Wedding Season Grips the Island of Key West

Spring has sprung over most of the country and following the brutally cold winter of 2014, many couples head South to say "I do."

The northwest wind is beginning to lighten up, the snow is nearly gone and the buds on the trees are getting bigger each day. Spring has sprung all across the country and is likely the most welcomed Spring in decades. Following one of the most brutally frigid winters on record, Americans are ready for sunshine, warmth and tropical breezes. Directly due to the end of winter, and trending this season, are island weddings.

"Our plan was to wed in June anyway," stated Wendy H. of Des Moines, Iowa. "But we decided to head to Key West and take the plunge in a tropical paradise. It's been a really tough winter...we deserve it!"

While frozen Northerners head to the islands to thaw out, many businesses are preparing for the oncoming wedding season. The Key West restaurant and popular wedding venue, the Roof Top Cafe is no different.

"We've been booking rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, even a couple of ceremonies since the beginning of the year and earlier," commented owner Wednesday Vogel. "Even our off site catering is seeing an increase in popularity this year. I think the world is getting married in Key West this year!"

Offering both an open air indoor dining area and an outdoor dining deck, the Roof Top Cafe is often the primary choice of many brides. The casual elegance of the dйcor, and the ease of the tropical atmosphere has proven efficient for producing a romantic feel without losing the island wedding theme. The tastefully decorated patio dining area produces the ideal location for the "first dance" beneath the twinkling Florida sky.

New Island Cuisine, created lovingly by Executive Chef Brendan Orr, is the feature of the Key West restaurant. Island fresh seafood, fruits, produce and exotic Mediterranean spices combine to create a culinary taste sensation that will not soon leave the memory of your wedding guests. Available both in-house and offsite, the Roof Top Cafe is currently accepting reservations for this upcoming wedding season. Contact the restaurant directly to make sure your date is available.

For more information on booking the Roof Top Cafe for a wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner, visit:

JD Arbuckle is a freelance journalist specializing in consumer education on a variety of topics including destination weddings and The Roof Top Cafe.


Categories: Marriage

Tags: island weddings, key west restaurant, new island cuisine

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305 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040