Southport-Villa & Gardens opened its doors as a leading catering complex in June 2008 after an extensive conversion from a private residence to unique venue. Formerly known as villa St.Rita, the late 19th century home served mainly as a summer residence to the ’Qutu’ family from Zejtun. The spacious interiors often welcomed and entertained the family’s guests while the villa’s gardens created a heaven of tranquillity amidst an orchard of fruit trees and a prominent windmill that still stands today as a feature.

After a period of neglect the premises was taken over by the current owners who were immediately overwhelmed by its potential. During the restoration great care was taken in order to retain all original features. The design combines a blend of styles that are classic yet contemporary. The final product presents a casual ambience in elegant surroundings.