130x130_sq_1397240158211-islamorada-wedding-032-sides-63-

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Islamorada , FL

LOCATION

81801 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL US 33036 (map)

PHONE

305-517-4424

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Picture your wedding day at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. Warm Atlantic Ocean breezes float across the grounds of our lush, oceanfront retreat. Friends and family gather on a pristine ribbon of... Read more
Picture your wedding day at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. Warm Atlantic Ocean breezes float across the grounds of our lush, oceanfront retreat. Friends and family gather on a pristine ribbon of sand for an enchanting ceremony. Afterwards, a sunset reception on the beach or a lavish Bougainvillea Ballroom gala sets a majestic tone for your life together. Let us know exactly how you've always imagined it, and our personal catering professional will design the perfect Florida Keys wedding package. Named one of Travel Leisure's "500 Greatest Hotels in the World," the legendary Cheeca Lodge & Spa boasts one of the most captivating settings in the nation for unforgettable Florida Keys destination wedding receptions.

- Over 4,600 square feet of indoor event space, plus countless outdoor venues, for intimate affairs and elaborate galas, accommodating from 10 to 200 guests

- Stylish new oceanfront banquet room, offering majestic ocean views through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant outdoor covered terraces

- 1,100 feet of palm fringed beach, including Cheeca's renowned "Leaning Palm", the perfect backdrop for barefoot oceanfront ceremonies

- Tahitian-inspired Spa Island and Decks, an idyllic spot for starlit ceremonies and receptions amidst the swaying palms, wooden foot bridges, sparkling water features and shimmering tiki torches

- Spectacular 525 foot pier, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a popular location that is beautiful on nights with a full moon

