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“Before 5″ MMTB/ABC Vendor Networking Recap | Dade City Venue Crawl

A little-known secret about central Florida is that couples can find rolling hills with green acreages and lush lakes among the rural scenery of Dade City just north of Tampa Bay. The historic Florida city is also home to three distinct wedding venues, which Marry Me Tampa Bay and the Association of Bridal Consultants showcased during their “Wedding Venue Crawl.” Wedding photographer and videographer Iyrus Weddings captured the day with a cinematographic flair.

Each venue showcased its ceremony and reception layout, starting with Covington Farm, which teamed up with Save the Date Florida to create a stunning floral circle arch filled with greenery and white flowers. The all-inclusive wedding venue features multiple outdoor ceremony locations and an elegant white barn for up to 275 guests.

The next stop was historic downtown Dade City, home to Venue at the Block, which resides in a 100-year-old building. The industrial event space has been artfully restored and purposefully designed to host weddings and private events. The oversized warehouse windows fill the room with natural light, highlighting the exposed brick walls, peak rafter ceiling, modern concrete floors, and industrial chic interior.

The private outdoor lawn offers a lush turf lawn and is adjacent to the cocktail-hour covered patio which boasts a custom mural. Inside, the venue provides space for up to 200 guests.

The last stop on the tour was the sprawling estate of Simpson Lakes, Tampa Bay’s newest luxury rustic wedding venue located on 120-acres. The property features two different ceremony locations that both offer 360 panoramic views of the
gorgeous grounds.

The Oakside spot is complete with cobblestone tiles and glowing light posts, all under the canopy of sprawling oak trees draped in Spanish moss. The Lakeside spot is right between two lakes and features an organically shaped island outfitted with beautiful railing, cobblestone pavers, and lush landscaping.

The Grand Room boasts a neutral color palate and clean slate look complemented by extra-large windows along the East side of the building, which boast panoramic views of the property and seats up to 300 guests.

The property also offers the Honeymoon House for overnight accommodations.

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Dade City Wedding Venue Covington Farm
Dade City Wedding Venue Covington Farm
Covington Farm Wedding Venue Cocktail Hour Location
Vintage Shasta Trailer Wedding Reception Mobile Bar
Vintage Shasta Trailer Wedding Reception Mobile Bar
Hand Lettered Mirror Wedding Ceremony Sign
Round Circle Wedding Ceremony Arch with Greenery Inspiration | Wooden Crossback Chairs
Air-conditioned Barn Wedding Ceremony Reception Entrance | Sliding Barn Doors | Rustic Decor Inspiration
Indoor Wedding Reception | White Ceiling Drapery with Large Chandeliers
Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Asymmetrical White and Greenery Flower Arrangements | Dade City Florist Save The Date Florida
Wedding Reception Long Wooden Feasting Tables with Crossback Chairs and Gold Flatware Ideas
Neon Light Wedding Reception Photo Op
Personalized Wedding Reception with Wax Seal Menu Inspiration
Rustic White Four-tiered Wedding Cake with Greenery | Wooden Cake Stand Ideas | Greenery Wall Backdrop
Wedding Venue Tour
Intimate Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait
Downtown Dade City Wedding Venue at the Block
Indoor Industrial Wedding Reception | Dade City Venue Wedding at the Block
Wooden Wedding Reception Tables with Black Metal Chairs and White Rose Centerpieces | Dade City Florist Save the Date Florida | Venue at the Block
Rustic Indoor Industrial Wedding Reception | Tall Gold and White Rose Centerpiece Inspiration | Tampa Bay Florist Save The Date Florida | Venue at the Block
Wooden Wedding Reception Tables with Black Metal Chairs and White Rose Centerpieces | Dade City Florist Save the Date Florida | Venue at the Block
Individual White Roses in Vases Wedding Centerpiece Ideas | Dade City Florist Save The Date Florida
Gold and Black Flatware and Classic White Wedding Reception Menu Inspiration
White Modern Industrial Bridal Wedding Suite | Downtown Dade City Venue at the Block
Outdoor Bar Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour Location | Downtown Dade City Venue at the Block
Outdoor Bar Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour Location | Downtown Dade City Venue at the Block
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Reception Courtyard | Downtown Dade City Venue at the Block
Guests Enjoying Wedding Venue
Wedding Reception Guest Entertainment Ideas
Dade City Wedding Venue Simpson Lakes
Dade City Wedding Venue Simpson Lakes
Main Entryway of Dade City Wedding Venue Simpson Lakes
Hexagon Wedding Ceremony Altar Inspiration with Three-piece Floral Arrangment Inspiration | Wooden Crossback Chairs with Cushions
The Lakeside Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Site | Dade City Venue Simpson Lakes
The Oakside Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Site | Dade City Venue Simpson Lakes
On-Site Honeymoon House | Dade City Wedding Venue Simpson Lakes
Rustic Modern Foyer | Dade City Wedding Venue Simpson Lakes
Spacious Grand Room Wedding Ceremony Reception Inspiration
Amber Flower Vases with White Roses and Baby's Breath Wedding Reception Table Centerpiece Inspiration | Flameless White Taper Candle with Gold Holders | Black Plates with Gold Beaded Chargers and Flatware Ideas
Triangle Wedding Ceremony Arch with Tropical Flower Spray Inspiration | Wooden Crossback Chairs
Tall Tropical Centerpieces Inspiration | Silver Beaded Chargers and White Dinnerware Ideas
Amber Flower Vases with White Roses and Baby's Breath Wedding Reception Table Centerpiece Inspiration | Flameless White Taper Candle with Gold Holders | Black Plates with Gold Beaded Chargers and Flatware Ideas
Amber Flower Vases with White and Pink Roses and Baby's Breath Wedding Reception Table Centerpiece Inspiration | Flameless White Taper Candle with Gold Holders | White Chiffon Table Runner Ideas
Amber Flower Vases with White Roses and Baby's Breath Wedding Reception Table Centerpiece Inspiration | Flameless White Taper Candle with Gold Holders | Black Plates with Gold Beaded Chargers and Flatware Ideas | Dade City Photographer Iyrus Weddings
Tall Tropical Centerpieces Inspiration
Signature Wedding Reception Cocktail Drink | Gold Frame Drink Menu Ideas
Unique Hors D'oeuvres Display for Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour
Rustic Spacious Groom's Suite | Dade City Wedding Venue Simpson Lakes
Modern Spacious Bridal Suite | Dade City Wedding Venue Simpson Lakes
Bridal Wedding Suite Champagne Wall
Wedding Venue Tour | Bridal Suite

Venue: Covington Farm
Catering: Catering by the Family
Beverages and Cocktails: The Happy Camper
Draping: On the Move Productions
Sweetheart Table Florals: Save the Date Florida *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Vendor
Ceremony Site Florals and Bouquet: Westovers Flowers and Gifts


Venue: Venue at the Block *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Venue
Catering: Green Door on 8th 
Decor: Flock Decor 
Florals: Save the Date Florida *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Vendor
DJ/Entertainment: Complete Weddings & Events 


Venue: Simpson Lakes *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Venue
Catering: Savory Roots
Desserts: Sugar Darling


Photography and Videography: Iyrus Weddings *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Vendor

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

Vendor Credits

 

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pros

Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.

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    Simpson Lakes
    Ceremony and Reception
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    Iyrus Weddings
    Photographer and Videographer