Tampa Convention Center

333 South Franklin St., Tampa, FL
Max Capacity: 20,000 people
At the Tampa Convention Center, sparkling waterfront vistas bring the warmth and light of Florida sunshine right into your event. Whether you choose to be outdoors or indoors, we can provide you with everything you need to create a memorable experience at one of Tampa's most picturesque locations. Our beautifully appointed décor, sophisticated colors and distinct architectural design creates a unique experience that provides the comforts and services of a five star resort, while being nestled in the heart of Downtown Tampa. As an event planner, you'll appreciate our flexibility,, which features 600,000-square feet of indoor/outdoor space options, as well as a team of professionals whose expertise and experience in event production will assist you in creating the special moment. Whether you're interested in catering and banquet facilities, high-tech trade show displays, audio visual set ups, business services, trade show supplies or any other event service need, we can help! Take advantage of our expert in-house convention services and our unsurpassed relationships with experts and vendors in our community. Please contact our sales office for pricing and dates available. Call us to discover why Tampa Convention Center is a Treasure Worth Discovering!
Recommendations
Tampa Bay Convention Center - A Beautiful Venue and Professional Setting - An Eventective User from Fort Myers, Fl.

I attend Metrocon, a gathering of enthusiasts hosted to promote discussion of anime as an art form and hobby, each year at the Tampa Bay Convention Center and I have never once been disappointed. We are given access to the main suites and auditoriums for various functions, as well as several of the individual conference rooms; the venue is always clean and well-maintained. Signs are in place to guide you to each area of the convention center, and every room is very clearly marked and easy to find. The far wall of the convention center looks out across the bay in downtown Tampa through several two-story windows. The outdoor decks boast two escalators at front and back, and the indoor lobby provides four as well for maximum handicap accessibility. Several meetings or conferences often take place on a single day, Metrocon and the National Gymnast's Association, for example, but the two events rarely intermix. Each occasion is kept separate from the other, and the walls are very well-insulated as there is no bleeding over of sound during presentations. There has only ever been one double-booking of the convention center, when Metrocon took place within the building, and the annual Red Bull Flugtag took place on the bay and docks outside. The convention center staff was very cooperative, and provided additional security to keep the more unruly Flugtag guests from spoiling the conference inside. Food is sold in a cafeteria on the first floor, though eating is permitted throughout the building. Each entrance to the convention center opens directly onto the downtown Tampa streets, and there are several restaurants within walking distance. The trolley also passes close by, to take visitors to more ""touristy"" sections of Tampa Bay such as Channelmark and Ybor. A bridge connects the upper level of the center to the adjacent Embassy Suites (also recommended), so that guests may walk from their lodging to their conference without needing to cross in traffic. Overall, I have always found attending Metrocon at the Tampa Bay Convention Center to be an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend it as a prospective venue to any businessman or woman looking to host an organized, professional conference at a beautiful locale.

The Convention Center is a smart place for a conference. - An Eventective User from Palm Harbor, FL

Each year, as a teacher for the Diocese of St. Pete, we have had a meeting at the Tampa Convention Center. It is for most people working and volunteering for the diocese, so you can imagine that there are thousands there. The convention center was ideal because it has many different rooms of varying size. We had a very large room to begin the day where everyone was able to fit. It was great because there was floor seating in chairs or bleacher seating further back. This helped because everyone could see what was going on and it was handicap accessible. They placed a large stage for the speakers in the center and had a great sound system and large screen so that everyone could see and hear the presentation. They had a room that was allowed to be set up with vendors, selling books and other articles that pertained to the meeting subject matter. There are also many smaller rooms which we used for various breakout sessions. Lunch was provided on the premises and set up in an easily accessible way. There were plenty of places to eat and you could even find a nice spot in the sun outside if you wanted. The employees that you see are helpful and able to point you in the right direction if you have lost your way. There are plenty of restroom facilities and drinking fountains too. You could also purchase refreshments inside or at a Starbucks across the street. There is also a parking garage, street parking and city machine metered spots so that everyone will be able to find a spot. The TCC was a great place for a meeting of such a large size but would work well for most any group.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 20000
Serving the Tampa, FL Area
Capacity: 500
 
