Wedding Film Retreat

FAQ

Your most frequently asked questions answered.

The Retreat

We want you to be able to relax and not worry about a thing while at the Wedding Film Retreat. Your meals and lodging are covered from dinner Sunday through breakfast Thursday. Alcoholic beverages are also included.

You may use the pools, hot tub, fitness center, mini golf, tennis & pickleball courts, bikes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards for no charge.  Mixology classes and rum tastings may also be available during our stay.  Spa services are an additional charge, but Wedding Film Retreat attendees receive a 20% discount. (view Spa services here https://thesirensspa.com/)  Attendees can also take advantage of 5% off individual tours/excursions (subject to minimum tour requirements, view tour options here https://sirenianbay.com/tours-in-placencia-belize/).

The registration deadline is January 8, 2022. We limit our retreats to 30 people and spots fill up quickly!

Of course!  There are one-bedroom bungalows, two-bedroom bungalows, and three-to-four bedroom villas at the resort.  All rooms at the resort feature one king or one queen bed (some with an additional sofa bed), except for the Hummingbird Apartment which has two queen beds and a sofa bed.  Double-occupancy rates are per room, not per bungalow or villa.  Exception: If two or more attendees want to share the Hummingbird Apartment, or share a bungalow room and sofa bed, they will receive a double-occupancy rate.  There is also a bunk room in the Manatee Villa that is offered at a discounted rate ($2,000 per person for double occupancy, $1600 per person for single occupancy, $1200 per person for quadruple occupancy).

Yes!  Part of the registration process includes selecting your room.  If you don’t see a room on the registration page, that means it’s already been chosen.

Yes! Every bedroom at the resort has an en-suite or private bathroom, many with an outdoor shower.  (The only exception is the bunk room in the Seahorse villa which we are not making available for this reason)

Totally understand! Email sarah@weddingfilmretreat.com and we will provide you with a one-time-use coupon code for $100-off of each team member’s registration as a thank you for bringing your crew. NOTE: This cannot be combined with any other special offers or coupon codes, and does not apply to double occupancy.

Sirenian Bay Resort is offering a discounted rate for up to four additional nights before or after the retreat for all WFR attendees. Additional nights may require a change in accommodations based upon availability.  Please contact the resort directly if you wish to extend your stay.

You will fly into the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City.  From there, you can take a regional 30-minute flight to the Placencia airport (appx. $190 USD per person round trip as of July 2022) where resort staff will pick you up.  There is also the option to do a 3.5-hour shuttle from Belize City to the resort ($550 USD per van for up to 14 people).  It is a scenic drive, and people often fly one way and shuttle the other, but we encourage you not to do the shuttle for your arrival unless you will be arriving before the start of the retreat on January 22nd.  Sirenian Bay Resort will arrange your regional flight and/or shuttle, and you will pay for it when you depart from the resort.

Because we have structured this as an all-inclusive retreat, you must register for the full event including meals and lodging.

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable. If you can’t attend, we suggest posting in videography forums to find someone to buy your ticket and fill your seat.

Absolutely! When registering, please add a note in the cart or email sarah@weddingfilmretreat.com with your requests.

Traveling to Belize

Effective July 12, 2022, the Government of Belize removed all public health measures at the points of entry in Belize (land and sea).  Also effective July 12, 2022, all Foreign Tourists entering Belize have the option to purchase Belize travel insurance. It is no longer mandatory but is highly recommended by the Belize Tourism Board. You may purchase Belize travel insurance here. https://www.belizevisitorinsurance.com/

As of June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

A current passport, valid through your departure date, and return ticket are required for entry into Belize.  Driver’s licenses and birth certificates are not valid travel documents.  Visas are NOT required for citizens of the United States, the European community (including Ireland), Great Britain, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand. Nationals of certain other countries do need a visa or consular permission to enter Belize. For a current list, see the Belize Tourism Board website (www.travelbelize.org) or call the nearest Belizean consulate or embassy.

It’s not required, but we definitely encourage you to bring your camera if you want to capture some of the beauty and scenery around Belize.

The Government of Belize currently prohibits the temporary importation of drones for recreational/personal usage. The Government of Belize is currently developing requirements and regulations for recreational drone travelers to Belize.  This process will allow all travelers to operate their devices after meeting the necessary requirements under the Laws of Belize.  We will update all attendees if this law changes prior to the 2023 retreat.

Electrical power is 110 volts/60 cycle, which is the same as the United States and Canada. The plugs and outlets are the same as in the US. A small surge protector is highly recommended for computers and other sensitive equipment.

The local currency is the Belize Dollar. One U.S. dollar is worth two Belize dollars – it is set at this rate and does not change. Almost all prices are in Belize dollars except where noted. There is no need to exchange money as USD is accepted – for example, if the total is $30, this means Belize dollars, and if you hand them $15 USD, they won’t bat an eyelash.

English is the official language, though Spanish, Creole, Mayan, and Garifuna are also spoken.

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