Do you want to get married in Rome? This is the complete guide to your destination wedding in one of the most beautiful city in the world. The eternal city has many options for your civil, religious or symbolic ceremony and incredible venues for your reception overlooking Roman skyline. The perfect setting for your Dolce Vita Wedding!
The Eternal City used to be the capital of the world and is still a dream destination for many couples.
Rome is a buzzing and vibrant city. It is the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding in Italy. If you are planning to get married in Rome will have so many gorgeous venues to choose from. Your guests will love this famous and romantic city. If you are looking for a Roman Catholic ceremony, you couldn’t pick a more perfect destination than Vatican City. If you are planning a civil service, then there is more than one venue to choose from. Reception venue options are many and all beautiful. Not to forget about eloping couples! Getting married on a Roman terrace overlooking Rome skyline could be magic.
For couples who want to escape from central Rome, there are a few options outside the city. We can mention the Palace in Ariccia or a civil wedding ceremony on the Lake of Bracciano, which is just 40 minutes drive from Rome.
A religious ceremony in Rome
Vatican City is the cradle of Christianity and one of the most beautiful venues to plan a Roman Catholic ceremony. St Peter’s Basilica could be the ideal venue for you. It is the world’s largest church, but in one of the selected and private chapels within the basilica, we can set your wedding ceremony.
But if you want something different, there are many other stunning churches all around Rome. If you want get married in Rome we can suggest amazing Santa Maria in Transpontina church located close to Vatican City in the famous Via Della Conciliazione.
San Giorgio al Velabro church is a superb option too. It is located in the beating heart of Rome. Or we can also suggest San Pietro in Montorio church in a beautiful and very traditional Trastevere area.
A Civil Wedding Ceremony in Rome
If you prefer a legal civil wedding ceremony in Rome, you can choose between three city halls. The first one is, of course, Campidoglio and its Red Hall. It is located close to Coliseum and Roman Forum, amazing!
The other two options are Villa Lais located in the Tuscolano area or Caracalla city hall very close to the archeological site of Bath of Caracalla. They are two less formal choice with a rustic feel. However, they really match the Roman style.
Get married in Rome: Symbolic Ceremonies
We have a wide selection for your symbolic ceremony! If you want get married in Rome the best option could be renting a private space of one of the terraces of the most beautiful hotels in Rome center. This way, we can plan for you a very romantic ceremony overlooking the Rome skyline. It can be a perfect solution for small weddings and elopement ceremonies.
A Jewish Wedding in Rome
We cannot forget about the Jewish community in Rome.
As a matter of fact, Rome has one of the most beautiful Synagogue in Italy, and it can host Orthodox Jewish weddings coming from all over the world.
We planned many of them during these years. The charm of the synagogue is always a must for Jewish destination weddings in Italy.
If you want get married in Rome has a wide selection of reception and kosher catered venues and hotels that perfectly fit Jewish wedding needs.
Wedding Receptions in Rome
After your wedding ceremony, Rome can offer many and very different venues for your reception! You can choose between traditional restaurants or beautiful hotel terraces. These can be the perfect venues if you are planning a small or micro wedding in Rome. They can be ideal for an Elope too. There are also exquisite villas such as villa Miani or villa Aurelia, Casina Valadier, or many other villas along ancient Appia Road to consider. They can fit bigger weddings with lots of guests. But if you want a Castle, Rome has it too. Castello Odesalchi, located on Lake Bracciano not far from the eternal city, is undoubtedly one of the top Italian wedding venues. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, but also Tyron Power and Lynda Christan, tied the knot here!
If you want something a little different, there are clubs, bars, and pubs that can provide the ideal setting for your Italian days. They can be suitable for a day before or day after event or cocktail under the Roman sun.
Wedding photos in Rome
Rome is Rome! We want to add something more that can be worth knowing if you plan a Roman vacation for your Wedding.
After the wedding ceremony, a wedding photo session is a must! Rome has the perfect backdrop for this! If you get married in Rome the first stop should be for sure at the Coliseum and Roman Forum. Then some pictures on the Gianicolo hill where you can admire the breathtaking Roman skyline.
After this, you can choose Castel Sant’Angelo with its bridge on Tiber River, and the last stop is the stunning Saint Peter’s square. We cannot forget the Trastevere area, which is the most traditional in Rome. Some shots here can let you taste the real Italian flair.
When in Rome…
You cannot miss admiring Coliseum and Ancient Ruins at the Roman Forum. Entering the vast archeological site of the Roman Forum and strolling through the ruins.
You can imagine Ancient Romans walking on the cobblestoned roads in togas.
You can try your luck with the Bocca Della Verità, an ancient stone carving of a bearded man’s face. According to myth, it will bite off the hand of anyone not telling the truth. Just like in Roman Holidays movie with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Do you remember the scene?
You can gaze at the architectural marvel of the Pantheon.
It is the burial place of Rome’s kings and other famous people of the past, including Raphael.
If you want to get married in Rome Vatican City, St. Peters Basilica, and Vatican Museums worth a visit for sure even if you are not Catholic.
Thinking again about Roman Holidays movie Spanish Steps and enchanting Piazza di Spagna are a must too. You can walk along Via Dei Condotti and admire some of the most luxury shops’ windows of Italian fashion.
If you want to make a wish, throw a coin in Trevi Fountain!
If you want to make a wish, throw a coin in Trevi Fountain! Legend says that. Over there, you can experience a magical moment like in La Dolce Vita movie when Marcello Mastroianni wades into the fountain after Anita Ekberg.
Destination wedding in Rome
The word Trastevere means Across the Tiber. And once you cross the Tiber River, you will see the difference. It is the more traditional corner of Rome. It is more hip and bohemian. There are many bars and restaurants, and they could be ideal for a day-before-event of your destination wedding in Rome.
You can get lost in the Historical center exploring Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Venezia, Campo Dei Fiori Market. Or you can get lost in the beaut of Via Veneto. While walking, you can eat a fun Italian gelato or take a real Italian espresso coffee in one of the bars along the cobbled streets. This is what the Dolce Vita is all about.
If you are an art lover, you can just step into every church you meet along your walk. Caravaggio and other Baroque and Renaissance masters paintings and sculptures will leave you breathless.
You can relive movies like Roman Holidays, La Dolce Vita, The Great Beauty and some of the other Woody Allen films along the streets of the eternal city and be surrounded by Italianity.
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All these spots can be the perfect frames and backdrops for your Destination wedding in Rome. If you dream about a real Italian wedding in one of the most stunning cities in the world, Rome is the right destination for you.
You really cannot get enough of it!