Wedding Testimonials

Real reviews from real brides and grooms.

Hi Kristin – just a quick note to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding absolutely perfect. Truly, it was the best day of our lives and the 5,000 emails you took the time to exchange are the reason why it was. I had a friend there who runs her own event planning company and her jaw was on the floor with OKR and Simply You execution.

Lindsey and Woody
November 2022

Thank you for helping us throughout the entire process from floor planning to recommendations on food selection and everywhere in between. Your hard work certainly did not go unnoticed. Wishing you a blessed and healthy 2022.

Rebecca and Jorge
December 2021

You and your team have got to be the hardest working people I have ever seen. It is obvious to all that you love your job. It all passed in an accelerated haze to me. Thank you for attention to detail in the preparation and the constant response to all of my and our guests needs during and after, thank you for making all my (daughter’s) dreams come true. Much love and appreciation.

Deborah, Mother of the Bride
December 2021

We had 39 of our family and friends attend our wedding at Sunset Pier. Ocean Key and Sunset Pier couldn’t have been more accommodating. The food from Hot Tin Roof was outstanding. The staff and bartenders wait on you hand and foot. Kristin in wedding planning didn’t miss a thing. We had a beautiful wedding with amazing food and a staff full of happy faces.

Danny and Michelle
November 2021

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU so much! You made our day so much more special and we’re just so thankful for your hard work, your attention to detail, your patience, and your amazing service. Looking forward to an Ocean Key Visit in the very near future!

Hannah and Chris
October 2021

Thank you so much for your help planning and hosting our wedding at Ocean Key! We could not have imagined a more perfect wedding reception. Everyone at Ocean Key was truly remarkable and all of our guests have been raving about our wedding since. We appreciated all your quick communication and last minute requests.

Amy & Jason
May 2021

Cara, now that the fog has lifted and we are home it is easier to reflect on the weekend and Molly’s wedding.

I want to say how impressed I was with everyone we were in contact with at Ocean Key.
The service, attitude and response from everyone was outstanding. I can’t think of one negative experience any of us had. Molly would tell you that I am a fanatic about good customer service so coming from me that is a genuine complement. You personally were outstanding in all respects and every experience we had. The wedding venue, reception, food and overall experience at Ocean Key exceeded our expectations.

Again, thanks to you and the entire Ocean Key staff for all you did to make this a memorable experience for Molly and Colin and all of her guests.

Rod and Kathie
December 2020 Wedding

Would absolutely recommend Ocean Key for a wedding or event. Cara did an absolute fantastic job and was more than helpful with literally everything. All of the staff was extremely accommodating and friendly.
Samantha & Joseph
Married September 2020

…Cara was professional, kind and went above and beyond to make our wedding day the perfect day that is was. Cara promptly answered my numerous (hundreds upon hundreds) of emails with kindness and honesty. We were able to add elements and take away others to suit our wedding day, for example, guests were greeted with champagne on arrival at the ceremony and we had an uncovered dance floor under the stars. Kris and I were not able to be present for pre-wedding activities, for example menu tastings, which Cara happily organized for our family based in America to attend. She managed to make everything feel very special and personalized, even though we were located on the other side of the world.

…If you are looking for fun, truly unforgettable destination wedding, look no further than Ocean Key. I cannot recommend this venue and Cara enough.”

-Kris & Annabel
Married August 2019

Trust Me, Do Not Book Anywhere Else!!!

We had our wedding at Ocean Key Report on March 7, 2020. First off, this venue and location sell itself. Initially, we had our hearts set on getting married on the beach. With the limited options and restrictions of KW beach weddings, we settled on searching for a waterfront location. I’m SO glad we did. Being able to have our ceremony on the water’s edge and reception on a private pier with water surrounding us during sunset was simply impeccable and perfection. A day or two before the wedding, we all gathered at the pool for the day. It was a blast and again an insane scene with a cute pool bar, cabanas, and right on the water’s edge.

Cara Johnson, Director of Sales & Catering, knocked it out of the park. We worked with her since June 2019. She was consistently responsive in a timely manner with answering all my questions, which I had many!! With various requests, the answer was always yes. She was flexible where she could be. With worked quickly with all my vendors to get approved to work on site as well. We also received a gift sent to our room on our wedding night which was very thoughtful and a wonderful surprise.

