11 Maggio 2016

Wedding in Cortona

Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the beautiful hill town of Cortona was made famous by Frances Mayes bestseller “Under the Tuscan Sun”. From its all encompassing views you can enjoy the landscapes of the Valdichiana plain and the gorgeous lake Trasimeno. Couples who choose to get married in Cortona will discover one of Tuscany’s prettiest medieval towns away from the busy tourist crowds. A perfect setting for an intimate and authentic wedding in Tuscany, highly recommended.

Cortona was originally founded by the Etruscans, who pre-date the Romans; the town eventually came under the control of the Medici family. Cosimo I De’ Medici did some extensive work in designing the city as you see it now. It is a mix of primarily medieval and renaissance architecture.

Exploring captivating Cortona is a delight, particularly walking through its narrow streets that slope and wind upwards taking you to the views of the surrounding small villages and countryside. The restaurants offer outstanding Tuscan cuisine and the various cafes of Cortona are a great way to relax and soak up the atmosphere and sunshine.

Exchanging your marriage vows in Cortona will allow you to experience one of the most beautiful Italian wedding locations.
Airport nearby: one and a half hour for Florence, two and a half hour from Pisa.
Best time for a wedding in Cortona: April through October

heartwed  Cortona is surrounded by some of the finest hamlets, villa hotels and restaurants
heartwed  Incomparable views from the medieval walls; lake, villages and countryside
heartwed  A jewel filled with art and history
heartwed  Among Tuscany’s prettiest destinations
heartwed  Romantic backdrop to your wedding
heartwed  Authentic and non-touristy

Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy is a 1996 memoir by American author Frances Mayes. It was adapted by director Audrey Wells for the 2003 film Under the Tuscan Sun.
Frances Mayes, famous poet, gourmet cook and travel writer, opens the door to a new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with passion.
The book, published by Random House, was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and was a New York Times Notable Book of 1997. It includes several chapters of recipes and describes how she bought and restored an abandoned villa in the Tuscan countryside.

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Civil Ceremony

The civil ceremonies in Cortona are held in the magnificent 13th century palace, Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, right on the central square, the Piazza della Repubblica. The palace and wedding hall are quite impressive. Ceremonies are performed in a beautiful hall of ancient wooden beams, rich frescoes and a huge medieval stone fireplace. The overall atmosphere is one step in history and warmth. Couples have been marrying in this wedding hall for centuries.

The Town Wedding Hall

For the civil wedding the wedding hall is:

heartwed  Sala dei Consiglieri


Calendar and Timetables

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday9 am -1 pm; 3 pm – 6 pm
Sunday10 -12 am

Only two weddings allowed per day for the sake of the couples intimacy and privacy.
A sworn statement is required several days prior to the wedding date.
The Cortona wedding hall will hold up to 100 guests and is suitable for large groups.

Rates Civil Ceremony
The rate for the civil ceremony is €800,00 and included rent of the Hall and taxes.
If the bride and groom (non-residents) ask streaming, the price increases by€200 for a total of €1.030,00.

Symbolic Ceremony
In Cortona the symbolic ceremony can’t be celebrated at the same halls as for the civil ceremony. Since no special documentation is necessary and there is no legal binding involved, the symbolic ceremony can be celebrated anywhere the couple likes, either outdoor or indoor. Here is a selection of the most beautiful venues for this purpose. The script of the symbolic ceremony will be written by us together with the couple, who can add any kind of content to it.
For your symbolic wedding in Cortona, you can fill out our YES Form with requests for your marriage or you can send a request e-mail in Contacts.
We will get back to you with a tailored proposal for your event.


For your wedding – reception, accommodation or symbolic ceremony – we can organize at the most beautiful and unique tuscan venues near Cortona.

heartwed  RIF: venue for wedding reception, symbolic ceremony, accomodation

heartwed  V d P: venue for wedding reception, symbolic ceremony, accomodation

heartwed  V P: venue for wedding reception, symbolic ceremony

heartwed  T dei C: venue for wedding reception, symbolic ceremony, accomodation

heartwed  La CdP: venue for wedding reception, symbolic ceremony, accomodation

heartwed  V Pe: venue for wedding reception, symbolic ceremony, accomodation

Civil Wedding Package

For your civil wedding in Cortona, Yes Wedding Italy has arranged a basic package with all the necessary services to get married. To the package can be added other Optional wedding services.
Otherwise, you can fill out our YES Form with requests for your marriage or you can send a request e-mail in Contacts.
We will get back to you with a tailored proposal for your event.

This package provides the necessary services for the celebration of a civil marriage:

  • Civil ceremony planning
  • Assistance via e-mail
  • Assistance with legal requirements
  • Legalization documents at the “prefettura” (if necessary, according to nationality) 
  • Fee payment and administration stamp duties 
  • Coordinator/interpreter of marriage 
  • Wedding hall reservation
  •  Payment wedding hall Sala dei consiglieri for the celebration 
  • 2 witnesses (required by Italian law) 
  • Detailed wedding time schedule 
  • Flower arrangements: wedding bouquet (round white roses) + groom boutonnière + two little bags for flower shower 
  • Toast with Italian spumante
  • Car Rental (hotel – ceremony – hotel) 
  • Car ZTL permission
  • Delivery of the translated and legalizated marriage certificate with “apostille” (if necessary, according to nationality) 
  • Taxes included

Our Gift to the newlyweds: a box of Italian sweets called confetti.

Rate€ 2.450,00     (From Monday to Sunday)


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