Destination Weddings in Belize: 4 Amazing Vows With A View
Ahh, the coveted far-off dream destination weddings in Belize. Foremost, it's a ceremony. Sure. However, it's also your honeymoon all in one, plus one big vacation with friends and family—flawless for travel-loving couples. If you've got warmth, charming venues, and sheer romance on your lust list, we've got the destination for you. For a dreamy tropical paradise wedding, tiny Belize delivers big—regardless of the size of your guest list.
Small weddings are, of course, a reflection of the times we’re currently living in, but the aesthetic of the event is as important as ever. According to The Knot 2020 Real Weddings Study [Covid-19 Edition] released last month, 47% of couples who planned to wed in 2020 will now celebrate in 2021 or later. Opening up opportunities for couples to be more creative, we're compiling some of the most epic, airy wedding venues in Belize to tie the knot.
From standing in the footsteps of Mayan royalty in a regal ritual at Belize's Maiden of the Rock to a viridescent venue in the center of a 400-acre private reserve Eco-lodge, we've got you covered to take your fête from cozy to magical by uncommon, picturesque locale alone—no matter the religion, culture, style or party size you wish to cater for.
Marry at an Ancient Mayan Ruin
Maya medicine outlines six main principles, with the first being "Ch'ulel," as the life force that binds everything together. Embodying the new life ahead of you both with the fortification of your bond, a new take on an ancient marriage traditional can balance the flow of your next chapter together. Intimate, reverent, and much like the 2,000 years of history behind you, this unique experience is often coupled with an authentic blessing, Marimba music, and more.
Choose between any of Belize's 19 main Maya Sites to live out your high-priestess-royalty fantasies, especially when that comes with the birds-eye vistas of an ancient Mayan temples tucked away in a junglescape. Xunantunich, Maiden of the Rock, within the westernmost Cayo District offers one unforgettable experience after the next: from crossing the hand-cranked ferry, to its 25 temples on site, to the 130-foot El Castillo with intricate hand-carved friezes. Now that's a venue with a view.
Enamored Enchantment at an Adventure Lodge Subscribing To Regenerative Principles
If you're looking for a space that allows you to be in the moment, one intimate eco-lodge springs to mind with the perfect blank canvas to create the perfect atmosphere.
Promising 400 acres of rolling wildflower-filled meadow and tropical jungles, The Lodge at Chaa Creek creates magical weddings inspired by nature. Nestled on the banks of the Macal River just 25-minutes by road from the town of San Ignacio, choose to embark into wedded bliss in their spa garden or even hidden courtyard gardens overlooking the Macal River Valley.
Pairing the stunning outdoor space with an unforgettable menu? Tick. Full service farm-to-table restaurant with organic produce grown onsite and a bar with hand-infused rum varieties? Why not. Releasing Blue Morpho butterflies after saying "I Do" atop their Butterfly Hill? Affirmative.
Falling for Chaa Creek's charm is near-inevitable—and this space is big enough for friends, family and a whole lot of frivolity. Hosting at Chaa Creek also gives you full access to a personal wedding coordinator, there to build your destination weddings in Belize from start to finish with. With full flexibility, you can bring your vision to life with someone dedicated just to your special day—from organizing catering to marriage licensing, champagne to toast, and accommodation for every guest.
An Off-Grid-Affair at Sunset on a Sailboat Destination Wedding
Catering to the romantics at heart, there are evening shows in Belize that happen entirely on cue. They're the fiery ends to activity-filled days, unique performances that are different each night—with free admission for all. Although with privacy personified, a sail into sunset feels like it’s a private performance just for the two of you. Sunsets may mark the end of the day, but they also have a knack for sparking sincere romance. Picture it: a handful of those dearest to you frolicking in blissful tranquility, warm trade winds and palpable love as you exchange vows at the bow of a spacious 40' sailboat.
This one is for couples who wholly believe it’s the journey not the destination, and this may very well be the ultimate trip en route to happily ever after. Heading northwest into sunset, leave the sugar-grained coast at the intimate and luxe Naia Resort & Spa into the tangerine-sliced sunset. For clear days, cool nights, and calmer seas, plan ahead to host your special day from August all the way through December with the help of The Lodge at Chaa Creek's wedding coordinator. Book both with the ultimate Cayo to Coast package: the Caribbean Beach & Inland Adventure Vacation Package.
Blissed Out On The Beach Destination Wedding
Want your 'something blue' be the Caribbean Sea? Gently caressed by sand, salt and the Caribbean Sea, make the Best Hotel for Romance in Central and South America—as hailed by Condé Nast Johansens 2020 Awards for Excellence—a part of your special day. Living up to all its accolades, Victoria House Resort & Spa on Ambergris Caye oozes coastal charm inside its luxury villas, suites and tropical casitas. We couldn’t think of a sweeter spot on the beach to toast to a happy couple, as fairy lights reflect off the Caribbean Sea and it's white-sand beach under a setting sun.
Sip grenadine-syrup-tinged rum punch and nibble plantain chips while UB40’s “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You” plays from Admiral Nelson's bar, or jump off the jetty into the Belize Barrier Reef with snorkels. Experience both inland and coastal corners of Belize with the Los Dos Cayos package, and jump straight into your #HoneymoonGoals.
Those with a flair for the dramatic or a desire to do things a bit differently might appreciate a little outside-the-box creativity, the relaxation begins long before you arrive in Belize. By choosing a local lodge like Chaa Creek, you won’t have to lift a finger until it's time to lift your ring finger.