$2,500 /event
Let Tampa Events Banquet Hall be the perfect choice for cherished memories. Ambiance and style come together to create your perfect event at Tampa Events. The spacious and elegant look of our event space will make your event unforgettable -Weddings, Quinces, Birthdays, Sweet 16's, Corporate meeting/social gatherings, or class reunions - all are available with attractive packages.
Serving the Tampa, FL Area
Capacity: 500  
$1,000 /event
Introducing, the Event Center, a beautiful, all-inclusive, flexible venue to accommodate your every need for anything from a successful small business meeting, to a much larger event, like a trade show, a banquet or a wedding. With more than 10,000 sq ft of functional space, the Event Center is so much more than an impersonal convention center. The management and staff are experts focused on delivering each client’s individual wants and needs, to provide stress-free planning and precision execution of your special event. The Event Center is fully equipped to provide seating, tables, linen, audio-visual devices, catering, and cash bar options, with no up-charges or additional costs to the host. In fact, when it comes to food, you can personally cater your affair, sharing your very own delectables!
Serving the Tampa, FL Area
Capacity: 150  
$600-$895 /event
We are a Full Service Event Hall Facility in Clearwater Florida just minuets away from Clearwater Beach. Specializing in Weddings, Sweet 16's, Quinces, Corporate Events, etc.
Serving the Tampa, FL Area
Capacity: 5000  
$2,700 /event
ZooTampa at Lowry Park prides itself on unforgettable natural connections. Here, your event is an experience. Your guests can feed a giraffe, or come face-to-face with a manatee, while enjoying a carefully curated menu by our award-winning chef. Our proximity to downtown, and location within the historic area of Seminole Heights makes our Zoo a one-of-a-kind destination. The Zoo can accommodate everything from an intimidate wedding reception overlooking our African savanna, to a buyout for your company-wide employee picnic. Private venues are available for groups of all sizes. We specialize in convention groups and large receptions, corporate outings and team building, weddings, family reunions, proms, and sorority/fraternity formals.
Serving the Tampa, FL Area
Capacity: 250
 
$17.95-$125 /person
$200-$20,000 /event
Our Mission at Crescent Oaks is to exceed your expectations and make your event planning a simplified and memorable one. Thank you for connecting with newly renovated Crescent Oaks Country Club! It would be a pleasure to earn your business. Our mission is to exceed your expectations and provide you with a warm and relaxing event planning process. Crescent Oaks Country Club is a 10,000 square foot newly remodeled rustic Mediterranean charming clubhouse, and you do not have to be a member to host and event. We have three different ballroom options to choose from depending on the size room you will need. In addition to our ballrooms we offer a screened in lanai, covered veranda, and a small meeting room. We have a Food and Beverage Minimum requirement for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We also have flexibility to accommodate you during the weekend- day and weekdays. Our food and beverage minimums simply mean this is the minimum amount that a potential client must spend in catering in order to secure the ballroom or event space. When you sign our contract you are locking in on your space, date, time, and agreeing to the room rental and food and beverage minimum only. You can decide on your menu selections when you are comfortable. Room rentals alone include 5 hour event time for weddings and 4 hours event time for non-weddings. Room rentals include set up, break down, clean up, banquet chairs, tables, standard white or black table linens and napkins, glassware, silverware, and china. First things first, if you like the options you see, let’s have you come out for a tour of our charming an welcoming venue to make acquaintances an get started with the planning of your event! Thank you for considering Crescent Oaks Country Club, where we make your dreams come true!
Serving the Tampa, FL Area
Capacity: 250
 
$40-$60 /person
Discover a relaxing oasis at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. Our hotel places you in the heart of the action in Tampa's bustling Westshore district, within walking distance of many attractions in Tampa. Those seeking the perfect destination for an event here in Tampa can make use of our hotel's versatile venue space and our expert planning services. Start your new life together in romance and elegance at the Tampa Westshore Marriott Hotel. Whether choosing a tropical experience on our outdoor patio or candlelit elegance inside our Grand Ballroom, our team is with you every step of the way, making all of your wedding dreams a reality! From intimate dinner receptions of 30 guests to elaborate receptions of 300+, we will create a special day for you and your guests from ceremony to reception. We can also assist you with your bridal shower, coordinating over night hotel stays, your rehearsal dinner and a delicious Brunch for your guests the morning following your Big day!
Serving the Tampa, FL Area
Capacity: 100
 
$14.95-$21.95 /person
BJ’s is the place to go when you're looking for amazing craft beer, delicious selections, and an extensive menu of high quality food--all in a fun, casual, accommodating setting. Our menu features BJ’s own delicious, innovative spin on your favorite foods, including deep dish pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, baby back ribs and so much more. And of course, everything tastes better with BJ’s own handcrafted beer. Our passionate desire to provide extraordinary value for our guests in a fun, child-friendly environment, along with a sincere commitment to support the communities in which we do business, goes to the heart of what differentiates BJ’s from other restaurants.
Serving the Tampa, FL Area
Capacity: 150
 
$800-$6,000 /event
This St. Pete Beach banquet venue offers a number of very affordable options in our three beautiful banquet halls , seating 20-35 guests in our Cabbage Key room, 30 - 80 guests in the Pine Key room and 60 - 150 in our water view upstairs Long Key room. Bayside Banquets is located on Boca Ciega Bay, and directly across the street from the beach, and is within walking distance from many great beach front resorts and hotels. This is the perfect location for your Wedding and reception, Class or family reunion, Birthday party, Rehearsal dinner, Engagement party, and more! Offering a number of complimentary services and several packages. We have something for everyone's budget. We would be delighted to to speak with you about your special event and show you how the Bayside Banquets team can make it truly amazing!