- Bougainvillea Ballroom, an exquisite setting for intimate candlelit affairs

- Professional event coordination and creative catering services Read less

PHOTOS

130x130_sq_1329340861572-janetjohn44
130x130_sq_1326484504679-courtneywillwedding231
130x130_sq_1329340912174-janetjohn72
130x130_sq_1329340806730-janetjohn29
130x130_sq_1326483920061-dsc5790
130x130_sq_1326484986229-pier
130x130_sq_1326484781737-dawnkylepierkisssepia3
130x130_sq_1326484864182-chewaterfall
130x130_sq_1326484644661-w265everafter
130x130_sq_1326484558641-w093s0398img5770
130x130_sq_1326484970530-chespapool
130x130_sq_1329340743190-ambrosiophotography09
130x130_sq_1326484934314-cheecaromanticdinner
130x130_sq_1326483949174-dsc6500
130x130_sq_1332944444323-mbp00622
130x130_sq_1332944538922-mbp0049
130x130_sq_1332944577270-mbp0069
130x130_sq_1332944610939-mbp9921
130x130_sq_1332945686216-dsc6375
130x130_sq_1332945759725-2012030116.47.10
130x130_sq_1332946275350-2012030116.00.14
130x130_sq_1332946374439-mbp77842
130x130_sq_1332946402248-dsc5800
130x130_sq_1332946471919-cc093img4955
130x130_sq_1332946653375-ambrosiophotography39
130x130_sq_1335538892626-mbp0049
130x130_sq_1354981517064-cheecaweddingbobcarephotography09
130x130_sq_1354981537608-cheecaweddingbobcarephotography20
130x130_sq_1354981554404-cheecaweddingbobcarephotography22
130x130_sq_1354981567679-cheecaweddingbobcarephotography02
130x130_sq_1354981591091-cheecaweddingbobcarephotography01
130x130_sq_1354981608021-cheecaweddingbobcarephotography19
130x130_sq_1354981625825-cheecaweddingbobcarephotography25
130x130_sq_1354981654691-cheecaweddingbobcarephotography32
130x130_sq_1354981897012-cheecaweddingbobcarephotographya
130x130_sq_1366407785486-ceremony003
130x130_sq_1366407826426-200rect4013136442298048021794154059
130x130_sq_1366407923903-vintage-florida-copacabana-style-40
130x130_sq_1366407947736-vintage-florida-copacabana-style-23
130x130_sq_1366407959751-vintage-florida-copacabana-style-24
130x130_sq_1366407974415-2012-04-15-18.49.06
130x130_sq_1397239301760-aisle-runne
130x130_sq_1397239323046-alibill03
130x130_sq_1397239377961-details101
130x130_sq_1397239405296-1383999101517575104035621644040514
130x130_sq_1397239407658
130x130_sq_1397239409930-islamorada-wedding-001-sides-1-2
130x130_sq_1397239417450-islamorada-wedding-003-sides-5-
130x130_sq_1397239430429-islamorada-wedding-007-sides-13-1
130x130_sq_1397239432911-islamorada-wedding-023-sides-45-46-
130x130_sq_1397239493750-islamorada-wedding-032-sides-63-6
130x130_sq_1397239501799-islamorada-wedding-054-sides-107-10
130x130_sq_1397239517051-islamorada-wedding-057-sides-113-114-
130x130_sq_1397239524636-islamorada-wedding-063-sides-125-12
130x130_sq_1397239527223-islamorada-wedding-073-sides-145-14
130x130_sq_1397239529276-islamorada-wedding-081-sides-161-16
130x130_sq_1376753922788-alibill023
130x130_sq_1376753959789-alibill024
130x130_sq_1376753989249-alibill025
130x130_sq_1376754029486-alibill035
130x130_sq_1376754068822-alibill037
130x130_sq_1376754108520-alibill040
130x130_sq_1376754150723-alibill044
130x130_sq_1376754191509-alibill045
130x130_sq_1376754229392-alibill046
130x130_sq_1376754265238-alibill047
130x130_sq_1376754300599-alibill048
130x130_sq_1376754339601-alibill049
130x130_sq_1376754383634-alibill050
130x130_sq_1376754429615-alibill051
130x130_sq_1376754471872-alibill052
130x130_sq_1376754511731-alibill053
130x130_sq_1376754549466-alibill054
130x130_sq_1376754588108-alibill055
130x130_sq_1376754627201-alibill056
130x130_sq_1376754664452-alibill057
130x130_sq_1376754702675-alibill058
130x130_sq_1376754744022-alibill059
130x130_sq_1376754785147-alibill060
130x130_sq_1376754820749-alibill061
130x130_sq_1376754863972-alibill062
130x130_sq_1376754904985-alibill063
130x130_sq_1376754948565-alibill071
130x130_sq_1376754991829-alibill072
130x130_sq_1376755031893-alibill077
130x130_sq_1376755071723-alibill079
130x130_sq_1376755105219-details0923
130x130_sq_1376755124577-details0925
130x130_sq_1376755143947-details0926
130x130_sq_1376755163384-details0928
130x130_sq_1376755183591-details0932
130x130_sq_1376755201594-details0935
130x130_sq_1376755219626-details0937
130x130_sq_1376755249833-details0939
130x130_sq_1376755271328-details0940
130x130_sq_1376755297881-details1010
130x130_sq_1376755330464-details1011
130x130_sq_1376755368245-details1012
130x130_sq_1376755405513-evelynbill23
130x130_sq_1376755434052-evelynbill30
130x130_sq_1376755464429-mgcheeca001
130x130_sq_1376755512146-mgcheeca002
130x130_sq_1376755560033-mgcheeca003
130x130_sq_1376755605607-mgcheeca005
130x130_sq_1376755647738-mgcheeca007
130x130_sq_1376755680221-mgcheeca009
130x130_sq_1376755714159-mgcheeca010
130x130_sq_1376755743090-mgcheeca019
130x130_sq_1376755787456-mgcheeca038
130x130_sq_1376755831565-mgcheeca040
130x130_sq_1376755861989-mgcheeca041
130x130_sq_1376755904050-mgcheeca043
130x130_sq_1376755945383-mgcheeca056
130x130_sq_1376755983620-mgcheeca057
130x130_sq_1376756017434-mgcheeca058
130x130_sq_1376756060290-mgcheeca061
130x130_sq_1376756103743-mgcheeca075
130x130_sq_1376756143855-mgcheeca076
130x130_sq_1376756186491-mgcheeca077
130x130_sq_1376756229022-mgcheeca078
130x130_sq_1376756271244-mgcheeca079
130x130_sq_1376756315229-mgcheeca080
130x130_sq_1376756360615-mgcheeca081
130x130_sq_1376756407285-mgcheeca082
130x130_sq_1376756446796-mgcheeca083
130x130_sq_1376756482959-mgcheeca084
130x130_sq_1376756528447-mgcheeca085
130x130_sq_1376756580066-mgcheeca086
130x130_sq_1376756626536-mgcheeca087
130x130_sq_1376756670969-mgcheeca088
130x130_sq_1376756717486-mgcheeca089
130x130_sq_1376756764390-mgcheeca091
130x130_sq_1376756800224-mgcheeca094
130x130_sq_1376756838901-mgcheeca097
130x130_sq_1376756882560-mgcheeca101
130x130_sq_1376756926627-mgcheeca105

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1946
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Nautical, Tropical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
214
Number of suites
60
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
200
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1946
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Nautical, Tropical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
214
Number of suites
60
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
150
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

