A destination wedding on Capri is the dream of many couples who want to exchange vows against the most romantic backdrop in the Mediterranean. To make this dream come true, there are a few things you need to know about organizing the perfect wedding on the Island of Capri.
To best organize your wedding reception on Capri, use the services of a professional wedding planner based on the island who is familiar with the venues and the logistical difficulties of events held off the mainland and can guarantee that everything goes without a hitch!
Wedding Venues on Capri
It's not easy to arrange a religious ceremony in the towns of Capri and Anacapri if you are Catholic, because Catholic ceremonies can be performed only for those who reside in the archdiocese of Sorrento, barring a special dispensation from the bishop.
Protestant weddings can be celebrated in the small German Evangelical chapel located in Capri.
It is much more simple to organize a civil ceremony in the town of Capri in the hall in the City Hall building located in the Piazzetta or in one of a number of scenic spots on the island.
Ceremonies held in City Hall are free during office hours, whereas there is a charge for civil ceremonies held in other venues.
Civil ceremonies in Capri can be held at the following venues:
Gardens of Augustus
Tragara scenic overlook
Punta Cannone scenic overlook
Villa Lysis (Fersen)
Charterhouse of San Giacomo (with authorization from the "Soprintendenza")
If you would like to exchange your vows against the backdrop of the Faraglioni, then opt for the Gardens of Augustus, or the Tragara or Punta Cannone scenic overlooks (the latter is perfect for small weddings).
In the town of Anacapri, civil weddings can be held at the following breathtaking venues:
The forts of Orrico and Mesola
There is a small charge for civil weddings held at these venues, though those held inside the City Hall during office hours are free.
Symbolic ceremonies can be celebrated wherever you choose; one of the most popular venues in inside the Gardens of Augustus on the scenic overlook facing the Faraglioni.
When Should We Get Married on Capri?
The best months for holding a destination wedding on Capri are between May and mid-September. We do not advise planning a winter wedding on the island, as rough seas often cause logistical difficulties.