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Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Tampa , FL
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LOCATION

1913 North nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL US 33602 (map)

PHONE

813-229-2214

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ABOUT US

El Centro Asturiano is one of Tampa’s early Spanish social clubs. The club, founded in 1902, catered to Latin males, most of whom were immigrant workers in Ybor City’s cigar factories.... Read more
El Centro Asturiano is one of Tampa’s early Spanish social clubs. The club, founded in 1902, catered to Latin males, most of whom were immigrant workers in Ybor City’s cigar factories. Members paid a monthly fee for health insurance, use of club facilities, and guaranteed burial in the club cemetery.

Originally the first floor, which can be considered a basement since it sits three feet below ground level, was largely the recreation floor. It boasted a gymnasium, a Cantina for cards, chess, and dominoes, a billiard room with five billiard tables, and a three lane bowling alley. A marble onyx bar in the Cantina is reportedly the world’s longest.

The second floor had offices for officers of the society, a library and reading rooms, educational rooms, smoking rooms, ladies’ parlor and dressing room, auditorium and stage.

The third floor has a Grand Ballroom and the balcony of the theatre. The fourteen ballroom mirrors are originals.

The elevator was added by Las Damas del Centro Asturiano de Tampa in 1994 at a cost of $148,000.00. The building originally cost $110,000.00 and its furnishings $30,000.00 in 1914.

In 1974 the building was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated heritage structure in the Ybor City Historic District. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1902
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
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?
700
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
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Leandra
Wedding:
7/9/2023
4.2/5.0
The place was very beautiful and we love it. Wendy was great and very helpful and did her best to help me save money. The only thing is that we felt very rushed after the cermony and left some of our family members having to pick up and not being able to take pictures. I know we weren't on scheduled but we did have the place until the evening and we wanted to make sure we had everyone in the pictures. Overall, I did have a great experience. The staff were very nice and professional. I would recommend this venue to other people.
The place was very beautiful and we love it. Wendy was great and very helpful and did her best to help me save money. The Read more...
The place was very beautiful and we love it. Wendy was great and very helpful and did her best to help me save money. The only thing is that we felt very rushed after the cermony and left some of our family members having to pick up and not being able to take pictures. I know we weren't on scheduled but we did have the place until the evening and we wanted to make sure we had everyone in the pictures. Overall, I did have a great experience. The staff were very nice and professional. I would recommend this venue to other people. Read less
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Destany
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.9/5.0
My husband and I really enjoyed having our wedding at Centro Asturiano. Our guest loved the theatre and ballroom as well. I totally would recommend this venue if you're looking for a great amount of space and has a historical feel to it. Wendy is the best hands down and i loved loved loved working with her.
My husband and I really enjoyed having our wedding at Centro Asturiano. Our guest loved the theatre and ballroom as well. Read more...
My husband and I really enjoyed having our wedding at Centro Asturiano. Our guest loved the theatre and ballroom as well. I totally would recommend this venue if you're looking for a great amount of space and has a historical feel to it. Wendy is the best hands down and i loved loved loved working with her. Read less
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Centro Asturiano de Tampa responded with the following comments:

Thank you Destany. It was wonderful being here for your event...
You guys were great to work with.

.May God bless you always.
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Cynthia
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased! Wendy the sales manager was very patient and pretty funny. She's caring and made sure that everything in the reception hall was up to par. It's affordable and beautiful! I love the historic richness of the venue. I definitely recommend this place! Thank you Wendy and staff for all your help!
I was very pleased! Wendy the sales manager was very patient and pretty funny. She's caring and made sure that everything Read more...
I was very pleased! Wendy the sales manager was very patient and pretty funny. She's caring and made sure that everything in the reception hall was up to par. It's affordable and beautiful! I love the historic richness of the venue. I definitely recommend this place! Thank you Wendy and staff for all your help! Read less
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Centro Asturiano de Tampa responded with the following comments:

Thank you Cynthia, it was wonderful being part of your event!! Best of luck to you guys. God Bless you always:)
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Private User
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
This was such a unique venue. All my guests were very impressed. The wedding was beautiful. Wendy was sooo incredibly helpful, professional and sweet. It was a pleasure to work with her. We used both downstairs rooms for cocktail hour and reception. We had a vintage theme and it was perfect. I would highly recommend this place.
This was such a unique venue. All my guests were very impressed. The wedding was beautiful. Wendy was sooo incredibly Read more...
This was such a unique venue. All my guests were very impressed. The wedding was beautiful. Wendy was sooo incredibly helpful, professional and sweet. It was a pleasure to work with her. We used both downstairs rooms for cocktail hour and reception. We had a vintage theme and it was perfect. I would highly recommend this place. Read less
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Centro Asturiano de Tampa responded with the following comments:

Thank you Karina...It as great working with you.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a beautiful, fairy tale wedding ceremony and reception at Centro Asturiano. The building is beautiful and historic with amazing architecture, the staircases and chandeliers looked great in the pictures. Wendy Ottenwalder, my event coordinator, was very helpful and flexible, answering all my questions and emails quickly in the 9 months prior while I was planning. All other venues in the area had limited tables and chairs or wanted us to rent our own. Centro provided us with unlimited seats and allowed us to bring in our own caterers which allowed us to have 150 guests, instead of paying a high price per guest the way some venues charge. I changed my floor plan several times, and Wendy was very patient and allowed us to store a couple big things in the building a couple days before so we'd have less to do the day of. She was patient and kind to my family who all had different ideas and questions, very professional. I would highly recommend this venue, I was able to do my ceremony and reception in one 8 hour rental of the Grand Ballroom. Absolutely beautiful.
I had a beautiful, fairy tale wedding ceremony and reception at Centro Asturiano. The building is beautiful and historic Read more...
I had a beautiful, fairy tale wedding ceremony and reception at Centro Asturiano. The building is beautiful and historic with amazing architecture, the staircases and chandeliers looked great in the pictures. Wendy Ottenwalder, my event coordinator, was very helpful and flexible, answering all my questions and emails quickly in the 9 months prior while I was planning. All other venues in the area had limited tables and chairs or wanted us to rent our own. Centro provided us with unlimited seats and allowed us to bring in our own caterers which allowed us to have 150 guests, instead of paying a high price per guest the way some venues charge. I changed my floor plan several times, and Wendy was very patient and allowed us to store a couple big things in the building a couple days before so we'd have less to do the day of. She was patient and kind to my family who all had different ideas and questions, very professional. I would highly recommend this venue, I was able to do my ceremony and reception in one 8 hour rental of the Grand Ballroom. Absolutely beautiful. Read less
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Centro Asturiano de Tampa responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jennifer....It was wonderful working with you guys. Always very organize and very polite. Thank you for having this wonderul event at Centro Asturiano.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Very flexible and great service. I rented the grand ballroom. It was beautiful and big! I had my ceremony and my reception at the same location it was amazing. All of the people on staff were very friendly and helpful. They allowed me to get any catering i wanted so your stuck on using some gross wedding food. That was our selling point. My colors were gray and light pink. I thought the wall colors would clash because they are red but it actually turned out very pretty.
Very flexible and great service. I rented the grand ballroom. It was beautiful and big! I had my ceremony and my reception Read more...
Very flexible and great service. I rented the grand ballroom. It was beautiful and big! I had my ceremony and my reception at the same location it was amazing. All of the people on staff were very friendly and helpful. They allowed me to get any catering i wanted so your stuck on using some gross wedding food. That was our selling point. My colors were gray and light pink. I thought the wall colors would clash because they are red but it actually turned out very pretty. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/20/2013
3.0/5.0
This venue is beautiful from top to bottom! In the end my wedding went perfectly but getting up to the point was the issue. From the start the woman that books all the events didn't seem to come off very friendly or helpful. Dealing with her was like pulling teeth. I felt like she did not care about her job or the brides that walked through that door. In the end everything worked out great with a few minor hiccups.
This venue is beautiful from top to bottom! In the end my wedding went perfectly but getting up to the point was the Read more...
This venue is beautiful from top to bottom! In the end my wedding went perfectly but getting up to the point was the issue. From the start the woman that books all the events didn't seem to come off very friendly or helpful. Dealing with her was like pulling teeth. I felt like she did not care about her job or the brides that walked through that door. In the end everything worked out great with a few minor hiccups. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Our wedding and reception at Centro Asturiano was perfect. The staff were professional and easy to work with.The layout was beautiful and it was exactly what we wanted. We are so happy with the way it turned out.
Our wedding and reception at Centro Asturiano was perfect. The staff were professional and easy to work with.The layout Read more...
Our wedding and reception at Centro Asturiano was perfect. The staff were professional and easy to work with.The layout was beautiful and it was exactly what we wanted. We are so happy with the way it turned out. Read less
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Centro Asturiano de Tampa responded with the following comments:

Thank you for choosing Centro Asturiano for your special event...
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Sylvia
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The building was great and the room that we were in was perfect. We havd a wedding and the was more then enough room for everyone (75-100). The staff was great they were their for our every need and then some. This event was my second time using this building and I'm sure that I will use it again in the future.
The building was great and the room that we were in was perfect. We havd a wedding and the was more then enough room for Read more...
The building was great and the room that we were in was perfect. We havd a wedding and the was more then enough room for everyone (75-100). The staff was great they were their for our every need and then some. This event was my second time using this building and I'm sure that I will use it again in the future. Read less
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Centro Asturiano de Tampa responded with the following comments:

Thanks Sylvia it was wonderful working with you:)

