Key West has the distinction of being the southernmost point of the United States. This city has long been known for two things – the decade-long home of literary legend, Ernest Hemingway, and epic deep water sport fishing. With its white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and balmy, idyllic, year-round weather, it’s the ideal destination for waterfront weddings of any style. Of course there are numerous oceanfront wedding venues in this piece of paradise, but couples will also find high end hotels, historic buildings, botanical gardens, museums, and resorts. Here are the 25 best wedding venues in Key West.
1.Havana Cabana Key West
© Havana Cabana Key West
Havana Cabana Key West provides authentic Cuban-style weddings in a traditional and intimate setting. This scenic outdoor venue is a lush tropical oasis with manicured landscaping and swaying palms, balmy weather, and amazing views. It also features a pool area and several helpful services that make creating the perfect ceremony and reception a breeze. They provide both covered and uncovered outdoor options, as well as the set up and break down service, tables and chairs, and linens. The hotel also provides wedding day perks like a truly beautiful bridal suite for the wedding party. It’s an idyllic venue for couples who want to take their vows in a classic, yet unique setting.
3420 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-294-5541
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Situated on the southernmost point of Key West, 24 North is a top wedding destination. This splendid outdoor venue offers tropical landscaping, a lush manicured lawn, and balmy weather. Couples can add amenities like dance floors, tents, stages, or portable air conditioners to the 12,000-square-foot lawn. The venue offers a variety of design layouts in the lush space including a glamorous wooden canopy for the ceremony and rustic farm-style tables and chairs for the reception. This is an ideal setting for either lavish formal affairs or low-key small ceremonies. 24 North can accommodate up to 1,200 guests.
3820 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-320-0940
Located in Downtown Key West, Bagatelle is an architecturally beautiful home turned restaurant. The historic two-story features wide wraparound porches on each floor overlooking a legendary Duval Street. French doors on the upper level open onto the balcony providing a seamless indoor/outdoor space for a reception. The Moon Lounge outdoor deck has fire features, lounge furniture, and lush surroundings making it perfect for a wedding cocktail space. Bagatelle provides an onsite event planner, set up and clean up, tables, chairs, linens, lighting, cake cutting, dessert, servers, and a sound system. They also provide top-tier wedding catering. This venue is ideal for couples who want a romantic and intimate wedding.
115 Duval Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-6609
4.Casa Marina a Waldorf Astoria Resort
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First built in 1920, Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is situated on the largest private beach in Key West. Couples can host their ceremony and receptions on the resort’s private beach, or in its Main Ballroom. The latter boasts an elegant interior with breathtaking 10-foot arched windows, strikingly high ceilings, and gorgeous hardwood floors. Surrounded by tropical foliage, the resort also features several grassy, lush areas and a private dock overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Casa Marina offers a plethora of services, including event planning, set up, clean up, linen, tables, and chairs, and catering. It’s the perfect destination for couples who want a luxurious beach themed wedding.
1500 Reynolds Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-3535
5.First Flight Island Restaurant and Southernmost Brewery
© First Flight Island Restaurant and Southernmost Brewery
Boasting two lush tropical wedding venues, First Flight Island Restaurant and Southernmost Brewery in Key West is an ideal locale for romantic, fun-loving couples. The future Mr. and Mrs. can choose between the regal southern plantation-style Treetop Terrace, or the tropic wildness of the Canopy Garden. The former seats up to 60 guests, and the latter seats up to 120 guests. They are both all-inclusive style venues offering a myriad of services like set up and break down, cake and cake cutting, tables and chairs, and linens. Catering is also provided. Couples may pick from an array of serving styles including plated, French service, buffet, and family-style.
301 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-293-8484
6.Fort Zachary Taylor - Ceremony Location
© Fort Zachary Taylor - Ceremony Location
A 54-acre park, Fort Zachary Taylor is an award-winning wedding venue with five sites available either on the beach or by the water. This includes R2 also known as The Point; it’s the spot where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Atlantic Ocean at the entrance of the Key West Shipping Channel. It features breathtaking views year-round and is known for being a hub of action with fishing and sailing boats passing by regularly. Equally as magical, The East Beach (R4) features a white sand beach surrounded by lush vegetation of sea grapes and Jamaican palms. It’s the perfect location for a private beach wedding.
