Plan your fairy-tale wedding in Malta 

Malta boasts around 300 days of sunshine every year making it one of the sunniest countries in Europe. So what better way to say your vows then under the beautiful Mediterranean sun? 

As a wedding abroad location, Malta caters to all tastes and is blessed with predicably good weather and beautiful backdrops, making it a very attractive option. 

With friendly locals who all speak English, easy flight connections and the minimum of red tape for getting married abroad, Malta ticks a lot of boxes. 

What to expect 

wedding in Malta offers stunning scenery, beautiful architecture and an established destination wedding industry with some fantastic local wedding planners. 

Your wedding celebration can take whatever form you wish, from a dinner feasting on local delicacies, to a cocktail party or a lavish reception. Large wedding receptions are very much part of the traditional Maltese wedding and experienced and professional caterers can tailor-make a menu for your party, whatever the size. 

The location 

The Sheer Bastion, set atop Senglea’s centuries old bastions creates an exceptionally romantic atmosphere for you to exchange your vows and start your happily ever after. From the roof of the old bastion, one of the most iconic wedding venues in Malta, you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Grand Harbour, the “three cities” and across to Valletta. The venue can accommodate up to 600 guests or seating for 300. And our hotel Cugó Gran Macina gives you the opportunity to share your perfect wedding experience to the full with your family members and those dear to you. 

The Cugó Gran Macina is truly a hotel with a difference. Historical fortress walls contrast with modern interior design and bespoke luxury fittings, with most of the 21 suites having unobstructed views of the Grand Harbour and the surrounding marina.  

The hotel includes a swimming pool, tucked discreetly on the rooftop of the annex building with a terrace looking out across the water to Vittoriosa and Cospicua. Other features include airy communal spaces, a fully fledged bar and a fine dining modern Mediterranean restaurant. 

Some tips 

  • Plan your attire, especially the grooms clothing accordingly, as it can get quite hot in Malta, especially in Summer. 
  • Plan ahead as weddings are usually booked up to 12 to 18 months in advanced. 
  • As soon as you know your wedding date, book your photographer and videographer. 
  • Organise a post wedding brunch or activity. 
  • Provide guests with as much information as possible. 
  • Send out accommodation details to guests well in advance. 
  • Don’t expect things to work the same way as they do in your home country. Ask as many questions as you can in order to make sure you get the answers you need. 

If you would like to plan your wedding in Malta and at the Cugó Gran Macina, we can offer you a tailored package. Contact us on for further details.