Wedding Locations and Venues in Belize

Belize has the wedding venue for you, whether you choose an intimate garden ceremony, or a church overflowing with guests

Photo credit: © Chabil Mar Villas

Lush greenery.  The second largest barrier reef in the world.  Historic Mayan ruins.  These are just some of the things that draw people to visit Belize - and some of the locations you can incorporate into your Belizean wedding.  As an eco-friendly country, Belize is filled with great locations for the naturalist, but the opportunity also exists for you to tie the knot in a church or dinning hall.

As couples begin planning a wedding in Belize, many struggle with selecting a wedding location without the chance to check out the location prior to reserving it.  For this reason, many people choose to enlist the guidance of an event coordinator to be their eyes and ears on the island. Should you prefer to do all the preparation on your own, determining the variety of wedding you want to have will trim down your choices drastically, helping to make the overall task a bit less complex

Types of Ceremonies

When it comes to your Belize wedding, you can tailor your big event to be anything you want it to be. Even though the most commonly encountered type of wedding planned by travelers is a beach ceremony, this is by no means the only alternative available.

Traditional Wedding

Many couples seek a more traditional style of wedding due to religious values. These events usually take place in a church or temple, with family and friends filling the pews as the bride slowly walks down the aisle to her waiting groom. Once the vows are said, the wedding party and their guests typically head to a dining hall to celebrate the romantic event. Even in a tropical location like Belize, brides can have all these dreams come true. Your event planner can help you locate a religious establishment that suits your faith.

Additionally, you can opt to celebrate with a more traditionally styled ceremony at a museum, plantation house, or significant historical site.

Outdoor Wedding

In Belize, the beach is the most popular destination for outdoor weddings. There is no doubt that a wedding ceremony performed on the beach is an exquisite event. The sea and sand offer such an ideal backdrop that few decorations are needed. Also, beach weddings are very easy to organize, and smaller weddings may not even call for permits.


Lovers who dream of an outdoor wedding are not just limited to beach ceremonies. Belize is one of the top eco-tourism countries in the world, and as such multitudes of natural sites are available for you to use on your special day, including the Reserve in Mountain Pine Ridge Forest San Ignacio.  Various resorts promote villas with views of seashores, mountain ranges, and tropical flora. Having a wedding in a garden is another possibility. If you're seeking something especially unique and breathtaking, consider organizing a wedding with the Mayan Ruins as your backdrop.  Mayan temples Xunantunic and Cahal Pech are popular sites.

Marriage at Sea

Belize provides an ideal wedding destination for couples looking to get married at sea. Travelers will find that the Caribbean Sea boasts some of the most perfectly clear, serene waters, and amazing views. You might decide to get married on board a cruise ship that makes a visit to Belize, or charter a yacht for a few hours. You can even charter the vessel for an entire day and hold the reception onboard as well.  Visit our guide to Sailing in Belize for further details.

Casual vs. Formal

From suits and gowns to sandals and shirts, every couple has a different view about how formal a wedding should be. Although Caribbean weddings are usually thought of as laid-back occasions, you can make your wedding fancier with formal wear and place settings. If you want to make a church ceremony more casual, consider requesting simple decorations and permitting your wedding party to wear causal garments.

Resorts with Wedding Packages

A very popular option for couples considering a wedding in Belize is selecting a wedding and honeymoon package at a large lodging facility. All-Inclusive resorts are widespread throughout Belize, and these locations virtually all present wedding packages.

Should consider investing in a wedding package offered by a resort in Belize, you can be assured that essentially everything surrounding your wedding will be managed for you by professionals. Most packages consist of the following:

  • Personalized wedding consultant and planner
  • Wedding location
  • Reception venue
  • Officiant
  • Floral bouquet and boutonnière
  • Cake
  • Reception food and beverages
  • Photography
  • Marriage certificate
  • Government fees

Optional bonuses may include:

  • Accommodations for wedding guests
  • Videography
  • Music and entertainment
  • Wedding mementos
  • Honeymoon package
  • Planned excursions and activities for wedding party and guests

Most wedding packages at resorts in Belize start at around $1500(USD) and go up from there, based on add-ons and number of guests.

Resorts with Wedding Packages in Belize
Resorts Location Phone Number
Almond Beach Resort Stann Creek 501-520-7040
Ambergris Villas Beachfront Resort San Pedro 501-226-4625
Cayo Espanto San Pedro 888-666-4282
Chabil Mar Placencia 501-523-3606
Chan Chin Lodge Belize City 501-223-4419
Hamanasi Hopkins Village 501-520-7073
Ka'ana Boutique Resort San Ignacio 877-522-6221
Kanantik Reef and Jungle Resort Dangriga 501-520-8048
Las Terrazas Resort and Residences San Pedro 800-447-1553
Maruba Resort Jungle Spa Maskall Village 800-MARUBA-7
Mopan River Resort Riverside North 501-823-2047
The Inn at Robert's Grove Placencia 800-565-9757
Victoria House Resort Ambergris Cay 800-247-5159

Whether you're looking to have an elegant affair in a classic venue, or a romantic exchange of vows with your toes dug into the sand, having your wedding in Belize will be a memorable experience.


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