When getting married, there are so many options to choose from when seeking a wedding location. From beaches to chapels to destination weddings, it’s important that you know exactly what you want for your wedding day experience so get what you desire.
With wedding costs in Tampa averaging $37,500, you don’t have to settle for less than what you want for your special day. A wedding is an investment to celebrate your marriage and to create a lifetime of memories.
To help you on your journey to find the best wedding venue, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best wedding venues in Tampa, Florida.
The International Event Venue
The International Event Venue in Tampa is a full-service banquet facility situated on 3.5 acres of land. The property is adorned with beautiful Roman-Greco fountains and Italian cypress are featured throughout the property aglow with lights.
For an extravagant wedding ceremony or reception, the Tuscany Ballroom is the featured venue space with its elegant chandeliers, inlaid ceiling, and marbleized dance floor. There is an elevated stage where you can say your “I dos” as your wedding guests watch from below.
Even better? You can announce your marriage in style with sparkle fountains and grand entrance vehicles such as a Cinderella carriage and a Hummer, all available for an additional fee.
Price Range: $6,000 to $30,000.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Powel Crosley Estate
The Powel Crosley Estate has everything you could desire for a romantic vintage-style wedding with a 1920s twist. This two-story palatial estate is surrounded by palm trees, green foliage, and blooming flowers.
For indoor spaces, you have access to the Great Room, Hilda Library, a breakfast nook as well as a first-floor guest suite. The second floor has an additional guest suite, two additional rooms as well as a balcony. For outdoor spaces, the Bayside Pavilion and the Patio are perfect for intimate outdoor ceremonies.
The Powel Crosley Estate seeks to make your wedding day a memorable one with its experienced staff ready to help with your every need. They partner with six local caterers to provide in-house food, beverage, and bar services.
Price Range: $5,000 to $40,000.
Capacity: Up to 800 guests.
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is the perfect venue for anyone that wants to make their wedding day a work of art. It offers several event spaces to choose from for your ceremony and reception.
The Arroyo is an exceptionally beautiful space fashioned after a sandstone canyon and featuring a bronze sculpture court, and a 20-foot man-made waterfall as the backdrop for the Western-inspired wooden ceremony arbor.
There are two reception spaces, Mesa Hall is the largest boasting ample space for dancing, a stage for entertainment, and chandelier lighting. The Canyon is an intimate reception space that features a carved antique saloon bar.
Price Range: $2,000 to $10,000.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Cross Creek Ranch
The scenery of Cross Creek Ranch is simply breathtaking with plentiful trees, stone-lined pathways, manicured lawns, and several fountains and patios throughout the property.
There are several venue spaces to choose from which include the Carriage House with its high wooden ceiling and huge dance floor for your wedding reception. For an outdoor wedding ceremony, you have the option of marrying at the old tree in the Secret Garden or in the whimsical Enchanted Forest.
The French Country Inn is the ideal setting for intimate wedding ceremonies with its powder pink and black decor and covered patio for socializing. The Barn has an open-air chapel surrounded by oak trees with 12-foot-high ceilings and elegant chandeliers.
Price Range: $12,995 to $19,995.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
The Yacht StarShip in Tampa gives you the opportunity to say “I do” with a wedding cruise offering water views. With several luxury yachts to choose from, you can have both outdoor and indoor wedding experiences while sailing along Tampa Bay or while docking at Clearwater Beach.
The setting of your wedding cruise will vary depending upon the yacht that you choose as well as the theme and decor you chose.
On your wedding day, your private cruise yacht will travel along Tampa Bay as you and your wedding guest enjoy panoramic views of the water and the downtown Tampa skyline.
Price Range: $12,000 to $45,000.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Florida Rustic Barn Weddings
Florida Rustic Barn Weddings is located on a 50-acre ranch and features two indoor barn spaces as well as an outdoor chapel space for wedding ceremonies. The Prairie Glenn Barn was hand-built with rustic brown antique reclaimed wood, and it is accented with soft lighting.
Named after the birds which sing at the nearby lake, the Lakesong Barn is an airy open space accented with soft string lighting. This outdoor event space is located next to a private dock which can be used for wedding photos next to the lake.
Say your “I dos” amongst nature at the outdoor wedding space The Chapel in the Gables. Your wedding guests will be seated at wooden pews as they view the wedding ceremony surrounded by sprawling oak trees.
Price Range: Starts at $9,500.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Plantation on Crystal River
Located near Kings Bay, the Plantation on Crystal River is a hotel venue located on a 232-acre resort in Crystal River, Florida. With 12,000 square feet of event space, you have several options to choose from for your wedding ceremony and reception.
The outdoor spaces feature a huge manicured lawn located near the pool as well as a gazebo located on the waterfront. For indoor spaces, you have 19 options to choose including several ballrooms for ceremonies and receptions.
As a hotel, this venue offers standard and waterfront rooms and can assist with creating special guest room blocks to ensure that you and your wedding guests are properly accommodated for your wedding day.
Price Range: $10,000 to $30,000.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests.
Bryan Glazer Family JCC
Located in Tampa, The Bryan Glazer Family JCC is a multi-purpose venue space with several indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception. Whether you prefer to celebrate your marriage with a small intimate affair or a grand event, this venue has space for you.
There are several ballroom spaces including the main Armony Ballroom as well as the Hesterly Salon and the spacious Leibowitz Reception Hall. There is an expansive pool and numerous palm trees as a backdrop for an outdoor setting.
Bryan Glazer Family JCC offers several wedding packages that include services such as wedding planning and coordination, catering with customized menus, setup and cleanup, audio/visual setup, and a bridal suite.
Price Range: Starts at $5,000.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Laurel Oak Country Club
If the green manicured greens of a golf course are your idea of an elegant wedding venue, Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota, Florida offers a refined setting for your wedding day. This venue is a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse with two event spaces which include the Laurel Room and Garden Room.
Both spaces can be rented separately or together for a larger space. Both spaces come with a bar and patio space for entertaining.
They have an amazing culinary team led by an experienced executive chef ready to create a delicious menu for your wedding reception. For your bar, you can choose from cash, open, and limited options.
Price Range: Starts at $12,000.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests.
Imagine yourself getting married amidst a botanical paradise surrounded by 50,000 species of tropical plants, waterfalls, and flamingos. This dream wedding setting is waiting for you at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg.
A 100-year-old garden serves as a perfect location for your wedding. The North Lawn, Wedding Lawn, and Oak Pavillion are the outdoor spaces, and the Garden Room is the indoor banquet space that overlooks the gardens.
Sunken Gardens offers daytime ceremony-only packages as well as evening wedding packages. All wedding packages include furniture, a dressing room, one-hour rehearsal, venue and maintenance staff, and parking.
Price Range: $6,000 to $14,000.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.