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.
95 Reviews for Tampa Bay Watch
Recommended by 97% of couples
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David Hastings · Getting married on 11/11/2020
Exceptional! The best place to get married!
We had a blast at our wedding and Tampa Bay Watch helped make it so. The venue is exceptional: surrounded by nature, serene, with a stunning view of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Sunset views from the veranda dazzled our friends and family. Jon was very helpful at every step. We were happy to support a good non profit doing excellent environmental work in our community. We are SO happy to have chosen Tampa Bay Watch. It's the best place to get married!!Sent on 12/07/2019
Caitlin · Married on 06/01/2019
We had our dream wedding at Tampa Bay Watch. All of our mostly out of town guests absolutely loved the space, the beautiful view, and we're still hearing about the gorgeous sunset everyone enjoyed in the evening (made for great pictures too). Jon was super responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. And we loved that our money was going towards a good cause. AMAZING price for what you get too!!! Cannot recommend them enough... it was the perfect spot to have our wedding and we couldn't be happier.Sent on 06/09/2019
Tampa Bay Watch's reply:Thank you Caitlin!
Susan Thurston · Married on 05/10/2019
Perfect wedding venue for a great cause
Tampa Bay Watch was the perfect venue for my October 2019 wedding. I loved the fact that we had the entire place to ourselves and we could do the ceremony outside by the water and the reception inside. The porch is beautiful for watching the sunset and sipping a cocktail. Many of my guests had never heard of the venue or the organization and thought it was a gem. The venue fee is a little steep but it goes to a great cause and the staff is super helpful throughout the process. I was thrilled to have my wedding at a great place while helping an organization committed to helping the environment. Win win! I recommend asking Jamie from the staff to help with coordinating services and/or flowers. She was great!Sent on 12/08/2019
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.