You're Engaged! Now What? Destination Wedding Tips

September 17, 2018



If you’re like any of the thousands of other couples who became engaged over Valentine’s Day, you’re probably scrambling to select the perfect wedding venue right about now, but don’t sweat it!  Your trusted Hawks Cay blog team is here to help with tips for planning a destination wedding in the beautiful Florida Keys.

Pick the Ideal Location

First, let’s start off with the fact that Hawks Cay is awesome. Our destination wedding resort in the Florida Keys offers something for every age, so you can make sure all of your closest friends and family are there to enjoy the special day. Only 90 minutes from Miami, we are easy to get to yet far enough away to disconnect from everyday life in a true island setting. Plus, no passport is needed. Bonus!

Find the Right Ceremony & Reception Venue

We have so many scenic wedding venues on our 60-acre property that it can be hard to choose “the one.” Here’s a little secret: the ceremony is all about you as a couple, so pick a spot that sets the tone you want or that you connect with, and the rest will be magic. Also, with so many venues, you don’t ever have to use the same spot twice. Have the rehearsal dinner at Angler and Ale, the ceremony at the Sunset Lawn, the reception at the Saltwater Lagoon and brunch on the Dolphin Deck. Best of all, you never have to worry about the weather because we always have a backup plan in place.

Get a Helper with Heart

Here at Hawks Cay, we have the best weddings team in the Florida Keys. They design each wedding from the heart, which gives each couple and their wedding day a special touch. Just one conversation with our in-house weddings expert Jennifer, who leads the weddings team, and you’ll know what we mean. Be sure to tell her we sent you.

Be in the Moment

Don’t worry about everyone else or what needs to get done. This is your day, so enjoy it and remember it. Take time to be present to notice the smiling faces looking at you and, of course, that first look from your soon-to-be partner seeing you as you walk down the aisle. These are your memories to cherish forever.

Have Fun

As a one-stop-shop destination wedding resort, we will make sure you and your guests have the time of your lives. From men’s versus women’s fishing tournaments to a bridal brunch, the destination wedding activities at Hawks Cay are endless.

For more information, be sure to visit our weddings page and check out some of our past weddings for inspiration on our Hawks Cay Weddings Facebook page and Pinterest board.

Until next time…Happy wedding planning!