Smathers Beach is a very popular place to get married. It’s a beautiful beach and there’s no fee to have a ceremony there. There are stairways that lead up to the beach from the roadway about every 100 feet. All of the stairways are numbered. Stairway 11 is my favorite part of Smathers. There are palm trees right on the beach and a rock jetty which makes for lovely pictures. Also, it’s far away from any vendors or amenities so there are normally very few people at stairway 11. That’s where Key West locals Nina and Matthew got married. They had a few friends with them and 2 of the couples were couples that I had married! Quite a little reunion!