Weddings in Malta

How & where to get married

The Maltese islands, one of the most romantic and charming destinations in the Mediterranean, provide an ideal setting for the perfect wedding and honeymoon.

In Malta, you can explore 7000 years of history that lives passionately in the present. You'll span the millennia with an astonishing array of things to discover. And wherever you go, the Islands' scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop. The colours are striking. Honey coloured stone against the deepest of Mediterranean blues...

Overview

Top reasons to get married in Malta

Why choose Malta for your wedding?

  • Ideal holiday wedding
    Blessed with all year round sun and set in crystal waters with great hotels.
  • Ceremonies
    Amazing Churches, classic buildings, hotels and beaches available for ceremonies.
  • Simple
    Reasonable legal requirements to get married.
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Overview

The Maltese Islands have been described as one big open air museum. What makes them unique is that so much of their past is visible today. Delve into the Islands' mysterious prehistory, retrace the footsteps of St Paul or see where the Knights of St John defended Christendom.

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But Malta is no regular museum. Maltese life is lived to the full, so make time for some living history and action. Visit locations where Oscar winning blockbusters were filmed or go off the beaten track into ancient villages.

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Take time to marvel at the fireworks and revelry of the summertime fiestas and enjoy a packed calendar of events all year round.

The Maltese Islands really do make a great Mediterranean destination for your wedding.

The Maltese islands, one of the most romantic and charming destinations in the Mediterranean, provide an ideal setting for the perfect wedding and honeymoon. In fact, Malta weddings are easy to arrange for visitors and a marriage in Malta is becoming increasingly popular with the many tourists who visit the islands each year.

Blessed with all year round sun and set in crystal waters, Malta and its sister islands of Gozo and Comino can offer you a unique Malta wedding and honeymoon experience, where complete relaxation can easily give way to the urge to discover the Malta's many cultural, artistic and natural treasures.

You will also be pleased to know that a Malta wedding will probably cost you much less than one in your country, or for that matter, in most other Mediterranean wedding destinations. Unlike most other European wedding locations, a wedding in Malta can be anywhere you like on the island. If you want a Malta Church wedding, there are literally hundreds of Churches in Malta - though most are strict Roman Catholic. Most couples choose a great location - such as a beach, a top hotel or one of the many classic buildings available for their Malta wedding. There are dozens of options to choose from when deciding where to get married in Malta.

The traditional 'going-away ritual' is a wedding speciality in Malta, whether you do it by using the "karrozzin", the traditional flower decorated, Maltese horse drawn carriage, or the more modern, sleek and comfortable limousine. If you choose a wedding venue in Malta that is close to the sea, you can even decide to say goodbye to your wedding guests from a classic Maltese fishing boat!

Apart from what the islands themselves offer, Malta offers a wide range of accommodation & facilities tailored for couples wanting to combine a marriage & honeymoon. Accommodation varies from apartments, hotels, villas, bungalows and finally farmhouses. As a popular tourist location - Malta has everything you need for a special wedding.

After your Malta wedding is over, all you will be looking forward to will be a few days of utter relaxation, soaking up the Mediterranean easy pace of life. The island of Malta and Gozo are the perfect location for just idling away the time in the sun and lulled by the sound of the waves, come summer or winter.

It will, however, be difficult to resist the temptation to explore their spectacular seascape, ranging from quiet coves and alluring sandy beaches to sheer cliffs.

Weddings performed in Malta are completely legal in most countries including the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Religious and civil ceremonies are available. You will need to complete simple paperwork at home (proof that you are single). You can arrange your Malta wedding yourself, take a full wedding package hotel plus flights from a specialist travel company or employ a local wedding planner. Getting married in Malta is not nearly as tricky as it sounds.

 

Due to relatively open marriage requirements, it is quite easy to get married in Malta. In fact, most of the requirements needed are the same as what would also be requirtd to marry in your own country.

The documents required must be forwarded to the Marriage Registry within 6 weeks of your Malta Wedding - a wedding planner can do this - or if you want to you can do it yourself to save money. Basically, to get married in Malta you need to prove who you say you are and proove that you are free to marry.

Church weddings & Civil weddings are legal in Malta & back home in your own country. For a Church wedding you will need some documentation from your Church back home to be forwarded to Malta before your wedding.

 

Below are the legal documents you will need to get married in Malta:

- A full photocopy of the photo page of the passports for both bride and groom should accompany the legal documents.

- Full birth certificates (showing parents' names) of both bride and groom, authenticated by a legal person are also needed.

- If this is your first marriage, you require a Free Status certificate. In Scotland and Ireland this is a 'Certificate of no Impediment'. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is a 'Statutory Declaration' by a 3rd party drawn up in the presence of a solicitor. For other countries it is a document showing that you are single & thus free to marry usually from you Interior ministry.

- In the case of Divorcees, you will need to also include your Divorce Absolute and an Affidavit by a 3rd person drawn up in the presence of a solicitor, stating you have not re-married.

- For widowers, you will need the wedding certificate of your first marriage, the death certificate of your former spouse and an affidavit as above stating you have not re-married since.

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  • What a beautiful wedding in a truly amazing Mediterranean setting. If you want a wedding overseas, in beautiful surroundings, with excellent food, a great hotel and really cheerful faces to greet you, then Malta is for you! We loved it.- Tanya & Richard, married in Malta