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Sun, Sea, Food, People, History, Culture – A perfect blend of Gozitan ingredients for the ultimate wedding and honeymoon.

Tying the knot is certainly the most memorable day for many couples around the world. In the last two decades, the number of couples who got married in a far away destination has increased rapidly. Mobile technology, low cost travel, accommodation options for all budgets and the amazing landmarks or natural beauty of certain destinations surely played a very important role.

The island of Gozo in the very middle of the Mediterranean Sea is no exception. In fact weddings in Gozo by foreign couples is becoming a more popular wedding destination.

Want a picture perfect wedding on an idyllic sunshine isle, ideally set for romance? If you are newly engaged and looking for wedding locations, Gozo in the heart of the Mediterranean is a go-to, gorgeous, hassle-free wedding destination.

What would weddings in Gozo look like?

Perfect wedding weather

As an assured sun-soaked island Gozo guarantees 300 days of sunshine yearly. So, couples marrying here can count on plenty of sunny days ahead. As a popular year-round holiday destination, there´s always ample accommodation available for your wedding guests, and, because the island is only 67 km2, each village is just a 20 minute drive away. So, when it comes to wedding practicalities and logistics, although small Gozo can deliver big; offering you everything you´ll need and more when planning your perfect wedding day.

Same-sex marriages

As a progressive Maltese island, Gozo celebrates love as an essential component to life, whatever form it takes, regardless of the age or sex of the couple. In September 2017, Malta enacted the law allowing same-sex marriages. Malta, also leads the way in Europe for gay rights and for LGBTIQ equality.

Gozo, an island filled with love

For centuries our island has captivated visitors, who fall in love with our crystal blue waters, rugged natural landscapes, ancient architecture, vibrant culture and welcoming way of life. With an array of dramatic, beautiful backdrops to choose from, its no wonder Gozo has such a history of happy “I Do´s” behind it.

Our highly experienced wedding planners and marriage venues consistently go the extra mile to ensure each wedding ceremony performed here is bespoke and personal, characterizing the story of your joyful romance, as you journey into married life.

The Marriage Registry

Marriages and Civil Unions in Malta are subject to the provisions of the Marriage Act, Cap 255, which became effective on the 12th August 1975 and Civil Unions Act, Cap 530 which became effective on the 14th April 2014. Both acts were amended by Act XXIII of 2017, effective 1st September 2017, The Marriage Registry was established on the 12th August 1975, the year in which the Marriage Act was enacted. The Act regulates all marriages and Civil Unions in the Maltese Islands.

The Marriage Registry receives requests for the Publication of Banns for marriages and civil unions taking place in Malta. Applications for the publication of Banns are received between three months and six weeks prior to the date of marriage or civil union. The banns are published five to four weeks prior to the date of marriage or civil union. The Marriage Registry also provides the service of a Marriage Room were Civil Marriage and Civil Unions can be officiated.

The Marriage Registry also assists Maltese Nationals marrying foreigners by providing any required information. Moreover, the Office registers marriages and civil unions which took place abroad where at least one individual of the married couple is a Maltese National. The Marriage Registry is also responsible to commence formalities required to annotate in the relative Act of Birth, the legitimation ‘by subsequent marriage’ of children born out of wedlock

Honeymoons and Happy Ever After

As an assured sun-soaked island Gozo guarantees 300 days of sunshine yearly. So, couples marrying here can count on plenty of sunny days ahead. As a popular year-round holiday destination, there´s always ample accommodation available for your wedding guests, and, because the island is only 67 km2, each village is just a 20 minute drive away. So, when it comes to wedding practicalities and logistics, although small Gozo can deliver big; offering you everything you´ll need and more when planning your perfect wedding day.

 

Experienced vendors to realize your dreams

Nowadays, weddings take many different forms, they can be laid back and low-key or lavish and high-brow; bohemian, contemporary, rustic, vintage or classic. Whatever your anticipated wedding theme, Gozo´s multiple venues offer up a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony, and include converted farmhouses, coastal retreats, cliff-top hotels and charming chapels – along with a host of other characterful settings.

Once your vows are taken and its time to feed your guests, let Gozo´s mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine provide the perfect food moments for your wedding. Our highly experienced professional caterers enjoy creating bespoke menu´s from our magnificent seasonal ingredients which support your wedding theme and budget. While miles away from home, you´ll also want reassurance that key memorable moments from your special day will be captured perfectly. For years, Gozo´s raw natural beauty has attracted photographers, film-makers and videographers, who set up home here and have extensive expertise in working with our light, landscapes and charismatic nature. You can be confident that your wedding photographs will definitely have the wow factor!

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