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Let Love Sizzle in Malta for Your Destination Wedding

Want to make your wedding one for the books? Celebrate your love with your nearest and dearest in Malta. Read on for our destination wedding tips and insights.

Newlyweds holding hands outside a church in Malta
*Local laws may restrict service availability to all. See the Equality Index for more information.

Newlyweds holding hands outside a church in Malta

Visit Malta: Plan the Wedding Celebration of a Lifetime

Nestled in the Mediterranean, you'll discover the archipelago of Malta and its sister islands, Gozo and Comino. The islands hold over 7,000 years of rich history. This means you'll encounter plenty of architectural beauties for the backdrops of your wedding photos. And the chances of rain on your wedding are very low, thanks to Malta's sunny climate.

Get Married at One of Malta's World Heritage Sites

Imagine tying the knot in one of Malta’s unique venues. Valletta, the capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers historic settings built by the Knights of St. John. Stunning venues are located in a number of towns, cities and villages. You can say ‘I do’ at a luxurious hotel, a baroque palace with gardens, a vineyard or a quaint farmhouse on Gozo. Malta offers a diverse range of settings to suit your dream wedding and budget.

Malta's Heritage sites are ideal for a unique destination wedding. Choose from venues such as St. Angelo Hall, Egmont Hall at Fort St. Angelo, Castellania Courtyard, and the Garden at the Inquisitor’s Palace.

Have a Grand Event at the National Museum of Archaeology Malta

National museum of archaeology in Malta set up for a wedding

A regal room at Malta's National Museum of Archaeology needs little to no decor. The intricate walls and ceiling set the scene, creating an ambience of opulence. We imagine a classic tux or a vintage silk wedding gown would feel right at home here. This great hall is perfect for your civil wedding ceremony.

Tie the Knot at the Malta Maritime Museum

Malta Maritime Museum

Among the historical wedding venues in Malta, you can get married on the seaside terrace at the Maritime Museum. Picture an intimate wedding overlooking the port with the bristling masts of ships rocking gently in the breeze. An experienced wedding planner will be able to help you find catering, decor and all the details that will make your seaside wedding extra special.

Take Your Celebration to New Heights

Beach wedding ceremony with seaside views

Give everyone a view they'll never forget as you say "I do" with the expansive blue sea as your backdrop. The weather is sure to be beautiful. Make sure the champagne is cold and that you've got enough sunglasses to go around (wedding favour idea!).

Terrace at the Sheer Bastion in Malta overlooking the pier

If a view is what you're after, the Sheer Bastion, a centuries-old bastion in Senglea that overlooks the Grand Harbour and Birgu City is another option. This emblematic venue offers packages that include luxurious rooms at the Cugo Gran Macina hotel situated below, making it the ideal destination wedding venue.

Have a Majestic Wedding Ceremony

Palazzo Parisio ballroom dining hall for weddings

Do you dream of the kind of wedding that pulls out all the stops? From the reception and cocktail to the ceremony and the party, a wedding planner will ensure things run smoothly. For a beautifully timeless wedding ceremony, choose from any of Malta's historic chapels or baroque cathedrals.

If you are looking for a glamorous venue for your civil ceremony, the Palazzo Parisio is a top choice. This baroque palace offers lush gardens, a historic Orangery and a palatial ballroom to celebrate your nuptials.

Travel around Malta's islands

While in Malta for your destination wedding, be sure to carve out enough time to visit the bounty of historical sites. Whether you're honeymooning or enjoying a family holiday just before the wedding, Malta is a destination full of attractions to be discovered. Must-haves to see in Malta include Mdina, Vittoriosa, Calypso’s Isle, Gozo, and Comino.

A Honeymoon of Hollywood Film Spots in Malta

With the bounty of beautiful panoramas in Malta, it's no wonder so many films have been shot here. From Game of Thrones to Count of Monte Kristo, and Troy to Gladiator, give your honeymoon a plot twist by visiting its famous movie locations. For the ultimate honeymoon shots, visit Mellieha beach or Golden Bay to enjoy the sandy beaches where movies were filmed. If you're looking for the most delightful swim, Golden Bay's crystal clear waters won't disappoint.

Celebrate Your Love: LGBTIQ-Friendly Wedding in Malta

Outdoor wedding ceremony setup with arches and florals

One of the hottest wedding destinations for LGBTIQ weddings? Malta! Currently, it's the most progressive European country in terms of LGBTIQ equality and gay rights. In 2017, Malta voted to legalise same-sex marriage and amend the marriage act, replacing words such as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ with the gender-neutral, ‘spouse’. Yes to celebrating all love and all people!

Let the Pros Take the Wheel: Wedding Planners in Malta

Jazz wedding band in Malta

If you're planning your destination wedding in Malta or Gozo, you may want to consider hiring an international destination wedding planner. A Malta specialist will be able to recommend to you the top wedding bands in Malta, the most experienced caterers, and all the services that will make your wedding, a special, enjoyable and a memorable one!

Malta offers a vast selection of wedding venues. Get married at a World Heritage site, plan a reception with seaside views or on the beach, enjoy a cinematic honeymoon tasting local food and experiencing the Maltese hospitality. Amaze your family, friends and guests with unforgettable memories of your big day in Malta. There really is something for everyone in Malta. If you need more information on getting married or travelling to Malta, please visit Malta's Tourism site.