Melissa and Joe's Southernmost Beach Resort Wedding in Key West, Florida

One of the few advantages of so many of my couples having to reschedule and reconfigure their 2020 weddings, thanks to Covid, was that I had the opportunity to get to know Melissa and Joe for nearly two years before they finally had the Key West Wedding of their dreams with their friends and family in attendance at the Southernmost Beach Resort.

These two know how to throw a party, and it was evident that every single person at this wedding was so pumped to be there. What a difference that makes in photos! It seemed that people were celebrating, laughing, and cheering everywhere I looked..this was definitely a wedding where everyone had their heart on their sleeve, and photographing that vibe makes me want to say it again; best job in the world.

wedding reception moments from southernmost beach resort wedding

High Energy and High Winds at Southernmost Beach Resort

The energy was high; the winds were crazy!  The ocean was smashing up onto the seawall, not something we see a lot in Key West unless there is a hurricane. Maybe it was the hurricane of their love?

At any rate, we managed to find some shelter for some family portraits before heading into the ceremony, filled with laughter and tears and mentions of professional wrestling.  Yes, they had it all.

The day ended with what I can only describe as an epic shower of champagne to celebrate a wedding that was well worth the wait. Cheers to you guys!

Southernmost Beach Resort Wedding Key West

Anyone who has ever been to Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West, Florida, knows that it is an ideal destination for a wedding. Southernmost Beach Resort is a gorgeous wedding venue for your destination wedding no matter the season. Not only can you have a beautiful wedding there, but you can also have a whole wedding weekend there, including rehearsal dinner and an after-wedding brunch.

Southernmost Beach Resort is one of Key West’s only private beach and is part of the Southernmost Hotel Collection, a sophisticated resort known for its excellent location and impeccable service. If you’re looking for an intimate beach ceremony, then it’s a romantic spot you should consider. You can even have an elegant poolside cocktail reception after you exchange vows on the beach.

Couples can choose from either an outdoor or indoor venue, each with its advantages. Outdoor weddings at Southernmost Beach Resort offer a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Keys. If a couple prefers an indoor wedding, they can choose from two ballrooms that can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Southernmost Beach Resort offers a variety of wedding packages that include catering services. Couples can choose from southernmost’s catering menus, which have been described as ” superb.”

Steps away, your guests can enjoy Southernmost’s Beach Cafe with a great view of the ocean. Group blocks are available for guests, and the spacious rooms have so much charm. It’s on the quiet side of the island but still an easy walk to Duvall Street, which is the main drag in Key West.

The History Behind Southernmost Beach Resort In Key West

One of Southernmost Beach Resorts most popular wedding venues is the Southernmost Beach. Wedding ceremonies regularly take place on an elevated wooden platform, which extends out over the sand and into the blue-green waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Weddings can also be held at Southernmost Beach Resort’s gazebo or in the courtyard behind the lobby.

Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West Florida has been catering to romantic getaways and weddings since 1912. It was originally built as a hotel called “The Southernmost.” The Southernmost quickly became a favorite destination for celebrities and millionaires seeking to escape the cold winters of the north.

In the early 1920s, a new owner renamed the hotel “Southernmost Beach Resort” and began to focus on catering to weddings. The resort quickly became known as one of the most romantic places in Key West Florida to get married. 

Southernmost Beach Resort has been hosting beautiful weddings for over 100 years and is still going strong. Southernmost beach resort offers southernmost weddings in Key West Florida with classy, southern charm.

Today Southernmost Beach Resort is a national historic landmark, visited by thousands of couples each year who are looking for southern-style weddings in the Florida Keys. With its rich history and unforgettable scenic views, Southernmost Beach Resort is truly one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world.


Photography: Michael Freas Photography

DJ + Videography: Soundwave Productions

Planner: A Family Affair

Hair/MUA: Key West Wedding Hair & Makeup Artistry

Florals: Marathon Florist

Professional Wedding Photography at Southernmost Beach Resort and Beyond in the Florida Keys

Are you looking for a photographer to document your epic wedding day? I’d love to talk to you more about my documentary style and approach to wedding photography. Whether you are getting married at Southernmost Beach Resort or anywhere else in Key West, let’s talk! I’d love to talk to you more about my documentary style and approach to wedding photography.