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 venue can accommodate up to 100 guests, and offers wedding guests private tours of the house, which is filled with the original 17th- and 18th-century Spanish furnishings collected by Hemingway. The property is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and lush foliage, and even features Hemingway's original in-ground swimming pool.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum has a locally licensed wedding officiant who performs ceremonies in both English and Spanish for civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, single religion ceremonies, and vow renewals. The venue offers event space for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as engagement parties, with services that include:
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Samantha M. · Getting married on 11/05/2019
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful ceremony and reception. There was not a thing we would change. Not only was everything beautiful, but the venue was easy to work with and posed no issues. We simply enjoyed the day and never had a single worry. We worked with Vicky, who works specifically with the Hemingway Museum, and this definitely added to the ease of the day. All of our guests said how perfect it was.Sent on 05/24/2019
Caitlin Pennington · Married on 10/11/2019
The absolute best!
Vicky and Hemingway Home were an absolute joy to work with. They were kind, accommodating, fun, and made it so we had the wedding of our dreams. It's always nice when. you can find that perfect combination of professionalism and personality, and Vicky has it in spades! All of the details of the day were covered, and we didn't have to worry about anything other than getting married and being happy. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being so fantastic!Sent on 10/16/2019
Blair Booth · Married on 10/10/2019
Blair J.- Married 10/10/19
Married 10/10/19Sent on 10/15/2019
Our wedding at the Hemingway home was absolutely amazing. Vicky was wonderful to work with especially it being a destinations wedding. She took care of every little detail. Everything turned out perfect and was as stress-free as possible for me in my groom. I would highly recommend Vicky Furman in the Hemingway home as a wedding coordinator and venue.
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!