Historic Spanish Point is a vintage wedding venue located in Tampa, Florida. Its 30 acres overlooks Little Sarasota Bay with sweeping views, formal gardens, a quaint chapel, historic homes, and lush Florida foliage that presents a welcoming environment for couples, their families, and their guests. With several venue locations throughout the site, flexible vendor policies, and views any photographer would dream of, they will help you make dreams for your wedding day come true.
Facilities and Capacity
Historic Spanish Point offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for a ceremony and reception surrounded by natural splendor and old Florida charm. Couples have the opportunity to make their wedding exactly the way they envision by using all of the possibilities that Historic Spanish Point has to offer. Intimate weddings can be held in Mary’s Chapel with seating for up to 40 guests, while more grand ceremonies are held at the formal gardens that can seat up to 150 guests. These ceremonies often utilize the stunning pergola and sunken gardens.
Historic Spanish Point offers a shuttle as well as many event rentals for your special day. They can provide tables, chairs, tents, and lighting to create the wedding atmosphere you have always dreamed of.
Historic Spanish Point is an archaeological, historical, and environmental museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. The homestead was established in 1867 by John Greene Webb and his family. The lavish historical garden was later built in 1912 by Mrs. Potter Palmer, a Chicago socialite who came to Sarasota to establish a Winter estate. The private, not-for-profit organization and the museum opened in 1982.
Historic Spanish Point is a significant environmental site, and its location on the shores of Little Sarasota Bay offers the unique opportunity to view different habitats as well as plant and tree combinations. Native plants representing over 50 percent of the species found in the county can be enjoyed along the nature trails and boardwalks, including a pristine mangrove shoreline.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Stephanie · Married on 04/07/2018
When I first booked Spanish Point, I worked with Gilly, then she left and then I had Michele and then finally Katrin. Gilly and Michele were ok but Katrin was absolutely amazing. She was extremely responsive, helpful and super accommodating. She helped make the night so wonderful and magical. I could not have asked for a better experience than working with her.
Devi · Married on 03/24/2018
Historic Spanish Point is truly a hidden gem. The venue is so beautiful! This is old Florida charm at it's finest. We loved Mary's Chapel from the start and chose to have our ceremony there, but there are several breathtaking locations to choose from. Katrin really went out of her way to make sure our day was perfect. Thank you Katrin!! We had a cocktail hour out near the water in front of the Guptil house; it was beautiful there under the old oaks, near the bay. From there we had the reception inside the old school house. This was perfect for our small wedding party of 45. Everything ended up being perfect, we couldn't have been happier.....
Rachel · Married on 01/07/2017
My husband and I booked our wedding at Historic Spanish Point this weekend. Although the weather brought cold and wind, the staff were exceptional, accommodating, friendly, and made our special day so unforgettable. Mary's Chapel was the perfect setting for our ceremony. I fell in love with the stained glass windows the first time I laid eyes on them. Our reception was at the beautiful White Cottage and lighted Pergola. Gilly was brilliant and lovely throughout the entire planning process as well. I would highly recommend Spanish Point for its experienced staff, incredible photo ops, and historic charm!
The Historic Spanish Point provides so many beautiful options for photography, it makes my job easy! Whether you are looking for lush, old Florida scenery and authentic historic structures, or clean and modern natural backdrops, Spanish Point has it all. Romance is truly around every winding path. Everyone who works there is such a dream to work with, accommodating nearly every request for your occasion.
Beautiful location for your wedding! You won't be disappointed
Charming little chapel in the woods is a beautiful spot for a wedding or vow renewal.