Straz Center




The iconic David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has become a favorite Tampa wedding venue among brides and grooms-to-be. The Straz Center offers several different indoor and outdoor spaces so you can host your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception each in a different spot if you desire. A truly unique feature of the Straz Center is the large stage surrounded by red velvet theatre seats, a dramatic location for your First Look. Imagine an elegant, riverfront wedding ceremony where you may walk down the aisle under a grand white tent with hanging chandeliers, while the river breeze gently rustles the trees. For couples that wish to hold an indoor wedding you can say “ I Do,” at the foot of the rich, red velvet staircase. Afterwards, the riverfront location provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor photos. Your guests will enjoy dining at Maestro’s Restaurant while overlooking the downtown Tampa skyline and toasting to your happiness. Cap the night off dancing on the hardwood dance floor and taking photos beneath the marquee!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Event Center


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 1,000 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 180 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $700 to $1,000 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events.The fee for a ceremony ranges from $250 to $1,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $100/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Straz Center is estimated at between $6,972 and $15,577 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Champagne toast
Full kitchen facilities
Valet or public parking for a fee
Complimentary meal tasting for 4 people

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM