For those couples having Venice weddings performed in a civil ceremony, they will find that the Palazzo Cavalli is the place that this will happen. You cannot be legally married by a clergyperson in a church in Venice or any other city in Italy unless you are Roman Catholic. The Palazzo Cavalli is an extraordinary location that offers brides and grooms the chance to be photographed with the exquisiteness of the Grand Canal as a background. No other place in Europe can compete with this romantic atmosphere and environment for newlyweds. There is countless settings for still photographs and videos that will capture your special moment to be treasured for the rest of your life.
For Venice weddings to be legal, it is essential to present documents to the local authorities, the documentation necessary varies according to the nationality of the bride and groom and the type of ceremony requested. Be sure to plan well in advance.
After exchanging vows, you can choose to stay in one of the many vacation apartments, castles, villas or renovated farmhouses located throughout Italy. Venice weddings not only offer a terrific location to become man and wife, it offers the opportunity to tour Italy and stay in a setting that you may never have thought possible in your dreams.
If you plan to stay and have your honeymoon in Italy, you will be very pleased. It will be unforgettable. You will be surrounded by romance, stunning scenery and cities that are filled with rich history and enchanting charm that will make memories that will last forever.
If you are looking to avoid a lot of tourists, there are ways to do so. Traveling out of season is the best way. Even the depths of winter are mild by the standards of New England and other cold states. In addition, hotel rates are often half of what you would pay in the summer. The best time to go to Italy is from November to March. This is when most tourists have migrated to the south or to have headed to the ski slopes.
You will also find that you do not need to spend a pretty penny to enjoy your celebration. Venice weddings are relatively inexpensive. A double room in a three-star hotel costs no more than comparable accommodations in London, New York, or Boston. If you're on a strict budget, you can avoid hotels near the Piazza San Marco. Meals do not need to break the bank either. Certainly, you will want to experience the luxury of fine Italian dining, but if you are planning on spending at least one week in Italy, you can always stop at the many pizzerias or stand-up bars to have delicious sandwiches or other light foods for breakfast and lunch. Additionally, you do not need to pay any money to tour Venice on foot. The distances between stores and sight seeing spots are so short that just about everything is within walking distance.