All in all, I never had to worry about our wedding during planning or day off thanks to Cara and her team. And that is so important! I left KW after our wedding weekend thinking, what is too soon to renew our vows so we can do this all over again. Thank you Cara and team for making everything a dream!

-Carolyn and Kevin

“Cara — our time at Ocean Key was truly magical! What an amazing initial showing, lead-up, wedding and overall experience for us and our guests. Ocean Key is such a beautiful and special venue; we were lucky to have our best day there. Thank you for all of your help in making everything at Ocean Key so perfect in the year-plus leading up to the event. You did such a great job partnering with us on paperwork, timelines, decisions, communications and making us feel so special while staying there. It is tough to plan a wedding from the other side of the country, but your assistance really helped us feel great through the process. You know Ocean Key the best and you really helped us to make an exceptional venue sparkle.

Ocean Key is the best hotel we’ve ever stayed at and we can’t imagine a better wedding venue. What an amazing experience. We can’t wait to be back!”

-Taylor and Amanda

Hello! I’m not usually the type to write letters, good or bad, but in this instance it would be wrong of me to not let someone know. Several months ago I was put in contact with Kristin Gernaat to facilitate a welcome dinner for the guests at my daughters wedding in Key West. She reached back out to me faster than any other vendor (some never did) and was nothing short of amazing from the get go! She made the choice of where to hold this event an easy one.

Every email I sent to her was responded back to with lightening speed. She was friendly and helpful and professional. My daughter Emily, and her now husband, Eric, visited Key West in early summer I told Kristin the date they were planning on visiting and that I would let her know before so they could tour the pier and meet with her. Their trip got postponed a week, but Kristin had remembered and was contacting me the week before asking if she could still meet with them. Once there they met with her and they both said they wished she was the one that was handling their actual wedding at their resort, also that she was their favorite of anyone they met with in their planning trip.

Fast forward to the event and a horrible hurricane named Dorian. It was a very stressful and disappointing event as 18 of our guests felt unable to make the trip and cancelled. It was hard to even know what to do when members of the bridal party itself could not make it. I sent Kristin an email and she again immediately replied for me not to worry that she would make adjustments for me due to the hurricane. I updated her more than once as the guest list kept changing. She was again-amazing! Also, empathetic and cheerful and reassuring. It was really a huge blessing to have someone that was trying to make a bad situation so much better.

She also called and informed me that after meeting with her team we would be moved into the Hot Tin Roof. This was a major silver lining to be in that space, everyone absolutely loved it and had a great time. Such a wonderful bonus and everyone was so much more comfortable. I cannot thank her, and all of you enough for that. I also want to note that the service in the restaurant was absolutely fantastic, everyone was so nice and friendly, and the food and presentation was perfect. I could not think of one single thing I could make any kind of adjustment to.

When my daughter visited back in June they ate at the restaurant then as well. She recognized the waiter they had that night (very short dark hair, starts with an A) and said that they really liked him and that he was absolutely top notch when they had visited. He was superb that night as well. Everyone was. I also have to give a shout out to the bartender who was phenomenal. I was told he even boxed up some little bottles for a young girl who was wanting to fill them with sand and take to friends back home.

Everyone raved about how nice everything and everyone was. My family has visited Key West several times and my daughter loves it and goes every year. We are putting you at the top of our list and telling everyone else to do so as well.

As for Kristin-if I had a company, I would try and steal her away! Thank you so much to everyone for giving us such a great night, especially so with the added stress of the hurricane.

Best Regards,

Cara, Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day perfect! It sounds cheesy but that is exactly how we would describe it. Your hard work did not go unnoticed and we know we couldn’t have pulled it off without your help. Our stay at Ocean Key was wonderful and we will definitely be coming back to see you all. Everyone was so helpful and friendly.

Thank you,
-Abby and Michael

Cara Johnson the catering manager is the best! Always on top of her game! In the year between our engagement and actual wedding, she made us feel like we were the only ones getting married at the resort! I’ve spent longer time at drive-through then it takes her to reply to an email or phone call! The hotel itself is perfect and the views from the right rooms are breathtaking! Bride and groom as well as guests are offered a discount rate on their stay. Overall, our wedding was nothing short of perfect! Every one of our guests left saying it was the best wedding they had ever attended! That is a huge compliment…5 stars! Cara and Ocean Key, thank you for making our day so perfect!

