Italy is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world to get married, from vibrant cities to breathtaking vineyards and historic monuments, the possibilities when it comes to dream weddings here are endless.

If the countries extraordinary wedding villas, mouthwatering cuisine, regional wines and summertime climate don’t have you running for your passport to say ‘I Do’ then maybe a €2,000 incentive will?…

Get paid to marry abroad – from Lazio with Love!

You read that right, you could in fact get paid €2,000 to experience your destination wedding in the Italian region of Lazio. Featuring the capital city- Rome, the region which borders Tuscany makes the ideal wedding setting with its picturesque Italian countryside and sandy beach coastline.

“Nel Lazio con amore”

The Italian government scheme which translates to ‘From Lazio with Love’ aims to kick start the wedding industry in the region, supporting providers and suppliers affected by the recent pandemic.

The good news is both residents and foreigners alike can claim back €2,000 from up to five expense documents related to their wedding, specifically related to the Lazio region.

Providing your wedding or civil ceremony is due to take place this year, up until 31st December 2022 you can submit your application to receive a piece of the national fund (applications are now open!). You may need to act fast though as the scheme has been caped at ten million euros.

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Getting married in Italy

Can UK couples legally marry in Italy?

Yes. UK citizens can have a civil ceremony as long as the right documentation is provided.

Religious, Roman Catholic ceremonies between UK couples can also legally take place in Italy, once again provided the right procedures take place with documentation.

Read our guide to getting married in Italy here.

The best time of year to get married in Lazio

The wedding season in Italy starts in April until early October, with the hottest months being July and August. During the heat of the summer you may need to consider shaded areas for alfresco wedding celebrations.

With such an array of exciting wedding venues located in the Lazio region, luxe weddings can be made extraordinary both in the height of the summer right through into the winter months.

Regional holiday dates you may want to try and avoid include;

  • Liberation Day- 25th April
  • Labour Day- 1st May
  • Republic Day- 2nd June
  • Ferragosto- week of 15th August.

Incredible Lazio Wedding Venues

From country style villas to prestigious estates and palatial residence’s, Lazio is well equipped with superior wedding spaces, here’s our shortlist of impressive wedding venues from the region…

An elegant estate overlooking the ancient city of Rome, Villa Aurelia was made to seduce the senses and warm the soul. It’s hard not to get swept away with the romance of Rome in these achingly beautiful grounds overlooking the city twinkling below.

The property itself dates back to the 17th century, and manages to pay homage to this bygone era, while also bringing it into modern times. This all combines to create a simply magical setting for a dreamy wedding day.

Real Wedding | A Luxurious Winter Wedding at Villa Aurelia

The enchanting Italian villa of Tenuta di Ripolo offers a country retreat like no other, set in a natural beauty haven amongst rolling hills and woodland the historic residence makes the perfect venue to wed.

Immerse yourself in the established grounds and celebrate on the pool terrace of the Lazio country wedding villa. From spacious banqueting halls to sunset patios the impressive estate can accommodate up to 1,500 guests!

Real Wedding | Valentina & Paulo’s Wedding at Tenuta di Ripolo

If you’re after a more intimate/micro wedding vibe, this is the Lazio wedding venue for you. Featuring a rich 1920’s opulent interior, Villa Clara is a palatial residence in the heart of the Eternal City, perfect for celebrations of up to 40 or stylish city elopements.

Rome’s hidden jewel, Villa Clara includes; 4 individually designed luxurious suites, traditional wellness area, indoor swimming pool reminiscent of the Roman baths and luxurious roof top jacuzzi ideal for watching the Roman sunset after saying ‘I Do’.

Say ‘I Do’ in Lazio

Lazio is without a doubt one of the most stunning regions in Italy and with a helpful cash incentive from Italian officials to say your nuptials, there’s no better time to host your dream Italian wedding!

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