We recently brought you a blog post titled "Sarasota Venue Field Trip" and to follow that up, we have another one, featuring more northern venues along the Suncoast. This blog is from our newest member of our Linens by the Sea team, Sherri Ciko. Sherri is an Account Executive, who spends most of her time meeting with new venues and working with corporate accounts. Sherri loves chocolate, her new grand baby and is a bright smile when she's in the office. We're super excited to have her as part of our linen team.
So Many Opulent Options!
We are very fortunate on the Suncoast of Florida to have an amazing array of venues. We have beach resorts, sleek city hotels, classy country clubs and restaurants with views that make you want to linger longer. Our beautiful Suncoast is a destination choice for many brides as well as corporations looking to reward their employees with tropical work-pleasure getaways. Sherri highlights below just a few of the many fabulous choices for hosting a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baby shower, family reunion or corporate function.
Avila Golf and Country Club
Classy clubs are abundant on the Suncoast. Avila Golf and Country Club is set in a luscious wooded residential community. The moment you step inside, you know you are somewhere magical. A Mediterranean, old world feeling with a vaulted reception area to entice you to gaze up and see the wondrous wooden beams all the while creating the feeling of old world elegant Europe. Slide on down through the south end of Tampa to the classic, colonial style club Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. Its stately white columns beckon you to step inside and be delighted by this elegant, newly renovated venue. The atmosphere is classic and traditional with oversized furniture, lighting and windows peering out to show off the greenest of fairways and heavenly golf course. This is the showpiece of the old south Tampa world and a great choice for anyone seeking an elegant venue. Many of the Linens by the Sea specialty overlays, like Ambiance Gold, would truly look stunning against this venue's decor.
Let’s move on to the beautiful resort and spa on the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa has been a haven for those seeking solace coupled with pampering since 1925. Large enough to offer everything you and your friends or family will need but small enough to give you the warmth and personal touch that makes you want to return again and again. There are a lot of selections for your special event inside rooms decorated tastefully as well as outside areas that provide a water view we can all cherish.
Moving on to sleek city hotels that offer the ultimate in service, room selections and ballrooms that entice you to gather and share a sophisticated venue with your favorite people. Downtown Tampa is a vibrant community that seizes all that enter and lead them to the marvelous Tampa Marriott Waterside. Located next to the Amalie Arena and across from beautiful Harbour Island, this is the perfect location for a memorable event. You will get peekaboo water views from many parts of the hotel such as tropical guest rooms, the restaurant patio or one of their spacious meeting rooms. Do not let the Channelside shops or the entertainment options lure you away for too long because you will want to return to the Tampa Marriott Waterside to catch a sunset or enjoy your favorite cocktail by the pool. If some of your guests prefer to arrive via boat, this grand hotel is home to fifty boat slips in their own marina. Sail on into the Marriott Waterside for your perfect event.
Another city slicker option offering skyline views from a rooftop sun deck and bar is the newly renovated Hilton Tampa Downtown. A mid-town beauty perfectly located to access the Florida Aquarium, historic Ybor City and the Curtis Hixon riverfront park located on the Hillsborough River. Their spacious rooms with the latest in updated technology and over 30,000 square feet of meeting rooms including the 14,000 square foot Bayshore Ballroom may be your best choice for a cityscape event. Sherri loves how the linen pattern in the reversible Illusion collection, seen here in Silver, reflects the downtown city vibe and would look great in any of the rooms at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.
Looking for a gorgeous gulf view? Look no further than the sensational Sirata Beach Resort. This established family friendly resort offers numerous activities for guests of any age.
The sparkling gulf waters and hotel’s magic number of three, beckon you to swim in one of the three pools, dine in one of their three restaurants and host your guests in their 30,000 square feet of entertainment rooms. Everything you need for an exciting, memorable event is all here at the Sirata Beach Resort. Pucci blue pattern in the showroom at Sirata captures the essence at this beach resort's vibe.
Last but never least in any way is the picturesque Rusty Pelican restaurant. Nevermind the delectable food that this famous restaurant is known for, it is the floor to ceiling windows offering bay views as far as your eyes see that makes this the piece de resistance of restaurants in the Tampa Bay are. Also impressive are food and service with event space options galore all offering water views. They even have an oversized outdoor gazebo to host a wedding ceremony or cocktail hour perched right on the tip of the bay. Nothing is rusty here but instead all glitz and glamour at the classy Rusty Pelican.
Wherever your event leads you on the Suncoast, you will be sure to have the most fabulous memory at the perfect event as there are so many opulent options!