Destination Wedding and Honeymoon in Placencia Belize

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See what Belize has to offer.

Check out the Chabil Mar Belize Resort blog for information about Belize, Placencia and Chabil Mar Destination Weddings and Honeymoons:

  • An adventure destination.
  • A cultural experience at a small Belize fishing village.
  • Jungle treks and Caribbean sea combinations.
  • The worlds’ second largest barrier reef (snorkeling & scuba diving)
  • Sailing or overnighting on romantic islands.
  • Mayan archaeological excursions.
  • A romantic guest exclusive boutique resort on the Caribbean.Honeymoon on Beach Chabil Mar Belize Resort
  • Seven consecutive years of awards in the Service, Romance and Best Hotels categories.
  • Fodor’s choice for Luxury resorts in Placencia, Belize.

Belize – Just two hours flight from the US.

You Better Belize It!

Thanks to the Travel Channel – Placencia, Belize – Featured Travel Escape

“Made up of 2 deserted islands fringed by crystalline waters and covered in snow-white sand, the Silk Cayes are the preeminent spot to live out one’s deserted island fantasy.”

So begins the feature of one of Placencia’s most sought after island destinations for snorkeling and fishing, Silk Caye, by The Travel Channel.

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Read the full article here.

Just 20 miles off the coast of Placencia, daily tours leave Chabil Mar to snorkel the pristine waters to view the corals of Silk Caye and mingle with the sea turtles, rays and nurse sharks.

Include Adventure with your Belize destination wedding or honeymoon. Reserve the entire resort for the exclusive use of your guests or enjoy the romance of just the two of you on a beach on the Caribbean.

Destination Belize Wedding – Real Photos of Karen and Dalam

Wedding of Rose & DavidFrom intimate ceremonies on our private palapa on the water to making the entire resort yours for a week, the options are endless for your destination wedding in Belize. As a small boutique resort and the only guest exclusive resort in Placencia, we are uniquely positioned to create exactly the destination wedding or honeymoon you have dreamed of. Work with our in-house personal wedding or honeymoon planner to create the perfect backdrop–including flowers, music, food and festivities–for your big day.Gown and Bride Chabil Mar Belize ResortCeremony on the beach Chabil Mar Belize Resort

Traveling with a larger group? – Make Chabil Mar Your Private Belize Resort for the Week!

Our Belize Destination Wedding Package Includes:

 

 

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Destination Belize Wedding – Real Photos of Jenny and Ian’s Wedding Day

Beach Walk of Jenny and Ian at Chabil Mar Belize ResortFrom intimate ceremonies on our private palapa on the water to making the entire resort yours for a week, the options are endless for your destination wedding in Belize. As a small boutique resort and the only guest exclusive resort in Placencia, we are uniquely positioned to create exactly the destination wedding or honeymoon you have dreamed of. Work with our in-house personal wedding or honeymoon planner to create the perfect backdrop–including flowers, music, food and festivities–for your big day.

Traveling with a larger group? – Make Chabil Mar Your Private Belize Resort for the Week!

Our Belize Destination Wedding Package Includes:Jennifer and Ian Destination Belize Wedding at Chabil Mar Resort

View more photos of weddings from 2012 and 2013 at Chabil Mar and Jenny and Ian’s Wedding Day.

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Planning a Wedding in Beautiful Belize

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Welcome to Chabil Mar

Planning a Wedding in Beautiful Belize

By Sofia Angeli, Guest Blogger

In the same way that some couples look for unique engagement rings, some lovebirds look for extraordinary settings when they say their vows. Those who want more than a downtown hotel for their reception usually opt for a destination wedding. Belize is a rapidly growing destination wedding location. Belize Destination Wedding

The Magic of Belize Belize Beach Wedding at Chabil Mar, Placencia, Belize

Celebrating your wedding in Belize means you will be able to say your vows in the great outdoors, with the azure sea as background. It means you can hold your reception in a garden, on the beach, or around a swimming pool, with just the tropical gardens surrounding you and palm trees for your canopy. And, at Chabil Mar, you can even reserve the entire resort for your family and friends.

