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Kapok Special Events

Clearwater , FL
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LOCATION

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

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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!

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Chanel
Wedding:
12/11/2016
5.0/5.0
From the moment I walked through the doors at the Kapok I fell in love. Kathy is so accommodating. My Fiance was unable to tour the venue with me on Saturday but Kathy came through and allowed us to come back the next day to tour the venue again together. We wound up booking for our Wedding in December. I am so excited and cannot wait for ceremony & reception!!
From the moment I walked through the doors at the Kapok I fell in love. Kathy is so accommodating. My Fiance was unable to Read more...
From the moment I walked through the doors at the Kapok I fell in love. Kathy is so accommodating. My Fiance was unable to tour the venue with me on Saturday but Kathy came through and allowed us to come back the next day to tour the venue again together. We wound up booking for our Wedding in December. I am so excited and cannot wait for ceremony & reception!! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
I have no yet booked for my wedding, but this is without a doubt my favorite venue I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with! Out of all the places I called, the Kapok was the ONLY business that sent over information right away and was very informative and friendly on the phone. I had a meeting to tour the venue and fell in love with the people (randy and Nancy) and the venue itself. I cannot WAIT to have my wedding here it's going to be perfect. I will be sure to write another review once my wedding is all done and over with. The ladies were very helpful & made a ton of suggestions regarding my wedding that I've never even thought of before! I recommend this venue from what I've seen so far!
I have no yet booked for my wedding, but this is without a doubt my favorite venue I've ever had the pleasure of dealing Read more...
I have no yet booked for my wedding, but this is without a doubt my favorite venue I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with! Out of all the places I called, the Kapok was the ONLY business that sent over information right away and was very informative and friendly on the phone. I had a meeting to tour the venue and fell in love with the people (randy and Nancy) and the venue itself. I cannot WAIT to have my wedding here it's going to be perfect. I will be sure to write another review once my wedding is all done and over with. The ladies were very helpful & made a ton of suggestions regarding my wedding that I've never even thought of before! I recommend this venue from what I've seen so far! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
The Kapok is truly an amazing wedding venue. My wedding was a fairly tale come true!!! The staff at the Kapok are extremely helpful. It is a must see!!!
The Kapok is truly an amazing wedding venue. My wedding was a fairly tale come true!!! The staff at the Kapok are Read more...
The Kapok is truly an amazing wedding venue. My wedding was a fairly tale come true!!! The staff at the Kapok are extremely helpful. It is a must see!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am so excited to have my wedding here! It is so elegant and beautiful.
I am so excited to have my wedding here! It is so elegant and beautiful.
I am so excited to have my wedding here! It is so elegant and beautiful. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
One word: Flawless. We were married April 23rd and all of our guests were blown away. This venue is tucked away and that's what I loved about it...not the usual hotel venue, instead, this place has gardens, an incredible ceremony room, fun cocktail room, and incredible reception hall with floor to ceiling windows. Just spectacular for photos and their bridal suite upstairs worked out perfectly.

But, the best part about the entire venue? Our day of planner Nancy. For an extra charge, you can have her coordinate everything so that it runs smoothly. She ran our rehearsal and so many other details were handled by her without me having to stress. I can't say enough about how incredible she is. She lives and breathes to make sure not only the bride is happy, but that the entire bridal party has support for whatever was needed. I would've paid double for her if they had asked!

Lastly, they have a "decoration" package which offers columns, the runner, and some added finishes in the ceremony room for a small fee. Do it and it totally adds to the look of the room!

You have to use their packages for alcohol, and they will provide you with a list of preferred vendors for things like catering and DJ. They have an agreement with Olympia so since we signed with Kapok within 30 days of our initial appointment, we got free champagne...plus, Olympia supplied free champagne glasses which was awesome.

