Get A Bolt For Your Ceremony – Getting Married in Tampa, Florida
Snowbirds in search of an eternal summer aren’t the only ones who flock to Tampa. This west coast (Florida west coast, that is) city is quite the popular place. Ranked fifth best outdoor city by Forbes in 2008, and top city for “twenty-somethings,” by a 2004 NYU survey, Tampa is home to life and opportunity, the perfect equation for a wedding … the perfect city to get married in… Tampa.
Tampa is such an “it” place to be, that it’s bigger than just one city. While Tampa in and of itself is city enough, add three little letters … B – A – Y … and you’ve just added St. Petersburg and Clearwater to the mix. Three cities under one name? No wonder there’s so much to do in Tampa Bay.
Many people view Florida as a vacation hotspot, and why not? So, if some of your guests will be coming to your wedding from afar, why not show them a good time by treating them to a day (or several days) at Busch Gardens? The park is filled with rides for all ages, animal exhibits (cheetahs, elephants and peacocks, oh my!) and great places to eat and shop.
You may be saying to yourself that it’s such a waste to spend so much time (and money) doing something completely unrelated to your wedding (such as frolicking at Busch Gardens). But, your visit to the park doesn’t have to be that unrelated. You could get married in Busch Gardens (didn’t you want to get married in a garden?). The Crown Colony House inside the park is made for weddings and can accommodate up to 800 guests.
The fact that the word BAY is in this tri-city name should be tip-off at the aquatic treasure Tampa Bay sits on – not only Tampa Bay itself but the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater and St. Petersburg are like islands (fine, mini-peninsulas) surrounded by the gulf and bay, while Tampa hugs its own little cove. This wealth of water is picture perfect for, well, pictures, as well as weddings. Marry Me Tampa Bay gives you the skinny on all the places (beachside and not) to get married in and around Tampa Bay.
Here’s a fun fact: it’s believed that Tampa Bay gets struck by more lightning than any other place in the country. While others may wager against the odds of lightning striking the same place twice, Tampa Bay is known for it. Achieving such improbable feats such as that must mean Tampa Bay is filled with some luck, right? So, why not get married in the electrically charged wonderland of Tampa Bay?
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