Tampa Bay Watch - Address: 3000 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
An ideal setting for your special wedding, the waterfront Tampa Bay Watch Community Center is perched on the shoreline of Cunningham Key, just before the entrance to Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, Florida. The spacious Tampa Bay Watch Community Center reception and banquet room is located on the second floor of the main building, encapsulating 2,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.
The Tampa Bay Watch reatures clean, neutral palate and golden bamboo floors, the interior is primarily made up of one large, open room with wall-to-wall picture windows overlooking the bay. You can use a wide varity of colors to add a special touch to this reception location.
Also available at the Tampa Bay Watch is a prep kitchen and storage room along the back side of the center. The crowning glory of the community room is its wraparound deck, featuring 1,900 square feet of covered open-air balconies, providing magnificent suset veiws for you and your wedding guest.
You will be protected from the elements and featuring ceiling fans for maximizing air flow and a tropical breeze, The Tampa Bay Watch is open and airy, providing spectacular birds-eye views of Tampa Bay, Fort De Soto, Shell Key, and the Gulf of Mexico. The room and deck combined can hold up to 150 people. The Tampa Bay Watch rates vary according to day, time and event.
Tampa Bay Watch - Video by Chad Whelan
We were able to use the entire property and have our ceremony outside on the water, cocktail hour on the balcony, dinner inside and the dancing portion outside on the water under some wonderful lights! Laura was absolutely great to work with and I loved working with her! Laura and Jamie were amazing and did so much to make our day run smoothly. The venue is so beautiful inside and out! Just perfect!
Growing up in the Tampa Bay Area and now living across the country, it was hard planning a wedding back at home, but Tampa Bay Watch was worth it to capture the classic Florida beauty that we wanted. Laura was there for us through the entire process even with my cross country emailing and met with us multiple times to go over everything which I greatly appreciated, her counterpart who was there the day of the ceremony was amazing and made sure everything ran smoothly.
Both out of town and people who had spent their whole lives in Florida, came up to us and raved about The Tampa Bay Watch, wanted to know how we had found such a gem, and told us how beautiful it was! It was gorgeous and the day was perfect, I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else!
Even though we booked it with the hope of a sunset which was ultimately rained out, Tampa Bay Watch was a gorgeous spot on the water for our big day. Laura is a saint. I became so close to her throughout the planning process that I consider her a friend, and I spent a good hour on the phone with her the day after our wedding just going over everything! When we ran into an issue with another staffer the day-of the wedding, she came at the drop of a hat after just one text message and smoothed everything over. I love Tampa Bay Watch's mission and would book it all over again, rain and all. It is pricier than other waterfront venues in the St. Pete Beach area, but it is worth every penny.
Laura our wedding planner at the Tampa Bay Watch was so friendly and very helpful. If you are looking to do your own catering and do not want to pay a million dollars or it, Tampa Bay Watch is for you.