Wedding ceremonies in Belize can be as exceptional as the most unique engagement rings because this is a place where you can really let your imagination run loose. A honeymoon in Belize means collecting memories you would not be able to create elsewhere. You can swim and snorkel, explore ancient Mayan ruins, trek through a rainforest, try zip-lining, lounge on a private island and sunbathe. This is where you can indulge the mood of the moment and concentrate on enjoying every minute of this special time in your married life.

The Convenience of a Belize Wedding

A lot of people shy away from getting married in another country because of the complicated arrangements and potential problems this may entail. For one thing, because of the presence of the British in Belizean history, Belize is an English-speaking country. You won’t  be needing a translation book while you are there. If you are coming from the United States, you will find that Belize is not too far away.  Belize is accessible from all regions of the United States. It is only two hours away from Dallas and Houston or Miami and Atlanta, and less than six hours away from Los Angeles.

Getting married in Belize is a safe proposition. A marriage in this country is considered legal anywhere in the world. At Chabil Mar you have a full time Belize, born and raised, wedding planner to arrange and schedule every step of the way. Wine Display Ian_Jennifer_Belize_Wedding_Chabil_Mar_Placencia

Getting Started

If you have picked Belize as the site of your nuptials, you can start your preparations by making sure you have a passport that will be valid six months after your proposed stay in the country. You will need to be in Belize at least three days before filing a petition for a license to marry. If this is not possible, you can apply for a special license. The process for this has been made simple by the Belizean government, and Chabil Mar’s wedding planner will help facilitate things for you.

Belize not only offers couples unforgettable settings for weddings. This exotic place gives lovers a glimpse of paradise and adventure to make perfect the beginning of their life together. Bridesmaids at Belize Resort Destination Wedding

About the author

Sofia Angeli is a PR & communications consultant for companies in various industries. In particular, she brings her writing skills and passion for travel, culture, arts and lifestyle, including wedding planning and engagement rings to the online world.

Annie & Matt – Majestical Chabil Mar Destination Belize Wedding!

On February 23, 2013 Annie and Matt married on the beach at Chabil Mar, complete with 108 guests. When asked by their photographer what they felt about the experience they said, “Romantic-Fun-Majestical”.

ROMANCE was the signature of the day, from it’s formal beginnings, to the beautiful gowns and solemn intimate moments.Chabil Mar Belize Destination Wedding

The family and guests of Annie and Matt reserved the entire resort, all 19 villas and the honeymoon suite, so while the bride and groom were preparing for this wonderful occasion, the staff at Chabil Mar was busy preparing meals, the beach, the pier and pool areas for the ceremony,  and the guest list of over 100 persons. After all, it was their private resort!

Then, of course, came the lovely ceremony at the foot of the pier with all of the guests observing from their chairs on the beach. One of the flower girls began to cry tears of joy so the other flower girl and the two young boy groomsmen went to comfort her and they celebrated by getting the best view ever!Belize Beach Wedding at Chabil Mar, Placencia, Belize

Matt and the groomsmen in suit and ties met the mood of the day, casual formal in barefoot luxury, by wearing their flip flops, white shirts, ties and suits, and the ceremony was underway, followed by an intimate and light-hearted kiss poolside.Beach Wedding at Chabil Mar Placencia, Belize Groomsmen

So, let the FUN begin . . .

A huge beach party ensued. Music, dance and song filled the night air under the stars, resulting a MAJESTICAL time for all.

Matt wrote us to say, “My wife and I had our wedding in Belize at Chabil Mar and it was amazing. The resort was able to hold a wedding big enough for 110 guests. The staff went above and beyond and catered to our every need. One staff member went into the Belizean jungle to pick the flowers my wife liked for the table settings. The entire wedding was beautiful and ran very smoothly. The setting, staff and location made our wedding perfect.”

Thank you Matt and Annie, from all of us at Chabil Mar (Maya for “Beautiful Sea”) for sharing this incredibly special day in your lives with us. Cheers!Bride and Groom Kiss at Belize Wedding | Chabil Mar | Placencia BelizeFather of the Bride | Belize Wedding Belize Beach Wedding ReceptionDestination Belize Wedding Reception on the Beach

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The Extraordinary Landscaping and Gardens of our Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Resort

Our beautifully landscaped resort in Placencia Belize! Every photographer’s dream!Chabil Mar Belize Resort Logo

While you experience the barefoot luxury of the 400 feet of private Caribbean beachfront and two infinity pools at Chabil Mar, you will find yourself nestled in lush tropical gardens and dining under the stars at Café Mar amidst swaying palm trees, all just five minutes from Placencia Village.

