Centro Asturiano de Tampa

1913 North nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602 Map · Phone number
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About Centro Asturiano de Tampa

El Centro Asturiano is one of Tampa’s early Spanish social clubs. The club, founded in 1902, catered to Latin males, most of whom were immigrant workers in Ybor City’s cigar factories. Members paid a monthly fee for health insurance, use of club facilities, and guaranteed burial in the club cemetery.

Originally the first floor, which can be considered a basement since it sits three feet below ground level, was largely the recreation floor. It boasted a gymnasium, a Cantina for cards, chess, and dominoes, a billiard room with five billiard tables, and a three lane bowling alley. A marble onyx bar in the Cantina is reportedly the world’s longest.

The second floor had offices for officers of the society, a library and reading rooms, educational rooms, smoking rooms, ladies’ parlor and dressing room, auditorium and stage.

The third floor has a Grand Ballroom and the balcony of the theatre. The fourteen ballroom mirrors are originals.

The elevator was added by Las Damas del Centro Asturiano de Tampa in 1994 at a cost of $148,000.00. The building originally cost $110,000.00 and its furnishings $30,000.00 in 1914.

In 1974 the building was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated heritage structure in the Ybor City Historic District.

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27 Reviews for Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Cynthia · Married on 06/28/2014

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    I was very pleased! Wendy the sales manager was very patient and pretty funny. She's caring and made sure that everything in the reception hall was up to par. It's affordable and beautiful! I love the historic richness of the venue. I definitely recommend this place! Thank you Wendy and staff for all your help!

    Sent on 07/12/2014

    Centro Asturiano de Tampa's reply:

    Thank you Cynthia, it was wonderful being part of your event!! Best of luck to you guys. God Bless you always:)
  • User3580169 · 2+ years ago

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    This was such a unique venue. All my guests were very impressed. The wedding was beautiful. Wendy was sooo incredibly helpful, professional and sweet. It was a pleasure to work with her. We used both downstairs rooms for cocktail hour and reception. We had a vintage theme and it was perfect. I would highly recommend this place.

    Sent on 05/18/2014

    Centro Asturiano de Tampa's reply:

    Thank you Karina...It as great working with you.
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    Jennifer · Married on 11/24/2013

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    I had a beautiful, fairy tale wedding ceremony and reception at Centro Asturiano. The building is beautiful and historic with amazing architecture, the staircases and chandeliers looked great in the pictures. Wendy Ottenwalder, my event coordinator, was very helpful and flexible, answering all my questions and emails quickly in the 9 months prior while I was planning. All other venues in the area had limited tables and chairs or wanted us to rent our own. Centro provided us with unlimited seats and allowed us to bring in our own caterers which allowed us to have 150 guests, instead of paying a high price per guest the way some venues charge. I changed my floor plan several times, and Wendy was very patient and allowed us to store a couple big things in the building a couple days before so we'd have less to do the day of. She was patient and kind to my family who all had different ideas and questions, very professional. I would highly recommend this venue, I was able to do my ceremony and reception in one 8 hour rental of the Grand Ballroom. Absolutely beautiful.

    Sent on 12/08/2013

    Centro Asturiano de Tampa's reply:

    Thanks Jennifer....It was wonderful working with you guys. Always very organize and very polite. Thank you for having this wonderul event at Centro Asturiano.

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Centro Asturiano de Tampa FAQ

  • 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? $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 800.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 1000
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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  • Oh So Classy Events
    Oh So Classy Events Wedding Planners

    Centro Asturiano is one of the best venues in the Tampa/Ybor area for Weddings, Quinces and all other events! If you are looking for a historic and affordable venue, this is the place to go. Oh So Classy Events approved! :)

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