the Eternal City, is the perfect setting for a wedding in Italy.
We discussed this idea with Weddings
in Italy by Regency the agency that has been organizing
weddings Italy for foreign citizens since 1987 and that also
has resident wedding
planners in Rome as well, who know their city very well
and can provide suggestions, advice and an infinite selection
of dream wedding locations.
a city like Rome, unique the world over, should let themselves be
overcome by the combination of antique modern Renaissance Baroque
Medieval sophisticated and mundane… and then chose the tour, sensations
and flavors that is most suited to the individual.
should also be the approach adopted when choosing the location for
a wedding in Rome. A wedding in Rome can be the most romantic experience
of a lifetime! There are magnificent hotels with scenic terraces
overlooking squares and famous monuments, baroque villas and palaces,
churches whose history is rooted deep in the past and are so overflowing
with spirituality that they touch the soul. I assure you that I
have often seen people emotionally moved by such works of art. In
the hills in the immediate outskirts of the city, noble villas and
palaces of incomparable beauty with breathtaking views of the city
are facilities in which one can organize receptions that will remain
forever impressed in your memory and in that of your guests. But
historical and artistic sites may also be the ideal location for
a wedding, such as the Baths of Caracalla, an unusual and exciting
place to celebrate a civil wedding.
But Rome is
also the cradle of Christianity, home of the Vatican City, a site
that awakens a profound joy in Catholic couples. For a Catholic,
celebrating an event as fundamental as a wedding within St. Peter's
Basilica has a profoundly spiritual meaning. Regency can help you
with the organization and coordination of your Catholic
wedding in St. Peter's Basilica, providing you with all the
information required and supervising every stage of the wedding
and of the ceremony.
St. Peter's Basilica, Catholic rite wedding ceremonies may be celebrated.
The wedding is celebrated in the Cappella
del Coro (Choir Chapel), a lateral chapel that may be accessed
from the left-hand nave entering the Basilica through the main door
and following the side nave approximately halfway through the Basilica.
In order to be able to celebrate your wedding in Rome in the sumptuous
St. Peter's Basilica, precise rules and regulations must be followed.
For example, the days during which wedding celebrations are permitted
are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. It is
also useful to know that the chapel seats 100 and another 100 may
stand, for a total of 200 guests.
wish to marry in the Cappella del Coro in St. Peter's must have
their parish priest send a letter in which the priest consents to
the couple's marrying in St. Peter's and explicitly requests that
they may be married there; the letter must also indicate the wedding
date and time. Naturally, date and time must be previously agreed
upon with the St. Peter's parish.
are also specific regulations to be followed for the decorations.
The music and the flowers (with the exception of the bridal bouquet
and lapel flowers, which may be provided by Regency) must be supplied
by the St. Peter's parish. Generally, external musicians and florists
are not accepted. On the other hand, the photographic service may
be assigned to the photographer of one's choice - who must however
be authorized by the St. Peter's parish.
Italy can provide a list of skilled professional photographers in
Rome - but the request for the authorization to take photographs
inside the chapel must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the
date of the wedding; without the request for authorization, the
photographer will not be allowed access to the Basilica. As far
as the musical accompaniment is concerned, only church music is
permitted and the instruments allowed are the organ and a tenor
The cost of
celebrating a wedding in St. Peter's must be paid by means of money
order approximately one month prior to the ceremony.
We also suggest
another possibility to celebrate a wedding
in Rome inside the Vatican City: a catholic
wedding in the Church of S. Anna Palafrenieri, located to the
right of St. Peter's Square, the church of the Palafrenieri Confraternity.
church (photo on left) was completed in 1583. The overall architectural
design is the work of Vignola, who made of this church his chef
d'oeuvre in terms of architectural constructions with an elliptical
design. The two bell towers were added at the beginning of the Eighteenth
Century. The church's beautiful interior, with a harmoniously elliptical
floor plan, is decorated with eighteenth century stuccowork.
may be celebrated any day of the week with the exclusion of Sundays.
Let the Regency
wedding planners make sure that the entire organization of your
wedding in Rome runs smooth as silk and stress-free. Allow us to
take care of all the details for your wedding: documents, flowers,
musicians, photographers, reception - all with professionalism and
at the Altar of the Immaculate Conception in the Choir Chapel
at St Peter's Basilica.
Beneath the altar are the remains of St. John Chrysostom and
relics of St. Francis and St. Anthony.