Tie the knot in Florence { Civil wedding ceremony }

Imagine standing on your wedding day  in the middle of the Sala di Lorenzo il Magnifico in Palazzo Vecchio, one of the most well-known civic buildings throughout Italy , surrounded with frescoes by Giorgio Vasari (1511 – 1574) together with your family and friends, who will most likely remember this destination  wedding ceremony in Florence  for the rest of their lives.

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Civil wedding ceremony in Florence 

 The Town Hall of Florence – Palazzo Vecchio

Florence Palazzo Vecchio

The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence. Dating back to 1300’s, it is one of the most well-known civic buildings throughout Italy.
This massive, Romanesque, crenelated fortress-palace is among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany. Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo’s David statue as well as the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi, it is one of the most significant public places in Italy.

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Palazzo Vecchio Sala di Lorenzo

Sala di Lorenzo Florence weddings

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Town hall fee for  non residents is  Euro 2.000

Palazzo Vecchio Sala Rossa

Sala Rossa

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Town hall fee  for  non residents is  Euro 1.500

Palazzo Vecchio Salone dei Cinquecento

Salone dei 500 Palazzo Vecchio Firenze

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Get married in the Salone dei Cinquecento, that  has been created  at the end of  the XVth  century to host the Council of  Five Hundred.

Town hall fee for  non residents is  Euro 5.000

Villa Vogel  Sala del Consiglio

Villa Vogel weddings in Florence

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It was once a tower house built by Capponi family in the thirteenth century. During the Renaissance period it was transformed into the villa.The villa belonged to the Capponis until 1776, then to the Franceschi family, and in 1923 to Vogel. Villa Vogel was donated to the city of Florence by the Swiss Vogel family in 80’s, and has been completely restored. Currently it houses the offices of IVth Quaetiere. You will love Villa Vogel’s public garden, it is truly beautiful.

Town hall fee for  non residents is  Euro 2.000

Giardino delle Rose – Florence Rose Garden

Florence rose garden weddings

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Giardino delle Rose was built in 1865 by the architect Giuseppe Poggi on behalf of the City of  Florence in anticipation of moving the capital of Italy from Turin. It spreads over one hectare of terraced land which offers a panoramic view of the city of Florence. There are over 1000 different species of roses, 350 of which belong to very ancient species.
From 30 September 2011, the Garden is home to ten sculptures in bronze and two plaster casts of Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon, thanks to the donation made by the artist’s widow to the City of Florence and the commitment of Marilena Pasquali, the president of the research center Giorgio Morandi.  The Rose Garden is only suitable for weddings in the summer.

Town hall fee for non residents is Euro 3.000

Museo Bardini Sala della Carità

Museo Bardini wedding in the heart of Florence

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Get married in the Bardini  Museum, once home of the most authoritative Italian Antiquarian!

One never stops to discover the treasures of the city of Florence. For instance Museo Bardini is one of them . The Palazzo, ex convent, was bought and renovated by Bardini himself in 1881 into a charming neo-Renaissance structure and became the showroom for antiques. The museum is named after its creator, Stefano Bardini (1854-1922), who, after years of intense business activity, decided to transform his collection into a museum and donate it to the Municipality of Florence.
Town hall fee for non residents is: Euro 2.000

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Civil marriage ceremonies in Florence will be scheduled Tuesday through Sunday. Please, note I will be updating the info, regarding civil ceremonies timetables for 2017 in Feb. If you are a first-time visitor, be sure to sign up  for my newsletter -exciting and practical updates  to help you create the wedding you want in Italy —without going crazy in the process. Natalia xx