I will start this off by saying 2 things; 1) if you are having a wedding at a park or a beach make sure that you have the proper permits to do so. 2) This Post is going to contain a load of personal bias. This will be similar to my post where I share my favorite vendors and like that post this is meant to be an ever growing list. It will defer in the fact that I will try to give detail about the venues, like my post on the best portrait locations in Tampa. Without further ado I give you “The List”.
Knotted Roots on the Lake
Knotted Roots on the Lake, the newest waterfront weddings & events venue in the Tampa area. Located in Land O’ Lakes, just minutes from downtown Tampa. The moment you step on the property, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time to old Florida. Situated directly on Lake Padgett, a little piece of paradise welcomes you with the cool shade of the tall Cypress trees, and a vintage vibe.
3310 Land O Lakes Blvd , Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa is a coastal wedding venue located in Tampa, Florida. Just steps away from the powdery white sands and the turquoise blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this modern hotel offers world-class amenities, award-winning service, and first-class event venues. Their seasoned wedding consultants will assist in planning every detail and decorating each space in a style that reflects the essence of your love.
301 South Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
Overlooking the peaceful waters of Tampa Bay, you will discover a one-of-a-kind destination rich in history and hailed for exquisite hospitality. Stunning chandelier-lit ballrooms glimmer with regal elegance, a lush Tranquility Garden quietly lulls and the Espiritu Santo Springs enliven the mind, body and spirit.
105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
A Native American mound and majestic shade trees welcome visitors at the oldest park in Pinellas County. Take in the view of Old Tampa Bay while strolling along a one-mile shoreline. Enjoy picnicking, fishing, and historical points of interest. Kids love the playground, a rock climbing park, ball field, and open spaces to roam. A public boat ramp with access to Tampa Bay is open during park hours. The Temple Mound was built by Native Americans known as the Tocobaga. It is the largest remaining mound in the Tampa Bay region and is listed in the National Register of Historic Landmarks. The mound was made of alternating layers of shell and sand. Remains of posts indicate there was at least one structure on top, possibly used for ceremonial purposes or the chief’s dwelling. Archaeologists believe the ramp led to a “town plaza” at the base of the mound.
2525 Philippe Pkwy., Safety Harbor, FL 34695
The Orlo House & Ballroom
Just outside of downtown Tampa sits The Orlo, Tampa’s newest event space housed within the historic Spafford House & Ballroom. We can accomodate weddings from 50 to 250 in our historic house and ballroom. Orlo J. Spafford, the president of the Tampa National Bank, built the Orlo in 1882 to share with his son and his family. In 1922 the Orlo was sold to the Tampa Women’s Club where it was transformed into a ballroom, hosting formal parties and extravagant dances. This historical house & ballroom stands today and is ready to host your next party, event or extravaganza.
315 Plant Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Crystal Ballroom Clearwater
There’s nothing like an outdoor wedding, especially with the stunning Floridian landscape as your backdrop. Whether you plan on hosting your big day indoors or outside, The Crystal Ballroom in Clearwater can accommodate all of your wedding planning needs. Offering a wide variety of incredible wedding decorations & decor packages and wedding planning experts that will work with you one-on-one to ensure every detail is to your liking.
5541 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760
The Rusty Pelican
With a long list of awards celebrating its unmatchable locations, views, cuisine and amenities, the Rusty Pelican has earned its status as Tampa Bay’s most prized location. Wow guests with the elevated ceilings, impressive statement chandeliers, floor to ceiling views, and a balance of contemporary and classic ambiance. The Rusty Pelican can accommodate any event, from weddings to corporate events and private parties.
2425 N Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607
Shephard’s Beach Resort
If you are planning a destination wedding, Shephard’s Beach Resort offers everything you need for a spectacular beachfront celebration. Imagine saying your vows in the most spectacular setting imaginable — right on the beach at sunset! And then you can have your reception in one of our banquet rooms overlooking the water.
619 S. Gulfview Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Once you have found your venue I would be happy to talk to you about being your photographer!