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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.

 

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!!
Chad
3/1/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Don, Carlos, and the service team at the Rusty Pelican went above and beyond to ensure my wife and I ( Elieth & Chad Robinson) had an exceptional ceremony and reception!!! Done was on point with every detail to make sure the ceremony went off without a hitch; it was very organized and there is no need to have a wedding planner. Don walks you through every detail of your wedding. I would highly recommend the Rusty Pelican for your wedding!! The guests commented on how delicious the food was as well as the service staff made sure they were on top of everything! We decided to go with a plated service and that was absolutely the right choice, because the filet's, chicken, and shrimp were cooked to perfection. The rusty Pelican really knows how to do a wedding! If you're interested in booking a wedding there, I would recommend booking well in advance! It's definitely worth the wait! Kudos again to Don, Carlos, and the service team to an outstanding job! Thank you, Eleith & Chad Robinson 3-1-14
Gina
3/1/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Frist of all, if there was an option for more than 5 stars, we would select easily given 10! We cannot speak high enough volumes about the Rusty Pelican. From the planning process to the wedding/reception itself, everything was more than we could have imagined. Don was always there to answer any of our questions and was extremely helpful with everything we needed. The wedding itself was gorgeous even without a rehearsal there was never a misstep. The reception was stunning! The staff was impeccable! We cannot count the number of guests who raved about how smoothly everything went and how the staff was the best they had seen. We highly recommend using their preferred vendors...they were the icing on the cake to the best day. A HUGE thank you to the Rusty Pelican, you made our wedding breathtaking!
Private User
2/15/14
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 phenomenal in all respects. Omar Fuentez was our wedding coordinator at the Rusty and he was sooooooo helpful and really did make me feel like a "bride". There was another wedding taking place the same day as our wedding at the Rusty but Omar made sure that I felt like my wedding was the only event at the restaurant. We had our reception in the Grand ballroom and I was stunned at how beautiful the view was especially as the sun went down. All of of our guests raved about how gorgeous the panoramic view of the gulf was. The Rusty staff were sooo attentive to my husband and I and served us our meal at the dinner and made sure we had plenty of drinks through out the night. If you are getting married in Tampa I would say there is no better place. The view in the Grand ballroom is simply spectacular. The layout lends itself for a wedding(meaning everyone feels apart of the reception and is in one big room and can see the bride and groom at all times). The staff was wonderful, attentive and even took care of small details like table arrangements and gift table layout. The food was incredible and everyone was impressed at the variety and flavor of the meal. I would 100% recommend choosing the Rusty as your site for your reception. You will not regret it.
Patricia
1/25/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I worked with Stacey Gershon at The Rusty Pelican. Stacey was wonderful to work with from start to finish. She was extremely professional and very accommodating. The day before the wedding I had an emergency that forced me to change my ceremony location. Fortunately I was able to move the ceremony to The Rusty Pelican as one of their spaces was free the next day. I couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for my wedding. The set-up and views were breathtaking. Stacey was very professional and worked with me to make those last minute changes. She was on-site during the event and made sure I was in good hands for the remainder of the evening. The Rusty Pelican is a great restaurant (excellent food and service). It is also a one of a kind venue. No other location in South Florida offers their views, and what an elegant setting!
Courtney
1/18/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I have read numerous reviews on this venue and it couldn't have been more perfect. The location and view is perfect. The outdoor ceremony is beautiful and if planned correct you get the best sunset. The reception rooms are beautiful and decorate themselves. I had a view of the gazebo area and water. The food is beyond delicious. I have heard amazing reviews of the food and it was amazing and I still get compliments on it. We had a server who catered to our every need. He walked out plates for us to avoid spilling. Carlos was the best host to us and answered any question we ever had.
Lisa
1/4/14
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 an amazing venue. Don made sure that every question was answered and he pays remarkable attention to detail. He goes out of his way to make sure your event is grand.
Allison
11/23/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you want a fairy take wedding at an affordable price look no further. Rusty Pelican is it! Gorgeous water views, beautiful halls and Don knows how to make a wedding go off without a hitch. So glad I found this place for my wedding. It was more than I could have ever dreamed of
Ana
11/3/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
So glad we went with the Rusty Pelican for our wedding, November 3rd, 2013. We had Sarah for a planner and she was absolutely phenomenal! Rusty Pelican offers upscale professionalism with breath taking views for a very reasonable price. We were so happy with the food as well, which is something every bride worries about. My husband and I went with Filet & Chicken for one choice and Jack Daniels Chicken for the other, plated dinner. The food was fantastic and all of our guests complimented us the night of and still are complimenting the whole event after the fact. They also supply a great list of vendors, and the plus side is that these vendors have been working with each other for a very long time, so the flow of the entire event is smooth and flawless!
Emily
10/20/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The ceremony & reception was beautiful! Don, our coordinator, was fantastic throughout the entire wedding planning process. He was always available via e-mail and answered my questions almost immediately every time. His professionalism made our entire night run so smoothly! If I had to find one thing that wasn't up to par, our complimentary limo service from the hotel to The Rusty Pelican was late!! You wait your whole life for one moment and to have your limo driver late was irritating. Other than that, the entire night was perfect. Thank you Don!!
Tammy
10/12/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Thank you to Don and all the staff at the Rusty Pelican for the beautiful wedding my daughter Jamie had on October 12, 2013! Carlos was fantastic (so says my husband Tommy lol) for finding him dark beer. The food, the atmosphere, all the staff made this day so delightful. But most of all, I would like to thank Don Valiente---he is the man! He is calm, but perosnable, he directs without making anyone feel uncomfotable. Thank God, I only have one daughter! Thank you all for making my daughter's wedding so special and what a wonderful day to make Raymond our son!
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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, Rehearsal Dinner
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
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