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Kapok Special Events

Clearwater , FL
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LOCATION

923 N. McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33756 US (map)

PHONE

727-725-8733

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ABOUT US

Our Special Events Center & Gardens facility is one of the most unique and elegant special event venues in the Southeastern United States. Our facilities are one-of-a-kind, and able to... Read more
Our Special Events Center & Gardens facility is one of the most unique and elegant special event venues in the Southeastern United States. Our facilities are one-of-a-kind, and able to accommodate any event in rare, Old World style.

We're conveniently located just minutes from Tampa International Airport, St. Pete/Clearwater Airport,Ruth Eckerd Hall, and the major arteries of West Central Florida.

Kapok Gardens

As you enter the Kapok Gardens, you'll think you've been whisked away into an enchanted dream. Massive Italian fountains and statuary will greet you — leading the way through beautifully-landscaped greenery to a hidden lagoon overlooking the Grand Ballroom.

Grand Ballroom

Replete with European splendor, the Grand Ballroom is the centerpiece of our wonderful facility — featuring an enormous chandelier, an elegant Grand Entry staircase, and a large balcony overlooking lush tropical gardens. The Grand Ballroom will add an awesome ambience to your gathering.

Florida Room Chapel

This beautiful room is perfect for wedding ceremonies. Watch your dreams come true under the gorgeous canopy of chandeliers and domed lighting.

The Florida Room also serves well as a dance floor, or as a staging area, for larger events.

Regency Lounge

The stately Regency Lounge serves as a beverage center and pre-event waiting room during most events at the Kapok. Its mirrored bar and golden pyramid ceiling will set the tone for your event in a most elegant way.

Grape Room

This quaint room features a serene atmosphere, enhanced by beautiful overheard grapevine lighting. The Grape Room is a great place for a children's area — and serves perfectly as a buffet room during larger events.

Contact Us Now to Book Your Special Event!

