How to Choose the Perfect Venue for an Event feat. The Westshore Yacht Club

Choosing a venue may get lost in importance when planning an event – a bride and groom may choose a Pinterest-perfect venue instead of following their style, or the venue may be chosen before a guest list is finalized, unknowingly choosing a much bigger or smaller venue than what is needed. To get focused, here are four key tips to consider before booking a venue for your next wedding or corporate event.

1. Ensure that you choose a venue with the ambiance and style you are looking for
The ambiance of a venue sets the mood for the rest of the event. A venue can be minimalistic and easily transformed with lots of décor and entertainment, or it may have a strong style on its own that simply needs to be accented with personalized pieces. Choosing a style such as rustic, fairytale, beachy, or glam before looking at venues will help narrow your options more efficiently and ensures the event will complete your vision.

2. Check out what is included and what is not included in the venue
Some venues offer full-service packages that may include set-up and minimal decorations, while at other venues you must rent and bring your own. This will make the venue costs change greatly, so be sure to get quotes from rental companies and check all of the boxes before locking in a venue.

They may also have catering, blocks of rooms for out-of-town guests available if the venue is a hotel or various amenities such as a spa or a pool. If there is a certain element or convenience you are looking for, be sure to ask the venue what all of your options are.

Even if the venue doesn’t have everything you need, working with an event entertainment agency can fill in the gaps seamlessly. Breezin’ Entertainment offers a wide variety of entertainment for your any type of event. To see the full list of services, please visit

3. Consider the experience you want your guests to have
It is important to decide what kind of experience you want to give your guests. There is an infinite number of ways to do this, such as unique and impressive entertainment, having various activities and amenities available, and great music.

For example, if you are thinking about creating a hashtag for guests to use at your wedding or event, be sure your venue has elements that encourage guests to take pictures to post and to look back on fondly. Having a scenic view and a photo booth or a wall backdrop with props would help guests take memorable photos that they’ll want to share.

If your guests are coming from out of town, create a plan that will give them a place to stay and have ways to enjoy themselves and relax outside of attending the event.

4. Choose a venue that meets your needs and expectations for the event
Finalizing a guest list before you book a venue will make sure you are choosing the correct sized space for the size of the event. Ask the venue manager about how much parking is available, and decide how guests will travel to the venue. Making these important decisions will help your event be as perfect as possible.

Welcome to The Bay Club at Westshore Yacht Club – a full banquet facility located in historic South Tampa for all your event needs. This event space can hold any event from an intimate ten-person luncheon to a lavish 300 guest waterfront wedding. They offer onsite catering, a full liquor bar, a bridal room & a groom room to get ready for the special day, sunsets on the bay every day, and the comfort that it will all be taken care of for your special event. For more information, please visit

Please contact the Event Coordinator, Amy Winkleman, at (813) 489-1415 or

Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit