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.
Swiss, German, Austrian 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.
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.
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.
When the marriage is celebrated, couples may also legally recognize any natural children born of the union. Legally recognized natural children become “legitimate children” when their parents marry.
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.
Prices for ceremony in the Town Hall
|ITALIAN CITIZENS RESIDENT||On-line price||On-site price|
|Normal working days||–||–|
|Normal working days out of the normal opening time||Eur. 400,00||Eur. 420,00|
|Pre-holiday working days out of the normal opening time||Eur. 450,00||Eur. 500,00|
|No working days||Eur. 700,00||Eur. 750,00|
|ITALIAN CITIZENS RESIDENT IN OTHER MUNICIPALITIES AND CITIZENS OF THE UE||On-line price||On-site price|
|Normal working days||Eur. 600,00||Eur. 700,00|
|Normal working days out of the normal opening time||Eur. 1.100,00||Eur. 1.300,00|
|Pre-holiday working days out of the normal opening time||Eur. 1.300,00||Eur. 1.500,00|
|No working days||Eur. 1.600,00||Eur. 1.900,0|
|FOREIGN CITIZENS NOT PART OF THE UE||On-line price||On-site price|
|Normal working days||Eur. 1600,00||Eur. 1900,00|
|Normal working days out of the normal opening time||Eur. 2000,00||Eur. 2400,00|
|Pre-holiday working days out of the normal opening time||Eur. 2300,00||Eur. 2750,00|
|No working days||Eur.3500,00||Eur. 4200,00|
|ADD SERVICES||On-line price||On-site price|
|Live transmission service of weddings on the internet|
In case the service is not available through the fault of the Venice Municipality, we will refund you in full or in part.
|Eur. 120,00||Eur. 144,00|
|Civil wedding celebrated in SALA CONSIGLIO – CA’ LOREDAN(*)|
(*)The price must be added to the marriage fees
|Eur. 2000,00||Eur. 2400,00|
|Civil wedding celebrated in SALA CUOI D’ORO – CA’ VENDRAMIN||Eur. 5000,00||Eur. 5000,00|
|Interpreter||Eur. 260,00||Eur. 312,00|