Tampa Convention Center

333 South Franklin St. Tampa, FL
Max Capacity: 20000 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
Tampa, FL  
Capacity: 250
The newly renovated Embassy Suites Tampa-Airport/Westshore is the perfect location for your wedding, shower or rehearsal dinner. Three beautifully appointed ballrooms and stunning terrace overlooking the pool and waterfall are simply perfect for your ceremony and reception.
Saint Petersburg, FL  
Capacity: 100
This St. Pete Beach banquet venue offers a number of very affordable options in our two beautiful banquet halls , seating 20 - 80 guests in the downstairs room and 40 - 150 in the waterfront upstairs room. There is also 5 options for plated dinners in our restaurant, Silas Dent's Waterfront Steakhouse - including a fun outdoor Tiki hut, a semi-private waterfront dining room, and a small 20 person semi-private dining room. Bayside Banquets and Silas Dent's is located on Boca Ciega Bay, and directly across the street from the beach, and is within walking distance from many beach front hotels. This is the perfect beach wedding reception location. Offering a number of complimentary services and several packages, we have something for everyone's budget.
Tampa, FL  
Capacity: 500
Experience it all at Carrollwood Country Club! Set amidst the beautiful backdrop of a stunning Golf Course, Carrollwood Country Club is renowned for its picturesque views & unique charm. From the moment guests arrive they will feel relaxed and serene in our warm, inviting atmosphere, making it the perfect setting to celebrate any event. ~ Stunning Ceremony Courtyard~ Impeccable Pool area complete with furniture and a lawn area for Pool Parties, Birthday Parties and any kind of Outdoor Celebration!~ Scenic Covered Outdoor Terrace~ 5,000 Square Foot Grand Ballroom with Golf Course Views~ Incredible Photo Opportunities on our Pristine & Luxurious Grounds~ Professional Onsite Event Coordinator~ Exquisite Cuisine Prepared by our Experienced Culinary Team~ Lavish Onsite Accommodations at Emerald Greens Condo Hotel ~Exciting Leisure Activities for Out of Town Guests ***Carrollwood Country Club is a full service facility and does NOT allow outside food or beverage. Food and beverage minimums do apply for weekend rentals and depends on your guest count and event space required.***
Riverview, FL  
Capacity: 250
We offer the perfect location for your special event, whether it be a wedding, graduation, corporate event, birthday, reunion, retirement, or any other memorable occasion. Our venue offers a variety of settings to choose from for your event, including a large indoor event hall a beautiful shaded garden by the pond, and coming soon, a riverside dock. We welcome you to visit our breathtaking 7-acre property located on the Alafia River in Riverview, Florida. Please navigate through our site to see the services we have to offer, then click on over to the contact page to let us know if you have any questions and to schedule a tour!
Tarpon Springs, FL  
Capacity: 225
$1,500-$15,000 per event
Wentworth Golf Club is a romantic, intimate, and historical venue for Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, and more. Our beautiful venue is a gorgeous English Manor Style with an elegant ballroom. Every wedding detail is managed from the moment you come in to Wentworth until you become Mr. and Mrs. to ensure a stress-free day. We have years of experience in making weddings memorable. Outdoor Florida ceremonies are very beautiful. If your dream is to have your ceremony outdoors, we have numerous options including the magnificence of the lush greens and blue skies as your backdrop plus a close walk from our ballroom. Our intimate shaded Veranda can also be used for ceremony or a cocktail reception. Wentworth Golf Club is a perfect location & very affordable. Please call Annette Turer to set up an appointment.
Tampa, FL  
Capacity: 75
$300-$1,000 per event
Beautiful,unique venue in a historic red brick building with high ceilings. Outside private patio fenced area with beautiful white string lights and a "Tiny House" that has a pretty front porch perfect for a "Sweethearts Table" . Amazing double door entrance with windows available to decorate for your venue. Plenty of free parking. Perfect for business meetings or parties! Check out our 5 star ratings in Thumbtack!
Tampa, FL  
Capacity: 1000
WELCOME. YOUR ISLAND GETAWAY BEGINS HERE. Conveniently located in Rocky Point overlooking our beautiful Old Tampa Bay. Caribbean inspired food, handcrafted tropical drinks, and a vibrant island atmosphere lets you feel a million miles from home, any day of the week. Like sunshine on your face, it’s warm and welcoming. From birthdays to graduations to corporate events, our laid-back “no worries” atmosphere is the perfect place for your next party of 15-1,000 guests! We are happy to customize your event based on your specific needs. Whether you're interested in an outdoor deck party, a sit-down dinner inside or a full facility buyout, your group may enjoy a private or semi-private environment with tableside service, an appetizer reception and/or buffet stations. We also have a fully private room with full audio and visual for presentations and that fun family video! Dates, times, and room availability may vary.
Tampa, FL  
Capacity: 500
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 3 event spaces will make your event unforgettable - Weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, sweet sixteens, corporate meetings, social gatherings or class reunions - all are available with attractive packages.
Riverview, FL  
Capacity: 250
A rustic venue with a touch of elegance! It's a perfect venue for birthday parties, company events or holiday parties, bridal showers, engagements, or any other special occasion in your life. Crosspoint Farm offers the rustic charm of a country barn celebration, without having to travel way out to the country. We are conveniently located in Riverview, Florida, just a few miles off I-75 in the Tampa Bay Area.We offer a one-stop shop with all the supporting vendors to make your celebration or other special event as perfect as it is in your dreams! Call us today to set up an appointment and we will customize your package.
Tampa, FL  
Capacity: 150
Araliya is located in Channelside/Downtown Tampa. We provide an ideal place for your Wedding, Party, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Birthday or Corporate Event. We are the most Beautiful space in Tampa and rental rates start at $200/hr Check our website for further details.