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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 72% of couples
Lauren · Married on 05/04/2019
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!!Sent on 05/13/2019
Matthew · Getting married on 11/13/2019
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!Sent on 02/06/2019
Kaleigh Cornett · Getting married on 12/07/2019
We were ready to book our wedding here. We took a tour of the venue and loved it so we placed a tentative hold on a date and Brandi told us that she would send along a pricing package with our preferred food service, etc by Friday (3 days later). At the point of this meeting, Brandi had already sent us a general venue pricing page and when we were going through the tour, we discussed the venue pricing numerous times. She also knew at the point of that tour that the date we wanted was in 2019.Sent on 01/05/2019
So we wait until Friday with no word from Brandi. I wait until Sunday and send her a quick follow up email. Still no response. Christmas week was the following week so I cut her some slack and figured it was because of the holidays. Still nothing a week later. So two weeks after she said that she would send the individualized pricing package I finally get an email from Brandi. Apologizing for the delay and sending me the ‘updated 2019 venue pricing’. It was $1500 higher that she quoted us 2 weeks ago. There was no mention of a price increase at any point in our meeting. I emailed back asking for clarification on this and haven’t gotten a response yet. Fiancé and I have both called and left numerous voicemails and no response. And on top of that we haven’t even gotten the catering pricing like she originally promised!
For the delayed response time, blindsiding us with 150% venue increase, poor customer service, and not following through I decided to give up and find another venue. I am highly disappointed in Brandi as we loved the venue and could picture our wedding day there. I also could not trust a person that has demonstrated this level of terrible customer service to help plan my wedding. As a contrast, I contacted another venue and received individualized pricing that same day.
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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!