KEY WEST WEDDING PLANNING & VACATION RENTALS
Planning a destination wedding in Key West?
Getting married in Key West is a magical experience and there are countless options to create a memorable day that you’ll cherish forever. Whether you’re still looking for places to get married in Key West, or you’re just nailing down the details, we’ve created an extensive guide to help you make each decision. Even better, we offer the best vacation rentals for Key West weddings. Find a place where your entire wedding party can stay together!
Key West Wedding Venues range to suit large gatherings, small groups, or just the couple. Key West offers many unique ways and places to tie the knot including: Historic sites & gardens, beaches and waterfront resorts & restaurants, weddings on the waves via sailing ships, luxury catamarans and motor yachts.
The Key West Lighthouse is a popular spot for couples. The now historic site was erected in 1848. You can rent the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Museum through the Key West Art & Historical Society. The Society’s other museums housed in historic sites: Fort East Martello Museum, The Museum of Art & History at The Custom House, and The Tennessee Williams Museum; are also available for private rentals for weddings, rehearsal dinners and all private and corporate events.
Mangoes is located directly on Duval Street and offers a unique space for your rehearsal dinner or wedding. You and your guests will be charmed by their personalized service, native Key West gourmet cuisine and “laid-back yet elegant” style. Mangoes offers private dining and special events hosting for any size group, from an intimate party of 6 to a large celebration for up to 300 guests.
The Oldest House Museum & Gardens offer the perfect setting for your memorable occasion, whether it is a grand affair or a private ceremony. This secluded paradise is an ideal setting in the heart of historic Old Town Key West. The Garden can accommodate up to 200 seated diners or 300 for a cocktail party.
First Flight Island Restaurant and Southernmost Brewery offer indoor and outdoor event spaces in the historic Pan Am Airways headquarters. You can also rent out the entire restaurant, which can fit up to 250 guests.
The Fort West Martello Tower is home to the Key West Garden Club which offers a picturesque gazebo with sweeping ocean views to say your ‘I do’s.’ The entire garden can be rented out during public hours or in the evening.
Dream of getting married at sea? Try a Key West wedding boat charter that can take you and your guests on a customized scenic sail.
Built in the 1840s, the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens is a stunning setting for up to 130 guests. Located in the heart of Old Town, the historic home offers many photo opportunity spots. It’s one of the most beloved wedding venues in Key West.
This historic and beautiful wedding venue in Key West can accommodate up to 100 guests. You can choose between the Hemingway Home and Museum’s daytime or nighttime packages. The lush tropical setting is perfect for a romantic yet casual event with ample amounts of Key West history and flavor.
Resources for Your Key West Wedding
Whether you’re planning an elopement with just you and your future spouse or a destination wedding with close family members and friends, there are countless resources to create a perfect day and we have gathered a few for your consideration.
Photographers help to capture all the moments of your wedding day so that you can be totally present in the moment. Local wedding photographers know the best spots around the island and the ideal time of day to capture photos. There are many options in the area, but a few local favorites include Nick Doll Photography, Solaris Photography, and Freas Photography.
Every wedding needs a sweet treat! Key West Cakes has been baking in Key West since 2001. The bakery designs unique cakes to perfection based on what each couple wants. Cakes by Karol is another local favorite, gaining recognition from Wedding Wire since 2011. Choose cakes that feed 10 guests or more than 50, as well as cupcake towers and dessert tables. Amazing Cakes and Creations creates beautiful cakes and specialty desserts with intricate designs. They also offer adorable handmade toppers specially made for every couple.
While the backdrop and tropical setting of Key West may be enough for some couples, others may want the added beauty of floral arrangements. Duarte Floral Design is known for its intricate and innovative floral designs. Karro Events and Floral is a trendy and award-winning floral design company that has a wide variety of styles and offerings. Another local favorite is Love in Bloom, which creates traditional and vibrant floral arrangements.
While playing music off a playlist can be a blast, having a DJ or musician takes some pressure off of you on your big day. There are full bands, DJs, professional harpists, guitar players, and much more to provide your Key West wedding entertainment. Key Lime Pirates Band delivers a quirky and energetic set. “Best of the Knot”, award winning harpist Robin Kaplan sets a romantic scene. Chris Thomas Music is another popular artist. He sings and plays acoustic guitar, piano, and ukulele and he is available as a solo performer, with a band or as a DJ combo.
Add a modern, cinematic element to your wedding memories by hiring a talented wedding videographer. Wonder Dog Wedding Cinematography can provide a dramatic filming of your entire day to share with your friends and family. Terry Martin Visuals is known for artistry, use of cutting edge equipment and for bringing drone photography and video to weddings and special events.
Ensure you look and feel your best on your wedding day. Hair and makeup options in Key West include The Studio Weddings specializing in updoos and makeup in a fun and relaxed environment. Casa Salon offers hair and makeup solutions as well as packages for the bride, bridesmaids, and mother of the bride or groom. Key West Hair and Makeup also offers packages and an ala carte menu for hair styling, makeup, lash extensions, spray tan, and more.