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Elope in Venice – Palazzo Cavalli

Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world and can be also a perfect setting for your elopement in Italy. Have your intimate ceremony in Venice at Palazzo Cavalli to make the best of it!

Venice is a unique, magical place 365 days a year. With its 150 canals, 400 bridges and magnificent 16th- and 17th-century palaces and piazzas, it is no surprise that Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The magical city of Venice with made of stone and water rises unexpectedly to the visitors from the waters of the lagoon.


Airport: The local airport of  Venice is located 9km from the centre of Venice on the mainland. The airport has connections to the main European cities. The best way to get around Venice is by the local ferries.

Best time for your elopement in Venice: You can have your ceremony all year round but our suggestion to avoid the very hot weeks of the summer so March, April, May, September and October are our suggested months, however if you wish to enjoy the Venice Carnival you should go in February.

Ceremony venues: The most popular site  for your legally binding ceremony is Palazzo Cavalli. The town hall of Venice offers couples from all over the world the chance to say “Yes, I do”, immersing themselves in the romantic atmosphere that only the lagoon city can offer. Inside Palazzo Cavalli,  some of the rooms are entirely dedicated to civil weddings, offering a breathtaking view of the Grand Canal with a special view to the Rialto Bridge. For the ceremony, you can choose any day of the week in your favorite time of year.

Special touch for your elopement in Venice: Arriving at the ceremony  venue on a romantic Gondola is definitively a must! The gentle rustle of the water and the magnificence of the facades of the buildings create the ideal background for a fairytale setting.


If you wish to Elope in Venice we can offer a package or an à-la-carte planning service.

Our package to have your legally ceremony in Venice includes:

– Palazzo Cavalli venue renting fee  (government officiant to perform the ceremony included)
– Two witnesses for the ceremony (if needed)
– Interpreter for the ceremony as requested by the Italian law
– Assistance for all the preparation of the documents and paperwork in Italy, and our guidance for the paperwork to be prepared in your country
– Three hours of professional on-site photography
– Bridal Bouquet and Groom Boutonniere

Other services can be proposed upon request.

Contact us to start planning your elopement in Venice!


A city of divine architecture and legendary history, Venice is a celebration of the romantic spirit, combining old-world charm with the fascinating atmosphere of the most magical city in the world. Venice has plenty of well-known monuments and galleries to explore but one of the greatest pleasures here is to stroll through the maze of tiny streets and canals with charming stone bridges, pretty little squares and local bars and cafes to discover.

With its 150 canals, 400 bridges and magnificent 16th- and 17th-century palaces and piazzas, it is no surprise that Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Gloriously romantic in spring, triumphant in summer, noble in autumn and seductive in winter, it is a popular city break destination year round.

Lord Byron called Venice (Venezia) “a fairy city of the heart.” La Serenissima, “The Most Serene,” is an improbable cityscape of stone palaces that seem to float on water, a place where cats nap on Oriental marble windowsills set in colorful plaster walls. Candy-striped pylons stand sentry outside the tiny stone docks of palazzi whose front steps descend into the gently lapping waters of the canals that lace the city.

In Venice, cars are banned — every form of transportation floats, from water taxis and vaporetti to ambulance speedboats and garbage scows.

It is also a city of great art and grand old masters. Venetian painting featured early masters such as the Bellini clan — Jacopo from the 1420s, sons Giovanni and Gentile from the 1460s. By the early 1500s, Venice had taken the Renaissance torch from Florence and made it its own, lending the movement the new color and lighting schemes of such giants as Giorgione, Tiziano (Titian), Paolo Veronese, and Tintoretto.

Its existence defies logic, but underneath its otherworldly beauty and sometimes-stifling tourism, Venice is a living, breathing, singular city that seems almost too exquisite to be genuine, too fragile to survive the never-ending stream of visitors who have been making the pilgrimage here for 1,500 years.

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