Our environment is a fragile entity not to be taken for granted. At Tampa Bay Watch, our mission is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs. We encourage our staff, volunteers, members, and guests to take strides to lessen the impact on the environment and to leave the earth a better place. Thank you for allowing us the highest honor of being part of your special day.
Enjoy our waterfront amenities for your special day
Natural waterfront setting
Large deck with sunset views
Neutral palette for your decor
Proximity to beach resorts and airport
Gorgeous views of Tampa Bay
Whitewash wood-look floor
Large dock and water access
Private, secure location
Benefits a nonprofit organization
“Tampa Bay Watch and Jon are literally amazing. I seriously believe this is the best wedding venue in St. Pete (even better than the resort hotels!).
The venue is completely private and on the water, so there’s no distractions during the ceremony or reception. It has an ENORMOUS 2nd-story deck, which has a beautiful view of the sunset. Jon was right, “During sunset, everyone will be out on the deck watching it.” The best part is that this organization is a key player in the community by holding field trips for local schools and actively cleaning up the bay area. Your venue payment goes to restoring and preserving the waterways, which is far more desirable than boosting a hotel’s profits.
Jon is THE reason we enjoyed booking this venue so much. He is so welcoming and flexible and “has seen it all.” He will go the distance to make your day special while clearly communicating the boundaries to protect the venue and the outdoor space.
I would definitely book a few extra hours to decorate, because you’ll want as much time as possible with your guests to actually enjoy the space. I would give them 6 stars if I could!”
– Guest rated Tampa Bay Watch with a 5-star rating on The Knot
Additional site information
CEREMONY SITE IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN RECEPTION IS ALSO HELD ON PROPERTY
- Only one ceremony per day
- Renter is responsible for setup of ceremony chairs.
- Renter must provide their own wedding arch, decorations, and small tables for altar.
Tear-down of these items is renter’s responsibility.
- The rehearsal for the ceremony and changing room for the bride are at no extra charge. (Ceremony rehearsal subject to availability.)
- Tampa Bay Watch provides electricity at no extra charge.
- Tampa Bay Watch does not provide AV equipment for ceremony site.
Awards and recognition
Cover image credit: Joy Marie Photographers