(Closed) Anybody marry at the Hemingway House in Key West?

posted 9 years ago in Miami and South Florida
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Wow, so funny that you both have ties with famous southern authors! So the Hemingway house would be a great fit! 

I’m not getting married there, but I’ve been there a few times (I live in South FL). A couple things to keep in mind- I’m assuming, if they allow you to have weddings on the grounds, it would have to be outside. The house is rather small, and filled with actual furniture so you wouldn’t be able to have it inside. Is there a size limit there?  The grounds aren’t that big.

Also, keep in mind that KW is hoooooot during that time of year, and it can be rainy (although it’s more rainy in June/July than it is in August. You could still pull it off, but you’d definitely need a tent, and some big fans, so just keep that in mind for your  budget. 

KW would be a great place for your guests. There are tons of houses to rent, if they want an economical option, or lots of cute b&bs. There’s lots of nightlife on Duval St, and plenty to do around KW during the day too! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

PS- Your wedding pics would be super cute with the six-toed kitties!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi bellenga-

My cousin was married at the Hemmingway House in Key West in April of 2006.  The ceremony was outside overlooking the pool and the reception was held on the lawn under a small tent.  The wedding was about 50-60 people.  The venue was FABULOUS!  I loved it and I am not just saying that because I love kitties!  They pictures were beyond adorable around the beautiful grounds and a few near the house.  As a guest, I absolutely loved Key West and the Hemmingway House setting.

 

Good Luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I don’t know of any coordinators affiliated there. I believe it is a museum site, so you might want to call them directly and see if they work with someone in particular.

A sunset wedding would be lovely. Also, JUST a heads up– Key West has a completely different mindset when it comes to timelines and getting things done. They are SO INCREDIBLY laid back– things will get done when they get done, so just be prepared to cut vendors a LOT of slack if you have your wedding there. I know it sounds silly– but I’m getting married in the upper keys, and they aren’t quite as laid back as Key West and I still have a tough time sometimes. They just have a completely different attitude about life and in order to make it through while maintaining your sanity, you just have to accept this, and know that things will get done… eventually… 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

it would be a lovely place.  I’ve been there a few times, i have cats, i love cats, I love all animals.  But with that being said- the property does smell…like cats.  

if you can- before you put down your deposit, try to scoot down there for a lovely mini vacation and check it out.  (maybe my nose is more sensitive to kitty smells..) 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ BBT –  I am looking for a venue in the upper keys for a wedding in May 2010.  Is there places you recommend?

Post # 12
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Wannabee

Here are some photos from Hemingway House on Key West:

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