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Amalfi Coast Weddings Introduction

The Amalfi Coast runs 28 miles along the southern coastline of Italy, interupted by reathtaking cliffside roads, scenic beauty and tiled picturesque towns. It has a Mediterranean climate, warm summers and mild winters. Strong traditions, classical ruins, and enchanting beaches - the ideal place for your wedding or honeymoon experience. This coast is filled with ancient villages known worldwide, they are popular tourist spots with a higher price tag than most other locations in Italy. The only land route to the Amalfi Coast is the 40 kilometres (25 mile) long route, which runs along the coastline from the town of Vietri sul Mare in the east to Positano in the west. The Amalfi Coast is known for its production of limoncello (a lemon liqueur). The lemons are grown in terraced gardens along the entire coast between February and October adding a beautiful citrus aroma to the area! Amalfi is also a known maker of a hand-made, thick paper which is called bambagina - keep that in mind for your stationary!


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SUITCASE WEDDINGS What Are They? Internationally renowned Destination Wedding Planner, Rosemarie Meleady, has been planning destination weddings for 10 years. At one point, she offered 4,000 locations in 90 different countries. In 2010, she orchestrated a marathon 86 vow renewals around the world for one couple as they attempted to break the Guinness World Record for most weddings by one couple! Now, in her dotage (or prime - she’s not sure!), she aims to take the mystery out of fabulous destination weddings. Rosie has selected some of her favourite locations and has partnered with the best wedding planners she has worked with over the years in each of these areas to produce easy to plan and affordable, beautiful, destination weddings. All the prices are laid out for everything you need for your destination wedding in an easy to read format, so you can calculate how much your wedding will cost in your chosen location.* The legal requirements for the country of your choice are also laid out in a simple to follow manner. Wedding Planning without the stress, just a suitcase! *While we strive to present prices as accurately as possible, fluctuation is out of our control. Accurate quotes for your date can be given on enquiry.


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SUITCASE WEDDINGS HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE: • Decide if you want a civil or church ceremony. Note down the price of the package. • Pick the services you might want. Note down the prices. • Pick your wedding venue and note the rental and price per guest for the meal. • Multiply the price per person by the number of your guests. • Add them together (plus €197 Rosie Wedding Planner admin booking fees) and you have a good idea of what your suitcase wedding will cost! • Fill out our booking enquiry form to get an accurate quote and to check availability.


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Weddings in Italy The Legal ‘Bits’ Required For Civil Ceremonies in Italy Civil ceremonies are performed by mayors or other authorised officials of the Italian state. There is no residency requirement in Italy, however, in many locations you are required to sign a Declaration of Intention to Marry two to four days prior to your marriage ceremony. These proceedings are in Italian, so unless you are fluent in Italian, an approved interpreter will be required.

In order for your marriage to be celebrated in Italy the following documents will be required a minimum of one month prior to your arrival:

• Original or certified copies of your long form birth certificates. • Nulla Osta (the civil letter of freedom to marry) which can be obtained, depending on your nationality, from your consulate or Department of Foreign Affairs (Irish passport holders). • Photocopy of Bride and groom’s passports. • Photocopy of passports of your two witnesses with details of their marital status, occupation and place of residence.

If either the bride or groom have been previously married the following documents will also be required: • Certified copy of previous marriage certificate(s). • Original divorce (decree absolute) or death certificate(s) of previous spouse(s). • If either party had a name change, the original deed poll will be required. • Should the names on any documents differ; a solicitor’s letter will be required. Please note: This is a guide. Procedures above may change or vary depending on nationality. Documents and residency requirements are subject to change. Please check with your Italian Embassey for a full list of required documents.


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Weddings in Italy The Legal ‘Bits’ Required For Catholic Weddings in Italy A Catholic Wedding Ceremony can only be celebrated in a Catholic Church in Italy (as with most other countries). It can be celebrated between members of different faiths provided one partner is Catholic. A Letter of Dispensation is required from your local parish priest and bishop to marry a non-Catholic and also to marry in another parish/ country.

For a Catholic wedding in Italy you need the same paperwork as listed for Civil Ceremonies PLUS the following documents will be required a minimum of one month prior to your arrival:

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Baptism Certificate Confirmation Certificate Certificate of Pre-Marriage Course Religious Nulla Osta from your bishop Letter of Dispensation from your parish priest

Religious documents are only valid for six months and must be in the parish in Italy at least 30 days before the wedding day.

