Venue Fact File: Phoenicia Hotel, Malta
25 Nov 2015
Have you always dreamed of getting married abroad? The historic Phoenicia Hotel in Malta could be the perfect venue for you. Renowned as the island’s most iconic wedding venue, it has played host to Maltese society weddings for decades. In recent years, it has become increasingly popular with overseas couples, thanks to its great value packages, breathtaking setting, exceptional service and award-winning cuisine.
Situated at the gates of the UNESCO World Heritage City, Valletta and just 20 minutes from the international airport, the 136-bedroom hotel is ideally placed, with low-cost direct flights to Malta from a host of UK airports.
Thanks to Malta’s magnificent sunny climate, ceremonies are usually held outside in a secluded gazebo in seven acres of evergreen gardens boasting breathtaking sea views. For the reception, couples have a choice of seven locations at the Phoenicia, from the charming rotunda to the Bastion pool deck set against the city walls.
Phoenicia is famed for its outstanding cuisine and the hotel’s team of acclaimed chefs create all the wedding menus. The hotel also has its own kitchen garden which supplies the herbs, fruit and vegetables, so guests enjoy the freshest ingredients, grown on-site. Couples can choose a menu to suit them, whether it’s for a seated gala dinner or a buffet in the gardens, and in each case they can be assured of the finest local produce and delicious Mediterranean fusion cuisine.
The Day to Remember package costs just £3,775* for 30 guests, for either a church or civil ceremony, complete with your own breathtaking venue, personal wedding planner, drinks, three-course dinner, flowers, cake, DJ, photographer and more. In addition, since English is one of Malta’s two national languages, there’s no extra paperwork for the couple to complete on return home.
* Based on €5300. Sterling price may vary with exchange rate. See website for full details of what’s included.