10 Pet-Friendly Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay

You want to have your closest friends and family at your wedding, so you probably can’t imagine saying “I do” without your best friend. Even if your bestie has four legs and is covered in fur. Including your pet in your wedding can seem like a challenging, stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be!...

Mauve, Gold, and Navy Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Na’iyma and Keith’s St. Pete wedding created a fairytale experience with Victorian charm and elegance using a soft pink and deep blue color palette, golden details, and an abundance of florals for their 75 guests. Inspired by the bride’s favorite shade of purple, the wedding featured hues of mauve and navy, elevated with shimmery metallic...

Elegant Southern Inspired Wedding Shoot | Two Sister’s Ranch

The rustic charm in a Dade City wedding can be felt throughout the town’s rare rolling hills and spacious acreages. For a fresh look from the traditional barn inspiration, Karen Cerboni, lead planner and owner of EventFull Weddings incorporated modern design elements paired with a vintage style for this stunning inspirational styled shoot. “We titled our...

Best Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venues

NOVA 535 Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, NOVA 535 is a historic venue dating back to 1920 that offers both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception. Beyond the clay brick walls lies a private courtyard surrounded by lush, 30-foot tall bamboo, transporting guests to a zen-like garden in the middle of...

Vintage, Tropical Clearwater Wedding | Belleview Inn

Kayla and Ben’s laid-back Clearwater wedding featured an intimate tropical vibe at a historic inn, bringing a vibrant Florida atmosphere for their guests to experience. “Our colors were navy, bright green, and orange/coral. We chose them because we love tropical flowers,” the bride explained. “Our theme was fairly loose, but it was based on the...

Expert Advice: 7 Tips For Choosing a Wedding Date

While you may have thought selecting a Tampa Bay wedding date was the simplest part of planning, there are many factors to consider for when choosing those special numbers: Weather. Hurricane season. Gasparilla. Spring break. Local events (think St. Pete Grand Prix or festivals at Curtis Hixon or Vinoy Park) So that you don’t choose...

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Vow Renewal | Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club

After 40 years of marriage, Sandy and Bill’s intimate waterfront St. Pete vow renewal featured a tropical ceremony, much different from the blizzard and two feet of snow that occurred during their first ceremony and rainstorm that arose during their 25th wedding anniversary party. Vibrant pink, bright purple, and vivid yellow floral decor popped against...

Vintage Modern Anna Maria Island Wedding | Bali Hai Beach Resort

Kourtney and Scott’s Anna Maria Island wedding was a tropical-inspired evening that intertwined vintage elements and modern style to create a guest experience unique to the bride and groom. “Our wedding theme was a vintage-modern vibe, but we really wanted to have our guests be at our wedding and say “wow” because it describes Scott...

11 Best Tampa Bay Wedding Venues for a Waterfront Ceremony

Home to some of the best wedding venues in Florida, the Tampa Bay/Sarasota area hosts a variety of event venues with stunning waterfront backdrops. Whether you’re looking for a “toes in the sand” beach wedding, private yacht, or rooftop ceremony with sweeping water views, these 11 wedding venues are our top picks for a waterfront...

Burgundy Boho Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Sunken Gardens

Chloe and Wes’ downtown St. Pete wedding combined exotic florals and decor with Florida’s tropical atmosphere. Natural wood elements complemented the lush greenery sourced from the bride’s grandmother’s garden, while traditions from her Filipino heritage were intertwined into their garden ceremony. “I really wanted the feel of a destination wedding without making all of our...

90’s Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding Shoot | NOVA 535

As the latest generation of couples begin planning their weddings, a team of Tampa Bay wedding vendors decided to channel the 1990’s era with a funky vibe and fun iridescent-inspired color palette to create an inspirational photo shoot. Wedding planner Delaney Driver of Wilder Mind Events was inspired to create a unique event that incorporated...

Burgundy and Blush Romantic Rustic Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works

Shania and Timothy’s Tampa Heights wedding was a romantic evening combined with a winter color palette of burgundy and navy and rustic decor. The laid-back evening was focused on celebrating with family and friends and ended with a giant sing-a-long on the dance floor. “I love the simplicity and elegance of it. We are both...

Peach and Greenery Bohemian Destination Wedding | Indian Rocks Beach

Tori and Blake’s bohemian beach wedding was originally slated for the Virgin Islands, but the global pandemic threw a wrench in their International travel plans, so they pivoted and picked Tampa Bay for their destination wedding. The Kansas City bride and groom had visited Tampa Bay many times for vacation, so they knew it would...