422 Fleming Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-896-6314
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7.Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
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A revered name in the hotel industry, Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa is also an exceptional wedding venue offering both indoor and outdoor spaces. The gorgeous grounds are home to pristine white sand beaches, coral rocks, and serenely swaying palms creating an oasis of picturesque views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Couples can choose from their three waterfront locales including a lavish ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic. The hotel is an all-inclusive style venue that features an event planner and services like catering, in-house bar, bridal suites, and set up for up to 80 guests.
601 Front Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-809-1234
8.Key West Botanical Garden Society
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Key West Botanical Garden Society is the ultimate wedding destination offering three outdoor venues, the Butterfly Garden, the Terrace, and the Waterfall Courtyard. They also feature an indoor venue, the Nature Chapel, which includes a pavilion, providing the perfect indoor/outdoor wedding experience. Each venue is surrounded by lush tropical landscapes and offers scenic vistas. The largest space, the Lakeside Terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests, while the most intimate space, the Butterfly Garden is suited for 50 guests. The Botanical Garden offers basic set up services and provides glassware, silverware, barware, tables, and chairs.
5210 College Road, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-1504
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9.Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel
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Located in the heart of Key West, the award-winning Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel offers a great collection of indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This includes their most lavish space, the nearly 5,700-square-foot Flagler Ballroom that can seat up to 440 guests. They also provide custom beach wedding set ups that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, and a beautiful dock, as well as an outdoor courtyard area for more intimate and private weddings. The hotel provides a wealth of amenities and services including wedding planners, outdoor lighting, security, full kitchen facilities, public garage, day-of coordinator, champagne toast, and the complete set up and clean up of the preferred venue including linens, silverware, glassware, tables, and chairs.
3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-8100
10.Key West Weddings on the Water
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Key West Weddings on the Water offers a variety of custom wedding designs and packages on land or on water, including three beach wedding options and three boat wedding options. All beach weddings take place on Smathers Beach. Personalized wedding packages vary in style and price according to couples’ choices. Boat weddings are equally varied and take place on a boat from their fleet – the Party Cat, Sandie Cat, or Sunset 1. Boats have features like sunset decks, dance floors, and booming sound systems. Couples will have a hand in choosing all of their own amenities and services, including catering, live music, DJs, photography, videography, and transportation.
201 Williams Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 855-539-9378
11.Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina
© Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina offers a splendid venue that easily transitions from indoor to outdoor. The Truman Ballroom is an exquisitely designed space decorated in earthy tones of mild greens and rich browns complemented by dim, romantic lighting. Its neutral color palette allows couples to tailor their weddings to their specific color scheme and theme with ease. Receptions can also be held on the Pier and Sunset Deck. An elegantly designed rooftop, elevated high above the Pier and Sunset Deck offers unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. It features a built-in bar, string lighting, balloon style lanterns, and lush palms. They provide a wide assortment of services including in-house catering, an indoor/outdoor sound system, and bar service.
245 Front Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-294-4000
12.Ocean Key Resort & Spa
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Ocean Key Resort and Spa is a luxurious resort featuring two award-winning wedding venues, the Ocean Terrace and Sunset Pier. The latter is surrounded on all sides by breathtaking turquoise waters and the former is the premier space for waterfront elegance offering the best view on the island. The Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive wedding destination that provides services like set up, clean up, sound and lighting equipment, champagne toast, open bar, house wine, and tables and chairs. They also provide incredible catering menus created by the Executive Chef of the Hot Tin Roof, the resort’s 4-Diamond restaurant. This venue is ideal for the couple wanting an elegant seaside ceremony.
0 Duval Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-7701
13.Oldest House Museum and Garden
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Built in 1829, the Oldest House Museum and Garden is situated in the Old Town area of Key West. The 1829 house turned museum is filled with original antiques. Couples have use of the dining room and parlor, and the upstairs bride’s room. Ceremonies and receptions are held in Emiline’s Garden, a gorgeously designed space featuring brick pathways, manicured lawns, mature tropical foliage, and a gazebo. The venue can accommodate up to 120 guests. Services and amenities include an uncovered outdoor garden, tables, chairs, linens, set up, and clean up. This is a perfect venue for the couple longing for an intimate wedding in a historic garden setting.
