Shephard's Beach Resort is a coastal wedding venue located in Tampa Florida. Host your once-in-a-lifetime occasion on their private section of Clearwater Beach, which offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and its beautiful sunsets. With a breathtaking tropical location, a team of creative chefs, personalized service, and over 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, you can enjoy every moment knowing that your wedding is being handled with style and expertise.
Facilities and Capacity
Shephard's Beach Resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venue options to host an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Their outdoor event spaces include the Tiki Pavilion and Tropical Pool Deck, both accommodating up to 60 to 150 guests. Their larger indoor spaces are the Waterfront Wave Room for 150 to 500 guests, or the Ocean Flame Restaurant for up to 250 guests. Their more intimate spaces include the Dolphin Room for 60 to 100 guests, or the Palm Room for 20 to 35 guests. The adjoining Waterfront Area can accommodate 1,500 guests.
Shephard's Beach Resort offers many services for a seamless wedding experience that you can enjoy and remember for a lifetime. The venue is also available to host engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and elopements. The wedding services they provide include:
Shephard's Beach Resort offers the convenience of in-house catering through their world-famous restaurant, Ocean Flame, that's known for its excellent cuisines and premier banquet service. Their experienced culinary staff can accommodate guests with gluten free, kosher, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian dietary restrictions. They will also provide all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens. The wedding catering services they offer include:
Shephard's Beach Resort also offers in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they provide include:
Recommended by 92% of couples
Dianna · Married on 11/19/2017
Shephard's was absolutely amazing. Sandy was very receptive and extremely helpful from the beginning to the end, and made sure that everything was exactly how I wanted it. For the price, we got what we wanted. The food was awesome as well. Only slightly disappointing thing was that we had to have our reception within 4 hours. I would have loved just a little bit more time!
Deborah · Married on 10/28/2017
Sandy is the best. She is good at her job as day of coordinator. Shephard's Beach Resort is a great venue for a wedding. My family thoroughly enjoyed the venue.
Lauren · Married on 04/27/2016
Sharyn (the coordinator) was amazing to work with. She was professional from the beginning and gave us a full tour and budget breakdown the day of our tour based on our expected needs so we knew exactly what we were getting at the price. She was always responsive to emails and allowed us to customize our wedding while still maintaining their standards of excellence. She was willing to meet with us whenever we were in town, just to touch base and keep an open line of communication.
Day of, she was attentive, in communication (without being stressful or overbearing), and attentive to details (I forgot a table number on a place card and she not only found the error, but corrected it). She let us go and rest for ~20 min. after our first look and personally came to tell us it was time to be married! The ceremony was stunning and set up beautifully. She had suggestions for picture locations and communicated with all our vendors so well.
At the reception, the food was AMAZING and the service was phenomenal. They were dressed in appropriate tuxes that were professional, but not out of place and they were fantastic at keeping everyone full of food and drinks! The MC was a blast, he communicated with us what would be happening in chunks of time and made sure we had everything we needed. After that, he ran the show! The DJ staff was great, we gave them our breakdown of songs and events we wanted to have happen and let them run the soundtrack for the open dances and they did a fantastic job.
The resort itself was great, friendly staff, and the honeymoon suite was comped for 2 nights! It was so fun to allow everyone the opportunity to do what they wanted without any pressure. Estelle, one of the front staff in the lobby, was AMAZING. She upgraded our room and helped us with everything we needed and proceeded to check in with us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction whenever she saw us around.
Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better experience!