We have done weddings within 3 days of Inital contacts by the couple. In general, it takes us only a few days to get local permission from the town-halls for a destination wedding at the list of Venues below. However the overall approval time depends on the time it takes for each country to approve the wedding - see below.
Who Can Get a LEGAL Last Minute Wedding in Italy?
Couples who want a non-legal wedding - OR - Couples who already have an Atto Notorio or, in the case of US Citizens, can get expedited approval.
US Citizens - see No Hassle Approval for US Citizens - a week's notice is typically fine (we have done them with three days notice) . This approval is limited to just a few towns in Southern Italy - see Venues below that accept no-hassle approval .
UK Citizens - have to go through the full approval process (see regulations). This can be done (and has been done) in approximately one month.
Canadian Citizens - can get last minute approval from the Canadian Embassy in Rome - call them at (39) 06 85 444 2911.
Other Countries - should contact their embassies in Italy to see if they offer expedited approval.
Where Can You Get Last Minute Weddings in Italy?
There are only a few towns in Italy where you can get last minute approval. Here are the venues where we can arrange LEGAL last minute weddings:
Fully Legal Outdoors Weddings in One of Italy's Most Beautiful Spots
Lovers' Walk - Sentiero degli Innamorati - our least expensive; yet, one of our most beautiful locations for small weddings (legal, religious, and symbolic weddings in Italy) - famous for its legend of the Lovers and the Mermaid. Lovers Walk begins the incomparable Coast of Maratea.
The Hotel Pisacane, a four star rated hotel, is a new hotel which sits on Sapri's Luongomare (palm tree lined promenade or boardwalk) a short distance from mainline rail station . Hotel Pisacane is the place to stay for weddings at Lovers Walk, The Sapri Wedding Beach and the "Deserted Island - Isola dello Scialandro". Boats to these venues will pick you up right in front of the hotel and drop you back off after the ceremony.
Wonderful Sandy Beach Looking onto The Amalfi Coast (and the Isle of Capri in the distance) - surrounded by an historic palace and gardens. Have a perfect casual Italian beach wedding at astonishingly low cost. Note: see below for more details
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(less people can be accommodated, but at least 20 adult reception meals must be paid for)
The Ultimate in Beach Wedding - By Romantic Sailboat
This beach is at the bottom of a huge cliff and requires the hire of a boat to get to - we use a sailboat. The wedding beach is on the stunning coast of Maratea - 30 minute sail from the historic fishing port of Porto di Maratea. Scroll down for details.
A Romantic & Historic Inn - On The Sea, In the Town
Situated in Castellabate's historical seafront with beautiful perfect sand beaches on either side, lapped by blue ble seas, Villa Sirio offers a historic and intimate wedding venue. The inn is just 250 yards from the bustling town centre - but is extremely peaceful.
Hotel Villa Cheta, an intimate small boutique hotel situated in a stunning cove on the beautiful Mediterranean sea, is a wonderful villa that was built centuries ago by the owners family, whose famous hospitality made the villa a luxurious hideaway where noble families spent their vacations.
Given the tradition and history of the hotel it is suitable for couples who want to book out the whole hotel for a private, intimate and elegant wedding and who wish to celebrate their wedding in special romantic ambiance.