Once we receive your inquiry, we will immediately cross-check and inform you of any date conflicts. We recommend that you complete our "What Are You Planning" Form under the Contact Us tab as that will pencil you into our calendar software. Upon deposit and a signed contract the date becomes yours exclusively.
You can book your event at least 18 months out. Please be aware that even if a date is available, we may not be able to accommodate a booking less than 30 days prior to your event date. Dates farther out than 12 months will carry a booking fee.
Our rates vary depending on the day of the week chosen, as shown on our Rates page. We also observe certain holidays which may be subject to a holiday use fee. Please note, rates are subject to change at the discretion of management.
Rental times range between 7-10 hours and include setup, event activities, and take down. Please plan accordingly. Our venue is reserved for your chosen hours on one calendar day only. All set up and decorating must occur on your rental date. The only exception to this is a one hour rehearsal time provided for weddings in the Sanctuary. If you need to purchase additional setup or event time to make a longer day, we do have that option.
We require a 50% first payment and signed rental agreement in order to hold your date.
The first payment is due upon signing of the rental agreement. The remaining balance is due 7 days prior to the event. However, we do allow and accept advance payments.
The total rate includes the services listed on our Rates page, and includes all service charges and normal cleaning fees. Please note that the regular rental rate does not include any add on items.
If you wish to reschedule your booking, we offer a one time courtesy transfer of your deposit to an alternate date (subject to availability). If you wish to cancel altogether, we would need 90 day written notice in order to avoid any additional fees. All deposits and payments made prior to cancellation are non-refundable, therefore please plan accordingly.
You will have up until your final walkthrough meeting or contact (which typically takes place 30 days prior to your event) to make any changes to your event. Changes made after that may not be able to be accommodated or may be subject to fees.
Yes! We have a list of approved and recommended vendors that we are happy to share.
We do allow outside vendors. Any vendors not already included on our approved list must be pre-approved, must sign a Vendor Agreement form and must provide a certificate of insurance with Canterbury Hall's corporate entities added as additional insured. They must also complete a site visit at least 10 days prior to the event.
Yes! We believe that the use of a planner or a coordinator is imperative to ensure the event runs smoothly and to allow the bride or host to enjoy the day. We allow you to select a full wedding or event planner that you prefer or we can offer in-house, day-of-coordinator services for an additional fee, if available on your selected date. Please note, our Venue Manager, who will be present at your event, is not a day-of-coordinator (their attention will be focused on building concerns). You will be asked to provide the name and contact information of the person who will be overseeing your event.
Yes. We also have wheelchairs on site for you to use with your guests.
We are neighbors of the Tampa Palms Homeowners Association. With respect to the homeowners and the wildlife in the surrounding areas, all loud music must conclude at 10:00pm for weekday events and 11:00pm for weekend events.
We have several restrooms available with handicap access as well as changing tables. You will need to rent portable restrooms if your event will primarily take place outdoors.
We have 75 parking spaces available. If you believe you will need more space than that, a valet company can manage your parking details. We are happy to share recommendations upon request.
Street parking is not permitted at any time. If overflow parking is going to be needed, it is the responsibility of the client to communicate this to the venue, and work together to ensure that they have an appropriate valet option.
Canterbury Hall is located at 15102 Amberly Drive. Tampa, FL 33647. We are centrally located - only 5 minutes from I-75 from the Bruce B. Downs exit in beautiful Tampa Palms.
We can accommodate up to 275 guests in both of our facilities. However, seated dining brings a maximum of 200 in our reception hall. Please speak directly to staff if you have any questions
We do not have in-house sound system that can be used without prior approval and a seperate and distinct A/V fee in all of our facilities. You will need to consider bringing in a DJ (we have in house options) or your own sound system.