Expert Advice: 9 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in your life. Though, with the celebration comes big responsibility. Your wedding day is a milestone and one of the most memorable days of your life. The first set of decisions you make over the next few weeks will set the tone of your wedding: budget,...

Romantic Greenery-Filled South Tampa Wedding | Oxford Exchange

Nadine and Dave’s intimate South Tampa wedding was originally planned as a larger scale destination wedding, but when the couple decided to move to Florida during the pandemic, they changed course and hosted a luxe celebration for 17 of their closest family and friends. The Texas couple chose Tampa for its convenient and sentimental locale...

Whimsical Boho Tampa Heights Wedding | Rialto Theatre

Erin and Christopher’s Tampa Heights wedding blended elements of the couple’s personalities with a bohemian aesthetic to create a whimsical evening for their 125 guests. “Our theme was boho-whimsical. We knew we wanted old brick to represent Tampa. The Rialto was the only venue we toured, and we knew it was the one,” the bride...

“Best of” 2020 Wedding Receptions

Timeless, Classic Ivory and Blush Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault “We wanted a very timeless, classic, romantic theme for our wedding, very neutral colors, and a lot of candles. The crystal candelabras were my biggest focus. We chose ivory, blush, and sage for our colors. We felt it was a classic look that complimented...

“Best of” 2020 Wedding Ceremonies

Vibrant Pink Floral-Filled Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault “I love flowers and bold colors. I knew I wanted lush, bright, and different. Our florist even helped me incorporate flowers that my grandmother grew in her garden when I was a child which meant so much to me. The venue was one thing that my...

Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay 2021

Yacht StarShip Downtown Tampa – Celebrate the countdown to 2021 with a VIP New Year’s experience aboard Yacht StarShip! Dine on gourmet food, sip on tasty cocktails and dance the night away on the water under the stars. The VIP experience includes an open premium bar with souvenir champagne flute, 4-course seated dinner, 3-hour cruise...

“Boho-Ho-Ho” Tampa Heights Christmas Wedding | Rialto Theatre

Jordan and Jordan’s Tampa Heights wedding featured a bohemian twist on a holiday motif, with shades of reds, greens, and golds, and a combination of traditional wintery elements and unexpected details. “Our wedding was Christmas themed with a hint of boho. I have always wanted a winter wedding, and who doesn’t love Christmas?” the bride...

Modern, Tropical Green and Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Megan and Martin’s downtown St. Pete wedding featured a carefully curated celebration that combined a tropical aesthetic with a jewel-toned color palette. “The idea was to have a modern tropical garden wedding. Martin is originally from England, so I started with the classic English garden wedding but wanted to update the look. I previously worked...

St. Pete Beach Don CeSar Bridal Show | Sunday, January 31, 2021

The annual Don CeSar bridal show brings a much-anticipated look at this year’s top wedding trends at the iconic St. Pete Beach wedding venue. Tour the historic “Pink Palace” on Sunday, January 31, 2021, from noon to 3:00 p.m., while sipping complimentary champagne and indulging in the Don’s chef-created hors d’oeurvres. This carefully curated show...

Romantic, Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Morean Center for Clay

Brittany and Ryan’s romantic downtown St. Pete wedding brought a soft garden vibe to the industrial character of a former train station. The St. Petersburg bride and groom chose a subdued color scheme injected with lots of greenery to soften the space. “Our colors were mauve, white, and gold, with a lot of greenery. I...

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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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Lifelong Photography Studio

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Breezin’ Weddings

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UNIQUE Weddings & Events

Parties a la Carte

Special Moments Event Planning

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Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

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Bayou Club

Kemari Lyn Films

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Elope Tampa Bay

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Monarch Events And Design

Cascade Bridal Bouquet with White and Blush Pink Roses and Ranunculus, White Astilbe, Ivory Stock, Greenery and Eucalyptus | Tampa Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design

Lynn’s Catering

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Boutique

Tropical Boho Bride and Groom Excited After Exchanging Vows, Bride in Flowy Deep V Neck Wedding Dress, Colorful Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Godfrey | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Florist Brides N Blooms | Wedding Dress Nikki's Glitz and Glam | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Amber McWhorter Photography

Bella Bridesmaid

A&P Designs

Bay Kings Band

Grant Hemond & Associates

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St. Petersburg Wedding DJ Breezin' Entertainment

A Chair Affair

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