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The Rusty Pelican Restaurant is the premier location in Tampa and Pinellas for elegant atomosphere, enchanting food, and special banquets. Events including Corporate Dinners and Meetings, festive parties, and Weddings. Here at The Rusty Pelican, we feature breathtaking views and picturesque backdrops for memorable events. Located just off the Courtney Campbell Causway in the Rocky Point District of Tampa, The Rusty Pelican is easily accessable for everyone in all surrounding areas of Tampa. From Oceanside Gazebo ceremonies to various size rooms that can accommodate 30 to 300 people. We have a variety of menus to fit many needs and enhancements to offer more elegance.

A true gem, The Rusty Pelican has maintained a landmark reputation in the Tampa Bay area for the past 24 years. Stunning and sophisticated with four beckoning warm fireplaces, guests can gaze at the bay and listen to the soothing sound of waves lapping at the pier below. Recent honors include a nomination for “the best view”, with an incredible panorama of Tampa Bay and the lights underneath the restaurant that illuminate the bay’s marine life you won’t find a more relaxing place to dine.

The Rusty Pelican offers both casual yet elegant dining and extraordinary full service banquet facilities. It doesn’t matter whether you’re having an intimate dinner for two prepared tableside in the restaurant or attending a grand event in one of the private rooms, both offer spectacular views of Old Tampa Bay and its amazing sunsets.

Video Tour: We invite you to take a Video Tour of the Rusty Pelican at our Facebook Page.  This will show you more of why the Rusty Pelican is the Perfect place for your Wedding.  Contact us at 813-281-1943.

 

