Wed in Guatemala

Guatemala is a magical place; it has so much to add to the background of a picturesque wedding, with her breathtaking scenery of mountains and lakes. Whether you are planning a small or grand event, Guatemala has it all.

Guatemala is the Heart of the Mayan World. It’s alive, magical, mystic and ancestral. Its history proceeds from four thousand years.

Antigua, Guatemala is famous for its well preserved, spectacular colonial town, washed in sunshine yellows, terracotta oranges and scarred with ancient cobbled streets. It is also surrounded by three majestic volcanoes, one of which regularly sends plumes of smoke into the air making for some incredibly unique wedding photography.

Between past and present, it is a unique country, full of adventure and diverse activities.

The colourful craft markets and regional costumes, the hospitality and the beauty of the landscapes that frame the volcanoes, lakes, rivers and mountains make Guatemala a place to be kept in the visitor’s hearts. And not to mention that the natural, cultural and historical heritage is evident in every country of the country.

It is also a perfect setting for a couple who wants to say “I do” in a spectacular and unique location.

Things to consider:

  • Culture: profit your visit while exploring ancient Mayan cities and cultural sites
  • Perfect weather: Guatemala is known as the country of the “eternal spring”. With no extreme temperatures, you can be sure to have warm weather all year round. Its average temperature is 22ºC (70ºF).
  • Venues: a vast number of sites being the most relevant hotels, gardens and historical monuments.

The picturesque and enchanting city of La Antigua Guatemala is the main icon of the Hispanic colonial heritage and declared World Heritage of Humanity Site by UNESCO in 1979. Its cobblestone streets and ancient buildings, built-in 1543, create a scene where splendorous cultural and religious traditions emerge and ideal for weddings. For their ceremony, the couple may choose among beautiful colonial hotels, churches, gardens and colonial ruin sites.

Wedding tourists can enjoy a variety of activities like:

  • Mayan archaeology
  • Adventure sports like canopy, rafting, trekking, surf, bird watching and volcanoes-climbing, among others
  • Cultural tourism
  • Sport Fishing
  • Golf

For more information, contact the Embassy of Guatemala in the United Kingdom or visit INGUAT