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Civil Ceremonies in Florence


The Sala Rossa is certainly one of Italy’s most majestic locations for couples wanting to get married in Florence. Couples who choose to celebrate their wedding event in Tuscany will find that Florence meets every possible requirement.

In keeping with the rich artistic heritage of the city, civil weddings in Florence are celebrated in the Sala Rossa (Red Hall) of the medieval Palazzo Vecchio on the most famous square in the city: the Piazza della Signoria. The Palace used to belong to the Medici Family and the wedding hall is decorated in sumptuous Renaissance style with rich silk brocades, gilded mirrors and fine paintings. Couples desiring too marry in Florence will find the Sala Rossa of Florence a stunning setting for their wedding day.

Regarding a civil ceremony in Florence

  • In addition to the Sala Rossa it is possible to have a civil ceremony in the Sala di Lorenzo - Palazzo Vecchio (another magnificent museum hall) and the Rose Garden (summer only)
  • The ceremony is performed in Italian by an Italian official.
  • You must appear before an official for a sworn statement at least 2 business days prior to the wedding.
  • You are encouraged to personalize the ceremony with readings and music.

Civil weddings in Florence take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays,  mornings only. Early bookings are advised as demand exceeds availability and dates can only be reserved up to 6 months in advance.



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