4.8
out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
5.0/5.0
4.5/5.0
4.8/5.0
Sort by
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Amanda
Wedding:
8/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We just got married here on the beach August 13. I've been speaking with their wedding coordinator, Annaleigh for about a year now planning everything and I must say, everything was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT here. Every single one of the staff members was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were amazing, especially our suite with the tub on the balcony. This is a 5 star + resort and we want to go back every year! Even our 4 year old kids won't stop talking about the hotel. Top notch service, especially from Annaleigh. We cant to make an annual trip here---Could not have had a better wedding experience anywhere else.
We just got married here on the beach August 13. I've been speaking with their wedding coordinator, Annaleigh for about a Read more...
We just got married here on the beach August 13. I've been speaking with their wedding coordinator, Annaleigh for about a year now planning everything and I must say, everything was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT here. Every single one of the staff members was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were amazing, especially our suite with the tub on the balcony. This is a 5 star + resort and we want to go back every year! Even our 4 year old kids won't stop talking about the hotel. Top notch service, especially from Annaleigh. We cant to make an annual trip here---Could not have had a better wedding experience anywhere else. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When I started planning my small destination wedding, I was drawn to Cheeca Lodge because it was absolutely gorgeous. In the end, I don't think we saved any money by doing the small destination wedding but we got a great family vacation and the best wedding ever! The wedding coordinator for Cheeca, Annaleigh, was absolutely wonderful. I met her once and the rest of our communication was mostly through email. She helped me and my dad (who was just as involved as I was) with any question we ever had. She made me feel so special, emailed back quickly, and set my mind at ease when I was feeling stressed. The day of the wedding was perfect, she was around the whole day and literally my wedding was everything I could imagine and more. The referrals she gives for hair, flowers, cake, music were all excellent as well. Cheeca was a beautiful place to get married, if you're big into pictures like I was you will not find a better place for your wedding pictures! We got married right on the sand and had our reception inside (due to rain) and it was great. The food was excellent and the staff were all so friendly. Definitely recommend Cheeca Lodge to anyone looking for a place to get married in the Keys!
When I started planning my small destination wedding, I was drawn to Cheeca Lodge because it was absolutely gorgeous. In Read more...
When I started planning my small destination wedding, I was drawn to Cheeca Lodge because it was absolutely gorgeous. In the end, I don't think we saved any money by doing the small destination wedding but we got a great family vacation and the best wedding ever! The wedding coordinator for Cheeca, Annaleigh, was absolutely wonderful. I met her once and the rest of our communication was mostly through email. She helped me and my dad (who was just as involved as I was) with any question we ever had. She made me feel so special, emailed back quickly, and set my mind at ease when I was feeling stressed. The day of the wedding was perfect, she was around the whole day and literally my wedding was everything I could imagine and more. The referrals she gives for hair, flowers, cake, music were all excellent as well. Cheeca was a beautiful place to get married, if you're big into pictures like I was you will not find a better place for your wedding pictures! We got married right on the sand and had our reception inside (due to rain) and it was great. The food was excellent and the staff were all so friendly. Definitely recommend Cheeca Lodge to anyone looking for a place to get married in the Keys! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jenny
Wedding:
5/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue, great staff, amazing food. So pleased on our wedding day!
Beautiful venue, great staff, amazing food. So pleased on our wedding day!
Beautiful venue, great staff, amazing food. So pleased on our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Kaitlyn
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Annaleigh and the rest of the staff at Cheeca Lodge & Spa gave my new husband and I the most amazing experience. Everything was absolutely flawless! I heard several times that I was the most relaxed bride anyone had ever seen, and I feel it is because I knew I could completely trust Anna with everything and I was right! Every little detail was exactly what we wanted. The scenery is breathtaking, the food was the best we have ever had, and the service was outstanding. My friends and family had a great time! I couldn't have pictured a better day. I highly recommend having your wedding at Cheeca Lodge and working with Annaleigh. Thank you to Anna and everyone else at Cheeca for giving us the BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES!
Annaleigh and the rest of the staff at Cheeca Lodge & Spa gave my new husband and I the most amazing experience. Read more...
Annaleigh and the rest of the staff at Cheeca Lodge & Spa gave my new husband and I the most amazing experience. Everything was absolutely flawless! I heard several times that I was the most relaxed bride anyone had ever seen, and I feel it is because I knew I could completely trust Anna with everything and I was right! Every little detail was exactly what we wanted. The scenery is breathtaking, the food was the best we have ever had, and the service was outstanding. My friends and family had a great time! I couldn't have pictured a better day. I highly recommend having your wedding at Cheeca Lodge and working with Annaleigh. Thank you to Anna and everyone else at Cheeca for giving us the BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Cheeca Lodge was...perfect! The wedding location was beautiful, the staff was superbly accommodating, our room and the resort was immaculate, and the food was delicious. Annaleigh, in their catering department, was organized, gracious, helpful and professional. Whatever we asked for, she was more than obliging. We had decided to get married 3 weeks before the date. With the help of Annaleigh, I was able to plan the entire wedding (complete with wedding site, food services, officiant, photographer, hair/nails, spa treatments and floral services) within ONE week!! I did not stress about a single thing! We had never been to Cheeca Lodge before and heard good things from everyone (including from vendors not associated with Cheeca) so our expectations were high. The moment we stepped out of the car we were greeted by a friendly staff, beautiful surroundings and relaxed environment. We ate at the restaurants every day during our stay and had great experiences with both staff or food. I also enjoyed the gym, spa and spa pool during our stay. All were clean, quiet, modern and well maintained. The spa experience was simply delightful. We had never been to Cheeca Lodge before our special day, but we will definitely return the next time we stay in Islamorada. I would highly recommend this location for anyone planning a wedding (big or small), or other special event, in The Florida Keys.
Our wedding at Cheeca Lodge was...perfect! The wedding location was beautiful, the staff was superbly accommodating, our Read more...
Our wedding at Cheeca Lodge was...perfect! The wedding location was beautiful, the staff was superbly accommodating, our room and the resort was immaculate, and the food was delicious. Annaleigh, in their catering department, was organized, gracious, helpful and professional. Whatever we asked for, she was more than obliging. We had decided to get married 3 weeks before the date. With the help of Annaleigh, I was able to plan the entire wedding (complete with wedding site, food services, officiant, photographer, hair/nails, spa treatments and floral services) within ONE week!! I did not stress about a single thing! We had never been to Cheeca Lodge before and heard good things from everyone (including from vendors not associated with Cheeca) so our expectations were high. The moment we stepped out of the car we were greeted by a friendly staff, beautiful surroundings and relaxed environment. We ate at the restaurants every day during our stay and had great experiences with both staff or food. I also enjoyed the gym, spa and spa pool during our stay. All were clean, quiet, modern and well maintained. The spa experience was simply delightful. We had never been to Cheeca Lodge before our special day, but we will definitely return the next time we stay in Islamorada. I would highly recommend this location for anyone planning a wedding (big or small), or other special event, in The Florida Keys. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Planning, Travel
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jennifer
Wedding:
4/28/2014
5.0/5.0
An amazing site, staff, and service for your special day.

We could not have had everything go more perfect and smoothly. The wedding department was very easy to deal with and they tried hard to make options and accomodations easy for us while doing a beautiful job.

We especially have to thank the catering coordinater, Annaleigh Jaildagian, for really going out of her way to make our day extra special!
An amazing site, staff, and service for your special day.

We could not have had everything go more perfect and Read more...
An amazing site, staff, and service for your special day.

We could not have had everything go more perfect and smoothly. The wedding department was very easy to deal with and they tried hard to make options and accomodations easy for us while doing a beautiful job.

We especially have to thank the catering coordinater, Annaleigh Jaildagian, for really going out of her way to make our day extra special! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Kimberly
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I recently had the most amazing wedding at Cheeca Lodge. It was my fiancé and Is dream to get married in Islamorada and Cheeca Lodge was the most perfect place. to start with Annaleigh and Charleene are the most amazing people to work with. They are so knowledgable and calming and gave me my dream wedding. everything was exceptional from the day we set foot at Cheeca on the wedding weekend. The staff was amazing as very accommodating. The food is just incredible from breakfast to dinner. I had everyone at the wedding state it was the best wedding food they have ever had. I would highly recommend the surf and turf to anyone planning their wedding. we had our whole wedding outside and after our dinner found out there was a storm coming. This could have been a disaster but Annaleigh made the transition to the indoor location so smooth I managed to stay calm. from that point on they accommodated all our needs.
I would get married in a heartbeat again at Cheeca Lodgeand owe my amazing experience to Annaleigh the catering coordinator, Charlene and the rest of the amazing staff.
I recently had the most amazing wedding at Cheeca Lodge. It was my fiancé and Is dream to get married in Islamorada and Read more...
I recently had the most amazing wedding at Cheeca Lodge. It was my fiancé and Is dream to get married in Islamorada and Cheeca Lodge was the most perfect place. to start with Annaleigh and Charleene are the most amazing people to work with. They are so knowledgable and calming and gave me my dream wedding. everything was exceptional from the day we set foot at Cheeca on the wedding weekend. The staff was amazing as very accommodating. The food is just incredible from breakfast to dinner. I had everyone at the wedding state it was the best wedding food they have ever had. I would highly recommend the surf and turf to anyone planning their wedding. we had our whole wedding outside and after our dinner found out there was a storm coming. This could have been a disaster but Annaleigh made the transition to the indoor location so smooth I managed to stay calm. from that point on they accommodated all our needs.
I would get married in a heartbeat again at Cheeca Lodgeand owe my amazing experience to Annaleigh the catering coordinator, Charlene and the rest of the amazing staff. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
130x130_sq_1378181390458-photo18
Christie
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have been coming to Cheeca Lodge for years and it is absolutely our favorite place to vacation - which is why when choosing locations for our wedding, it was an easy choice!

