In most places around the United States, fall is a beautiful time of year.
The same can be said about Florida, but the season is much different here. The temperatures start to drop to a reasonable degree, so you don’t feel like you’re being boiled alive outside. The summer thunderstorms don’t plague every afternoon, and the bugs become less of a nuisance.
Here, it will never get cold enough to snow, most of the plants stay green, and the beaches are always beautiful. So, it only makes sense that you want to have your wedding here this time of year whether you’re a local or not.
The problem is finding the right wedding venue. There are tons of places out there, most of them are amazing, but you want the best on your special day.
The Tampa Area has plenty to choose from, no matter what style you want.
With so many options, it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. If you’re not local and can’t see the places yourself, can you trust the advertisements?
Social media presence and ratings can help, but you really need to see honest reviews before you can make an informed decision.
I’ll share the top three wedding venues in the Tampa area based on their:
- Media Presence
611 North Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida 33602
Starting at $9,500 per 150 quests, everything included
This venue is rated 5 stars. They offer a classic style venue with beautiful Victorian style pillars in the front of the building.
It is a historical building that used to be a bank. Inside has been redone to fit a more elegant site, but some of the original bank features have been kept so it would be great for a steampunk theme too!
They include in their pricing:
- Food Service
However, you may choose between three different options, seated or not. Additional amenities are available such as:
- Open Bar Options
- Extra Food Options
- Rentals For Outside Events
This location is close to the riverfront and downtown areas, so you won’t be far from the action or some good views for the wedding pictures.
Le Meridien Tampa
601 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602
Starting at $22,800 per 150 guests, everything included
If you choose to host your wedding day at Le Meridien you won’t be disappointed. It is a 4 star rated historical building with a contemporary style in downtown Tampa.
Le Meridien was also selected as the #1 hotel in USA Today Tampa Travel Edition and is LGBTQ friendly. This location used to be the site of a federal courthouse, and it still has the wonderful antique look of the old legal building outside.
Inside has been renovated to provide a more classy, modern look. Your choice of the following are included in pricing:
- Table Linens
- A Microphone Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- Menu Tastings
- Couple Night Accommodations
- An On-Site Wedding Coordinator
While it may be on the pricier side, they take care of everything to make sure your wedding day is perfect. Plus, they are in the heart of downtown and close to the riverfront, so if you choose to have pictures or parties elsewhere, you’ll still be close by.
The Hyatt Regency Clearwater
301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
Starting at $2,450 per 150 guests
Clearwater Beach is just over the causeway from Tampa, and it is well worth the trip. This 4 star rated beachfront property has a private sky terrace on the 16th floor where you can host your wedding with a romantic view of the West coast sunset.
They are LGBTQ friendly and include within the pricing:
- In-House Catering with customizable menus,
- Cocktail Service
Plus, they are just south of the clear water boardwalk, where you can see wildlife and get some amazing pictures. The Clearwater Aquarium, where the world-famous famous dolphin that inspired the movie “Dolphin Tale” currently lives, is just up the road.
Best Tampa Beaches
If you’re looking for a smaller, more natural venue, then there are a few intimate beach spots to host your ceremony.
The Ben T. Davis beach is a strip of sandy waterfront park with pavilions and grills just off of the Courtney Campbell Causeway on the way to Clearwater beach.
The Cypress Point Park is a natural area boasting Florida plants and wildlife and a great waterfront view. There are pavilions and lots of open areas to accommodate your party.
Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens offers wedding venues for those looking for something unique and exciting.
You can choose the Serengeti Overlook for a ceremony with up to 250 guests that features views of free-roaming African wildlife and an outdoor patio area.
The Dragon Fire Grill can accommodate up to 700 guests and is located in the center of the park. This area has a market-style dining area and a stage.
The Gwazi Pavilion has a capacity of up to 300 guests and is located near the bird gardens.
One of the best parts of any wedding is sending the new couple off. Traditional weddings usually include throwing rice, but lately, there have been a lot of bubbles.
No matter how your party says goodbye, you want to leave a lasting impression.
Getting into a shiny new car or fancy limousine and watching your loved ones through the back window as you start your new life together is one of the most surreal and romantic parts of the whole ceremony.
It could be a beautiful end to an amazing day. Contact us at https://www.networktransportationww.com/ to book your wedding limo car in beautiful Tampa, FL!