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Le Meridien Tampa provides a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. This downtown Tampa hotel is part of the Marriott family of hotels and is a renovated historic hotel formally housing the Federal Courthouse. It also boasts being one of the only AAA 4 Diamond designations in the downtown Tampa area as well as being named the #1 hotel in Tampa by USA Today Travel. This chic, sophisticated venue combines history and elegance to give you an awe-inspiring wedding day.

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 601 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602

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Ceremony and reception locations

Le Meridien Tampa features one grand ballroom for larger weddings as well as multiple smaller spaces for more intimate occasions. You can also bring your special day outdoors with the historic courthouse steps as your backdrop. Whichever you choose, the elegance, history, and art-deco inspirations of this venue will follow.

pool deck

The outdoor pool deck provides a more intimate experience accommodating up to 75 people according to La Meridien’s website. This private space offers an elegant pool deck with luscious palm trees and historic courthouse walls surrounding making it a perfect choice for a cocktail hour.

Space Specs

Capacity: 75 guests

courthouse steps

The front exterior of the Le Meridien Tampa provides a more flexible outdoor experience for up to 150 guests according to Le Meridien’s website.  Say your vows on the old federal courthouse steps with the unique architecture and ambiance of the downtown Tampa area.

Space Specs

Capacity: 150 guests

Courtyard ballroom

The Courtyard Ballroom is the largest event space option at Le Meridien Tampa holding up to 225 guests according to their website. This space features floor-to-ceiling windows giving you lots of natural light as well as showcasing the downtown Tampa cityscape. It also boasts vaulted ceilings, giving you and your guests plenty of space to move around and celebrate.

Space Specs

2201 sq ft.

Max Capacity: 225 guests

Courthouse steps at Le Meridien Tampa wedding venue
Courthouse steps at Le Meridien Tampa

Wedding Day Amenities at Le Méridien Tampa

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa Florida, La Meridien is a historic, full-service destination hotel for your special day. In addition to all of the amenities offered at the hotel, you are just steps away from the best that downtown Tampa has to offer in terms of shopping, bars, restaurants, and more.


La Meridien Tampa has numerous catering options. When working with La Meridien, you will receive a Catering Sales Manager who will walk you through the entire process. They can cater to all of your catering needs from the cocktail reception, all the way to plated entrees. They also have alcohol packages available. They also offer a tasting leading up to the day to help choose which options fit your pallet and preferences.


Le Meridien features many on-site entertainment options. You can choose to wind down in the lobby’s Longitude Bar, relax poolside in the luxurious outdoor pool, or enjoy The Hub which features unique espressos, snacks, and a library of books with elegant surroundings.


La Meridien has 130 modern suits to house you and your guests.  Many of the guest rooms feature high ceilings and big windows showcasing the downtown Tampa cityscape.  You also will have access to group event booking tools to give you and your guests a seamless experience.


The signature on-site restaurant, Bizou Brasseries, is perfect for your rehearsal dinner, or just a quick bit with wedding guests. It features New American cuisine in an upscale bistro setting. If you want to go off-site to eat, there are count


When being downtown, parking can often seem like a headache. At the Le Meridien Tampa, parking is easy. You can choose to self-park or use valet services.


You are only one mile away from the Port of Tampa, less than a mile away from the Tampa Convention Center, and about twenty miles from the beach. There are also numerous museums in the area.

The history of LaMéridien Tampa

Being originally built in 1905 as a federal courthouse, Le Meridien Tampa is packed with a unique history. Many portions of the original design have been preserved including terrazzo marble flooring, leather doors, hand-painted ceilings, and the gold elevator. You also can see the original blueprints, the judge’s bench, the antique post office desk, and the original witness stand.

Cost of a wedding atLaMéridien Tampa

Le Meridien Tampa has multiple pricing packages to choose from to customize your wedding at this stunning venue. The ceremony fee starts at $1000 and package pricing, based on what fits your needs begins at $95 a person according to Here Comes The Guide. The average price for a wedding with 100 guests is $17000-$25000. More detailed information can be found at

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