-Randee and Steve

Cara, Nicole and all of the staff from Ocean Key were so helpful in the planning process and wedding. They made sure we were happy and had everything we needed. They exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend Ocean Key Resort.

-Brenna and Rick

Cara and Nicole truly made everything special. The attentiveness they gave was truly amazing. We have stayed at this resort and immediately knew we wanted to get married here and were not disappointed. The Venue was amazing, the food exceptional and everyone raved how unique it was having it on the pier!!

-Krista and Adam

We cannot say enough great things about OKR! From the very beginning of the planning process, all the way through the end of our honeymoon they went above and beyond! We worked with Cara and Nicole who were both very quick to respond during planning and made the whole event seamless. We stayed at the resort for a week after our wedding for our honeymoon as well and were treated like royalty by all of the staff. Hot Tin Roof did all of the catering for the wedding and we had so many guests tell us it was some of the best food they had ever had! We had quite a number of guests say it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We will definitely be back for our anniversary trips and can’t wait to see everyone on the staff again!

-Samantha and Jack

Hi Kristin. We were at the Hot Tin Roof on Sunday, June 10th for our wedding, and I wanted to write to express our gratitude for the great service. The whole experience was perfect. Marta did a fantastic job taking care of us, and was available for any questions we had. The servers were spectacular, and we felt like they truly cared about making our special night, a perfect one. The food and drinks were delicious, and the ambiance was exactly as we had imagined. Lastly, working with you to arrange all of the plans couldn’t have been better. We will remember that amazing night forever.

With all our thanks!
-Ryan and Lindsae

Hi Cara, It’s back to reality for US ! I just wanted to say Thank You for everything !! You were awesome to work with and we are soooo beyond happy we stuck with the Ocean Key even without the pier. You and all the Ocean Key staff were amazing and everything happened exactly as we expected !!

Thank you again !!
-Alysson and David

Good morning ladies, we are now on the drive back home to Miami. All anyone can talk about is how lovely everything turned out this weekend. We have received so many compliments from our friends and family and we must agree. But most importantly, Jessica and Jason had the time of their lives and made many special memories.

We wanted to thank you both for making this weekend such a special one for Jessica and Jason and their families. It was absolutely perfect and we could not have asked for more.

Cara, please pass on to the Ocean Key management that our stay was prefect. The staff went out of their way to be extra accommodating. All of them excellent customer service. And everyone who worked the wedding as well.

Julie, you’re my hero. A big hug goes out to you again. Thank you for your patience and for making every detail perfect. We loved DJ Buggy and Rusty! Loved the photographers and the decor was beautiful! And every vendor you selected including the lovely Inga! She was definitely a hit! And your ladies on the day of the wedding were excellent, please let them know.

All our best to you both! We will stay in touch and will highly recommend you.

Warmest regards,

As I sit here on our balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico 3 days after our wedding at the OKR, I have to say everything was perfect. From the very beginning the ocean key far surpassed all of the other venues in Key west when we came to visit and Cara made us so confident in our decision. Everything is so well executed here at the Ocean key it’s no wonder they are such a popular wedding destination. Everyone who works here is friendly and has the best customer service. The views speaks for itself but the set up and food was outstanding all of our guests couldn’t stop complimenting. Kristin was there the day of (on her birthday y’all the dedication is unreal) and made sure everything went smoothly. If you’re getting married in Kw look no further than the OKR.
-Margo and Kyle

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

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

Hi Cara,
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.
-Wedding Wire

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!
-Wedding Wire

 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.
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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!


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.

I can’t say enough great things about Cara, Kristen, Tiffany and the rest of the team at Ocean Key Resort. If you are looking at the Ocean Key to get married at don’t hesitate! Planning a wedding from a far can be challenging but Cara and her team definitely help you out through the whole process and are so great about answering all your questions and in a timely fashion. The venue is gorgeous and I couldn’t have asked for better people to help me plan my wedding. Cara is so sweet and thoughtful is so wonderful to work with, you won’t be disappointed at all. Hot Tin Roof also does a great job with the food and the Chefs there made a special meal for a severe food allergy guest at my wedding. All of my guest talk about how that was the best wedding they have ever been too and I owe it all to Cara and her team at the Ocean Key.

-Lyndsey B

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