The capital of Italy, Rome is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, unique for the thousands of years of history contained within its ancient walls. An enchanting blend of tradition and contemporary style, there are few places more picturesque to say “I do”. Snap your wedding photos in front of the majestic Colosseum, built in 80 CE and one of the great Wonders of the World. Or pose by the elegant Spanish Steps, moments from Hotel de la Ville. For a more verdant backdrop, there’s the stunning landscaped gardens of the 17th-century Villa Borghese, and the ancient ruin-studded Terme di Caracalla. Alternatively, you could always head up to the top of the Palatine Hill to capture memories of your magical day surrounded by wildflowers and looking out over one of the best views in the city.
There’s a wealth of official venues to choose from, both civil and religious, for the ceremony itself, as well as a host of private locations. Keep in mind that the waiting list for churches can be fairly long, so it’s worth planning ahead to secure the date, and you’ll need a dress with sleeves for a Catholic ceremony. Right in the heart of Rome, close to the Forum and the Colosseum, there’s the centuries-old Santa Francesca Romana church and a little further south, near the Terme di Caracalla, is the 4th-century Basilica dei Santi Nereo e Achilleo. The beautiful Complesso Vignola Mattei, one of Rome’s four civil marriage halls, is also close by. A former religious site dating back to the 12th century, perhaps earlier if the legends are true, the Vignola Mattei complex is an intimate, rustic space surrounded by trees.
While there’s no doubt as to the romance and splendour of Rome, the key to planning the perfect wedding in the city is having expert help. Our dedicated team at Hotel de la Ville is here to assist you every step of the way, from choosing flowers and conversing with venues, to crafting a bespoke menu with our chef and making sure the day itself goes off without a hitch.
After the ceremony, return to the stunning surrounds of Hotel de la Ville to celebrate. Whether your dream is an enchanting gala in our inner courtyard, a stylish, intimate gathering for up to 50 people on our rooftop terrace, or cocktails and panoramic Roman views at our incredible location at the top of the 18th century Spanish Steps, your perfect day is just a phone call away.
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