Civil wedding at Garda Lake: where, when and how getting married in Desenzano del Garda

Russian bride and groom walk along the Garda lake during a honeymoon photo service
This Russian couple hired me for a photo service with wedding outfits during their honeymoon in Desenzano

Desenzano is a lovely city on the Garda Lake and is chosen by many couples to host their wedding. What do you need to do to get married here?

  1. Apply at the Mayor’s Office with a formal letter, copy of your identity documents and mention of the desired wedding date.
  2. Choose and book the venue. Beautiful halls in ancient palaces are available for civil weddings: Sala dell’Orologio inside the City Hall, Sala della Musica at Villa Brunati and Sala Sirmione at Villa La Tassinara. Ceremonies take place on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday in the morning and on Thursdays afternoon.
  3. Russian couple sitting on stones next to Garda Lake in Desenzano during a honeymoon photo shooting
    The Garda lake offers the wedding photographer the chance to shoot nice couple photo portraits.

    Get an official clearance from your country’s authorities in Italy, with the Embassador or Consul’s signature, and submit it to the Civil Affairs Office with your passport at least 10 days before the wedding

  4. Go to the Civil Affairs office with an interpreter to formally declare your will to get married at least 2 days before the wedding. For further information see Desenzano City Council’s website.
  5. Russian couple kissing with wedding outfits during a honeymoon photo shooting in Desenzano del GardaChoose your wedding photographer. Have a look at my wedding services in Venice, Desenzano, Milan and Trento or read my post on photo service in Desenzano.
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