wedding venues in Malta

Historic Wedding Venues in Malta

  • Nov 27, 2021

7 wedding venues in Malta you should consider!

Over the last decade, the sun-drenched archipelago of Malta has become the go-to destination for couples looking to tie the knot in the Mediterranean. In addition to the straightforward legalities of getting married in Malta and the fact that English is one of Malta’s official languages, the islands are blessed with panoramic views, Baroque churches, stunning architecture and remarkable wedding venues. 

If you’re thinking of organising a destination wedding, here are 7 wedding venues in Malta that you should definitely consider. 

Saluting Battery, Valletta

If you have a taste for the unusual, then the Saluting Battery is the perfect wedding venue for you. Perched on the bastions below Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens, the Saluting Battery features well-maintained lawns and – as the name suggests – WWII-era saluting guns. In addition to being one of the best vantage points in Valletta, it’s a great wedding venue that can host a total of 700 standing guests. 

Villa Bighi, Valletta

Villa Bighi in Valletta overlooks the internationally-renowned Grand Harbour and is nothing short of spectacular. It’s a 17th-century neo-classical villa that has multiple reception halls, and indoor and outdoor areas that can be decorated to suit almost any wedding theme. Villa Bighi has a total capacity of 1600 wedding guests – making it an ideal venue for both small and huge wedding parties. 

Villa Bologna, Attard

The Baroque-style Villa Bologna is decked with citrus orchards, a Mediterranean-style garden, fountains and lawns. The main villa and front garden were constructed in 1745, with a new facade being added to the villa in the 1920s. A wedding at Villa Bologna promises to be a magical affair…with the added bonus of multiple photogenic backdrops to choose from.

Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar

Palazzo Parisio is situated in the heart of Naxxar. Originally built in the 1800s, it served as Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna’s private residence. It’s the perfect blend of Maltese and Italian cultures – and this fusion is reflected in its beautiful gardens that feature both exotic as well as indigenous species. Therefore, it’s safe to say that Palazzo Parisio is the ideal venue for couples who are envisioning a garden wedding. 

Palazzo Nobile, Naxxar

Palazzo Nobile’s best asset is undoubtedly its jaw-dropping beauty and wedding-ready layout. Its baroque features, terraced, well-maintained gardens and location, make it one of the islands’ most sought-after wedding venues. 

Castello Zammitello, Mgarr

Castello Zammitello is a 19th-century Victorian countryside castle on the outskirts of the northern town of Mgarr. The Castello has a wedding room that’s kitted with baroque wall hangings and an open fireplace – perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony. It’s surrounded by lush gardens and the Maltese countryside – making it the perfect venue for couples who value privacy. 

Castello dei Baroni, Wardija

Castello dei Baroni’s origins can be traced back to 1783. It was built by Fra Emanuel de Rohan Polduc – one of the Order of St John’s Grandmasters. The Castello’s stately history is reflected in its architectural splendour and overall grandeur. Its landscaped gardens and large flat roof serve as viewpoints, allowing your guests to admire the surrounding Maltese countryside. What’s more – it has a pool that sprawls all around the castle…a feature that’s very much needed if you’re leaning more towards a summer wedding.