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Having a small meeting or special occasion in Key West and seeking out unique venues to hold events outside the boardroom? We’ve got you covered! Here are three historic sites to consider for your private dinner, small gathering or special occasion: Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and Harry S Truman Little White House.
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
Voted “The Best Outdoor Location” for private events in Key West, the Audubon House Gardens is a perfect location for intimate parties to more significant larger events. One of the best tropical garden settings on the island.
Photo Credit: Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
It's an excellent venue for cocktail parties, and dinners and the back deck of the historic home provide the backdrop for a ceremony for up to 100 guests. The gardens can accommodate receptions for up to 130 guests, corporate cocktail parties for up to 250 guests, and corporate dinner parties for up to 150 guests.
The elegant mid-19th century home is available for private tours during the event, so your guests can explore the history of Key West and the art of John James Audubon. Mixing history, art and culture, and an unforgettable experience in Key West!
About the Museum
Founded in 1960 by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, The Audubon House is a non-profit, educational museum, showcasing the history of Key West and commemorating John James Audubon's 1832 visit to the Keys. The museum is open from 9:30 am to 4:15 pm.
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
205 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040
Visit the website to learn more
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
The #1 tourist attraction in Key West is also one of the most sought after event venues, which is no surprise to us. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is a national historic landmark, and Key West's premier outdoor special event venue.
Photo Credit Hemingway Home Weddings & Events Facebook Page
Having an event at the Hemingway House is beyond spectacular. The stunning french colonial estate sits on one acre and is filled with lush greenery, tropical plants, and beautiful flowers. The gardens create an intimate atmosphere for all types of events. From corporate parties, rehearsal dinners, and welcome parties, to the occasional birthday party, Hemingway Home and Museum will be an evening they won't forget! Ask about private tours for your group.
About the Museum
Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West for ten years. During that time, he wrote seventy percent of his life works. Built-in 1851, home to Ernest Hemingway 1931-1940, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is a National Historic Landmark, Literary Landmark, and recognized by Library of Congress for its importance in U.S. History.
Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
907 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida
Museum Hours: Open 9 am - 5 pm
Truman Little White House
Florida’s Only Presidential Museum
Photo Credit: Truman Little White House Facebook Page
Did you know you can host your special event at this presidential winter
White House? In the home, you can host your own state dinner for two or one hundred. The winter White House of President Harry S. Truman is a national and Key West landmark and is available for extraordinary dinner parties.
The three lawns surrounding President Harry S. Truman's winter retreat can be used together or individually. The front lawn, with tall palms and enormous tropical banyan trees, forms a garden cathedral and is a favorite location for Key West wedding ceremonies. The side lawn, shaded by a variety of tropical shade trees, lends itself to receptions and dinners. It's just right for a smaller party. The lush green rear lawn is open and spacious. You can choose to set up your dance floor underneath the stars or create a covered area with a large tent.
About the Harry S. Truman Little White House
The Harry S Truman Little White House was the winter White House for President Harry S Truman for 175 days during 11 visits throughout the 1940s and '50s, and it's Florida's only Presidential Museum. The house is located in Truman Annex in Old Town, Key West.
The house is filled with original furnishings that were used by President Truman and reflect the decor of the 1940s and early 1950s. Ask about private tour possibilities for your group.
Harry S. Truman Little White House
111 Front Street
Key West, Florida
Museum Hours: Open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Visit the museum website to learn more
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Key West is an island rich in history, art and culture and no matter where you decide to have your special event, one thing is guaranteed, your guests will walk away saying this is one trip they won’t forget and when can we go back! #lovethemarker
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