Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

Key West, FL

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About this Vendor

Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

You are cordially invited to hold your next unforgettable event at Key West's Historic and Beautiful Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. With pathways of aged bricks, orchid-filled trees, and the 1840 Historic Home, our spectacular gardens are available for private evening rentals.

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Garden, Museum, Park


Contact Info

205 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL (877) 294-2470

Reception site

Reviewed on 6/08/2014 Amber N

This place is super cute and a great setup for both weddings and receptions. We loved our reception here, it was beautiful!!!!!

Enchanted Garden

Reviewed on 11/20/2013 Jennifer J

We got married at the Audubon House and it was the most beautiful setting. The Pros: • The venue is so beautiful that no additional ceremony décor is necessary • The venue rental fee is reasonably priced • The ladies that run the Audubon House are kind and very easy to... Read More work with • The rental fee is refundable in the event that rain forces you to another location • Great location on Key West, close to nice hotels, nightlife and great photo opp. Spots • There is so much canopy provided by the trees that a little rain will not even touch ground • The grounds are well lit so there is no need to rent extra lighting • All of the nooks make it easy to set up the different “areas” naturally The Cons: There really is no back-up plan for rain b/c they do not allow for tenting or sails (due to the antique brickwork and orchids in the trees) so you must secure a back-up location if there is a chance of rain Tip: I highly suggest hiring a planner/coordinator if you get married here. You will have to rent everything and all of those vendors will have to be coordinated on the event day. Additionally, your planner/coordinator will secure a back-up plan.

2017-01-14T08:49:22 Response from the vendor

We allow tenting on the property as of 2015 and can tent for up to 130 people. The tents can be provided by the local party rental companies and look beautiful on the property.

Beautiful Ceremony and Reception Venue

Reviewed on 8/17/2013 Brandi T

The Audubon House and Tropical Gardens was a perfect venue for our ceremony and reception. We planned everything from abroad and were unable to visit the venue beforehand. The photos and Google StreetView do not do it justice. The gardens and house are gorgeous and there are... Read More various sections for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dance floor. The price was very reasonable and the staff were great to work with. For reference, our wedding was about 60 guests. We would highly recommend this venue.

Beautiful Garden Location

Reviewed on 8/06/2013 Christina J

This venue is beautiful and has a great old town key west vibe. At night the place was light up so beautifully. It was the perfect intimate place for us to have our wedding of 65 people. They really take great care of the gardens and the house is well maintained. The only reason... Read More why I give it 3 stars for service is because our original coordinator Lynne is no longer with the property. She was part of the reason we chose the venue. We felt confident she would help us execute our day flawlessly. No one informed us that she was gone and we had to scurry to find a coordinator last minute. Needless to say that was a stressful situation 2 months before our wedding. The new coordinator was not very friendly or as knowledgable about the property or weddings. We were rushed off the property during our rehearsal because they wanted to close up.They should probably tell people to set a earlier rehearsal time. They were well aware of our time so if it was a issue then that should have been discussed earlier. With that being said I would recommend the property but you will need a coordinator.


Reviewed on 7/05/2011 Ashlee F

Weekend getaway before wedding! Great place. Lots of fun to let lose.


Reviewed on 8/09/2010 Dena C

The Audubon House and Gardens was everything that envisioned for my wedding day. The gardens are so beautiful with all the landscape lighting at night. If you're looking for a venue that is casual yet very intimate in an outdoor setting, look no further. It was so wonderful.... Read More Loved everything.

Review for Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Andrea M

It was intimate ad had great ambiance;It can only accomodate 100 guests

Review for Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Jennifer M

Audubon House was a perfect place for us. It is a garden/museum facility. We held our reception (45 guests) in the gardens and was able to divide the space up for separate areas for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. We married just before sunset (we took off to... Read More the beach for sunset pictures) and dinner was held by candlelight. The wedding was in Nov. 2005, one week before hurricane Wilma hit the island. It was devestating to me. The island opened the weekend of our wedding. The facility went out of their way to prepare for us. Although the garden was not in it's glory, the lighting on the venue and our flowers made up for it. I was amazed by the effort made to make the place perfect for us.;The woman that ran the reception for the audubon house (not our caterer, who did most of the work) was very strict on some of her requests. We were happy in the end that we did not choose her to help coordinate our wedding.