Cuoi d’oro)

Civil marriage in a Municipality outside place of residence

When couples choose to marry in a Municipality that is not their place of residence, they must submit a specific motivated request, complete with stamp duty, to the Mayor of the Municipality where the marriage banns have been published.Once the banns have been published for the required period, the Mayor makes a written request (Authorisation) to the Registrar of the place where the marriage is to be celebrated.

Place of marriage

A civil marriage takes place in the Town Hall.If illness or some other impediment should prevent either the bride or the groom from reaching the Town Hall, then the Registrar and his Secretary shall go to the place where the impeded party is (home, hospital, prison, etc.) and celebrate the marriage in the presence of four witnesses.

Property

If, at the time of the marriage, couples do not inform the Registrar that they have chosen the “separation of property” option for administrating their respective estates, then “community of property” automatically applies. Couples can, at any time, draw up marriage contracts under the seal of a Public Notary.

Affiliation:

When the marriage is celebrated, couples may also legally recognise any natural children born of the union. Legally recognised natural children become “legitimate children” when their parents marry.

Certificates:

Immediately after the civil marriage ceremony, the Registrar can issue the marriage certificates. Up-dated registry certificates will be available 2 days after the marriage. If the couple resides in a different Municipality from where they got married, then a copy of the marriage certificate will be sent to the Municipality of residence.