Civil ceremonies are non-religious legal marriage ceremonies performed by an Italian official or functionary in the presence of each party of the marriage and two adult witnesses.
Civil ceremonies consist of a blend of the Italian civil code with more traditional marriage vows and must take place in townhalls, villas, castles, and outdoor locations registered or licensed by the Italian government.
Civil ceremonies are performed in Italian with an official Interpreter. These ceremonies can be personalized with elements that express the couple’s tastes and desires through music, readings and poetry.
Depending on style and formality, civil ceremonies usually last for about twenty minutes. In addition, Italy has recognised same-sex civil unions since 5 June 2016, thus making it possible to perform a same-sex civil ceremony in our beautiful Country.