Tie The Knot On A Maya Site For A Unique Belize Wedding

by Louise Roe

Romance is the expressive and generally congenial feeling emanating from an emotional attraction towards another person. It normally involves a great sensation of excitement and mystery. What better way to enjoy that feeling than in the company of that special someone in an exotic, tropical paradise?

Belize is a popular and unique wedding destination. With numerous landscapes, tropical climate all year round, beautiful beaches, and ancient Maya temples, a destination wedding in Belize gives you the opportunity to escape to an amazing location and spend quality time with your loved ones, all the while celebrating your marriage with your true love.

When you think about it, a destination wedding is an excellent idea! There are a few places that can make things grand, and make you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere or, quite literally, on top of the world. While beach weddings are beautiful, have you ever thought about getting married on a Maya Ruin? For the more adventurous couple, nothing is more majestic and exciting than a ceremony at an ancient Maya Temple. There’s always a sense of greater purpose when you’re standing on an ancient temple saying your vows to each other.

In Belize, you can seal your love on top of one of Belize’s many beautiful and mysterious Maya Sites. The two most popular sites in the Cayo District are Cahal Pech and Xunatunich.

Cahal Pech

cahal pech wedding

Photo Courtesy: Leonardo Melendez Photography

Cahal Pech, centrally located in the Cayo district, boasts an impressive 34 structures in an area of just over two acres. The courtyard makes for a stunning reception area.




Xunatunich, which is reached via a hand-cranked ferry has 25 temples. Say I do with the iconic El Castillo temple rising 130 feet above the plaza as your backdrop.

Altun Ha


Have your union by blessed by a traditional Mayan shaman in Belize. Image by Monica Gallardo Photography

When considering which is the closest Maya site to Belize City, Altun Ha would be the site of choice. Altun Ha, roughly a one-hour drive from Belize City, has a stunning ceremonial center with two main plazas that would make for a stunning venue. With your special day already having that wow factor due to the venue location being mind-blowing, your surprises do not have to end there! Infuse a bit of cultural flavor into your wedding day and get wed by a Mayan Shaman.

Wondering where to begin to plan your big day in Belize? Many jungle resorts offer wedding packages on these sacred sites and there are a few travel concierge services and wedding planners in Belize who can help you plan your dream wedding.  

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