The Vault

Downtown Tampa – Chock-full of original art deco details revealing its former life as The Exchange National Bank of 1923, The Vault offers a unique event space with luxurious finishes and historic charm in the heart of downtown Tampa.

The first bank to be built in Tampa, many of the neoclassical elements remain, including the floor to ceiling windows, intricate medallion details, and of course the bank vault of its namesake (often used as a cozy bar space or unique dessert room for events). This sophisticated wedding venue is perfect for couples who seek timeless and classic design, a vibrant, bustling city feel, and all-inclusive convenience for their celebration.

The fully-restored interior boasts 6,000 square feet of event space with 35-foot ceilings and a second-floor mezzanine level overlooking the reception and is ideal for groups of up to 300 guests. Included in the rental fees are a bridal suite, tables, white Chiavari chairs, security personnel, restroom attendant, and a parking attendant.

The Ceremony:

Ceremony Rental Fee includes: venue, tables, 200 white Chiavari chairs, ceremony draping, uplighting, and premium sound system

  • Ceremony Rental Fee: $4,000 (weekend)


The Cocktail Hour:

Pocket Park next to The Vault is used for cocktail hour after the ceremony, so the venue space can be flipped into your dream reception.

  • $1,675 when accompanied by The Vault rental or included in the “Wedding Package.”

The Reception:

Receptions at The Vault accommodate 200 seated, with a dance floor.


The Vault Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

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White Arch with Drapery and Two Floral Sprays | White and Blue Wedding Inspiration | Historic Downtown Tampa Venue The Vault

Elegant Light Blue and White Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

We wanted something that offered both the ceremony and reception in one place. We also wanted the venue to have the catering included to eliminate us having to find a caterer, and we wanted something that was local and close to things to do so our out-of-town family and friends could do stuff and make a vacation out of the weekend.

We picked The Vault because of how beautiful the space was. We loved the natural lighting and the huge windows. We knew it was the one as soon as we finished the tour! Their service was great! The communication was quick and responsive. The team made our vision come to life!

-Nicole and Alistair
Indoor Downtown Tampa Wedding Ceremony at Tampa Wedding Venue The Vault | Bright Colorful Florida Wedding Ceremony Floral Circle Moon Round Arch with Pink Roses and Purple Orchids and Greenery | Ceremony Aisle Flowers with Blush Pink Gladiolas | Clear Ghost Chairs from Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Vibrant Pink Floral-Filled Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

This is one thing that my husband ended up being particular about, which was surprising. We looked at a couple of different places and I received very nonchalant and non-committal responses from Brian. Then we toured The Vault with James. Brian just lit up and said, “This is it.” He works in finance and loved that historically it was the Federal Exchange. I loved the floor-to-ceiling windows and the blank slate to create what we really wanted. We fell in love with the team. They had so much enthusiasm and were so willing to think outside the box and create an event that was unique and personal to us. The catering and service were outstanding.

-Andrea and Brian
Modern Romantic Wedding Ceremony Decor, Champagne Table Linens, White Chiavari Chairs, Low Greenery and White Roses Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Vault

Romantic Gold and White Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

We wanted something with close proximity to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and to a handful of hotels. We knew 90% of our guests would be traveling from out of state so that was a challenge from the beginning. We wanted somewhere that had enough space for everyone to dance and that felt true to our personalities.

Finding The Vault and realizing how close it was to the church, just made sense. It was a beautiful, unique venue with plenty of space for all of our guests. We loved how it had the second floor, and we had not seen a venue comparable to the way The Vault was set up. It has its own beauty in the architecture, especially the large windows, but allows plenty of room to make an event truly personal. Their service was incredible, and the staff was so friendly and made us feel so at ease. They made the planning process stress-free and met with us in person beforehand to discuss the layouts we had in mind. The tasting was incredible! During the wedding, they gifted us with a bottle of red wine at our table which was so thoughtful as red is our favorite.

-Samantha and JT
White and Green Modern Minimalist Tropicl Wedding Ceremony, Bride and Groom Kissing After Exchanging Vows Holding Lush Monstera Palm Leaves, White King Protea, Orchids, Anthurium Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Taylored Affairs | Downtown Tampa Historic Wedding Venue The Vault

Modern Minimalist Tropical Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

Since I was planning on my own from the west coast, I really needed a venue that provided not only a responsive event coordinator but also a majority of the services that I would need. The Vault did just that. Their event services included furniture rental/setup, lighting, audio equipment, and catering. It was pretty close to a one-stop-shop. Morgan, their event coordinator, got involved extremely early and was diligent about addressing my questions and concerns throughout the process.  Even the couple of minor items I brought up as feedback after the wedding, the venue was happy to address them.

-Patrycja and Matt

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