Post # 1
So im having a really hard time findind a venue and reception area that will fit our budget, we cant spend more that 4500 everything included, which might be super hard but it is an intimate wedding (45-55 people) I was thinking of getting married under a tree somewhere than reception elsewhere, i dont want to go the “Traditional” route, like something artsy/different. Please help! We want it during “sweater weather” not hot and not too cold! If you have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated! thank you!!
Post # 3
April in Tampa IS hot–I see that’s your listed wedding date. I think maybe you would be better off with Jan/Feb if you want it cool enough for a sweater.
Have you looked into Grand Plaza Hotel? They are fairly reasonably priced.
Post # 4
Ditto PP… April is getting firmly into swimsuit territory. I’d move it back to March; February tends to get pretty cold.
As for location, check out the local parks: Lettuce Lake Park (in North Tampa), Hillsborough State Park, Fort DeSoto Park (St. Petersburg), Honeymoon Island/Caladesi Island, etc.
The town of Gulfport (about 30 min from downtown Tampa) has a bunch of wonderful places, including Stetson College of Law, which used to be a Spanish day spa. Gulfport is also loaded with super yummy restaurants, so your options for bringing in an outside caterer should be plentiful.
Just think outside the box, and you should be fine.
Post # 5
Im looking into selling my Venue that was at a Country Club in Tampa. It accomodates up to 100 guest. Ceremony and Reception are included with cocktail hr, dinner buffet, and 4hrs open bar. asking 3k if interested let me know
Post # 6
The Rusty Pelican had some affordble options when we were planning our wedding. We were going to have 50 people and a brunch meal. Very beautiful venue.
As other posters have said, April is definetly HOT weather. Nothing cool about it.