Events, fun activities, and the beach are something you can find in Florida, and with Florida, I mean the Tampa Bay area, but, what could be better than having your own party in a warm-weather city with amazing views and landscapes. I am sure everyone in the family will be jealous. As we celebrate birthdays in Florida (the most common celebrations everywhere) we also are known for having great destination weddings down here in the Tampa Bay area, the reason is again the incredible weather, the warmth of the people and the great deals you can get to host that special day.
When it comes to planning a wedding it can be overwhelming with all the planning, booking and shopping, but let me tell you, this great city has several options specially made to fit your needs.
Tampa Bay area is a great location to create a unique wedding either on a yacht or right on the beach, as well in a rooftop of a great hotel with the sunset view matching colors with the edge of the sea and much more.

These are one of my favorite options to host a wedding in the area:

The Yacht Starship: It is a luxury Yacht with a quality service (for real) including a four-star menu for your event, great entertainment, and it is the first Yacht in the united states to be honored with the AAA three diamond rating.

The Yacht includes:
Venue aboard Private Yacht
Ceremony – Microphone, chairs, and music
Dinner
DJ
Coordinator
White Table Cloths and Napkins
Coffee and Iced Tea
Champagne Toast
Cake Cutting & Service
Servers, bartenders and all Coast Guard required staffing
20% Service Charge & marine fees are included

You only have to worry about bringing any other decoration a photographer and the cake. What a great deal!

Location: 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa FL 33602

My second favorite option is the Aquarium of the Tampa Bay area
They offer several options for ceremony and reception inside of the aquarium, with incredible atmosphere and also a penguin delivering your rings on the aisle. Isn’t cool?

The package includes:
A Florida aquarium wedding ceremony in the coral reef gallery or the overlook deck
Cocktail reception with the market deconstructed service
Decorative votive candles for cocktail tables
Three hours hosted bar
Floor length black or white table linens
Black or white napkins
Champagne toast or sparkling cider toast
Professional wedding planner

Location: 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa FL 33602

Beach ceremonies can also be hosted by different rental companies with good deals, either for an elopement, intimate ceremonies or for a big wedding, you name it! They include flowers, decorations, chairs, souvenirs, and the list just go on. If interested to learn more visit Theknot.com which is a site specially made for weddings in Tampa.

Jimena is a new columnist based out of Tampa. She is originally from Mexico and has a bachelor’s degree in Image Consulting. She is passionate about traveling and photography, getting involved in fun activities and events, as well as trying new trends and adventures. She is passionate about a healthy lifestyle and nature. Her background in the image consulting industry led her to this amazing city where she met her husband. Now they are a happy entrepreneurs, pursuing their dreams together. Get in touch with her on her social media: Twitter: @Caesjimee Instagram: @jcaeswoods