Key West is not only a great vacation escape for couples and families alike, it’s also an excellent destination for business travelers. Whether it’s a conference, a retreat or an incentive trip for your team, there are ample venues throughout Key West designed to accommodate a corporate event.
Truman Little White House Lawns
Take a step back in history at the Truman Little White House, canopied by banyan and palm trees in the residential Truman Annex. With three separate lawns surrounding President Harry S. Truman’s historic Key West winter escape, the Truman Little White House can accommodate corporate events of all sizes. The front lawn, side lawn and intimate garden space can be used separately or together to meet the needs of your team. Additionally, you can host your event inside the historic home’s dining room, living room and south porch for groups ranging in size from 14 to 94. Catering, tents, entertainment and an onsite event coordinator are also available.
El Meson de Pepe & Sunset at Mallory Square
Keep in the Key West spirit by celebrating the island’s close proximity to Cuba. Treat your team to an authentic taste of Cuba at El Meson de Pepe, located in a scenic setting directly in Mallory Square overlooking the Key West Harbor. This family-owned Cuban restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 300 guests inside its private dining room. A variety of buffet and plated dinner options are available. Best of all, you can pair your party with Key West’s legendary Sunset Celebration that takes place at Mallory Square every night. El Meson de Pepe’s house salsa band Caribe of Key West pumps up the volume as the sun dips below the horizon, adding to the festive atmosphere.
Fury Water Adventures Private Charters
One of the biggest draws of Key West is going offshore to experience the aquamarine blue waters. The spacious, custom-designed catamarans of Fury Water Adventures are a great way to do this and can accommodate up to 127 guests. Whether it’s a snorkeling day trip at the reef or a sunset sail to the tune of a live band, a variety of private charter options are available with this popular fleet. Catering, a full bar and entertainment can be arranged to meet the needs of your team.
Conch Tour Train Private Tour
Get the lay of the land aboard Key West’s legendary Conch Tour Train. It’s all aboard at Mallory Square, where your team will enjoy a private tour of the island and learn about its quirky history. You’ll traverse Old Town while passing points of interest like the Southernmost Point, the Hemingway House, the Key West Cemetery and more. You’ll learn about Key West’s unique architecture and the colorful characters who have inhabited the island over the years.
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
For a piece of Old Key West, the historic Audubon House on the corner of Whitehead and Greene Streets is an enchanting venue for a corporate event under the stars. Named for artist John James Audubon, who once stayed on the grounds in the 1830s while researching his seminal Birds of America collection of paintings, the home is lushly landscaped with tropical, orchid-filled trees. The house boasts a large front porch, brick pathways and pocket gardens throughout, making it a lovely location for an event. Full catering and entertainment can be arranged.
Conch Republic Seafood Company Patio
Take your group to the wharf for an event at the Historic Seaport’s mouthwatering restaurant, the Conch Republic Seafood Company. The open-air venue offers sweeping views of the marina, a wraparound bar and saltwater aquarium for a true Key West experience. Private events with full bar and catering can be arranged on the brick courtyard and terrace patio for groups ranging in size from 30 to 200. Add a live band to the mix and it makes for a lively event.
Casa Marina Meeting Space
One of the most historic properties in Key West, the Casa Marina was built by oil tycoon and South Florida developer Henry Flagler in 1920. It’s also one of Key West’s most lavish resorts with a sprawling poolscape, private beach and multiple ballrooms for private events. Whether you need the space for sales functions, conferences or awards banquettes, this Waldorf Astoria Resort boasts 22,600 square-feet of flexible meeting space and can facilitate everything from audio/visual equipment to catering. With three ballrooms and seven outdoor reception areas, the possibilities are endless.