Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Marry Me Tampa Bay “Before 5” Networking

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At Marry Me Tampa Bay, we’re always thinking of out of the box ideas to connect wedding vendors while fostering a community of interaction and partnership. Most wedding vendors spend a majority of their time and work, making things happen behind the scenes for their couples on wedding days.

We recently partnered with the Association of Bridal Consultants to change things up and bring the Tampa Bay wedding professional community on a “Wedding Venue Crawl” throughout downtown St. Pete, on our take of a fun networking event.

With so many amazing wedding venues in the downtown St. Pete area, it was a hard choice to narrow down our crawl to just three venues.

We kicked off the day at The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. As one of the newest venue spaces in St. Pete, The James Museum was a much-anticipated stop for many vendors who wanted to tour the space for the first time. Light bites and custom cocktails from in-house caterer Datz, were a crowd-pleaser.

Tampa Bay photographers Shauna & Jordon Photography captured each beautiful space along with the fun-filled afternoon. Shuttling vendors from venue to venue, Network Transportation arranged their minibusses to drive our 75 attendees around in style.

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The second stop for the Wedding Venue Crawl was downtown St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535. Guests were treated to a custom cake-pop dessert bar by Sweetly Dipped Confections and cocktails provided by the venue. With a variety of flavors, melted chocolate, and sprinkles to choose from, wedding vendors learned the process of dipping and decorating cake-pops, while they toured the unique and historic venue space. With brick walls, hardwood floors, an endless array of lighting and decor options, and an outdoor bamboo courtyard in the middle downtown, NOVA 535 leaves a surprise at every corner.

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To close out the venue crawl, we headed to the ballroom of boutique hotel The Birchwood, to enjoy a mouth-watering charcuterie and cheese, with stunning waterfront views. Guests enjoyed the musical stylings of a violinist from Breezin’ Entertainment while hopping into one of their free-standing photo-booths for a souvenir photo strip from the event.

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Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | St. Pete Venue Crawl | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue and Museum, The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | St. Pete Venue Crawl | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue and Museum, The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event, St. Pete Venue Crawl | Wedding Tablescape with Baby Blue Linens and Greenery with Blue and White Florals with Crossback Wooden Farm Chairs

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event, St. Pete Venue Crawl | Wedding Tablescape with Baby Blue Linens and Greenery with Blue and White Florals with Crossback Wooden Farm Chairs

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event, St. Pete Venue Crawl | Tall Wedding Floral Centerpiece with Greenery, Blue and White Florals

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | St. Pete Venue Crawl | Unique Catering Display with Rustic Wooden Barrels at The James Museum for Western and Wildlife Art by Datz Catering Group

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | St. Pete Venue Crawl | Unique Catering Display at The James Museum for Western and Wildlife Art by Datz Catering Group

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | St. Pete Venue Crawl | Unique Catering Display at The James Museum for Western and Wildlife Art by Datz Catering Group

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Unique Specialty Wedding Cocktail Spritzer with Floral Garnish

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Transportation by Network Transportation

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Tampa Bay Cake Pops and Desserts by Sweetly Dipped Confections

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Tampa Bay Cake Pops and Desserts by Sweetly Dipped Confections

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Tampa Bay Cake Pops and Desserts by Sweetly Dipped Confections

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Tampa Bay Cake Pops and Desserts by Sweetly Dipped Confections

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Tampa Bay Cake Pops and Desserts by Sweetly Dipped Confections

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl at The Birchwood

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Live Violinist Entertainment by Breezin' Entertainment

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Cheese and Charcuterie Display at The Birchwood

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Cheese and Charcuterie Display at The Birchwood

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Cheese and Charcuterie Display at The Birchwood

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Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Photo Booth by Breezin' Entertainment

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Photo Booth by Breezin' Entertainment

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl

Marry Me Tampa Bay Before 5 Networking Event | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | The Birchwood Weddings and Events Team

Event Organizers: Association of Bridal Consultants and Marry Me Tampa Bay
Photographer: Shauna & Jordon Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro 
Venue: The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
Venue: NOVA 535 *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Venue: The Birchwood *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Dessert: Sweetly Dipped Confections *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Entertainment and Photo Booth: Breezin’ Entertainment *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Transportation: Network Transportation

MEET THE EDITOR

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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