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Non-Catholic & Protestant Church Weddings in Italy

The local priest in Italy has given us permission to use a couple of his churches for non-catholic and Protestant weddings  -  see photos below.

We offer non-Catholic church weddings in a few locations, the most stunning being on top of mountain overlooking the sea  -  Church of Our Lady of The Olives & Snow  (Eremo Madonna degli Ulive o delle Neve)   -

Our Protestant weddings in Italy are conducted either by a local Italian Protestant minister or by an English church of England minister.  Both will conduct weddings outdoors in any of our venues,  or in a few Catholic church that allow non-catholic ceremonies.  Currently these few churches are limited to the area of Maratea & Sapri.

The service by the Church of England is conducted in English.   Catholics who wish a non-Catholic religious ceremony should choose the Church of England minister.  

The Italian protestant minister requires you to identify your religion (s) and local  church  (name and address).   The service is in Italian, with translation.   

IMPORTANT:

  • Protestant weddings in Italy and all Christian and non-Christian religious weddings in Italy  require civil marriage approval.

  • No Residency Requirements - Unlike most of Italy, indeed Europe,  there are no residency nor minimum stay requirements for the region of the Coast of Maratea and the Cilento.

  • Non-Catholic Christians (e.g., Protestants) and Non-Christians (e.g., Jewish) can have outdoor  or church weddings,  in this region of Italy, 

 

Churches for Non Catholic-Ceremonies

Currently, these are the churches/chapels  we can use for non-catholic ceremonies:

  • Church of Our Lady of The Olives & Snow  (Eremo Madonna degli Ulive o delle Neve)   -  in a field perched high on a dramatic mountain top overlooking the sea and the red roofs on the ancient and fairly tale  town of Maratea.  The views are quite astonishing.    The church is simple.   See the first three  photos below.

  • Santa Croce on the promenade of Sapri - near to Hotel Pisacane and Lido Lazzarella - 3rd and 4th photo.

  • Chapel at Castello Praja  -  - see 5th and 6th photo.

 

outside the church of the olives and snow

historic frescos on wall

arial view of olive and snow

Inside of Sapri's Santa Croce Church

Outside of Santa Croce

Inside Castle Chapel

 

OUR FAVOURITE CHURCH WEDDING

The Basilica di San Biagio and the Church of our Lady of the Snow & Olives  -  these two churches  are near one another perched on top of a mountain next to Maratea's statue of the Cristo overlooking the sea, the stunning serpentine coast of Maratea (one of the most dramatic in Europe), and two National Parks.  In the photo below you can the Pollino National Park with 9000 feet plus peaks and some of Italy's last wolf packs.   Off to the left is the Cilento National Park and it's beautiful coast mountains and some of the finest beaches in Italy.

The Churches

The Basilica di San Biagio -  Catholic Weddings Only

 

 

Just Married Couple Walking from San Biagio to the Cristo High Above The Mediterranean Sea

 

 

The Cristo  (top right of photo)  and The Coast of Maratea from the Sea

San Biago is directly behind the Cristo.  The church of Our Lady of the Snow & Olives is on the Cliffs to the left of the Cristo. 

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The Church of Our Lady Of the Snow & Olives - Catholic & Non-Catholic Religious Weddings

With its Ancient Frescoes

 

 

 

With Views to Die For - The Coast of Maratea &  The Cilento National Park

 

 

Nearby Accommodation & Reception Venues

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San Diego

A 3 Star Hotel in a 5 Star Setting

The sea and mountain views from San Diego are second to none anywhere.  It is situated at the edge of the dream-like seaside village of Acquafredda with many flower gardens  - a unique mixture of Italian hill-town and English country village.  It is just outside the seaside market town of Sapri.

Although the rooms are quite basic. It is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions  - a fact coupled with its excellent pricing is reflected by it hosting the most weddings for the locals - it's hard to beat local knowledge.

