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Thanks so much for everything you did (behind the scenes) to make our wedding absolutely perfect! Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had. We’ve also only heard great things from them on the food, Ocean Key staff and venue. (I still think about that risotto almost on the daily!!) Anyway, thanks again, it couldn’t have been a more beautiful wedding day! So much love,
-Mimi and Katie 1/6/17
Cara and everyone at the Ocean Key:
Thank you so much for all of your efforts to make our wedding amazing. Our trip to Key West was the best week of our lives and we are so happy to have so many great memories. We loved our stay at Ocean Key and our wedding day was perfect!
-Char and Noah 11/21/16
Dear Cara and Kristin,
Our apologies for being so delayed with this, but we want to thank you and all of Ocean Key for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. The reason we chose Ocean Key for our venue, beyond the amazing views and location, was because we instantly felt the sincerity from you and your team to want to make our day the best it would possibly be. Your professionalism and willingness to work with us to make our wedding weekend special was greatly appreciated and is something we will never forget. We’ll be sure to stop in and say hi when we are back in Key West (which we hope is soon!) Again, thank you for everything!
-Lara and Jonathan 12/11/16
We want to thank you and your team for making our wedding day truly incredible. Working with you was an absolute pleasure. From the first time we spoke up until the night of our wedding, your professionalism and work ethic was top notch.
We loved working with you, and hope our paths cross again sometime in the future.
All the best,
-Ashley and Andrew
We had our ceremony and reception at Ocean Key this past week- everything was spectacular! The view is absolutely unbeatable (photos online cannot do it justice- it is breathtaking). Cara and Kristin were overly helpful and went above and beyond to make our day BETTER than what we asked for or hoped for. It was a destination wedding and I can promise that my guests enjoyed themselves to a point that made it worth all the travel, and the staff at Ocean Key were, without a doubt, a huge part of that. The gorgeous sunset helped with that too and there is no better spot in Key West to see it than on their pier.
Ocean Key is just the best! We had the most amazing experience planning our destination wedding with this resort. It has the best location in key west with the pier and sunsets and our contacts Cara and Kristin were awesome to coordinate with. Our food was so great too! I seriously want to do our wedding again!
We recently had our wedding ceremony at Ocean Key and our reception on Sunset Pier. The entire Ocean Key staff worked extremely hard to make sure everything was perfect on our special day. Specifically, Cara and Kristen worked with my wife in the weeks leading up to our event to answer all our questions and go over each and every detail. They were absolutely wonderful! When we first arrived at Ocean Key, they upgraded us to a beautiful suite with a spectacular view, which was totally unexpected, but really enhanced our stay. The first afternoon, Cara and Kristen had a cheese tray and champagne delivered to our room as a welcoming gift and to say congratulations.
The day of our event, my wife and her bridesmaids reserved the Mallory Suite so they could all be together while getting their hair and make-up done. It is a large room that easily accommodated her bridesmaids along with the other friends and family that stopped by. We had our ceremony on the pool terrace overlooking the ocean and Sunset Key. It was a beautiful venue and we had perfect weather during our ceremony.
Our reception on Sunset Pier was incredible! The set up was beautiful and every last detail was done just as we had expected. And the food…it was wonderful! We received so many compliments from our guests on how much they enjoyed the food, from the appetizers during cocktail hour to the food stations during the reception. Everything was delicious! (We knew the food was going to be outstanding…we tried everything during our initial tasting and even met the chef…they were definitely very accommodating to what we wanted). When we got back to our suite after the reception, Cara and Kristen had another bottle of champagne along with chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us. Outstanding service! It was a pleasure working with Cara and Kristen and the entire Ocean Key staff in planning our wedding. Their patience in answering countless questions through e-mails and phone calls and their suggestions and advice in making sure all the details were just right made us feel they wanted our wedding day to be perfect, just as we wanted.