Humanist, Blessings & Vow Renewals If you wish to have a blessing in Italy and the civil marriage in your own country this can be arranged. There is no required paperwork for this as it is not a legally binding ceremony.


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Weddings in Italy IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR IRISH CITIZEN Additional Paperwork required by Irish citizens: To get married in Italy an Irish passport holder must apply for a Certificate of Nulla Osta. Apply to Department of Foreign Affairs, Contact 01-408-2568. Request the forms required for the NULLA OSTA for Italy. Apply at least four months before your Italian wedding date. The forms must be fully completed, notarised and returned to the Department of Foreign Affairs no later than three months before your Italian wedding date. There is a list of required documents to be sent with the application; the Department of Foreign Affairs will advise. You will need to know where you are getting married and the date of the wedding before applying so time to start planning!! Your Nulla Osta application will be sent by the Department of Foreign Affairs directly to the Irish Embassy in Rome which will then forward it to the region where you will be married in Italy. If you are not an Irish national the process above will be different. Contact your consulate.


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Amalfi Coast Catholic Church or Symbolic Wedding Ceremonies

Includes: • Catholic or symbolic ceremony • Booking and fees of the church or venue • Catholic Priest or symbolic ceremony celebrant to perform the ceremony in English • Assistance with paperwork • Wedding witnesses if necessary • Bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom • 4 Marriage certificates • On-site wedding planner to supervise the event • Personal coordinator to assist you through the planning of ceremony • • Booking of the accommodation and transfers • Coordination fees, Taxes and service for all the above included

€1,400


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Cost of Additional Services

• Hairdresser - Hotel Service €280 • Hairdresser - Salon Service €150 • Make-up Artist - Salon Service €50 • Make-up Artist - Hotel Service €90 • Music for the ceremony • 1 musician €300 • 2 musicians €500 • 3 musicians €700 • 4 musicians €900 • Photo Service (Ceremony and right after, up to 2 hours Digital Photos – more than 100 shots provided on a CD) €500 • Photographer additional hours €200 Rosie’s Elopement Special! Romantic dinner for 2 in local restaurant, including starter, first course, main course, local wine, (FREE mini wedding cake!) €240


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Basic Civil Weddings on Amalfi Coast Includes:

• Booking fees • Mayor or civil registrar to perform the ceremony in Italian • English-speaking interpreter as required by law • On-site wedding planner to supervise the event • Assistance with paperwork legal requirement • Consular fees • Wedding witnesses if necessary • Bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom • 4 Marriage certificates • Personal coordinator to assist you through the planning of ceremony with unlimited e-mail and phone correspondence • Booking of the accommodation and transfers • Coordination fees, Taxes and service for all the above included

€1,500


Topcliff Hotel SORRENTO SORRENTO

Fantastic views and roof terrace option for your wedding reception. Breath-taking hotel location.

Reception: Price for a wedding menu including cocktail hour, aperitif, starter, one first courses of pasta or rice, one main course, dessert, wedding cake, table service, standard tablecloths, tableware, chairs and tables From €80 per person drinks not included- table service Accommodation: Accommodation in the hotel’s room, including breakfast. €110 per person per night


Villa Fiore POSITANO AMALFI COAST

Situated in an atmosphere that is somewhere between reality and a dream, this venue is only 5 minutes by private coach away from Positano town and 10 mis from beach. The beautiful terraces of bougainvillea extend across to the panoramic swimming pool shaded by lemon and almond trees. PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL FOR WEDDING DAY: Included in menu price

Reception: From â‚Ź140 per person - table service

Personalized menu with aperitif, starters, 2 first courses, 1 main course, dessert, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee, tables, chairs, linen, tableware Accommodation: Sleeps 25 in paartment style accomodation. Exclusivity: â‚Ź17,250 for 25 people for 7 nights


Villa Oro AMALFI AMALFI

This private villa, is an amazing location in the Amalfi Coast, only 5 minutes by coach from Amalfi.

RENTAL FOR WEDDING RECEPTION:

€1,500

Reception:

Personalized menu with aperitif, starters, 2 first courses, 1 main course, dessert, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee Starts from €85 per person.


