Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040 Map · Phone number
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About Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

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.

Services Offered

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.

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71 Reviews for Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kari · Married on 04/19/2019

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    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!!!!! XOXO

    Sent on 04/20/2019
  • Ashley

    Ashley · Married on 04/14/2019

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    Wedding and Reception Fort Zach April 2019

    We had our wedding and reception at Fort Zach in April. It was absolutely an amazing experience! We planned our wedding from miles away in Indiana through phone and email conversation with Kirsten, the special event director and our wedding coordinator. She was so responsive and experienced with all local vendors which put our minds at ease (especially since we had not been to Key West before!). We really felt taken care of with her as our coordinator and this feeling allowed us to relax and enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. I was beyond impressed with how beautiful the beach cafe was when decorated with string lighting and our tables. We remember sitting at our sweetheart table during dinner and just looking out at all of our guests having a great time. This solidified how happy we were to have picked Fort Zach and Kirsten for our wedding and reception venue! We cannot thank them enough!

    Sent on 06/12/2019

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Fort Zachary Taylor State Park FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Karrie Porter Photography
    Karrie Porter Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Transier Photography
    Transier Photography Wedding Photographers

    Love shooting weddings at Ft. Zachary Taylor State park...so beautiful....and Kirsten is amazing to work with!!!

Map

  • 601 Howard England Way Key West, Florida, 33040 See on map
    305-748-2948 (Phone number)

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