Say “I Do” Among Nature & History: Why Belize Should Be Your Wedding Destination

Here are 4 of many reasons why Belize Should Be Your Wedding Destination

When choosing a destination wedding to utter the two words that will bind you to each other forever, it’s best to go with a place that has a track record for romance. Belize has always been heralded as the epitome of romance. Every year, the Caribbean destination makes the list for being one of the most romantic places in the world. Or known for having the most romantic resorts in the region by top publications. Long considered the go-to honeymoon destination, Belize can make a great wedding venue, as well. With panoramic ocean vistas and waterfall-clad jungles, each wedding backdrop is better than the last.

There are many reasons why every betrothed couple should choose Belize as their wedding destination. Below we’ve outlined the very best ones to help you achieve the dreamy wedding you deserve amid incomparable beauty.

Belize Wedding Venues

Romance-Ready Backdrops

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No matter which angle you turn to in Belize, there’s bound to be scenery worthy of a photo shoot. When picking your wedding destination, it’s best to choose somewhere that makes your pictures look stunning without even trying. Many couples who decide on Belize find that their photos seem straight out of a fairytale. Take the classic beach shoot. Places like Ambergris Caye and Placencia already have the photographer’s work cut out for them. Dreamy waves crash in the distance and the silk-white sand nestle that barefoot-perfect shot. Crossing over to the jungles of Belize, you have waterfalls and broadleaf forests serving as the ideal backdrop for a couple’s shoot.

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Married just outside of the Rio Frio Cave. Photo courtesy of Leonardo Melendez.

If you happen to be adrenaline junkies, dive into Arctic waters at a waterfall – wedding outfit and all – while your photographer snaps away. Or perhaps you prefer a smooch shot amidst dense jungle canopies for a love-that-can’t-be-tamed theme.

Unique Wedding Venues

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photo courtesy leonardomelendez.com

Speaking of gorgeous backgrounds, Belize boasts a smattering of unique wedding venues you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Engaged couples from all over the world flock to the Central American destination to kick the word average out of their wedding plans. For history buffs, you can exchange your passionately written vows atop an ancient Maya Ruin. Xunantunich, which sits less than an hour away from Chaa Creek, serves as the ideal venue to amplify your love. Summit El Castillo and say “I Do” as sweeping views of the river valley tumble out below. To instill even more culture and history into your special day, book a Maya shaman as your officiate. The spectacle turns into a ritual with reverence, adding another layer of mystification to your wedding.

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Magical blue morpho butterfly wedding at Chaa Creek

Nature-loving lovebirds will be happy to learn that their favorite playground is also a popular Belize wedding venue. The Mountain Pine Ridge region is known for adventurous activities and thrill-seeking endeavors not for the lighthearted. When it comes to getting married, believe us when we say your heart will soar alongside those orange-breasted falcons. Located about an hour away from the lodge, massive Big Rock Falls is the leading choice to begin your happily ever after. Tip: change into your wedding outfit until after you’ve descended the long wooden staircase.

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If you prefer a classic wedding venue that embodies the Caribbean, look no further than a private island. Belize holds more than 400 cayes, and one is bound to be the wedding venue of your dreams.

More than just one big party

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Sure, a wedding is a time for family and loved ones to get together and celebrate love, but a destination wedding is not about the big party anymore. Newly-weds can take advantage of getting married in Belize by combining it with a multi-gen vacation. After the big day, why not keep the party going? Spend the rest of the week exploring the country and its various attractions. Take your closest friends and family on a ziplining and cave tubing experience at the Nohoch Che’en Caves. Set your heart racing as it did on your wedding day by crawling into the sacred Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave. Finish off your multi-gen trip with a snorkeling day at either Shark Ray Alley or an offshore island like South Water Caye.

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Unique Belize Wedding Packages

Hassle-free Wedding Package

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The icing on the not-so-proverbial cake when planning a destination wedding is actually not planning it all. A wedding is already a highly taxing experience. Add a foreign country to the list and your to-do list triples. Instead, hand over those irksome details to a trusted wedding coordinator for all your worries to go out the window. The Lodge at Chaa Creek understands your peace and love are at stake and provides a hassle-free wedding package to soulmates.

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The five-night Belize Weddings all inclusive Package comes with your personal wedding planner. Not only will they assist you in getting a minister or justice of the peace, but are in charge of every detail to make your day special. Chaa Creek’s wedding package also includes a professional photographer, a wedding cake for up to four people, and roundtrip transfers from the international airport.

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The best part is no one package fits all. Every bride and groom is different, so it makes sense that your wedding is special, as well. With this in mind, Chaa Creek offers three different types of Wedding Packages. So you can either have a Rainforest Wedding at a private jungle venue, a Maya wedding atop Xunantunich, or a Butterfly wedding where Blue Morpho butterflies are released amidst the ceremony.

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Charmed by one of these? Make sure to check out the full details of each package here.

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