-Wedding Wire Review - March 2016
I cannot say enough about Ocean Key Resort & Spa, and more specifically their incredible staff!! Ocean Key has always been a special place for my husband and I. It was the location of our first trip together, the place we got engaged and the place we were married! From the beginning, Tiffany, Cara and Kristin were extremely helpful! As the big day approach, I worked closely with Cara and Kristin and they were a DREAM to work with. They were always available to me, answered all of my questions, were patient and accommodating....I tell you, a dream! Their professionalism and customer service are a huge added bonus to this already beautiful destination. The venues for the ceremony and reception were gorgeous! Luckily we were blessed with amazing weather (mid 60's and sunny). The food was outstanding! All of my guests are still raving about it. Oh! and don't forget to visit the pool! April and Jessica, pool side bartenders, are the very best! If I had to do it all again, I would not change a thing!
If you are getting married and contemplating a few places.. honestly look no more. I HIGHLY recommend this place as your venue. Tiffany Horton, Cara Johnson and Kristin Gernaat were AMAZING. I was very nervous, of course never being to Key West or this actual location. My husband and I live in Pennsylvania and I was very nervous about not being there and seeing it, but I 100% trusted them with everything! They made the wedding so easy! We used Erica from Simply you weddings and she was beyond amazing. Nick Doll as our Photographer which I HIGHLY recommend as well. Our wedding was so organized because of these ladies and I can’t give them enough credit for making our wedding a DREAM COME TRUE AND MORE! It exceed any dreams, ideas, etc. that we had of the venue, but I cant rave about this place more. It was everything we wanted and the food was AMAZING! My husband wanted great food and I wanted a great venue and you get both here!! One thing I loved was, it looked rich an d like we spent a ton of money, which we did but it was below budget! We had about 30 people come down and we planned everything in 6 months. I can’t recommend this place more! The service, location, experience, food, décor, venue, everything was beyond perfect and amazing!!!!!!!
-Larissa from Wedding Wire
My husband and I were so happy with Ocean Key Resort as our Wedding venue. From the initial planning stages to the final details, all the staff was very helpful, accommodating and professional. On my initial trip to Key West, Kristen spent ample time with me providing me a tour of the space, tasting the food menu and showing me pictures of various decoration options. During our wedding weekend, they were very helpful with arranging storage for decorations and making last minute changes based on weather and guest- needs. Our wedding was wonderful, my husband and I had a great time and that was largely due to the helpful/ professional nature of the Ocean Key staff. All our guests LOVED the food and the setting on Sunset pier. It was a very memorable location and event, and we would very highly recommend this venue to anyone!
Everything was spectacular for the wedding event and you all did a fantastic job and making us and our guests feel welcomed. Additionally, I have to say that the food was phenomenal. Arguably the best steak I've had. Guests also commented on how outstanding their meal was at the wedding. Oh - and the vendors all mentioned that it was the best vender meal for a wedding they've had. Thanks for that.
We've been bouncing around the Island for the last couple of days and we both agree the OKR is the place to be. Thanks to both of you for everything - especially for making our special day one to remember.
-KB & RB - Manhattan Beach, CA
The Ocean Key is a top notch resort/restaurant/event venue. We hosted our wedding one the ocean terrace/sunset pier and our rehearsal lunch at the Hot Tin Roof. The service was impeccable and seriously could not have been better. At our lunch, the wait staff was so friendly and accommodating. Any request we made, it was immediately taken care of and in such a professional manner. Not to mention the AMAZING food. Every time I've been the HTR, I am so pleased with my meal. It is always fresh, yummy, and flavorful. As for the wedding, everything was perfect. The ladies at the Ocean Key were such a pleasure to work with. Every e-mail was answered promptly and so professionally. Cara and Kristen made it so easy to coordinate everything and make our event a dream. The venue itself is breathtaking and is truly a setting for a fairy tale wedding. The view here never seizes to amaze me, combined with a wonderful staff and outstanding service all around, it does not get any better than The Ocean Key!!!
- Melissa Wedding Date 11/15/14
I have nothing but great things to say about Ocean Key. We not only stayed there but had our wedding there and it was nothing short of amazing. All of the staff were extremely helpful, accommodating, and provided excellent service. The entire team was great, but I have to give a special thanks to Kristin. She went above and beyond to make sure out special day was exactly what we wanted. As the bride, I didn't have to worry about a thing. She made our day so stress free and everything went very smoothly thanks to her hard work. I also have to say that the food was delicious! I would recommend Ocean Key to any bride!
