Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a historic wedding venue located in Key West, Florida. The romantic resort hotel, conceived by American railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, first opened on New Year’s Eve in 1920. It sits on gorgeous, sprawling grounds that lead to the largest private beach in Key West, making it the perfect setting to host the wedding of your dreams in the heart of the Florida Keys. From start to finish, the dedicated event specialists at Casa Marina will go above and beyond to turn all of your wedding visions into a reality during one of the most exciting times of your lives.
Facilities and Capacity
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests in its indoor and outdoor event spaces. Couples may host their wedding ceremony and reception on the shores of the resort’s private, sandy white beach, right under Key West’s sunny blue skies. The resort’s ballrooms are ideal spaces for grand receptions, showcasing hardwood floors, beautiful arched windows and strikingly high ceilings. Meanwhile, Casa Marina’s intimate patios are surrounded by tropical foliage and palm trees, offering the perfect space for your guests to enjoy refreshing cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres during your cocktail hour. The resort’s private dock offers a beautiful backdrop for photos on your wedding day.
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a full-service wedding venue that is ideal for hosting engagement parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions. The luxurious resort offers a myriad of services to couples planning their destination wedding in Key West. Those services include resort accommodations for you and your guests, event planning services, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Casa Marina also offers in-house catering and bartending services for the events held on the property. There are also several restaurants and bars on the property that prepare delectable cuisine and create delicious cocktails, such as Sun Sun, Flaglers Cafe, RUMba and Ramblers.
78 Reviews for Casa Marina Key West
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Katie · Married on 05/09/2020
No place like Casa Marina
There is simply nowhere in Key West that compares to this venue. I explored every option on the island and along the entire Florida Keys, and only Casa Marina was able to check ALL of the following boxes:
1) An on-site Plan B for inclement weather
Your ceremony will simply be moved indoors or into one of the hotel's outdoor/covered corridors. Plan B for weather is critical for a Florida wedding and we greatly appreciated having a built-in backup plan without any additional $$ or movement for our guests.
2) Beach wedding ceremony with a hotel ballroom for the reception
Casa's beach is one of the only private beaches on Key West so your ceremony can be private, aside from hotel guests watching (and cheering) from afar. The iconic Casa walkway from the beach to the hotel is absolutely breathtaking for guests and photos! The ceremony and cocktail hour both are hosted outside to enjoy the gorgeous early evening weather and then guests can head inside for the private reception. The Flager Ballroom is stunning with ceilings lined with wood and built-in dance floor. We simply couldn't find another venue in Key West that offered us both an indoor and outdoor option in one place while also accommodating our guest count.
3) Ability to host a guest count of 140+ guests
Many other venues on the island were non-starters for us due to our guest count. Casa was easily able to accommodate our guest count and in their beautiful, recently remodeled Flagler ballroom.
In addition to our baseline requirements that Casa met above, we were blown away by the menu selections we enjoyed at our tasting. We were only disappointed that we couldn't offer our guests more than 2 options as we couldn't seem to narrow down! The Casa puts on a lovely tasting appointment with personalized menus, samples of your selected dishes and wine. We especially loved meeting the Chef and being able to add suggestions to personalize the dishes based on guest dietary preferences - we even have his email address.
Casa's preferred vendor list also got us connected to wonderful + local vendors on the island. These vendors have become our family over the past year of planning and we are so excited we went with local as opposed to bringing anyone down from South Florida.
One of our only 'wishes' would be that Casa would offer a room block for guests as opposed to a 10% discount. We believe more of our guests would have chosen to stay at the wedding hotel with a room block/room block pricing, making it easier to do welcome bags and gather the guests in one spot. That being said, Key West is full of options for guest lodging and our guests ended up just booking all over the island.
Finally, I'd like to give a HUGE shoutout to our wedding coordinator Blaire. She has been by our side for the entirety of our planning process since March 2019. She recommended my FH and I come down to visit on a popular wedding date a year out from our wedding to see the venue + experience the weather + watch a wedding from afar (sitting on a beach hammock!) She also hosted my parent's for a tour on another trip without us even being there. She also helped schedule a beautiful wedding tasting for my parents, FH and I this past January and sat through the tasting and answered all of our questions/suggestions. I most appreciate her support and flexibility through our recent postponement due to COVID-19 which took us from our May 2020 to February 2021 wedding date. Thank you Blaire!Sent on 03/24/2020
Phuong · Married on 02/20/2020
Best people to work with, and they are so helpful to every single detail. Especially, ours was destination wedding.
Especially (Blaire Blechinger) assistant director of catering, and her team. (Peggy Russell)
Wedding planner. Many Thanks to them to make ours big day was so beautiful.
Would recommend to everyone Who want to have destinations wedding.
Sent on 02/26/2020
Alyssa · Married on 05/04/2019
Gorgeous and 5 star!
The venue at Casa Marina is absolutely breath taking! Our wedding guests were so impressed with the gorgeous arches and historical decor and not to mention the ocean backdrop! Our wedding guests all commented that the buffet was one of the best they’ve ever had at a wedding! Love Casa Marina and cannot wait to go back!Sent on 06/14/2019
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Incredibly beautiful resort with a lot of history and the best views on the island. Perfect backdrop for your gorgeous wedding photos!
Absolutely LOVE this resort!! One of the best private beaches and views in Key West, and a very special place to get married :)
Casa Marina is a beautiful venue. Have worked here a few times and the staff is very friendly + helpful. The venue is so gorgeous. a must see! 5 stars all around