10 of the Best Places to Elope in Tampa Bay

July 23, 2020

Located in the middle of the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa Bay offers a variety of stunning spots to elope. From white sandy beaches to historic architecture, there are venues to appeal to every couple’s personal style. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite locations to bring you some destination inspiration! 

Photo by: Caroline Thomas 

Isla Del SolSt. Petersburg, Florida

Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club is nestled between the southern tip of St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, just north of Tierra Verde. Their beachfront makes a wonderful backdrop for an intimate wedding without distraction from any tourists! With panoramic views of Boca Ciega Bay and a private gazebo, Isla Del Sol is easily one of our favorites for a picture perfect ceremony. Best times of year to get married: March – May, November – December

Photo by: Tyler Soden Photography

Pass-A-Grill BeachSt. Petersburg, Florida

The southernmost end of St. Pete Beach, historic Pass-A-Grille is a relaxed beach town full of unique boutiques, outdoor markets, restaurants and fishing piers. The soft white sand and crystal clear water makes this one of the most sought after beaches on the gulf coast of Florida. Pass-A-Grille offers a little slice of paradise for your upcoming celebration. Best times of year to get married: March – May, November – December

Photo by: Ledia Tashi

Clearwater BeachClearwater, Florida

Clearwater Beach, on a barrier island, is a 3-mile stretch of white sand backed by hotels, shopping and restaurants. Recognized as one of the nation’s best beaches, it continues to attract tourists and their families year after year. There is a constant celebration mood in this town, making it one of our favorites for elopements! Best times of year to get married: March – May, November – December

Photo by: Free Hearted Films 

The BirchwoodSt. Petersburg, Florida

For couples searching for an elegant and classic venue, look no further than The Birchwood. Nestled in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, this secluded rooftop terrace overlooks the bay and famous landmarks. During your ceremony, you’ll have views of North Straub Park as part of your backdrop – plus, you can take formal pictures in the park after your vows! Best times of year to get married: March – May, November – December

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The VinoySt. Petersburg, Florida

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is a five-star, upscale hotel wedding venue. The Tea Garden provides a gorgeous setting for an outdoor ceremony complete with a stunning fountain center and lush landscaping. The bold blooms and pink exterior make this true Florida gem a perfect location to say your vows. Best times of year to get married: March – May, November – December

Photo by: Regina The Photographer

Sunken GardensSt. Petersburg, Florida

Since 1935, Sunken Gardens has been a favorite setting for exchanging those special vows. This botanical paradise is an amazing option for those that want to be surrounded by florals and plants without having to spend additional money. The beauty and tranquility of this timeless sanctuary will add an air of romance to your special day. Best times of year to get married: March – May, November – December

Photo by: Mariah Lacy 

Armature WorksTampa, Florida

With seven different event spaces within its design, Armature Works is an ideal location to showcase your unique style. Rooftop 220 provides a window into the Heights neighborhood as an indoor/outdoor venue. The beautiful waterfront views of the river and Downtown Tampa make for an epic background during your celebration. Best times of year to get married: January – May, November – December

Photo by: Amber C. Whorter 

Armature WorksTampa, Florida

Calling all plant lovers! This lush, minimalistic venue is perfect for a boho-inspired elopement. Decked out in plants and foliage, this little plant shop has quickly become one of Tampa’s favorite spots to tie the knot. They can also help with all floral needs on your wedding day! Best times of year to get married: November – June

Photo by: Ledia Tashi

Rialto TheatreTampa, Florida

Located in the historic Tampa Heights, this old theater turned event space features gorgeous  high ceilings and original exposed bricks. Whether a sophisticated affair or bohemian fairytale, this historic space can bring any design to life. Take a stroll outside the venue and capture some photos around the surrounding architectural magic. Best times of year to get married: January – December

Photo by: Tiffany Mclure

Harborside ChapelSafety Harbor, Florida

The charming chapel at Harborside is the perfect place to blend elegance and tradition on your wedding day. The chapel is dressed with classic white pews, sparkling chandeliers, and large high windows that showcase the natural Florida landscape. Newlyweds can exit the venue down a spectacular sidewalk while bells ring in celebration of your future together. Best times of year to get married: February-May, November – December

Curious to see more of our top locations to elope in Florida? Take a look at all of our favorites on our website here

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