Destination Spotlight: Florence, Italy


More than just your average destination wedding! Florence, Italy is rich with culture, architecture and delectable eats. You really can’t go wrong celebrating your wedding here. It is the perfect combination of romance and history, home to many legendary masterpieces of the Renaissance era. To get married in Florence, Italy, here are some things to know...

Legal Requirements

Each country has its own legal requirements pertaining destination marriages. For Canadians wanting to get married in Italy here are the requirements;

  • A valid Passport

  • A Birth Certificate

  • Record of Divorce or Death Certificate (if you have been married prior)

  • A certificate of Non Impediment to Marriage (obtained from your embassy in Italy)

To avoid some of the legal complexities that come with getting married abroad, some people make it official in their home country and stage a ceremony with a reception following in the destination location.

For more details take a look at this government of Canada website: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/italy-italie/consular_services_consulaires/marriage-mariage.aspx?view=d&lang=eng

Best Time to Go

Ideally the best times to travel to Italy is when the weather is warm enough to enjoy the outdoors and gorgeous scenery. So you’re looking from anywhere in between April to September. Florence, Italy is a very popular tourist destination, and tourism tends to be the most heavy during the summer months. It reaches its peak from June through to July. We would recommend going in April or early May to avoid a bit of the hustle and bustle. Plus the weather during this time isn’t too hot!

Suggested Places to Stay

Based on some of my research, these seems to be some of the top places to stay for your visit. Perhaps arranging a wedding block at one of these hotels would be beneficial for your guests.

  1. Portrait Firenze

  2. Hotel David

  3. Villa Cora