Key West’s Best Beach is a historic wedding venue located in Key West, Florida. This venue is a part of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, which was named after U.S President Zachary Taylor. Scattered throughout this property are many artifacts from the past, such as Civil War cannons. During your stay, you and your guests can tour the facility and learn about the unique history of this National Historic Landmark where you will be exchanging your vows.
Facilities and Capacity
Key West’s Best Beach features a total of 54 acres. There are a variety of sites that couples can choose from on the property made up of both indoor and outdoor options. Your first option is the Driftwood. At this site, your wedding party can relax beneath the Chikee Hut and take in the scenic surroundings. The second site, which is fittingly called “The Point,” places you right where the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico come together. This site is situated right at the Key West Shipping channel. Your third option is the Beachfront site. Here, couples and guests can enjoy the Southwestern portion of the beach as a wedding backdrop. The fourth site option is “The East Beach.” This site allows your wedding party to experience a private gathering amongst Jamaican palms. These sites can be experienced with up to 500 of your friends and family. Key West’s Best Beach is also the perfect site to host your reception as well. In fact, there are two private sites set aside specifically for receptions. There are also areas set aside for other celebrations like cocktail hour or dancing.
All couples are able to receive event planning assistance as they plan their ceremony and reception at Key West’s Best Beach venue. The team can assist you as you arrange all the little details of your wedding, such as chairs and other event rentals. Also, if you are needing some help with lighting or sound, the team can help you out with that as well.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Karen · Married on 04/27/2013
We had a beautiful beach wedding at Ft Zach. Working with Kirsten to get everything reserved was a breeze. The site was beautiful and we have the photos to prove it. Always a favorite beach of mine and now it holds special memories forever.Sent on 05/10/2013
Kari · Married on 04/19/2019
First class service!
Kristen Corpion was wonderful from the very beginning when we booked our date and just continued to escalate her awesomeness up to the moment of the ceremony!!!! She made herself available as an incredible resource. She even surprised me with a very personal touch on our special day. She also checked on us when the weather went wind, thunder and lightning. Super good KW vibes!!!!! So happy with everything!!!! Thank you Kristen for going above and beyond!!!!! XOXOSent on 04/20/2019
Betsy · Married on 03/03/2019
We just got married 3/3/19 at Fort Zachary Taylor park, and I cannot recommend it strongly enough. We had never been to the park before our rehearsal and planned it from out of state. We opted to utilize their day of planner service, but Kirsten was always responsive to my emails/texts/calls and made everything go so smoothly. We were married at R2 (The Point) and had our reception at the Beach Cafe. The setting was gorgeous, and my parents commented on how great Kirsten was at making everything run well. I wouldn't change a thing, and I cannot recommend Fort Zach and Kirsten highly enough!Sent on 03/07/2019
This place is so great for weddings, I wish it was my own secret spot! But in all seriousness, the location is great, the staff are so helpful and accommodating, the wedding coordination is very organized and very friendly, and the sunset views, rock jetties, open meadow, wooded trails, and cozy park benches make it a very scenic and special place to get married.
Love shooting weddings at Ft. Zachary Taylor State park...so beautiful....and Kirsten is amazing to work with!!!