Getting Married in Key West
Thinking about getting hitched anytime in the near future? If so, Key West is ranked #2 in the nation as a wedding destination and is one of the most romantic places on the planet to do it. Marjorie and I got married there in 2011 and it was one of the most romantic weddings that one could ever experience. We decided to charter out the “Schooner Western Union” for a two hour sunset cruise with Captain Lenn performing the ceremonies on board and it was simply one of the most fun and memorable experiences of our lives and way more affordable than you might think.
Call or go online for more details. The Western Union is a 130 foot, 2-masted wooden schooner docked behind Schooner Wharf Bar in the Historic Key West Bight. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and one of only two working wooden schooners in North America. The vessel can accommodate up to 65 passengers.
But this was just one of the many options that are available in Key West. There are many ways and places in town in which to get married, whether it’s a simple, religious, a romantic beach wedding, at one of Key Wests many historic properties within a lush tropical garden landscape, getting hitched on the water, or anything in between, Key West offers a myriad of choices and locations in which you can say…” I Do”.
Key West weddings are simple and stress free so that you don’t have to worry about all the details. Most of the options that are available offer all-inclusive packages that may include ceremonies, catering, flowers, professional photography, videography and planning. I will try to outline as many details as possible below to help make your wedding day one that you’ll cherish and remember forever!
Beauty Salons and Spas
There are a wide variety of salons and spas on the Island that specialize in bridal hair and makeup, as well as manicures, pedicures, tanning and messages. Why not pamper yourself a little. Remember, it’s your special day and you deserve to look and feel special on your wedding day. Here are a few to check out around town.
Island Message and Day Spa 600 Whitehead St Suite 101 305-897-3529
Prana Spa 625 Whitehead St 295-0100
Natilini Day Spa 817 Duval St 305-294-4443
Ocean Wellness Spa 829 Simonton St 305-320-0500
The Spa 508 South St Located @ the Southernmost on the Beach Hotel Collection 305-293-6136
Jala Spa @ the Key West Hyatt Resort 601 Front St 305-809-4050
Mangoe’s Restaurant and Catering
Our friends at Key West Cakes made us a truly “one of a kind” cake for our wedding and should be the very first place you call for your wedding cake needs. The staff are super friendly and their pricing is very affordable. They have a fabulous team of artists over there and will design you something you’ll simply love. Give them a call or click on the link.
Croissants de France 816 Duval St 305-294-2624
Cakes by Karol 533 Eaton St 305-393-3020
Amazing Cakes 305-360-2021, 350-360-6378
Weddings to Go Key West 877-WED TO GO
Love in Bloom Florist 134 Simonton St 305-292-1824
Duarte Floral Design 1203 Virginia St 305-304-0421
Mama’s Flowers 955 Caroline St 305-295-0973
Key West Casual Weddings 305-849-1179
A Simple Wedding in Key West 305-292-3195, 888-358-3698
Flowers by Gilda 901 Simonton St 305-292-3130, 800-785-9454
Here’s a great link I found for hiring Wedding bands for your special day courtesy of Gigmasters.com Here you can find a myriad of different options from jazz, to rock, to classical, to steel drum musicians to fit your need.
There are more locations to get married in Key West than you can imagine. I will try to outline as many as possible from simple to sophisticated and from indoors to outdoors. I’ll start with some of my favorites.
Weddings on the Water
Schooner Western Union The Schooner Western Union is located next to Schooner Wharf Bar in the Historic Seaport at the end of William street at Lands End Marina.
Weddings on the Water, Boat Weddings
Weddings on the Water Beach Weddings
Weddings at Historic Properties
Harry S Truman Little White House Weddings
Lush Tropical Gardens Weddings
Key West Garden Club at West Martello Tower
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
Conch Republic Seafood Company
Luxury Resort Weddings
The Reach Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa