Tampa Garden Club

2629 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629 Map · Phone number
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About Tampa Garden Club

The Tampa Garden Club is a lovely setting for outdoor weddings and gatherings. The garden, grounds, and bay provide beautiful backdrops for your special event and pictures to cherish all of the memories! The Tampa Garden Club building is a contemporary 6,000 square foot building. The Grand Ballroom is a wonderfully adaptive space with a stage and multi-story window wall facing the bay.

Guests can enjoy views of the romantic and lush gardens out one window, and gaze out across the scenic and tranquil bay through another! The Tampa Garden Club provides the historic charm of South Tampa with the peace and tranquility of lush nature! Perfect location for wedding ceremonies, receptions, social parties, meetings, luncheons, bridal and baby showers, and more! Feel free to contact us for a tour!

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43 Reviews for Tampa Garden Club

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Heather C Mariscal · Married on 11/14/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect Wedding Venue!

    We had our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the Tampa Garden Club in November 2020. As soon as we arrived for the tour, we knew that we had found the right place. Bridget showed us around the grounds and explained their policies and timeframe for the event. She met us for a second tour with my father so that he could see the venue as well. Bridget was so great during the entire process. She always kept in contact regarding any paperwork or information needed. She answered the many questions that we had and offered advice and recommendations. The grounds and garden are beautiful, the conservatory and patio area were perfect for cocktail hour, and the ballroom was large enough to allow us to space the tables out. The view through the wall-to-wall windows toward the water was beautiful during the day, as the sun set, and in the evening. The ballroom is such a classy space that we really did not need many decorations to achieve the classic look we were going for. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we know that is in large part due to the coordination and professionalism of Bridget and her team at the Tampa Garden Club.

    Sent on 01/10/2021

    Tampa Garden Club's reply:

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience!!! It was absolutely our pleasure to be of assistance with your beautiful day!
  • Jessica

    Jessica Lingscheit · Married on 11/07/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect venue

    We had the night of our lives and the venue highly contributed to that. We were able to bring in our own vendors as long as they had a specific amount of insurance and it really helped us to personalize and direct our own wedding. The venue is a beautiful blank canvas with amazing views of Bayshore Boulevard. Our ceremony took place in the garden and it was PERFECT. I couldn’t have dreamed of a more gorgeous wedding and I’m so lucky I found this venue! They have a large max capacity and even with the current pandemic issues it allowed people to spread out and feel comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend The Tampa Garden Club.

    Sent on 11/15/2020

    Tampa Garden Club's reply:

    Thank you Jessica! We are truly grateful for the trust you put in us to house your beautiful day!!
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    Disappointed · Married on 05/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Tampa Garden Club should be ashamed

    Under no uncertain terms, did we agree to socially distance ourselves from our family during the most important day in our lives. Nor did we expect to have to choose between our wedding and the life or death of immediate family members. Specifically, parents on both sides, that are already battling their own health crisis.

    We were so excited about the venue and to work with the director on staff Bridget, however this Pandemic has unfortunately showed Tampa Garden Club true colors.

    My Fiancé and I signed a contract on September 3, 2019 with Tampa Garden Club to have our wedding on October 17, 2020. On March 23, 2020, I emailed Bridgette Baker, the Director of Private Events at the Tampa Garden Club. My fiancé and I were extremely concerned about having our wedding on October 17th. Our main concern was with regards to the uncertainty of the safety of our guests during a global pandemic. We both have a parent on each side with compromised immunity illnesses.

    Bridgette let me know that they were following the CDC 8-week guidelines. Since our wedding was not in that timeframe, she said that if there were to be a CDC mandate in October, she would offer us an alternative wedding date at no cost as per their Disaster Preparedness Policy. She ended the email with saying that the situation was, “very fluid” and that as things changed/updated, she would be in touch.

    We took that to mean that she would be working with us. It was only after I contacted her again 2 months later June 26 regarding postponing my wedding, did she tell me they are in Phase 2 of reopening and our covid-19 policy does not extend to October. Under the current local and state ordinances they have been given, they were able to "accommodate" our 200-person guest count.

    I expressed to Bridgette that our overwhelming concerns for our family’s well-being has compelled us to postpone our wedding and pleaded for her to understand our situation. It was a heartbreaking decision to do after such a long planning process. And still we were told no.

    Finally, after a long discussion with my fiancé and each other’s family, we decided to ask for a refund. Only after that request did they offer to postpone our wedding until next year. However, we were told, "This option will not be extended again. If Covid is still a factor at the time of our new event date, we will be following the CDC, state and local guidance, on if your event can be held or not."

    Since that would put us in the same situation we are in now, we declined. Our last contact with Tampa Garden Club was a voicemail from its President, Michele Vatalaro telling us how much “money we were leaving on the table”.

    I feel that Bridget was dismissive towards me when I first contacted her in March. She acted as though she would be flexible and reasonable, and I trusted her. She only attempted to somewhat “accommodate” us with no guaranty of working with us in the future. And she only did that when she realized that I would not be paying the remaining balance.

    Cancelling our wedding was not an easy decision, however, when juxtaposed with the loss of life that has resulted from the Coronavirus, that was our only option. The Tampa Bay Garden Club has been anything BUT "fluid" and should be ashamed of trying to profit from unsuspecting couples during this National Pandemic.

    Signed, Deeply Disappointed

    Sent on 08/06/2020

    Tampa Garden Club's reply:

    Hello Disappointed,

    I think you will find that what most people experience when booking with the Tampa Garden Club is consistency in following our contract. We are truly sorry that you chose to cancel your event rather than postpone. If there is some other way we can be of assistance we hope that you will reach out to us directly.

    Best,
    -Bridget B.
    Director of Private Events
    Tampa Garden Club

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Tampa Garden Club FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking

2 Real Weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Carrollwood Florist
    Carrollwood Florist Wedding Florists

    We love working at the Tampa Garden Club! It's a beautiful facility overlooking Bayshore. The room is a blank canvas, allowing for any style/theme. The team at the Tampa Garden Club is wonderful, we always look forward to working with them!

  • Puff 'n Stuff Events | Catering Wedding Caterers

    The Tampa Bay Garden Club is a gorgeous place to hold a wedding. The picturesque gardens make for great photos to cherish forever and the Ballroom is just as gorgeous! This truly is a great venue!

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  • 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa, FL, 33629 See on map
    8132515059 (Phone number)
    9am-4pm M-F or by appointment
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Tampa Garden Club frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Tampa Garden Club?

Tampa Garden Club includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Tampa Garden Club in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Tampa Garden Club for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Tampa Garden Club for wedding events?

Tampa Garden Club offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Tampa Garden Club offer?

Tampa Garden Club offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Tampa Garden Club offer for wedding events?

Tampa Garden Club offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Tampa Garden Club have available for wedding events?

Tampa Garden Club offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Tampa Garden Club and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Tampa Garden Club is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.