Nestled in the heart of Old Town Key West, this unique and historic property was home to one of America’s most honored and respected authors, Ernst Hemingway. The grounds of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum provide lush, beautifully landscaped gardens, perfect for both intimate ceremonies and grand soirees. The home itself provides a majestic backdrop for photo opportunities as well as adds a historical ambiance to any event. Guests will be enchanted while dancing under the stars while dining and drinking tropical drinks, reminiscent of Ernest and Pauline’s soirees, which entertained the like of fellow artists, novelists, poets and socialites such as F. Scott Fitzgerald. The home’s current famous residents are the more than 40 whimsical cats, most of which are polydactyl (containing six toes), and are descendants of Hemingway’s original cat, Snowball.
The venue offers several options for both ceremony and reception venues, including the pool area, the gardens and the home’s main lawn. Whether it is an intimate gathering for 2 or a celebration of 300 of your closest friends and family, the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum is the perfect island venue.