The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is a historic venue located in Key West, Florida. The mansion was first built in 1851 by a marine architect, and the property became Ernest Hemingway’s home in 1931. The house has an acre of private land for hosting wedding ceremonies, receptions, and cocktail hours. It also has experienced wedding coordinators with a select list of preferred vendors to help couples easily add great catering, live music, and elegant florals to their event.
Facility and Capacity
The beautiful gardens provide the ideal setting for weddings. From an intimate affair to a soiree of up to 100 people, the Hemingway Home is the perfect venue for your Key West wedding.
The venue offers outdoor event space for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, and more.
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105 Reviews for Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Melissa M. · Married on 02/24/2021
The most beautiful place!
We made the decision to elope due to Covid-19 constraints. We wanted something beautiful, relaxed, but still very special. When we learned that the Hemingway Home did small weddings, we knew that was the place for us. We were happy from our very first conversations with Vicky, our event planner, all the way through the entire process. Our wedding was very small, with only our grown children in attendance. But, even with a small wedding, you still have to think of photography, lighting, flowers, seating, timing, etc. Vicky gave us great vendor options, and reached to all of them, making sure it all came together seamlessly. It was a magical day, with the most beautiful backdrop of the Hemingway Home and gardens. We would not have changed one thing!Sent on 03/03/2021
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum's reply:Thank you Melissa! We're so glad to hear that you had a great experience with us and with Vicky. Congratulations!
Allison W. · Married on 02/08/2020
Best Day Ever
We started planning our wedding 16 months ahead of time. As a native Floridian I knew I wanted to be near the ocean but I didn't want the traditional beach wedding. Enter Hemingway Home and Vicky. With Vicky's help all of our wedding dreams came true! Let me just say, Hemingway Home is the most stunning venue I have ever been to. We had a twilight ceremony of about 60 people and we can honestly say it was the best event of our lives. We are still getting texts/calls from our family and friends about how amazing our wedding was. The grounds themselves are stunning, so we went simple on decor and added extra lights for the mood. It functions as a museum during the day so there are some rules when it comes to where you can go and when you can conduct your rehearsal, but that was understandable. There was no other venue I would have chosen for our day. If you are looking for a beautiful, tropical venue, Hemingway Home is the absolute best choice.Sent on 02/19/2020
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum's reply:Allison, thank you so much for your review! We're so glad to hear that your wedding was everything that you hoped for.
Christina L. · Married on 12/13/2019
Our dream wedding
Vicky was our planner through HH and was super helpful from the day we were engaged throughout the wedding planning process. She was very responsive to all texts/emails no matter how small the issue. She is familiar with the vendors and helped make decisions that would save us money where it was possible (since everything adds up!). She let us send items for our event to lessen the crazy amount of stuff we would be traveling with. She was super tolerant of our crazy family members at the rehearsal and did a great job wrangling the circus. Our Hemingway home wedding went off without a hitch with her help and guidance.Sent on 12/29/2019
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum's reply:Chistina, thank you so much for your review! We really enjoyed working with you and your family. Your wedding was gorgeous, and we're so glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience with us.
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This is the most beautiful location in Key West to get married. They have a beautiful garden for ceremonies and poolside cocktails veranda and a tropical paradise lawn for the reception. It is lush with tropical flowers, rich with history and home to the cutest cats. Guests always say how they love that they use different parts of this historical home. They even offer tours. I have DJ'ed over 50 weddings here and every one of them was perfect. Vicki, Anna and the whole amazing team, make the magic happen. Professional and attentive, you come to get married and leave with new friends. I give them 6 stars out of 5.
The Ernest Hemingway Home is THE most unique location within Key West to have a wedding celebration. The architecture, history, glamour of years gone by can not be matched. As a photographer who has photographed many events within this beautifully walled garden property, it offers so much to a couple! You can be as creative as you wish - A recent first dance I photographed - the couple incorporated 5 decades of music into their song and then switched up the dance moves. Other brides have provided bound books to their guests - had cigars, typewriters, and lighting incorporated, and one even wore period bridal wear. The grounds are kept immaculately and the staff are friendly. Anna and Vickey are two of the best cooridinators on the island so you will be in great hands!