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There can surely be few places in the world which can offer a more exciting, scenic and idyllic setting to tie the knot than in Venice. The famous island lagoon provides a fascinating and adventurous alternative to a more local or traditional style wedding, with a stunning backdrop and atmosphere to be relived over and over again.

Many couples choose to marry in Venice for exactly these reasons. The city is synonymous with love and romance of course and with its intimate and enticing aura and setting, Venice will easily ensure that the old proverb of the day being the happiest of your life is realised in full. Allow yourself to imagine snaking your way down the Grand Canal in a gondola, dressed in your finest, with perhaps even the added touch of being serenaded by your gondolier! Throw in the surroundings of the ancient and historic living work of art which is Venice and you could be forgiven for being swept along at the thought of an unforgettable day.

Many places specialise in arranging your big day for you and offer a wide range of venues, accommodations, themes and cater for all groups of people. Palazzo Cavalli near the Rialto Bridge is the wedding centre for civil ceremonies in Venice. The famous building overlooking the Grand Canal was bought by the city specifically for this purpose.

As with any marriage, the legalities must be gone through and one such hiccup with wedding abroad, including Venice, is the bureaucracy involved. It is better do have done your homework in advance and engage a professional or even wedding planner to ensure your big day is all taken care of so you need only worry about the important stuff.

Two such agencies who can arrange your wedding including cutting through the red tape are and

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As well as offering a fantastic setting with a panoramic view over the Grand Canal, the bride and groom can certainly also arrive in style at Palazzo Cavalli, with gondola’s for hire to add another touch of charm to the day.

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