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 97% 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.
Emilee · Married on 01/05/2019
Perfect wedding at the beach & fortress!
FZT was our chosen site for our ceremony and reception. We're from NC and we booked our entire wedding from afar...without seeing or meeting anyone in person. Sounds crazy but that's us! This process was guided and made easy by FZT's event coordinator, Kirsten Corpion. She's phenomenal. She knows the in and outs of the wedding business and she knows everyone in Key West. Without her, our wedding planning experience could have been a nightmare. Our ceremony was on the beach and the reception was at the Fortress, both on site at FZT. I cannot speak enough about the beauty and uniqueness of this venue as a whole. Many of our guests told us this was the best wedding they have ever attended! Our wedding day was perfect and everything we imagined and more. If you want a beach wedding in Key West, FZT is the place. I enjoyed the fortress for our reception because it was beautiful and a more formal contrast to the beach. I felt like we had the best of both worlds. 10/10 recommend! Thank you FZT and Kirsten!
Cassie · Married on 05/05/2018
Kirsten was hands down the most incredible wedding coordinator. She was always available to answer our texts and phone calls when we needed help during the planning of our wedding. She helped us choose all of our vendors for the wedding and we were impressed with each and every one of them. Kirsten is a genuine sweetheart and we would choose her over and over again to be our wedding coordinator. All of our guests commented about how pleasant and organized Kirsten was. As for the venue itself.... we are still in awe at the beauty of Fort Zachary Taylor. The gorgeous sunset off R2, the sea grape tree, and the lovely beach, are just a few of the countless pieces that made our wedding extraordinary. We highly recommend Kirsten, Fort Zachary Taylor, and Key West’s Best Beach for your special day!
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!!!