The Key West Lighthouse

I love living on an island.  Key West has such an incredibly rich island culture, and one of the very cool things you can do is visit the Lighthouse and Keepers Quarters Museum.

Located on Whitehead Street, just steps from the Hemingway Home & Museum, it’s easy to spot.  You can’t miss the towering white structure that was once a fully functioning lighthouse.

It’s no longer used to help ships navigate the reefs in the Lower Keys, and it has been placed on the National Register for Historic Places.  Like the rest of Key West, it too has a colorful cast of characters associated with it.

If you have the wherewithal to climb the 88 steps in the spiral staircase to get to the top you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous treetop view Key West’s Old Town Historic District.   Looking down you see the grounds and can imagine how wonderfully unique they are for a wedding.

Reciting your vows beneath the comforting shade of the old Banyan tree, or being daring enough to say “I Do” atop the 90 foot light house will be memorable for everyone who attends.

They have a wonderful little gift shop with items which are perfect for bridal parties, mother of the bride, etc.  The Key West Lighthouse and Keepers Quarters Museum is just one of so many things Key West has to offer visitors.   We are a tropical island paradise, no passport required!  Stop by and say hello, we’re waiting for you.

Sun, sand and love from the Florida Keys!

MaryBeth

Wedding planner and officiant living and loving life in Key West, Florida. Hope to see you very soon, I’ll be the one with the big smile on my face!

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Historic Seaport

One of my favorite places in Key West is our Seaport.   The views are colorful and gorgeous with tall masts against the backdrop of blue sky and the creaking sound of boats pulling at their mooring lines.  It’s really like walking through a postcard.

The thing I love about it is that it’s still a working Seaport.  It’s not just something our city officials decided would be pretty for visitors, but working boats still come and go from their slips every day.  On any given day, you can stroll along the boards and yes, you’ll see catamarans and schooners leaving or arriving from their snorkel or dolphin watching sails.  You’ll also see local fishermen bringing in their catch to sell to one of our local fish markets or restaurants.  (Another thing to know and love about Key West – the “catch of the day” really is the catch of the day)

Key West Seaport, weddings, honeymoonIt’s a lively and active place from early in the morning to well into the night.  There are wonderful restaurants and bars with live music, the views are stunning and the locals are friendly.

It’s the setting for numerous events throughout the year celebrating our local maritime heritage.  Our annual Holiday Boat Parade begins and ends here, and our version of New Years Eve Time Square ball drop is the descent of a “Pirate Wench” down the mast of one of our sail boats.

 

The Key West Seaport is a must see and do on your itinerary.  It’s a wonderful backdrop for honeymoon photos and the memories will last a lifetime.   Come visit us, it’s worth the trip!

 

MaryBeth

Wedding planner and officiant living and loving life in Key West, Florida. Hope to see you very soon, I’ll be the one with the big smile on my face!

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