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Tania · Married on 01/05/2019
The best DYI venue!
We were looking for a venue that was DIY friendly for our wedding reception and definitely CL Space provided the playground for our creative vision. CL Space inspired us to go for an industrial, yet organic wedding reception and I am happy to say that with almost zero limitations to our ideas, we were able to execute what it would be a very memorable night. We had a total of 6 months to prepare for the reception décor. Within these 6 months, we worked with Kristin, the venue manager, who was super friendly and accommodating from the very first day. We visited the venue multiple times to play with ideas. We were allowed to pulled the tables and chairs that came with the price of renting the venue and play with potential set ups. A housekeeping team was included in the renting price to set up tables and clean at the end of our event. Daniel, the housekeeper who I met at the end of the reception, was very friendly and easy to talk to. To my surprise, very few people knew about this space—so we were able to wow them with the beauty of it. The venue doesn’t have an elevator access; however, we gave advance notice to our vendors, and most of them actually have worked in this location. This is something that you should keep in mind. Nonetheless, if I could give 100 stars rating to CL Space, I would. Thank you, Kristin and housekeeping team, from the bottom of my heart!Sent on 02/19/2019
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Toni Guida · Married on 12/30/2018
CL Space was our wedding dream come true. It's so affordable and allowed us to completely customize our wedding. We used our own bar tending and catering services. Kristin was the BEST and was always really quick to respond to my questions. I'm so happy we booked here - it was beautiful and we were able to have an amazing night with family and friends.
Amanda · Married on 11/03/2018
CL Space was a hidden gem inside of Ybor!
As an engaged couple from Sarasota/Bradenton area, we were no strangers to how expensive weddings in Florida could be. We found out about CL Space through a guest attending another wedding at the space. We looked it up and we couldn’t believe how beautiful and affordable this venue was! The entire space is surrounded by beautiful brick and the building itself is filled with history. We were able to rent out the courtyard for our ceremony and our reception was indoors! We were able to bring our own vendors for no additional charge and they were so accommodating to us and our needs! Kristin, the event coordinator, was such a pleasure to work with and was extremely responsive! She also let us visit the venue many times to get logistics for decorating and let us store our decorations the day before the wedding. Daniel, who was in charge of the space the day of the wedding, was also wonderful to work with! He was great setting up and tearing down and was always rolling with the punches. Overall, we would recommend and choose the venue over and over again! ☺️
Cristina · Married on 09/08/2018
We got married at CL Space 9/8/18. We had our ceremony out in the courtyard and our reception upstairs. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful place! It’s a blank canvas, full of so much character
Karla · Married on 02/02/2018
Perfect place for a rustic wedding. Kristin was awesome and very helpful. The location is great too, a lot of options for after party :)
Allison · Married on 10/22/2017
I had my wedding at CL Space recently, and I can't recommend them more! They are so professional, flexible, accommodating, and not to mention absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Camille · Married on 10/21/2017
This venue was so perfect for our 50 person wedding! It's ability to accommodate and customize your vision by bringing in your own team is so great! We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in the same room and it flowed so well! The beautiful brick walls with string lights was the perfect background for our wedding. The staff there were immediate, responsive and professional. Kristin made our day look like a fairy tale and effortless. They were so flexible with allowing us to drop things off early and visit as much as we needed to. This was extremely important as I was planning my wedding from Boston and could only get down there a few times before the big day. There is so much to do afterwards around Ybor that you could easily keep the party going after. Perfect location for a beautiful day!
Britney · Married on 10/07/2017
CL Space was the perfect venue for our reception. We had 100 guests, open bar, buffet setup, photobooth, DJ & a dancefloor full of people and everything fit perfectly without being crowded. the space has beautiful exposed brick and lots of lighting. The venue was very reasonably priced and the event coordinator, Kristin, was very responsive and helpful. The day-of manager, Alan, was also extremely helpful. our external hard drive with our photo slideshow wouldnt work on their TV so he went home to grab a USB for me to borrow- SO NICE! Everything went so smooth with zero problems or complaints!
