Key West beach weddings

Key West beach weddings

Key West is the southernmost point in the United States and can be reached by car or ferry from Miami, Fort Myers and Naples. Some cruise ships also make stops for day trips. The most famous resident was author Ernest Hemingway and weddings can be planned at the famous Hemingway Home. In the small city of Key West a lot can be accomplished on foot. Most visitors will park their car during the whole stay and rent a scooter or electric car to get around. The Florida Key’s have very little or only small beaches available. If you would like to hold your wedding on a public beach in Marathon we suggest Sombrero Beach and  in Key West  Smather’s Beach. Both beaches are available without permit. The Key’s are one of the main destinations for weddings and honeymooners and if possible we recommend to hold the wedding during the week. It is not unusual to see several weddings on the beach and on the weekends it can get quite crowded.  An alternative in Key West is Fort Zachary Taylor Park  with a permit and rental fee. Many of the resorts and Inns also cater to weddings and reception and ceremonies can be held directly there.

General Information:

Key West is the last Island of the famous Florida Keys. Other Islands are Key Largo, Islamorada and Marathon are the larger islands and they are interconnected. Some of the islands are only accessible by boat.  If you dreamed to have your wedding on a private island you can make it happen in the Florida Keys. One of the most exclusive luxury resorts  Little Palm Island can only be reached by boat.  The Florida Keys are a paradise for anglers, sport fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving and has the only living coral reef in the continental United States. Some of the beach locations will require a permit.

Here are a few accommodation suggestions:: The ReachSouthernmost ResortSouthernmost HouseLa Mer Hotel and Dewey HouseAvalon Bed and BreakfastThe Gardens Hotel.

Ceremony location in Key West  

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Wedding ceremony location: 24.551934, -81.769245