– Megan Wedding Date 11/2/14
The Ocean Key team was fantastic. Everybody was so pleasant to deal with. There is a reason you use these people. They made a day that could have been very stressful into a day that was completely relaxed. I was able to actually enjoy my day. They have a way of making you, the bride, feel so good. Everyone knows its your special day and they go out of their way to make you and your guests feel special. The food is not your typical "wedding" food, it's delicious. I would recommend them for any event.
– Brianne Wedding Date 11/14/14
If there was a higher rating than 5, I would select it. I can't say enough great things about the team at Ocean Key. Planning a wedding from over 1,000 miles away isn't supposed to be easy but Cara and everyone at Ocean Key made it easy for us. Her and her team and all of the staff at Ocean Key went above and beyond our expectations. Every question we had was answered immediately and they always found a way to make what you wanted work. I would recommend Ocean Key as a wedding venue not only because it is a beautiful location, delicious food, amazing views but also because the team at Ocean Key made you feel at home right from the very first moment we asked if a wedding date was available.
Shirley - WeddingWire.com
The staff at Ocean Key Resort was SUPERB! The customer service was above and beyond. We have been working with Kristin and Cara for approximately 1 year prior to our wedding and they have been excellent. They never said "No" and always found a way to work our vision into the plans. Kristin was with us on the last few days of our wedding and was amazing. She would have an answer to our question before we asked it, and was always one step ahead of us. We also stayed at Ocean Key before and after our wedding. The staff in general was fantastic. We visited the Spa and they were so accommodating, services were great and the staff was friendly. Our guests were very pleased with the event and those of our guest who chose Ocean Key for their lodging, have been raving about the service and wonderful accommodations. Let me not forget to say that our suite was amazing. Our suite was conveniently located with view of the pier, which is where our reception was held, and we got t o see every step of the way as our venue was set up...LOVED IT. We can say so much more. We will be coming back to Ocean Key very soon. Thanks so much Ocean Key! "
I can not EVER thank you all so very much and quite enough!! I have no clue Kat & Kristen who your bosses are, but please please forward this!!! You two are the very best and I mean that whole heartedly from not only Steve & I, but my family and friends! We had the most PERFECT, FANTASTIC wedding EVER in the history of EVER! Our friends and family are still talking about it and can't wait to come back!! Your constant patience with my in the thought of the moment emails, and over the top and beyond attention to every detail and being exactly in sync with every little thing we wanted to make us happy. Steve & I constantly reminisce and want to do it over again just to do it over again! It was truly perfect. Everything was exactly perfect, organized and not forgotten!! Our family and friends absolutely loved being there and we've been told numerous times it was the best wedding ever. And these are married people who had their own weddings. The food was amaz ing and loved by all, our only regret! We didn't get to eat our amazing food hardly!! We're quite upset about that!! Lol you set up everything exactly perfect and it was so beautiful!!! I can't wait for our professional photos and video to get done! You both seem to really enjoy what you do and it shows! You both are always pleasant and never seem impatient or short or hurried. I have people who had never been there and thanked us over and over. I even have a couple who want to return to renew their vows! Thank you and can't wait to see you all again in June!!!
Much love and thanks!
S & S, Monkton, MD
Hi Tiffany, You know, I don’t believe I sent an email to you telling you about the excellent job your staff had done to make our event most enjoyable. Folks are still talking about it. I tell them that the staff was outstanding and very attentive to our needs. We thank you so much.
The staff at Ocean Key is not only professional, they are extremely fun! I planned my wedding from NY and never once felt disconnected from them. Katherine Dolan and Stephanie Happ are amazing. The venue is beautiful and the food was incredible. All of my calls and emails were answered promptly and any concerns/requests I had were discussed at great length. They were extremely accomodating and were happy to offer suggestions, without any pressure to add unnecessary services/items. Our family and friends had a great time at the wedding, which is what we wanted most. The bonus was that we did too!
