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Getting Married in Malta

Organizing your wedding in Malta can seem like an adventure. Along with everything involved in hosting this once in a lifetime event, doing it abroad can add more difficulty and stress. However, the organisation of a wedding Malta is relatively simple, as experienced planners are plentiful on the island and will ensure that all legal arrangements are in place. The climate is also perfect, with 300 days of sunshine in the year, ensuring you will always find a suitable date for you to formalize your union.

All you have to do is focus on the organization of this wonderful day!

Prepare your wedding

General and legal information

No residency requirement is required, anyone can come and get married in Malta. You must be accompanied by a minimum of 2 witnesses, at least 18 years old.

No later than 3 months before the date of the marriage, you will have to complete forms RZ1 and RZ2, and send them to the Malta Marriage Registry (( 356) 2590 4240 // [email protected]). The form must include the date and place of the marriage to be valid. If you decide to change your location after submitting the forms, you will need to notify the Marriage Registry at least 3 weeks in advance.

The following is a list of documents to provide regardless of the type of marriage you are planning:

  • Prenuptial investigation forms mentioned above
  • Birth certificates of both spouses
  • Photocopy of witnesses’ identity documents

Documents that are not in Maltese or English must be translated and legally authenticated.

Religious marriages

Catholic marriage can be celebrated in the church of your choice, anywhere in Malta and Gozo. There are more than 350 churches in Malta and Gozo together – it’s up to you to choose the one you prefer! You will have to mention the church you have chosen on the form, as well as the name of the priest who will officiate.

The Marriage Registry must be made aware of a change of place or priest at least 3 weeks in advance.

Ten days before the wedding date, the bride and the groom must retrieve the 2 copies of the marriage certificate and the banns – these must be handed over to the priest officiating for the ceremony.

For any Islamic marriage, please contact the Imam directly at [email protected]

Civil weddings

Civil weddings can be carried out directly at the Marriage Registry:

The ceremony can also be organized in certain public places, by informing the Marriage Registry beforehand. These can include such places as external wedding rooms, hotel halls, and any public places suitable for ceremonies. On the other hand, it is forbidden to get married on a private beach or on the poolside of a restaurant or club. Finally, depending on your country of origin, you have the opportunity to marry by getting closer to  your own embassy in Malta.

 

Organize your wedding

The organizers

Photographers

Triq Il-Kanun, Santa Venera // +356 2767 7212 // https://www.facebook.com/Pinkishline/

94, Triq San Gwann, Hal Gharghur // +356 9935 3242 // https://www.facebook.com/FocusByMrV

Napuljun Caruana Dingli street, Hal Tarxien // https://www.facebook.com/frankbalzanphotography/

198 Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta // +356 7926 6074 // +356 2141 6537 // https://www.facebook.com/maltaphotoartist/

Sqaq Dun Karm Caruana, Nadur, Gozo // +356 2156 4453 // +356 7971 0352

// https://www.facebook.com/anacaphotography/

Wedding venues

Wedding venues in Malta include luxury hotels, Farmhouses (typical large Maltese houses) and some specific places such as the Marinas or Popeye village…

  • Malta:
    • Paradise Bay
    • Limestone Heritage
    • Pallazo Paraiso
    • Villa Bologna
    • Alfa Garden
    • Castelo Zamitello
    • Cottage Garden
    • Olive Gardens by Camilleri Catering
    • Villa Arrigo
    • Villa Mdina
  • Gozo:
    • Rocks Edge Terrace
    • Luxury Hotel
    • White Terrace
    • French House
    • Palina Courtyard

 

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