December 15, 2023
You want your Key West Wedding to be perfect and memorable! You want the same from your Rehearsal Dinner. So it makes sense that you should have the best of options when it comes time to plan these events. Consider this article a list of suggestions to help narrow down your list to the perfect Key West rehearsal dinner venue for you.
First Flight is a great location for a Key West rehearsal dinner. The open air feels of both of their spaces make for a great coastal celebration.
The first level of the building – The Canopy Garden – can accommodate 150 people for a seated dinner. The garden itself is lovely, and the ambiance is very romantic. There is also an indoor option!
The second floor is The Rooftop Terrace. This space can seat 60 people, and offers an intimate garden, as well as a covered pavilion.
Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a large party, Mangoes is the perfect venue for your Key West Rehearsal Dinner. The options are endless. They have two beautiful indoor spaces, an outdoor lounge, and the ability to rent out the entire space for groups of up to 300.
Mangoes is a great restaurant for a rehearsal dinner. Their menu offers a variety of food, their seafood is locally-sourced, and the bar serves delicious specialty cocktails. With its tropical feel and laid-back vibe, Mangoes is the perfect place to relax before your big day.
La Trattoria Oceanside
La Trattoria is a fine Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant overlooks the Atlantic Ocean for the most perfect views. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting.
The food at La Trattoria is prepared with the freshest ingredients. They also have an extensive wine list and martini menu to choose from – If you love a good martini, this is your place!
The first thing that you’ll notice at Bagatelle is its charm. The historic property has an intimate feel. There are two rooms available for rent: The Moon Lounge, which can accommodate up to 50 guests; or the top floor of the restaurant for up to 250. Bagatelle is also located on Duval Street which makes it convenient for guests who want to visit other bars or restaurants after dinner.
Bagatelle also serves up delicious food and drinks – a pretty important quality when it comes to choosing your Key West rehearsal dinner location. You’ll feast on American-Caribbean cuisine and drink the most amazing craft cocktails.
Bel Mare is a fine Italian dining restaurant that offers an unparalleled dining experience, and brings a taste of Italy to the island. The restaurant’s location allows guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the historic Key West Bight.
Bel Mare’s menu consists of contemporary Italian cuisine served with an emphasis on fresh seafood. You will enjoy homemade pasta dishes, creatively crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list.
Hard Rock Cafe
The atmosphere at The Hard Rock Cafe Key West is as unique as it is fun! They’re all about music, so you’ll find yourself surrounded by rock memorabilia from some of your favorite bands.They offer casual dining where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks with your friends and family. From burgers to pasta dishes, they have something for everyone!
Conch Republic Seafood Company
Located in the Historic Seaport, Conch Republic Seafood Company offers spectacular waterfront dining. They offer a large selection of fresh seafood, prime steaks, tasty appetizers and more. Their chefs have put together several suggested menus and offer an eclectic mix of Caribbean influenced menu items.
The outside Brick Courtyard or Terrace Patio can seat up to 200 people. If you prefer something a little more exclusive, the restaurant is available for completely private affairs of up to 400 guests.
Half Shell Raw Bar
The Half Shell Raw Bar is the original Key West Seafood Restaurant – established in 1972. The waterfront restaurant has a casual, comfortable atmosphere where you can enjoy fresh seafood while relaxing and taking in all that Key West has to offer. Their dining room can accommodate up to 40 guests!
The sunsets in Key West are some of the most beautiful you will ever see. For a more unique experience, take your rehearsal dinner on the water, on a sunset cruise. We recommend a few different companies, and they each offer something a little different. Fury Water Adventures, Key West Schooners, The Argo Navis, and Sunset Watersports would be our favorites!
Nine One Five
Nine One Five is located in the historic district of Key West in a beautifully restored Victorian home. This restaurant has an incredibly unique atmosphere and is perfect for any occasion. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable!
The dining room, downstairs, can seat up to 22 guests. They can host a larger, more informal party upstairs for up to 60 guests! They have an eclectic fusion menu and a world-class wine list.
We hope that you found our suggestions for venues useful! If you have any questions and need extra assistance with planning your celebration, just give us a call or contact us today. We’re more than happy to put our years of experience to work for you!
Many of the Key West wedding venues that we mention here can also host rehearsal dinners and other celebrations!