7 Best Rooftop Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay

Best Rooftop Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay

Aloft-Element Tampa Midtown

Tampa’s newest and trendiest hotel, the Aloft-Element Tampa Midtown features a modern event space located in the heart of the city’s new destination district, Midtown.

The property features over 5,200 square feet of special event space, with a unique ballroom space that features floor-to-ceiling windows framing sweeping views of the surrounding city and downtown Tampa.

Couples can say “I do” on the hotel’s terrace overlooking downtown Tampa and host their rehearsal dinner or after-party at the hotel’s contemporary rooftop restaurant and bar, ‘Sal y Mar’ which translates to Salt and Sea, and features a sophisticated menu and craft cocktails inspired by the luxurious coastal Mexican city of Tulum.

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Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach offers multiple outdoor balcony ceremony sites overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and two newly renovated ballrooms, making it a versatile venue for intimate destination weddings, as well as larger events.

With its 16th floor Sky Terrace boasting near 360-degree views of the ocean and intracoastal, over 200 of your closest family and friends can watch you say “I do” while enjoying panoramic scenery of Clearwater Beach, America’s Best Beach according to TripAdvisor 2019.  Or couples can choose to exchange vows with their toes in the sand, against an ocean backdrop. Reception options include three chic ballrooms spaces with unique features like private terraces, high ceilings, modern chandeliers, and unobstructed views.

The property is ideal for destination weddings or out-of-town guests, with 287 hotel rooms, 256 of which are suites that include full kitchens. Hyatt Regency all-inclusive wedding packages include a dance floor, floor-length table linens, chairs, butler passed hors d’oeuvres, a custom wedding cake, four-hour unlimited bar, champagne toast, plated dinner or buffet, special room rates for guests, and a complimentary hotel night for the couple.

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(Available to new bookings only)


Red Mesa Events

The Red Mesa Events venue, originally the home of downtown St. Pete’s first fire station, was fully restored in 2017 while still preserving the
original features of the historic building. The three-story wedding venue offers multiple areas, including an open-air courtyard restaurant, Red Mesa Cantina, perfect for rehearsal dinners or bridal showers, and three event spaces: a renovated ballroom, open-air bar & lounge, and a rooftop deck featuring stunning views of downtown St. Pete.

Red Mesa Events is ideal for couples seeking historic charm with a modern twist. The DeSanto Rooftop is a chic third-story lounge overlooking the heart of downtown St. Pete. With a rich Brazilian Walnut deck, a 30-foot bar specializing in craft cocktails, and a stunning view of the sunset, you’ll love the ambiance of this event space for your ceremony, cocktail hour or reception for up to 175 guests.

With original exposed brick, brilliant chandeliers, white marble bar, herringbone wood floor, and panoramic views, The La Florida Ballroom is an exquisite event space a dinner reception for up to 120 guests. The ballroom is decked out with state-of-the-art A/V and uplighting and features its own cutting edge banquet kitchen so that your chef is dedicated to your wedding menu.

With Mexican cuisine at its heart, Red Mesa Events blends Latin and Caribbean kitchen traditions to create a menu of bold, fresh flavors. The event spaces are catered by the famous restaurant and feature their incredible chef-created dishes and hand-crafted cocktails utilizing their collection of the most extensive selection of tequilas and mezcals in
the South!

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The Birchwood

Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, The Birchwood is a boutique hotel that is ideal for couples looking for a modern and timeless venue setting. The five-story Spanish Mission-style building sits at a prime location on Beach Drive, overlooking the picturesque St. Petersburg Pier, Straub Park, and Tampa Bay.

Inspired by the 1920’s glam era, The Grand Ballroom at The Birchwood is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch. The interior Ballroom space was renovated in 2015 with elegant details and modern chandeliers, but couples and guests are always wowed by the neighboring terrace balconies which offer breathtaking views of Tampa Bay and the amazing Downtown St. Petersburg Skyline. With space for up to 200 guests, The Birchwood is sure to impress.

This trendy hotel is home to 18 rooms with oversized bathrooms that feature their iconic porcelain, clawfoot tubs. The vintage-inspired decor is
an ode to the historic charm and makes for stunning wedding day photos. The Birchwood caters to couples in search of a luxurious wedding celebration paired with an innovative culinary experience, with custom menu options available to suit any event or palette, including gourmet vegan options.

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Hotel Zamora

The Hotel Zamora is a Mediterranean-style boutique hotel on Saint Pete Beach, offering event space for groups of 50 – 175. With panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal waterway from their two private rooftop ceremony and reception spaces, and a chic Spanish-influenced design, groups enjoy a unique experience in a tropical garden-like setting.  The open-air space features string lighting, lounge areas, bar, and hedge wall backdrops. It can be used for every aspect of your wedding day including ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.  

The private waterfront Sun Deck is located directly on the intracoastal waterway offering unparalleled sunset views. The newly renovated ballroom offers additional backdrop options for a completely customized experience. The chef prepared menu is 100% customizable and crafted with a Mediterranean flair fitting of the property. On-site accommodations allow guests to enjoy the boutique hotel’s resort amenities, such as bicycles, kayaks, fishing poles, and boat slips, turning your wedding weekend into a mini-vacation.

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The Don CeSar Hotel

Serving up almost 100 years of luxurious hospitality, The legendary Don CeSar Hotel is the perfect setting to create oceanfront memories for up to 300 guests. The landmark hotel offers multiple breathtaking ceremony backdrops, including uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico from the newly renovated ballroom balconies. Couples may choose additional ceremony and cocktail spaces including a white sandy beach, lush gardenscapes and courtyards, as well as elegant ballroom reception spaces featuring historical architecture and stunning water or city views.

The iconic “Pink Palace” hotel features 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, plus 277 guest rooms (including 36 suites), a variety of culinary experiences among their four restaurants, two resort-style pools, and an 11,000 square foot onsite spa, all nestled directly on the white sugar sands of St. Pete Beach. The Don’s award-winning culinary team offers coastal-inspired cuisine infused with locally-sourced ingredients for their customized menus. All wedding packages include a 4-hour open bar, cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast.

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Yacht Starship

The Yacht Starship brings a whole new meaning to cruising the Florida water with breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline, freshly prepared cuisine, and great entertainment making it the epitome of a Tampa Bay waterfront wedding venue.

Ceremonies take place on the rooftop deck, with 360-degree water views, and can be officiated by the ship’s captain.

With four luxury yachts available, an on-site event coordinator, in-house catering, DJ, and officiant, the Yacht Starship offers an affordable all-inclusive wedding experience.

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