There are numerous couples who choose Tivoli for their wedding or civil union and who, until today, have been able to perform only the photo shoot in the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site of Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa.
Before today, the couples who chose the civil wedding in Tivoli had to go to the City Hall to celebrate the wedding, but thanks to an agreement signed in January 2019 between Tivoli municipal authority and Va.Ve. institute which deals with the management of the villas, the civil weddings ceremonies can now be held at the UNESCO world heritage sites of Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa, as well as the Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore.
Celebrating a marriage or a civil union in historic and fascinating places of such high value is an added value both for the solemnity of the ceremony and for the sites that become an exciting setting for the spouses.
Who in his life wouldn't want a dream wedding in Italy set in an architectural context of extraordinary beauty? From today your dream will become true!
Tivoli is a spa town a short distance from Rome, easily reachable by car in about half an hour, immersed in an environment completely different from the chaos of the capital and surrounded by nature, although rich in art and culture.
Weddings at Villa d’Este
Villa d'Este, masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance of the sixteenth century with its caves, dozens of fountains, terraced gardens and water features, is a precious setting for a fairytale wedding.
You can pronounce your "Yes" in two exclusive locations of the Villa, the first one is La Gran Loggia, it is outdoors and borders the large avenue to the left of the villa and boasts a splendid view over the Tibur countryside, extraordinary landscape.
The second location is La Cappella del Cardinale (the cardinal's chapel), located inside the villa so ideal for the colder seasons, with walls and ceilings full of frescoes of extraordinary beauty.
Weddings at Hadrian’s Villa
Hadrian’s Villa is a grand complex distributed on a tufaceous floor of about 120 hectares of which 40 can be visited, built in the 2nd century. A.D. at the behest of the emperor Hadrian from whom it took its name and made it its imperial residence.
Celebrating your wedding in such an important villa, rich in historical and architectural beauties, thermal waters, nymphaeums, pavilions and gardens, is an emotion that the spouses will bring to their memories forever.
Civil weddings and civil unions can be celebrated in the complex of the Pecile, a vast quadrangular portico 235 meters long and 110 meters wide, located west of the Maritime Theater and the Hall of Philosophers, with the garden and a large swimming pool in the center.
The Pecile is surrounded by a colonnade with copies of famous Greek statues facing the pool and not towards visitors, thus creating an enchanting reflection on the surface of the water: perfect setting for unique shots during the celebration.
Being an outdoor location, it is recommended for weddings in the milder seasons and in any case on sunny days without rain.
Weddings at Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore
The Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore is a monumental complex open to the public only since 2015 after years of restoration, coinciding with the inauguration of Expo 2015, with the aim of making this site a cultural destination of Tivoli.
It was built in the 2nd century B.C. overhanging the Aniene river, on an area originally of 3,000 square meters with the aim of surprisingly scenographically all those who came to Tivoli from Rome.
One of the most important examples of Roman architecture, the sanctuary was divided into three environments: a temple, a theater and a huge square that served as a sacred area, and inside there was the statue of Hercules, god revered by the Salii, a very ancient Roman college of priests.
Civil marriages can now be celebrated within the monumental complex in two places: the Triportico and the Sala Grande.
Saying "Yes" immersed in a historical context so full of charm and undisputed beauty is equivalent to living a fairytale day for both spouses and their guests.
Times and Prices
If you dream of getting married at Hadrian's Villa, Villa d'Este or at the Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore in Tivoli, before choosing your wedding date, it is good to know that civil marriages and civil unions maybe held only 2 days a week, on Thursdays and Fridays, provided they are not public holidays, between 10.00am and 6.00pm, ending time of the ceremony.
The wedding date must be booked in advance to ensure availability, but don't worry, our agency My Wedding in Rome will take care of this, in agreement with the spouses.
For non-residents couples and foreigners, getting married at Villa Adriana or Villa d'Este will cost € 4,000, while at Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore will cost € 3,000.
The rate includes tables and chairs, a floral gift, 30 free entries to your guests for visiting the sites and the possibility to take a photoshoot and video service inside the same site.
By choosing the wedding celebration in these locations, the spouses will help to protect the monuments and will be informed of how and for what intervention their contribution has been used.
In addition to these costs, you must add € 250 to be paid to Tivoli municipal authority for the celebration of the civil ceremony outside the town hall.
Our wedding planner agency has been organizing weddings in Rome and Tivoli for many years, we have a deep knowledge of described locations, so we will help you in any choice by providing all the info you need, even for what concerns the photo shoot, the restaurant for the wedding banquet, the wedding car and all the attached services.
To get a personalized quote for the organization of your wedding in Tivoli, please send us an email via the contact form.