We held a 4 day destination wedding with our guests coming in from all over the country (even a few internationally) and we needed a place that seamlessly handled lots of moving parts as the home base :) We did not have the ceremony or reception at Cheeca in order to break up the location of events but everything else was done there. 100+ guests in from out of town with many requests and activities went off without any hitches - which I felt impossible!

Aside from the beauty and uniqueness of Cheeca, the reason our wedding weekend went flawlessly was due to the events manager, Annaleigh Jaildalgian - she is PHENOMENAL! I cannot even begin to put into words how wonderful, professional, sweet, precise, and thoughtful she is - the best.

From constant changes with room blocks, the menu, cocktail reception, etc etc etc, Annaleigh handled everything with poise, speed and calmness - exactly what a bride needs :) She made us feel like the ultimate VIP guests taking care of us at every moment, sending us notes and champagne, and checking in throughout our entire stay. People are still thanking us for having our wedding there, and I know all of my guests will be vacationing at Cheeca in the future!

I would highly recommend using Cheeca Lodge for your wedding events, it truly is an incredibly special place that no one will ever forget.
My husband and I have been coming to Cheeca Lodge for years and it is absolutely our favorite place to vacation - which is Read more...
My husband and I have been coming to Cheeca Lodge for years and it is absolutely our favorite place to vacation - which is why when choosing locations for our wedding, it was an easy choice!

We held a 4 day destination wedding with our guests coming in from all over the country (even a few internationally) and we needed a place that seamlessly handled lots of moving parts as the home base :) We did not have the ceremony or reception at Cheeca in order to break up the location of events but everything else was done there. 100+ guests in from out of town with many requests and activities went off without any hitches - which I felt impossible!

Aside from the beauty and uniqueness of Cheeca, the reason our wedding weekend went flawlessly was due to the events manager, Annaleigh Jaildalgian - she is PHENOMENAL! I cannot even begin to put into words how wonderful, professional, sweet, precise, and thoughtful she is - the best.

From constant changes with room blocks, the menu, cocktail reception, etc etc etc, Annaleigh handled everything with poise, speed and calmness - exactly what a bride needs :) She made us feel like the ultimate VIP guests taking care of us at every moment, sending us notes and champagne, and checking in throughout our entire stay. People are still thanking us for having our wedding there, and I know all of my guests will be vacationing at Cheeca in the future!

I would highly recommend using Cheeca Lodge for your wedding events, it truly is an incredibly special place that no one will ever forget. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Travel
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Aubrey
Wedding:
9/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Ana was so helpful and amazing. She made our wedding everything we could imagine it would be. She was warm and friendly and made us feel at ease and able to enjoy our day because of her attention to detail and responsiveness to our requests. It was an amazing experience all around.
Ana was so helpful and amazing. She made our wedding everything we could imagine it would be. She was warm and friendly Read more...
Ana was so helpful and amazing. She made our wedding everything we could imagine it would be. She was warm and friendly and made us feel at ease and able to enjoy our day because of her attention to detail and responsiveness to our requests. It was an amazing experience all around. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married at the Cheeca Lodge and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. The views were unbelievable and everyone who worked at the Cheeca was so nice and really made sure our day was perfect. Our wedding coordinator took excellent care of us and met our every need with enthusiasm and willingness! The Cheeca is a beautiful venue for weddings and vacationing!
My husband and I recently got married at the Cheeca Lodge and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. The Read more...
My husband and I recently got married at the Cheeca Lodge and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. The views were unbelievable and everyone who worked at the Cheeca was so nice and really made sure our day was perfect. Our wedding coordinator took excellent care of us and met our every need with enthusiasm and willingness! The Cheeca is a beautiful venue for weddings and vacationing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Chelsey
Wedding:
8/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I got married at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in August of 2013. The grounds at Cheeca are amazingly beautiful and all the staff was extremely nice and helpful. As for the wedding, the venues from Lagoon Beach for the ceremony, to the Sunrise Ballroom for a cocktail hour overlooking the ocean, to the Bourgainvillea Ballroom for the reception is unbeatable and absolutely beautiful. Not to mention the food was delicious!

