Have you been secretly dreaming of a romantic and amazing wedding on an idyllic island?
We have a suggestion. Take a moment to discover the island of Gozo, the small sister island of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea which is a truly luxurious wedding destination. Here’s why….
1. Everywhere you turn photogenic and scenic views await
Gozo is a charming island. The rustic and country is side by side to the historic and majestic and grand. The island provides so many different locations that can be your backdrop. As a starting point there are elaborate and ornate churches which give any wedding a stately feel, and then there are the quaint chapels by the wayside that provide a more intimate setting. Beyond the churches and chapels, you can opt for the beaches or coves, the imposing Citadel, the fortress of Chambray overlooking Mġarr Harbour, several coastal towers and a variety of country estates.
2. Luxury venues & sumptuous feasts
Apart from these settings in Gozo, you will be surprised to find several lavish venues where you can organise your wedding. Whether you’re after the big and grandiose or the exquisite and exclusive, everything can be organised. When it comes to the feasting, Gozo boasts international culinary savour faire. All you need to do is discuss your ideas and the chefs will truly go out of their way to create the menu and dishes that you want!
3. Wake up in luxury
In terms of accommodation for you and your party guests, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Explore the possibility of staying at five-star hotels complete with spas, luxurious and upmarket boutique hotels or amazing villas set in the sprawling countryside. And don’t forget to checkout Gozo’s idyllic farmhouses, some of which can also be the perfect setting for your wedding. Whatever you book, keep in mind that accommodation is not only about the wedding but also about enjoying a well-deserved holiday!
4. Outstanding service providers
A luxury wedding is not one if you do not enjoy the day! Getting stress out of the way means engaging a professional wedding organiser. Gozo boasts several international wedding planners that are focused on delivering the wedding of your dreams. Knowing the industry like the back of their hand, they are the perfect partner and will start off by helping you design your wedding and ultimately managing your wedding day. They are the experts that can guide you about the various possibilities in creating a unique and outstanding wedding experience. They can help you take the best decisions when it comes to selecting other service providers like caterers, bar services, bakers, hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers, videographers, florists, décor, DJs and bands, and transport providers.
And finally our bonus tip – sign off your wedding with a truly authentic and luxurious favour. Source out local Gozitan honey for the ultimate wedding favour for your guests. It’s a delightfully sweet gift that no one will ever forget!
Esther Bajada is Director for Tourism and Economic Development at the Ministry for Gozo and is part of the Visit Gozo team, that promotes Gozo as a holiday destination.