5 Best Outdoor, Lush Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay isn't just beaches; we also have a wide variety of wedding venues with lush outdoor settings that showcase the Sunshine State's beautiful natural surroundings and blooming flora. From perfectly manicured golf courses to nature-filled pastures, discover the Best Outdoor, Lush Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Spread out over 410 acres, The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers seven unique and beautiful ceremony sites and three indoor
event spaces. The outdoor areas feature lawn, beach, marina, and courtyard settings with space for up to 300+ guests, while the
indoor ballrooms can hold up to 250 people or 500 guests for a tented reception. With miles of private white-sand beach, a
heated gulf-front pool and Jacuzzi, five on-site restaurants and lounges, a 291-slip, deep-water marina, sailing and boating charters, watersports, and a 9.5-mile island path for biking or jogging (bicycles included), The Resort at Longboat Key Club is ideal for a destination wedding or staycation, giving your guests a true resort experience!

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Mill Pond Estate

Mill Pond Estate features four wedding ceremony and reception spaces, each with its own unique feel for couples looking to
incorporate Florida’s natural beauty into their wedding day. The all-inclusive venue includes catering and a full-service floral studio that specializes in luxurious, natural, garden-style floral designs and installations.

Couples can choose from three nature-immersed ceremony locations: The Flower Garden (an intimate location for up to 50 guests that boasts winding paths through flower beds), The Lilly Pond (where up to 150 guests are surrounded by weeping bottle brush trees and calming water), and The Broken Oak (perfect for vows with up to 150 of your loved ones under the whimsical branches of a centuries-old oak tree.)

Create stunning, artistic wedding portraits with multiple outdoor backdrops at picturesque locations throughout the 18-acre property. Host your reception under a grand sailcloth tent or be immersed below the starlit sky at The Grand Meadow as you party the night away surrounded by stunning natural vistas gilded with dazzling wildflowers The property is truly a blank slate so that your personal style can shine.

Simpson Lakes

This family-owned wedding venue is the perfect mix of classic, modern, and romantic with a touch of southern charm. They offer gorgeous spaces for weddings of any size and can easily accommodate up to 300 guests!

Couples can choose from two ceremony locations: the Oakside spot, complete with cobblestone tiles and glowing light posts under the canopy of sprawling oak trees draped in Spanish moss, or the Lakeside spot, which is between the two lakes, featuring an organically shaped island outfitted with beautiful railing, cobblestone pavers, and lush landscaping. The shaded cocktail patio features a stunning, custom-built pergola that stretches across the entire back half of the venue. It is outfitted with a custom bar and hanging Edison lights to give it the perfect amount of charm.

Extra large windows along the East side of Grand Room reception space boast panoramic views of the 120-acre property and its beautiful ancient oaks, open pastures, and crystal lakes.

The Concession Golf Club

The Concession Golf Club offers a pristine landscape set on a 520-acre Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with a nature-rich design that features 150-foot pine trees and 200-year-old oaks. The club, located in the prestigious Lakewood Ranch, offers multiple outdoor and ballroom options in a private setting. The expansive lawn, with lush greenery, features a stone and wood pergola surrounded by manicured topiaries creating the perfect ceremony altar backdrop and seats up to 350 guests.

The outdoor patio is ideal for cocktail hour or al fresco dinner party with a fire pit overlooking the greens. The multiple ballrooms feature classic architectural details and is adjacent to the patio, making it perfect for dancing under a canopy of bistro lights.

With convenient on-site lodging and restaurant, Concession Golf Club boasts a two-story, eight-bedroom lodge, four-bedroom cottages, and the cozier casitas for your wedding party, family, and guests making for an inclusive event weekend.

Casani Estates

Nestled in a mature wooded oasis on the edge of beautiful Twin Lake sits one of Florida’s most spectacular private venues. Casani Estates is surrounded by vast trails, towering Pines, Bald Cypress and massive Oak Trees, and provide a beautiful elegant woodsy garden feel to your wedding or event.

Conveniently located in Groveland, FL, about midway between the Tampa Bay & Central Florida areas, Casani Estates is a beautiful outdoor & indoor venue that hosts weddings and special events. This property is set on over 100 acres of stunning picturesque scenery and pine forests. Couples who choose to celebrate their day at Casani Estates can expect a natural scenic backdrop for their event.

We offer a choice of 4 lakefront ceremony sites for couples to choose from. For those looking for a chapel or religious ceremony, The Pines offer a well shaded site with beautiful lake views an outdoor chapel feel.  If you are looking for a more tropical, waterfront option, The Lake Point offers stunning water views and a meticulously maintained green area for your guests to enjoy. For large ceremonies, we offer The Great Lawn, which can comfortably accomodate 300+ guests in a traditional seating arrangement, while also offering creative sitting options for smaller parties such as spirals and circular chair patterns. Lastly, those craving a woodsy or forest feel to their ceremony have the option of choosing The Oak Hammock, a space surrounded by nothing but beautiful Florida nature.

The Pavilion offers an elegant garden setting that can accommodate up to 200 guests for seated receptions. Those who are hosting larger weddings can avail of the grand deck and Lodge, allowing them to host up to 250 of their loved ones. This property offers two elegantly decorated get-ready spaces and 12+ hours of venue access on your wedding day.

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