Charlene and Annaleigh, the coordinators paid attention to every detail and were extremely helpful. I planned our wedding from Illinois and was extremely impressed with the responsiveness of these two and all their help was much appreciated. We could not have asked for a better day and we owe so much of it to them!!!
I got married at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in August of 2013. The grounds at Cheeca are amazingly beautiful and all the staff was Read more...
I got married at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in August of 2013. The grounds at Cheeca are amazingly beautiful and all the staff was extremely nice and helpful. As for the wedding, the venues from Lagoon Beach for the ceremony, to the Sunrise Ballroom for a cocktail hour overlooking the ocean, to the Bourgainvillea Ballroom for the reception is unbeatable and absolutely beautiful. Not to mention the food was delicious!

Charlene and Annaleigh, the coordinators paid attention to every detail and were extremely helpful. I planned our wedding from Illinois and was extremely impressed with the responsiveness of these two and all their help was much appreciated. We could not have asked for a better day and we owe so much of it to them!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Macy
Wedding:
4/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The best place ever for a wedding!!!
The best place ever for a wedding!!!
The best place ever for a wedding!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
rachel
Wedding:
3/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Cheeca Lodge & Spa was amazing, I had the most stress free wedding day! The resort is absolutely gorgeous and classy! The food for the wedding is catered from the resort and is AMAZING!!! Alan, the event planner is very organized, creative and a pleasure to work with!! He had a list of vendors to pick from which made it easy, once I picked the ones I wanted he handled the logistics. I can't say enough good things about Alan and Cheeca!! If you are thinking about a beach wedding this is the spot!!
Cheeca Lodge & Spa was amazing, I had the most stress free wedding day! The resort is absolutely gorgeous and classy! The Read more...
Cheeca Lodge & Spa was amazing, I had the most stress free wedding day! The resort is absolutely gorgeous and classy! The food for the wedding is catered from the resort and is AMAZING!!! Alan, the event planner is very organized, creative and a pleasure to work with!! He had a list of vendors to pick from which made it easy, once I picked the ones I wanted he handled the logistics. I can't say enough good things about Alan and Cheeca!! If you are thinking about a beach wedding this is the spot!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
130x130_sq_1408631554989-img16474496229749
Christine
Wedding:
7/28/2014
4.9/5.0
My husband and I have been coming to Cheeca for a few years now. Upon our 1st ever arrival at Cheeca we were amazed at the beautiful grounds and gorgeous architecture of the building. We walked in and were awe struck by the beauty of the main lodge. When we decided to get married last year we went to Cheeca and got engaged on the beautiful pier. Annaleigh Jaildagian was our coordinator & I can not begin to say enough good things about this GEM...I am a HUGE fan!!!
Annaleigh was able to explain things clearly and precisely, she was very detail oriented and not only did she do her job with the utmost professionalism, she obviously also handles her clients (or at least me) with warmth and care. She went above and beyond to hit on every point, answer every question, and just make me feel like I was the only client/bride that mattered. She is a true treasure and by far an amazing asset to the Cheeca team. Our wedding went beautifully and all of our guests enjoyed the event as well as the entire Cheeca experience tremendously. The staff in general were fantastic...as we always know and expect. So happy with all of it!
My husband and I have been coming to Cheeca for a few years now. Upon our 1st ever arrival at Cheeca we were amazed at the Read more...
My husband and I have been coming to Cheeca for a few years now. Upon our 1st ever arrival at Cheeca we were amazed at the beautiful grounds and gorgeous architecture of the building. We walked in and were awe struck by the beauty of the main lodge. When we decided to get married last year we went to Cheeca and got engaged on the beautiful pier. Annaleigh Jaildagian was our coordinator & I can not begin to say enough good things about this GEM...I am a HUGE fan!!!
Annaleigh was able to explain things clearly and precisely, she was very detail oriented and not only did she do her job with the utmost professionalism, she obviously also handles her clients (or at least me) with warmth and care. She went above and beyond to hit on every point, answer every question, and just make me feel like I was the only client/bride that mattered. She is a true treasure and by far an amazing asset to the Cheeca team. Our wedding went beautifully and all of our guests enjoyed the event as well as the entire Cheeca experience tremendously. The staff in general were fantastic...as we always know and expect. So happy with all of it! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Lindsay
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.9/5.0
“Our Wedding on April 12th 2014!”

5 of 5 stars Pending review

Where do I begin! My wedding here at Cheeca was amazing. It's all because of AnnaLeigh, Wedding Coordinator, she is such a sweet heart and very attentive to every need I had. I would email her (No calling) which I could have but she was so prompt with all my emails I would just send her a quick note and she would reply within a timely period. She made my wedding day so relaxing and everyone enjoyed themselves because of her and the staff at the reception. I highly recommend getting married here as it was exactly what I envisioned and everyone said my wedding looked like a "fairy tale wedding". I highly recommend at your tasting to let her know of ANY changes to the way the food is prepared and she will note it for the actual day. I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work. Beautiful VENUE and the grounds are amazing!!!
“Our Wedding on April 12th 2014!”

