Belize is truly a tropical paradise, with gorgeous sunny weather, cool sea breezes, and miles of white beaches. Tie the knot in tropical splendor, with the sparkling waters of the Caribbean as a backdrop and your friends and family gathered to support your special union.
The small nation of Belize is located just south of Mexico, a short flight from many destinations in the United States. With a gorgeous coastline fronting the Caribbean, majestic waterfalls, pristine rainforests, deep caves, jungle rivers, and some of the best diving, snorkeling, and swimming spots in the Western Hemisphere, Belize is one of the most beautiful unspoiled areas of the world. Home to a diverse range of exotic flora and fauna as well as many Maya ruins like Altun Ha and Xununtunich, Belize is truly a dream destination for your wedding.
Foreigners are allowed to legally marry in Belize and the procedure is rather straightforward. The groom and bride must present copies of their birth certificates, as well as proof of their citizenship (a valid passport will suffice) to the Register General. When applicable, you will also need supplementary paperwork like divorce decrees.
Couples seeking to get married in Belize must be present in the country for a minimum of three days. A marriage application must be submitted to the Register General. It takes 24 hours to approve the application, which must be witnessed by a Senior Justice of the Peace.
Legally binding weddings in Belize can be performed by a Senior Justice of the Peace, an authorized member of the local clergy, or a boat captain. All weddings in Belize require the presence of at least two witnesses, including one woman and one man.
The Award-Winning Resort of Banyan Bay
Located on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, the Villas at Banyan Bay recently won a prestigious 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor. With fantastic luxury accommodations, Banyan Bay is the perfect destination to host your dream destination wedding. Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize, and is close to outstanding diving, sailing, fishing, and snorkeling opportunities at the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere.
The courteous and professional staff at Banyan Bay will work with you to help plan the perfect romantic celebration and arrange all the necessary paperwork. Whether you are interested in an intimate romantic ceremony or a large wedding celebration, we will work with you to create an unforgettably beautiful ceremony.