Getting Married on the Amalfi Coast
Organizing your destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings in Italy, both because of its breathtaking scenery and because of the vast number of unforgettable venues perfect for a flawless ceremony and reception, including hotels and villas overlooking the dramatic coastline and deep blue waters of the Mediterranean.
Here are some practical tips to help you organize your wedding on the Amalfi Coast. With enough advance planning, you can take care of all the arrangements yourself, though we suggest hiring a wedding planner locally, especially if you live far from Italy. A professional wedding planner can help you with paperwork, organize transfers, and handle all the complicated logistics of planning an event on the coast, and even suggest photographers, musicians, florists, and other trusted local vendors.
A tip: try to begin your wedding planning at least a year in advance, as many of the most beautiful venues on the coast book up fast. In some cases, including the Duomo in Amalfi, you have to reserve at least two years in advance!
Church Weddings on the Amalfi Coast
All the churches on the Amalfi Coast are Catholic; you can hold a Protestant wedding in private venues. As opposed to Capri and Sorrento, the diocese of Amalfi will allow weddings in local churches even when the couple is not a resident of the Amalfi Coast.
Weddings in Positano are usually celebrated in the Chiesa dell’Assunta, located right above the Spiaggia Grande. In Amalfi , couples can exchange their vows in the majestical Duomo di Sant’Andra. Many couples choose to hold their wedding in the intimate church of San Pancrazio in Conca dei Marini. In Praiano, the church of San Gennaro is a beautiful backdrop, with a church portico overlooking the sea. All these venues, especially the Duomo in Amalfi, are booked far in advance so try to reserve your date at least a year ahead of time.
Documents Required for a Catholic Wedding on the Amalfi Coast
- Pre-Cana certificate
- Baptism and Confirmation certificates
- Pre-Nuptial Inquiry or Pre-Nuptial Investigation
- Sworn Statement for American, Australian, and Canadian citizens
- No Impediment for EU citizens
- Photocopy of your passport
Civil Weddings on the Amalfi Coast
Civil ceremonies in Positano are held on the terrace of the City Hall overlooking the sea. In Amalfi, they are held inside a former Benedictine Convent dating from the 12th century. Couples getting married in Ravello can choose between Palazzo Tolla (the City Hall) and the Giardini della Principessa di Piemonte gardens.
Documents Required for a Civil Wedding on the Amalfi Coast
- Wedding license from your city of residence
- Birth certificate with an apostille stamp
- Divorce certificate, if applicable
- Photocopy of your passaport
- Photocopy of the passports of your two witnesses
- Photocopy of ID or passport of your interpreter
Are you leaving Naples for your honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast? Book a luxury private transfer to Sorrento or Positano (and back), enjoy the flowers and a bottle of sparkling wine aboard and reach your destination in complete relax! Included in the price also a 6 hours tour on the Amalfi Coast!
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Recommended experiences and tours
Transport and Rental
Travel to Capri from Naples (or vice versa) in just 40 minutes on board a high-speed luxury speedboat for a fast and comfortable arrival in style! This all-inclusive service begins with a pick-up by private car at your hotel on Capri or airport/station in Naples.
Transport and Rental
Choose the fastest and most stylish and comfortable transfer from Capri to Positano (or vice versa): a luxury speedboat for you and your group to reach your destination in record time and absolute safety! Make even a transfer an unforgettable moment during your holiday!
Transport and Rental
From Amalfi, the capital of the Amalfi Coast, to the island of Capri (or vice versa) by sea with Capri Boat Service: choose our fast, safe, and comfortable speedboats for your transfer and enjoy every moment of your holiday, saving time and enjoying the ride!
Want to reach your hotel on the Amalfi Coast with a comfortable private transfer? Travel to Praiano, Amalfi, or Ravello from Naples (or vice versa) with a luxury sedan driven by a bilingual Italian/English professional who can share with you this coastline's history during the ride.
Book your transfer to or from Rome - Positano and enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast stress-free with a comfortable and relaxing ride in a luxury car with wifi, friendly service, and a bilingual driver.
Duration of the transfer: about 3 hours