Catholic Weddings in Praiano

Catholic weddings in Praiano

Catholic wedding in Praiano can be celebrated in one of the most panoramic churches of the entire Amalfi coast, situated on a promontory/square overlooking the entire Positano Bay! The church is reached from the main Amalfi drive via footpath. The view from the square is just breathtaking, amazing.

Weddings in Praiano

The first thing people say when they visit it is WOW.

Wedding in Praiano

Praiano’s Church – location and description

This fabulous Church called San Gennaro is located in Praiano’s town center and is consecrated to St. Gennaro, the Neapolitan bishop of Benevento who has made Martyr of Pozzuoli on the 19th of September 305.

The church was built in 1589 on an existing structure dating back to 1200 until 1572 was the property of the Corsario family who were noblemen from Amalfi.

Catholic Wedding in Praiano

  • The structure is flanked by a bell tower with a cupola covered in majolica tiles.
  • The belfry has a high octagonal coping.
  • According to Matteo Camera (Amalfitan historian) the new building was finished in the 1602.

Catholic Weddings in Praiano

The structure is divided in three naves, in the right one there are many altars dedicated to the Rosary, the Sacred Family,  St. Bartolomeo and the Immaculate Conception. On the same side there is also the Sacred heart chapel built in 1898 by Domenico Rispoli – Zingone. On the left nave three are other altars dedicated to the Carmine, San Gennaro, Santa Lucia, the Crucifix, San Michele Archangel (a spiritual place for the fisherman and the seeman in the 1600 and the 1700).

San Gennaro's church in Praiano

 Wedding Ceremony in San Gennaro

Catholic Wedding Ceremonies in Praiano can be celebrated in English. The Parish priest “DON PIO” is Italian but it is possible to bring an English speaking priest. The ceremony can be religious only or legally binding. Only catholic ceremonies allowed

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Wedding floral arrangements in San Gennaro

The church can be decorated at your pleasure with flowers, vases, urns, organza, trees and candles but it is not possible to decorate pews and to have a carpet. The floor of this church is a true jewel and it would be a shame to cover it.

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 Wedding Music in San Gennaro

There is the possibility to have music.

We at Ravello Wedding Planner can help you to choose the right musicians that match your style and your dreams and can plan a fantastic and exclusive Destination Wedding in Praiano


From spring to late autumn

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