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Just picture it now: The sound of waves gently crashing against the sand in the background as you and your love exchange vows. The wind floats through your veil as the stunning sunset sets on your celebration under the stars. If this sounds like your dream wedding, then Tampa and its surrounding areas are your best friend. Luckily for our Florida brides, we've gone through the full list and picked the best waterfront wedding venues in Tampa for your big day.
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Getting married on the Hilton's private beach is ideal for the destination couple. Not only do they assign a day-of coordinator immediately upon signing, but they are also an all-inclusive venue with two beachfront pavilions and a wide variety of indoor venue selections. Whether you'd prefer a plated or buffet dinner, a relaxed evening enjoying sunset at the on-beach Tiki-bar, or an elegant ballroom wedding with a view of the ocean, the Hilton is able to cater to your every wish. Depending on your preferences, their on-beach liquor license means that you can even allow your guests to enjoy Rum Runners while you exchange rings, making for the perfect environment for the vacation-ready bride and groom. Read real brides' reviews here!
Davis Islands Garden Club
Nestled within Davis Islands just five minutes from downtown Tampa, Davis Islands Garden Club is a beautiful locale that can be completely rented out. Located on two acres, the Davis Islands Garden Club is a completely blank canvas where you can entirely customize your wedding to fulfill your every wish. Essential for the couple that loves the outdoors, the Davis Islands Garden Club hosts a large variety of outdoor spaces. Our suggestion is to say your vows right next to the Seddon Channel, slowly cascading in the background, and follow with a reception on the lawn or inside the available 3,000-square-foot ballroom. You and your guests will feel completely away from it all, without having to travel far outside city limits. Read real brides' reviews here!
If you're the couple that wants to enjoy time near the water, then cruising the Yacht StarShip is a perfect pick. Whether you'd prefer to be married on the beach and take a cruise for your reception or have your ceremony and reception all on the water, all three of the company's yachts can be accommodating. Ideal for the couple that loves amazing views and wants to offer something a bit more unique for family and friends, the yachts can fit up to 600 guests and can be relocated throughout the Tampa Bay area throughout the evening. With over 14 years of experience, Yacht StarShip is an all-inclusive experience that your guests will be talking about for years to come. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Rusty Pelican
If you're looking for a captivating view, then The Rusty Pelican is the way to go. Your oceanfront ceremony will have an intimate feel complete with pristine ocean views and lush landscaping. A paved aisle outside and a magnificent indoor locale for your bad weather backup plan will also offer stunning amenities. At this venue, you will have the space completely for you and your loved ones, giving you five banquet rooms to choose from, allowing you space for 20 to 220 guests. For the destination brides, the space also has five preferred hotels to choose from whichl include transportation. Read real brides' reviews here!
Loews Don Cesar
Loews Don Cesar can instantly be recognized by its unique architecture and Pink Palace flare. Located in a private area of St. Pete Beach just outside of Tampa, the venue is a secluded beachfront paradise. The Loews Don Cesar's first-class customer service is complimented by its unique and flavorful cuisine, which can be completely customized for your wedding, which fits up to 250 guests. Should you decide to move inside for part of your special day, the architecture of the space exudes historic charm as does the classic-yet-contemporary decor. Read real brides' reviews here!
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
One of the few private beachfronts in the St. Pete Beach area, Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club offers a stunning beachfront location for every bride's style. Depending on your venue preferences, the event space hosts a stunning beach option as well as a classic gazebo and marina with fantastic views of Boca Ciega Bay and the St. Petersburg City skyline. The ballroom can fit up to 250 guests and offers memorable, panoramic views of the waterfront — while still leaving room for a large dance floor to close out your festive celebration. As you and your love celebrate your wedding day, you will be the only wedding of the day, ensuring nothing will be out of the question to make your wedding-day dreams a reality. Read real brides' reviews here!