A Florida Key wedding will take you to the Southernmost part of Florida. The Florida Keys have a lot of history behind them. Classic historical sites populate this native Floridian area, making them an ideal place for weddings. With a tiny landscape surrounded by ocean in all directions, the Keys are also a good choice to have a Florida beach wedding. Throughout the 110-mile chain (from Key Largo to Key West) that makes up the Florida Keys, you will see many cute wedding chapels and churches. Our Florida wedding planners can help you in every step of your Florida Key wedding.
If you are thinking of having a wedding in the Florida Keys, the first island that you will see if you drive from Miami, Florida is Key Largo. Being the northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo is only an hour's drive from Miami International Airport. It is also the longest key of the Florida Keys. Key Largo is excellent for diving and sport fishing and its close proximity to the Everglades makes it a great destination for kayakers, bird watchers and other eco-tourists. The island is also rich in history, with famous Hollywood movies filmed there and a vibrant community of artists. At night, the married couple can choose from a variety of unique restaurants, bars, hotels and resorts.
After Key Largo, your second Key wedding destination is Islamorada, also rich in history and beautiful natural wonders. Islamorada is a village that includes various keys and offshore islands. It is considered by many to be the Sport fishing Capital of the World. The rich coral reef alongside the islands also makes it a favorite spot for divers. If you and your loved one like shopping, this village has different shops and galleries with a colorful collection of arts and crafts. This Florida Key wedding destination also has a state park with undeveloped tropical forest that provides a wonderful opportunity for hiking.
The third main destination for weddings in the Florida Keys is Marathon, known as the Heart of the Florida Keys. Marathon is a small city centered on the island of Vaca Key. Plenty of golfing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, sailing, and touring along the only living coral reef in North America. Marathon is also home to Crane Point Hammock, a 64-acre reserve is one of the most important and historical archeological sites in the Keys.
After Marathon, you will reach the Seven Mile Bridge, the gateway to the Lower Keys and the longest segmental bridge in the world; one of Florida's most scenic and historic views. The fascinating view of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, dotted with white boats on a blue-green background, is not much different than the scene that greeted passengers on Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad, which connected the Florida Keys to mainland Florida from 1912 to 1935. After the Seven Mile Bride, you can stop at the state park and experience a beach that is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States.
Next in your selection for a Florida Key wedding is Big Pine Key and the rest of the Lower Keys. If you are tired of a hectic and overcrowded world, the Lower Keys are the place for your wedding. The Lower Keys begin shortly after the Seven Mile Bridge, where the chain of Florida Keys begins to take a westerly turn toward the beautiful sunset. Big Pine Key is the main shopping center of the Lower Keys. Here you can explore Looe Key while snorkeling, and experience one of the most spectacular shallow water dives in the world. The Lower Keys are a paradise in the middle of a chaotic world and a perfect place for a Florida Key wedding if you want to get away.
Your quest for the perfect Florida Key wedding then takes you to Key West, the final stop in the Florida Key chain. In a city of fascinating contrasts, take a stroll and discover tiny, colorfully-restored 19th century homes as well as huge mansions built by wealthy businessmen and city leaders. With a city so rich in history, it is no wonder that Earnest Hemingway was inspired to write some of his best literary works here. The bride and groom can visit Hemingway's house, which is now a museum. You can also visit the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society Museum, which houses some of the Spanish treasures that treasure hunter Mel Fisher recovered during his expeditions.
Before sunset you can gather with other visitors and local artists on the dock at the Mallory Square, where the daily Sunset Celebration takes place. Musicians, jugglers, mimes and street artists will keep you entertained, while the local food vendors will keep your stomach full.
After sunset, the fun is just beginning. The streets are filled with sidewalk cafes, open-air bars, pubs, and world-class restaurants where the bride and groom can rejoice the beginning of their new lives. There is plenty of music, including New Orleans-style jazz and tropical music, as well as local plays and performances. If you choose Key West Florida wedding, you might not want to return to your home when your honeymoon is over. Click here to contact us about your Florida Key Wedding