Hawks Cay Resort Offers Unique Wedding Venue for Ocean-Lovers

Florida Keys resort located on the easily accessible yet sublimely hidden Duck Key – midway down the island chain – is the idyllic road less traveled for wedding vows that wow at sunset or a weekend celebration that lasts a lifetime.

DUCK KEY, Florida – February 26, 2014 – With an estimated 260,000 couples getting engaged across the U.S. on Valentine’s Day (U.S. Census 2012), and Winter Vortex 2014 creating an overabundance of weather-related “indoor” activity, what better time than now to focus on a warm-weather destination paradise that serves even the most creative wedding planning imagination?

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Enter Duck Key, a midpoint Florida Keys destination, and the casually elegant Hawks Cay Resort, where the vibe is carefree and maturity is optional as the sign reads by the adults-only pool. Now a regular on just about every social and traditional media “Best Wedding” list, Hawks Cay provides the perfect combination of romantic vistas in every direction with multiple wedding venue sites and a dedicated wedding team to create a unique experience for each and every couple and their guests, no matter how large or small the guest list. In fact, the range of hotel, suite and villa accommodations, wedding and dining sites, complemented by an endless array of activities and relaxation options to suit the most discerning tastes, sets Hawks Cay apart as the only true resort destination of its kind in the Florida Keys. And for those interested in watersports – including SCUBA, SNUBA®, snorkeling, stand-up paddling, parasailing, kiteboarding and legendary fishing, to name a few – imagine the only living coral reef in the Continental U.S. as the field of play for wedding group outings.

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“Although my sister had been to Hawks Cay with her family and raved about it, I was nervous to book my wedding for more than 150 guests via online pictures and descriptions,” said a recent Hawks Cay newlywed. “Pictures are often enhanced to make places look more appealing. That was not the case with Hawks Cay Resort. It literally took my breath away – before, during and after my vows.”

It’s hard to imagine that such a short jaunt by sea, air or land (less than a 90-minute drive from Miami) can take one from the seemingly endless 24/7 wiring of the U.S. mainland to a secluded island oasis that combines West Indies and Caribbean charm and first class service with a complete sense of physical and emotional escape… and pure fun. If convenience, pristine natural beauty, and personal relationships with clear turquoise waters and dolphins outside the door lend themselves to the right setting to exchange vows and celebrate with friends and family, exploring the possibilities at Hawks Cay may be the right next step.

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For more information on Hawks Cay Resort, please visit www.hawkscay.com, or to connect with a Hawks Cay Weddings Coordinator call 305-289-5143. Just in time for wedding planning season, the resort has released its 2014 Wedding Celebration Package.  Couples who book the package receive a complimentary menu tasting prior to their wedding, one complimentary room night for the bride and groom and a discounted rate for wedding guests as well as a complimentary champagne toast and cake cutting during the reception, plus all service fees related to the ceremony and reception (including set-up, breakdown, cleanup, bartender and chef attendant) are waived. This offer is valid through December 31, 2014, and is subject to change.

About Hawks Cay

Hawks Cay Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and an AAA Four-Diamond award recipient, is the premier destination in all of the Florida Keys for outdoor fun. Alongside the emerald water of the Atlantic Ocean, guests enjoy offshore, flats and backcountry fishing; diving; kayaking; kiteboarding and standup paddleboarding programs; Cliff Drysdale tennis program; Segway tours and the only resort-based Dolphin Connection program with complimentary daily viewings. The 60-acre resort boasts 177 guestrooms and 225 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, four restaurants, saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kid and teen clubs and the award-winning Calm Waters Spa. The resort was voted The Knot’s Best of Weddings pick in 2013.

For information about the Florida Keys, please visit www.fla-keys.com.

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