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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Don is very organized and helps plan the event in stages making it easy to prioritize all the tasks.
Amber
9/5/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The rusty pelican was the perfect place for both our ceremony and reception! Don was amazing and the attention to detail was extraordinary! Our guests continue to rant and rave about the food and service for their every need! I would highly recommend the rusty pelican to any bride and groom looking for the best value and the most professional staff to help plan your day! It was perfect!!!
FutureMrsMorle
7/6/14
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Rusty Pelican made the wedding so easy - We started with Omar who was awesome, but ended with Don who was also so awesome and on top of everything - They give you a timeline...follow it - it makes life so much easier. The wedding was perfect, the space is SO beautiful - it was the only venue I looked at...and the food was amazing. We got so many compliments that it was the best wedding people had been to. GO for it!! It's SOOO worth the money. Abby and Nick Morle
Xiao
6/29/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
It is a perfect place for wedding! Beautiful ceremony gazebo and bay view reception room! Nicole is so professional, nice, and helpful! I would definitely recommend the Rusty Pelican for new couples!
Cindy
6/22/14
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding ceremony and reception were simply amazing. Thank you to Nicole and her team for making our wedding day so perfect! The Rusty a Pelican provided a top notch experience. We highly recommend them. Thank you! Duane and Cindy Powell
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We chose to hold both our ceremony and reception at the Rusty Pelican. My sister had her reception in the Pelican/Bay Rooms 5 years ago, and I knew it was the venue for me! I called the RP literally the day after getting engaged knowing it would book up fast! I initially had a planner named Sarah...she left...then had Omar....he left two months before...(a bit stressful)...then requested to have Don (who my sister had). I wish I had Don from the start! He knows his stuff & is very professional! The RP is great at providing you a list of vendors (I used their cake (Publix) & flower (For Better For Less) recommendations) and a step by step list of things you need to provide and when. Follow the list, meet the deadlines & request Don and you will not be stressed at all! On wedding day, Don organized all the guys, got the girls down the aisle and gave me some reminders to really be in the moment & take my time (which was helpful since I was already teary). The service and food at the Rusty Pelican is always awesome & the view is breathtaking! If you are getting married near Tampa, check out the Rusty Pelican, you won't be disappointed!
Sara
5/17/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Amazing venue with stunning views. Don was great to work with; he always answered my calls and emails in a very timely manner and always had an answer. He was incredibly responsive with our needs and handled all the details perfectly. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. Highly recommend.
christina
5/10/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Choosing to have the reception at the Rusty Pelican was the best decision we made!!! Don was an amazing person to work with. He knows his job very well and he will make sure you get exactly what you want. Follow his steps and everything about the wedding will go smoothly. The preferred vendors are amazing as well. I had the best vendors I could hope for and they all came off the preferred vendors list. The venue is breathtaking, the food is delicious, and the service is outstanding. Could not dreamed of a more perfect wedding. Thank you to the Rusty Pelican for making our special day the best it could possibly be!!!
Courtney
5/9/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Rusty Pelican was absolutely amazing for our ceremony and reception. My husband and I worked with Don who was courteous and extremely helpful. Our questions were always answered quickly and we were given step by step instructions to avoid getting overwhelmed with tasks. Everyone said how amazing our wedding and reception was. The site is beautiful and the staff is amazing. My new husband and I got to share a special moment alone where we were given champagne and items from our cocktail hour. That moment spent so much to us. Everything went perfectly and I could not be happier with Don and The Rusty Pelican.
Tanya
4/27/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Don valente was great in helping me planning and very organized had a schedule for me to follow and was amazing. Gave me a list of vendors to use from makeup all the way down to the cake. Norma was our head banquet server who oversaw the whole event. She is fantastic!! Words can't express how amazing she was, as soon as we got there she got us to a small room so we weren't bombarded by our guests, we were able to sit down, relax, and eat some food food before the event continued, our djs were fantastic downtown djs they did a wonderful job playing a variety of music as we had greek, Puerto Rican families!! And our photographer PHENOMENAL photography by Emanuel!! If I had to do it all over again I would definitely keep it the way it happened. Everything went smooth as can be. In the hands of the rusty pelican and the team and vendors we used was more than EXPECTED, kuddos to all the work that was put into our event and can't thank them enough!!!
David
3/23/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
It was a beautiful day, the recommended vendors did a fabulous job. Omar our wedding planner, eliminated all the drama and made a complicated event very easy for us. I would highly recommend the Rusty Pelican for your wedding venue.
Erica
3/15/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I have to say when I began my hunt for a wedding venue a year & a half ago, I was Dreading it! I ended up going to The Rusty Pelican first because of the great reviews. I took one foot in & I was sold! I never looked at another venue, I knew right away this was where I wanted to have my wedding! I worked with Sarah at the beginning and she was great! Then a few months before my wedding I had received an email that she was leaving & that I would be contacted by the new replacement coordinator. The email was very professional & I understood, even though I have to admit I was a little nervous as to how this new person would be. I received an email a few days later from Omar stating he was my new coordinator. I then began to work with him & all my worries went away. I just had my wedding at the Rusty Pelican this passed Saturday & there is not ONE bad thing I can say. Omar did an OUTSTANDING job & I am so fortunate to have been able to have him as our coordinator! He was very professional and helped with any questions/concerns I had & made sure everything ran smoothly. Omar introduced us to Norma who would be taking over for the reception part of our wedding & she as well went ABOVE & BEYOND for us. The Rusty Pelican does an amazing job at making you feel like you are the only people there. Norma not only continued to check on my new Husband and I, but she also made sure that our parents tables & all others had everything they needed throughout the night. To top it off the food was Delicious! All of our guests were blown away with how perfect everything was, we have not stopped receiving complements from everyone & my Husband & I are still at a loss for words with how spectacular it was. Our wedding completely exceeded our expectations & was truly more than we could have ever dreamed of! Thank you so much Omar, Norma & the rest of the Rusty Pelican staff, you are truly the best!!
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Venues
When was your venue built?
1984
When was your venue last renovated?
2000
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Tropical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
80
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
When was your venue built?
1984
When was your venue last renovated?
2000
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Tropical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
80
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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