The White Edit

Belize

Belmopan

overview

Central American gem Belize is the adventure-loving couple’s dream wedding destination. Part Caribbean coastline, part dense jungle, this land of lovely lagoons and natural abundance is the perfect place to begin a new life together in unique style.

the lowdown

Belize was once fought over by the Spanish and the British and when you step foot into this pint sized paradise it’s not difficult to see why. Breathtaking beaches of white sand and turquoiseseas, jungles dotted with Mayan ruins and the enormous Belize Barrier Reef–which is like a siren call to divers – give Belize immense wedding appeal. Apart from the epic backdrop to your wedding photos, getting married in Belize also means you’re perfectly placed for the honeymoon of a lifetime with Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the south.

Average temperatures of 24 °C to 27°C make it entirely possible to get hitched in swimwear although most couples opt for something more barefoot and glamorous. Rainy season is June to November–outside of this the weather is generally calm.

Getting married in Belize usually involves the beach – these are some of the most beautiful sands in the world so it would be silly not to. Caribbean and Central American influences can make for a mouthwatering wedding banquet, featuring everything from rice and beans to tamales and ceviche. Belizean rum cake–soaked in Caribbean rum–is an essential wedding tradition. Enjoy it with a cold glass of cashew wine, the traditional liqueur of the Belize River Valley (it’s deceptively strong…).

Belize is a place of once in a lifetime experiences, from diving it’s barrier reef to tying the knot with the love of your life on top ofa three thousand year old Mayan ruin. It’s a country abundant with nature, culture, warmth and potential, the ideal location to get memorably wed.

insider note...

For an absolutely unforgettable destination wedding in Belize, celebrate your nuptials at one of the country’s incredible Mayan ruins. Belize is home to 12 sites in total and they have the most intoxicating crumbling, tropical charm. The most popular as wedding locations are Altun Ha, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, & Caracol.

Flight Duration

18hrs, usually with at least one stopover.

Currency

Belize dollar.

Language Spoken

The official language is English.
Spanish and Creole are also spoken.

Vaccinations

Most travellers to Belize will need to have
Hepatitis A and Typhoid, as well as Yellow Fever and Hepatitis B vaccinations and medication for Malaria

Transportation

Most locations in Belize are best explored on foot or bicycle. Taxis are also cheap and readily available but most won’t go further than their local area. For shorter distances, renting a golf cart is a fun way to get around.

Public Holidays

Alongside Christmas and Easter, Belize celebrates Columbus Day (12th October), Independence Day (21st September), Commonwealth Day (24th May) and St. George’s Caye Day (10th September).

Good Time to Go

Late Nov - Mid April. (Dry/Peak Season)