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WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Whether you want a fabulous historic: Pelazzo, a reception by the sea, or an eeo vineydrdfof your wedding in the sun, Malta can offer the:m all...
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The islands 6f Malta, and ITS 'weekend retreat of Gozo, are a magical mix of cIJ,ltures, from Moorish to Italian, and British,
too .. With sunshine nearly all year round, the ease of communication because everyone speaks English as their second language, and a wealth of stunning historical buildIngs that make great backdrops for your pictures; thiSG(iuld be the perfect place for your wedding abroad.
film fans will love the glamour factor of getting hitched on tHe island where Gladiator and Troy were filmed; toadies will love
the local wines and seafood; and beaeJ. goddesseswill delight in the inky blue seas. 'Malta offers some stunning ehurehe$ and ehapelsand also great places 10 have g reception at thesea's.edge, but also Villas
for a less formal wedding With gardens.
or hundreds of years of history attached
to. them,' says Malta wedding planner,
Sarah Young (www.weddingplannerrnalta.com) .
Here's our insider guide to the hottest venues on the islands.
An onclent palace in a historic walled city, where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jo]e stayed during the filming of Tr-oy
Medina at night is utterly magical and romantic - as is the Xara Palace Re!ais & Chateaux, a beautiful 17th century Palazzo and now a cilic boutique hotel with 17 individual rooms and suites. Hold a wedding here and you can feel like a princess, with a stylish reception and options including a ceremony In the glassroofed atrium, a drinks reception on the terrace with panoramic views and a sit -down meal in tile beautiful piazza outside the hotel. You can have a cake created by the award-winning
chef and a horse-drawn carriage to drive you round the car-free streets. Choose a room with a private terrace and Jacuzzi and YOLi can Sip champagne in the hot tub to toast each other as man and wife at the end of the big day.
For more information contact Johanna Ward on firstname.lastname@example.org
PALAZZO PARISIO & GARDENS
SQUARE, NA.,XXAR, NXR I 700, .MALTA. TEL + 356 2 I 4I 246I. INFO@PALAZZOPARISIO.COM vVW'N.PALAZZOPARISIO.COM
A blank canvas venue that transforms into whatever you wont it to bel
If you want to create a totally personal decorated space, this conference centre is a great place for a big wedding (IN\N\iV.mfcC.com. mt). It can seat up to 700 guests and 1500 tor a stand-up reception and party, and has its own ambient lighting and PA systems ready to go. It recently hosted its first wedding where the space was turned into a super cool icecube witll a massive chandelier; hung over an outstanding square bar. Evelything was white, tram the carpet to tile tables, and then an extra modem twist came with the transparent chairs.
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A family-run organic wine and fruit estate on the neighbouring island of Gozo
Candle lit paths make your marquee feel magical (www.tamena-g020.com). With
citrus groves, a fruit garden, olive trees and
a vineyard, this is home to some of the best produce on the islands. Celebrate your weoding in an open marquee on a balmy night, with a barbecue or formal dining and hear the crickets sing as the sun goes down. Ta' Menal3'an alS0 take care of flowers, decorations, bJeverages, entertainment, and so on at an extra Charge.
Pti€BS R)erperson start from €50.00 (VAT incllClitl80, fCDr service, menu & wedding cake. Flnd-out more from George Borg on inf0@wnnectitJncaterers.com
Getting married in Malta and don't know where to stort?
There's only one solution.
Y Plan Events Co. Ltd.
TelfFax:·-I'356 2138 2549 Mob: -t,J,56 9925 ]26,5 Email: syo.Ung@maltane~.net www.weddingpJannermaIta.com
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A magical upmarket garden and palace venue where Malta's glitterati hold their wedding receptions
This stunningly decorated Palazzo is full of ornate gold scrollwork, mixed with stylish muted greens, yellows and pinks, whether
you're in the amazingly opulent mirrored ballroom or the Pornpeian Dining Room. Hiring the Palazzo for your wedding means you have sxduslve use of the palace and fabulous Baroque gardens, whieh are filled with pretty, scented plants from orange trees to Hibiscus, and water features such as formal fountains and trickling streams.
