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The 10 Best Tampa Wedding Venues

Tampa Bay is one of the most popular places in the country to get married, which means we have a lot of weddings. In 2020 alone over 15,000 couples were married at various wedding venues in Tampa. With over 100+ wedding venues, Tampa has something different to offer every couple. From beautiful beach wedding venues to urban upscale downtown wedding venues with rooftop views of the bay.

Narrowing down to one or two wedding venues (ceremony + reception) can be quite the daunting task. I’ve done my absolute best to make it a little easier on you though, with just 10 of my favorite Tampa wedding venues to choose from. Tampa is literally so blessed to have everything from theaters, repurposed banks vaults, rooftop hotels and even yachts to choose from.

Updated: December 29, 2021

The best wedding venues in Tampa for unique & bold photographs

These Tampa wedding venues have been added on this list for standing out in decor, opportunity for photographs and having pretty amazing google reviews from past couples. If I missed one and you think it should be added, leave a comment and I’ll set up a tour to see for myself.


1. The Oxford Exchange

The Oxford Exchange is one of the best wedding venues in downtown Tampa. It is unique in that its a combination of a bookstore, a restaurant and a wedding venue. It is an interesting mix of aesthetics being part industrial and part art deco. It is located just steps away from the University of Tampa and close to hotels nearby for guests. Aside from the stunning decor, I can personally recommend the food here as well – its some of the best food in Tampa.

Interior of the Oxford Exchange in Tampa
  • Address: 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
  • Pricing for 100 guests: $28000-$40000
  • Ceremony only pricing: $1000+
  • Capacity: 50 – 200 guests
  • Website: oxfordexchange.com
  • Phone Number: (813) 253-0222

oxford exchange amenities

Use of the bridal suite, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, parking, tables, is included in the site fee. Additionally event planning and set up is included as well.


2.JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

The JW Marriott was actually just recently built and is my absolute favorite large hotel wedding venue in Tampa. It has a very modern design with wood accents and gorgeous tile work. The ultra-modern architecture decor and on site wedding planners are there to create an experience to remember. Inspire wonder and awe throughout your wedding as you enjoy luxury amenities, beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, and breathtaking views. I honestly love this wedding venue and hotel so much I often choose it as a meeting space for many client meetings.

Bar at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Wedding Venue
  • Address: 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Pricing for 100 guests: $4000-$8000
  • Capacity: up to 1200 guests
  • Website: https://www.armatureworks.com/
  • Phone Number: (813) 2221-9555

Armature Works amenities

Wedding planning services
– Bride’s dressing area
– Groom’s dressing area
– Dance floor
– Podium and/or stage
– Tables and chairs provided
– Upgraded chairs
– Linens, silverware, glassware provided
– Outdoor lighting
– Piano
– Security
– Venue set up and clean up
– Votive candles
– Overnight accommodations available
– Day-of coordinator
– Champagne toast
– Complimentary bridal suite
– Full kitchen facilities
– Valet or public parking for a fee


3.Le Méridien Tampa

Le Meridien is a historic hotel and wedding venue in Tampa. The century-old Federal Courthouse was transformed into one beautiful venue after undergoing major renovations – making this historic landmark now worthy enough to house our most prestigious events! With its close proximity to many popular dining spots as well as being located just steps away from other coveted locales such as Tampa Cruise Port, Raymond James Stadium, Amalie Arena, and more. This hotel is also a AAA 4-Diamond destination, named the #1 Hotel in Tampa by USA TODAY Travel!

Front of the Le Meridien Hotel and tampa wedding venue

Le Méridien Tampa amenities

Use of the Bridal suite, lighting and sound, linens, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, parking, tables, is included in the site fee. Additionally event planning and set up is included as well. Bar Service has its own options and upgrades.


4. Armature Works

Armature Works is a fully restored mixed-use building thats located in the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood. The rooftop is gorgeous, but I’d highly suggest touring the theatre as well. One great thing to love about Armature Works is that you have options when it comes to where you have your ceremony and reception. The main locations you can rent for your special day are The Gathering, The Loft, The Courtyard, Social Room, Social Hall, The Theatre, or my personal favorite for smaller weddings The Loft. Each space has a distinct look and feel each with its own benefits.