727-725-8733

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1950
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
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?
6
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?
3500
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
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Kapok provided a Fairy Tale setting for our daughter's wedding. Everything went smoothly and looked absolutely amazing! Nancy was our "day of" coordinator and she went above and beyond our expectations to make the venue look even more beautiful. She worked with us to coordinate the wedding day events and was a pleasure to deal with. She is an expert in the field, knows all of the vendors and shares her experience to give you a very comfortable feeling that she has it all under control. Sergio was also excellent and so cooperative to ensure all the setup was done correctly. They both made the experience so very special for our family. Our guests commented on how enchanting the venue was with its beautiful gardens and elegant surroundings. The Kapok is a hidden secret and the most romantic setting for a wedding.
The Kapok provided a Fairy Tale setting for our daughter's wedding. Everything went smoothly and looked absolutely Read more...
The Kapok provided a Fairy Tale setting for our daughter's wedding. Everything went smoothly and looked absolutely amazing! Nancy was our "day of" coordinator and she went above and beyond our expectations to make the venue look even more beautiful. She worked with us to coordinate the wedding day events and was a pleasure to deal with. She is an expert in the field, knows all of the vendors and shares her experience to give you a very comfortable feeling that she has it all under control. Sergio was also excellent and so cooperative to ensure all the setup was done correctly. They both made the experience so very special for our family. Our guests commented on how enchanting the venue was with its beautiful gardens and elegant surroundings. The Kapok is a hidden secret and the most romantic setting for a wedding. Read less
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natalie
Wedding:
11/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Kapok was professional in every way. Their team worked with me to make my dream wedding happen. They are truly the best.
Kapok was professional in every way. Their team worked with me to make my dream wedding happen. They are truly the best.
Kapok was professional in every way. Their team worked with me to make my dream wedding happen. They are truly the best. Read less
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Soon2beMrsHenderson
Wedding:
11/20/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment my now husband visited The Kapok I knew I'd be married there ♡♡♡ the ceremony space is the most stunning room I have ever seen! The entire venue is absolutely gorgeous, and the ladies that work there are just as amazing! Rande and Nancy helped me so much and if you choose this venue you MUST get Nancy for the day of coordination! She made everything go off without a hitch! I can't thank the ladies enough, and when I couldn't find some vendors they had so many and helped me find the right one :-) if you want a perfect wedding filled w breathtaking photos and a venue that will make your guest's envious than look no further then The Kapok Special Events! The history there is what has the Kapok stand out from just another hotel ballroom :-)
From the moment my now husband visited The Kapok I knew I'd be married there the ceremony space is the most stunning room Read more...
From the moment my now husband visited The Kapok I knew I'd be married there ♡♡♡ the ceremony space is the most stunning room I have ever seen! The entire venue is absolutely gorgeous, and the ladies that work there are just as amazing! Rande and Nancy helped me so much and if you choose this venue you MUST get Nancy for the day of coordination! She made everything go off without a hitch! I can't thank the ladies enough, and when I couldn't find some vendors they had so many and helped me find the right one :-) if you want a perfect wedding filled w breathtaking photos and a venue that will make your guest's envious than look no further then The Kapok Special Events! The history there is what has the Kapok stand out from just another hotel ballroom :-) Read less
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Brandy
Wedding:
10/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Nancy to do her justice. Not only did she pick up where my wedding planners had left off she added so many special touches to our day that were simply amazing! During our planning, Randy and Nancy were ever so helpful in recommending and referring additional vendors to complete our experience. I highly recommend using Nancy as your planner and going with a live band at this venue as the acoustics are phenomenal and Nancy knows her stuff! Thanks again for making Fuzz Fest everything we dreamed of!!!
I can't say enough about Nancy to do her justice. Not only did she pick up where my wedding planners had left off she Read more...
I can't say enough about Nancy to do her justice. Not only did she pick up where my wedding planners had left off she added so many special touches to our day that were simply amazing! During our planning, Randy and Nancy were ever so helpful in recommending and referring additional vendors to complete our experience. I highly recommend using Nancy as your planner and going with a live band at this venue as the acoustics are phenomenal and Nancy knows her stuff! Thanks again for making Fuzz Fest everything we dreamed of!!! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
This wedding was a fairy tale event made possible by Nancy, Kapoks day of planner and Randi who manages the facility. For anyone contemplating the value of a day planner, I stress that Nancy's involvement was the single most important factor in making the event a success. She has relationships with all the vendors and leverages her influence in ways nobody could do on their own! she's 100% dedicated to a flawless event and has my sincere gratitude.
Rande has done miracles updating the Kapok in the last year, anyone considering it an old, dated venue really needs to stop by and witness it's improvements. I travelled the entity of Florida looking for the perfect venue and Kapok is truly it! I continue to receive raves from my friends about how perfect the venue and event worked out. I add that this was a destination wedding, Rande and Nancy accomplished the perfect with remote communication for the majority of the planning!
This wedding was a fairy tale event made possible by Nancy, Kapoks day of planner and Randi who manages the facility. For Read more...
This wedding was a fairy tale event made possible by Nancy, Kapoks day of planner and Randi who manages the facility. For anyone contemplating the value of a day planner, I stress that Nancy's involvement was the single most important factor in making the event a success. She has relationships with all the vendors and leverages her influence in ways nobody could do on their own! she's 100% dedicated to a flawless event and has my sincere gratitude.
Rande has done miracles updating the Kapok in the last year, anyone considering it an old, dated venue really needs to stop by and witness it's improvements. I travelled the entity of Florida looking for the perfect venue and Kapok is truly it! I continue to receive raves from my friends about how perfect the venue and event worked out. I add that this was a destination wedding, Rande and Nancy accomplished the perfect with remote communication for the majority of the planning! Read less
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bg
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Kapok Special Events and Gardens venue was absolutely amazing and a perfect choice for our wedding on 10/4/14. This is unique venue that allows you to experience beautiful Italian statues surrounded by lush gardens and flowers. Then as you enter the building you will be absolutely amazed! The long hallway brings you to a cocktail/bar area so your guests can enjoy a nice cocktail hour. As you leave the cocktail area to the left is the beautiful ceremony room which was beautifully decorated to match our wedding colors and Nancy Hall, the day of event coordinator, designed beautiful rose petal designs on the aisle. After the ceremony and cocktail hour was complete the guests were brought into a very large exquisite ballroom to enjoy the reception dinner and dancing. Kapok director, Rande Weissman, and day of event coordinator, Nancy Hall were always available with any questions we had, any email we sent any phone call we made, they made us feel very comfortable with our decisions. I highly recommend this venue to anyone that wants to make their special day a very memorable event!
Kapok Special Events and Gardens venue was absolutely amazing and a perfect choice for our wedding on 10/4/14. This is Read more...
Kapok Special Events and Gardens venue was absolutely amazing and a perfect choice for our wedding on 10/4/14. This is unique venue that allows you to experience beautiful Italian statues surrounded by lush gardens and flowers. Then as you enter the building you will be absolutely amazed! The long hallway brings you to a cocktail/bar area so your guests can enjoy a nice cocktail hour. As you leave the cocktail area to the left is the beautiful ceremony room which was beautifully decorated to match our wedding colors and Nancy Hall, the day of event coordinator, designed beautiful rose petal designs on the aisle. After the ceremony and cocktail hour was complete the guests were brought into a very large exquisite ballroom to enjoy the reception dinner and dancing. Kapok director, Rande Weissman, and day of event coordinator, Nancy Hall were always available with any questions we had, any email we sent any phone call we made, they made us feel very comfortable with our decisions. I highly recommend this venue to anyone that wants to make their special day a very memorable event! Read less
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Shawn
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I will always remember that Nancy made us feel like a part of the family, she helped us the whole way in planning our event, not to be forgotten is Sergio the handy man of the Kapok with out him as the Go Go Go gadget man he is, our day would not have been the red carpet affair that it was. My bride and I looked for 3 years to get just the right venue for our 5 star event, Nancy and Sergio delivered!!! The kapok is and always will be the place I made my brides dreams come true. I can't thank them enough for their top notch service....
I will always remember that Nancy made us feel like a part of the family, she helped us the whole way in planning our Read more...
I will always remember that Nancy made us feel like a part of the family, she helped us the whole way in planning our event, not to be forgotten is Sergio the handy man of the Kapok with out him as the Go Go Go gadget man he is, our day would not have been the red carpet affair that it was. My bride and I looked for 3 years to get just the right venue for our 5 star event, Nancy and Sergio delivered!!! The kapok is and always will be the place I made my brides dreams come true. I can't thank them enough for their top notch service.... Read less
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Oleg & Inna
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I dont even know where to begin to describe my wonderful experience at Kapok. Of course I will begin with the location, such a beautiful venue, and the ceremony room, everyone is still talking about my "Fairytale" wedding;). Theres nothing like it in the Tampa Bay Area. I usually do not write reviews but weddings are so stressful and I know I read ALL of the reviews about my vendors during my wedding planning. Because I think the service you receive is the most crucial part of choosing a vendor I will describe my experience with Kapok and the way I was treated throughout the entire process. This is a bit lengthy but I hope it helps you:)

