Wedding Ceremonies


The Cinque Terre is home to some of the oldest and most well preserved Roman Catholic churches and sanctuaries in Italy and most certainly in Liguria, where destination wedding ceremonies can be held. Excavations reveal structures which have held Italian wedding ceremonies since the 8th century.

For your Roman Catholic Italian wedding ceremony in the Cinque Terre, you can choose between each villages’ most historic and majestic churches.

  • Monterosso’s gothic-ligurian San Giovanni Battista church with its striking black serpentine and white marble stripes.
  • Vernazza’s picturesque Santa Margherita di Antiochia church, which sits in the small piazza overlooking the seaside.
  • Corniglia’s San Pietro church that rises above the village with its classic Carrara marble rose window.
  • Manarola’s San Lorenzo church with its medieval bell tower that was once used as a post to watch for potential pirate raids.
  • Riomaggiore’s Church of San Giovanni Battista, that sits overlooking the village with its organ dating from 1851

Enjoy a real destination wedding held in a Catholic Church in the Cinque Terre here.


Enjoy your Protestant wedding celebration at any outdoor wedding ceremony venue with an English speaking Protestant Pastor. The local Pastor will work to create a personal and spiritual ceremony for the most special day.


In the Cinque Terre civil wedding ceremonies are held inside the village town halls of Monterosso, Vernazza and Riomaggiore.
For those looking for an outdoor civil wedding ceremony, excitingly the village of Riomaggiore now also holds wedding ceremonies outdoors in the medieval castle ruins that overlook the sea.

Enjoy a real wedding feature of a civil wedding ceremony held in the Cinque Terre here.


When deciding between the different types of destination wedding ceremonies in the Cinque Terre you may want to consider a symbolic Italian wedding ceremony. This is a great alternative to a civil or religious Italian wedding but without all the paperwork required from both Italy and your home country.
The Cinque Terre is a romantic oasis sprinkled with breathtaking settings for your Cinque Terre symbolic Italian wedding. A vineyard amongst Etruscan ruins, terraces upon towering cliffs that tumble down into the blue sparkling Mediterranean Sea or enchanted medieval castle ruins – contact Cinque Terre Wedding to discover your ideal wedding ceremony location.

Enjoy a real wedding feature of a symbolic wedding ceremony held in the Cinque Terre here.


In 2016 Italy passed legislation to celebrate same-sex civil marriages throughout the nation. So this means same-sex couples can enjoy civil destination wedding ceremonies here in the Cinque Terre.  Alternatively, same-sex couples can celebrate their love through a symbolic wedding ceremony at one of the many beautiful outdoor wedding locations on the Cinque Terre.