Yes! We have a beautiful outdoor area frequently used for wedding ceremonies. You will need to rent outdoor chairs and other furniture for such outdoor ceremonies. While we’ll do our best to make your outdoor wedding a reality, sometimes the weather just won’t cooperate. With a little advanced planning, adjusting for inclement weather will be a breeze. Our Grace Sanctuary easily accommodates a contingency plan for weddings. As we cannot control nature, unexpected use of the Sanctuary may incur a fee.
The use of tape, nails, adhesive and all other materials on floors, ceilings, walls and windows is prohibited. Any decorations, art work, posters or signage brought in for an event must be displayed in a free‐standing fashion. All decorative items are expected to be removed at the end of your rental time.
Additionally, Canterbury Hall staff do not provide decorating services unless a prior agreement has been reached and fees paid. Please plan accordingly.
Deliveries may begin at the contracted and assigned access times. No items may be delivered before access time begins. No items will be held overnight. Please coordinate with your planner for an accurate timeline and vendor arrival schedule. Each vendor will be responsible for their own set up, including tables, chairs, and linens. All vendors must be completely set up 1 hour prior to the event start and remain set-up and in place until the event end time or the contracted service end time. Personnel or equipment are not provided to assist vendors in unloading or loading merchandise or displays; vendors are advised to bring a dolly.
Canterbury Hall Tampa Palms will set up our tables and chairs and take them down, indoors only. The host is responsible for dressing all tables, including tablecloths, dishes, silverware, cups, food, drinks, and decorations unless a contracted arrangement is made with Canterbury Hall Tampa Palms staff. At the end of the event the host is responsible for all décor, dishes, silverware, cups, food and drink unless a contracted arrangement is made with Canterbury Hall Tampa Palms staff. Canterbury hall staff will bag all linens that are venue property. Deliveries, decorating and clean-up are to be done during your contracted time. Canterbury Hall does not provide wait staff.
We do not have an in-house caterer. All food and beverage must come from outside Canterbury Hall. Please ensure appropriate wait or service staff will be present for your event, as well. If formal dishware is rented from Canterbury Hall you must have wait staff to bus your tables.
We do have an approved vendor list however, clients are welcomed to use any caterer they'd like so long as they are licensed and insured. If you choose to work with a vendor not on our list, please provide us with their information at least 90 days prior to the event so that we or you can send them our Vendor Agreement form. Caterers will need to provide their business information to include license and insurance.
There is no corkage fee. You may serve hard alcohol provided that it is poured by a professional licensed and insured bartender or licensed through your caterer. There is no exception to this rule.
Yes! We have a beautiful and spacious prep kitchen that includes ice, commercial refrigerator, stainless steel counters, dishwashing sinks, etc. We require all vendors and party hosts who use the space to please wipe it clean (no food debris) and remove all leftover drinks, meals, and food ingredients. Any equipment that is borrowed from us must be cleaned and returned where found. Any equipment or dinnerware that is rented from us is only provided by prior agreement and is subject to usage guidelines (formal dinnerware is rented as a package, must be bussed, scraped, and placed in the appropriate bins).
Use of our grill, griddle, and stove are not permitted. Please request more information during your venue tour.
Professional chefs can subcontract our full kitchen for special projects or use. Please contact Canterbury staff for more information.
We are pleased to provide linens, indoors only, for round and side tables along with cloth napkins in a limited color palette. Color selection is on a first come, first served basis. You are not required to use our linen package and may bring in your own cloths as desired. Decorators and hosts will apply the linens to the tables which will be located, folded, on your tables when you arrive for set up time.
You will work closely with our Venue and Event Director. The day of the event our Venue Manager will be available to answer any questions and assist with any building related issues. Your Day-of-Coordinator will work closely with the Venue Manager freeing you up to enjoy your event.
Canterbury Hall @ Grace Episcopal Church of Tampa, Inc. is a private property. On-site meetings are by appointment only. In order to respect and avoid disrupting any ongoing events, or church services, we ask that you please refrain from visiting until you have a scheduled an appointment.
Absolutely! Depending on the level of production, complexity and amount of time needed, please coordinate date and time by contacting us directly.