Destination :: Key West-Featuring honeymoons and destination weddings

February 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm Leave a comment

Couples, consider choosing Key West for your destination wedding or honeymoon. Located in the Florida Keys, Key West is the southernmost city of the United States mainland. This remote island features miles and miles of sandy beaches, swaying palms, azure waters, a laid back attitude and spectacular sunsets that wash the sky in colors of fiery reds and midnight purple. Famous people associated with Key West include author Ernest Hemingway, singer Jimmy Buffet and playwright Tennessee Williams. Key West is a popular choice for a tropical wedding or honeymoon.

Weddings
Create an unforgettable memory for your wedding and get married barefoot on the beach or with your toes in the surf. Smather’s Beach, a one mile long public beach featuring pristine sands and picturesque palms is a beautiful location for a beach wedding. For the adventurous couple, consider exchanging vows underwater in a SCUBA wedding. Key West offers several dive companies that arrange underwater wedding ceremonies for you and your beloved. Share your nuptials ship side, many cruise ships routinely pull into port at Key West or consider chartering a boat and sail into the sunset on your wedding day. Have your ceremony amidst lush greenery; Key West features many elegant gardens and historic homes perfect for a garden wedding and a great option for those who already live on the beach.

Honeymoons
Getaway to paradise for your honeymoon in Key West offering a variety of intimate accommodations for every budget from luxury resorts, first–class hotels, rustic inns, quaint bed and breakfasts, seaside condos, private homes to economical motels. Things for honeymooners to do in Key West include: sunbathing, sailing, diving, swimming, bicycling, sunset cruises, kayaking, art galleries, antique shops, shopping, dining, museums, jet skiing, sunbathing, historic tours, couples spa days and seaplane adventures. Key West offers a lively night life and many dining options offering local seafood and a variety of cuisines.

Things to Know Before You Go
The best time to go to Key West is during the peak season, which is mid-October through April. Room rates are cheaper after Labor Day but you are definitely taking your chances going on a wedding or honeymoon during hurricane season. The off-season is considered June to August, these summer months are hot and humid and draw big crowds especially around the Fourth of July. In Key West, all couples seeking to be wed must apply for a marriage license at the Monroe County Clerk of the Court’s Office. There is no waiting period for a marriage license for out-of-state residents. However, Florida residents must take a pre-marriage class and wait three days after a marriage license is issued. Required documents needed for a marriage license in Key West include a valid passport or driver’s license.

Attend a Great Bridal Expo, in your area for more information on everything about weddings. For ticket information, click here.

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