Summer is the season of barbecuing in the backyard; picnics at the park and evenings spent enjoying a cold one with friends. The weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day present the perfect opportunity to host all kinds of celebrations, including: graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, showers and corporate functions to name a few.
Whether you have a get-together planned this season or you’re looking for a reason to cheers, we invite you to savor the flavors of summer with five new menu collections. To make your planning even easier, we have paired our delicious recipes with unique venues throughout Tampa and Orlando to provide the perfect setting for any occasion.
Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando
Industrial yet contemporary, Quantum Leap Winery’s 17,000 sq. ft. space is decorated with accents of wood, leather and cork. Sip on wines from around the world in their Barrel Room or rent out the whole venue for you and up to 400 of your closest friends.
220 West Seventh Avenue, Tampa
Reach for the stars at 220 West Seventh Avenue, a rooftop venue featuring a large partially covered roof deck and two roof top gardens. With stunning waterfront views, you will not find a more memorable rooftop setting in Tampa Bay.
The Acre, Orlando
Not far off the beaten path yet still surrounded by lush landscape, this rustic one-acre sanctuary is located in Orlando’s historic College Park neighborhood. Home to several scenic settings, The Acre is an ideal place to host a relaxing afternoon picnic party.
Tampa Bay Sporting Clays & Archery, Tampa
Looking for an exhilarating experience for your next company picnic? Look no further than Tampa Sporting Clays & Archery, sprawling across 250-acres of forest and brush. Guests will have the opportunity to refine their marksmanship by shooting clays launched into the sky and getting comfortable with a bow and arrow in several of the venue’s archery courses.
Winter Park Farmers Market, Orlando
The Winter Park Farmers’ Market building is one of the area’s most popular sites due to its unique architecture and historic nature. Brick walls and wood sliding doors are original to this former train depot, which is within walking distance to parks and various retail shops Park Avenue has to offer.
The Lange Farm, Tampa
As you approach the secluded and charming setting of the Lange Farm, you will instantly feel tensions ease. Breathtaking, panoramic views of manicured acres will make you forget you’re still in Florida – a refreshing change for a fresh-inspired menu.
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Veranda at Thornton Park, Orlando
Leave behind the typical, windowless ballroom for a space with an abundance of character and natural light. Just steps away from downtown Orlando and nestled below beautiful century-old trees, The Veranda at Thornton Park’s colonial-era buildings are ideal for collaborative workshops, retreats, and intimate parties.
Tampa Garden Club, Tampa
Craving a lunch with a view? It doesn’t get much better than the Tampa Garden Club, featuring a spacious ballroom with floor to ceiling windows that look out to Hillsborough Bay.
Crystal Ballroom, Orlando
Bathed in lavish décor, the Crystal Ballroom offers a glamorous space decorated with elegant ceiling draping and crystal chandeliers. Live the life of luxury you’ve always dreamed of, at this magical venue.
Powel Crosley Estate, Tampa
Built in 1929, the Powel Crosley Estate is home to a captivating two-and-a-half-story Mediterranean mansion that sits right on the Sarasota Bay. Let its red tiled roof, rounded archways and wrought-iron details become the backdrop for your next celebration.