Many of our guests have mentioned how “at home” they feel within hours of visiting with us. Along with being “The Guest Exclusive Resort of Placencia Belize” and an annual Belize Resort Belize Resort Weddingsservice award winner, they tell us that a major contributor to the wonderfully comfortable relaxation that comes over you at Chabil Mar is created by our beautifully designed and maintained lush tropical gardens and displays!

Introducing Alberto Arias, our Gardens and Landscape Manager. He and his team are responsible for planting and maintenance. You will see them each and every day working in some way to keep them lush, healthy and bright for your enjoyment.

Chabil Mar is a photographer’s paradise. As Olivera Rusu said, on her first Belize wedding shoot at Chabil Mar: “Chabil Mar Villas is every photographer’s dream.”Brenda and Tony garden scenes 1 Belize Resort Chabil Mar

Alberto is the first employee of Chabil Mar, dating to June of 2004, when just four coconut palm trees graced the landscape. They are here today forming the frame of the beach-side restaurant, Café Mar, brilliantly lit in the evening for our guests’ dining and lounging pleasure. The plants and landscape of Chabil Mar are unique not only to the Placencia Peninsula in particular, but to all of Belize as well, in that they are a blend of species and varieties from the natural seaside ‘scapes of Belize as well as the jungle ‘scapes. Many of our plants are “imported” from the Maya mountain range and jungles of the Cayo District to form an all encompassing Belizean tropical paradise.

There are over 20 topiaries gracing the property and are the personal art and craftsmanship of Alberto.

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Spectacular photo opportunities abound and we invite you to explore through our virtual Belize Resort tour, photo gallery, landscape and garden brochure
or visit us and see for yourself. Imagine your Belize Destination Wedding or Honeymoon! Yours and your photographer’s dream!

2012 – Another Year of Awards, Recognitions and Accolades for Chabil Mar Belize Resort

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Thank You”

from

Chabil Mar

Placencia’s Guest Exclusive Resort

Beauty by Belize – Luxury by Design

 

With the start of the New Year we want to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our guests, partners and fellow Belize enthusiasts! 2012 was a great year for Belize, highlighted by the end of the last Mayan long calendar in December. And it was a great year for Placencia and Chabil Mar, too.

We don’t want to boast, (Yes we do!) but we’re very proud that we’ve been able to provide you with the service, amenities and experiences that represent the very best of Belize as witnessed by our banner year of awards, recognitions and accolades:

  •     TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Service – #1 in Placencia and #4 of the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Belize
  •     TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award Best Small Hotels – #1 in Placencia and #6 of the Top 25 Small Hotels in Belize

And here are some from our favorite Belizean town – Placencia Village – A stroll along the beach from Chabil Mar, the closest full service resort in Placencia to the Village:

  •     TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award – #16 of the Top 25 Destinations in Central America
  •     TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award – #8 of the Top 10 Beach Destinations in Central America
  •     Tutti Frutti – Top rated restaurant in Placencia. Tasty gelato anyone?

A few other Chabil Mar accolades and recognitions:

  •     International Hotel Awards – Highly Commended Small Hotels of Belize
  •     Fox News – Best of Belize Eco Resorts
  •     Travel Age West – Best Belize Places to Stay
  •     US News and World Report – Best Belize Resorts
  •     Wheel of Fortune – Featured Belize Resort for three years running. They love us, Yes, they do!

Special recognition goes out to our General Manager, Reservations, Guest Services and Food and Beverage Services Staff and Managers – Synescio, Althea, Natalie, Bernard. A very loud applause to our Garden, Housekeeping and Maintenance Staffs and Managers – Alberto, Viviana, Solomon.

A very special Thank You to all of you for your wonderful reviews and referrals.

 

Q&A Spotlight with a Chabil Mar Bride

Destination Wedding in BelizeA goal that we have at Chabil Mar is to make sure that every guest experiences a level of service at our resort that is truly unforgettable. While we strive for this goal for every guest, this is especially the case for our brides who come to Chabil Mar for their weddings. With the experience we have in destination weddings, we know how important it is for every bride to know that their wedding day will be as perfect as they’ve always dreamed.

