Best Wedding Venues In Tampa Bay

The Best Wedding Venues In Tampa, FL

TAMPA, ST.PETE, SARASOTA, AND BEYOND | Tampa Bay WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: MADDNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

If you’re dreaming of a wedding in Tampa Bay you’re in for a treat! As a Tampa Bay wedding photographer, this vibrant city offers a plethora of remarkable wedding venues that cater to various tastes and styles.  Having photographed hundreds of wedding venues in the Tampa Bay area, I want to help you make an informed decision, we’ve curated a list of the best wedding venues in Tampa Bay, to Sarasota. From elegant waterfront settings to historic landmarks and modern urban spaces, Tampa Bay has it all. Let’s embark on this delightful journey to uncover the hidden gems that will make your special day truly unforgettable. 

The Top Wedding Venues In Tampa, St. PEte, Orlando, and Sarasota | Maddness Photography | TAMPA BAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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1. The Ringling Museum: Sarasota

The Ringling Museum, and Ca’ d’Zan home. This Sarasota venue has vast amounts of courtyards, history, and art.  This is hands down one of the best wedding venues in Florida, especially if you are looking for a luxury wedding experience. The Ringling Museum is by far the most upscale, unique, historical, and elegant of locations for a black-tie wedding wedding.

Ceremony starting price: $3500

Guest Count: 0-400

Guest Count of Ca’ d’Zan 0-175

Micro Wedding Packages: 25 guests

2. Powel Crosley Estate: Sarasota

Powel Crosley Estate is a historical landmark tucked away in Sarasota. They offer both elopement and full wedding packages.

Crosley Estate Elopement Packages are for walk-on/walk-off ceremonies on the Bayside Lawn, Bayside Pavilion, or the Patio. Maximum of 20 people plus the officiant. No set-up or food allowed. 

Full wedding package starting price: $2000

Guest Count: 0- 200

Elopement: 

Daytime Ceremony between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: $400 + tax

Evening Ceremony between 5 – 9 p.m.: $650 + tax

access to a restroom and the balcony available as requested

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3. MARIE SHELBY BOTANICAL GARDEN : SARASOTA

Marie Shelby Botanical Garden is nestled in the heart of downtown Sarasota, on Sarasota Bay. Which means you get a stunning garden wedding venue as well a waterfront wedding venue. Added bonus, a beautiful historic home backdrop! Shelby Garden provides both indoor and outdoor wedding venue options.

Starting price: $4,000

Guest Count: 0-250

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4. The Bishop Museum of Science And Nature: Bradenton

If you love a spectacular European  Style courtyard that looks like it is straight out of Europe, and have an affinity natural sciences this is the place to celebrate your love. The Bishop Museum of Natural Science located in downtown Bradenton, just minutes from the bay, this is an one-of-a-kind location. Home to a planetarium, manatees, and lots of natural history. This is a unique venue in the Tampa Bay area.

Starting price: $1,000

Guest Count:

South Courtyard Package:

Amenities for 120 guests

 

Jeanie Kirkpatrick Boardroom:

Capacity 75 standing/60 Seated

 

Riverside Plaza:

Amenities for 120 guests

 

Planetarium Theater & Lobby:

Amenities for 100 guests

 

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5. Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach. You can choose from several rooftop outdoor options that have stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and its picture perfect sunsets. With hundreds of guest suits, and balcony views, and ballrooms.

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach is a full resort which means this refined setting offers you and your guests luxurious amenities just steps away from the white-sand beach. The resort provides couples with a number of services such as a spa and on-site support for their elegant celebration regardless of weather.

Ceremony starting price: $2500

Guest Count: 0-200

6. Vinoy ReSORT AND GULF CLUB: St.Pete

Nestled along the stunning waterfront of downtown St. Petersburg, is the Vinoy Resort and Gulf Club. The Vinoy originally opened in 1925, and has been meticulous restored to keep its historic allure yet still having modern amenities. With its rich history and breathtaking architecture, this historic hotel is a true gem that embodies the charm and grandeur of the bygone era.

The Vinoy Hotel boasts a remarkable array of guest rooms and suites, each exquisitely designed to offer a luxurious retreat for discerning travelers. The Vinoy Hotel offers an array of world-class amenities, and is a destination for golf enthusiasts. For those seeking relaxation, the Vinoy Club & Spa provides a sanctuary of tranquility, where you can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments and enjoy state-of-the-art fitness facilities

Ceremony starting price: $1500

Guest Count: 0-1,000

7. The Don CeSar: St. Pete Beach

 The Don CeSar is a historic icon nestled along the pristine shores the Gulf of Mexico right on St. Pete Beach. This Hotel Venue offers a range of stunning indoor and outdoor venues, ensuring that your dream wedding becomes a reality. 

Allow the historic grandeur and impeccable service to elevate your wedding day as you create cherished memories in this iconic hotel.

Ceremony starting price: $3500  + $235/person

 

Guest Count: 250

8. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ST. PETERSBURG

Nestled in the heart of St. Petersburg, The Museum of Fine Arts provides a breathtaking backdrop for couples seeking a truly extraordinary and memorable wedding day. As you step into the museum of Fine Arts, you will be immersed in a captivating atmosphere that exudes romance and sophistication. St. Pete’s MFA has a stunning collection of art spanning various eras and styles.

 

Imagine exchanging vows in an elegant courtyard, enveloped by the soft glow of twinkling lights and the gentle rustle of lush greenery. Picture your guests mingling amidst magnificent sculptures and awe-inspiring paintings, creating a truly immersive and magical experience for everyone in attendance.

Guests: up to 300

Ceremony starting price: $1,000

Reception starting price: $3700

9. MUSEUM OF ART Tampa

Right in the heart of Downtown Tampa is the The Museum of Art. It is one of few places in downtown Tampa with a waterfront view. This Tampa Bay wedding venue is located along side of the Hillsborough River. You truly get the best of both worlds with a cityscape view too.

 

Museum of Art Weddings have an option for a scenic covered terrace that can seat up to 400 guests. The inside space allows guests to enjoy modern architectural aesthetics with floor to ceiling windows and contemporary art. 

Guests: up to 400

Rental fee: $4,500 and up | 25% upcharge for specific holidays. 

10. Oxford Exchange: Tampa

The Oxford Exchange located on Kennedy Blvd. right across the street from the University of Tampa is a European- Inspired wedding venue that is a one-stop-shop.  

What makes this Tampa Bay wedding venue different is all food and beverage is provided & customized by our talented in-house culinary team.

Originally built in 1891 as a stable for the Plant Hotel, 420 West Kennedy Boulevard has gone through several transformations in its 122-year history. 

Guests: up to 50-200

Ceremony starting at: $1,000

Reception starting at: $4,000

11. The Vault: Tampa

Located in the heart of Tampas art district is the The Vault Wedding Venue. It is one Tampas Iconic Historic Landmarks. A restored old bank with 30ft ceilings. Nothing can beat the vault when it comes to a luxury place to get married in Tampa.

Guests: up to 200

Ceremony starting at: $4,000

Reception starting at: $7,000

12. Armature Works: Tampa

Armature Works sits right on the Riverwalk, and is one of the few venues in Tampa that offers plenty of on site parking. Armature Works Weddings offers six different and unique event spaces for both indoor and outdoor weddings for up to 700 guests, which is unheard of and unparalleled in the Tampa Bay wedding industry. 

Full-service catering is available throughout the premises. Professional planners are available here who provide the setup, cleanup and event rentals, including linens, tables, chairs, glassware, lighting, and more. Parking and valet facilities at the property will also make for a formidable guest experience from start to finish.

The Gathering: 150-700 guests 

Rooftop 220: Max 150 guests

The Theater: Receptions max 130 guests / cocktail style max 175 guests 

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13. White rock Canyon: Bushnell

Located just north of  Tampa Bay off interstate 75, White Rock Canyon Wedding venue in Bushnell is the most unexpected venue defying all the Florida landscapes you have ever seen. 

 

 

This Canyon is built on a limestone quarry and even has an isolated island with mountain-style views that nothing in the state of Florida can beat. This is also why I chose this for my elopement venue! 

 

White Rock Canyon offers on-site lodging if you are looking for a weekend getaway for your wedding. 

 

Guests: 0-300 

Starting price: 13,000

 

14. Bella cosa lakeside: Lake Wales

Bella Cosa Lakeside is an exclusive wedding venue location built in 1925 is on the shore of Lake Pierce with luxurious interiors. This Italian inspired Tampa Bay wedding venue is such a great find because of its natural beauty. Both indoors and out, you won’t need to worry about rain or extensive decor. 

 

What also makes Bella Cosa Lakeside Weddings in Tampa Bay so unique is that they offer weekend long accommodations with 11 on-site guest suites that can house up to 38 people.

 

Guests: 

Outdoor: 0-300 

Ballroom: 0-150

Starting price: 13,000

 

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15. Mission Lago Estate: Thonotosassa

Located on Lake Thonotosassa, Mision Lago Estate is an upscale hidden gem just minutes from downtown Tampa. This wedding venue is a private estate that also is home to a small vineyard which is an incredible backdrop to one of their several ceremony locations. 

 

Mision Lago Estate, is a luxury, fully customizable, elegant and elevated rustic ranch setting, with a celebrity chef kitchen,  immaculately groomed, and completely private acreage.

 

 

 

Guests: 0-300 

Starting price: 

Ceremony: 3,040

Reception: $8,600

 

16. Casa Feliz: Orlando

CASA FELIZ is tucked away in the cutest part of Winter Park. This Tampa Bay award-winning Spanish Farmhouse designed by acclaimed architect James Gamble Rogers II. 

This Tampa Bay wedding venue showcases fully restored interiors and scenic gardens that offer a mini-escape from the modern world.  The rich original Spanish roof tiles, whitewashed century-old bricks, a bell tower, lush landscaping, and sweeping oaks provide a picture-perfect backdrop for weddings and parties.

The interiors have been refurbished making you feel you are in 19th Century Spain. The living room, dining rooms, library, courtyards, and garden room, can all be configured for celebrations up to 120 guests. 

 

Guests: 

Indoor: 80

Outdoor: 120

Starting price: 

Oct- May: 2,900

June- Sept: $2,400

17. Bella ColLnia: Orlando | Montverde

The Club at Bella Collina is tucked away on almost 2,000 acres of lakes, and stunning Tuscan style architecture and landscape. This might be the most romantic and upscale wedding venue in Florida, let alone in Tampa Bay.

An advantage of Bella Collina is that it offers a renowned culinary team that is a full-service, in-house catering, glassware, flatware and china.

 

From the grand ballroom with its soaring ceilings and crystal chandeliers to our charming courtyard with its intimate charm, each space is infused with its own distinctive charm and character.

 

 

Guests: 0-170

Starting price: $8,000

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