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5 Reasons To Have Your Destination Wedding In Tampa Florida


August 3, 2023


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Tampa, Florida is the place to say “I do” for so many reasons. Surrounded with honeymoon destinations, white sandy beaches and infused with so many different cultures, Tampa is a vibrant city and full of love. Your destination wedding day here will be a real adventure! To top it off, we’ve got stunning weather and such beautiful venues – there’s truly something for everyone. If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding, here’s why you need to consider having your destination wedding in Tampa, Florida!

key west beach wedding bride and groom portraits at the pier

It Always Feels Like Summer

So often I see brides having to push their weddings out further and further because of the season. You may want to have a January wedding, but the weather wont allow it where you currently live. By having a destination wedding in Tampa, Florida you get to enjoy the warmth of a summer wedding no matter what month you get married in!

Depending the month of your destination wedding you will have a high of between 71-90 degrees Fahrenheit, with the higher temperature in the summer months. And the coldest month of the year, being January, has an average low of  53 degrees Fahrenheit! Whenever you decide to be married, you will sure to have warm weather in Tampa, Florida.

Beaches Everywhere!

Florida is notorious for it’s miles of beaches, bays and stunning views! Although there may be many crowded tourist filled beaches, there are also just as many, if not more, private and secluded beaches. You can have a quite wedding ceremony as you look out at the sun setting over the Atlantic.

Tampa’s beaches have such a beautiful variety of scenery. You will be able to easily find a quite beach with white sand and clear waters. Or if you are looking for a more nautical feel for your Tampa, Florida destination wedding, we have many bays with piers and boats docked for a unique and stunning view. And the best part is that after your beach destination wedding, you will be just a short drive to downtown to begin the celebration!

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groom leans to nuzzle bride's forehead on Lido Key Beach
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As a Tampa wedding photographer one of my favorite things about the area has to be the food! There is so much delicious variety of cuisines in Tampa that you will have something new to try every day that you are there. You can explore the many flavors of the city such as Cuban, Italian, Southern BBQ, and seafood!

Whether you are wanting to cater to a large group of guests for your Tampa destination wedding, or you are planning on having an intimate dinner you will be sure to find exactly what you are looking for! The many options for catering are impressive. And the number of restaurants is just as grand! Tampa makes it easy to host brunch weddings or just have the best food on the beach available for your big day!

Destination Wedding in Tampa Florida Honeymoon

We see many honeymooners in Tampa, and for good reason! If you are looking for an exciting night life and dancing, we have it. Or, if you want a more laid back honeymoon with many hikes and adventures, you will find it here! Tampa, Florida truly has it all! There is so much to do and see from historic tours to the exquisite nature parks. From day to night you will have something to do and see!

When you have your destination wedding where you are wanting to honeymoon not only do you get to have a magical wedding day, but you also get to your honeymoon so much quicker! I love that you can be in your wedding attire saying your vows, and only an hour later you can be pool side drinking a cocktail on your honeymoon.

bride in puffy pink dress toasts Champagne with groom

Variety In Venues

When you have your destination wedding in Tampa, Florida you will find so much variety in wedding venues. I am always amazed with the different options my Tampa brides have to choose from. There are many nature parks, old mansions, and even castle like hotels! All have their own unique architecture and history that only adds to your wedding day!

If you are wanting an outdoor wedding venue, then consider a beach or gardens. You will find a variety of wildlife and lush greenery and florals everywhere that will make for a stunning backdrop to your destination wedding. However, if you desire an indoor wedding venue, there are many options as well. There are many museums, ballrooms, hotels and other unique locations.

A destination wedding in Tampa, Florida can be anything you want it to be! Find the enchantment and wonder that a Tampa wedding has to offer! As a Tampa wedding photographer I love to help each of my couples plan their perfect wedding day with the many resources I have. Reach out and let’s chat about your destination wedding!

groom in black suit hugs bride in champagne dress on steps at Vizcaya Museum


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