getting married in malta

6 Reasons Why You Should Get Married In Malta!

One of Europe's prime wedding destinations!

Malta is widely known as being one of Europe’s prime wedding destinations. The sun-soaked archipelago’s straightforward and inclusive marriage legalities, the tropical weather and its idyllic location are some of the key things that transformed the islands into a wedding hotspot.

Therefore, keep reading if you’ve been scouring the net for your perfect paradise. We might have the ideal set of islands for you!

  1. Legal Requirements

Malta requires no minimum residency term for a legally-binding ceremony. It’s also good to note that both the service and the official marriage certificate are in English.

Are you thinking of getting married in Malta? Then you should definitely follow the next few simple steps. First off, you need to fill out the Marriage Application Form and send it over to the Marriage Registry in Valletta or Gozo. You also need to attach a copy of your passports, birth certificates and other legal documents. Be aware that these documents need to arrive six weeks prior to your wedding date. As soon as you land in Malta, you need to take your passports to the Marriage Registry to finalise the last couple of details.

  1. Weather 

Malta’s Mediterranean climate means that the islands experience 3000 hours of sunshine (per annum). This means that you can technically organise an outdoor wedding at any time of the year. Malta’s climate is ideal if you’ve always dreamed of a day-time wedding by the sea.

  1. Location

Malta’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean means that it’s super well-connected. There are tens of flights every day, so you can rest assured that it’s the perfect location to reunite guests from different parts of the globe.

  1. Churches 

If you’re opting for a Roman Catholic wedding ceremony, you’re spoiled for choice. There’s a total of 313 churches in Malta while Gozo’s home to another 46. Not bad for such a small archipelago!

It’s also good to mention that there are a wide variety of other religious buildings where you can hold your wedding ceremony if you don’t follow the Catholic faith. These include a mosque, several protestant churches and a synagogue, to name but a few.

  1. Cuisine 

Malta is a gastronomical hotspot. The islands’ Arabic, Mediterranean and British influences mean that its cuisine is a delicious melting pot of cultures.

Be sure to include some typical Maltese favourites in your wedding menu, such as the Maltese rabbit stew, the fish pie and beef olives. Indulge your guests with a selection of soulful Maltese sweets such as the date cakes, almond cakes and cannolis.

  1. Venues

There are tonnes of stunning venues to choose from. Get married onboard a private yacht or turn your Cinderella dreams into reality by opting for a palazzo. A beach wedding is always a good idea when you’re this close to the sea!

  1. Honeymoon in Malta

With so many wonderful things to explore, there’s little reason to leave Malta straight after the ceremony. Extend your stay and experience first hand the hospitality the locals are known for, by staying at Casa Ellul in Valletta. Traverse the island’s capital city, soak up the sun at one of the islands’ top beaches, plan a day trip to Gozo and watch the sunset at Mdina. There’s definitely no better way to kick start a marriage than to discover Malta’s hidden gems!