Why Victoria House Resort and Spa Is Perfect For Vow Renewal and Elopements

by Carolee Chanona

With the wedding industry still making up for lost time after the event restrictions stemming from COVID-19—96% of weddings set for 2020 had to be modified in some way according to The Knot’s 2020 Real Weddings Survey—it’s no wonder that more couples are reprioritizing what they want in a big day and opting for intimate elopements. And for those already married, COVID likely brought them even closer after “what’s really important” got put into perspective. That’s why we’re putting Victoria House Resort & Spa, Belize on center stage: the picturesque beachfront resort named “Best Hotel for Weddings, Parties, & Celebrations in Central & South America” in Condé Nast Johansens 2022 Awards of Excellence, just announced it’s vow renewal or elopement package for an un-Belize-able nuptial. 

Celebrating Meaningful Milestones on Ambergris Caye

The mere definition of elopement — an act of running off to marry — evokes images of romance and adventure. Meanwhile, choosing an intimate and unique location in Belize to declare your love for each other can elevate your ‘yes’ to memorable, meaningful, and epic. And for destination weddings, elopements, and vow renewals, choosing who and where makes all the difference to exhale easier, knowing everything is covered from the time you land at the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City.

“Ours is a one-of-a-kind destination where couples can entrust our dedicated team to cater to their every need,” says Victoria House Resort & Spa General Manager, Janet Woollam. “From delivering wedding planner services and customizing ceremonies, to providing a Justice of the Peace with whom we’ve worked for the past 15 years, Victoria House takes pride in exceeding expectations.”

Your wedding day is supposed to be all about you and your significant other. Victoria House Resort & Spa can help make it happen. After all, the intimate setting is one thing, but potential savings are another.

A Blissful Belize Wedding 

A private beachside ceremony at Victoria House Resort. Photo by Leonardo Melendez Photography

Customizing every detail for a luxurious wedding celebration in Belize, Victoria House’s in-house coordinators cater and plan, from start to finish, with a wedding nuptial package starting at $1,400 USD to include:  

  • License and Justice of the Peace
  • A bottle of bubbly wine and a small wedding cake serving 2-4 people (additional options available for larger groups, with cost depending on cake size and decoration)
  • Flower and decor services, including a tropical bouquet, boutonniere for the groom, and a floral table centerpiece
  • All wedding fees and license registrations
  • Set up of the aisle and options for a range of different setups for the ceremony
  • Wedding planner services

Jumping into married life, too! Photo by Leonardo Melendez Photography

Excluding taxes and resort accommodations, guests will be served during a beachside cocktail hour while the wedding party is being photographed. Dinner includes everything from vegetarian butternut squash enchiladas and Adobo-marinated tofu tacos to a beach paella buffet that reflects the resort’s specialty in preparing fresh, high-quality seafood with a local twist.

Steel pans are a hallmark sound of the Caribbean. Image via Leonardo Melendez Photography

And to get the afterparty going? Guests can choose between a DJ, guitarist, or band to play steelpans, Reggae, Caribbean, or classical string.

The Perfect Backdrop to Say “I Do” Again

The Vow Renewal Package makes it easy for couples to explore a new destination together while renewing their marriage vows. Starting at $1,150 US (excluding taxes and room charges), the Vow Renewal package at Victoria House Resort & Spa includes:

  • A Justice of the Peace to officiate the ceremony
  • Flower and decor services, including a tropical bouquet, boutonniere for the groom, and a floral table centerpiece
  • Setup of the aisle for a ceremony
  • A bottle of bubbly wine and cake serving 2-4 people
  • A professional onsite wedding planner and event planner

Slip Away to Paradise with this Elopement Package

The Elopement Package is for those who want to memorialize their promise to each other without the stress of wedding planning and the expense of a ceremony. Starting at $3,630 USD, the Elopement Package includes:

  • Four nights’ accommodation in a Casita or Palmetto room
  • Bottle of sparkling wine in the room upon arrival and a welcome cocktail
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Private romantic dinner on the beach or undersea spa palapa
  • Entire wedding package

Accessible via a 15-minute commuter flight from Belize City, Victoria House Resort is a natural choice for couples who want to maximize their experiences and avoid the stress of planning their nuptials, whether seeking a destination wedding, a place to say “I Do” again, or an intimate elopement. 

All images via Victoria House Resort & Spa.

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