I was given this key, along with an attached seating assignment, at a wedding reception. While many guests assumed it was merely a decorative key, a few clever guests quickly realized the truth. The bride and groom had ensured that guests would have a key to an important treasure, one needed for their own celebrations!

What does this key open?

Hint 1:

It's common to avoid sharing photographs of a key blade because doing so reveals a lot of information about the lock.

Hint 2:

The provided photograph does a poor job hiding the shape of the key blade.

The key


1 Answer 1


It is a

Bottle opener! (Hence why it doesn't open a door)

The treasure here is therefore

Alcohol, which is often used to celebrate.

The key blade will look something like this:

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  • $\begingroup$ I knew this was easy, but I was hoping it would last more than 5 minutes. I'll accept once SE lets me. I guess I'll stick to asking individual friends what it opens; even without hiding the blade, it often stumps people. $\endgroup$
    – Brian
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ @Brian my immediate thought from the celebrations clue was some sort of alcohol, so a quick search led to wedding bottle openers, so I probably wouldn't have got it without that! $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 20:08
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    $\begingroup$ Good one! Wikincidentally $\endgroup$
    – humn
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil: Thank you for the info and great job on such a fast solve. $\endgroup$
    – Brian
    Commented Oct 21, 2020 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Brian No matter how easy it was or how long it last, this one is just pure fun ^_^ Thanks a lot. $\endgroup$
    – WhatsUp
    Commented Oct 21, 2020 at 15:39

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