At Canterbury Hall, we love to host events and occasions of all types and sizes. Whether it is an intimate gathering, a grand affair or a social occasion, we welcome any and all events into our space:
Canterbury Hall @ Grace Episcopal Church of Tampa.
From a grand rehearsal dinner to a romantic ceremony, we specialize in bringing the vision of your perfect event to life. Canterbury Hall can accommodate up to 275 guests for celebrations and 225 guests for receptions.
Extravagant birthdays, themed showers, retirement parties, and other once-in-a-lifetime-worthy events, call for plenty of space. Whatever the occasion, Canterbury Hall is a beautiful and unique location for your special event.
Jump outside the office while still staying close to home. For groups/organizations looking to escape the city to get closer together, Canterbury Hall serves as a perfect spot for trainings / retreats, annual galas, community mixers & small conferences.
Canterbury Hall offers many unique amenities not found at most wedding venues and event spaces. Our goal is to take the guesswork out of planning and make your day run seamlessly, helping you to create beautiful memories.
Our adjoining sanctuary, Grace Church Tampa Palms, boasts beautiful stained glass windows and immaculate natural lighting to compliment your ceremony.
Lighting is extremely important for wedding couples, and party planners of all types, because it allows photographers and videographers to capture the most special day of their lives without any complications. We’ve specifically designed our building to allow as much natural light in as possible including floor to ceiling windows and bright light walls, all of which can be dimmed for party time!
We have high ceilings and views of the Tampa Palms nature preservation to further enhance the ambience. We also offer plenty of grassy areas for outdoor ceremony or options for yard games, etc.
Our unique design is unlike any other in Tampa. With our traditionally elegant, yet simple, style, we are nestled in a forest of towering Tampa Palms, oaks and pines. Our entire venue was designed with nature in mind. It was our goal to have as many windows as possible, in an effort to bring the outside in. Our cathedral style sanctuary is Old World meets New!
For dining, we offer a full commercial catering kitchen perfect for prepping and plating your offerings prepared off site. Commercial appliances are available as an add-on option, enabling cuisine preparation within our banquet hall for licensed chefs.
We are prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings our way! Our building is state of the art when it comes to climate control. Whether it’s the hottest days of summer or coldest of winter, we have you covered. Our building has commercial heating and cooling systems to keep you and your guests comfortable under any circumstance.
Your rental of the property for the day includes exclusive use of the event space. No competing with other parties. Privacy and space are all yours.
When you host your event with us, you have access to our rental furniture at no cost to you. We provide tables and chairs for all of your guests for covered and floored events. For an outdoor ceremony, you will need to rent chairs. We can provide you with recommendations. For an indoor ceremony and reception, separate furnishings will be provided in each room, so there will never be a need for a room flip, or moving of chairs.
Our In-House banquet hall rental furniture inventory includes:
Additional items may be available at request for a rental fee.
If you decide to host your ceremony indoors, we have a dedicated, beautiful, vaulted indoor sanctuary space specifically for this use! If you choose to do an outdoor ceremony and the weather is not working in your favor, our sanctuary will be a stress-free backup for you! This room is separate from our reception hall so your vendors never have to rush to flip the room for dinner. Outdoor or indoor- either option is truly a win-win!
Our outdoor ceremony area is truly amazing! Nestled in the middle of the towering pines of Tampa Palms, this is a perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony. Outdoor ceremony seating is not provided.
We offer onsite event space parking for up to 75 vehicles in our private parking lot. We will also have handicapped parking to accommodate those who need it.
Events over 150 guests, may require valet service. We are happy to share recommendations upon request. Street parking is not permitted at any time. If overflow parking will be needed, it is the responsibility of the host to communicate this to the venue, and work together to ensure that they have an appropriate valet option.
We are proud to offer exclusive use of our 3,600 sq.ft, event space.
Canterbury Hall's capacity allowance will accommodate the following:
Grace Sanctuary's capacity allowance will accommodate the following:
Your guests are going to be bringing smartphones, tablets, and laptops along with them to your event – and they’re going to expect that they be able to use them online. Our event space has got you covered!