Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club1500 Reynolds Street Key West, FL
Writers and artists have sought inspiration from Key WestÃ¢â?¬â?¢s unique brand of island charm since the 1920s. Today, couples who marry at Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club capture the islandÃ¢â?¬â?¢s magic in ceremonies taking place on or beside the largest private beach in Key West, Florida.
Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Casa Marina embodies the elegance of a gentler age. Gardens of palm trees and blooming flowers set a tropical backdrop for weddings on the property. Many couples choose a ceremony on the palm-lined beach or at the gardenside West Lawn. Formal affairs for up to 500 take place in a dozen rooms indoors as well, highlighted by the majestic Grand Ballroom. Experienced wedding planners help orchestrate the event, from arranging the photographer to planning the menu to contracting the entertainment. While staff attends to the last-minute details, brides head to the full-service health club, where a range of massage and salon services brings out their best for the big day.
Wedding parties choose among 311 newly designed rooms and suites, where tropical prints and vibrant pastel walls set a Caribbean mood. Many feature balconies that overlook the ocean. Deluxe Flagler Rooms occupy a historic building brimming with Gilded Age appeal. Suites expand the options for groups, offering living rooms and up to two bedrooms and baths. Standard features throughout the lodgings include pillow-top bedding, plush bathrobes and Golden Door Bath amenities, high-speed Internet access and Web TV with movie channels.
Two outdoor pools, attended by concierges, provide part of the resortÃ¢â?¬â?¢s recreational highlights. Many more wait at Duval Street, and in historic Old Town, the Key West Aquarium, and Southernmost Point USA, all just a short walk or complimentary shuttle ride away. The area is also home to world-class watersports, including deep-sea fishing, wind surfing and diving along AmericaÃ¢â?¬â?¢s only living barrier reef. An onsite watersports center assists with the details. Some guests enjoy tooling about on rented mopeds or bicycles, playing tennis on three lighted courts and recharging their batteries with beachside dining at Sun-Sun Beach Bar & Grill.