Wedding venue Armature Works
  • Address: 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Pricing for 100 guests: $18000-$24000
  • Capacity: up to 1200 guests
  • Website: https://www.armatureworks.com/
  • Phone Number: (813) 230-3725

Armature Works amenities

Use of the Bridal suite, lighting and sound, linens, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, parking, tables, is included in the site fee. Additionally event planning and set up is included as well.

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5.Hotel Zamora

St. Pete Beach’s newest wedding is the Hotel Zamora and I couldn’t be more obsessed with this boutique event venue. From breathtaking rooftop views, mouthwatering food, modern decor of the rooms, to the indoor/outdoor ceremony and reception locations this venue is hard to beat!  A fantastic backdrop to any wedding day, the indoor and outdoor spaces are divided to host ceremonies that transition seamlessly from cocktail hours to wedding receptions. There are heaters for cold day, a rainy day backup plan, and a beautiful bridal suite available for whatever your wedding brings.

image provided by Hotel Zamora
  • Address: 3701 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
  • Pricing begins at: $6000+
  • Capacity: up to 175 guests
  • Website: hotelzamora.com
  • Phone Number: (727) 456-8900

Hotel Zamora amenities

Hotel Zamora offers all-inclusive wedding packages. Tables, chairs, linens, and various tabletop items will be provided and set up in any arrangement that you prefer. From intimate elopements to extravagant receptions, the staff will work to make sure everyone has a safe, fun evening.

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6.Opal Sands Resort Clearwater

Clearwater Beach is home to stunning Gulf Coast views and plush greenery. The Opal Sands resort brings all of this right to the front door of your wedding. Whether you prefer to be outdoors on the event lawn or the sea salon, or indoors in the ballroom, Opal Sands will provide a stunning backdrop for your special day. On top of that, this resort offers tons of special activities to relax and celebrate at the resort or steps away on the beach. With panoramic views, and an oceanfront property, Opal Sands Resort brings the tropical Florida scenery right to the forefront of your special day, its truly a top tier wedding venue in Tampa Bay.  This destination allows you to arrive for your special day, while they take care of the rest. Whether choosing the sea salon, the event lawn, or the Opal Ballroom, your day is sure to be one you will cherish for years to come.

Opal Sands Clearwater Wedding venue
  • Address:  430 South Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
  • Pricing for 100 guests: $27000-$40000
  • Capacity: up to 500 guests
  • Website: hotelzamora.com
  • Phone Number: (727) 456-8900

Opal Sands Resort amenities

Opal Sands Resort offers wedding packages to cater to everything you could want You will have access to a professional catering manager who will be by your side throughout the planning process, from planning your menu to designing your room layout. This resort offers custom catering menus, audiovisual equipment rentals, and premium spa services for the wedding party at the Opal Spa.


7. Hotel Alba Tampa

The Hotel Alba Tampa is a newly remodeled hotel located near the airport. It has some really unique design choices and has a fairly high end but trendy aesthetic. This wedding venue is no small thing, you can choose from 9,000 sq. ft. of event space, including a ballroom fitting up to 600 guests and plan the perfect function with their dedicated events team.

Lobby for the wedding venue in Tampa Hotel Alba

Hotel Alba venue amenities

Use of the linens, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, parking, tables, is included in the site fee. Additionally event planning and set up is included as well.


8.Tampa Museum of Art

This venue is one of Tampa’s few waterfront event venues. The Tampa Museum of Art is a very unique wedding venue. There are multiple ceremony sites as options and my personal favorite view of the Plank Museum is seen from here. The covered terrace provides space for outdoor seating for up to 400 guests and has views of the Hillsborough river, the park, and the University of Tampa’s minarets that stand against the Tampa Skyline.

Museum of Modern Art amenities

Bar Services Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, and Wifi.

9. Powel Crosley Estate

The Powel Crosley Estate is a 1920s Mediterranean mansion in Sarasota that has been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. You can exchange vows with a stunning Sarasota Bay backdrop or go for a touch of elegance in Bay Side Pavilion. You and your guests can enjoy the many spaces across the Crosley Estate. First-floor rooms included with every rental of this property include the Great Room, Library, Dining Room, Breakfast Nook, restroom and First Floor Guest Suite. Second-floor spaces included in every rental are the restrooms, Balcony, Ship Room, Bayside Room and Second Floor Guest Suite. The Crosley Estate also offers amazing outdoor spaces, including Loggia andthe Patio, Bayside Pavilion and Bayside Lawn. 

