Hawks Cay Island Resort
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Marathon Weddings plus 5 nights
Wedding from £1,680
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Say "I do" against the backdrop of a turquoise sea
Swaying palm trees and tropical foliage abound and the year-round temperate climate makes the Florida Keys the perfect destination for one of the most special days of your lives!
Why do so many couples choose to get married in the Florida Keys? One of the best reasons is that the Keys are very easy going and informal — so that much of the stress of typical wedding planning simply doesn't happen. Marathon is a 10-mile-long family-oriented island community conveniently situated in the middle of the Keys island chain, comprised mainly of Vaca Key, Fat Deer Key and Grassy Key.
Marathon Key, the largest of the Islands is known for its calm beauty and tropical breezes. It is a great place to have a quaint, quiet wedding on a resort beach. It is also becoming as famous for its sunset weddings. Imagine saying "I do" against the backdrop of a turquoise sea, with white sand warming your bare feet. If you're considering a tropical wedding, look no further than the Tropical Paradise Islands of Marathon, Florida! Our preferred beach of choice would be Sombrero beach.
Wedding Days and Times
Weddings performed Monday through Sunday
At least 24 hours before your wedding day you need to apply for a Florida marriage licence. This is a very simple process which you can complete as a couple together. The cost of the wedding licence is not included in the cost of your wedding package. The cost of the licence is US$100.
|Marathon Weddings Includes:||Classic||Premier|
|Beach Venue recommendation for wedding (Sombrero beach wedding)|
|Minister or notary to perform wedding|
|Wedding ceremony wording ideas sent by email prior to wedding|
|Wedding Photo CD approx. 120 images|
|Two tiki torches for real island effect|
|One bottle of champagne on ice with 2 etched glasses for toast||-|
|Draped Table with decorative tablecloth, real shells and starfish|
|Sand ceremony for couple or couple with children. Coloured Sand, Keepsake Sand Container provided|
|Tropical Bouquet for Bride, and boutonniere for groom|
|Rose petals to decorate the isle|
|Large shell to hold wedding rings|
|Two bottles of champagne on ice with 2 etched glasses for toast||-|
|Makeup artist will travel to hotel or vacation home on day of wedding for full bridal makeup||-|
|Hairdresser will travel to hotel or vacation home on day of wedding for full bridal hairdo||-|
|Island music and steel pan music||-|
|8-inch wedding cake decorated with shells and starfish||-|
|Beautiful Bamboo Arch||-|
|White Isle Runner that leads up to the arch||-|
|Wedding licence obtained and paid for locally ($100)||-|
|Transfers to wedding venue not included||-||-|
|From £1,680||From £3,310|
You do not need to be a resident of Florida to apply for a marriage licence. No minimum residency applies to overseas couples. (I.e. you are not required to be in Florida for a minimum number of days.)
Age - You should be 18 years and older to apply for a marriage licence.
Prior Marriage - Persons who were previously married and divorced need to bring their decree absolute with them to the courthouse as they will need to supply the date their last marriage ended.
The current fee for a marriage licence is $93.50.
Florida Wedding Licence
At least 24 hours before your wedding day you need to apply for a Florida marriage licence. This is a very simple process which you can complete as a couple together. The cost of the wedding licence is not included in the cost of your wedding package.
For Non-Florida residents, you now have the option to arrange your Marriage Licence by Mail, prior to your arrival in Florida. This will save you time and worry. You do not need to be a resident of Florida to apply for a marriage licence. No minimum residency applies to overseas couples. If arranging your licence prior to arrival, please go to : www.floridamarriagelicensebymail.com for further information and prices. If arranging the licence on arrival, you will need to travel to the courthouse to purchase the licence. The nearest courthouse to South beach is Miami Beach Court House, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach FL 33139.
Please do not worry; your wedding planner will go through the procedure of this very simply procedure once you have arrived. The marriage licence is valid for 60 days from the day of issue; you will be given your wedding license prior to leaving the courthouse. You should give the wedding license to the Minister on the day of your wedding. The Minister will then be responsible for posting the Marriage licence back to the courthouse to have it validated. This will become the official Marriage Certificate. This process should take between 4 – 6 weeks and will be posted directly back to the couple’s home address.
Couples will require the following necessary documents
Failure to produce correct documentation may result in having to delay the wedding pending the correct documents being presented.
ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE TAKEN WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL
These are three of our favourite hotels in Florida Keys which are ideal for a wedding or honeymoon, but there are plenty of other great options available to choose from – please call us for details.
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