Tampa Bay Watch

3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33715 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Tampa Bay Watch

Tampa Bay Watch is a coastal wedding venue located in Tampa, Florida. This tropical oasis is perched on the shoreline of Cunningham Key, just before the entrance to Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, Florida, and is conveniently located close to many beach resorts and the airport. With its natural waterfront setting, large deck with sunset views, and expansive grounds, Tampa Bay Watch provides a stunning space to host a one-of-a-kind celebration that your guests aren't soon to forget.

Facilities and Capacity
The Tampa Bay Watch Community Center is comprised of 2,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Featuring a clean, neutral palate and golden bamboo floors, the interior is primarily made up of one large, open room with wall-to-wall picture windows overlooking the bay. The highlight to this space is its wraparound deck, complete with 1,900 square feet of covered open-air balconies, providing spectacular birds-eye views of Tampa Bay, Fort De Soto, Shell Key, and the Gulf of Mexico. They also have a prep kitchen and storage room available. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for an unforgettable ceremony and reception.

Services Offered
The Tampa Bay Watch offers many services during your wedding experience. They will provide tables and chairs for your event, as well as a list of preferred vendors to help make your decisions easier. They will even suggest many ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly. The venue is also available to host rehearsal dinners. The wedding services they offer include:

  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access


History
Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1993, whose mission is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs. They work hard to preserve the delicate ecological balance that exists in Tampa Bay - performing a variety of habitat restoration and protection activities throughout the year, utilizing thousands of volunteers to help the bay recover from its environmental problems.

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91 Reviews for Tampa Bay Watch

Recommended by 97% of couples


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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Amanda D. · Married on 04/06/2019

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    A Dream Come True

    Getting married at TBW was a dream come true. The venue is absolutely stunning, the proceeds go to an incredible cause, and the staff are amazing. We worked with Jon throughout our planning process and the day of. Every interaction we had with him he was always very positive, upbeat, and made sure we were taken care of every step of the way! He knows the venue inside and out and knows how to throw a great party. Jon's top priority were the bride and groom's happiness; Sure enough, we had the experience of a lifetime. Thank you, Jon!

    Sent on 09/15/2019

    Tampa Bay Watch's reply:

    Thank you Amanda!
    We're glad your day was special and one of a kind!
    Congratulations from all of us here at Tampa Bay Watch, and thank you for helping make Tampa Bay a better place
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    Haley · Married on 01/12/2019

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    Venue of Wedding Dreams

    If you are looking for a private, elegant, beautiful waterfront wedding- look no further than Tampa Bay Watch. We were initially drawn to this place due to the organization's conservation and environmental mission- it feels great to support their cause while also getting hitched! We were met with so much more than an environmental space: Jon, the Bay View room coordinator (AKA Wedding Guru) showed us incredible professionalism, quick communication and knew what to ask us without us knowing what kind of things we ought to be thinking about. Jon knows this venue inside and out, due to the number of weddings he has witnessed here. He was SO helpful to all our vendors, our photographer, and even my maid of honor and father as he helped us time when to begin walking down the aisle.
    Our expectations were exceeded. There are so many small details that, when looking back, were flawless, seamless. Even if there were small hiccups during the day, they were handled smoothly due to Jon's professionalism and his excellent communication with my family and wedding party. There were likely many more details that he handled that we may never know of! (Thanks Jon!!!!)
    Another reason Tampa Bay Watch makes for a great wedding venue is the way the building and land is angled for sunsets. We had a 4:30 PM ceremony start time (January wedding). As soon as ceremony ended, our photographer was ogling over the incredible lighting she was able to work with for our photos and portraits.
    Many family members and friends approached me later and told me a dolphin was jumping in the background, during our ceremony as we were saying our vows...magical!

    Sent on 01/30/2019
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    Tampa Bay Watch's reply:

    Thank you Haley and Ross for the kind words. We're glad your day was picture perfect. Thank you for helping make Tampa Bay a better place. As you mentioned, your rentals go directly back into the education and restoration of the Tampa Bay Estuary. Best of Luck and Congratulations from all of us here at Tampa Bay Watch!

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Tampa Bay Watch FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Linens, Parking
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Beach, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Outside Vendors, Wifi
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements

  • CCS Photography
    CCS Photography Wedding Photographers

    We absolutely love working with Tampa Bay Watch. The staff are friendly and courteous, and their property is one of the most beautiful properties in the Tampa Bay Area. If you have not chosen your venue yet, you definitely want to check out Tampa Bay Watch. You will not be disappointed.

  • DD's Florals
    DD's Florals Wedding Florists

    Fantastic venue, beautiful water view and great staff. Ceremony sight is amazing and the venue is very bride and vendor friendly. Florida themed for sure with the privacy.

  • Beautiful You Make-Up & Hair Services
    Beautiful You Make-Up & Hair Services Wedding Hair & Makeup

    I love doing hair and makeup at this location! It is so lovely and peaceful there.

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  • 3000 Pinellas Bayway South Saint Petersburg, FL, 33715 See on map
    727-378-9474 (Phone number)

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