Venue Spotlight | Top 5 Unique Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay
March 17, 2014 by Puff 'n Stuff Catering
With engagement season in full swing, many Tampa couples are starting to plan their special day. So, we thought it was the perfect time to share some of the best-kept secrets on where to tie the knot on Florida’s beautiful West Coast. Whether you’re looking for an intimate space or a one-of-a-kind venue, the location you choose sets the tone for your guest experience. That said, your wedding venue should reflect your story, one that matches your personalities and is synonymous with the wedding theme or concept.
The success of your wedding day depends heavily on the venue you choose. Consider the following questions during your walk-through and don’t be shy about asking more.
- Are any rentals included (tables, chairs, Wi-Fi, lighting, dance floor, etc.)?
- What are the parking considerations for guests?
- Security included?
- Is there a noise ordinance and specific time limits?
- Are there specific vendors to choose from?
For couples planning a wedding in the Tampa Bay area, we have compiled our top 5 unique wedding venues especially for you! To see comprehensive listings for over 100 venues visit the Puff ‘n Stuff Venue Guide.
The Palmetto Club at FishHawk Ranch
Turn moments into memories at The Palmetto Club where charm meets modern opulence. Exchange vows on an enchanting half-acre of manicured gardens adorned with trickling water fountains, which doubles as a picture-perfect backdrop to your wedding day photos. The covered Veranda outside provides a divine setting for pre-reception cocktails before dining and dancing the night away under the many ornate crystal chandeliers found throughout the ballroom.
Feel tensions ease when the tangle of Tampa’s urban streets recedes in the rear view mirror as you approach the seclusion and charming setting of the Lange Farm. Embrace the country charm of their Antique Barn, which offers a rustic setting amidst timeless antiques and fresh air. Relish in the acres of panoramic views and be swept away by the Victorian architecture and multi-leveled terrace of the elegant Garden House.
Davis Islands Garden Club
Only located a short five-minute drive from bustling downtown Tampa, the Davis Islands Garden Club offers a beautiful blank canvas with lush gardens and serene waterfront views. Perfect for those romantic, rustic or vintage inspired weddings, their grounds are ready for you to create your fairytale wedding. Florida’s typical rain showers won’t be a menace on your special day; this venue provides a covered veranda and a neutral-toned, open ballroom for up to 175 guests.
A renovated building from the 1920s with 7,000 sq. ft. of extraordinary event space, NOVA 535 offers a high-end yet warm welcoming atmosphere. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, their outdoor courtyard features 30-foot tall tropical bamboo plants, giving your wedding day the privacy it deserves. Upon walking into their Grande Event Space, you’ll be charmed by the building’s original, exposed clay brick walls and Brazilian wood floors that’s perfect for dancing the night away.
The Dali Museum
Noted as one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime by AOL Travel News, The Dali Museum is unlike any other wedding venue in the Tampa Bay area. Featuring the iconic Novum glass structure, you and your guests will certainly be dazzled by the museum’s unique architecture. A winding, circular staircase is the focal point of the atrium and a spectacular setting to exchange your “I Dos” in front of your closest friends and family. Modern and sophisticated, this venue offers several possibilities for ceremonies and receptions.