Civil unions are also possible in Italy, as provided for by law no. 76, which entered into force on the 20th of May 2016. In order to add a personal and meaningful touch to the ceremony, it is possible for a celebrant to office the celebration by proxy of the mayor, like for the civil ceremonies. In this way, the laic ceremony includes the legally recognised civil union. In this case, like for the civil ceremonies, if the municipality provides for it, the whole event can take place in a private location with the status of city hall. Each municipality establishes days and times, in which the celebration of ceremonies has to be granted, as well as its cost. For this reason, it is always necessary to ask the city hall of competece about all the necessary procedures.
If the chosen location is not the city hall, it is still possible to hold the laic ceremony at the chosen location, and to perform the civil union at the city hall. This is the procedure in force in many European countries, where it is mandatory to separate the bureaucratic part from the personal, spiritual, or religious part.
Regardless of the circumstances or the choices of the spouses, our intent is to highlight all the values shared by the couple with gestures and symbols that represent them, to help them to express their intentions and the future projects they will share.
Doing all this in the presence of friends and relatives, who will witness the couple’s mutual promises, adds value to this moment, and gives the opportunity to receive all the support and blessing that a great love deserves. It will be a joy for us to guide and assist you on this fabulous journey.