5 of 5 stars Pending review

Where do I begin! My wedding here at Read more...
“Our Wedding on April 12th 2014!”

5 of 5 stars Pending review

Where do I begin! My wedding here at Cheeca was amazing. It's all because of AnnaLeigh, Wedding Coordinator, she is such a sweet heart and very attentive to every need I had. I would email her (No calling) which I could have but she was so prompt with all my emails I would just send her a quick note and she would reply within a timely period. She made my wedding day so relaxing and everyone enjoyed themselves because of her and the staff at the reception. I highly recommend getting married here as it was exactly what I envisioned and everyone said my wedding looked like a "fairy tale wedding". I highly recommend at your tasting to let her know of ANY changes to the way the food is prepared and she will note it for the actual day. I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work. Beautiful VENUE and the grounds are amazing!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
noworriesbride
Wedding:
6/3/2007
4.6/5.0
We had our wedding brunch at the Cheeca Lodge and also stayed there for our wedding night and a couple days after before leaving for our honeymoon. The facility is wonderful - very plush. The brunch was great. BUT this is a pricey venue.
We had our wedding brunch at the Cheeca Lodge and also stayed there for our wedding night and a couple days after before Read more...
We had our wedding brunch at the Cheeca Lodge and also stayed there for our wedding night and a couple days after before leaving for our honeymoon. The facility is wonderful - very plush. The brunch was great. BUT this is a pricey venue. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
Default-vendor-profile-pic
nadine
Wedding:
5/26/2006
4.6/5.0
We had a wonderful wedding at the Cheeca Lodge, no problems or complaints whatsoever. Everything was absolutely perfect, down to the last details. Our day was very special without any stress thanks to the professional service we received.
We had a wonderful wedding at the Cheeca Lodge, no problems or complaints whatsoever. Everything was absolutely perfect, Read more...
We had a wonderful wedding at the Cheeca Lodge, no problems or complaints whatsoever. Everything was absolutely perfect, down to the last details. Our day was very special without any stress thanks to the professional service we received. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
cartercrazy01
Wedding:
6/5/2011
4.5/5.0
This place is amazing! we had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception there. there are many different locations on property you can use for your event.

it is also a reasonably easy place to get to- this was a destination wedding for us- (we are from DC) and we had guests flying in from various places. its an easy 90 minute drive from Miami airport.

the food, was excellent- and the customer service is great! we can't imagine a better place for a relaxed - destination wedding while still being in the continental U.S.

what I especially liked about Cheeca is that your wedding does not feel like a pre-packaged wedding like the kind you see at places like Sandals.


Beautiful place- would recommend to anyone :)
This place is amazing! we had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception there. there are many different locations on Read more...
This place is amazing! we had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception there. there are many different locations on property you can use for your event.

it is also a reasonably easy place to get to- this was a destination wedding for us- (we are from DC) and we had guests flying in from various places. its an easy 90 minute drive from Miami airport.

the food, was excellent- and the customer service is great! we can't imagine a better place for a relaxed - destination wedding while still being in the continental U.S.

what I especially liked about Cheeca is that your wedding does not feel like a pre-packaged wedding like the kind you see at places like Sandals.


Beautiful place- would recommend to anyone :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Holley
Wedding:
5/21/2012
4.4/5.0
The Cheeca Lodge was the perfect place for our intimate destination wedding. The event planners and catering staff handled so many of the details that I was worried about. They anticipated details that I never would have even thought about. The food was phenomenal. Seriously, the best wedding food ever. Our guests were blown away!

We were treated like royalty while we were there. On top of the incredible customer service, the Cheeca Lodge is beautiful. It is luxurious but laid back at the same time. I highly recommend staying in one of the Premier Ocean Front Suites. It is pricy but is the most romantic room you can imagine.
The Cheeca Lodge was the perfect place for our intimate destination wedding. The event planners and catering staff handled Read more...
The Cheeca Lodge was the perfect place for our intimate destination wedding. The event planners and catering staff handled so many of the details that I was worried about. They anticipated details that I never would have even thought about. The food was phenomenal. Seriously, the best wedding food ever. Our guests were blown away!

