Dreaming of a Key West wedding? You’re in luck because we’ve teamed up with the Florida Keys and Key West, as well as some incredible wedding vendors in Key West, for one LGBTQ+ couple to win an intimate wedding package worth $5,000 in the Florida Keys. We can’t wait to help you celebrate your love in Key West, a premier LGBTQ+ vacation destination!

Two men ride in small pink car with three wheels. One is holding a pride flag.

Get ready to experience the beauty and romance of the Florida Keys with a chance to win an unforgettable wedding escape package. One lucky couple will embark on a romantic getaway, featuring an intimate wedding ceremony at the Key West Lighthouse, ceremony set-up and florals courtesy of WCO Events, photography and officiant services by Conch Concierge Weddings, a 3-tier cake from Moondog Cafe and Bakery, and luxurious accommodations and dinner at Marquesa Key West.

And Equally Wed’s treating you to airfare and ground transportation!

The contest entry is easy! Click here to enter before July 19.

Lesbian couple holding hands in tropical pathway in Key West, Florida


WHAT: The Florida Keys & Key West Escape to the Keys Wedding Giveaway is a prize valued at $5,000, and includes:
* Airfare and ground transportation courtesy of Equally Wed
* Key West accommodations for two
* An intimate ceremony in Key West with an officiant, flowers and cake
* Professional photography
* An editorial feature on Equally Wed

WHO: Open to legal U.S. residents age 21 and over.

WHEN: The giveaway entry period ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 19, 2024.

HOW TO ENTER: Click on this link to share a brief statement about why you and your partner want to win this dream wedding.

Lesbian couple holds hand on the beach after Key West wedding. They're both wearing flower crowns. One marrier is in a one-shoulder white jumpsuit and the other marrier is wearing an off-the-shoulder white lace wedding gown.
Conch Concierge Weddings


Wedding Travel

Airfare and ground transportation are provided by Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding and honeymoon magazine, directory and educational platform, offering wedding planning tools, daily content and a comprehensive guide to LGBTQ+ inclusive wedding vendors and venues.
The travel must be completed within six months from the date of issue. Taxes and fees may apply.
Prize value: $1,000.00

This evening photo of the Marquesa Hotel in Key West shows its aqua blue exterior, multiple wooden stairs and porches, tropical plants and a swimming pool.
Marquesa Hotel

Wedding Accommodations and Dinner

Enjoy a 2-night stay at Key West’s iconic Marquesa Hotel with accommodations in a charming Junior Suite. The hotels tropical courtyards and sparkling pools are surrounded by lovingly restored historic homes, all with luxury amenities and gorgeous interiors. Located in the most desirable Old Town neighborhood, this quiet oasis is just one block from world-famous Duval Street. This stay includes a $200 dining credit at Café Marquesa, a true island treasure.
Exclusions/Black-out dates: Subject to availability and blackout dates. Expires 8/1/25. No cash value for unused portions.
Prize Value: $1,250

Historic Key West Lighthouse
Historic Key West Lighthouse

Wedding Venue

The winning couple will receive a one-hour evening venue rental at the Historic Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters. The iconic Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters is the perfect setting for your special event. Opened in 1848, the grounds of Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters are able to accommodate 75-100 guests.

The air-conditioned Keeper’s Quarters, with its wrap-around porch, is an ideal space for wedding parties while the picturesque lofty fig tree is a lovely backdrop for wedding photos or ceremonies. The grounds can accommodate dance floors, tables and caterers with ease. Looking for the ultimate site for your photographs? Look no further than the tower’s lower observation deck, complete with panoramic views of the entire island, nearshore waters and the Florida Keys’ majestic sunsets.

The property is centrally located in Bahama Village and is across the street from the iconic Hemingway Home. With exception of the tower, the property is fully ADA accessible and the Museum Store is equipped with restrooms.
Exclusions/Black-out dates: Rental time will be for one hour between 5 and 10 p.m. Offer not valid on holidays and the week between Christmas and New Years. Availability will be based on open dates not previously booked by clients.
Prize Value: $1,000

outdoor Key West wedding decor with natural elements
Wedding decor by WCO Events | Photo by Iris Moore Photography

Ceremony Set-up and Personal Flowers

WCO Events is a full-service wedding planning company based in Key West, Florida, that helps their clients create beautiful and unforgettable events. WCO Events will provide the winning couple with an intimate ceremony backdrop perfect for their special day. In addition, the winning couple gets their choice of boutonnieres or bouquets (or one of each!) from WCO Events.
Exclusions/Black-out dates: Based on availability.
Prize Value: $1,000

Wedding officiant in blue suit blows conch shell at LGBTQ+ wedding for two grooms wearing light colored short-sleeve button-down shirts and light blue pants.
Conch Concierge Weddings

Wedding Officiant and Photography

The wedding giveaway winners will receive up to 30 minutes of professional photography from Conch Concierge Weddings, with edited high-resolution images delivered digitally.

The ceremony will be officiated by the Conch Republic Minister of Love, Michael Vernon, who will deliver a personalized ceremony script tailored to the couple’s story. Renowned for offering a variety of wedding planning services for destination vow renewals and weddings in Key West, Conch Concierge Weddings provides several different experiences to add a personal touch to the ceremony, catering to various budgets.
Exclusions/Black-out dates: Valid 6 months from the date of issue.
Prize Value: $500

Four-layer wedding cake with white frosting and berries
Moondog Cake and Bakery

Wedding Cake

Moondog Cafe & Bakery will provide a three-tier wedding cake as part of the prize package. Known for its exceptional baked goods and commitment to quality, Moondog Cafe & Bakery is a beloved establishment in Key West.
Exclusions/Black-out dates: Black out dates are July 20-28, 2024. Must be redeemed by January 2025.
Prize Value: $250

Gay couple at their Key West wedding. One groom is white and looking at the camera, and the other groom is Black and looking at his husband. They are both wearing white jackets with black piping, black shirts and black pants.
Conch Concierge Weddings

Editorial Feature

And finally, the winning couple’s wedding and love story will be published on Equally Wed after they’ve tied the knot.

What’s next? Enter here.