322 Duval Street, Key West FL, Phone: 305-294-9501
14.Old Town Manor
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Old Town Manor is a historic bed and breakfast with an absolutely gorgeous tropical garden making it one of the top wedding venues in Key West. This award-winning wedding destination is located in the heart of the action right next to Duvall Street ensuring couples will have easy access to nearby activities. The gardens themselves feature lush tropical foliage, an abundance of café lighting, brick walkways, gorgeously decorated arbors, and comfortable chairs for guests. Old Town Manor can easily accommodate up 75 guests, and they provide all the necessities needed to make the big day special, including set up, clean up, linens, tables, and chairs. This is the ideal setting for the couple who wants a small ceremony.
511 Eaton Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-292-2170
15.Pier House Resort & Spa
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Pier House Resort and Spa is a Key West legend sitting on Old Town’s edge. This breathtaking venue offers views of the Mexican Gulf, white sand, palm trees, balmy weather, outdoor and indoor venues, and is available for receptions, rehearsal dinners and the ceremony. This venue offers a myriad of services like bartenders; champagne toast; set up and clean up; tables; chairs; linens; a choice of ballroom, beach, or hotel; catering and choice of buffet, family-style, or plated service; hors d’ oeuvres; and dessert servings. This is another ideal venue for beach lovers.
One Duval Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-4600
16.Roof Top Cafe
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Roof Top Café, a three-time Couples’ Choice award-winner, is a top Key West banquet restaurant specializing in weddings and events. This venue boasts three separate event spaces that couples can choose from – the cocktail lounge, main dining room, and front street deck, accommodating 25 to 150 guests. The restaurant caters New-Island Cuisine focusing on local seafood, steaks, chops, indigenous spices, and fresh fruits. They offer couples a plethora of services like an event planner, servers, bartenders, linens, tables, chairs, china, and glassware. Roof Top Café is ideal for the couple hosting a small wedding reception.
308 Front Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-294-2042
17.Sheraton Suites Key West
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Located on Key West’s waterfront, Sheraton Suites Key West is a comfortable venue featuring tropical gardens and outdoor terraces. The garden, beach, waterfront, and hotel are the couple’s four venue options for ceremonies and receptions. The versatile spaces can be used to also host a bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner. The Sheraton provides an array of services like an event planner, suites for the bridal party, set up and clean up, chairs, tables, linens, and centerpieces. The all-inclusive nature of the venue makes this an ideal choice for couples who want someone else to handle the details.
2001 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-292-9800
18.Southernmost Beach Resort
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The Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West is a four-time Couples’ Choice award-winner. This idyllic venue offers four wedding venues – South Beach, Sand Bar & Pavilion Oceanfront Beach, Tranquility Veranda (poolside), or Ocean View West Lawn. Whether it’s an elegant poolside ceremony, sunset rehearsal dinner, or an intimate beach ceremony, the Atlantic Ocean will be the backdrop for each venue. To make this special day stress-free, the resort provides a litany of services and amenities, including full-service catering that features Caribbean Asian fusion cuisine. This venue is an excellent choice for sophisticated to casual weddings.
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 800-354-4455
19.Sunset Green Event Lawn
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This venue is so spectacular, many couples choose Sunset Green Event Lawn for their destination wedding. The ambience features swaying palm trees, an uncovered outdoor site, and a flawlessly manicured lawn. The versatile space can be tailored for elopements, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties, as well as the big event. Couples can add an optional dance floor, portable air conditioning, and tents to their wedding receptions. Services and amenities include set up and clean up, tables, chairs, linens, and free parking. Sunset Green Event Lawn is a perfect choice for a destination wedding.
3820 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-928-1093
20.Sunset Key Cottages
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Sunset Key Cottages is an award-winning wedding venue on a 27-acre private island just seven minutes by boat from Key West. Couples can buy out the entire resort including 40 cottages for up to 150 wedding guests and turn their wedding into a weekend event. A beach ceremony followed by an indoor, tented, or poolside reception is sure to impress guests. The lavish venue provides indoor and uncovered outdoor spaces, tables, chairs, linens, set up and clean up, and shuttle services. Sunset Key Cottages is the perfect choice for the couple who values exclusivity and privacy.
