Rehearsal Dinners Venues in Tampa We Guarantee You'll Love

Plan your private prewedding dinner in this city by the bay.
13 Unique Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Tampa
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
The Knot Contributor
  • Ariel writes on a variety of wedding-related topics for The Knot.
  • She has previously worked for Southern Bride Magazine, Miss Design Berry and other woman-owned wedding brands.
  • She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Memphis.
Updated Jan 16, 2023

Tampa, Florida, is home to many unique tourist attractions, like the Florida Aquarium and Busch Gardens. Did you know it's also the birthplace of the Cuban sandwich? This beachside city is also a popular choice for couples tying the knot and planning all of their prewedding celebrations.

Tampa's event venues offer many diverse and exciting options. Plus, it's not far from the nearby cities of Orlando, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg for a fun-filled weekend of wedding festivities that are as unique as the couple throwing them. If you're thinking of throwing your next event in this city by the bay, read ahead to see which venues are perfect for your rehearsal dinner or wedding shower. And if you're looking for even more venue inspiration, peruse The Knot Marketplace for additional wedding venue ideas.

Avila Golf and Country Club in Tampa

Looking for elegance and Old-World charm? Avila Golf and Country Club lets you enjoy the Sunshine State's lovely weather and gorgeous greenery, all while having an event space that's perfect for your pre-wedding event or rehearsal dinner. With their top-notch service and customized catering menus, you and up to three hundred guests can experience a truly opulent night. Inside, their traditional design brings a European flair from their ballrooms to meeting rooms, and the lush grounds are a great place to snap some photos or converse with your guests. Staff will help to transform the space to your vision.

Wild Rover Brewing Company in Tampa

Tampa's own British-American brewery, the Wild Rover Brewing Company, is a stylish space for your rehearsal dinner or private event. Up to 150 guests can eat, drink, and be merry at this all-inclusive venue. Their rotating tap of up to forty original beers means you can turn your dinner into a tasting. It has an industrial feel with exposed beams, brewing equipment on display, and wooden accents. This brewery even has a private bar, outdoor covered patio, and stage for limitless options for seating and entertainment. Maybe you want to turn your rehearsal dinner into karaoke night?

Trattoria Pasquale in Tampa

For traditional Italian fare in Florida, there's no better place than Trattoria Pasquale. This restaurant offers bountiful space for your private dinner or celebration, seating up to one hundred guests in their upstairs lounge. Their food is flavorful and made fresh in-house, and you can even inquire about wine pairings for their classic dishes. With cozy chairs, Italian artwork, and even a balcony to enjoy the lovely Tampa weather, this spot is perfect for celebrating your pre-wedding festivities or special events with your loved ones while savoring good food and good conversation.

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Sunburst Yacht Charters in Tampa

Give your guests an experience unlike any other when you book your rehearsal dinner through Sunburst Yacht Charters. These luxury boating venues offer unique views of downtown Tampa Bay on the Harbour Island Marina, with options for docked events, sunset cruises to full-day charters. Dine on the water with an array of scrumptious eats, and drink cocktails from the upper deck. While this venue is best for more intimate gatherings of up to 12 guests, it's worth it for a night that you and your guests both won't soon forget.

Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar in Tampa

If you're on the search for authentic Spanish food, look no further than the Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar. This tapas bar in downtown Tampa serves classic dishes that have been passed down for generations, and it offers a uniquely modern and Mediterranean vibe. And if you want to keep the party going after the rehearsal dinner, a quick walk around the corner will lead you to Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Tampa Theater. With a capacity for up to fifty guests, this is a wonderful spot for smaller-sized events.

Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island

Located right outside of St. Pete on Treasure Island is the Bilmar Beach Resort, mere footsteps away from the sand and sea. Planning your rehearsal dinner or brunch here means you're right on Florida's Gulf Coast. With its Caribbean decor and beachfront views, this venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces for your private event and it's not far from exciting local attractions. Plus, it can comfortably accommodate up to two hundred guests, and they can stay overnight at this stunning resort. Their on-site dining includes fresh seafood, Caribbean-inspired fare, and one-of-a-kind cocktails.

The Melting Pot in Tampa

Whether you want savory snacks or delectable desserts, The Melting Pot has it all. Fondue is an exciting experience for you and your rehearsal dinner guests, where you can dip your favorite foods in cheese, chocolate, and more. At this venue, you can easily seat up to fifty people in their private dining rooms for a fun-filled night. From four-course dinners to à la carte, you can customize the menu for your event, especially for vegan and gluten-free guests. The Melting Pot even lets you add to your event package with balloons or other specialties.

The Pub - Tampa

Another British-inspired event space is The Pub - Tampa, where you can comfortably accommodate up to 300 people. Choose between plated dinners, buffet stations, or a cocktail reception to give your rehearsal dinner a fun twist. This restaurant also offers in-house games if you want to keep your guests entertained after they've enjoyed the variety of beer, wine, and liquor options. If you want to feel like you're across the pond while in Florida, this spot has all the British decor and feel of a classic pub. And their team will ensure you receive an authentic experience.

Cueni Brewing Co. in Dunedin

Right outside of Tampa, you can find Cueni Brewing Co., a craft brewery with a versatile event space. Their outdoor patio has picnic tables, artsy murals, tabletop games, and string lights perfect for your casual but fun rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Inside they have more seating and games, along with a bar and fermentation vessels on full display. Try out their unique craft brews for a tasting event your guests will love. This space can comfortably make room for up to seventy-five guests, and pets are also welcome in their outdoor area.

Maggiano's Little Italy Tampa

For upscale dining near local attractions, Maggiano's Little Italy Tampa has just what you'll need for your rehearsal dinner or event. With private dining rooms, this space is perfect for up to 150 guests. This restaurant's banquet meals include a chef-prepared menu, truly decadent desserts, and a wide selection of wine and handcrafted cocktails. Everything is made from scratch, and this location is close to a movie theater, the beach, and shopping, if you want to keep the pre-wedding party going once dinner is over.

Ybor City Wine Bar in Tampa

In Tampa's historic district is a unique venue, the Ybor City Wine Bar. You can try wines from across the world at this spot, and its event space welcomes up to one hundred guests. Inspired by Miami's style, this wine bar is chic, elegant, and full of pizzazz, and its patio and bar seating can be combined to accommodate your gathering. Start the night off with their incredible spreads and pair their food options with their boutique wines and craft beers. This cozy space's patio evokes a European feel, perfect for transporting yourself while staying in Florida's gorgeous sunshine.

Florida Casino Parties in Tampa

If you want to host your rehearsal dinner out of your home, try Florida Casino Parties for transforming the night into something truly spectacular. This service includes casino games, live entertainment, decorations, and lighting. This is a wonderful choice if you're having a potluck at home, while also offering a creative theme for your pre-wedding gathering. Enjoy a night of poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas hold 'em, or even slots. Bring Las Vegas to the Tampa scene, all without lifting a finger yourself with these all-inclusive services.

Hyde House Tampa

Wrapping up this list is Hyde House Tampa, a gallery-style event space that artistic souls will love. Hosting your rehearsal dinner here in the heart of Hyde Park Village means you get a chic, industrial space with plenty of room for up to 150 people. Hyde House even has a covered terrace for enjoying cocktails outside. Each of their event spaces has a different feel so that you can choose which style best suits your needs. Let your guests sit at the wraparound bar for drinks and dining, or create a banquet-style dinner for an upscale vibe.

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