FAQ’s & Tips

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do you have to plan ahead?

We have planned weddings anywhere from a few days before to more than a year out!

Are there any state park restrictions?

Since we are located inside of Lover’s Key State Park, we must abide by their guidelines. Flammables like fireworks and outdoor lantern are not allowed. Items such as flower petals, rice, or confetti should not be brought in as it can be harmful to our wildlife. Unfortunately pets are not allowed on the beach.

Are there any obstacles when planning our wedding?

May 1st through October 31st is Sea Turtle nesting season. It is a very important time at Lovers Key State Park. Special rules and restrictions apply during these months. Please contact our wedding coordinator for more information.

What happens if the weather is uncooperative?

We will do our best to re-accommodate your timeline in the event that weather is not permitting. Unless it is heavily storming and lightning, we will try to wait it out or reschedule to the next day. We always suggest renting out the Gazebo or a tent in the chance of rain.

Can we hire our own vendors?

As we are a venue only location, you are more than welcome to bring in your own vendors! We have a preferred vendor list for all of your needs. Caterers not on our preferred list are subject to a vendor fee. If alcohol will be served at your event, it must be through one of our preferred bartenders due to Lovers Key State Park guidelines.

Tips for the Big Day!

  • Please keep in mind: Lovers Key is a natural state park and beach. Our surroundings are ever-changing and may not look the same over a longer period of time!
  • Lovers Key is an outdoor environment- weather, wind, or the Florida sun may affect any decorations, centerpieces, food, tables, etc. that may not be sturdy! It is important to secure everything to ensure a successful event.
  • Lovers Key State Park is a secluded area but keep in mind high volume times such as major holidays and spring break.
  • Need a groomsmen outing idea? Schedule a kayak adventure for the men before the wedding! (and how about stand up paddle boards for the bridesmaids?) Lovers Key Adventures can accommodate all your outdoor activities! We are the best adventure experience in town!