The Maltese islands are well knows for the warm climate, beaches, great hospitality, genuine food, history and culture to name a few. With all this comes great wine too, and more so in the recent years where we saw a huge incline to the quality of wine produced in Malta.
If you and your partner love wine and nature in general, a vineyard might be a great choice for the perfect venue that screams YOU! The scenic features found at most vineyards can help inform and inspire the general design of your wedding backdrop. If you’re thinking about tying the knot at a vineyard, here’s what we want you to know.
You need to like the wine!
Most vineyards require you to serve their wines, so it is imperative that you both love the wine produced and not just the venue. Be very clear as to what you want to serve in terms of food, this will ensure a better wine pairing. Taste the wines ahead of time and be sure of what you’re choosing. Most venues will offer you a good deal depending on the number of people present at the wedding, so having an idea on the number of guests would be a plus.
Ask about the rain plan options – Having a plan B is crucial
Most vineyards don’t think of opening their doors to weddings at the start of their operation, hence the property would be mostly used for the production of wine. With this comes beautiful outdoor space, but very little indoor options in the case mother nature decides to rain on your parade, quite literally… Make sure you ask about these options, take measurements if needs be and involve your caterer to ensure the set up can still be handed even in these scenarios.
Find out whether or not they’ll be open to the public during your wedding day
If you’re interested in a larger or more popular vineyard, remember to find out whether or not they’ll be closing down for the general public for tastings and ground tours. You will probably require to start the wedding set up earlier than usual and some places will offer that possibility closing down earlier to give you the space to have your set up done without having other people around.