Great Wedding Ceremony Locations in Key West for Every Couple
Key West is a popular playground (and wedding destination) for lots of reasons. Whether you’re on the hunt for off-the-beaten-path, grand and luxuriant, or non-traditional wedding venues in Key West, there are certainly a wide range of beautiful venues that leave nothing to the imagination. Kick off your search with our list of the best wedding locations in Key West to get hitched.
Key West Beach Wedding
Key West is one of the most idyllic locations for an outdoor wedding. The beaches, warm weather, tropical foliage, and magnificent sunsets make it a place where wedding dreams come true. The allure of the ocean is hard to resist. Make the most of the sand and sea with an intimate beachfront ceremony at Smathers or Higgs Beach, or a grand reception at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Alternative: Take your ceremony to sea aboard a chartered boat. Check out Fury’s catamaran or the 105-foot Schooner America 2.0 yacht to see their options.
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Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
Give your wedding a unique spin on the traditional Key West beach wedding by getting married among butterflies, plants, and two resident flamingos at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservancy. The magical setting is ideal for small ceremonies of 10 to 20 guests. The venue provides thoughtful touches to on-site ceremonies, like a special butterfly release and keepsake butterfly embossed Champagne glasses. Alternative: Say ‘I do’ surrounded by serene tropical lushness and historical charm at the West Martello Tower, a stunning Civil War era fort with gardens and a gazebo overlooking the coast.
Ernest Hemingway Home
Literature buffs will love walking down the aisle at the Spanish Colonial-style home of the late novelist Ernest Hemingway. The property sits on an acre of tropical gardens, which are also home to Hemingway’s sixty cats. The venue can accommodate up to 100 guests. Alternative: Exchange vows at Key West’s Oldest House and Gardens or the historic Hellings House Museum, built in 1892 and one of just a few brick structures in Key West.
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Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
Voted the “Best Outdoor Location” for private events in Key West, Audubon House and Gardens will capture your most vivid imagination with its brick-pathed gardens of orchids, bromeliads, herbs, and other tropical plants. The charming historic home was built in 1840 and contains exquisite antique furnishings as well as a separate gallery with 28 first-edition works and a comprehensive selection of the famous ornithologist’s images. Alternative: Get married amid native palms, Champion trees, and blooming flowers at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens on Stock Island.
At The Gates Hotel, the multipurpose Sunset Green Event Lawn makes for a versatile event space that can accommodate up to 1,200 guests. The large outdoor landscape invites guests to make it all their own. Get married under the beautiful pergola and outfit your celebration with tents, dance floors, portable air conditioning units, and more.
The Sunset Green’s location at The Gates Hotel also makes it easy on you and your guests. The hotel rooms will be taken care of, and you’ll have all of The Gates’ perks to choose from. If you’re interested in booking a wedding or special event, or to get more information about the Sunset Green Event Lawn, contact us for more info.
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