I hadn't really thought about rain since it wasn't their rainy season, and of course, it rained all morning. Katherine hawked the weather reports all day and cleared the outdoor wedding. And it was perfect. It would later rain briefly during the reception, but you could barely notice. The tent setup is great and definitely did NOT have that muggy tent-in-the-rain feel.
The wedding was perfect. And awesome.
We could not have chosen a better venue for our Key West wedding! What really made them stand out to me versus other venues that I inquired with was their (Stephanie Happ and Katherine Dolan) lightning speed replies and promptness in answering all my (many) questions! I literally had an e-mail back from Stephanie Happ not 5 minutes after my initial inquiry. She pretty much won me over right there! She was super helpful and beyond flexible when it came to menu decisions and helping facilitate our room block. They are also very helpful in offering honest opinions and vendor recommendations. Stephanie even helped me decide how to wear my hair - haha! :) These girls really are amazing!
The scenery is beyond gorgeous! It is heaven on earth!! All of our guests were just blown away by the setting! Also, the location beats all of the other wedding venues by far! It's right at the end of Duval St. Most of the other nicer venues are off the beaten path. The ones that are close to Duval are big chains - I inquired with all of them, and just did not receive the same service as I did from Ocean Key. OK is run more like a Mom and Pop operation, and it's SOOOO much more of a personal, friendly experience!
The food was DELICIOUS!!! The guac station is a must! Everyone there said it was by far the best wedding food they have ever had! If you're getting married in Key West, you will not find a better venue than Ocean Key!!
The staff at the Ocean Key Resort and Spa were EXCELLENT from the moment I inquired about wedding services until the day we checked out. Stephanie and Katherine were exceptionally responsive to my every question and need throughout the entire process. I did not have to worry about anything on the day of the wedding, and it was absolutely beautiful.
The food, drink and service was exceptional. The wedding cake provided from the Ocean Key was delicious and beautiful.
It was the most amazing experience of my life! I would highly recommend the Ocean Key to anyone looking for a venue in Key West, FL. Every staff member seemed to know who I was throughout my week-long stay and could not have been more professional, friendly and helpful!
I LOVE THE OCEAN KEY!!!!!!!!
Ocean Key Resort is absolutely amazing. Every expectation that we had was exceeded (and our expectations were pretty high : ) ) The resort is absolutely gorgeous and perfect in every way. The staff is truly amazing; we were actually hugging several of them by the time we left.
I could not recommend a better place to have a wedding than the Sunset Pier. Sixty-eight of our friends and family traveled to Key West for our wedding and every single one of them was absolutely blown away. I'm pretty sure that every guest we've spoken to so far has told us it was the best wedding they have ever attended.
The food at the wedding was incredible. I have never been to a wedding where people were as blown away by their meals. Several people told us that it was the best steak / fish that they have ever had. That's pretty impressive to hear about food at a wedding (and there are a lot of foodies in our group)!!
I can not say enough about Katherine Dolan and Stephanie Happ. Neither my new husband nor I had ever been to Ocean Key Resort, and we booked our wedding solely on the basis of pictures of the resort online. We relied on the knowledgeable recommendations of Katherine and Stephanie for virtually everything. They not only made our wedding the most memorable event in our lives, but they made everything so easy. These two ladies are absolutely incredible!
My husband and I got married on March 24th, 2012. We are counting the days until we come back to Ocean Key Resort for our one-year anniversary!
I will make a bold statement & say that Ocean Key Resort & Spa is hands down the #1 wedding venue in Key West. The best view, food & staff on the island. View - you can not get a better backdrop with the Gulf of Mexico, and our guests loved their sunset view. The food was inspired, our guests are still raving about the food they experience at our non traditional wedding where we hosted a cocktail reception style event with variety of 10 different butler passed appetizers and 5 chef attended stations. Katherine ran the show with an accuracy of a seasoned professional and all with a big smile. The catered staff was fun and helpful. We had an amazing wedding, one for the books and we have Ocean Key to thank for providing us with a venue that set the tone for the rest of the event.