The heart of every wedding is the ceremony. Its rituals are as old as romance and fidelity. Each ceremony is unique, open to creativity, imagination and tradition. Whether you would like a traditional church wedding, a civil marriage at the local town hall or even a beach ceremony, La Calla is here with step by step advices on everything that you need to know. The first big decision you will have to make is what type of marriage ceremony you want. Basically, you have the following options for weddings in Italy: a church (Catholic or Protestant) ceremony, a civil wedding ceremony at the local town hall, an outdoor religious (Protestant or Jewish) wedding or a symbolic ceremony.
If you have chosen to have a church wedding, provided both spouses are legally-free to marry, you can choose from an amazing variety of churches here on the Amalfi Coast, from larger well known cathedrals to smaller chapels and churches, each with its own unique beauty. The Catholic churches along the Amalfi Coast are renowned for their beauty. You really are spoilt for choice, between the more ornate and better known cathedrals and the smaller, simpler chapels and churches. Your choice depends on your wishes and requirements.
A civil wedding, according to the Italian civil law, must be celebrated by a Public Official of the Italian Civil State, but this doesn't mean that your ceremony has to be a quick, formal event! The local town halls on the Amalfi Coast are very beautiful unique venues with flowering gardens and stunning sea views. Couples are allowed to give their ceremony their own personal touch with readings, or special songs and by exchanging vows of neverending love.
If you have chosen to have a Protestant wedding, here on the Amalfi Coast your Protestant ceremony can be celebrated in English. Protestant ceremonies can be held in private venues such as flowering gardens or sea-view terraces or even in some of the beautiful local Catholic churches. La Calla will suggest several venues able to host a Protestant ceremony: a stunning garden setting, a terrace with amazing views of the coast and the sea or a beautiful local church where protestant ceremonies are allowed.
If you have chosen to have a symbolic ceremony there are no limits to your imagination here on the Amalfi Coast. Your ceremony can be tailored to your individual wishes, it can be held in a beautiful flowering garden, on a stunning sea-view terrace, on a quaint local boat, in a grotto or even on a secluded beach. Please contact us and we will be happy to suggest the very best venues and create a symbolic wedding ceremony tailored to your hopes and wishes.