245 Front Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-292-5300
21.The Hemingway Home
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This iconic Key West estate, The Hemingway Home, is steeped in local lore and is also a four-time Couples’ Choice award-winner. Guests can walk the grounds where Ernest and his wife Pauline entertained numerous poets, novelists, and socialites like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Waldo Pierce. The venue offers space for engagement parties, receptions, and wedding ceremonies. The grounds feature wide lawns, lush foliage, Hemingway’s original swimming pool, and beautifully landscaped gardens. The Hemingway Home provides an event planner, set up and clean up, and parking. This venue is ideal for the couple looking for a venue with history and color.
907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-294-1136
22.The Perry Hotel Key West
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The Perry Hotel Key West is a chic 100-room boutique waterfront hotel. It overlooks idyllic turquoise waters and the beautiful Stock Island Marina. The hotel offers couples a number of venues to host their ceremonies and receptions across 20,000 square feet of event space. They can accommodate any size wedding from an elopement to a lavish reception for up to 500 guests. The Perry’s full-service wedding packages provide couples with vendor information, chairs, tables, linens, barware, glassware, flatware, set up and clean up, bar service, champagne toast, free parking, and shuttle service. This is a top choice for the couple who wants an elegant ceremony in a relaxed atmosphere.
7001 Shrimp Road, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-1717
23.The Reach Weddings
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The Reach Weddings is a four-time Couples’ Choice award-winner in Key West. The Reach Weddings offers nine different venues from which couples can choose to make their day truly memorable. Options include a private beach, a gazebo overlooking the ocean, a fourth floor terrace with a spectacular ocean backdrop, or a gorgeous ballroom and terrace combination overlooking lush gardens. The luxury resort provides a number of services for the couple’s big day like a wedding coordinator, set up and clean up, tables, chairs, linens, bar service, and toasting champagne. This venue is all about luxury and personalization.
1435 Simonton Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-5000
24.The Southernmost House Hotel
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This iconic 1896 peach-colored mansion, once a private residence, is now a stylish oceanfront B&B steps away from Southernmost Point. The well-known estate is renowned for its history, architecture, and gardens. Couples can choose from several venues inside the mansion, on the wraparound veranda, next to the zero-entry infinity pool, or anywhere on the grounds featuring panoramic ocean views. They can accommodate weddings with up to 300 guests. The Southernmost House Hotel offers couples an attentive staff, set up and clean up, bartenders, uncovered and covered outdoor venues, free parking, concierge service, and free Wi-Fi.
1400 Duval Street, Key West, FL, Phone: 305-296-3141
25 Best Wedding Venues in Key West
- Havana Cabana Key West, Photo: Havana Cabana Key West
- 24 North, Photo: 24 North
- Bagatelle, Photo: Bagatelle
- Casa Marina a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Photo: Casa Marina a Waldorf Astoria Resort
- First Flight Island Restaurant and Southernmost Brewery, Photo: First Flight Island Restaurant and Southernmost Brewery
- Fort Zachary Taylor - Ceremony Location, Photo: Fort Zachary Taylor - Ceremony Location
- Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa, Photo: Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
- Key West Botanical Garden Society, Photo: Key West Botanical Garden Society
- Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, Photo: Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel
- Key West Weddings on the Water, Photo: Key West Weddings on the Water
- Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, Photo: Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina
- Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Photo: Ocean Key Resort & Spa
- Oldest House Museum and Garden, Photo: Oldest House Museum and Garden
- Old Town Manor, Photo: Old Town Manor
- Pier House Resort & Spa, Photo: Pier House Resort & Spa
- Roof Top Cafe, Photo: Roof Top Café
- Sheraton Suites Key West, Photo: Sheraton Suites Key West
- Southernmost Beach Resort, Photo: Southernmost Beach Resort
- Sunset Green Event Lawn, Photo: Sunset Green Event Lawn
- Sunset Key Cottages, Photo: Sunset Key Cottages
- The Hemingway Home, Photo: The Hemingway Home
- The Perry Hotel Key West, Photo: The Perry Hotel Key West
- The Reach Weddings, Photo: The Reach Weddings
- The Southernmost House Hotel, Photo: The Southernmost House Hotel
- Cover Photo: viktoriia1974/stock.adobe.com