Tampa – The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa is an island-inspired hotel featuring a private dock, pool deck, and boasts 7,000 square feet of banquet space. Offering a VIP seat for the gorgeous Tampa Bay sunsets, a delicious banquet menu, and an elegant ballroom featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the waters of Tampa Bay, The Godfrey is a premier destination for your waterfront Tampa Bay wedding.
What makes this boutique hotel really shine is its ceremony pier which extends out over Old Tampa Bay, making it more than a waterfront wedding venue, it’s an overwater event space!
- White Garden Chairs, Water station, Tables as needed, Private Pier to host Ceremony, and Bridal party suite prior to the ceremony.
- Ceremony Pricing starts at $1,700
The Cocktail Hour:
The Godfrey offers ample outdoor space for cocktail hour and continues its water views into its light and airy Harborview Ballroom which features floor-to-ceiling windows.
- Included in the price of dinner. Bar, Cocktail Tables, Bartender, Passed HDVS, and a display item
Floor to ceiling windows that look out on the Tampa Bay sunset
Reception rental fee includes: Linens, Chairs, Cake Cutting, Day of Coordination by Confetti Events, Dance Floor, Champagne Toast
- Maximum Capacity: 100
- Events after midnight require an additional fee
Savings Tip: The food and beverage minimum is lower on Friday and Sunday.
The Food & Drink:
Food and beverage minimums start at $5,500 making this Waterview wedding venue an amazing price point for couples wanting a refreshed hotel on the water. Average meal cost: $130/ person
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The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
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Our most element important was the view, which is why we chose The Godfrey. It overlooks Whiskey Joe's which was our first date. Second, because it was a hotel. Prior to COVID, we expected about 40 people to attend who were from out of state so being at a hotel made it easier for all.
We really wanted water to be a huge aspect of the surroundings, but at the same time, we wanted something more formal so the beach wasn't exactly what we were going for. We luckily found The Godfrey and the long pier was perfect for our modern yet formal destination wedding.
The Godfrey's pier over the water was perfect for what we envisioned. The plus side to getting married at The Godfrey was that all of our guests from out of town could stay and we could all be together for the week-long celebration. They accommodated us very nicely and the coordinator made the day run smoothly.