We were treated like royalty while we were there. On top of the incredible customer service, the Cheeca Lodge is beautiful. It is luxurious but laid back at the same time. I highly recommend staying in one of the Premier Ocean Front Suites. It is pricy but is the most romantic room you can imagine. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Private User
Wedding:
11/18/2013
4.3/5.0
As noted by other folks who have used Cheeca for their wedding venue, this is not an inexpensive place to host a wedding. There is a fairly steep venue fee and an open bar fee which does not cover wine being served at the time of the reception. Even so, it was a beautiful spot and we were thrilled with the services provided by Annaleigh and Charlene, the wedding coordinators from Cheeca. We initially began working with Charlene, but several months prior to the wedding Annaleigh was hired and our wedding responsibilities were transferred to her. Annaleigh was absolutely wonderful! She was always available, either via phone or email and what we didn't think of....she did. She made the entire weekend completely worry free. When Annaleigh discovered that the person we hired to officiate was out of town with no plans to return in time for the rehearsal, she quickly found a wonderful replacement. What could have been a very stressful situation was handled quite smoothly.

Two concerns about Cheeca:
When a bride and groom commit to having their wedding at Cheeca, you are provided with a list of approved vendors who have worked at Cheeca in the past and supposedly have been vetted by the Cheeca staff. Even though Susan Ashmore did not show for our wedding, the Director of Catering was unwilling to alter their recommendations regarding Susan on the approved vendor list. Also, while the food served at Cheeca was absolutely wonderful, one of the dishes offered on the catering menu is "indo snapper". This is not a local snapper, but, as was related to us, a snapper which is flown in and served only on the catering menu. Given that the Florida Keys is one of the prime sports fishing regions in the world and is prized for its snapper, we requested that only freshly caught snapper be served to our guests. The chef was wonderful and quickly agreed to our request.
As noted by other folks who have used Cheeca for their wedding venue, this is not an inexpensive place to host a wedding. Read more...
As noted by other folks who have used Cheeca for their wedding venue, this is not an inexpensive place to host a wedding. There is a fairly steep venue fee and an open bar fee which does not cover wine being served at the time of the reception. Even so, it was a beautiful spot and we were thrilled with the services provided by Annaleigh and Charlene, the wedding coordinators from Cheeca. We initially began working with Charlene, but several months prior to the wedding Annaleigh was hired and our wedding responsibilities were transferred to her. Annaleigh was absolutely wonderful! She was always available, either via phone or email and what we didn't think of....she did. She made the entire weekend completely worry free. When Annaleigh discovered that the person we hired to officiate was out of town with no plans to return in time for the rehearsal, she quickly found a wonderful replacement. What could have been a very stressful situation was handled quite smoothly.

Two concerns about Cheeca:
When a bride and groom commit to having their wedding at Cheeca, you are provided with a list of approved vendors who have worked at Cheeca in the past and supposedly have been vetted by the Cheeca staff. Even though Susan Ashmore did not show for our wedding, the Director of Catering was unwilling to alter their recommendations regarding Susan on the approved vendor list. Also, while the food served at Cheeca was absolutely wonderful, one of the dishes offered on the catering menu is "indo snapper". This is not a local snapper, but, as was related to us, a snapper which is flown in and served only on the catering menu. Given that the Florida Keys is one of the prime sports fishing regions in the world and is prized for its snapper, we requested that only freshly caught snapper be served to our guests. The chef was wonderful and quickly agreed to our request. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.6/5.0
Our wedding at Cheeca Lodge was lovely. The venue itself is SPECTACULAR and if you are looking for an intimate feel at your wedding in the Keys (ie. no random people watching your wedding from the pool bar), this is a great option for larger parties (100+) that won't fit in more secluded venues. The event staff is great, once you are on property. I can't say the planning process with them was smooth or easy- it often took multiple emails and phone calls before I got a response. If you have your heart set on Cheeca, though, don't worry- everything the day of went great. If you are a high strung and like everything buttoned up before going into your event, though, this might not be the right spot for you! I felt like tearing my hair out on more than one occasion!
Our wedding at Cheeca Lodge was lovely. The venue itself is SPECTACULAR and if you are looking for an intimate feel at Read more...
Our wedding at Cheeca Lodge was lovely. The venue itself is SPECTACULAR and if you are looking for an intimate feel at your wedding in the Keys (ie. no random people watching your wedding from the pool bar), this is a great option for larger parties (100+) that won't fit in more secluded venues. The event staff is great, once you are on property. I can't say the planning process with them was smooth or easy- it often took multiple emails and phone calls before I got a response. If you have your heart set on Cheeca, though, don't worry- everything the day of went great. If you are a high strung and like everything buttoned up before going into your event, though, this might not be the right spot for you! I felt like tearing my hair out on more than one occasion! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

MAP

 
81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo
 
220x220_1397240158211-islamorada-wedding-032-sides-63-