From day 1 I met up with Rande and Nancy and I felt like they truly cared about my wedding and were there to listen to my ideas and plans. Throughout the process I felt supported, as if I was one of their own. Nancy made sure the entire process was stress free (is that even possible while planning a wedding?? haha). Nancy was my Day planner for the Day of the wedding. She showed up early in the morning and stayed till late at night. She is truly a life saver!! She treated me as if I was her own daughter, form making sure all of the vendors show up when they are supposed to, to making the ceremony room look spectacular just like I had described it! Not only that, she even made sure I get a glass of water during the ceremony because she noticed I was getting a bit wobbly. Weddings are her passion and you can really see that, for example; the draping company after they set up, accidently grabbed my menus which were to be displayed on the tables. When the Caterer arrived and had asked for the Menus Nancy quickly figured out that the Draping Co. must have accidently grabbed my Menus as they were packing their stuff up. She called the Draping Co. made sure they return back to Clearwater (from Tampa) to bring back the Menus. She was there throughout the entire day making sure my wedding is 100% disaster free. Cannot Thank her enough
I dont even know where to begin to describe my wonderful experience at Kapok. Of course I will begin with the location, Read more...
I dont even know where to begin to describe my wonderful experience at Kapok. Of course I will begin with the location, such a beautiful venue, and the ceremony room, everyone is still talking about my "Fairytale" wedding;). Theres nothing like it in the Tampa Bay Area. I usually do not write reviews but weddings are so stressful and I know I read ALL of the reviews about my vendors during my wedding planning. Because I think the service you receive is the most crucial part of choosing a vendor I will describe my experience with Kapok and the way I was treated throughout the entire process. This is a bit lengthy but I hope it helps you:)

