Weddings

CAVU

Tampa, FL View map

About

CAVU is a historic wedding venue located in Tampa, Florida. Originally constructed as an automobile showroom in the early 1920s, the newly modernized space highlights the architectural beauty of the 20th century and is a part of a revitalization of the historic Yellow Brick Row in the Tampa Heights area. The talented event staff at CAVU welcome couples to create a wedding day that will be both memorable and personal for themselves and their loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity
CAVU can accommodate up to 140 wedding guests in its vintage indoor and outdoor event spaces. The industrial-style venue features polished concrete floors, vaulted ceilings and a minimalist design that showcases CAVU’s original brick and exposed rafters. There are multiple rooms within the event venue, ideal for couples who want a seamless transition between their wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Each room within CAVU’s walls are air-conditioned and offer high-quality audio equipment featuring the Sonos Music System.

Services Offered
CAVU is a full-service wedding venue that offers a wide range of services for wedding events, such as bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and elopements. Those services include in-house catering and bartending, all-inclusive wedding packages, liability insurance, and wireless Internet. At CAVU, couples are able to bring in outside vendors to assist them with all of their wedding needs. Staff will take care of setup and cleanup on your wedding day. CAVU is also a pet-friendly wedding venue.

Cuisine
CAVU has partnered with SaltBlock Catering + Events, who works as the venue’s exclusive provider of food and beverage services. CAVU and SaltBlock give couples the ability to choose from a myriad of catering services for their special day. Some of those services include buffet, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated, tapas, and stations serving styles. Each menu can be completely customized to fit each couple's unique tastes and nutritional needs. SaltBlock can create meals by using ingredients and recipes from all over the United States and the world. CAVU will provide barware, flatware, glassware, China and linens for each event they host.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,550

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Lighting

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
Rated
4.0
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Recommended by 81% of couples
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    Arthur G. Married on 12/14/2019
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    A beautiful space in Tampa Heights!

    Everything about this space was our style - from the connected coffee shop and outdoor patio space for cocktail hour, to the beautiful brick walls, lantern feature wall, and large windows at the front of the venue. My wife and I worked with multiple team members, all of which were incredibly kind and supportive! Definitely the perfect space in the Tampa area for weddings with 130 guests or less.
  • Lauren
    Lauren Married on 05/04/2019
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    May 4th, 2019 Wedding

    CAVU was the perfect setting for my dream wedding! The venue was exactly what I was looking for and Brandi did an awesome job to help my vision come to life. The venue gives you the perfect balance of having its own beautiful features, but also a little bit of a blank slate that allows you to add your own wedding style. I think my favorite part was being able to use Foundation Coffee for my cocktail hour. My day could not have been more perfect and I am so happy I chose CAVU for my wedding venue!!

    CAVU's reply:

    Lauren!

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts of your wedding here. We are so happy that we could be apart of bringing your vision to life on your special day.

    Congratulations again to you and Charlie!
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    Matthew Married on 11/13/2019
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    Historic Tampa Heights

    I fell in love with the area of old Tampa Heights when my Girlfriend and I moved to the adjacent community of seminole heights. After searching through all of the venues in Downtown Tampa, Tampa Heights, St Petersburg, and back in each of our home towns we knew we wanted to get married in this quaint district. We toured a handful of local Venues and decided on this one in particular. The Value along with amazing aesthetics and a rockstar Venue Coordinator made the decision easy. We Couldn't of been happier with our choice for our ceremony and reception and will update everyone after our wedding in November!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Ash McBride Events Ash McBride Events Wedding Planners

Brandi at CAVU is very kind, organized, and enthusiastic about making your event the best that it can be for you and your vision! The venue is beautiful and has many options depending on your specific needs. Whether it be a room flip, indoor/outdoor space, or adding on a separate cocktail hour next door at Foundation. The exposed brick, edison lighting, and sconce feature wall create the perfect mix of industrial and eclectic. Brandi and CAVU are easy to work with and make my job a breeze!

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1601 N. Franklin St. Tampa, FL, 33602
813-895-2288
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