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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.

 

Private User

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.
Private User
12/6/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Rusty Pelican is truly full service! My husband and I could not be happier with Don and all of our vendors. Don is THE BEST in the business. He has the highest level of attention to the small details, is extremely organized, and professional. He helped me and kept me organized every step of the way. My wedding was a bit of a challenge as I grew up in Tampa but lived out of state while planning the wedding. Don and the staff at the Rusty Pelican were flexible and very accommodating to special requests. Helpful tips to future brides and grooms: TRUST Don... he is a professional and will make your day very special. Use the approved vendors.... the Rusty Pelican is very selective and particular about the vendors that are allowed on their premises for a reason. Overall excellent experience. I am more than happy to have selected the Rusty Pelican as our venue of choice for the ceremony and reception. The pictures came out phenomenal!!
Kayla
11/14/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are so happy that we went with the Rusty Pelican for our big day, everything was perfect! Don was great to work with through out the whole planning process. He is very organized and is always happy to answer questions. The service was excellent! They really went above and beyond what we expected to make our day special. The food was fantastic! Everyone has been telling me it was the best wedding food they've ever had. We had a blast! I would definitely recommend the Rusty Pelican for your wedding or any other event!
Kelly
11/8/14
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The most BEAUTIFUL wedding venue ever!!! I loved every aspect of my wedding (ceremony and reception were in the Grand Ballroom), and it was absolutely perfect. Everything went seamlessly thanks to the professionals at the Rusty Pelican. They were so attentive the day of the wedding, we felt like royalty!!! The venue doesn't offer a full rehearsal because they have weddings going every weekend, but you don't need it because their staff guides you through every step of the day. I definitely recommend this vendor!!!
Nerlan
11/6/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We can't thank The Rusty Pelican enough for the experience that they provided our friends/family with on our wedding day. There professionalism, patience, and quality of service was simply amazing. They made our special day unforgettable for all of us. Thank you!
Kristen
10/25/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at Rusty Pelican in Tampa. Both the ceremony and reception were in the Grand Ballroom. We could not have asked for a more perfect night!! The entire staff was extremely attentive and helpful the night of the wedding. They were with us every step of the way.The food was absolutely delicious...the steak was cooked to perfection! Rusty Pelican is such a beautiful location, and the water views were spectacular. We highly recommend Rusty Pelican for a wedding or any other event!
Debra
10/24/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
AMAZING!!! Made my wedding experience so simple and fantastic. The location is one out of a fairytale. The staff is wonderful. From beginning to end, they kept everything stress free. Can't stop bragging about the Rusty Pelican and our amazing wedding coordinator Nicole Briggs.
Meiling
10/19/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My dream wedding cake true at this venue. Don valente was our coordinator and that guy knows exactly what he is doing, he is very punctual and nothing slides by him, he's on key. I was a nervous wreck the days leading up to the wedding but I knew he had it under control, the venue was beautiful and I even had someone tell me they felt like they should have sent me a thank you card for inviting them to the wedding because they enjoyed it that much, atmosphere was beautiful!!!
Private User

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our planning process had many glitches in it, however the venue/ceremony was never one of them. Don was our planner and he was always there for me whenever I had a question. Would recommend this venue to anyone!
Meg
10/11/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My daughter and son-in law chose the Rusty Pelican for both their ceremony and reception, Before booking the Rusty Pelican, we had already visited 20 plus other locations and for reasons such as cost, flexibility, food choices, location, etc . . . we were losing hope that we would find the right place. While visiting the Westin Tampa Bay as one possibility, someone suggested we try the Rusty Pelican. We went there without an appointment and at the time Sara was kind enough to show us around. We all fell in love with it . . . . shortly after booking it and paying the deposit, my daughter received a promotion which brought her back to Pittsburgh and Sara left . . . our file was assigned to the wonderful "Don" Working with him long distance was made easy due to his unending experience. He had suggestions that we would have never thought of it.....we were unable to attend the group tasting so he made arrangements for my daughter and I to come in and do a private tasting. The day of the wedding was absolutely PERFECT. The ballroom with his coordination and the wonderful kindness of the staff and Arlene's Floral Designs was just stunning. It was picture perfect. Everything from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, to the reception was flawless. We received compliments from all of our guests as to how beautiful everything was . . . Don knows his stuff and he won't disappoint. If you're looking in the Tampa area I highly suggest this Venue. Everyone was so kind and willing to help in any way.........It will be a day I always remember. Thank You Don !!!!
Private User

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The food provided by the Rusty Pelican was absolutely AMAZING! We had chicken Marsala and London broil. Absolutely perfect. The buffet was great with a great selection of options.
Private User

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception was held at The Rusty Pelican. We could not have been happier with the atmosphere, food and service. The planning was made easy with Don, who paid close attention to every detail. The view of Tampa Bay was hard to beat; the elegance and charm of the venue site was outstanding; the food was absolutely delicious; and the service was phenomenal. We would highly recommend this venue for both the wedding ceremony and reception.
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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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