Hawks Cay Resort is a hotel wedding venue located in Marathon, Florida. This hotel wedding venue helps make all kinds of weddings and other special life events memorable for the couple of the hour along with all their friends and family. Hawks Cay Resort strives to deliver nothing less than flawless on your big day because this team believes that your wedding day should be exactly how you envisioned it to be.
Facilities and Capacity
Hawks Cay Resort offers a wide range of both indoor and outdoor wedding venue spaces for you to utilize on your big day. Many couples choose to host their ceremonies ocean front at either the sunset beach or sunset lawn. Both settings offer romantic and scenic views of the crystal blue waters and are surrounded by gorgeous landscaping. For receptions, cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and other special events, there are a variety of spaces to choose from. The outdoor options include a poolside deck, a covered patio, and two different terraces, each offering a unique setting and accommodate events of different sizes. The indoor options that are available for your wedding celebration include the Dolphin Ballroom which can host up to 300 guests and the Overseas Ballroom which can host up to 350 guests. Both ballrooms are fully equipped with all the sound and PA equipment needed for your special event. On your big day, you will have access to bridal and groom’s suites so that the wedding parties can prepare before the day’s events and also freshen up between photoshoots and speeches. Since this wedding venue is also a hotel, all your friends and family can conveniently stay overnight on-site. With a wide range of rooms, suites, and villas to choose from, Hawks Cay Resort offers a lodging option that is perfect for every individual guest.
Hawks Cay Resort offers a variety of wedding packages for you to choose from. These packages range from all-inclusive packages for large scale events, to more modest packages for intimate ceremonies.
58 Reviews for Hawks Cay Resort
Recommended by 93% of couples
33 User photos
Monica Arroyo · Married on 06/14/2019
Very Happy Bride!!
This venue was beyond amazing for my ceremony and wedding! My guests are still raving about how beautiful the location was and how AMAZING the staff was! But I must say working with Ghislaine at hawks cay was a blessing. She is patient, kind, and very willing to help in any way. She was our go to person at Hawks cay and she made my husband and I always feel comfortable and confident in our choices and decisions as well as providing position opinions. Ghislaine, thank you so much for EVERYTHING you did for us over the last year. You were always on top of everything, always available to speak with me through phone, text, or email. You were willing to help with last minute changes and execute them. We really cannot thank you enough, you made our day very special, and the staff at Hawks Cay is amazing and they were all such a pleasure and very professional. We can’t wait to visit hawks cay again and so can’t our guests!Sent on 07/11/2019
The ceremony was on the tranquility lawn and it was beautiful, quiet, and wonderful location. The reception and cocktail hour in the dolphin ballroom was perfect!!! I loved every aspect of it. Thank you again ghislaine!
Tricia D'Annunzio · Married on 05/04/2019
Amazing Resort and Staff
Ghislaine and the rest of the team at Hawks Cay Resort really made our wedding one to remember! She was very responsive and helpful! She was there for whatever I needed throughout the entire process. We are so glad that we chose Hawks Cay as our wedding venue!Sent on 05/09/2019
Britney · Married on 09/21/2018
Best Day Ever!
We picked Hawks Cay as our wedding venue and what an excellent resort. This is an excellent venue and you will not be disappointed. We were lucky to be the first wedding since the resort reopening after hurricane Irma. This place is amazing! This resort is located in the Florida Keys and its absolutely beautiful. The views from the property are truly amazing. Whether you are looking out from the Angler and Ale one of the several dining options or relaxing by the pool everywhere you look is stunning. This is due to the fact the resort is located on an island. We love the look on peoples faces when we tell them we got married on an island!Sent on 11/20/2018
Getting married at Hawks Cay was a risk for us as the resort was still being rebuilt after being badly damaged by Hurricane Irma when we booked the venue around five months before our wedding. After visiting the resort approximately four weeks before our wedding there was still a lot of work than needed to be completed before the resort was due to reopen. We were allowed to tour the property and were able to see the teams working hard to have this place finished and they certainly delivered. The resort looked great. Everything was finished to such a high standard and the hotel looked great. We were proud to welcome our guests to such a wonderful resort.
We got married on the tranquility Lawn with the view looking out over the ocean but this resort offers numerous locations depending on the number of guests. We were also given a second location in case of rain. We had perfect blue skies for our wedding but we were really happy with our covered location and this gave us great piece of mind and allowed us to worry about bad weather.
The views are incredible we did not realize how important it was to be in such a beautiful location was until we received our wedding pictures back. We were able to get some great pictures in different styles. Our pictures of us walking along the beach turned out better than we could of ever imagined. The lagoon and the ocean make for great backdrops.
Ghislaine was our main contact with the hotel she even whisked us off to a great area so we were able to take some pictures as the sun set. These pictures turned out great and we are thankful to Ghislaine for doing this but it just shows this lady thinks of every detail and really we can not thank her enough.
She was an absolute delight to deal with. She was always so professional from the initial meetings she was always on hand and could not do enough for us. I can honestly say I have never dealt with someone who is so experienced, kind and genuine as Ghislaine.
My wife and I still talk about how brilliant Ghislaine was throughout the whole experience. We are forever grateful for the amazing job she did in planning and organizing our wedding. We opted for the intimate package for 30 people as we were limited with time and this package enabled the wedding to be planned in a relatively short period of time. This package includes a wedding coordinator who was also superb. Peggy and Ghislaine have done weddings together before and it was like watching a well oiled machine. Peggy was great and made everyone feel so relaxed and was also our officiant.
Our photographer was also selected for us as part of our package which was great and saved us trying to search one out at relatively short notice. This made the wedding planning experience very enjoyable as Hawks Cay have a list of approved vendors who they use. Our photographer was also really easy to work with and a true professional. We loved his honesty and he captured some truly amazing shots for us. Our package also included a wedding cake. This was great for us as it was one less thing to worry about we had a choice of flavors and were able to pick two. The cake was delicious, we were expecting the cake to be fairly basic but we were pleasantly surprised and we think it matched our wedding theme nicely.
The food at Hawks Cay is excellent. We met with Ghislaine for our menu tasting and we loved everything that was served to us. The presentation was some of the best I have seen anywhere around the world and the flavors were great. We got to meet with the chef and his team who would be catering for event and were happy to make any alterations we asked for on the dishes we had selected. We were treated like VIP’s from the moment we set foot on the resort. Many of our guests commented to us that it was some of the best meals they had ever been served. This is a such a great feeling and we received so much positive feedback about the resort. We also decided on a rehearsal dinner for all our guests and this was situated on the dolphin deck which provided a great view overlooking the dolphins and of course the food was amazing.
The staff were truly amazing nothing was too much trouble and there was a real culture of delivering excellent customer service. As mentioned, our main contact was Ghislaine and she was brilliant. I cannot comment enough of what a great job she did. We miss interacting with her as she was such a delight to deal with. The staff around the resort were also fantastic. Ken bar tendered our rehearsal dinner and our wedding he was always on hand to ensure drinks were served when required. Scott at the Tiki Bar was super friendly and welcoming to all of our guests. Carol was awesome she was very accommodating and super friendly. She was highly praised by a number of our guests and really made the experience. Erika was a great server and helped served at our wedding and for a meal we held the night after. ‘Big Ben’ is great this guy is a huge amount of fun. He has a great sense of humour and is a real fun guy. He happily shuttled guests around the resort when required. The shuttle service was super reliable and we were never waiting more than a minute for a golf cart to turn up. The resort has dolphins which was really cool and especially popular with the children who attended the wedding.
The hotel rooms are some of the nicest rooms I have seen. They are spacious luxurious and are all recently refurbished after being damaged by hurricane Irma some of the guests rooms had never been stayed in and our guest were the first guest to stay in them. The villas were not damaged by the hurricane and are not as modern as the rest of the hotel but are still nice. The guests we had who stayed in these enjoyed the views over the ocean and the full kitchen.
We choose to stay in the presidential suite which I would highly recommend. This suite provided plenty of space to store wedding gifts and for the bridal party to get ready in.
The spa services were excellent! The entire bridal party was extremely happy with their hair and makeup. The team was even able to come to the suite to do the hair and makeup of the bride and mother of the bride. This was very much appreciated in the hot weather.
I will be returning to this resort without a question. I have been to many other resorts in the Keys and this is far and above the best resort. This is without a doubt one of the best venues to have a wedding in South Florida I cannot recommend this property enough. If you have your wedding here you will not be disappointed.
Hawks Cay has everything you could wish for and much more. If you want a perfect location with a beautiful hotel that serves amazing food with friendly staff that your guests will love then book this place.
Thank you Ghislaine and the Hawks Cay team for a fantastic experience and the best wedding day ever!
Hawks Cay Resort Price Rates
From a photographer point of view, Hawks Cay property is one of our favorites in the Florida Keys, we worked on this property for more than 10 years now. It has everything you need to have a beautiful experience in The Florida Keys, waters views, gardens, charming architecture, and is easy to find private areas to photograph our clients any time. The wedding team work as a family, they have many years of experience in events, and they are dedicated to the unique needs of every client. For families is the perfect location, it has many options: fishing, spas, diving, a salt water lagoon perfect for kids, great restaurants, kids activities, everything in one island, we can't recommend enough this property and their staff for a wedding, family vacation or honeymoon.
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Hawks Cay Resort is a 5 star luxury resort with impeccable service and breathtaking views. From their grand ballrooms to their gorgeous gazebo, this venue has it all! Dolphins, first class dining, fireside entertainment, luxurious rooms, and frosty beverages are enough reasons to say your "I dos" at Hawks Cay! I highly recommend this venue to all my brides!