Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Non Hotel wedding venue in Belize #519495
12/03/16 03:53 PM
12/03/16 03:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 1
nina09 Offline OP
nina09  Offline OP
Hi everyone,

My fiancé and I want to get married in Belize next July, preferably in the Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker area. We have searched for wedding venues but they all seem to be at hotels. Can anyone recommend any wedding venues that are not hotels?

All suggestions welcomed.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Non Hotel wedding venue in Belize [Re: nina09] #519503
12/04/16 12:32 AM
12/04/16 12:32 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,258
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
Depending on the number of attendees, you may want to check into a party-boat. There is one that operates out of San Pedro that holds bout 50 people on broad open deck. It has has a bar and bathrooms. This boat sometimes hosts catered dinners as well, so you should be able to organize something?
Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the company. Google party boat, Ambergris Caye and you should come up with it.

Re: Non Hotel wedding venue in Belize [Re: nina09] #519506
12/04/16 02:26 AM
12/04/16 02:26 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,465
San Pedro, Belize
Judyann H. Offline
Judyann H.  Offline
Wow, the boat idea is great.....Check out for contact information... This is a platform style catamaran with a full bar...Not sure if they can hold 50.....You are also welcome to send me a note....We do several weddings a year at the Black Orchid Restaurant....Sunday or Mondays are available and we can assist with decorations, Justice of the Peace, music/dancing and other requests....We've had the privilege of hosting several high profile weddings, wish I could share details but those darn non-disclosures are in place.....If you would like more information on the Black Orchid, feel free to send me an email at [email protected] we can chat.....

My friends call me Judyann
Re: Non Hotel wedding venue in Belize [Re: nina09] #519508
12/04/16 03:00 AM
12/04/16 03:00 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,208
san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline
collyk  Offline
As San Pedro is a resort and diving island, most of the best beach venues are resorts, especially if you have guests to cater for. As Judyann mentioned, it's also possible to have a wedding at a restaurant and of course boats have been mentioned, if that's your preference. Taking a boat out to a sandbar is getting popular, or, if it's just the two of you, a planner can arrange something lovely on a quiet beach somewhere. I believe there was quite a fun wedding at the Truck Stop, which is on the west side and it has a great dock with sunset views. I'd suggest you contact Melody at Dulce Belize Weddings. She's creative and fun and she will be able to give you the local assistance you need to get it done. You can find her on Facebook.
Belize Wedding Photography

Re: Non Hotel wedding venue in Belize [Re: nina09] #519509
12/04/16 04:05 AM
12/04/16 04:05 AM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,000
ragman Offline
ragman  Offline
Nina (that name has a very special meaning to me) The above are great ideas. I do not know your reason for not wanting a resort venue because I've witnessed several very nice weddings at resorts. Typically at the resort I'm familiar with the wedding itself is preformed on the beach. The resort security are posted at each end and ask people passing to detour for the time of the ceremony. Of course weather could be a problem but it always seems to work out and at least this resort has options if the weather doesn't cooperate. They have or had tents that they set up if the weather is threatening. I never forget one I watched where it was raining and magically 10 minutes before the ceremony the weather cleared; the sun came out and the resort people ran down wiped off the chairs and such. All went off well to all the cheers of us spectators.

The reception and or wedding can be had at the nearby conference center or the restaurant which is on two floors so I think they close off one floor for the wedding reception. Either the restaurant or the conference center easily holds 100 people but that would be an unusually large destination wedding. I know that the resort I'm thinking of (Grand Caribe) has people who are experienced at doing this and having it meet most people's expectations. I believe they let outside wedding planners and caters do this also. Another good thing about using a resort would be the wedding party and guests would be staying in close proximity to the wedding event. They give room discounts also for these type events.

My daughter was thinking of having a destination wedding at this resort but changed her mind for unrelated reasons and had it back in the States. Good luck and I wish you well.

Formerly from somewhere on a beach in Belize
Re: Non Hotel wedding venue in Belize [Re: nina09] #519532
12/05/16 03:35 PM
12/05/16 03:35 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 333
San Pedro
Wizardofaahs Offline
Wizardofaahs  Offline
Hi Nina, I highly recommend you contact Rachael Roe at Signature Belize Weddings. She can work with you for the perfect wedding location that is simple, elegant or laid back, at tons of places besides a resort!

Words have power. Speak it into existence.

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Marty, 1 invisible), 99 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1