Versilia is the perfect place for a wedding on the beach because its coastline offers a wide variety of bathing establishments equipped with every comfort and service. The setting is unique as the location for a wedding, not only for the stunning backdrop of the Apuan Alps which stands on its background, but also for the beautiful sunsets where the sun dips into the sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is the perfect time for the couple to declare their love and then relax with their guests and contemplate this spectacle of nature.
Versilia tourism sector also has a very good standard for all the pockets, which can meet the needs of the bride and groom to accommodate guests from the rolling hills of Camaiore and Massarosa, to the marina of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, to the medieval Pietrasanta and Seravezza rich in art and culture. The bride and groom and their guests will stay in Versilia for several days enjoying the many recreational opportunities from mountain to lake, from hills to the sea with a wide variety of entertainments for sport, art and traditions lovers to gourmet.
Versilia finally enjoys a strategic position in north-west, a few yards from the Pisa airport and well connected to the most famous art cities like Lucca and Florence and charming places in nature such as the Cinque Terre, Lunigiana and Maremma.
Celebrating the wedding on the beach
Unlike other foreign countries where you can celebrate the wedding in a civil ceremony on the beach with a registrar or celebrant chosen by the couple, in Italy the wedding is valid only if the ceremony takes place in locations designated by the city or at the so-called "municipal houses". The beach, unless otherwise authorized by the municipality itself, can not be an ideal location to celebrate the formal ceremony, but eventually to repeat the promises in private with their relatives and friends, without any legal validity.
How to set up the wedding on the beach
The bathing establishments are equipped to a standard of excellent quality that allow you to set up the event on the beach or on verandas, very useful in case of bad weather, or balconies facing the sea or by the pool.
The settings may be the most diverse, Moorish style with lanterns and large candles, curtains and cushions lying on mats in the wind, to the contemporary lounge-bar- style with cushions, pouffes, colorful lanterns, candles. All accompanied by music that will fill the air away from the noises of traffic, to be lulled by the sound of the waves.
One suggestion: the best time to set the wedding date is in mid-season months, avoiding July and August, when the plants are usually full of customers and the beach will not be at its best atthe start of the reception.
Beach Wedding food
The beach is suitable for a wide range of menus from fish to meat, BBQ sight, finger food for a cocktail. Versilia, in addition, thanks to its proximity to Garfagnana and Lunigiana offers a wide range of local products and traditional recipes that will match beautifully with the taste appetizer buffet of cold cuts and cheeses, soups, sauces and tasty traditional crostini . The raw seafood is also the king of the menu combining the flavors of fresh fish with sea scents in the air.