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Hotel Meraviglie

8 very private and idyllic seaside acres

Hotel Villa delle Meraviglie sits one one of the most beautiful properties anywhere in Italy.

It has a wonderful set of patios spread over the 8 acres offering excellent privacy for any size of wedding.   From its shoreline the views are quite spectacular along the length of the Coast of Maratea.

 

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Villa Cheta

The Perfect Intimate Italian Venue

Villa Cheta sits in an idyllic sea cove at the edge of the picture perfect Golfo di Policastro.  Its Italian gardens are replete hundreds of flowers an plants including magnificent displays of wisteria and bougainvillea.

Its patios are perfect for an Italian seaside wedding.

The hotel's restaurant is well known for it high standards of food & wine.

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Hotel Pisacane

On The Sea  & In The Town

The Hotel Pisacane, a four star rated hotel, is a new hotel  which sits on Sapri's Luongomare  (palm tree lined promenade or boardwalk)  a short distance from mainline rail station .

Makes for ideal accommodation for weddings at Lido Lazzarella - it is right next door.

 

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The Santavenere

The Perfect Luxury Wedding in Italy

Frank Sinatra's Italian Hideaway

A 5 star luxury hotel sitting on the perfect 11 acre seaside acres surrounded by the sea, the Maratea mountains and the historic towns of Maratea and The Porto di Maratea.

Ceremony spots include one of Italy's most beautiful coves,  a ceramic patio high above the sea, and a serene lawn setting on top of a sea cliff.

The Santavenere sits above the ancient fishing village of Porto di Maratea, now chic but unspoiled. Above the hotel is the hill-town of Maratea famous for its 44 churches.

 

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Castello Praja

Highlights

  • An Authentic  Medieval Castle High Above The Sea

  • For An Authentic Castle Weddings in Italy

  • Castello Praja sits on a rock overlooking the Mediterranean sea

La Loggia

Agriturismo with Working Farm

A New Trend in Inexpensive Weddings in Italy

La Loggia is on the border with Basilicata and Calabria situated in the hills 500 meters above sea level. It has the most amazing panoramic view of the sea, an ancient hill-town and the high Calabrian coastal mountains.

Hotel Villa del Mare

Beach & Spa

Some of the most spectacular and idyllic  ceremony and reception spots in Italy.

One of Italy's best equipped full service spa and luxury hotels, the Villa del Mare sits in a beautiful cove surrounded by soaring cliffs, blue seas, and  the idyllic village of Acquafredda, in the middle of the stunning coast of Maratea.    The spa and hotel offers numerous beautiful venues for receptions and ceremonies.    Just down the road in the village is the Church of the  Immaculata, perfect for Catholic weddings.  On the mountain overlooking the hotel is a mountain top church ideal for non-Catholic religious weddings.

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Hotel Gabbiano

A Dramatic Cliff & Beach Italian Wedding Setting

Hotel Gabbiano  sits directly on the sea with beaches to either side of it.  It is in the village of Acquafredda.

Its beaches are dramatic, with soaring cliffs and towering mountains popping directly from the hotels beaches. 

 

 

 

 

Weddings In Italy -  Informational Links

 

TRAVEL LINKS

 

CONSULAR LINKS

For Country Specific Information for Italian Weddings

OTHER LINKS

 

Italian Trains

British Embassy in Rome (email)

(no phone number provided)

Association Wedding Photo Journalist

Ryan Air,

American Consulate in Naples

(39) 081.583.8111

Association for Wedding Professionals

EasyJet

Irish Foreign Office

 

Aerlingus

Canadian Embassy in Rome

(39) 06 85 444 2911

 

BA

Australian Embassy in Rome

(39)  06 852 721

 

BMI

New Zealand Embassy in Rome

(39) 02 721 70

 

Eurofly (NYC-JFK)

South African Embassy in Rome

(39) 06 85 2541

 

Air One (London City)

   

 

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