Adjacent to Eden Lodge, Cottage Gardens is the second hall within the Garden of Eden Halls. The island of Filfla provides a serene and romantic backdrop to an intimate outdoor wedding surrounded by nature. Cottage Gardens also enjoys spectacular sea views and views of the Wied Babu valley in Zurrieq.
The more time goes by and the more the summer heat gets underneath our skins, the more the Maltese population slowly slowly becomes attracted to winter weddings. Being blessed with a location on the map were snow is not an issue, one can rest assured that no road will be closed due to being blocked by snow (then there’s rain yes, but unless you’re planning to organise a wedding in the middle of the Msida roundabout, you’re good to go).
One thing that might prove to be a challenge is planning the wedding photoshoot. With a winter full of shorter days you know you need to take those photos as early as possible during the day, and maybe just maybe consider a morning wedding rather than an evening one.
Something to consider when choosing a venue for a winter wedding is the ideal type of setting. When getting hitched in winter, it is not going to be an easy task to find a place that has blooming flowers everywhere. You might want to consider indoor spaces, securing yourself that had a rainy day to occur you and your guests will be sheltered under a roof. Such venues could be one of Malta’s many palazzos, wedding halls and even barns that can provide heating for a cold winters’ day.
Although many might see planning a winter wedding as limiting, you or your wedding planner will be helped tremendously with the limited choices to choose from, reducing yourselves the burden of having long nights of extreme planning and indecisiveness when it comes to wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower choices and wedding themes.Additionally, a winter wedding will be a breath of fresh air for all those working on a tight budget since during this season, venues, caterers and a multitude of other suppliers offer great discounts, some even up to 50% off the final bill!
Whilst there is no guarantee whatsoever that you will be granted a sunny wedding day, one of the best things about a winter wedding is that it will not get lost amongst the hundreds of summer weddings that are going on. It is less likely that it will clash with another wedding and that your guests would be on holiday. Suppliers, make up artists, and venues would be an easier task to handle and you will find most of them available on your special day.
Whilst it might not be a white wedding in Malta, it can definitely live up to the expectations of the winter wonderland wedding of your dreams.
By Nicole Borg