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The West is an unrivaled wedding event space offering its guests a modern, industrial-chic venue in the heart of its iconic, Old Florida location in Madeira Beach. As the premiere wedding venue in the area, The West Events now offers All Inclusive Packages for those looking for the easy button! Mere steps away from white-sand beaches, The West Events provides clients with a non-traditional backdrop of raw brick walls and polished concrete floors and the freedom to transform this blank canvas into the Instagram-inspired, Pinterest-planned venue of your dreams. With packages that include everything from planning, catering, bar, floral, dessert, entertainment, and more...
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With over 5,000 sqft of indoor space and 2,000 sqft of outdoor courtyard space, The West Events can host smaller/intimate weddings as well as larger soireés. The entire venue is a blank canvas for your design, enabling you to curate any theme you wish. The floor plan is open and airy, allowing spaces to be both large and small. Whether your celebration is intimate or grandiose, The West Events is able to accommodate a space for your needs. There is a capacity of 250 for standing events and 150 for seated occasions. In addition to the inside areas that are available, there is also an outdoor courtyard that consists of 1800 square feet. For smaller gathers, consider booking The West Wing for small groups of up to 60.
The West Events is fortunate to call Madeira Beach home. Located between St. Pete Beach & Clearwater Beach, this 2.5-mile stretch of sand sits between two of the best-rated beaches in the world. St. Pete Beach was named Trip Advisor's No. 1 Beach in the U.S. in 2021. Nearby Clearwater Beach has also earned accolades as the No. 1 beach in the U.S. in 2019, 2018 & 2016. With ample attractions, hotels, & restaurants, this small beach town has it all. The West Events is perfectly situated steps away from the beach. Whether you are looking for a beach ceremony or just post-ceremony sunset pictures, this beachside venue is the perfect spot! We say have your cake & eat it too!
The West Events has curated a list of Tampa Bay's top vendors and brought them all together to help couples hit the easy button with the all-new All-Inclusive Package. From planning to catering, bar, and entertainment, you can rest assured your big day is in good hands. While other venues' all-in-one packages find ways to save and skimp, TWE only picks the best of the best. Whether you are looking for a tropical, boho, modern/minimalist, or traditional vibe, this blank slate beachside venue can transform the space, making your dreams & vision come to life. For more information on this list of vendors, please contact our TWE venue manager.
The West Events is proud to offer a stand-alone 18ft wrap-around bar with a roll-up garage to a 2000 sqft outdoor courtyard. With both indoor and outdoor bar service, our bartenders can handle both smaller intimate events up to larger soirées. Personalize cocktail hour with one of our neon signs, signature cocktails, bourbon tasting station, or champagne wall. Note: The West Events has an exclusive bartending service that handles all events.
In-house, Add-Ons are also available, including neon signs, farm tables, yard games, gobo, heaters, fireworks, slideshows on TVs, and more.
Why not get married on the sand steps away from your reception venue? If you've dreamed of a beach wedding but also want an industrial/modern venue, you've arrived! TWE offers beach ceremony packages as an ADD ON to our all-inclusive packages. Call our TWE venue manager today for pricing and availability.
All-Inclusive Wedding Package
TWE does have an all-inclusive package for those couples looking for the easy button. Call our office to schedule a site visit and to learn more about our packages. Packages include the following:
- Venue (8-hour rental)
- Private Suite for the wedding couple
- Blue Ribbon Room, The West Wing & West Bar & Courtyard
- Planning (Month of Services from one of Tampa Bay's top Planners)
- Event Manager for duration of event
- Catering (Pick your favorite menu from one of Tampa Bay's top catering companies, including passed apps + stations.
- Premium Bar (4 hours)
- Floral- Includes table centerpieces, bud vases on high tops, couples' florals, aisle decor, & arbor)
- Champagne toast
- Cake/Dessert- Choose between cake, cupcakes, or gelato/ice cream cart
- Professional DJ for ceremony music & reception
- Poly linens & napkins (choice of color)
- Decor & Signage
- Tables - 60" rounds, 36" high tops, sweetheart table
- Choice of Arbor (A-frame, Moongate, etc.)
- Wooden cross-back chairs for ceremony and reception
- Licensed Officiant
- Valet - Guest arrives in style with hassle-free on-site valet service
- Sparkler exit
Specials & Discounts
Reach out to our venue manager for any current specials and offers.
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Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Laurie Davidson-Smith, a former SEC Championship pitcher for The University of Georgia, was not scared of a challenge. Alongside her business partner, Michele Smith, a 2x Olympic gold-medalist softball pitcher and ESPN analyst, revitalizing historic buildings is a passion. Their first large project was to restore a ramshackle relic of Old Florida into what is now the Sunset Inn and Cottages, which consistently ranks as TripAdvisor’s #1 hotel in Treasure Island. Most recently, when they spotted a long-vacated, run-down laundromat, their newest project was born: The West Events, the area’s newest event venue. Michele and Laurie preserved the structural integrity and industrial soul of this mid-century building. Exposed brick, wooden accent walls, polished concrete floors, and industrial lighting create the perfect backdrop for any occasion, from wedding receptions to corporate events. They can't wait to host you!
Michele Smith: Olympic Gold Medalist and ESPN Softball Analyst
Michele Smith is a Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and ESPN’s lead softball analyst. She was the first ever female analyst to call a nationally televised MLB game for TBS when the LA Dodgers played the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta in 2012. Michele also served as a color commentator for NBC during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.
Michele played in softball’s debut Olympic appearance in 1996 in Atlanta, GA and again in 2000 in Sydney, Australia winning gold medals in both Olympic Games. She is a three-time world champion for Team USA and was inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame in 2006. Michele played in the Japan Professional Softball League for 16 years and is an eight-time Japan League Champion and eight-time Japan League Most Valuable Player, leading the Japan League numerous years in both earned run and batting average.
During Michele’s NCAA career, she was a left-handed pitcher and powerful offensive threat. She is a two- time All American at Oklahoma State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science.
Fun Facts About Michele: - After living 16 years in Japan, Michele is fluent in Japanese!- Michele has struck out many NFL, MLB, NBA players! Charles Barkley was the only one to make contact and hit a grapefruit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTvQplZOt60) - When not broadcasting for ESPN, you can find Michele our on her road bike where she often will ride over 80 miles in one day or you will find her at The West Events!
We are so excited to introduce our amazing venue manager, Maria Slater, who can be found daily making dreams and special events come to life. Maria comes to us from the Tradewinds Resort where she served as a wedding sales coordinator for 7 years. With ample experience in the industry, established vendor relationships and just an all round amazing human being, we're over the moon to have her as part of our TWE family.
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