Rome! Just by pronouncing this word so many romantic visions are awakened. Getting married in Rome means celebrating your love in the Eternal City, a magical place which has witnessed infinite romantic tales throughout the centuries. It means saying “I do” for an eternity, under a mesmerizing blue sky or a multi-hued sunset, majestic church bells echoing into the ever after, marble statues of angels silently watching over you. You will walk along winding alleys leading to beautiful squares whose ornate fountains splash in never-ending glee. This, and more, is the scenery awaiting you in the Eternal City, whose magnificant frame for your wedding in Rome is something beyond a dream, a dream so easy to make real.
Should you decide to marry in Rome with civil rites which give your wedding legal value, you may choose one of three halls available for civil wedding ceremonies in Rome, each of of which have specific requisites: the most requested location is the “Sala Rossa” – the Red Room at Capitoline Hill (or Campidoglio), decorated with red fabrics and red furnishings. Since ancient times, Capitoline Hill has always been considered one of Rome’s most important areas, being the heart of the city’s local government and where the origins of the city are rooted. The extraordinary Sala Rossa is located in the historical building adjacent to the huge equestrian statue of Marco Aurelio, centerpiece of this exceptional square whose decorative outdoor pavement was designed by none other than the great Michelangelo. After climbing the majestic staircase adorned on either side by statues of the Dioscuri twins, you will find yourself in the square of Campidoglio –intentionally constructed at an elevated position– and from there you will be able to admire the buzzing city below. On the opposite side of the square you will be taken aback by the breathtaking view of the Roman Forum, with ancient ruins scattered everywhere, its fabulously intricate arcs and the remains of the Roman Empire at your feet. Obviously this unequaled location attracts many visitors, and its magically romantic atmosphere makes for incomparable picture-taking of your wedding in Rome. Civil ceremonies in the Red Room are celebrated only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
As an alternative to the Red Room, should you prefer to get married during the week, two exceptional locations are available for the celebration of civil weddings in Rome. One of these is “Vignola Mattei”, a former church located next to the stunning Baths of Caracalla, in a quiet green alley, a silent oasis right in the city centre, within walking distance from the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. Dating back to the 6th century and constructed with ancient stones, this former church is decorated with frescos and antique Roman columns, and is guaranteed to carry you back in time, immersing you in a truly romantic context of ancient Rome. It is a very spacious location, ideal for large weddings with many guests. In the “Vignola Mattei” it is possible to celebrate civil ceremonies in Rome from Wednesday to Sunday, from 9am to 13pm, and from 4pm to 6pm.
The second venue is a former chapel, located in Villa Lais Park, just outside the city centre. It is a very cozy space, able to accommodate the bride and the groom and an intimate handful of guests. The chapel is decorated with beautiful antique frescos and has retained the elegant character of the private chapel of the Lais Family. Next to the chapel there is a lovely park, perfect for the photographic service of your wedding in Rome. Your civil ceremony in Villa Lais may be celebrated on Monday, Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 6.30 pm; as well as on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12.30am.
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