You and your special loved one have always dreamed of a romantic wedding, in an inviting location giving you a memorable occasion to recall together for a lifetime. Why not come down to the island of Key West, Florida? A tropical island with its own exotic beauty. Whether you want to marry barefooted on the shores of our white sandy beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or find a quite tropical garden this location is perfect for this type of getaway.
You will find Key West does offer much in the way of backgrounds for your wedding photos, would you like photos on the beach with the ocean as a backdrop, or would you prefer garden settings where you will be surrounded by the tropical foliage that is native to this island.
Key West is a very popular wedding destination, it offers something for everyone and can fit whatever size budget you have figured for your wedding. Whether it be a large extravagant event with many guest or a simple intimate family gathering. Plans are easily made for a party and reception with your friends to include dinner and dancing, or would you like to have a small dinner reception at one of our many fine restaurants on the island? Yes, planning your outdoor event on our white sandy beaches gives you unlimited time to schedule your wedding, as it could be early in the morning, or in the afternoon, or have your ceremony at right around an hour prior to sunset, and let the celebrating continue throughout the night!
After your wedding, you can do the World Famous Duval Street Crawl, and take your guest to some of the hot spots Key West is famous for, such as Sloppy Joe’s (Ernest Hemingway’s hangout), Hogs Breath Saloon, and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, maybe even see him give an impromptu concert, to keep your party and celebration going.
Want to combine wedding celebrating and romantic honeymoon? What a wonderful place to spend time getting more acquainted with your loved one than on the island, mapping out and exploring your surrounding, walking from one art gallery to the other to enjoy the local artist work! Gift shops, are abundant as well, perfect for souvenirs, these can be found in other locations than Duval Street, look among the many shops along the waterfront.
With so many museums and historical places to visit, you’ll see for yourself Key West has so much to offer you to visit. Starting with the home of our most famous writer Ernest Hemingway, where who knows just to walk the grounds he walked, might inspire you to write your first famous novel. Enjoy treasure hunting, visit the Mel Fisher’s Maritime Museum, and plot your own buried treasure adventure. Take your time going up the 88 steps of the Lighthouse Museum, once at the top, enjoy the view looking over the blue ocean waters that surround the island. We have also the Custom House Museum where the Art and Historical Society show early photos of Key West, or the Little White House, Harry S. Truman’s home away from home. We also have a couple of lookout rustic forts: East and West Martello, both located on the southern side of the island, each equally charming, West Martello was taken over by the Key West Garden Club, and has the most beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and White Street Pier from its Gazebo. One of the islands favorites is the Key West Butterfly Conservatory, our own little magic, this particular location, which melts your stress away, as you walk among the many different varieties of butterflies, you’ll want to visit the gift shop to take a little bit of that magic home with you! But the day doesn’t stop there, make your way down to Mallory Square along with everyone else for Sunset Celebration, which happens every evening, where your entertained by Key West best street performers. It has been said you haven’t been to Key West until you’ve been to sunset celebration at Mallory Square!
Sailing adventures are unlimited, with either deep sea fishing in our pristine waters, or a romantic sunset sail on one of the many catamarans or schooners that chase the sun down every evening. Walk along Charter Boat Fishing Row either at Garrison Bight, or the Key West Historic Bight, to see the daily catch, go on an ever popular Dolphin Excursion and see pods of Dolphin frolicking in the water, Kayaking tours offer exploring the quite mangrove islands, and venture into the back country. Jet Ski tours that take you completely around our island, or if you like: do nothing at all but enjoy the laid back atmosphere we have on the island and find your spot and put down roots on our beaches underneath a palm tree, or sit by pool sipping your favorite beverage and plan your next adventure for tomorrow, or discuss it over dinner at one of our many unique restaurants, and look for the “locals” favorites as we would love to share these with you.
Whether you get here by Car, Airplane, Cruse ship or Ferry, there’s much to see in the Florida Keys, while in Key Largo, visit the Coral Reef at John PenneKamp State Park, other state parks can be found at Windley Key Fossil Reef, Long Key, Bahia Honda, and Key West own Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, which is close also to Sand Key Reef. Lets not forget the Dry Tortugas National Park where for the day you can explore Fort Jefferson. Why not venture over to Big Pine Key and see the Key Deer everyone is talking about? Yes Key West has an airport, the Key West International Airport, there are many flights here daily. We get Cruise ships in daily and have 3 ports for them, we even have the Key West Express Ferry that visits Key West from the Fort Myers, Florida area.
Come and see why many have fallen in love with our island, whether your looking to stay at one of our many bed and breakfast, guesthouses or inns, or at one of the many hotel and resorts you’ll be sure to make Key West a favorite getaway for you and your loved one!