Did you know that approximately 63% of people that come to Tampa to get married are from out of state? This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Tampa has many spectacular locations and special venues for couples who want to tie the knot. Whether you want a grand, lavish affair with 600 guests, or an intimate ceremony for just family and friends, Tampa Bay has something for every couple. You can get married on the white sands of the beach, in a mansion, or in a rustic barn full of southern charm, and have a big day that you will both treasure forever.
The Tampa Museum of Modern Art (120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602) is a wonderful place to get married. As well as being home to some stunning exhibitions of art and sculptures, the museum also hosts private events. The waterfront location is spectacular, and you will have views of the University of Tampa and the iconic city skyline. The museum offers several different venue options for your wedding, including an outdoor dining terrace, which is perfect in the summer sunshine, or an indoor atrium. You can even hold your wedding event in one of the galleries, in amongst the art and installations. The museum has in-house caterers for your wedding that can custom-design a menu for you, and they will cater for up to 400 guests. The Tampa Museum of Modern Art is an unusual venue that is wonderfully unique for your big day.
Cross Creek Ranch (12950 E Wheeler Rd, Dover, FL 33527) is a great place for a rustic wedding that is full of charm. You can get married in the Enchanted Forest, in the open air chapel, or in the recently renovated Carriage House Stable, which is big enough for 150 guests. There is a real family feel at Cross Creek Ranch, the venue is elegant but understated. If you are planning your wedding for the second time, or perhaps are a little older, you can make the event really special. You can bring together your new blended family and include all the little ones in your ceremony too. At Cross Creek Ranch, everything is organized for you, from catering to photography, and hair and make-up. This means that you don’t have to worry about all the finer details of your wedding, you can just get on and enjoy the day.
Out on the water
Tampa Bay’s Yacht Starship can host up to 600 guests for an elegant wedding, and you can get married with beautiful views of Clearwater Beach and the waterways of Tampa Bay. The cruise company offers a range of packages for different budgets. All packages include a dedicated wedding coordinator, some top-class catering and a DJ for your party. On the Yacht Starship you can have a stunning wedding with Tampa Bay as your backdrop.
Getting married is one of the most important events of your life. In Tampa Bay you can have a wedding that is special, with some beautiful views that will take your breath away.