The Oxford Exchange is a historical venue located in the heart of downtown Tampa Florida. Originally constructed in 1891 as a stable, Oxford Exchange has a rich history that has lived many lives throughout its lifetime. In 2011 it was renovated and restored to become what is today: Oxford House. Oxford House is comprised of many elements, part restaurant, tea room, bookstore, shops, and most importantly wedding venue. These elements combine to make your wedding day a unique experience with a mix of aesthetics giving you an industrial and art deco feel.
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420 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606
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Oxford Exchange is my top recommendation for wedding venues in Tampa Florida. It is absolutely stunning. Every corner contains a different aesthetic that is second to none. Seemingly inconspicuous from the outside, once inside, Oxford Exchange provides stunning artistry and architecture for a unique and breathtaking wedding day.
The conservatory brings the outdoors indoors. With luscious greenery and vines littered throughout the room as well as a central water fountain. This space also has a retractable glass roof to bring even more of the outdoors inside. It also has eye-catching black and white marble flooring to give your reception or ceremony a splash of elegance and luxury. The space can accommodate up to 80 guests according to the Oxford Exchange website.
Max Capacity: 80 guests
The Atrium is a wide open space with high ceilings, tons of natural light, and stunning woodwork. Located adjacent to the conservatory, it brings in elements from the conservatory, such as the black and white marble flooring, but also adds its own unique flare with antique brickwork, an overlooking second story, and Edison bulb lighting features. This space also features a bar top. It can accommodate up to 80 guests according to the Oxford Exchange website, and can also be used in conjunction with the conservatory.
Max Capacity: 80 guests
THE SHAW LIBRARY
The Shaw Library is the second-story event space that can accommodate up to 175 guests according to the Oxford Exchange website. This space gives your wedding day a bit more of an industrial feel with wooden flooring, high ceilings with exposed beams, and large windows for lots of natural light.
Max Capacity: 175 guests
Oxford Exchange features an on-site restaurant that can be rented out for your reception and can accommodate up to 200 people according to the Oxford Exchange website. Often used in conjunction with the Atrium, the style of this space is a bit more modern art deco. Featuring numerous artistic pieces throughout, an open kitchen layout, and natural sunlight with floor-to-ceiling front windows, the restaurant extends your special day to fit even more guests.
Max Capacity: 200 guests
Wedding Day Amenities at the Oxford Exchange
Oxford Exchange is available for private wedding ceremonies after 6:30 pm to make your event an intimate and special occasion. Included with your special day are numerous amenities and stunning ambiance to truly give you a once-in-a-lifetime wedding day that you will never forget. All events require 50 minimum guests.
All food and beverage are provided in-house. There is also a food minimum per person for events at the Oxford Exchange. They have an in-house culinary team to help you customize every element of your wedding day from cocktail hour to fine dining. Bar packages are also available starting at $27 a person.
There are various parking options for your wedding day at the Oxford Exchange. Street parking is available for free on the streets surrounding the venue: West Grand Central Avenue, South Magnolia Avenue, South Cedar Avenue, and South Hyde Park Avenue. There is also metered parking and the private lot paid parking available within walking distance of Oxford Exchange.
The Champaign Bar features a variety of cocktails and wines to spice up your wedding day. Beyond that, the ambiance is second to none. With floor-to-ceiling windows provide natural lighting which bounces off the historic brickwork of the building. Beyond these natural elements, this portion of the Oxford Exchange is also full of colorful textures and fabrics to bring a pop to this space and a perfect photo opportunity.
Every Oxford Exchange wedding package includes some awesome add-ons to make your wedding day stress-free. Use of the bridal suite, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, and tables is included in the site fee. Additionally, Oxford Exchange takes care of the setup of all of these items to give you plenty of time to add your unique finishing touches.
When entering through the front doors of the Oxford Exchange, you are immediately greeted with a modern, elegant bookstore. Although closed for business during private events, the vibrant pops of color colors contrasting with black woodwork and brickwork provide a stunning first impression. It also makes for a great photo opportunity.
All wedding packages include event planning to handle every detail of your special day. Event planning is taken care of by One Fine Day Inc, with over 19 years of experience in event and wedding planning.
What does a wedding cost at Oxford Exchange
According to wedding wire, the starting cost for ceremonies is $1000 and the starting cost for receptions is $4000. However, pricing can be customized based on the package selected and your needs. Bar service is also available starting at $27 a person. The average pricing for a guest with 100 guests is $28000-$40000. More detailed information can be found at: Oxford Exchange
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