The Marker Resort
By Lynne Leonard
Key West has a reputation for a relaxed atmosphere enhancing romance and a laid back life-style. What better place to say ‘I do” than near the backdrop of lush tropical foliage and an azure sea? During all seasons, lovers descend here for both weddings and honeymoons. The Marker Resort, a newly built hotel located in Old Town Key West is ready to accommodate your wedding party in Caribbean style, freshly decorated spacious rooms. An event space with a wraparound porch on the street entrance opens to a tropical courtyard and private pool area on the reverse side accommodates up to 100 guests. Contact Peter Bek-Gran of Milan Events, to transform this space using the latest color trends and designs. Your result will be a spectacular southernmost wedding. Peter has a nearby studio where brides may book appointments and view his inventory of exotic florals, fine linens, and unique centerpieces.
BIG DAY DETAILS
Desiring a beach wedding? Consider the Marker’s sister property The Southernmost Beach Resort sprawling over six acres. Several beach side options are available depending on your guest count. An oceanfront ceremony may also occur at Fort Zachery State Park. Book a trolley for your guests. The simplicity of this venue creates a Key West style that is suitable for various couples. Fury Water Adventures have gigantic catamarans available for party charters, ceremonies, and evening entertainment. Fury boats docked in the marina adjacent to The Marker Resort provide local catering, live music, and a friendly competent crew. Visit the Key West Aloe Shops for local wedding bag gifts.
GET THE DISH
- Blue Heaven for a lively brunch or delightful dinners
- Louie’s Backyard for romantic outside waterfront dining
- Bagetelle for urban porch dining with a view of Duvall Street
- Better Than Sex Dessert Bar for late night specialties
OUT AND ABOUT
Spend an evening in Mallory Square for the daily Sunset Celebration to capture the true spirit of The Conch Republic. Rent a bike or board a trolley to navigate through the Key West streets. Explore the historic houses, eclectic shops, and quaint bars and cafes. Tour The Ernest Hemingway House to meet the six-toed cats and learn about the egocentric owner and famous writer. Weddings and private parties occur on the manicured estate grounds and pool deck.
HERE’S THE SCOOP
For couples searching for a trendy drivable destination-wedding locale, Key West is the right choice for numerous reasons. Intriguing history, plentiful nightlife, temperate climate, seasoned wedding professionals, and spacious properties like The Marker Resort should top your consideration list. Choose Key West – Your Southernmost Wedding Destination.