Hotel AMALFI AMALFI

This elegant hotel has two restaurants with amazing views, the first in a big hall has panoramic views o f the coast and the other is located in the garden of the hotel which is great for outdoor wedding receptions. PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL FOR WEDDING RECEPTION:

The price includes the first night for bride & groom in the “Honeymoon Suite” Reception: From €95 per person - table service

Accommodation: Double room from €150 per night per person. Breakfast included and also private sea and swimming pool service. Alternative accommodation close to the hotel starts from €100 per night per room.


Hotel POSITANO POSITANO

In the spectacular frame of the Amalfi coast, this hotel is located in the most desirable spot of Positano. Close to the centre, it's an enchanting 3 star superior hotel.

Reception: From â‚Ź120 per person beverages included - table service Accommodation: Double room from â‚Ź150 per night per room.


Castle AMALFI AMALFI

Get married in this ancient Arab fortress built into the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, and enjoy stunning sea views from the panoramic pool, the sun deck, and the terrace bar. This castle - Grand Hotel features panoramic rooms in a stunning coastal location. The terrace setting for a wedding reception is unbelievable! The castle is about 10 minutes by private coach from Positano. PRICE GUIDE: Reception: From â‚Ź160 per person

Personalized menu with aperitif, starters, 2 first courses, 1 main course, dessert, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee Accommodation: Classic double room. From â‚Ź250 per night per person.


Five Star Hotel with Views SORRENTO SORRENTO

Five star luxury hotel with amazing views near the town of Sorrento.

Reception:

Price for a wedding menu including cocktail hour, aperitif, starter, one first courses of pasta or rice, one main course, fruit, wedding cake, local red and white wine, sparkling wine and espresso, table service, standard tablecloths, tableware, chairs and tables

From â‚Ź150 per person - table service Accommodation: Accommodation in the hotel rooms, including breakfast from â‚Ź236 per person per night.


Historic Hotel AMALFI AMALFI

This is an historic building that was once a convent. Amazing courtyard for a wedding blessing and reception.

PRICE GUIDE: Reception: From €140 per person Accommodation: Double room from €250 per night per room.


4 Star Hotel SORRENTO SORRENTO

Gorgeous views from bedrooms and from function area options.

PRICE GUIDE: Reception: From €125 per person, drinks not included - table service Price for a wedding menu including cocktail hour, aperitif, starter, one first courses of pasta or rice, one main course, dessert, wedding cake, table service, standard tablecloths, tableware, chairs and tables Accommodation: Accommodation in the hotel’s room, including breakfast. €111 per person per night


Ab#t Rosie !e Wed"ng Planner Rosie The Wedding Planner is one of Ireland’s most successful and innovative wedding planning businesses. Rosemarie Meleady who has nearly 20 years experience in event management and publishing. While she may be based in Ireland (when not checking out new locations!) Rosie The Wedding Planner can help you plan your destination wedding in Italy, New York, Malta, Austria or Ireland. Rosemarie won the ‘International Women in Publishing Award in 1996’ and has produced a series of International Wedding Guides aimed at assisting couples to find the perfect venue, location, theme and suppliers for their wedding day. No matter where you are in the world The Wedding Planner can assist you planning your dream wedding in Ireland or abroad so please e-mail: rosie@weddingplanner.ie

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Villa Rossella GULF OF NAPLES GULF OF NAPLES

This is a classy villa, with a beautiful view on to the gulf of Naples. This is a very special place for your wedding, only 10 minutes by coach from Sorrento. PRICE GUIDE: Reception: From â‚Ź110 per person

Personalized menu with aperitif, starters, 2 first courses, 1 main course, dessert, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee, use of the spaces for the reception


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Weddings on Amalfi Coast

Did You Find Something You Like?! If not we have lots more venues on our books so just let us know what you are looking for! To make an enquiry for your date and to receive an accurate quote for your Amalfi Coast wedding, here’s what to do: Email: Rosie@weddingplanner.ie Subject reference: Amalfi Wedding Your Names: Your e-mail address: Your phone number: Where you live: Wedding Date preference (please state if flexible): Name of Venue you are interested in: No of guests: Civil or church wedding or renewal of vows: Also any other information about your wedding which will help us! Looking forward to helping you plan your wedding in Italy!


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