Wedding Wish-List Wednesday: Hawks Cay

I love beach weddings.  They can be such fun!  And yet you can still make them elegant and sophisticated.  Especially with the right venue.  Today’s Wedding Wish-List Wednesday is the beautiful Hawks Cay resort in exotic Florida Keys.  Modern sophistication and refinement at its best.

(photos courtesy of Hawks Cay Resort and Spa)

As far as beach weddings to, I’d say that Hawks Cay would offer it as something of a specialty.  Everything about their wedding options seems to focus on the waterfront location itself.  There is certainly a ballroom, for those who want a classic indoor reception.  But even this venue boasts “magnificent ocean views.”

Everything else revolves around the beach.  You can “wed inside the waterfront gazebo, followed by a tiki-torch-lit cocktail hour and a reception dinner at the Tranquility Pool.”

As we all know, I’m a total sucker for a good gazebo!  And a beach-side gazebo makes it even better.  Hawks Cay offers brides and grooms the opportunity to exchange their vows in “an enchanting colonial-style gazebo overlooking the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys.”  Definitely perfect for a romantic seaside wedding celebration.

For slightly larger parties, there is the Dolphin Deck, overlooking the ocean and Hawks Cay’s very own “playful pod of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.”  If dolphins aren’t the most adorable and unique addition to a wedding party, I don’t know what would be.

Try the Beach Grill for a nice open-air reception.  “Dance barefoot in the sand, enjoy gourmet island cuisine under the stars, unwind with your guests at the firepit, and celebrate your first night as husband and wife in Paradise.”

There are a variety of patios, landings, and pool areas, in particular their Tranquility Pool.  Tucked away in a quiet, intimate setting, Hawks Cay’s Tranquility Pool “offers a magnificent backdrop of the Atlantic ocean and swaying palms, with a shimmering pool as your centerpiece.”

And then there’s one of my favorite options, a unique idea for an intimate wedding.  The Blue Catamaran.  “Exchange vows at the reef surrounded by colorful tropical fish, then cruise into the sunset as you celebrate your special day in the true spirit of the Florida Keys.”  I love it!  What a memorable way to begin a life together!  And definitely a huge reason why Hawks Cay landed itself on my wish-list.

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