Whatever the type or theme of event, there’s a venue in the Maltese Islands that will tick your boxes. Whether in Malta or Gozo, indoors or al fresco, small or large scale, modern or aged, it can happen here.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of the Maltese Islands is their size. No venue is far away, even if it is on the other side of the Island it can be reached within an hour or less. This offers program flexibility and good value for money since transfer times or transport costs are kept at a minimum.
Most hotels have meeting and event spaces that can be transformed for that special Gala dinner or stand up reception. The coastal setting of most of the conference hotels opens up a wide range of possibilities. Replace a coach transfer with a thrilling speedboat ride arriving directly on a sandy beach where guests are treated to freshly prepared cocktails. Then continue the maritime theme with champagne lunch on board a Turkish gullet as you cruise along the coast of the Maltese Islands.
If you are looking for a venue or location which is off-site from the hotel grounds, there are many options to consider. Beautiful historical venues which are scattered around the Islands create the most special backdrop to an event, give unrivalled mystical elegance and tell a story of bygone centuries. Modern, purpose-built venues cannot be overlooked either. With their features of high tech, adaptable space, and special lighting, nothing is impossible.
The narrow meandering streets of Malta's ancient towns and villages are crowded with Renaissance churches and Baroque palaces. The landscape is dominated by the medieval walled city of Mdina, the historic three cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa lining one flank of the Grand Harbour looking out at the majestic 16th century capital Valletta. The countryside is dotted with the oldest known structures in the world, making Malta a veritable open-air museum. Village squares, churches, palaces, museums, and a variety of Government owned spaces and gardens can all be made exclusively available for special events on request.
The capital city Valletta offers numerous locations and jaw-dropping backdrops for the most spectacular of events. Its magnificent palazzos and elegant squares will elevate a simple dinner into a dramatic experience set right at the heart of Malta’s rich history. On a balmy evening the gardens at Upper Barrakka on the city’s bastions are the perfect setting for a scintillating dinner al fresco with views of the Grand Harbour. The expansive 275m long promenade on Valletta’s Waterfront, an 18th century trading hub, can be adapted for any event of any size. Close by you can opt for an event at Fort St. Elmo or transfer to the opposite side of the coast to Fort St. Angelo in Birgu.
Gozo is not short of outstanding scenery and one of the most spectacular natural locations is the Azure Window. Hewn by the raging sea, it offers a unique and magnificent backdrop to an unforgettable luncheon on the rocks for delegates. The Citadel or Ċittadella has recently been restored and is another alternative to consider.
With over 300 days of sunshine and mild winter weather, outdoor locations in the Maltese Islands are vast. One can choose from gardens to scenic viewpoints, historical forts, beaches, terraces to old buildings full of character. Sandy beaches and rocky shores give the event a unique island feel while the coastal locations of most of the conference hotels open up a wide range of possibilities.