This venue excels at:
Fairytale weddings in the heart of the Gozitan countryside. The hustle and bustle of everyday life slips away, replaced only by twittering birds, chirruping crickets and the scent of herbs and flowers hanging heavy on the Mediterranean sun’s warming rays. Imagine romantic strolls through beautiful gardens with views of green hills as far as the eye can see. Think of dining al fresco on ornate stone terraces surrounded by dry stone walls, palm trees and stretched infinity pools. This is truly a wedding escape to a paradisaical sanctuary.
The Kempinski Hotel at San Lawrenz in Gozo oozes countryside charm, relaxation and exclusivity. The resort stays true to the spirit of the island by combining honey-coloured indigenous stone and palatial architecture with a genuinely friendly service, indicative of the nature of the islanders – all nestled within a carefully crafted 30,000 square metre oasis of country gardens. The hot sun, blue skies, pleasant sea breezes and easily accessible coves and sandy beaches make a stay at the Kempinski a truely unique getaway and ideal location for a dreamy Mediterranean wedding.
The Kempinski has a dedicated wedding team that can help arrange your event from start to finish. Notably they are able to help you arrange civil ceremonies, religious ceremonies and receptions, making available anything from luxurious, chandelier-clad banqueting rooms to romantic garden terraces and an intimate chapel surrounded by flowers, palms and quaint country lanes.
The hotel provides top quality wedding catering prepared by their in-house expert chefs. They can cater just as competently for stand-up wedding receptions serving delicious canapés as they can for lavish, multiple course seated meals. The extra unique and charming feature of the Kempinski catering arrangement is that their herbs, vegetables and fruit are picked fresh from their very own kitchen gardens surrounding the hotel. This guarantees the most flavoursome, freshest produce and makes for shamelessly sumptuous and perfectly presented seasonal dishes.
Honeymooning at the Kempinski is like therapy for the soul, as the inevitable stresses of planning a wedding drift away while you enjoy your perfect day and relax afterwards surrounded by the peaceful gardens, tranquil spa and wellness suites, and laze about in the vast palm-tree lined pools. The hotel’s quality L’Ortolan restaurant will serve up tantalising culinary delights for dinner, while the lavish breakfasts will set you up for your day of relaxing or exploring the island of Gozo as your mood takes you.
The legal stuff
The Kempinski Hotel wedding team can help you organise both civil and religious ceremonies on Gozo – check with the hotel for the most appropriate venue for your day.
Kempinski Hotel, Triq ir-Rokon, San Lawrenz, Gozo
Weddings Specialist: Deryk Sacco
Tel: 00 356 2211 5211
The Kempinski Hotel lays on plenty of activities should you wish to see more of Gozo while you are there. However, by far the best way to explore this tiny island is to hire a car or scooter and make your own discoveries off the beaten track. It doesn’t take long to get around the whole island yet you can spend days investigating winding country lanes that lead to hidden coves, sunning yourself on sandy beaches or lunching in beautiful bays. Having your own transport gives you the freedom to mix it up and even take a trip over to Malta should you wish to sample some of the bustling nightlife of Gozo’s big sister.