Thank you for your interest in Key West United Methodist Church as the site of your pending marriage. As you can imagine, we get a
significant number of requests from couples that wish to be married in our sanctuary. As a result the Church Council and the Pastor
have established a unified set of requirements before we can meet your request.
First of all we require premarital counseling. For locals this generally means a few sessions with the Pastor spaced out over at
least two months. For those of you who are not local we ask that you contact a local clergy person who will be willing to provide
this counseling. The counseling does not have to be through a United Methodist pastor. The counseling does need to be through a
faith-based counselor. The counseling and your willingness to submit to counseling are excellent starters for a successful marriage.
Before any date can be committed the Church Council requires receipt of a non-refundable deposit. The deposit will be applied to
the final wedding costs. There is a sliding cost for the use of the sanctuary, which is determined by the anticipated number of
wedding guests, Please call the church office 305-296-2392 or email us at
for further information.
The State of Florida requires all Florida residents to file for a marriage license in advance of the wedding date, however,
this waiting period will be waived and the cost of the license reduced by $35.00 if premarital counseling is performed by a
counselor registered with the District Court. The license must be obtained from the District Court in whose jurisdiction you
For out-of-state residents there is NO waiting period. Theoretically you could obtain the marriage license the day of the wedding,
however, I STRONGLY encourage you to arrive in Key West with enough time to get the license and make any last minute plans
before the wedding day.