It really does feel liKe stepping into an oasis of charm when you walk through from the facade on the town street and emerge into the hall and grounds, which give you so many opportunities for amazing photographs. The food here is renowned on the islands, showcasing local produce aloNgside more international cuisine in a stylish mix of flavours and presentation. You and your guests can toast each other and dine under the' shade of crisp, white muslin curtains, blowing gently in the breeze. Weddings are tailor-made - the venue has hosted ceremonies and receptions for as few as two people,
or as many as 1000.
To find out more, contact Jayne Polidano on firstname.lastname@example.org (vwvw.palazzoparisio.com)
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Whether you are planning a large or a smaller intimate celebration,
Villa Arrigo provides the perfect setting for Weddings, Receptions, Private Functions, Lunches, Dinners, Card Parties, Tea Parties, Anniversaries, Product Launches, Seminars and Workshops.
Alternatively, we can provide outside catering services to your home or any venue
of your choice. From inHmate to elaborate we are at your service. Our entire team of Chefs and their capable assistants work in state-of-the-art kitchens, and focus all their skills and passion for gourmet food on your event. This is no hotel or restaurant where other menus are being catered for simultaneously. In fact, both the venue and the food preparation will be completely dedicated to you, and to you alone,
in other words, exclusively yours!
Open daily for viewing & booking I Wednesday from 5pm till7.30pm
Tel: +35621423214 I email@example.com I firstname.lastname@example.org I email@example.com
Boasts a slick modern rooftop restaurant with billowing
muslin curtains, modern Asian-style furniture, and great views
Hold your wedding high above the rooftops of popular seafront town 811ema In the chic, sleek style of The Palace. Treat your guests to cocktails and an Asian fuson buffet by the rooftop pool, with views of the town
and the sea as you party at Lounge 360
into the early hours. The hotel can offer wedding packages with set prices per head for your guests, or tailor-make a less formal event. Make a weekend of it and guests can promenade with the locals along the seafront in the evenings when families, elderly couples, teenagers and tiny tots all stroll around to meet and greet each other and eat ice cream!
Find out more from events Co-ordinator Matthew Sammut on
A luxurious hotel where secluded candle-lit grounds around the pool creote a fairy tale feel
TIlis hotel is the perfect place for a wedding over a long weekend. The fabulous spa, dedicated to thalassotherapy treatments
and AYLJiVedic, is a great place to relax and get pampered before the big day, or even to arrange a champagne spa night for your hens a couple of days before the ceremony. Guests can eat fabulous Italian food on the outdoor terrace by candlelight (some dishes include produce from the hotel's own organic kitchen garden), drink cocktails on the terrace and breakfast on GOzitan pastries overlooking the Palm-fringed pool- so theire ful~ relaxed
and in a great mood to party when your stunning wedding and reception take place! The in-house team will help you organise anything from a small intimate dinner to ~ grand luxurious banquet, and are also happy
to help you sort out the formal processes of
a civil or church marriage on Gozo (see more details on this, below). The hotel can even help you arrange Jeep safaris or treasure hunts on the island for guests, or Sightseeing tours of the local beauty spots, such as the Azure Window.
Find out more by contacting sales sanlawrenz@kempinSki.com, with 'wedding' in the subject line.
DRAGONARA RESORT MALTA
There are 340 elegant guest rooms and suites, offering Malta's largest standard accommodation, with Internet access and private balconies with sea views, plus Westin's signature iO-layer Heavenly Beds offering the ultimate honeymoon luxury; Imagine being enveloped with pure white, triple-sheeted bedding topped with a down blanket and comforter and king-size thick feather pillows
- bliss! Executive Club Level rooms also include access to the exclusive Executive Club Lounge, with complimentary breakfast and pre-dinner drinks, in an ambience of pampering and luxury,
Slip off to your elegant wedding reception at the Reef Club Pavilion-an inspiring venue with the adjoining Reef Cll,Ib Sundeck, which can cater for up to 6,000 guests in the airy charms of the seaside, And with the resorts professional team by your side from start to finish, you will be able to delight in every moment of your big day.
The Westin Dragonara Resort
(t) +356 21 381000 firstname.lastname@example.org wvV'w.westindragonaramalta.com
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An introduction to the unique wedding facilities and wonderful wedding venues at the Grand Hotel in Gozo, Malta.
Welcome to the Grand Hotel- Making Island Wedding Dreams a Reality!
We look forward to exploring the many ways that the Grand Hotel could be a big part of your special day.
