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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108 Reviews for Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Caitlin C. · Married on 05/08/2021
Our perfect wedding day!
This venue was absolute perfection in our eyes! The grounds were stunning and the cats adorable! And I can't say enough good things about Vicky! Vicky worked with us, and by worked with us, I mean she held my hand as I asked one million questions throughout the planning process. At the start of planning, Vicky provided us with a booklet of protocol, vendors, and planning recommendations. This was extremely helpful, and she walked me through booking each vendor, asking what we were looking for and recommending one or two that would be appropriate to meet those needs and our budget. (Extra shout out to SoundWave and Karol's Cakes, our two fav vendors she recommended). Vicky made sure that everything was perfect, from the vendors to bustling my dress when my bridesmaids couldn't figure it out. My (now) husband and I were so thankful for all that the Hemingway Home and Vicky did to make our wedding a complete dream. If you're considering reserving another venue, just... full stop. Book the Hemingway Home now. You'll have zero regrets.Sent on 05/19/2021
Bruna · Married on 03/26/2021
Beautiful venue and amazing service! Vicky was AMAZING
Vicky was absolutely AMAZING. Our wedding couldn’t have gone better and it was more and better than expected! It was truly a fairytale. Vicky was responsive, helped us when needed, and made sure our wishes were fulfilled. I would recommend the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum as a wedding venue any day! Definitely top notch and the best venue in Key West ♥️Sent on 04/01/2021
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum's reply:Thank you Bruna! We appreciate your kind words and we're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with Vicky. Congratulations!
Jessica E. · Married on 03/24/2021
Vicky at Hemingway House made planning our wedding seamless. Everything was taken care of and her communication is immediate! She made me feel so comfortable and the experience of our day was amazing!! Thank you so much!!Sent on 04/03/2021
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum's reply:Thank you Jessica! We appreciate your feedback, and we're so glad that you had a wonderful experience with us - congratulations!!
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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!