Katrina and Blaine Platt are one the most recent couples who chose Chabil Mar as their wedding destination. Instead of us just telling you about Chabil Mar’s wedding services, who better to share the true story than the bride herself? We contacted Katrina after she returned from Belize to share some of her thoughts about her destination wedding at Chabil Mar.

Q: When you started planning your wedding, what made you decide that Belize was the place for your destination wedding?

A: I always knew that I wanted to have a destination wedding, I just was not sure where. When Blaine suggested I take a look at Belize I went straight to trip advisor online. I have done a lot of traveling and trip advisor rarely lets me down. I emailed a few resorts to ask for more information, and Althea from Chabil Mar responded to me very quickly with plenty of details and radiated warmth and enthusiasm. The villas looked beautiful, the pools looked amazing and the pier locked me down. I knew I had found the right spot and I immediately put down my deposit.

Q: In your search for a resort, why did Chabil Mar stand out as your choice among others for your special day?

A: It became clear to me when I started talking to Althea more that Chabil Mar was a resort that wanted to really go out of their way for me. There was nothing that they could not do. There was nothing for me to even worry about. I could still have all the things that are easy to have at home in the United States on a beach in Belize. It couldn’t have been a better find.

Q: Were you apprehensive at all about planning your wedding from a distance?

A: I was a little nervous. I had never been to Belize and due to this, obviously just seen the resort from pictures. I really could not know for sure if it was going to be everything I wanted or if everything that I asked for was going to happen. Althea made the process less nerve racking for me. I was worried that the flowers would not look the same or that my vision would not be understood. My worries, although unavoidable, were unwarranted. Everything that I envisioned came to life on our day.

Q:  How was your experience working with the wedding planners at Chabil Mar from a distance, leading up to your arrival?

A: From the very beginning, I got the feeling that anything and everything was possible for our wedding. As we planned the wedding and more and more details were put into place, we ran into virtually no problems. There were no discrepancies between what we wanted and what could be done. All of our guests made their reservations through Althea because that is whom I put them in contact with. Let’s just say that I was not the only one who brought her a gift to Belize.

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Q: Tell us about your actual wedding day? Did everything turn out just as you hoped?

A: I was a little unsure of who was taking care of the setup, but was so surprised to look out the window in the morning to see that everything had already been set up. Decorations were put up, chairs were placed and covered, and tables were ready. I was so shocked by how efficient the staff at Chabil Mar was. Everything I asked for was there and I did not even have to step out of my villa. It was impressive. I could not have been more happy and grateful for the entire staff on a day where the stress of details can really take over. It was everything I wanted and more.

Q: What was your overall impression of the resort when you arrived?

A: The resort is beautiful. Every one of us there mentioned that the staff is truly what makes the place unforgettable. The location is beautiful and the pools and villas were amazing, but the people were on another level. You can find beauty at many resorts, but you cannot find the genuineness found in the staff of Chabil Mar. Nothing was too small or too large for them. They wanted to help and they did so with a warm heart. I cried when I had to say goodbye. I have never experienced that level of hospitality before and I am pretty well traveled.

Q: What did your wedding party have to say about their experience at the resort?

A: We had a wedding party of 16 and 66 people at the wedding—all of them had nothing but the best things to say. We had a week to enjoy the resort and take tours. A lot of people said it was the most fun wedding they had ever been too. There are too many albums on Facebook now with “unbelizable” in the title.

Q: Do you have any words of advice for brides considering a destination wedding?

A: 1) Do it. There is no better way to spend the most important day of your life than surrounded by all your best friends and family in a beautiful location. 2) Go for a week. 3) And most of all do not worry about the distance during planning. All will be handled, especially if you have it a Chabil Mar.

Thank you, Katrina, for sharing your Chabil Mar experience! Like Blaine and Katrina, we make sure that every destination wedding at Chabil Mar exceeds all expectations and creates memories that will last a lifetime.

Honeymoons and weddings in Belize

Interested in finding out more about Belize destination weddings at Chabil Mar? Contact us today to speak with Althea.