Best Wedding Venues in Tampa, FL

For locals and visitors alike, it is hard to imagine a more perfect wedding destination than Tampa. With its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and bustling city rich with cultural attractions, Tampa is the ideal destination to celebrate the most important day of a couple’s life together. The city is home to a number of excellent wedding venues that couples looking to tie the knot in Tampa should certainly consider.

Epicurean Hotel

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Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel is one of the area’s most highly sought-after destinations for weddings of all sizes. The Epicurean Hotel has several venues, including an outdoor terrace, ballroom, and poolside garden, that range between a 60 guest capacity and 300 guest capacity. The hotel has wedding specialists on staff to help plan and facilitate all of the events leading up to the big day, including the bridal brunch, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and afterparty. Spa Evangeline, the hotel’s on-site spa, is the perfect place to enjoy a little pre-wedding self care with your closest friends. Guests have the option to stay in the hotel’s luxurious accommodations, and the bridal party has access to stunning suites to get ready before the ceremony. Guests can also take advantage of EDGE, the Epicurean Hotel’s rooftop cocktail lounge, throughout their stay. 

Tampa Museum of Art

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Located right along Tampa’s stunning waterfront is the Tampa Museum of Art, which also happens to be a beloved wedding venue by locals and visitors alike. The museum is home to a covered terrace that provides stunning views of the Hillsborough River, the park, and the Tampa skyline, and can accommodate seating for up to 400 guests. Inside, guests can enjoy the magnificent, modern architecture of the museum's atrium, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, and guests are invited to explore the 2nd-floor galleries. Tampa Museum of Art works with three acclaimed caterers, SaltBlock, Puff n Stuff, and GoodFood, all of whom work with couples to create the perfect menu for their special day. 

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The Westin Tampa Bay

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Situated just beside the water and overlooking the expansive Tama Bay, The Westin is a hotel wedding venue that offers couples a luxurious way to celebrate their special day. The Westin Tampa Bay has ten different event spaces, which include both outdoor and indoor options, for as many as 250 guests or as few as 20 guests. Couples are encouraged to arrange a tasting in advance to choose between the hotel’s numerous meal options, which include buffet, family-style, plated, and stations, among others. Guests can opt to enjoy overnight accommodations, and many rooms deliver beautiful views of the water below. The hotel also hosts additional wedding events, like the rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and engagement party, in advance of the big day. For couples who prefer a more quiet celebration, The Westin Tampa Bay can also accommodate elopements.

The Orlo House & Ballroom

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Only a short distance outside of the heart of downtown Tampa is The Orlo, one of the city’s newest event spaces. The Orlo lies within the historic Spafford House and Ballroom, and is well suited for weddings with anywhere from 50 to 200 guests. The venue is made up of two primary areas, the ballroom and the house, the latter of which has two floors available for weddings. The first floor lends itself to ceremonies and cocktail hours, while the second floor is the perfect setting for the bridal party and family members to convene before the ceremony. The ballroom is located behind the house, and features stunning hardwood floors, glistening chandeliers, and a built-in stage. The Orlo is the ideal location for charming weddings that guests will remember for a lifetime.

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The Vault

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The Vault is a gorgeous wedding venue situated in the heart of downtown Tampa that lends itself to lavish affairs and intimate celebrations alike. The Vault features exceptional architecture, floor-to-ceiling windows, and soaring 30-foot ceilings, creating a dreamy, luxurious setting for couples to celebrate their special day. Up to 150 guests can enjoy scenic views of the Tampa skyline, and The Vault also is home to a private park that is perfect for cocktail hour or for taking full advantage of Florida’s excellent weather. Couples are provided access to private suites where they can get ready, and Chef Maria Lola Sierra oversees all of the catering, making for a truly special day. 

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