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PRIVATE VILLA IN SICILY, ITALY

AN ENCHANTING FAIRYTALE CASTLE WITH OVER 700 YEARS OF HISTORY

Sleeps 22

Capacity 400

Venue from €3,000

Incl. 1 nights

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ABOUT

The First Glance

Steeped in antiquity and romantic motifs, Abbazia Santa Maria del Bosco is a stunning venue with over 700 years of history. Get married in a lovingly restored Italian castle, originally built as an ancient abbey for Benedictine monks. The abbey, surrounded by 200 hectares of woodland offers a wonderful panoramic view of western Sicily.

The enclosed courtyard (cloister) is a haven rich with character, romance and Italian charm- the perfect spot for a reception. Awash in shades of terracotta and ivory, the courtyard features 36 columns, round arches and a large Baroque fountain in the center dating back to 1713. The contemporary lights around the centre fountain bring a modern feeling to this historic location; pairing the best of the old world with the new.

Surprise your guests with a celebration in the ballroom, walking down the 108-meter long stone corridor- equally extravagant and beautifully understated. Red velvet drapes, flickering candlelight, a live band echoing in the background as you dance into the night. Talk about Great Gatsby vibes!

With on-site accommodation for family and friends, this is a perfect wedding destination to enjoy for a getaway with loved ones. Today, Abbazia Santa Maria del Bosco is under private management by a lovely Italian family and they have previously hosted 200+ weddings.

Martina Botti

Martina Botti

Martina Botti

PARTY & RELAX

Feature Highlights

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Sleeps up to 22
  • 11 Suites
  • Nearby Hotels for Guests

Areas To Enjoy

  • Outdoor Reception Spaces
  • Swimming Pool
  • Solarium
  • 600 Hectares of Gardens

Wedding Related

  • Hosts up to 400
  • Licensed for Marriage
  • In-House Catering
  • Church Nearby

GETTING HERE

Location

Abbazia Santa Maria del Bosco is a convenient venue to reach from abroad. The closest airports are Palermo International Airport and Trapani Airport which together serve 45 international airlines. Once you land, the venue is a 90 minute drive away.

Nearby Airports

Palermo Airport (104km)

approx. 90min drive

Trapani Airport (106km)

approx. 90min drive

GOOD TO KNOW

Venue Pricing

Abbazia Santa Maria del Bosco is only available for your wedding if booked with accommodation. The prices stay consistent throughout the year.

On selected months

Starting price

All Months

Avg. Temp

10-30 °C

3,000

1 night minimum stay required

Price per night for 11 suites is EUR 3,000

Extra accommodation of 2 villas is EUR 1,541/night

All prices include tax

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon before the wedding should I arrive in Italy?

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CEE European countries: At least 3 working days before the wedding

NON-EU countries: Allow for at least 5 working days before the wedding

* This information is indicative only. the arrival time may vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any travel arrangements.

Who can get married in Italy?

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Anyone can get married in Italy! There are no legal residency requirements for a wedding. Couples must be 18 years old to legally marry, and under-18s must have written parental consent. Muslim individuals aged 16 can marry with the permission of sharia authorities.

What documentation is needed to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in Italy, each British national resident in the UK requires the following for a civil ceremony.

1. Certificate of Non Impediment: A certificate you receive from your local counsel, stating you are free to marry. This is also known as a CNI, Atto Notorio or a single status certificate. Each person in the couple requires one and typically costs around £35 (valid for six months).

2. Statutory Declaration: A document you receive from your local counsel, stating your will to get married. This is also known as nulla osta, statutory declaration or sworn declaration. Each person in the couple requires one and must be signed in front of a solicitor or public notary.

3. A Valid UK Passport

4. Original Birth Certificate

5. Proof any previous marriages have ended (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate)

Documentation for a religious ceremony coming soon!

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the quickest & easiest way to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations for a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This means that you do not need to worry about sharing, translating or completing additional documents for a civil or religious ceremony as you are already legally married. When you come to Italy, you can celebrate your commitment to one another and personalise the ceremony in a way that reflects your values and beliefs (personal vows, favorite songs, poetry, gift exchanges, religious elements etc).

What kind of wedding can I have in Italy?

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If you would like to have the legal ceremony in Italy, there are typically three types of wedding ceremonies you can have:

1. Civil Ceremony: Performed by the local Italian mayor or town officer in a Town Hall or Villa with an official wedding permit. The ceremony is typically 20 minutes, conducted in Italian and recognised worldwide.

2. Religious Ceremony. Performed by the local priest in a church setting and does not require a civil ceremony beforehand. Either you or your partner (or both) must be a Catholic and neither of you can be divorced.

3. Symbolic Ceremony: A humanist wedding does not require any legal documents and is not legally binding. Instead, you have the freedom to personalise the ceremony to reflect your values and beliefs. Alternatively, you can have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This is the quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the process to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in Italy, you will need to be slightly more organised (or get support from a local planner!). For Europeans and UK citizens, it is often recommended to contact the local Italian town hall 6-12 months before your ideal wedding date to find out about local civil partnership laws, including what documents you and your partner will need .

Typically, you must bring the “Certificate of Non Impediment” and “Statutory Declaration” translated in Italian and legalised with a Hague Apostille in the UK. Once you have decided your wedding date and venue, email these documents to the venue owner, wedding planner or go directly to the local town hall in Italy to register your civil partnership. The local town hall with arrange for the local mayor or representative to conduct a 20 minute ceremony for you in Italian. This is often held in the Town Hall or in a villa with a wedding permit.

You are required to have 2 witnesses and 1 interpreter during the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, you will sign the Ceremony Act which is translated into multiple languages and recognised as a legal wedding certificate all over the world. Once you are back in your country of residence, you may bring this to your local council to have it registered as well.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

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