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Ahh, the lovely Sunshine State! Tampa is a vibrant and scenic location that welcomes beautiful events of all kinds. As an extremely popular wedding destination, Florida’s west coast offers so much more than just beach weddings, too! Here are our top 4 reasons Tampa is the perfect wedding destination:

1. Picture-perfect wedding weather

If you decide to get married in Tampa, you are guaranteed near-perfect weather at least ten months of the year. What more can a bride want? The sunny, yet swelter-free weather boasts an average of 361 sunny days a year, which means that (almost) every day is a perfect wedding day in Tampa! The bad news? Those amazing Friday and Saturday sunset ceremonies are usually booked up to a year in advance…

2. Finger-licking-good food

Packed with incredible culinary diversity, Tampa has everything you could dream of for your wedding, as your tastebuds will agree. From the freshest (and most delicious) seafood you can imagine to flavorful local dishes and creative farm-to-table cuisine, your wedding guests can be guaranteed an amazing dining experience.

3. Fabulous sun-bleached sandy beaches

With 35 miles of sugar-white sandy coastline along the Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay area offers some of the finest (and most praised) beaches in the world! Open all year round, they make the perfect beach wedding venue with pristine waters and spectacular waterfront views. If you are planning your beach wedding at the Gulf coast, go for a sunset wedding. If you are getting married on the east coast, a sunrise ceremony will certainly take your breath away.

4. Unique world-class Tampa wedding venues

Whether you are having a traditional wedding, a glamorous wedding or a modern wedding, Tampa certainly has the picture-perfect wedding venue for you, pampering your senses with a stylish mix of elegance and romance.

*Note that Tampa is also a gay-friendly wedding destination offering plenty of same-sex wedding packages!

Here are 3 unique wedding venues you will find only in Tampa:

The Dali Museum

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The Dali Museum in Tampa is famous for its exceptional architecture. This is a unique wedding venue that will surely leave your wedding guests speechless. Its iconic glass structure (the Glass Enigma) makes an enviable wedding photo session setting and the freestanding spiral staircase is the most spectacular site to exchange your vows. An added bonus is that your wedding guests will (in almost all cases) get access to the galleries as well!

Museum of Fine Arts

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The Museum of Fine Arts is a unique wedding venue that is an embodiment of sophistication, class, and elegance. Featuring a luxury classic ballroom, spectacular lush gardens, and a stunning glass conservatory, this unique waterfront venue can turn your wedding into a dream come true. 

The Florida Aquarium

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For a unique underwater theme wedding, your obvious choice is the famous Florida Aquarium in Tampa. With several options for ceremony and reception locations (both indoors and outdoors), the Florida Aquarium offers a one of a kind ocean-themed wedding experience. Needless to say, amazing photo opportunities are available at every step!

The Oxford Exchange

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The Oxford Exchange is one of the most Instagrammed places in America, and it’s not hard to see why. The atmosphere is beautiful, the scenery is breath-taking, and the food is among the best that Tampa has to offer. If you’re going to plan a wedding here, you won’t be disappointed – just make sure you book way in advance as they have a massive waiting list!