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Wedding in Venice


Venice itself is naturally the regional capital, and has been described as the most romantic city in the world.

Its unforgettable atmosphere makes it a magical place to getting married!

Venice has remained timeless and unique, where over 400 arched bridges connect a multitude of tiny lanes or ‘calle’ leading to charming squares, palaces and quaint churches. Any corner of the city, any panoramic view could be a truly wonderful setting for a Charming Wedding in Venice. City historically was an independent nation.

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The Venetian Republic was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain and spice trade) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century.

Venice represents a masterpiece of human creative genius, shows an important exchange of human values, in one period all cultural area of the world, in developing architecture and technology, monumental or town art, or landscaping.

Venice is an extraordinary example of a type of building or architectural, technological, or landscaping ensemble which bears witness to important stages in the history of mankind, it is an extraordinary example of traditional human settlement or occupation of land representing a culture (or several cultures), especially when placed in jeopardy by irreversible changes.

Venice is directly or materially connected to modern events or traditions, by way of ideas, via creeds or artistic or literary works having exceptional universal values.

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Catholic Wedding in Venice

The city of Venice offers some of the most ancient and splendid churches for a catholic marriage ceremony in Italy; from the Byzantine basilica of St. Mark, to the Palladian masterpiece of the Chiesa del Redentore. The bride can arrive in a gondola or motor boat and the churches are located in the most scenic parts of Venice. 

St. Mark’s Basilica
The ornate, Byzantine Basilica of San Marco is the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice but was originally built as the private chapel of the Doge’s; the rulers of Venice. It was eventually nicknamed the Chiesa D’Oro (the gold church) due to its ornate gold mosaics. The outer and inner gilding’s are representative of the richness of Venice when it ruled the Spice Route and was one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Subsequent additions continued the embellishment until the 1800’s and today it remains one of the world’s most elaborate cathedrals, both inside and out.

Chiesa del Redentore
The Chiesa del Redentore – The church of the Redeemer was built in the 16th century and was commission by the city in gratitude for its deliverance from the plague. The church features some of the greatest Venetian artists such as Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese and Francesco Bassano. The architect Palladio designed the church as a single nave with three chapels on each side. Vaulted arches are supported by intricately carved Corinthian columns which create a dramatic effect. The Chiesa del Redentore is situated in a highly prominent position on the Guidecca Canal. Palladio was inspired by the Parthenon of Athens in designing the facade and the church was built at the apex of the architect’s significant career. The Chiesa del Redentore is quite magnificent both inside and out and can hold very large groups of up to 300. A wonderful venue for couples wishing to get married in a catholic wedding in Venice.

Regarding catholic wedding in Venice
A catholic wedding in Venice can be either a religious blessing or be legally binding. Specific paperwork applies in either case and no weddings can be performed during Lent, Easter and specific religious holidays. Sacred music only.


Civil Wedding in Venice

The Palazzo Cavalli of Venice
Civil weddings in Venice are performed in the 16th Century Renaissance Palazzo Cavalli right off the Gran Canal, complete with elegant marble staircase. This may very well be Italy’s most famous wedding hall. The City of Venice purchased the private palace for the sole purpose of celebrating civil weddings. From its upper floor balcony you will enjoy stunning views of the Gran Canal and the Rialto Bridge which your wedding photographer will immortalize.The Bride can arrive in a gondola; an appropriate landing is provided. 

Regarding civil weddings in Venice:
The Venice Wedding Hall holds 60 (30 sitting and 30 standing), you are welcome to personalize the ceremony with music, vows and readings.

Civil Weddings on the Island of Murano, (Venice)

A second civil location is available for Venice, in a beautiful ancient Venetian Palace on the charming island of Murano,famous for its glass blowing artistry. Built between the 12th and 13th century it is a gorgeous example of Byzantine architecture. The island is only a short boat ride from Venice, one mile north of the city. The Murano Civil Wedding Hall enjoys similar architecture and style to that of Palazzo Cavalli. It also overlooks the Murano Gran Canal and has a panoramic balcony. We believe you will love this location just as much as that of Palazzo Cavalli and marryng on the Island of Murano guarantees privacy, elegance, and charm. The Murano wedding hall will easily accommodate larger groups of up to 80 guests.

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