Weddings

Oxford Exchange

Tampa, FL View map
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   47 reviews
$29k - $39k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$29k - $39k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

A Sense of Place

Originally built in 1891 as a stable for the Plant Hotel, 420 West Kennedy Boulevard has gone through several transformations in its 122-year history. In the 1920s an arcade of shops ran through the center of the building from Kennedy to Grand Central, a feature that is echoed in the current design. More recently, housed within the brick walls was an insurance company, photo studio, and dentist’s office. If you have lived in Tampa long enough you may have visited Oxford Exchange in a few of its previous forms.

Oxford Exchange is really two buildings: the original four walls of Number 420, and a new structure that took the place of an older building next door. Painstaking restoration of the older elements, most notably the brickwork, was done alongside the creation of new features, such as the many skylights and the glass-roofed conservatory. It is hard to tell the new from the old, which underscores Oxford Exchange’s mission to showcase the best of the contemporary and the classic.

A Story

While on a visit to London, Tampa businessman Blake Casper found himself drawn to the architecture, feel, and use of English shops and clubs. Sensing the potential for these kinds of multi-use spaces in his hometown, Casper began to conceive a place where people could meet, mingle, work in solitude, or simply pass a few moments outside of their hectic lives.

For the adventure of launching this novel concept, Casper assembled a team of architects, engineers, designers, and craftsmen to transform the old building into a state-of-the-art complex: Smith-Dalia Architects in Atlanta; EWI Construction in Tampa; Project Manager James Brearley; and Interior Designer Mary Beth Courier. Then came the team that would bring the building to life: Dave and Susan Ward of Buddy Brew Coffee, and Abigail St. Clair of TeBella Tea Company came on board; Sarah Fairbairn of One Fine Day Inc. took lead as Special Events Director; Executive Chef Erin Guggino began to develop the menu for the Restaurant; Allison Casper Adams created the Shop, Alison Powell devised the Bookstore, and both started filling a warehouse with finds.

And so, in 2011 Oxford Exchange began to take shape, writing a story that begins at the front door and continues throughout the building every day. Depending on how you look at it, Oxford Exchange is either a large house, or a small town. Each area offers its own feel and personality, and yet each contributes to the whole, which is designed to fulfil a diverse range of needs, from coffee to conversation. Oxford Exchange was hand-built, using materials from over a dozen countries. Italian marble, reclaimed white oak, leather panels on walls and ceilings, and brass fittings, are just a few of the details that enrich the experience.

Oxford Exchange opened its doors at 6:30AM on September 24, 2012. In addition to the careful planning of the physical structure of Oxford Exchange, a great deal of thought went into the activities and products offered here—the spirit of the place. Curation is a key concept behind the food, goods, and programmed events at the OE. With choices overwhelming us all these days, there is a great relief in having the field narrowed by those with the passion and expertise to help us find our way to wonderful new discoveries.

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?

$4,000

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

$4,000

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$27

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Drapery
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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    Jason S. Married on 12/10/2021
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    12/10 Recommend Your Special Day Here!

    The Oxford Exchange is a picture-perfect venue, staffed with employees who tend to your every need and provide nothing short of an unforgettable event for you and your Guests. My wife and I along with our Guests were WOWed at the professionalism of the staff, quality, experience. Kathi was our wedding planner for the event and she was INCREDIBLE. She treats you as if you are the only people that matter and you are her total focus (although she has so many vendors, load-ins, etc. to handle). Kathi helped save our day when our photographer contracted COVID right before the event and landed us the perfect photographer for our event! Thank you! The food and beverage were impeccable and Guests still talk about how incredible the food was (Appetizers: Mini Tacos, General Tsao's Chicken, Whipped Burrata Cristinis... Dinner: Filet + Sea Bass). That Sea Bass was UNREAL. So good! We had the time of our life and would not have changed a thing about our special day. This is the spot for your wedding and hire Kathi for your coordination efforts-- worth 3x your investment!

    Oxford Exchange's reply:

    Oh my goodness, Jason! Thank you so much for your kind words! You and Britteny were an absolute joy to work with! It was a privilege to be part of your "Happily Ever After!" Hugs to you both and your sweet families!! ~Kathi
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    Lauren S. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Absolutely perfect

    The staff, especially Carolina, made our day absolutely amazing. We could not have asked for a better staff or a more beautiful venue. Carolina took care of everything for us the day-of and we basically had zero work to do ourselves. We would absolutely recommend Oxford Exchange to any of our friends or family getting married! *Photos by Ailyn La Torre!*
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    Holly B. Married on 04/30/2021
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    Couldn't Ask For a Better Experience

    Oxford Exchange is not only a stunning venue, but the people you will work with are extraordinary. There are so many options whether you have a large wedding planned or just something intimate. As soon as I got the tour with Kathi I knew I had to get married here. Even the bathrooms are gorgeous. Our original wedding date was in April of 2020 so you can imagine how devastated we were but Kathi cared about US. She made sure we were doing okay and was more than accommodating throughout that tough time. On top of that, from the tasting to the ridiculous amount of emails I sent, we felt cared for and supported. The servers, bartenders, and everyone involved the day of were fantastic. I hear a lot of brides say they didn't get to eat on their wedding day but they made sure I ate lol! I even felt sick at one point, probably from all the fun, and Kathi came into the bathroom and brought me ginger ale. My parents couldn't stop complimenting how much care they received as well. Kathi made sure we stayed on track with our timeline and I didn't lift a finger all day. I wouldn't change one thing about my wedding day thanks to them!

    Oxford Exchange's reply:

    Holly, thank you so much for your kind words!! You are Ian are just the sweetest and I am so happy I was able to be a part of your "Happily Ever After!" Hugs to you both!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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  • Heather & Garrett
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The location and style of this restaurant set it apart from the rest, and the food is phenomenal!

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420 W Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, 33606
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