Finding a Venue

Wedding Venues; Picking The Perfect Place

Choosing the right wedding venue for your day is possibly the hardest part of planning your wedding. Unless you’ve always had a specific place in mind, realising an idea or dream can be quite a challenge, especially when you’re searching in unfamiliar territory.

Having been through the process myself, I was surprised at how difficult it was, despite being resident in Malta, to draw up a shortlist of likely wedding venues. Many websites offered lists of vendors but not much by way of detail on the venue’s particulars, including any associated marriage legalities it would have been useful to know about. For that reason, this section concentrates on the most popular wedding venues for foreigners getting married in Malta. To help compile a list of favourite locations for your big day, have a read through Malta’s top wedding venue profiles and sneak a peak at some associated testimonials from those with real-life experience of getting married in the Maltese Islands. Whether you’re interested in stately homes, churches, outdoor venues or seafront locations, Malta’s bound to have a dream solution for your special day.

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Gardens at Palazzo Parisio

Stately Homes & Gardens

Malta has weathered many ruling nations throughout its history, but rather than erase external influence, Malta has incorporated the best of each nation, resulting in some magnificent architecture. Fine examples of this are the island’s stately residences or ‘palazzos’, adorned with treasures of eras gone by. Their grand rooms and beautifully landscaped gardens make the perfect spot for romantic civil ceremonies.


The Westin Malta's Bedouin Bar

Hotels & Seafront Venues

Malta’s forté is fine seafront hotels, harbourside bars and top rate sea-view restaurants. The island’s 5* hotels offer quality and reassurance through years of wedding planning experience and high international standards. They can legally host your ceremony and offer fantastic seafront locations for your reception. Similarly, some of Malta’s finest restaurants can make the perfect location for wedding receptions.


Official buildings at Birgu

Registry Offices & Buildings of Heritage

Malta and Gozo’s registry offices and official buildings are a far cry from anything we may be used to in our local home towns. Characteristic old stone, ornate ceilings and locations within ancient walled cities will impress any guest. Malta’s many buildings of heritage are open for wedding functions so why not consider the Saluting Battery at Valletta with its breath-taking view over the Grand Harbour, or the Limestone Heritage with its quirky park and gardens, complete with waterfall?


Marry in a Maltese church

Churches & Cathedrals

If you want to get married in a church in Malta, you are truly spoilt for choice. Roman Catholicism is the dominant faith and there are hundreds of chapels, churches and cathedrals to host a ceremony of any size. You will need to find out the tolerances and requirements associated with marrying in your chosen church, based on your own persuasions, but you should find Malta accommodating and friendly in this respect.


Boat receptions

Unusual Receptions

If you want to be different, Malta’s a good place to break the mould. Surrounded by vast expanses of glistening azure waters and countless rocky coves to explore by sea, it’s no surprise that Malta now caters for increasingly popular ‘floating receptions’. Hire an impressive, old-style galleon or modern yacht and party the night away as you sail up to The Blue Lagoon or around Gozo.

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