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May 24, 2011 01:28 PM

wedding near Tampa at Clearwater Beach

Hi all! I'm getting married next summer in the Tampa area and I'm trying to figure our where/how to have my reception. It would only be around 20-30 people. Any recommendations? I'm open to either a caterer on the beach or a restaurant.

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  1. Check out Island Way Grill, which is right off of Clearwater beach (2 minutes). They do quite a few wedding receptions and private parties and the food is pretty damn good.

    I own a catering company and can tell you that a party for 30 on the beach would cost almost the same as a party for 100. It's nearly the same amount of work involved.

    So for the cost and size of your party, a restaurant would definitely give you the most bang for your buck. Hope this helps.


    Island Way Grill
    20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767

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    1. re: UptownKevin

      This is a good spot, but note it's a solid 30-45 minute drive from downtown Tampa. If you want something comparable in Tampa, you could try Oystercatchers.

      For caterers, Puff n' Stuff is good, also Catering by the Family is good too (my wife works in the industry)

      1. re: askdrtodd

        Yea, but I think she wanted something on the beach (Clearwater beach), hence the title of the post ;-)

        I will have to email you to find out who your wife is. Good chance I know her, since she is in the industry here.


        1. re: UptownKevin

          *smacking forehead* DUH! haha sorry bout that.