Chip · Married on 10/04/2016
This is an awesome space with a great look. The folks at CL are very accommodating and knowledgeable. There's a kitchen area, stage, and plenty of room for tables and a dance floor. Comparatively the price is very reasonable, especially with the ability to do your own catering and provide your own music. Other venues require you to use their in-house services. Plus, if after your reception you are still in the mood to party, your in the Ybor district filled with restaurants and bars!
Rayna · Married on 06/11/2016
We knew about Creative Loafing's publication and were really excited to hear about how they rent their space. They do a wonderful job at keeping Tampa Bay connected. We wanted a venue with a sense of community, giving back, and "perfectly historic Tampa". We can honestly say we looked no further, we knew it was exactly what we wanted. With a space that can transition into almost anything we were sure it was the perfect place to celebrate our nuptials. They did a great job at helping us plan, having staff available, and letting us run with the ideas that we had.
Jessica · Married on 06/01/2016
CL Space is a great, urban, cool wedding venue in Ybor City. The exposed brick adds a lot of flair to the wedding and its open floor plan is very unique. There is a beautiful courtyard for ceremonies/cocktail hour, plus their staff is AMAZING! Highly recommend this venue for a wedding or event!
Dedrey · Married on 04/23/2016
From Beginning to End ...CL Space was friendly, helpful, and professional. I have gotten so many compliments on the location of my milestone birthday celebration and referred many. Keep up the Great Work!
Ingrid · Married on 12/03/2015
If you are seeking a smaller venue with adaptability, definitely reach out. The service was great and they are very communicative.
Joanne · Married on 11/08/2015
The space is perfect for any kind of party. And loved the atmosphere of it all.
Krystine · Married on 11/01/2015
I cannot begin to express how amazing CL Space is! I found them when my original venue for our "halloween wedding" was unexpectedly booked for the whole weekend right before we were ready to give them a deposit... after weeks of trying to find another venue... I found CL Space. Totally fell in love with the space and could see the potential! The staff was amazing and super helpful. Anytime I had any questions on the venue, what I was allowed to put up, etc... they responded to me so fast and let me come back and check out the venue any time I wanted. They were amazing when the big day came. Always was very helpful and made sure it all went smoothly. I'd definitely recommend them for any event!!!
Nichole · Married on 09/15/2015
Small, intimate, and lovely for a quaint wedding!
Katie · Married on 11/15/2015
Creative Loafing hosted Cranksgiving Tampa for three years in a row. They did such an amazing job and really helped make our events such a success!!
Beckiee · Married on 09/18/2016
We absolutely loved this venue for our Engagement Party/Surprise Wedding. It was absolutely gorgeous. A blank canvas of old brick, industrial and concrete for us to turn into our own "space" as we saw fit. It was perfect. Kristin was great to work with. She answered all my questions, even the ones I thought were slightly dumb. She even pointed me in the direction of some great vendors like our amazing DJ! CL Space and the CL team is a pretty cool!
Jessica · Married on 07/01/2016
A unique venue at a great price! We were able to create a fun, beautiful atmosphere and not spend a ton of money. Staff is easy to work with, venue is flexible on catering and does not stack fees! We highly recommend checking out CL Space.
Georgia · Married on 02/25/2017
Just got married at this venue on 2/25/17! If you are looking for a blank canvas that has a modern industrial feel and is extremely affordable, CL Space is your place. The staff at CL Space are top notch, especially Kristin and Alan. Kristin helped answer all my questions in a timely and polite manner and made the planning process less stressful. Alan helped make sure our step-up the night before was a breeze. I couldn't have pictured getting married anywhere else and my guests would agree!
Meghan · Married on 10/01/2017
Long story short my fiance and I saw the venue online and fell in love! We went to check it out one weekend and saw a horrible stage as well as a gigantic kitchen area that was smack in the middle of the event space. We went ahead and drew out a few conclusions on how to cover the unsightly kitchen because the rest of the space was so beautiful and figured we would drop the $500 deposit because we were told we could CANCEL AND GET A REFUND IF MORE THAN THREE MONTHS AWAY FROM THE EVENT DATE. So we cancelled probably about 7 months before the event date and no refund. We were told that it wasn't allowed and whoever told us we could be refunded "must not have worked there anymore"....which is somehow my issue. We tried repeatedly to get the issue under control and finally we just stopped receiving responses. Ridiculous!Sent on 10/12/2016
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