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.
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:
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.
100 Reviews for Tampa Bay Watch
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Sara R. · Getting married on 11/02/2021
Thank you Jon and TBW
My new husband and I were engaged in Sept 2018 and pretty much right away started shopping for venues. We knew we wanted a beach wedding, and although TBW is not ON the beach, we pretty much fell in love with the space right after our visit. Our original date was 10/15/20...most venues didn't book that far in advance but Jon worked with us...and then of course we fell victim to postponement, so Jon easily booked our new date of 2/11/21. He answered all my millions of questions and is a great tour guide when you visit. He's super friendly and keeps everything safe covid wise. Thank you Jon for helping make our wedding special at your beautiful venue.Sent on 02/17/2021
Lindsay M. · Married on 03/06/2021
Best wedding venue!
Tampa Bay Watch is the most beautiful wedding venue in the area. The views and surrounding environment can’t be beat. Jon is amazing and so easy to work with! It’s a private venue so you don’t have to worry about extra people walking around. It’s right on the water but no sand to worry about waking through. I’d have my wedding all over again and not change a thing about the venueSent on 04/08/2021
Ashleigh S. · Married on 11/20/2020
Jon at Tampa Bay Watch is as awesome as the venue itself. He was always accommodating to day visits to the venue and responsive to emails in the planning process- which were a lot in the COVID times. He helped us plan a reception to keep guests spread out and safe. He helped make our day amazing!Sent on 01/13/2021
Tampa Bay Watch's reply:HI Ashleigh.
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.
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.
I love doing hair and makeup at this location! It is so lovely and peaceful there.