Non-Catholic Church weddings in italy - The Maratea & Cilento bishops and parish priest have given us permission to use a couple of their churches for non-catholic and Protestant weddings - see details below.
Protestant ceremonies can be either a “Protestant blessing” without civil validity or a civilly binding Protestant destination wedding which includes the civil paperwork to make the ceremony legal. These ceremonies can be conduct outdoors in any of our venues, or in a few Catholic churches/chapels that allow non-catholic ceremonies. These are limited to the area of Maratea & Sapri.The most stunning being on top of mountain overlooking the sea - Church of Our Lady of The Olives & Snow (Eremo Madonna degli Ulive o delle Neve) .
Below are the options:
- The Italian Ordained Minister (speaks English) is approved by Italian law to perform weddings with civil effects, thereby eliminating the need to have a civil ceremony at the town hall prior.
- If you wish to get married legally in Italy and prefer to use the Church of England Minster, you must go to the town hall prior to the religious blessing to get married civilly. The town hall process can be done in the morning or a day or two prior to the religious ceremony. Note: the marriage certificate will be the day of the town hall ceremony.
- Or, if you are already married from your home country, you can have a Blessing only. The Minister will require to see your marriage certificate prior to the Blessing in Italy.
Churches/Chapels for Non Catholic-Ceremonies
- The Church of Our Lady of the Snow & Olive Trees - on top of a mountain overlooking the sea, one of italy's most beautiful and dramtic coasts, and the nountains of two national parks.
- The Santa Croce di Sapri - on the sea
- The Chapel at Castellopraja (very small) - Castle overlooks the Sea
- The Chapel at Torraca Castle (very small)
Nearby Accommodation & Reception Venues