From day 1 I met up with Rande and Nancy and I felt like they truly cared about my wedding and were there to listen to my ideas and plans. Throughout the process I felt supported, as if I was one of their own. Nancy made sure the entire process was stress free (is that even possible while planning a wedding?? haha). Nancy was my Day planner for the Day of the wedding. She showed up early in the morning and stayed till late at night. She is truly a life saver!! She treated me as if I was her own daughter, form making sure all of the vendors show up when they are supposed to, to making the ceremony room look spectacular just like I had described it! Not only that, she even made sure I get a glass of water during the ceremony because she noticed I was getting a bit wobbly. Weddings are her passion and you can really see that, for example; the draping company after they set up, accidently grabbed my menus which were to be displayed on the tables. When the Caterer arrived and had asked for the Menus Nancy quickly figured out that the Draping Co. must have accidently grabbed my Menus as they were packing their stuff up. She called the Draping Co. made sure they return back to Clearwater (from Tampa) to bring back the Menus. She was there throughout the entire day making sure my wedding is 100% disaster free. Cannot Thank her enough Read less
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AmandaSparkles
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding at Kapok was everything I dreamed it would be. The venue itself was absolutely stunning and unique. The first time my husband and I went to look at Kapok it took my breath away. Every other venue paled in comparison. During the wedding, all of our guests kept commenting on how beautiful it was. Nancy and Rande were also wonderful to work with. They were extremely helpful in answering any questions we had and recommended awesome vendors to work with. They were very flexible and willing to work with us on all of our ideas. They had no problem with us incorporating our three puppies into the ceremony, which was a huge bonus. I would also highly recommend Nancy as the coordinator for the day of the wedding. She helped decorate (and did an incredible job!), made sure everything was running smoothly and on time, offered ideas and added little touches to make things just a bit more special, and did everything she possibly could to make sure our wedding day was perfect and worry free. I could not have been happier!
My wedding at Kapok was everything I dreamed it would be. The venue itself was absolutely stunning and unique. The first Read more...
My wedding at Kapok was everything I dreamed it would be. The venue itself was absolutely stunning and unique. The first time my husband and I went to look at Kapok it took my breath away. Every other venue paled in comparison. During the wedding, all of our guests kept commenting on how beautiful it was. Nancy and Rande were also wonderful to work with. They were extremely helpful in answering any questions we had and recommended awesome vendors to work with. They were very flexible and willing to work with us on all of our ideas. They had no problem with us incorporating our three puppies into the ceremony, which was a huge bonus. I would also highly recommend Nancy as the coordinator for the day of the wedding. She helped decorate (and did an incredible job!), made sure everything was running smoothly and on time, offered ideas and added little touches to make things just a bit more special, and did everything she possibly could to make sure our wedding day was perfect and worry free. I could not have been happier! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love this venue! The first time I saw it, I knew I had to get married here.

Nancy and Rande were very helpful and were always quick to respond to my many questions - big or small - all the way up to the wedding day. And they were very helpful the day of the wedding to help out with little details. And Sergio was awesome to work with too, and very attentive.

The guests LOVED the venue, it's just such a beautiful place, I don't know how anyone could not fall in love with the place.

The only complaint I had from both guests and vendors was that it was extremely hot inside. Although it was a little uncomfortable, I still give them 5 stars because a little heat did not ruin my day! I still had the wedding of my dreams :)

I absolutely 100% recommend this venue! Thank you Nancy, Rande and Sergio!
I absolutely love this venue! The first time I saw it, I knew I had to get married here.

Nancy and Rande were Read more...
I absolutely love this venue! The first time I saw it, I knew I had to get married here.

Nancy and Rande were very helpful and were always quick to respond to my many questions - big or small - all the way up to the wedding day. And they were very helpful the day of the wedding to help out with little details. And Sergio was awesome to work with too, and very attentive.

The guests LOVED the venue, it's just such a beautiful place, I don't know how anyone could not fall in love with the place.

The only complaint I had from both guests and vendors was that it was extremely hot inside. Although it was a little uncomfortable, I still give them 5 stars because a little heat did not ruin my day! I still had the wedding of my dreams :)

I absolutely 100% recommend this venue! Thank you Nancy, Rande and Sergio! Read less
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