Maya Ruin Dinner

Cahal Pech Maya Ruin, Belize

One of the most unique events to date has to be the Maya Ruin dinner party we coordinated in San Ignacio. We were so delighted to hear from Shock Top, and even more exciting, they wanted to host an event in Belize.

The client wanted to do a dinner party for 180 guests at Cahal Pech... but there was a catch... the event would be only by firelight. Honestly, I was a little nervous because nothing like this has ever been attempted at Cahal Pech, but my team and I were up for the challenge.

The first big challenge was coordinating all of the items to Cahal Pech. Most events here are on a smaller scale, so we spent much time calling around the country to gather the supplies needed. We were then very fortunate to work with Special Events Rentals who helped us transport everything to the ruins.

The next challenge was food... how would we cater for 180 people at a Maya Ruin? Our great friend Sean Kuylen came and saved the day. He was able to use his uniquely equipped food trailer, and was actually able to set-up his satellite kitchen at the foot of the ruins!

Last challenge... gather over five entertainment groups to represent Belize culture... and all groups had to perform without power or extra lighting. After lots of coordinating and meeting, we were able to pull together: One of the best steel pan bands from Belmopan, Garifuna drummers from Dangriga, Carnival dancers from Belize City, Belize  Dance Company, a Marimba band from Cayo, and fire dancers!

At the end of the day all the hard work paid off, and this event is one of our proudest moments!

Event Vendors

Centerpieces - Signature Belize Weddings, with help from Melissa Quan

Photographer – Leonardo Melendez

Catering – Chef Sean Kuylen

Venue - Cahal Pech

Rentals - Special Events Rentals

Categories: Event