The Perks Of Getting Married In Malta
Often referred to as the Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea, it's easy to understand why Malta's popularity as a wedding destination continues to grow. Picturesque beaches, historical structures, lavish villas and hundreds of churches are all dotted around the island, meaning there's a venue for almost any wedding you can dream of! So, with that in mind, here are the top perks of why your wedding should take place on this gem of an island.
It's a relatively short flight from a number of destinations, ranging between one and four hours maximum across a number of countries around Europe. Malta's popularity as a tourist destination means that there are plenty of hotels and other types of accommodation to choose from, and the high level of restaurants that populate the country means you and your guests will most certainly find yourselves as enamoured by the cuisine as much as the island's scenery.
It's a thrilling, sun-kissed destination
What is it that makes Malta popular though? Quite simply, there's an abundance of holiday activities that suit every type of traveller. Archaeological sites predating the pyramids of Egypt by thousands of years can be found mere minutes away from award-winning diving locations, while the capital city Valletta combines a rich medieval history with vibrant day and nightlife thanks to the variety of shops, cafes, pubs and bars that can be found across a city that was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Add in the fact that Malta enjoys around 3,000 hours of sunshine per year (one of the highest in Europe), you'll quickly understand that the island's climate makes it a prime winter destination as much as a summer one. In summary, there's no chance that you or your guests will find yourselves bored any time soon!
It's increasingly inclusive
Malta has topped the Rainbow Europe chart since 2016, which means that it's Europe's top country for policies, laws and practices that discriminate least against LGBT+ communities. Same-sex marriages were legalized in 2017, and with Malta hosting Pride 2023, it would make for the perfect wedding destination for same-sex couples getting married that year.
The range of venues
As mentioned earlier, the sheer variety of venues means that the soon-to-be-wedded couple will be spoilt for choice when picking their wedding spot. Whether the knot is tied in one of the 365 churches around the island, in a stunning villa in Gozo (Malta's smaller sister island), or on a private beach, there's certainly no shortage of options.