Your Ceremony

Sophisticated Weddings offer civil (legally binding) and symbolic ceremonies. All weddings with legal validity must take place on a local authority property (i.e. a town hall) or a venue which has obtained a legal license to hold a wedding ceremony.

There are a number of locations for your civil ceremony across the various towns, many offering outdoor ceremonies with fabulous views. The ceremony itself is conducted in Italian and by law there must be an individual to act as a translator if the bride and groom do not speak Italian. The ceremony itself is recognised under British and EU law so there is no need for a separate ceremony in the UK. The ceremony lasts around 30 minutes.

Please ask us for further information on Legal Requirements for marrying in Italy.

Symbolic Ceremonies

Symbolic ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular every year in Italy. They carry no legal validity and therefore they can be arranged anywhere in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast: a charming villa on top of the sea, a hotel with sea view terrace and even on a private boat! The symbolic ceremony is a good alternative to a civil ceremony, if you want to experience a wedding ceremony/blessing avoiding any paperwork or if have already had a legally binding ceremony at home. Contact us for further information.