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Enter a lobby welcoming you to pause and enjoy something from the bar, treat yourself to something from our gift collection, or savor one of the delicious and beautiful creations from our gallery... boasting chocolate artisans from the Tampa Bay area.

Moving through to the dining room you will find an atmosphere of elegance and old world charm. The private dining area is set apart to offer a little something magical. The main room allows guest seating up to 65 and over looks a sprawling tropical view with a waterfall moving through a dreamy stream. The Garden room, located adjacent to the main dining room and fully air conditioned, invites an additional 35 guest.

Here at the Empress we specialize in create Intimate Affairs with different style options to suit your occasion…

With up to 75 guests add a dance floor to spice up the night.

With up to 100 of your close family and friends enjoy a plated served dinner or a buffet.

With up to 150 guest party cocktail style

An outdoor setting is available upon request at no additional Charge.

Free Valet service available on the weekends

Please visit our virtual tour online at or call us at (813) 988-9027

to schedule a time to drop by The Empress Tea Room for a personal tour.

And feel free to send an email with any questions to

We can’t wait to help you create memories that will last forever!

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Hannah Married on 09/27/2014
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Kelsea and Kim are so great! They made my wedding wonderful, and at a great value!
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They not only provided a great atmosphere and setting for the ceremony but switched it around to provide a beautiful reception! The food was fantastic and the service was great!
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We always have a great time at Empress Tea Room! The staff is very friendly, the venue has an inviting atmosphere, and the teas and food are delicious! Whether you go with a couple of friends, or have a larger event (we had 20 mother/daughter pairs), Empress Tea Room is a great choice!
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Kim and the Empress Tea Room are wonderful, this venue has all the ambiance you need for a bridal shower or elegant wedding reception, ceremonies out on the courtyard in the evening are especially beautiful. A bridal shower at this location would be perfect to have a great time for everyone!!!! Love you Kim!

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