God Bless always-
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Vivian
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
They were amazing and made sure everything I wanted was perfect!!!
They were amazing and made sure everything I wanted was perfect!!!
They were amazing and made sure everything I wanted was perfect!!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Centro Asturiano is a beautiful historic building with a wonderful staff. I wanted a vintage inspired wedding and this was the perfect venue. My guests were so impressed. One of the best things is that it was so affordable, but looks like a million bucks! Wendy, the woman that coordinated everything with me was very accommodating and helped ease the stress of planning it myself. We were married in the theatre, so beautiful on its own that we didn't need to decorate, and then held the reception in the third floor ballroom. I was also happy because my father is in a wheelchair and this is one of the few historic places that is completely wheelchair accessible, they even had a lift to get him onstage! The elevator was a plus for me as well so that I didn't have to teeter on the stairs in my shoes and dress too much. This place is definitely a hidden gem of Tampa!
Centro Asturiano is a beautiful historic building with a wonderful staff. I wanted a vintage inspired wedding and this was Read more...
Centro Asturiano is a beautiful historic building with a wonderful staff. I wanted a vintage inspired wedding and this was the perfect venue. My guests were so impressed. One of the best things is that it was so affordable, but looks like a million bucks! Wendy, the woman that coordinated everything with me was very accommodating and helped ease the stress of planning it myself. We were married in the theatre, so beautiful on its own that we didn't need to decorate, and then held the reception in the third floor ballroom. I was also happy because my father is in a wheelchair and this is one of the few historic places that is completely wheelchair accessible, they even had a lift to get him onstage! The elevator was a plus for me as well so that I didn't have to teeter on the stairs in my shoes and dress too much. This place is definitely a hidden gem of Tampa! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I used this facility for my reception. Their price was budget friendly and the space was very good. Wendy was extremely helpful. She communicated with me at every opportunity. She ensured that we had enough time to get the reception ready. The staff at Centro was friendly and helpful to my guest. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Centro.
I used this facility for my reception. Their price was budget friendly and the space was very good. Wendy was extremely Read more...
I used this facility for my reception. Their price was budget friendly and the space was very good. Wendy was extremely helpful. She communicated with me at every opportunity. She ensured that we had enough time to get the reception ready. The staff at Centro was friendly and helpful to my guest. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Centro. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
I had an open bar at my wedding, I had the most amazing bar staff ever! Everyone was raving about them! Wendy was helpful prior to the wedding. I love our wedding photos from this place it was absolutely amazing!
I had an open bar at my wedding, I had the most amazing bar staff ever! Everyone was raving about them! Wendy was helpful Read more...
I had an open bar at my wedding, I had the most amazing bar staff ever! Everyone was raving about them! Wendy was helpful prior to the wedding. I love our wedding photos from this place it was absolutely amazing! Read less
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Shalanda
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding and reception in the grand ballroom. It couldn't have been any more beautiful or perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. Wendy was so helpful and professional.
I had my wedding and reception in the grand ballroom. It couldn't have been any more beautiful or perfect. I wouldn't Read more...
I had my wedding and reception in the grand ballroom. It couldn't have been any more beautiful or perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. Wendy was so helpful and professional. Read less
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gracie
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Working w/ Wendy was wonderful. She's very polite and helpful. The Grand Ballroom is big and beautiful. Plenty of room to dance on their hardwood floors! They also provided all the tables and chairs that we needed. We also loved the look of the big, beautiful windows!!! Also; having the cash bar was awesome. We got many compliments from people saying it was a great place to have a wedding reception. Everyone loved it!!!
Working w/ Wendy was wonderful. She's very polite and helpful. The Grand Ballroom is big and beautiful. Plenty of room to Read more...
Working w/ Wendy was wonderful. She's very polite and helpful. The Grand Ballroom is big and beautiful. Plenty of room to dance on their hardwood floors! They also provided all the tables and chairs that we needed. We also loved the look of the big, beautiful windows!!! Also; having the cash bar was awesome. We got many compliments from people saying it was a great place to have a wedding reception. Everyone loved it!!! Read less
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glocksmith
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful building, very easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Beautiful building, very easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Beautiful building, very easy to work with. Highly recommended! Read less
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janirysc23
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Great location. The ballroom is beautiful inside and made the weddig feel and look very classy. The pictures taken by the photographer came out gorgeous with the antique structure of the building. The staff were also very accomodating in the decoration and the breakdown of the wedding. Awesome place and a great choice for any wedding or speacial event.
Great location. The ballroom is beautiful inside and made the weddig feel and look very classy. The pictures taken by the Read more...
Great location. The ballroom is beautiful inside and made the weddig feel and look very classy. The pictures taken by the photographer came out gorgeous with the antique structure of the building. The staff were also very accomodating in the decoration and the breakdown of the wedding. Awesome place and a great choice for any wedding or speacial event. Read less
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ALIMARA5@AOL.COM
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Ensure the bar is fully stocked. The bar was not fully stocked with the basics.
Ensure the bar is fully stocked. The bar was not fully stocked with the basics.
Ensure the bar is fully stocked. The bar was not fully stocked with the basics. Read less
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Aidza
Wedding:
2/3/2012
4.1/5.0
Wendy is such a wonderful person to work with. She was there to answer all my questions, give advice and is very easy to work with.
Wendy is such a wonderful person to work with. She was there to answer all my questions, give advice and is very easy to Read more...
Wendy is such a wonderful person to work with. She was there to answer all my questions, give advice and is very easy to work with. Read less
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Melodie
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
It was beautiful. Everyone was so nice and helpful. For the price this place is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was beautiful. Everyone was so nice and helpful. For the price this place is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was beautiful. Everyone was so nice and helpful. For the price this place is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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