Destination weddings are rapidly becoming very popular, especially amongst younger couples who are more interested in having a unique experience than the expensive and glitzy trappings of a more traditional wedding close to home. Belize is almost custom-made for destination weddings. The country speaks English as its official language, and flights to Belize take off every day from major cities all across the United States and Canada with a travel time of five hours or less.
But don’t be fooled by Belize’s proximity to the United States – it is truly a world apart. Belize is a country without a single stoplight, Starbucks, or high-rise mall. Instead, it is almost completely covered in dense rainforests, eco-diverse landscapes where thousands of tropical flowers bloom and the only sounds are from colorful parrots, macaws, and toucans high up in the jungle canopy.
Belize enjoys year-round balmy weather similar to that in Miami, meaning you can enjoy swimming or walking along the beach all year long. There’s a large coral reef system just a few miles offshore packed full of marine life, making it a popular spot for activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing.
Yet it is the rainforest which provides that truly unforgettable backdrop to marriage ceremonies and other events. Something about the pure air, the soft clouds floating high above, and the shimmering colors of life on all levels makes Belize a magic place to host your special day. Best of all, getting married in Belize is easy. All that’s required is that both parties can legally married and be over 18 years old. Belizean law doesn’t require any blood tests, but you will need to in the country to file your paperwork three days before the marriage. And once you’re married, the certificate will be in English and valid in your home country.
If you’re looking for the perfect location for your luxury rainforest wedding, Caves Branch Jungle Lodge has everything you need. Caves Branch has an all-inclusive rainforest wedding package that includes assistance with the necessary paperwork, an officiant, flowers, a wedding cake, food and drink, professional hair and makeup services, and a photographer to document your special day.
And when you’re ready to enjoy your honeymoon, Caves Branch is the premier adventure center in the country. Caves Branch organizes trips to nearby ancient Maya ruins, hiking and birdwatching in the rainforest, horseback riding, waterfall rappelling adventures, and special romantic overnight stays in a local cave.