Getting Married in Key West

Known for its stunning natural vistas, fascinating historical sites, and unique culture, Key West Florida is hands down one of the country's most unique and memorable vacation destinations. The beautiful island paradise of Key West has been attracting couples getting married and honeymooners since it became known as a tourist hot spot. The island offers hopeful newlyweds a wide variety of gorgeous, romantic, and inspiring backdrops in which to have their unforgettable wedding ceremonies or receptions. Whether it is by the sea, in one of the many quaint and romantic historical Key West hotels and guesthouses, or at a luxurious poolside area, getting married in Key West Florida is sure to make you and all your guests never forget the special day.

Where to Have Your Wedding

Most couples who choose to have their wedding in sunny Key West Florida opt for one of the luxury Key West hotels. One of the most popular of these Key West hotels for wedding is the stunning Victorian-style Southernmost House. This guesthouse has become somewhat of an icon for Key West in recent decades as it stands tall and looming at the south end of Duval Street. Anyone who has been in this area of Key West has seen the massive mansion which has been recently painted a subtle pink color. What is great about a wedding at the Southernmost House is the amazing and spacious outdoor pool and gardens area that faces out into the Atlantic Ocean. The Southernmost House is known for its top quality interior and exterior design and once you see their pool area, you will understand what all the fuss is about. A great perk of having your wedding at a Key West hotel or Key West inn is the fact that you can have your guests stay right on the property instead of finding hotel rooms scattered throughout the island. Other excellent Key West hotels in which to have your wedding include the high class Simonton Court, the lush Tropical Inn, the fancy Ocean Key Resort, or the cozy Key West Harbor Inn. Other locations around Key West you can have your wedding at include Zachary Taylor State Park (known for its beaches and great parks), Smathers Beach, or the Grand Cafe. The Grand Cafe is a restaurant serving fine dining inspired by the local Key West cuisine. They have great indoor and outdoor seating areas and people use the restaurant to conduct their wedding ceremony and/or to celebrate in the post-wedding reception. The food here is always excellent and they have a great and wide variety of wines from all over world.

Where to Stay

The best place to stay for an ideal Key West vacation is in the downtown area. This area is where you will find all the meticulously restored historic Key West inns and guesthouses. Staying in this area also allows you to walk everywhere you need to go. If you are thinking about having your wedding at one of the Key West hotels, find out what kind of deals they can cut you if you also book several of their rooms for your wedding guests. But is not required to stay on the property in which you hold your wedding. You can always have your wedding a luxurious place like the Southernmost House and then rent rooms somewhere a little less fancy in order to stick to your budget. Check out the different Key West hotels and guesthouses on Best On Key West to decide which one is the best for you.

How to Celebrate

Aside from the wedding and the reception, there is tons of activities for you to do to celebrate your wedding with your new spouse and your wedding guests. A Key West sunset dinner cruise is an excellent way to catch the famous Key West sunset while munching on some delicious island-inspired cuisine and having a grand time out on a boat with your spouse and your closest friends. If you guys want to get out on the water for a more thrilling type of experience, try Best On Key West's Jet Ski Island Tour or the Back Country Safari. If you are interested in nature and sightseeing, try the Dry Tortugas excursion out to the beautiful Dry Tortugas National Park.