13 Wedding Venues in Tampa, on the Beach and Beyond

From country clubs to rustic ranches, this Gulf Coast city offers a variety of venues for your big day.
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by Lauren Levy
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Lauren Levy
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren writes articles for The Knot Worldwide on a range of topics from Real Weddings and personal essays to registry and fashion.
  • Lauren has a decade of experience in the wedding industry.
  • Lauren was an intern as well as a Real Weddings Editorial Assistant at The Knot.
Updated Jun 06, 2021

Those searching for a Tampa wedding venue will quickly learn the truth: there are ton of memorable options depending on what you're looking for. Whether you're envisioning a beach wedding and country club reception, rustic barn nuptials, or an industrial-chic downtown celebration, you've got options — for better or worse. With endless waterfront hotels and resorts that overlook the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay as well as countless charming event spaces nestled on acres of lush land, don't let all of the breathtaking possibilities overwhelm you. Instead, we've compiled a list of 13 wow-worthy Tampa Bay area wedding ceremony and reception spaces to help inspire your wedding day.

The Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida

From ballrooms and pavilions to a deck that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, The Sirata Beach Resort's beach isn't the only perfect setting this wedding venue has for a romantic wedding ceremony and reception. From intimate beach ceremonies to grand receptions, the resorts flexible event spaces and wedding packages allow couples to plan their big day from 2 to 300 guests depending on their unique vision.

The Club at the Strand in Naples, Florida

Located near the Gulf of Mexico, this private country club wedding venue brings an ambiance of southern charm to your special day. With the backdrop of manicured greenery and refined clubhouse with a neoclassical feel, this golf club lends itself to both al fresco nuptials as well as an indoor wedding day. Whether you choose to celebrate on the outdoor patio overlooking the botanical gardens or the palatial ballroom, The Club at the Stand's on-site event planners will help achieve your vision, no matter how intimate or over-the-top.

Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, Florida

If you're looking for something with a more rustic feel instead of a Florida aquarium, banquet hall, or beach wedding, consider Cross Creek Ranch. Less than 25 minutes from downtown Tampa, this special events space is on 17 acres of countryside. There's two venues within the property: the French Country Inn, an open-air structure within the gardens for intimate weddings up to 60 guests and The Carriage House Stable, a 5,700 square foot barn that can accommodate up to 150 guests.

The Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida

Located an hour outside of Tampa, the refined Powel Crosley Estate is a one-of-a-kind waterfront event venue with stunning views of Sarasota Bay. The historic property was built in 1929 with Mediterranean-style architecture on 60 acres and can accommodate celebrations with up to 800 guests. From refined interiors with grand crystal chandeliers and exposed beams to a lush lawn, open-air pavilion, and breathtaking courtyard, this estate offers diverse options for unforgettable weddings and rehearsal dinners.

NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg, Florida

Despite being a historic wedding venue, this 100-year-old downtown St. Petersburg event space has be transformed for a modern feel. NOVA 535 has an industrial-chic ambiance with original brick walls from 1920, open rafters ceiling, and hardwood floors. There's also a brick courtyard with bistro lighting that can fit up to 300 and is surrounded by 30-foot bamboo.

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater Beach, Florida

Exchange vows while overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at this resort that sits on 10 acres of beachfront property. In addition to being able to host ceremonies in the sand, this Clearwater Beach hotel also has beachfront covered decks to banquet halls as well as a grand ballroom for up to 800 guests depending on your wedding day needs.

The Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach, Florida 

If you aren't interested in a beach wedding but still want breathtaking water views, check out this boutique hotel. The Hotel Zamora's rooftop terrace hosts ceremonies for up to 175 guests with stunning views of St. Pete Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. From there, you can transition to an indoor or outdoor celebration and their all-inclusive wedding packages aim to take the stress out of planning your special day.

Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida

Built in 1924, this jazz-inspired property is a breathtaking option in Dunedin. From intimate events in the private dinning room or the tented pool garden to luxe bashes in the Caladesi Ballroom, Fenway Hotel offers a range of wedding packages with diverse pricing depending on your vision. For even larger weddings, you can host a tented celebration on the front lawn for up to 300 guests. The venue also works with an off-site non-denominational chapel built in 1876 as another historic ceremony option.

Stonebridge Weddings and Events in Dade City, Florida

A 40-minute drive north of the Tampa Bay area will bring you to this rustic ceremony and reception venue on 80 acres of tranquil farmland. At Stonebridge Weddings and Events, you have your choice of several different ceremony locations including in front of a grand Joshua tree, gazebo, or large oak tree. From there, you can pick between two reception venues: The Garden House with a wraparound porch and crystal chandeliers or the two-story Southern Blue Barn.

The Pavilion at Mixon Farms in Bradenton, Florida

This Bradenton event space brings a vintage-meets-Southern charm to your big day. For those hoping for an outdoor event, The Pavilion at Mixon Farms is the perfect setting with a garden gazebo and grand covered pavilion complete with twinkle lights. Plus, the newly remolded Farmhouse Inn sits within in orange grove with a large bridal suite and can host rehearsal dinners as well as sleep up to 13 guests.

Mision Lago Estate in Thonotosassa, Florida

Just minutes from downtown Tampa, this Spanish-style private ranch overlooks Lake Thonotosassa and sits on 20 acres of vineyards, orchid nurseries, and horse farmland. Within Mision Lago Estate, there are five secluded event spaces but only one celebration is hosted per day. In addition to the estate itself and outdoor spaces (including an "Enchanted Forest" with live oak trees), there's now also a new "modern barn" venue for up to 220 guests as well as "She Shed" bridal suite.

The Vault in Tampa, Florida

Formerly the first bank in Tampa, this Neo-Classical building was originally constructed in 1923. Since then, The Vault has been restored as well as transformed into a sophisticated wedding venue in downtown Tampa. With floor to ceiling windows, second floor mezzanine that overlooks the open gallery, an in-house caterer, and even a private park, this event center has everything you need for a refined Tampa Bay area wedding.

Tampa Bay Watch in Tierra Verde, Florida

This Tampa area wedding venue is an impressive non-profit that works to preserve and restore the estuary of the Tampa Bay. Located minutes south of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Watch doesn't just offer a waterfront backdrop but also a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive 1,900-square-foot wraparound verandah. After sipping cocktails during sunset on this covered terrace, head to the dock or expansive grounds before dancing the night away.

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