George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in Italy

'Gravity' star tied the knot at a civil ceremony in Venice

George Clooney married lawyer Amal Alamuddin at a star-studded ceremony in Italy on Saturday (September 27).

The couple travelled by boat today (September 29) to the city hall building in Venice where a brief civil ceremony took place to seal their marriage.

Clooney’s publicist broke the news of their marriage in a statement released to press on Saturday: “George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy.”

The Daily Mail reports Gravity star Clooney gave his guests gifts on their arrival with an itinerary for the four-day wedding party that included a message from the couple. It read: “We’re both so glad you’re here. You’ve come a long way so we’ll make it worth the trip. Thanks for being here. It means the world to us.”

The couple were joined for the reception by around 90 guests including Bono, Matt Damon and Bill Murray. It has been reported that US Vogue secured the rights to the couple’s wedding pictures. They plan to donate the fee they receive to charity.

Clooney and Alamuddin were engaged in April. It is the actor’s second marriage – he divorced Talia Balsam in 1993.

A Lebanese-born British lawyer, Alamuddin has represented Wikileaks’ Julian Assange.

Clooney is due to start filming on the next Coen brothers film Hail, Caesar! and will appear in in Brad Bird’s Disney film Tomorrowland in cinemas next summer. Clooney will also direct a film about the UK phone-hacking scandal.