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Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Key West, FL View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
91 reviews
$9k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$9k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park offers a one-of-a-kind wedding experience located on the waterfront of tropical paradise in Key West, Florida. Groups enjoy the unique historic scenery as well as the endless ocean views from the best beach in Key West. The Park is full of picturesque backgrounds that adhere to all styles.

Venues

On Fort Zachary Taylor's State Park 54 acre property, we have three premier reserved ceremony locations.

R2 “The Point

Among locals referred to as “The Point”, this location is on the west side of the Park where the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico combine. R2 offers fabulous sunset views year-round. Located at the entry of the Key West Shipping channel R2 is always an active site with sunset boats sailing by, fishing boats coming and going and an occasional cruise ship passing, it is a breathtaking experience. *Accommodates up to 175 guests*

R4 “East Beach”

This spot is nestled on white sand and tropical vegetation on the east side of the Park. The R4 site is in the midst of Jamaican palms and lush sea grapes, which creates a secluded atmosphere for small or large groups. *Accommodates up to 100 guests*

The Fortress

Tie the knot either upstairs or on the main level of the historical Fort Zachary Taylor. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and sunset as well as the scenery of the fortress itself. *Accommodates up to 300 guests*

In addition to these ceremony spots, the Park offers two options for exclusive receptions.

Beach Café

The Beach Café is an ideal location for that tropical atmosphere! Bask in the views as you and your guests walk from the ceremony down the park paths through the tall Australian Pines toward this magical area that has been transformed into your vision. Lights will be hung, tables set, dancefloor set in the sand! This is a blank slate for you to create your dream wedding in an absolutely beautiful place.

The Fortress

The Historic Fortress, completed in 1866, was the United States first line of defense protecting South Florida’s coast. The Fort served as a deterrent for Confederacy ships during the Civil War and a stronghold against forces of the Spanish American War. Today visitors can stroll through the impressive brick casements and view the largest collection of Civil War cannons in the U.S.

Wedding Couples are able to host their reception in this historical place. A Fortress reception offers privacy and all the feels of a unique celebration. The setting will transport you back in time while getting to enjoy the company of your wedding guests under the brick archways, or dancing to the music in the courtyard under a canopy of stars.

Services Offered

Rental Equipment

In house we have the following equipment available for rent for your wedding at Fort Zachary Taylor.

  • White Folding Chairs
  • Bamboo Arbor (Based on availability)
  • Generator (for sound at ceremony location)
  • Décor Packages

Planning

Our Team is pleased to offer event planning assistance for any and all of our couple’s needs! We have a handful of coordination packages to choose from depending on the amount of help you desire. The team can assist you as you arrange all the little details of your wedding or become your personal advisor on all wedding plans helping you every step of the way! Let us help you plan an exceptional wedding experience for you and your guests!

We would love to hear from you- contact us for more information and availability.

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  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$43

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Beach
Historic Building
Park
Rooftop
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Decor

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

91 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Natalie S. Married on 02/22/2022
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    Beautiful & Kirsten was wonderful

    We got married at Fort Zach in Feb 2022 and hired Kirsten to coordinate. She is the wedding coordinator that actually works at the Fort. We were married at the point, and it was gorgeous. Kirsten helped with everything and made it all a breeze. Highly recommend!
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    Trudi C. Married on 11/27/2021
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    Incredible!

    Kirsten helped us plan the best day of our lives! She went above and beyond and thought of absolutely everything. This was a destination wedding for us, so having her there to take our worries away from afar meant the world to us. We had both our ceremony and reception on site and couldn’t recommend beautiful Fort Zachary and Kirsten more! If you’re going back and forth- don’t, this is it!
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    Zahraa M. Married on 09/17/2021
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    Awesome wedding planner

    We saw the venue end of March beginning of April of 2021 and decided it was the perfect venue! We decided Nov 5, 2021 would be our wedding date, so essentially we only had 7 months to plan a wedding. Kirsten helped us pick the right DJ, cake options, food catering company (even though we had already loved and picked catered affairs before the tasting).

    Kirsten was thorough and was there day and night with all of our questions. I had a budget and Kirsten managed to keep that budget below 20k and for that I am grateful.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Christin & Jim
    61 photos · 11/01/2019

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, FL, 33040
3052950037
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Fort Zachary Taylor State Park frequently asked questions

At Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Fort Zachary Taylor State Park for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Historic Building
  • Park
  • Rooftop
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park for wedding events?

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Fort Zachary Taylor State Park offer?

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Fort Zachary Taylor State Park offer for wedding events?

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly

What furniture and decorations does Fort Zachary Taylor State Park have available for wedding events?

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Decor

What percentage of users recommend Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.

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