Davis Islands Garden Club is a picturesque wedding venue in Tampa, Florida. Nestled amongst lush tropical foliage, scenic waterfront views, and serene Florida sunsets, this setting is idyllic for an unforgettable celebration in the Tampa Bay area. From intimate afternoon vow exchanges with your closest family and friends to elaborate evening celebrations, Davis Islands Garden Club strives to give you and your loved ones a magical celebration that’s reflective of your unique love story, style, and budget.
Facilities and Capacities
Couples have indoor and multiple outdoor wheelchair accessible event spaces to choose from at Davis Islands Garden Club that accommodate up to 175 of your loved ones. Ideal for ceremonies, the gazebo is right by the water and boasts breathtaking views of Seddon Channel, Harbour Island, and downtown Tampa. The covered veranda and patio are great for cocktail hour and adjacent to the Garden Room, which can house a indoor wedding reception. In addition to wedding ceremonies, and receptions, Davis Islands Garden Club is available for birthdays, engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and corporate events.
Davis Islands Garden Club is a blank canvas, so you can bring to life your dream wedding vision surrounded by magnificent nature. The staff is available to answer all of your questions, and can provide a curated list of preferred vendors that are familiar with the space. This pet friendly club has a one-event-per-day policy and incredible picture spots for portraits or bridal party pictures. Event rentals offered include chairs, decor, drapery, and tables. Other wedding services Davis Islands Garden Club provides include the following:
Founded 1936 as Circle of Tampa Federation and officially chartered in 1953, Davis Islands Garden Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote and encourage the beautification of Davis Islands. They offer multiple resources to emphasize the importance of ecological conservation and protection of natural resources, such as community gardening and nature programs.
Recommended by 90% of couples
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Elise · Married on 03/28/2014
I could not have possibly picked a more beautiful venue in a more idyllic location for our wedding. Our guests could not stop talking about the beautiful grounds, the waterfront ceremony area, the patio, and the Garden Room (usually used for indoor receptions). The drapes and cushions made the reception area and patio look so rich and elegant, and the room was the perfect size for our dinner and reception (not too enormous, not too small).Sent on 04/14/2014
Michelle, the events coordinator, was so incredibly helpful and has a warm, sweet personality that puts you at ease even in your most stressful moments. She was an excellent communicator, and always had helpful advice and information to share while we were hunting down our various vendors. She made sure the grounds were clean and beautiful the morning of, and she communicated with my wedding party (even taking the time to learn everyone's name) while we were all there together setting up the DIYs and seating.
I would recommend saving some money by booking it either during the "slow season", or on a Friday. We had a 5:30 ceremony on a Friday evening, and it worked out perfectly! We were so, so happy we chose the Davis Islands Garden Club.
Hugo Morales · Getting married on 01/04/2020
Great location and venue team
Our family and friends enjoyed the venue and everyone we worked with for our event was very responsive and helpful. I would recommend to others looking for a venue with great view, access to water activities and facing the city of Tampa.Sent on 04/20/2019
Shaunie Jordan · Getting married on 11/23/2019
I had a tour with the venue director Amber who was amazing. Amber was able to answer all of my questions and eased any worries I may have had. The venue itself was beautiful. Unfortunately, the date I wanted was booked. However, I would defiantly recommend this venue to other brides.Sent on 03/02/2019
We have been working at this venue for years. It is a really nice venue to host a wedding or other event. Beautiful landscape right on the water. Check them out!
Davis Islands Garden Club is by far one of our favorite venues to work at. It offers both an amazing indoor as well as outdoor space. The outdoor space features mature trees and beautiful landscaping with a view of the water. There is a path that leads to a beautiful gazebo that is a great for a ceremony backdrop. The outdoor space is absolutely ideal for the type of lighting that we provide, and the options for decorating are endless. The indoor space is a blank canvas that can be customized to your style and vision. The venue coordinator, Michelle, is extremely helpful and is great to work with. Tampa Lights highly recommends that you check out the Davis Islands Garden Club when searching for your wedding or event venue!
Our DJ's always enjoy working at Davis Island Garden Club! Beautiful gazebo/garden wedding with nice reception space! And, you can't beat the South Tampa location!