So last week I headed off to the beautiful Island of Malta to view a selection of current and new wedding venues that the island has to offer. From Luxury Manors with tranquil gardens to traditional Maltese farmhouses, weddings in Malta really do have something to suit every taste!
If you’re tying the knot on this stunning island or are thinking about getting married here, you can read all about what I got up to and which stunning venues I had the pleasure of viewing below!
Intercontinental Hotel – St Julian’s
I stayed at the stunning Intercontinental Hotel located in St Julian’s during my trip, which as you’ll see from the photograph above offers the most beautiful sunset views from a number of its rooms. The hotel is modern and centrally located meaning you have everything you need on your doorstep! Shops, restaurants/bars and the beach is only footsteps away. The hotel even caters for weddings!
Visit of Luxury Manor
Photos really don’t do this gorgeous venue justice. The Luxury Manor is located in the Naxxar area and is completely exclusive for weddings. The venue has a selection of areas where you can hold your wedding ceremony and reception (both indoor and outdoor), whether you choose the secret garden surrounded by trees or under the gazebo where you will make your entrance under a pretty archway which can be decorated with florals! There are so many possibilities at this venue, and with it having an indoor area – there is no cut off time for entertainment meaning your party can continue until the early hours!
Stately Home and Gardens
Stopping off some some tea and cake at this stunning venue, I was swooned by its serene garden and the flowing water fountains that create such a tranquil and calming ambiance. The garden is the perfect setting to host a wedding ceremony and romantic dinner too.
Malta is home to 365 stunning churches (one for every day of the year…so the locals say). If you’re looking to have a religious wedding abroad then Malta is the destination to do so. With such a vast selection of churches, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Dinner at Paranga
Belonging to Hotel Intercontinental, Paranga is a seafront restaurant offering the finest cuisine and sea views. If you’re visiting or staying in St Julian’s…it’s well worth a visit!
Vintage style bus
Vintage style bus – the perfect form of transport to get guests to your wedding (and provides a lovely breeze to keep you cool in the heat too!)
Visit of MCC
This grand indoor venue is ideal if you’d like your wedding to take place indoors offering a very ‘medieval’ feel!
Exploring the streets of beautiful Valletta
The walled city of Valletta is Malta’s capital and a must visit while you are in Malta. I explored the beautiful streets and visited ‘Saluting Battery’ which is located at a very high point meaning you can enjoy the stunning views over the Grand Harbour and its surrounding fortified towns.
Lunch and Food Tasting at Casino Maltese
I had the pleasure of sampling a selection of our caterers canapes/dishes/desserts whilst stopping off at the Casino Maltese for lunch. All I can say is WOW!
Visit of Classical Villa
This charming, elegant and welcoming 18th century Maltese country house is located in Attard. From the moment you step foot in the grounds of this stunning venue you will be blown away. There are so many options for both your ceremony and reception, whether you want an intimate ceremony and dinner set up or a larger wedding across the whole grounds. One of my favourite set ups is having your ceremony in front of this gorgeous backdrop and using the stone walkway as a dreamy aisle !
Visit of Private Villa
This beautiful villa offers magnificent views over St Julian’s and is available for exclusive hire with accommodation for up to 12 people! This is another venue which allows you to create your dream vision from scratch, just imagine round tables set up around the lovely pool area whilst your guests enjoy the breathtaking sea and sunset views in the distance.
Visit of Traditional Farmhouse
If you’re looking for something a little different from the norm, something unique yet still magical, a Traditional Farmhouse is perfect for just that. You will instantly fall in love with the grapevine covered poolside area and the overall setting of this amazing venue. There is a nearby fountain which creates such a peaceful and calming ambiance and you will be surrounded by Tradition here as the Maltese Farmhouse is actually 200 years old!
Mdina (silent city)
Mdina (also known as the Silent City) is the old capital of Malta. I found it a fascinating place full of culture and its narrow streets and beautiful views over the Island make it a must visit. No cars (except the limited number of residents) are allowed to enter and this provides a really relaxing atmosphere for strolling the streets and enjoying the views.
Dinner in Mdina
Whilst visiting Mdina I had dinner at a lovely quaint restaurant which was part of a stunning boutique hotel. The outside courtyard in the above photograph can actually be hired privately for your wedding dinner in Mdina! Perfect for those who want to tie in Mdina with their wedding.
Visit of Waterfall Garden
This unique venue can be transformed into an elegant wedding setting available for both your ceremony and reception. The venue is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and the 30-foot high waterfall makes a gorgeous backdrop for your celebrations! Here you can really make the venue your own, whether it be adding some hanging/string fairy lights in the trees and over the reception area, or adding some pretty lanterns and candles to provide some additional lighting. The possibilities are endless!
Wine tasting at Meridiana Vineyard
The perfect way to finish off a wonderful few days in Malta – a morning of wine tasting at Meridiana Vineyard! A gorgeous setting and available for weddings to.
Are you planning to tie the knot on the beautiful Island of Malta? Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on our weddings in Malta and planning services!