Dreamy Wedding Venues in Malta
There’s a reason why couples are choosing Malta as their dream wedding destination in 2022. The country gets over 300 days of sunshine a year, illuminating the spectacular natural beauty of the island and some 7,000 years of its history. As well as being famous for its diving, architectural sites, and festivals, Malta is also a popular film location in its own right. Malta's dramatic cliffs, stunning landscapes, and ancient buildings make it the perfect backdrop for many feature films and TV shows ( Gladiator, American Assain, World War Z and the mst popular of all times: Game of Thrones ), particularly those aiming for an antiquated feel. For many years the Royal Family lived in Malta during their summer breaks. The Queen and Prince Phillip loved spending time in their Villa Guardamangia as you might see in the First season of The Crown.
Malta, the largest in an archipelago of beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea, is just over three hours from the UK so for you, and your guests, it’s just one easy flight away. Malta was part of the British empire for around 160 years (gaining independence in 1964), which shaped the country and its inhabitants, most of whom now have a good command of the English language. For English-speaking tourists this means that communication forms little or no problem, which is an important benefit. Maltese, however, is still the country’s primary language spoken by the vast majority of the Maltese population.
Malta is home to some of the worlds oldest temples. The temples of Imnajdra or Ggantija are much older than Macchu Pichu of Peru or the Pyramids in Egypt. They are prehistoric and go back to thousands of years. Not to mention the old capital medieval city of Mdina or the capital itself, Vallettawith fortifications so grand and unique. The Maltese Knights of St John are also part of an important era and famous worldwide. Malta was the country that was most bombed during the World wars (in relation to its size) mostly because of its strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean sea.
Weddings in Malta
Malta offers both civil and religious ceremonies and in either case, the legal formalities are relatively simple and can even be done in advance from your home country. Gay weddings are also welcomed on the Maltese Islands.
Couples opting for a civil wedding, since Malta has such a varied and colourful historical past, there are a number of interesting outdoor and indoor venues from which to choose. The grandiose will love one of the grand baroque palaces with stunning gardens, and those preferring something more rustic can choose a beautiful farmhouse set in the quaint countryside of Gozo. For nature lovers, Malta’s many beautiful sandy beaches, backdrops and countryside provide a location like no other.
BEST WEDDING VENUES IN MALTA FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING
1. Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta T: 356 21440301 E: firstname.lastname@example.org | W: www.corinthia.com/hotels/malta/palace-hotel-and-spa
A wedding venue since 1962, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is Malta’s most iconic five-star hotel for milestone celebrations. Inspired by tradition and adored by heads of state, this historical hotel enjoys an endearing relationship with royalty and heritage. Combining sumptuous cuisine and sublime service with picture-postcard gardens and sun-kissed weather, guests are ensured a regal experience, whatever the occasion.
Wedding couples wishing to unleash their inner monarch are spoil for choice with three stunning indoor and outdoor venues complemented by a wide variety of gastronomic experiences. With over five decades of experience, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is a maestro in weddings, hosting intimate gatherings of four guests to gala events of up to 450, with packages starting from €60 (approximately $70) per person.
2. The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, Malta
T: 356 21450560
Weddings at Infinitely Xara Palace Relais are nothing short of pure magic. Whether you're planning on hosting hundreds at The Xara Lodge, a classic reception in the stunning Palazzo de Piro or a much smaller and intimate affair at The Xara Palace, this will be the day you've always dreamt of.
3. Waterfall Garden at Limestone Heritage, Malta
The Waterfall Gardens, forming part of the Limestone Heritage is exceptional when it comes to its aesthetic value and culminates in the remarkable sight of its thirty-foot waterfall, something you will not find anywhere else. The venue is truly, a one of a kind attraction on the island of Malta and offers an unparalleled experience for an unforgettable wedding.
The Waterfall Gardens has all the necessary permits in place to also organise civil ceremonies on site, ensuring that all will go smoothly for your special day.
4. Chophouse, Malta
The magnificent, uninterrupted view of Valletta across the water not only provides the perfect back drop for happy photographs but also the idyllic ambience for family and friends to relax in. This unique view is coupled with the tranquil effect of The Chophouse being situated in a car free zone. This is literaly the finest wedding venue with the view in Europe. Their spacious terrace is backed up by a large internal area, a section of which has parquet flooring and is great for dancing. This inside area is fronted by large 20-foot-high glass windows so that even in adverse weather the view of Valletta can still be enjoyed.
This majestic and imposing Castle on the outskirts of Mgarr offers a beautiful and historic setting for your wedding abroad. The interior of the castle has a wedding room complete with baroque wall hangings and an open medieval fireplace - an intimate setting for a small private wedding. Alternatively if you wish to have an outdoor ceremony with the splendour of the castle in the background, then why not exchange your vows at the foot of the magnificent stone staircase at the entrance to the castle? Seating and a wedding table can be arranged to complete the setting. After your ceremony why not saunter around the gardens for some unique wedding photos? For those with a larger wedding party, the castle can be hired for exclusive use for your evening celebrations.
6. Pallazo Villa Rossa | Traditional Maltese Airbnb
St Julians, Malta
Perfect for DIY destination wedding. Villa Rossa can be rented via Airbnb, which will cut your wedding venue costs. A Villa in the heart of St. Julian's with large private swimming pool surrounded by garden and trees . Apart from it's huge garden, you could also find a big terrace set next to both hall & kitchen with a panoramic view. The Villa is located in a very central area,close to all amenities such as beach,shop's,cafe's,restaurants,pubs,shopping. All rooms are air-conditioned including all common spaces. Private parking bay is incl. Extra cost for gatherings of more then 12 people will be applied.
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