Wedding Planning

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Belize and Portofino Beach Resort as your wedding destination!

Each and every wedding is customized to suit your needs. Begin with any of our Wedding Packages as a starting point to planning your dream wedding.

We can take care of everything including pre and post wedding activities for you and your wedding party.

Getting married in Belize is very easy and our Wedding Planner will be there to help you every step of the way! Civil ceremonies are in the tradition of British Common Law. There is no need to register your marriage when you return home as your Belizean Wedding is legal and is recognized in all other countries.

  • You need to be Belize for 3 business days prior to the wedding date before you can apply for a marriage license.
  • You will need your passports and if applicable, the original Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate.

Our Wedding Planner will arrange your marriage license and the formal registration of your marriage. We also arrange everything else, from the cake to the flowers to the music and all the special touches to make your special day just perfect! Below you will find some general information:

Our Wedding Packages include tropical bridal bouquets with matching boutonniere. These Tropical arrangements are made up of red gingers, pink gingers, and bird of paradise. However, you can upgrade to different types of flowers such as roses, cymbidium orchids, calla lilies, gladiolas, tiger lilies etc. We do all we can to acquire your desired choice of flowers, however, we ask you to kindly provide us with alternate options as well. Bear in mind that all flowers are seasonal and imported weekly. The price is dependent on the type and the country of origin.

All cakes are customized based on your requests. Please send us a photograph of what you like for us to duplicate it.

Flavors to choose from:

Cake Flavors
Double Chocolate
Vanilla Butter cake
Coconut Pecan
Pound Cake
Carrot Walnut
Red Velvet
Orange Poppy seed
Cake Fillings
Mocha Cream
Chocolate Cream
Lime Curd
Chocolate Mousse
Pineapple Curd
Chocolate Truffle
Vanilla Custard
Chocolate Peanut butter
Cream Cheese
Strawberry Jam
Coconut Cream
Banana Cream

Guitar Duo - The tropical sounds of Will and Dale, adds a very nice touch for your ceremony and cocktail hour.
DJ – Enjoy all your special songs! Send us your play list and we can arrange a live DJ for your wedding event.

From a Belizean island-themed beach bar b que to an elegant or casual beach dinner, our Wedding Planner and Portofino team will assist you with making your reception stress-free and filled with personalized details that reflect your style.

Make your wedding day as unique and special as your love by building a totally personalized celebration inspired by you! Let us know what type of centerpiece, place settings, and finishing touches you envision and we will do our best to bring it to life!

Portofino Beach Resort is a small property and therefore we typically cater to a maximum of 45 guests for reception. We offer an a la carte option from Portofino Restaurant's menu for groups of 10 & under. For groups larger than 10, we offer a casual Belizean bar be que or a customized plated menu prepared with all that is available.

Hair and Makeup
Whether you choose to use the breezes to your advantage and wear your hair down or let a long veil flutter beautifully, or if you want to keep every hair in place with a half up bridal hairstyle, wedding braid or classic curly up-do, our hairdresser can help you find the perfect hairstyle! Natural or Romantic Make-up styles are recommended for the humid weather, but classic and dramatic makeup is not a problem for our beautician.

Our wedding planner is happy to arrange a meeting with the hair dresser/makeup artist before the ceremony to ensure that you get the perfect look for your photos.

Belize’s amazing photographers Olivera Rusu, Maya Papovic and Jose Luis Zapata capture some of the best intimate moments and have a selection of wedding pictures on their site of weddings at our Resort . . . they also customize packages to accommodate your needs.

  • Olivera Rusu: People are her specialty and Oli offers a personalized service as she will spend some time with you, before the photo shoot takes place. Her style takes into account the needs of the client, the scene being shot, as well as the location.
  • Maya Papovic: Is an award winning, internationally published Conch Creative photographer, known for her unique and beautiful images as well as her ability to turn a photo session into a fun and relaxing experience. Maya produces stylish photography with a creative and funky edge.
  • Jose Luis Zapata: Is a Photojournalist with a taste for Fashion and Fine Art Photography. He specializes in wedding photography and considers his style to be a mixture of photojournalism and fashion photography.
  • International well known photographers who have been working with us are Terry Gruber and Michael Steingard.

Just let us know your preference and package choice so that we can assist you in enquiring their availability.

Our supplier offer many video projects, from small to large, with the most popular service on the island, being weddings. Their packages range from the basic unedited video of the ceremony to elaborate videos including the reception as well, capturing the key elements of your special day from start to finish. Add-ons include video guestbook, wedding vignette and photo slideshows.

To start the planning process, take a look at our FAQ.

We welcome your questions, please email us at We hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon.