2020 Tampa Bay Event Planning Guide - Tampa Magazines

2020 TAMPA BAY
EVENT PLANNING GUIDE

THE TAMPA BAY REGION HAS A WIDE RANGE OF VENUES, GOODS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS DEDICATED TO MAKING YOUR SPECIAL EVENT GO OFF WITHOUT A HITCH. TO HELP YOU MAKE DECISIONS BOTH BIG AND SMALL, WE’VE PUT TOGETHER THE 2020 TAMPA BAY EVENT PLANNING GUIDE, WITH DETAILS ON THE REGION’S TOP EVENT VENUES AND BUSINESSES, BELOW. CLICK AN IMAGE TO BE TAKEN TO THAT CATEGORY.

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MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

EVENT VENUES

BARRYMORE HOTEL TAMPA RIVERWALK

111 W. Fortune St. | Downtown Tampa
barrymorehotel.com

Event Types: Corporate and social
Capacity: 250 theatre | 200 rounds
Space: 5,610 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space
Parking: Parking lot — additional charge applies
Furniture included: Tables and chairs
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: Recently renovated and modern meeting spaces to hold your next corporate event, training seminar or social gathering

CAFE DUFRAIN

707 Harbour Post Drive | Downtown Tampa/Harbour Island
cafedufrain.com

Event Types: Corporate lunches and dinners, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, birthdays, bachelorette parties
Capacity:  Restaurant: up to 125 reception-style, 85 seated | Covered waterfront patio: 32 seated and reception-style
Space:  Indoor and outdoor
Parking: Self-parking in covered garage or street parking available, public boat docks
Furniture included: Tables and chairs
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: Waterfront venue overlooking Downtown Tampa skyline, valet parking upon request, audio/visual upon request

EPICUREAN HOTEL

1207 S. Howard Ave. | SoHo
epicureanhotel.com

Event Types: Weddings, corporate events, social events
Capacity: 180 standing | 120 seated
Space: 5,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues
Parking: Valet
Furniture included: 60” rounds or 6’ tables, sweetheart table, crossback chairs. Complimentary in-house linens available
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: South Tampa’s AAA Four Diamond food-focused boutique hotel. Meet by the pool, in the Grand Cru Ballroom, or book the Epicurean Theatre to challenge your group with a gastronomic twist

FENWAY HOTEL

453 Edgewater Drive | Dunedin
fenwayhotel.com

Event Types: Weddings, corporate events, social events
Capacity: 185 standing | 150 seated
Space:10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, most with water views
Parking: Valet
Furniture included: 72” rounds, 6×30 tables, banquet chairs, high and low cocktail rounds. Complimentary in-house linens available
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: Historic Jazz Age boutique hotel featuring 83 guest rooms and suites, a signature restaurant, rooftop bar, resort-style pool, 2,296-square-foot ballroom and an expansive front lawn overlooking St. Joseph Sound

MISION LAGO RANCH

11901 Fort King Highway | Thonotosassa
misionlagoranch.com

Event Types: Weddings, corporate, social, fundraisers
Capacity: 220 seated, much larger upon request
Space: Event estate on Lake Thonotosassa just 12 minutes from downtown Tampa with 20 acres of space, including vineyards and brand-new air conditioned barn
Parking: Valet on-site
Furniture included: Tables and chairs
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: Created by the Nocturnal Hospitality Group and celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, Mision Lago Ranch offers endless possibilities for your special event

MOLE Y ABUELA

1202 N. Franklin St. | Downtown Tampa
moleyabuelatampa.com

Event Types:  Corporate events, social events, happy hours and more
Capacity: 88 standing | 60 seated (rooftop lounge); 100 seated in the restaurant; 30 seated on the sidewalk café
Space: Rooftop and full restaurant bar, featuring fantastic Downtown Tampa views and array of dining/entertainment options
Parking: Self, valet and on-street
Furniture included: Giant wall projector, 3 large rectangle high-tops seating 24, perimeter low-top seating accommodating 30, bar seating 6-8 (rooftop); downstairs of the restaurant includes 3 22-seat bars, 24 seats at the high tops and 30 seats on the sidewalk café
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: This bar-centric restaurant concept by the Nocturnal Hospitality Group is the perfect canvas overlooking downtown Tampa for large party accommodations, buffet stations, passed hors d’oeuvres and reception-style service

POSTCARD INN

6300 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach
postcardinn.com
events@postcardinn.com

Event Types: Weddings and receptions
Capacity: 500 standing | 250 seated
Space:Beachfront venue with multiple unique spaces, indoors and outdoors
Parking: Self Parking
Furniture included: High-tops, rounds and chairs
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: Pet-friendly resort with 196 guest rooms

BBDG ATRIUM

15316 N. Florida Ave. | Tampa
(813) 221-3759

Event Types: Weddings, receptions, banquets and seminars
Capacity: 300 standing | 150 seated
Space: Indoor-outdoor atrium/estate
Parking: Valet required above 150 guests
Furniture included: High-tops, rounds and chairs
Off-site catering allowed? Yes
What to know: Perfect for an outdoor wedding followed by indoor dinner and dancing. Sound system included.

SEA SALT ST. PETE

183 2nd Ave. N. | Downtown St. Petersburg
(727) 873-7964
seasaltstpete.com

Event Types: Corporate and social events
Capacity: up to 400 standing, up to 300 seated
Space: 9 dining niches, which range in size
Parking: Self, valet, on-street meter and free for two hours
Furniture included: Tables, chairs, high tops, lounge seating
What to know: Elegant atmosphere, relaxed fine dining, options for all budgets, variety of dining niches for seated lunch, dinner and cocktail events

THE DON CESAR

3400 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach
doncesar.com
sales@doncesar.com

Event Types: Corporate, meetings, weddings, social
Capacity: 20-500 standing | 20-320 seated
Space: Indoor ballrooms and meeting rooms; outdoor pavilions and verandas
Parking: On site self-parking and valet parking
Furniture included: Cocktail tables, dinner tables, banquet chairs, outdoor garden chairs
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: The resort has 8 elegant reception locations, including a pristine private beach, 6 restaurants and lounges, and 277 deluxe rooms including 40 suites and 2 penthouses

TAMPA THEATRE

711 N. Franklin St. | Downtown Tampa
tampatheatre.org

Event Types: Corporate events (A/V support for stage and screen available); pre-film receptions; weddings
Capacity: 150 standing (lobby) | 1,200 seated (auditorium)
Space: Theatre
Parking: Tampa Theatre does not have on-site parking; Guests are encouraged to seek on-street metered spots around the Theatre, which are free in the evenings and on weekends, or park in the city-owned Poe Garage at Cass and Ashley streets.
Furniture included: Two large, permanent tables in lobby are included. Available for an additional charge: six 6’ tables, six 8’ tables, ten 32-inch hightops, black linens for all; 45 chairs. The Theatre can also accommodate requests for an organist and the use of its original Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.
Off-site catering allowed? Yes
What to know: Tampa Theatre opened in 1926 as one of America’s most elaborate movie palaces. Today, the beloved landmark hosts more than 600 films, live shows and community events each year

TABELLAS AT DELANEY CREEK

5818 Causeway Blvd. | Tampa
tabellas.com

Event Types: Corporate gatherings, weddings, festivals, concerts, quinceañeras and more
Capacity: 450+. Call for details
Space: Private outdoor grounds with multiple outdoor event spaces surrounded by Florida nature. Centrally located
Parking: Self-parking. Parking/valet services required for 200+ guests
Furniture included: Mixed seating available — high-tops, round tables, outdoor lounge furniture
Off-site catering allowed? Onsite catering available. Offsite catering allowed
What to know: Tabellas at Delaney Creek is Tampa Bay’s new premier outdoor event venue with full-service catering and amenities. Centrally located and only 10 minutes from Downtown Tampa and Brandon, Tabellas loves hosting all types of events and bringing people together

RENAISSANCE TAMPA INTERNATIONAL PLAZA

4200 Jim Walter Blvd. | Westshore
marriott.com/tpaim

Event Types: Galas, conferences, board meetings
Space: 19,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor space
Parking: Valet and self-parking
Furniture included: High-tops, rounds, chairs
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: Bask in the Florida sun as you enjoy a welcome reception or breakout session in La Fuente Courtyard

THE KAROL HOTEL

2675 Ulmerton Road | Clearwater
thekarolhotel.com

Event Types: Weddings, corporate events, social events
Capacity: 200 standing | 225 seated
Space: 6,950 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues
Parking: Complimentary self-parking
Furniture included: Banquet tables (rounds, classroom, high-tops or cocktail)
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: Tribute Portfolio boutique hotel with 123 guest rooms and suites, a signature restaurant, rooftop bar, 2,200-square-foot ballroom, junior ballroom, 2 boardrooms, fitness center and swimming pool

THE VINOY RENAISSANCE
ST. PETERSBURG RESORT & GOLF CLUB

501 5th Ave. N.E. | Downtown St. Petersburg
vinoyrenaissanceresort.com

Event Types: Weddings, conventions
Capacity: 1,500 standing | 1,500 seated
Space: 42,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space
Parking: Garage, valet and self-parking, discounted for events
Furniture included: Chairs, tables, high-tops, basis linen
Off-site catering allowed? Yes
What to know: Discover a historic four diamond resort hotel with picturesque views of Tampa Bay in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. $50+ million in recent improvements

WATERVUE GRILLE

700 Harbour Post Drive | Downtown Tampa/Harbour Island
watervuegrille.com

Event Types: Corporate dinners, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, bachelorette parties
Capacity: Restaurant: Up to 150 reception-style, 100 seated | Private event space: 50 seated and reception style
Space: Indoor and outdoor availability
Parking: Self-parking in covered garage or street parking available, public boat docks
Furniture included: Tables and chairs
What to know: Waterfront venue overlooking Downtown Tampa’s skyline, valet parking upon request, audio/visual upon request

WYNDHAM CLEARWATER BEACH

100 Coronado Drive | Clearwater Beach
wyndhamgrandclearwater.com

Event Types: Weddings and receptions
Capacity: 600 seated | 900 standing
Space: Indoor and outdoor
Parking: Valet only
Furniture included: High tops, cocktail rounds, rounds, chairs
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: Overlooking America’s #1 beach, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is the newest venue in the area. Our seaside setting provides spectacular views and a wonderful atmosphere that you and your guests will never forget. Whatever your vision, their planning specialists will assist you with all the details of your special day to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams

CROSS CREEK RANCH

12950 E. Wheeler Road | Dover
crosscreekranchfl.com

Event Types: Weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal or baby showers, birthday parties or business events
Capacity: 150 seated
Space: Two spaces — rustic, elegant barn and outdoor garden
Parking: Self-parking in a lot
Furniture included: Tables, chairs, cocktail tables and chairs, cake table, buffet tables
Off-site catering allowed? Must choose from our included caterers
What to know: A picturesque, all-inclusive wedding venue experience including: planning, coordination, custom design expressing your personal style, dedicated staff, catering DJ, getting-ready locations and more

HARDEMANS SECRET GARDEN

3505 Gallagher Road | Doverhardemanssecretgarden.com

Event Types: All events, including weddings, corporate, conferences and retreats
Capacity: 500 standing | 300 seated
Space: Garden venue with an agritourism title
Parking: Self parking in a private parking lot with golf cart transportation for handicap
Off-site catering allowed? No
What to know: This venue is a one-of-a-kind new addition to the area. It is complete with a fully retractable roof and walls and also can be completely air conditioned. It is an educational garden that includes several separate areas, such as the Asian Garden, Tropical Garden, the Formal Garden and the Succulent Garden. All gardens have their own unique features and are capable of different sounds or music. Built completely for your senses, come enjoy your event in serenity

CASA LANTANA

304 W. Lumsden Road | Brandon
casalantana.net
info@casalantana.net

Event Types: Weddings and receptions
Capacity: 300 standing | 200 seated
Space: In-outdoor mansion/estate
Parking: Self-parking; parking attendants included
Furniture included: All furniture included — high-tops, rounds, banquets, chairs
Off-site catering allowed? Yes
What to know: A 5-star premier venue. Hosting stress-free, perfectly executed fairytale weddings where every detail is taken care of, from enchanted ceremonies to grand sparkler send-offs

EVENT PLANNERS

EVENT LAB

Weddings, Social + Nonprofit Events
701 S. Howard Ave. | Suite 106-222
eventlab1.com
IG @eventlab1 | (954) 850-0443

SOCIAL REVELRY

Corporate & Social Events
thesocialrevelry.com
ally@thesocialrevelry.com
IG @socialrevelry | (813) 842-6855

PEAKE EVENTS

Serving Tampa Bay & Beyond
(727) 858-2475
peakeevents.com

Peake Events is a boutique event company focused on high quality event design and customer satisfaction. Offering wedding and event planning, corporate events and event design services.

WINSOR EVENT STUDIO

(727) 528-9544
WinsorEventStudio.com
IG: @winsorevents
Providing personalized event planning for Tampa Bay and destination clients, the Winsor Event Studio team offers customized services for weddings, nonprofit and corporate events.

R.S.B.P. EVENTS + PR

(727) 528-9544
rsbpevents.com
IG: @rsbpevents
hello@rsbpevents.com

PEAKE EVENTS

Serving Tampa Bay & Beyond
(727) 858-2475
peakeevents.com

Peake Events is a boutique event company focused on high quality event design and customer satisfaction. Offering wedding and event planning, corporate events and event design services.

MACKEY’S MEETINGS

Corporate Meetings/Events and
Incentive Travel
mackeysmeetings.com
(727) 207-7082

Provides individuals and companies with only the highest quality and positively unique experiences you can receive for your dime. For over 15 years, Richard Mackey has planned and executed hundreds of events ranging from large-scale international conferences to intimate private events.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

CATERING BY THE FAMILY

2322 W. Cypress St. | Tampa
cateringbythefamily.com

One of Tampa’s largest full-service caterers for more than 40 years, creating chef-driven menus for weddings, corporate events, and private home dining.

GENGIZ KHAN

3114 W. Bay to Bay Blvd | Palma Ceia
gengizkhan.com

Kebabs, pitas, salads, appetizers and mezes, desserts. Minimum of 24 hours notice for orders of $200 or more; pick up or delivery.

WRIGHT’S GOURMET HOUSE

1200 S. Dale Mabry Highway | Tampa
wrightsgourmet.com

Wright’s famous sandwiches, cakes & party platters are available for your special occasion. Guaranteed delivery time service available; schedule far in advance.

CRY BABY CAFE

710 Harbour Post Drive | Downtown Tampa/Harbour Island
thecrybabycafe.com| (813) 443-4956

One of Tampa’s largest full-service caterers for more than 40 years, creating chef-driven menus for weddings, corporate events, and private home dining.

NOBLE CRUST

Locations in Carrollwood, Wesley Chapel and St. Petersburg
noble-crust.com
privatedining@noble-crust.com
(727) 215-6720

With customizable menus, we bring our Deep South Italian cuisine to create the perfect event for you and your guests.

ITALIAN CLUB

1731 E. 7th Ave.
italian-club.org | (813) 248-3316

The theaters of Tampa’s mutual aid societies were once the city’s entertainment hubs, and the Connie Spoto Walter Theater at the Italian Club was no exception. It once hosted operas, plays and concerts; today, the freshly renovated space is a local favorite for weddings, awards ceremonies and performances. Many of its original details, like the tall windows and wood flooring, are still intact.

PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS

COLORFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

304 W. Lumsden Road | Brandon
colorfieldphotography.smugmug.com

| (813) 418-1773

MA CHERIE STUDIOS

Boudoir Portraits
macheriestudios.com

@macheriestudios | (857) 244-0117

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

THE REAL BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO

3423 S. Manhattan Ave.
South Tampa
(813) 365-7325
therealballroom.com

TAILORED TWIG

Floral & Design Studio
3212 N. 40th St. #102 | Tampa
(813) 304-2080
tailoredtwig.com

CUBAN CLUB

2010 Avenida de Republica de Cuba
(813) 248-2945

In 2014, the Cuban Club was renovated to become one of Tampa’s top midsize concert venues, attracting artists like the rock bands 311 and Alabama Shakes and the new wave group Flock of Seagulls. The club’s history of hosting famous musicians goes back decades, to when big band leaders like Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey graced its stage.