If you are dreaming of the perfect Mediterranean island wedding, then the Grand Hotel in Gozo provides the ideal setting. With 9 unique venues to choose from, we are one of the island's premier wedding destinations, and offer a range of stunning settings for wedding memories which will be treasured forever.
We have the experience to promise you the fantasy wedding of your dreams. Our expert staff will readily guide you through the various stages of planning a romantic wedding in the Mediterranean. You will communicate closely with our wedding planner every step of the way, 'ensuring you select the venue, catering and decor that suit you best.
The Grand Hotel itself is located just seconds from Gozo's main harbour, Mgarr. Our accommodation is spacious, elegantly furnished, and offers en-suite facilities. Most of our rooms have sea views and ample balconies or terraces, providing the perfect place to relax both before and after your special day.
We also offer excellent wedding facilities, Including delicious in-house catering, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and professionally trained staff. Our extensive range of leisure amenities will ensure that guests relax both before and after the main event, These include a chic and cutting-edge spa [Opening October 2011), gym, cinema, indoor pool [Opening October 2011], outdoor pool and a lively bar area. Additionally, we offer a wide array of excellent cuisine in our restaurants, as well as a dazzling roof top terrace that enjoys beautiful views across to Com ina and Malta.
So, the choice is yours. From an intimate outdoor venue overlooking the sparkling blue Mediterranean, to the splendour of our Grand Ballroom, the Grand Hotel offers a myriad of personalised options and contemporary ideas to make your fantasy come true.
Tel:' (+356) 21563840 Fax: (+356) .21559744
In the Maltese culture, marriages are lavish affairs, but whether you're planning a
laid back do for close family or a spectacular extravaganza for 200, you can have the wedding of your dreams on the b.eautiful Maltese islands.
For UK couples wanting a wedding filled with great weather, stunning scenery, variety and culture they should look no further then Malta. "This beautiful region offers year-round sunshlne, crystal waters and luxurious resorts, It's the perfect backdrop to a wedding or honeymoon," explains Alex Incorvaja of Visit Malta.
Offering a diverse range of wedding formats, from intimate sit down dinners and beachside ceremonies to church weddings and traditional receptions, Malta has a vast range of products and services available, which make planning the ceremony relatively stress-free and great value for money.
Flexible and able to tailor-make a package that suits all kinds of tastes and viewpoints, Malta offers both civil and religious ceremonies. In either case the legal formalities are relatively simple and can even be done in advance from your home country.
Boasting around 365 beautiful churches dotted around the islands, Malta is an [deal
destination for those desiring a religious wedding. The elegance and splendour of one of Malta's baroque partsh church will provide a beautiful setting for a special day, or if Intimacy and seclusion is desired, the many charming countryside chapels are ideal. Malta's religion is Roman Catholic, but those couples from other denominations or preferring a civil ceremony will be able to find plenty of venues to suit their tastes and beliefs. Foreign visitors who wish
to marry in a Roman Catholic church will have some formalities to complete In advance. The process is very straightforward and will involve providing documentation such as a birth certificate and a letter from the diocese in the country of origin.
If the thought of organizing your wedding is too stressful to contemplate, several specialist tour operators in Malta and Gozo offer the services
of a personal wedding organiser, make-up and hair artist, photographer, bridal bouquet, groom's buttonhole and wedding cake.
A large buffet reception is very much part of the traditional Maltese wedding, but if you prefer
a British style sit-down wedding breakfast, or indeed something more bespoke, the Islands have a range of experienced and professional caterers who offer a wide selection of lUXUry modern dishes in addition to local cuisine.
Unlimited choice of venues
Since Malta has such a varied and colourful historical past, there are a number of interesting venues to choose from and are
in no way limited to hotels and churches.
The grandiose will love one of the grand baroque palaces with stunning gardens, and those preferring something more rustic can choose a beautiful farmhouse set in the quaint countryside of Gozo. For nature lovers, Malta's many beautiful sandy beaches provide a location like no other.
Malta offers unlimited choice for brides
and grooms to be. It has beautiful, historic churches, the finest luxury hotels. unrivalled scenery and glorious weather. Not only that, but Malta's accessibility, range of price options and English-speaking officials mean that planning a wedding there is straightforward and can be arranged with all kinds of budgets.
Alex tncervala is the UK & Ireland Director for Visit Malta: the official tourist board of Malta, Gozo and Camino. WWW.visitmalta.com •