Tucked quietly away in the 300 block of Duval Street in Key West is the Oldest House Museum. It’s so much more than a museum though, and you wouldn’t know it if you aren’t from Key West or an avid traveler and seeker of local culture.
The street side of the house is unassuming and usually overlooked by the “I’m on my way to the next bar” crowd. But if you take a chance and push through the white picket gate, your greeted by an old brick walkway, shaded by lush old foliage which enters into a beautiful courtyard with a number of fabulous options for a Key West wedding or even the opportunity to quietly and specially ask your love to spend the rest of your life together joined in marriage.
This gem of Key West history is manned by docents who happily give tours of the house and grounds, pointing out the original furnishings and reciting fascinating history about original location of the house and its narrow escape from the wrecking ball. Or you can just get away from it all and quietly read a book in the garden. I promise, you won’t even hear the hustle and bustle of world famous Duval St. I often spend time in these peaceful surroundings when I need to clear my head.
Come in and sit down on one of the benches in the courtyard and imagine how beautiful your Key West garden wedding will be. Imagine getting dressed in the bridal parlor and the vintage photos you’ll have of the preparation. The grounds are also available for your reception. It’s a public exhibit, but don’t worry, if you book it for your wedding, they will close it during your event!
Sun, Sand & Love from the Florida Keys!