Set in the heart of central Italy (not for nothing it is considered its geographical center), Rieti does not perhaps have the same fame as other centers but offers several interesting possibilities to you who are about to get married.
Let’s take a look to Rieti
The city is nestled in a plain dotted with lakes and surrounded by mountains: the surrounding landscapes are able to amaze those who do not know it yet and to fascinate even those who consider it home. The area must have also affected the ancient inhabitants of the peninsula, because apparently the territory of Rieti has been inhabited since prehistoric times. This city certainly has a long past, which has left indelible traces– like the medieval walls or the sanctuaries founded by Saint Francis, of which we will speak shortly.
Generally speaking, Rieti is a quiet town but inserted in a territory that makes it particularly interesting, especially in the eyes of those who care about religion. Everyone will certainly appreciate the historical centre of the city, slightly raised and protected by the city walls still almost completely intact. Another medieval heritage are the districts in which Rieti is divided: San Francesco, San Rufo, della Verdure and Santa Lucia, divided by Roma street– one of the main streets of the city that reaches Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, the highest point of the historic centre.
Churches and sanctuaries are what characterizes Rieti in a particular way, but also the many ancient palaces give it a charm that may not be immediately noticed but that makes it particular and elegant…and a perfect setting for your wedding!
Where to get married in Rieti
If you are starting to plan your wedding, a good idea is to start considering the location for the ceremony. So where can you get married in Rieti?
Let’s start from religious marriage: as mentioned above, both in the center and in the surroundings there are certainly absolutely suggestive places where to pronounce the fateful “I do”.
The churches most loved by the city’s spouses, and which therefore you can also include among your possibilities, are probably the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Abbey of Farfa. The first will leave you breathless for the contrast between the austere Romanesque exteriors and the rich Baroque interior, which make it sumptuous and elegant. The second is a Benedictine monastery that will take you back in time and that preserves some architectural elements that you can not find elsewhere, in Italy. Inside of it there is also a pipe organ, which could make your marriage even more solemn.
Other religious places of absolute value where you can decide to swear eternal love to each other are the four Franciscan sanctuaries already mentioned above:
- Greccio, set in the rock in a breathtaking position;
- Fonte Colombo, with its romantic rose window and the simple and collected interior;
- The Forest, characterized by an absolutely poetic cloister and surrounded by lush woods, perfect for your wedding photos;
- Poggio bustone, overlooking the green and preceded by a picturesque circular square.
Even if you prefer the idea of a civil marriage, Rieti will not disappoint you.
The location where ceremonies are held most frequently is the Town Hall, whose council hall is ready to welcome you on the most important day with its classic elegance.
For civil weddings, however, there are four other locations:
- Villa dell’Annunziata, a 19th century residence with frescoes and period furnishings, where you will feel like living a fairy tale;
- Villa Lina Cavalieri, perfect for a vintage wedding because it will take you back to the Belle époque and its elegant living rooms;
- Colle Aluffi, a more modern location but rich in charm and surrounded by a panorama that will leave you and your guests speechless;
- Villa Potenziani, a sumptuous estate with a beautiful garden and overlooking an incredible view of the Oracola valley.
According to your style, personality and the type of wedding you dream of, Rieti will offer you the ideal location to make your ceremony exclusive and unrepeatable!
The best locations for wedding photos in Rieti
But the ceremony will not be the only element of your marriage that you will carry with you throughout your life: thanks to the photographs, you can perfectly remember every single detail of that day.
You know that the ceremony will not be the only element of your marriage that you will carry with you throughout your life: thanks to the photographs, you can perfectly remember every single detail of that day. From the emotion of the preparations to the moment you see yourself dressed for the ceremony, from the emotion during the exchange of rings to the joy of throwing rice, from the desire to do the first dance as husband and wife to that of sharing such an important event with your whole family. Your wedding photographer in Rieti will be able to turn all this into a story in the form of images and, if you want them to be truly unforgettable, you can not neglect the set where they will be taken.
Surely, the beauty of the space chosen for the ceremony will already be a perfect background for a fundamental part of the photo shoot. Whether you get married in one of the precious religious places of Rieti, or choose the charm of venues for civil marriage, in both cases you will have an ideal background in which to immortalize the most intense moments of emotion.
After that, there will come a time of celebration in which to give free rein to your happiness and the pleasure of sharing. When you select the location, do you also think about the type of wedding photographs you would like to take: elegant, chabby chic, vintage or immersed in nature? Some places offer all these possibilities– and to be precise, even more. An example of this is the Casale di Villa Battistini, a suggestive cottage surrounded by spectacular hills, which will make your reception really lovely, whatever your tastes are.
For the couples photos, those in which you have to focus on you and your love, you can instead rely on your wedding photographer: knowing Rieti well,he will find for you the sets where to take the most intense and evocative photographs. His professionalism also resides in the knowledge of the territory in which he operates, which he will use for advantaging you in order to to be able to give you eternal memories, with high value both an emotional and an artistic one.
Original ideas for getting married in Rieti
Are you people particularly sparkling and always looking for new ideas? Then perhaps you could use some advice on how to surprise your guests by making your wedding in Rieti original.
For example, instead of the classic aperitif that precedes the reception, you could organize a real tasting of typical products of Rieti. Transform classic dishes such as spaghetti all’amatriciana or strengozzi alla reatina into finger food single portion, add a selection of cheeses such as Pecorino or Fiore Molle di Leonessa with saffron and so on. Your guests will certainly appreciate it, especially if they arrive in Rieti from outside the region specifically to take part in the wedding! Another idea, always a theme regarding food or wine – we are Italian, after all, how could we not love this topic? – it is linked to the favors. Instead of choosing the classic useless objects, which always end up forgotten and dusty in the corner of some shelf, why not think of an edible wedding favors? You could look for a company that produces handcrafted olive oil, jams, wines or liqueurs, and use those as present for your guests… that they will definitely appreciate!
If you want to impress them with entertainment, choose something different from simple live music or the presence of a DJ. There are companies specializing in unconventional events, which are also available for weddings. From those that focus on creating small theatrical or musical performances, integrated with the various phases of the reception, to those that focus more on fun, creating original games until you get a real treasure hunt created just for you.
Dulcis in fundo, an idea that may not be original but that will definitely leave everyone amazed: the fireworks, to end your day of love as if it was really a royal wedding, leaving an indelible memory to all those who have taken part of it!
Why get married in Rieti
- Because it is the city where you live or where you were born, and you are therefore very attached to it.
- Because the excellent food and wine products of the area will make your reception even more special.
- Because you love art and antiquity, and you want to get married immersed in them.
- Because Rieti is located in the centre of Italy, which makes it easy to reach for all your guests.
- Because you want a wedding out of the ordinary, in a unique location.
- Because I can be with you on your most important day, telling it with my intense photographs and involving videos.