Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

"Key West's Best Beach"


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. On the beautiful beach of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park you'll create memories to cherish for a lifetime.


Fort Zachary Taylor is a 54 acre park offering 5 reservable sites for a wedding by the water or on the beach.


R1- The Driftwood is located on the west side of the park on the Key West Shipping Channel. A great place during the day with shade under the Chickee Hut and a wonderful place to watch the sunset.


R2- The Point

Among locals referred to as “The Point”, this spot is located 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.


R3-The Beachfront is situated on the Southwest part of the beach. A great place to wiggle your toes in the sand and say "I do."


R4- Also referred to as “The East Beach,” R4 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.


The Fortress


If you are looking to host both a ceremony and reception we have the perfect location!


All receptions start at sunset and our agreements are based on 4 hours (plus 1 hour ceremony).  Host your ceremony with your toes in the sand right before the sun goes down. After the ceremony everyone can walk down the beach for your private reception. The Park officially closes to the public at sunset, at that time the venue becomes exclusive to your party.  The deck is the perfect spot for cocktail hour and dancing.  Your dinner tables will be set up in the sand in the midst of beautiful vegetation.  To create the perfect ambiance with tiki torches to lead the way a fire pit is set up on the main beach area beyond your dinner tables.  Imagine.... dancing under a canopy of stars on the beach in Key West surrounded by only your friends and family!


Find everything you need to make your dream wedding come true.


Please contact Event Director Kirsten Corpion for more information regarding availability, package information, and a personalized quote. Appointments are required to tour the sites and the park.


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Non-Reserved Wedding Agreement - PDF 

Reserved Wedding Agreement - PDF 

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Park Address and Hours:


General Park hours

8:00am to sunset daily.


The Fortress hours

8:00am to 5:00pm daily (narrated tour at 11:00am)


Cayo Hueso Cafe and Beach Rentals 10:00am to 6:00pm daily.


For general information about park regulations, administration, becoming a volunteer, etc:

Call the Park Ranger's office at 305-292-6713 or write:


Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

PO Box 6560, Key West, Florida 33041


Physical Address:


601 Howard England Way

Key West, FL 33040


Google Map

Beach Rentals and Café:


For information about activities, rental equipment, and the Cayo Hueso Café please call 305-295-0037.


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Private Parties and Weddings:


For information about wedding site reservations and after hour events:


Contact Kirsten Corpion, Special Event Director:



For information regarding the catering of after hour events:


Contact Elizabeth Blount



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Directions to the Park:


Follow US 1 into Key West. Turn right, following signs to downtown Key West via North Roosevelt Blvd. At Eisenhower Drive, Roosevelt becomes Truman Avenue. Continue on Truman, 1 block past Duval to Whitehead Street. Turn Right on Whitehead. 4 blocks to Southard Street. Turn left on Southard, continue through the entrance to the Truman Annex residential neighborhood. At the end of Southard turn left, following the signs to the park entrance.


Park Entrance Fees:


Number of People in Vehicle:

1   $ 4.50

2   $ 7.00

each additional person $ .50

Riding Bike or walking  $ 2.50