The Cinque Terre: the perfect place for Romance
The five villages of the Cinque Terre, small hamlets that are cut off by mountains and choked with olive groves and dry-stone-walled vineyards. Where farmers have eked out a living over the centuries. The Cinque Terre National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, a stunning and magical land which locals struggle to keep as natural and charming as it was in the past.
Romance is one of the Keyword that made these villages beloved by painters and poets since ancient times and travellers from any corner of the globe came here to visit them and find food for their love and their souls.
The villages are all romantic with ethereal mornings and vivid sunsets: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, five pearls on the coastline of the Italian Riviera.
Which Kind of Wedding Ceremony to choose
In the Cinque Terre you can celebrate Civil, Catholic or Symbolic Weddings, but our tips is this: celebrate your civil wedding at home…for many reason this will make you more relaxed in having your fantastic romance completed in Italy. You will save money, energies and time. And you’ll always have the guarantee that all your papers are in order and at your reach for the rest of your life.
Civil weddings can be celebrated only at a town hall (eventually in appointed places but never on beaches or restaurants or other locations) and are accepted against presentation of legal papers. Huge amounts of papers, with notary and consular fees, have to be produced and you will have to follow all the procedures several months before the wedding date. The local Town Hall will require the payment of a high fee (over 1000.00 euros) an to it you will have to add all the rest of wedding planning fees that vary depending on guests, location, reception and other services you may require.
Religious Catholic Weddings
Religious Catholic Weddings can take place in the beautiful, ancient Santa Margherita church by the waters. Against presentation of legal Catholic Church and civil papers both religious and civil rite can be celebrated by the Italian priest. All this can be done in cooperation with the Town Hall so the fee has to be paid to the Comune of Vernazza as well. It is extremely complicate for foreign couples since two authorities have to be put in relationship and huge amounts of papers, with notary and consular fees have to be produced and combined to religious catholic requirements. Then, the local Parish under the rules of La Spezia bishop will require the proof of Catholic marriage course at couple’s home plus baptism and other sacraments certificates.
In the years we have celebrated also mixed religious weddings, but again, more complicate procedures have to be followed and many priests often refuse to celebrate them due to the complicate organisation to combine different rites.
If civil rite is extremely stressful and complicate, the religious and civil together might appear even harder and tiring for the couple and our wedding planning fees will be much higher due to the many hours dedicated to it.
Symbolic Weddings are the formula we suggest best to our couples, They are easy, they have no peculiar costs that those related to planning, location and services, Our couples can just plunge with us into creating the most stunning and amusing party for them and their relatives and friends. No stress, just fun! Just have the official authentic civil right at your local town hall, with a few simple moves and with out risks of bad nouns translations or last minute unpleasant surprises that a paper is missing or a record is not correct!
Cinque Terre Riviera can work with you in finding the best venue for your large or small party in incredible locations with amazing views and always with Italian character!
We’ll offer you the most memorable service that will always remain in your hearts and the hearts of your guests.
We can plan with you the most exciting of the Symbolic weddings taking care of any single detail, listening to your preferences and giving you best advice.
Please send us your enquiry today filling this short form We’ll be happy to become part of your Love Dream in the Cinque Terre.