For more information:https://www.bradentongulfislands.com/special-event-services/crosley-estate/rental-info-and-rates

Cost to bookPowel Crosley Estate

According to Wedding Wire, weddings at Powel Crosley Estate for 100 guests ranges between $5,000–$7,000 and varies based on the day of the week and the space reserved.

Powel Crosley Estates amenities

Use exclusive use of the selected event space for ceremony and reception Bridal suite and Groom’s dressing room. Optional upgrades include planning, coordination, and catering services.

Powel Crosley Estate capacity

This venue will fit 200 people indoors and up to 1000 for outdoor events and receptions.

10. The Pavilion at Mixon Farms

Two ceremony options of a lush garden or an actual orange grove with receptions for up to 200 in the Grand Pavilion beneath a wood-plank ceiling strung with twinkle lights. They also have options for intimate weddings and elopements. The Pavilion features an incredible open pavilion with a wooden gazebo surrounded by a Koi pond. The vibrant lush tropical gardens, a beautiful fountain and rock waterfall, and twinkling edison lights above you while you dance, make The Pavilion the perfect open air space for your wedding day.

For more information: https://thepavilionatmixonfarms.com/

Cost to bookPavillion at Mixon Farms

According to Wedding Wire the cost to book at Mixon Farms for 100 guests ranges between $5000 and $6000 depending on the day of the week, duration of rental and whats included.

Pavillion at Mixon Farms amenities

  • 5-hours exclusive use of the selected ceremony & reception space, plus additional time for setup & teardown
  • Two dressing room suites
  • Tables & chairs for up to 120 guests
  • Venue coordination
  • Setup & teardown staff
  • More options are available as an upgrade.

Pavillion at Mixon Farms capacity

This venue will fit 75 people indoors and up to 250 outdoors.

Hotels in Tampa for wedding guests.

  1. Le Méridien Tampa
  2. Epicurean Hotel
  3. Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
  4. Hotel Haya
  5. Westin Tampa Bay
  6. AC Hotel Tampa
  7. Hotel Alba Tampa
  8. Aloft Tampa Downtown
  9. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
  10. DoubleTree by Hilton Rocky Point Waterfront

Wedding Venue FAQ

How much does a wedding cost in Tampa?

The average cost of a wedding in Tampa cost was $23,400 between 2016-2019. In 2020 the average cost was brought down to $20,044 due to the rise in elopements related to the effects of the pandemic. However experts are predicting that cost to rise in 2022 and beyond.

What is the average cost of a wedding venue in Florida?

It is possible to find venues that are higher and lower in price depending on your guest count, amenity preferences, and of course… Location, location, location! Tampa wedding venues roughly begin at $3,000-$8,000 for 50 people, but average between $9,000-$14,000 in larger weddings.

What is the average size of a wedding?

Most weddings that I photograph are between 80-200 people. Larger non-western weddings can be upwards of 400 people. Micro-weddings are usually 50 guests or less. Elopements can vary but are typically less than 10 guests which would include the bride, groom, officiant, and usually a few friends or family members.

What should I look for in a wedding venue?

I suggest looking for a wedding venue that can accommodate all parts of the day, too much travel can throw a wrench in your timeline and become more of a hassle. Ideally a wedding venue has a bridal suite, a groom suite, space for the ceremony, reception, and is centrally located or has onsite opportunities for unique photographs.

What are the most popular types of wedding venues?

Hotels, banquet halls, farms or barns, vineyards, wineries, park/garden/beaches, mansions, country clubs, lofts, or historic spaces can all be excellent wedding venues depending on your needs.

Whats next?

There are so many wedding venues Tampa has to offer. So hopefully this guide helped narrow down your choices. Am I missing anything? Any other important venues? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

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  1. When planning your wedding, it is always important to consider the venue. There are many factors to consider, such as how they would like to decorate the venue and how they would like their guests to feel on their day. The first and most important factor is to find a place that best suits your needs. It is also essential to consider how accessible it will be regarding transportation and parking. Another factor is where you’d like your ceremony to take place. Traditional venues are charming, but modern venues also offer grand ballrooms and outdoor gardens. I appreciate you sharing such helpful information.

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