Unique Tampa Wedding Venues
Picking the perfect venue for your wedding day can be a challenge. With so many venues out there to choose from, it can almost make your wedding day planning feel like a chore instead of a joyful and fulfilling experience. That is just one of the reasons we have created this resource outlining the best wedding venues in Florida.
Each of these wedding venues in Tampa, come with some of the best sights, experiences, elegance and beauty that one can find in the Florida region. As wedding photographers in Tampa, even we had a hard time narrowing down this list. Beyond just the normal wedding day that your venue provides, each of these venues provide a unique and stunning photo opportunities to capture the celebration of your love for one another for years to come in the future.
Although not an extensive list, this hopefully will serve as a launching point for you to tell your love story in the most authentic and unforgettable way possible.
Wedding Venues in the Tampa Bay Area
Ringling Museum Sarasota
The Ringling Museum wedding venue features over a centuries worth of historical influence. This expansive estate, originally created as a winter home for John Ringing of the Ringling Bros. Circus company, combines includes from the Sarasota culture, Venetian Gothic architecture, and Italian art to make your wedding day a unique and elegant affair.
The Ringling has multiple areas onsite which allows for some whimsical amenities on your wedding day. Featured on the property are numerous art and circus themed displays and experiences. Join together under the mini-circus or roam around the luxurious mansion as you experience this true tropical wonderland.
Daytime ceremonies, between the hours of 10am – 2pm are ideal for more intimate occasions accommodating up to 100 people. After the museum has closed to the general public, you also can choose an evening occasions after 6pm to celebrate your wedding day in some of the most intimate settings such as the Ca’dZan’s Belvedere Tower for up to 7 people and in some of the most grand and elegant settings up to 400 guests.
Ringling Museum Wedding Cost
The starting cost for a ceremony at the Ringling Museum is $3,500. All rentals will include the use of your selected venue space, a one hour wedding rehearsal and a two hour photo shoot around the property. When booking, you also will receive the museums list of exclusive and preferred vendors to help customize catering, alcohol, event planning, overnight accommodations, and more.
Want to learn more about the Ringling Museum and get all the details you need to plan elegant, yet whimsical Sarasota wedding? Check out our full venue guide here.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater
Just steps away from the white sand beaches of Clearwater Beach you will find the Hyatt Regency Clearwater. This hotel venue provides a luxurious and awe-inspiring experience, making this an easy choice for one of the best wedding venues in Florida.
The interior of the venue screams elegance and refinement with a modern yet classic ambiance. Beyond that, you are surrounded by 360 degree picturesque views providing an ideal backdrop to celebrate your love story. Beyond the indoor event spaces available, the Hyatt also does offer beachfront weddings right on the shores of Clearwater Beach to fully immerse you in a tropical dream. Depending on your chosen ceremony and reception spaces, the Hyatt can accommodate as many as 200 guests on your wedding day.
One of the great things about a hotel venue is that you don’t have to go very far to find a place to rest your head for the night after your wedding celebration has ended. Couples who host their wedding at the Hyatt Regency receive a complementary guestroom on their wedding night, as well as discounted rooms for your wedding guests.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Wedding Cost
The starting cost for a wedding day at the Hyatt Regency starts at $1,500 for a four hour rental, with additional time extensions available as well. In addition, food and alcohol packages are also available starting at $149 per person. All wedding packages over 40 people include a complementary four hour bar, a customized catering menu, a cake tasting, and more.
Want to learn more about weddings at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater and get all the details you need to plan your St Pete wedding? Check out our full venue guide here.
Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg
On your wedding day, choose to be among stunning sculptures, lush gardens, and overlooking Tampa Bay. All this, in addition to pulling in all of the natural beauty of the St Petersburg area, is available to you when you choose the Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg as your wedding venue in Tampa Bay.
With tons of natural light and beauty around you the Museum of Fine Arts is an elegant and sophisticated venue for you and up to 500 of your guests. The grounds of the venue feature tropical plants, sculptures, vaulted ceilings, and tasteful lighting providing a unique venue aesthetic.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Wedding Cost
The Museum of Fine Arts weddings have a starting reception fee of $2,900 during the off-season. Food and beverage details can also be taken care of in-house with the museums exclusive vendor team.
Want to learn more about the Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg and get all the details you need to plan your St Pete wedding? Check out our full venue guide here.
Tampa Marriott Water Street
Downtown Tampa is full of many amazing venues, but the Tampa Marriott Water Street stands tall above the rest as a modern, stylish, one of a kind venue. With over 42,000 square feet of available event space, this venue provides an all-inclusive wedding day experience for occasions of all shapes in sizes and can accommodate up to 1,200 guests. Conveniently located, the Tampa Marriott Water Street provides an elegant experience all while right in the heart of downtown Tampa with 360 views of the surrounding cityscape and waterfront.
Tampa Marriott Water Street Wedding Cost
The cost of your wedding day at the Marriott Water Street can vary greatly depending on your specified wedding packages and necessary customization. The starting cost for wedding packages is $149 per guest. Included in every wedding package is a dedicated team to help curate everything on your wedding day from food, alcohol, décor, and more. Set up, tear down, five hour beverage service, linens, centerpieces, chairs, and a cake cutting is some of the amenities included complementary with each package.
Want to learn more about the Tampa Marriott Water Street and get all the details you need to plan your downtown Tampa wedding? Check out our Tampa Marriott Water Street venue guide here.
The Ritz Carlton Sarasota is one of the premier Sarasota wedding venues. Imagine yourself, in the heart of downtown Sarasota, surrounded by cityscape and coastal views, as you join in wedded bliss to the love of your life. With over six different event spaces to choose from, the Ritz Carlton pulls out all the stops for both small, intimate occasions as well as luxurious, grand celebrations.
Throughout the hotel property, there are six main event spaces to choose from as well as numerous more intimate gathering places for your reception and ceremony. These numerous spaces allow the Ritz Carlton to accommodate groups anywhere from 20 people all the way up to 1,200 guests. Another spectacular amenity of this venue is their private beach front right on the shores of Lido Key.
Ritz-Carlton Wedding Cost
The cost of a wedding at the Ritz Carlton starts at $3,000. Should you choose an outdoor event space, each wedding packages also includes a backup indoor location in case of inclement weather to make your wedding day stress free. Food and beverage packages are also available starting at $175 per person and can be customized to include passed hors d’oeuvrse, bar service, three course dinners, and a Champaign toast.
Want to learn more about the Ritz Carlton and get all the details you need to plan your luxurious Sarasota wedding? Check out our full venue guide here.
The Don Cesar
You can plan your unique lavish wedding day celebration on the shores of St. Pete Beach. The Don Cesar, often referred to as the ‘Pink Palace’, is a standout masterpiece in the Florida venue offerings. With over a century of experience in the wedding industry, The Don Cesar has a legacy of creating both indoor and outdoor spaces to celebrate, in lavish style, the love of your life with all of your loved ones surrounding.
With over ten different event spaces to choose from, The Don Cesar is sure to have the perfect fit for you on your wedding day. The Don Cesar accommodates groups of all sizes from 25 up to 250 guests.
The Don Cesar Wedding Cost
The starting price for a wedding at the Don Cesar is $3,500 per event. In addition, they have multiple wedding packages available for catering, bar, and other services starting at $176 per person. All wedding packages include set up, clean up, day of event planning, bar and catering services, lighting, sound and more. The venue also features on-site parking, a bridal suite, and an on-site spa.
Want to learn more about the Don Cesar and get all the details you need to plan your lavish St Pete wedding? Check out our full venue guide here.
The Vinoy Renaissance St Petersburg
Stunning design, a modern aesthetic, and a classic Florida vibe are just a few of the things you get when booking your dream wedding day at the Vinoy Renaissance St Petersburg. Customizing your dream wedding day is a breeze here with ample space to curate your desired aesthetic accompanied by the venues modern and chic style.
With multiple different event spaces available, the Vinoy Renaissance St Pete can accommodate large and intimate weddings from 20 people to 860 people. Whether choosing to hold your ceremony in one of the grand ballrooms, or an intimate occasion out on the terrace, the Vinoy has indoor and outdoor spaces to create the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of.
The Vinoy Renaissance St Petersburg Wedding Cost
Wedding packages start at $1,500 and every package will include an event coordinator to help you navigate the available packages and customizations. All wedding packages also include the exclusive use of your chosen event space, tables, chairs, linens, and special rates for on-site accommodations, spa services, and golfing. Indoor event spaces also include a dance floor and customizing staging for multiple entertainment options on your wedding day.
Want to learn more about the Vinoy Renaissance St Petersburg and get all the details you need to plan your classic St Pete wedding? Check out our full venue guide here.
Powell Crosley Estate
The Mediterranean inspired Powel Crosley Estate, sits right on the shores of Sarasota Bay, and carries with it a rich history as well as stunning reception and ceremony spaces. Originally established in 1929, this estate was originally built as a winter massive winter home. Now, as a part of the National Register of Historic Places, that history, including your wedding day celebration, can be preserved for generations to come. With over thirty acres of property, there are multiple spaces throughout the estate giving you ample opportunity to create romance and memories to last a lifetime.
The Powel Crosley Wedding Cost
The Powel Crosley Estate wedding pricing is $3,000 for both peak and off-peak season wedding celebrations. Included in this fee is the exclusive use of your event space, two on-site dressing units, a one hour wedding rehearsal, and more. For catering and beverage packages, there are six exclusive vendors to provide all the details for your grand estate wedding celebration.
Events of all sizes, from 20 to 1,000, can be accommodated at this enormous picturesque estate. Whether chasing elegance and a vintage aesthetic inside of the estate of looking to say ‘I do’ alongside the shimmering shores of Sarasota Bay, the Powel Crosley Estate has a perfect fit for those looking for a grand, Mediterranean inspired, elegant, affair.
Want to learn more about the Powel Crosley Estate and get all the details you need to plan your Mediterranean-inspired, Sarasota wedding? Check out our full venue guide here.
Tampa Wedding Venues FAQ
How much does the average wedding venue cost in Tampa?
The average cost of a venue like the ones above will be between $16,403 – $19,609 according to an estimate we created from The Wedding Report.
After choosing a venue, which vendor should I book next?
A photographer or a planner is the next step in the planning process. These are the two vendors likely to book up the quickest. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, click here.