Your photos will be stunning and your guests will love this venue. Definitely check out Kapok!
One word: Flawless. We were married April 23rd and all of our guests were blown away. This venue is tucked away and that's Read more...
One word: Flawless. We were married April 23rd and all of our guests were blown away. This venue is tucked away and that's what I loved about it...not the usual hotel venue, instead, this place has gardens, an incredible ceremony room, fun cocktail room, and incredible reception hall with floor to ceiling windows. Just spectacular for photos and their bridal suite upstairs worked out perfectly.

But, the best part about the entire venue? Our day of planner Nancy. For an extra charge, you can have her coordinate everything so that it runs smoothly. She ran our rehearsal and so many other details were handled by her without me having to stress. I can't say enough about how incredible she is. She lives and breathes to make sure not only the bride is happy, but that the entire bridal party has support for whatever was needed. I would've paid double for her if they had asked!

Lastly, they have a "decoration" package which offers columns, the runner, and some added finishes in the ceremony room for a small fee. Do it and it totally adds to the look of the room!

You have to use their packages for alcohol, and they will provide you with a list of preferred vendors for things like catering and DJ. They have an agreement with Olympia so since we signed with Kapok within 30 days of our initial appointment, we got free champagne...plus, Olympia supplied free champagne glasses which was awesome.

Your photos will be stunning and your guests will love this venue. Definitely check out Kapok! Read less
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Kapok Special Events responded with the following comments:

Dear Sarah.
Thank you for the wonderful review. The entire team at Kapok works tirelessly on every event to ensure that each and every experience is a dream come true. We are very proud of all of the dedication that our entire team puts forth and look forward to seeing your beautiful photos!
Sincerely, Kathy Wilson, General Manager
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Most important: You have to have Nancy for your event coordinator of the day... She made my wedding day PERFECT. I will explain Nancy's touch in a bit. If you are looking for a beautiful, elegant and romantic venue to hold your ceremony AND reception in the same location... Kapok Special Events is the place to be. It doesn't even need decorations. The building itself is gorgeous inside and out. Just look at the pictures online. The ceremony room is beautiful and takes great pictures... so does the reception hall. The red stairs and chandeliers make every picture and moment beautiful. The upstairs area for the ladies to get ready is PERFECT... mirrors everywhere, bathroom, steamer, couches, chairs, etc. Just GO THERE and get a walk through tour... You'll be sold. BUT, if you decide to book your event at Kapok for your wedding... you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE NANCY AS YOUR EVENT COORDINATOR FOR THE DAY. She is the most amazing and hard working woman ever. My wedding day would not have been so effortless if it weren't for her. She has the best images and ideas to help you with setup. She let us bring all of our centerpieces and fun projects the whole week before the event. When my girls and I got there the day of the wedding, I literally felt like I had nothing to do but enjoy myself with my girlfriends and relax and wait for everything to fall together, and it did just that. Everything was perfect. Nancy oversaw everything the caterers were doing, watching, guiding, making sure it was how I told her I wanted it. I walked downstairs to find my mom and the reception hall was ALL TOGETHER AND BEAUTIFUL. Nancy knew where I was at all times, knew where I needed to be in 5 minutes, 30min, etc. I felt like she was right by my side from beginning to end and she was.. just behind the scenes. She guided and told everyone what to do, how to walk, where to stand, all with a huge smile. Like I said earlier, she made every motion and transition flawless!
Most important: You have to have Nancy for your event coordinator of the day... She made my wedding day PERFECT. I will Read more...
Most important: You have to have Nancy for your event coordinator of the day... She made my wedding day PERFECT. I will explain Nancy's touch in a bit. If you are looking for a beautiful, elegant and romantic venue to hold your ceremony AND reception in the same location... Kapok Special Events is the place to be. It doesn't even need decorations. The building itself is gorgeous inside and out. Just look at the pictures online. The ceremony room is beautiful and takes great pictures... so does the reception hall. The red stairs and chandeliers make every picture and moment beautiful. The upstairs area for the ladies to get ready is PERFECT... mirrors everywhere, bathroom, steamer, couches, chairs, etc. Just GO THERE and get a walk through tour... You'll be sold. BUT, if you decide to book your event at Kapok for your wedding... you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE NANCY AS YOUR EVENT COORDINATOR FOR THE DAY. She is the most amazing and hard working woman ever. My wedding day would not have been so effortless if it weren't for her. She has the best images and ideas to help you with setup. She let us bring all of our centerpieces and fun projects the whole week before the event. When my girls and I got there the day of the wedding, I literally felt like I had nothing to do but enjoy myself with my girlfriends and relax and wait for everything to fall together, and it did just that. Everything was perfect. Nancy oversaw everything the caterers were doing, watching, guiding, making sure it was how I told her I wanted it. I walked downstairs to find my mom and the reception hall was ALL TOGETHER AND BEAUTIFUL. Nancy knew where I was at all times, knew where I needed to be in 5 minutes, 30min, etc. I felt like she was right by my side from beginning to end and she was.. just behind the scenes. She guided and told everyone what to do, how to walk, where to stand, all with a huge smile. Like I said earlier, she made every motion and transition flawless! Read less
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Anja
Wedding:
10/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Nancy was a great wedding coordinator. Definitely worth having someone to take care of your special day. She even did the decor for the tables and cocktail room.everyone was amazed by the beautiful venue.
Nancy was a great wedding coordinator. Definitely worth having someone to take care of your special day. She even did the Read more...
Nancy was a great wedding coordinator. Definitely worth having someone to take care of your special day. She even did the decor for the tables and cocktail room.everyone was amazed by the beautiful venue. Read less
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Jordancm17
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband, Andrew and I were blessed to have had Nancy Hall as our Wedding Day Planner for our wedding at the Kapok Special Events on 10/18/2015. From the start she was prompt to answer all of our questions throughout the whole process. She was extremely personable and easy to talk to. I was really impressed on how she would always relate to each and every emotion I was feeling on my wedding day and how quickly she would respond by making me feel comfortable and reassuring me that everything was going to be perfect. SHE WAS RIGHT!! Everything was AMAZING because of this wonderful woman. Nancy knows exactly what each of her Brides need and want on the most important day of their lives...their wedding day. She also had a calm presence about her that made both Andrew and I very comfortable. Because let's be honest here...getting married and all the preparation that goes into it, can get VERY stressful; so it was refreshing to have a grounded individual, such as Nancy, to keep us centered and focused on one another while we exchanged our vows and proclaimed our love to each other. That being said, Andrew and I HIGHLY recommend Nancy Hall to any couple...ESPECIALLY the Bride-To-Be, who wants their day to go as perfect as they imagined...then you definitely want to hire Nancy. She will take care of everything...even the things you never thought about. She is already two steps ahead in making each wedding EXACTLY how the Bride and Groom dreamt it to be. I PROMISE that you will be VERY pleased with Nancy Hall as your wedding day planner and you will enjoy the beautiful environment that the Kapok Special Events Venue has to offer. As the Bride, I felt very grateful and blessed to have had Nancy by my side and to witness our love for one another in front of all our loved ones. Thank you Nancy!! We Love you!!! :0)
My husband, Andrew and I were blessed to have had Nancy Hall as our Wedding Day Planner for our wedding at the Kapok Read more...
My husband, Andrew and I were blessed to have had Nancy Hall as our Wedding Day Planner for our wedding at the Kapok Special Events on 10/18/2015. From the start she was prompt to answer all of our questions throughout the whole process. She was extremely personable and easy to talk to. I was really impressed on how she would always relate to each and every emotion I was feeling on my wedding day and how quickly she would respond by making me feel comfortable and reassuring me that everything was going to be perfect. SHE WAS RIGHT!! Everything was AMAZING because of this wonderful woman. Nancy knows exactly what each of her Brides need and want on the most important day of their lives...their wedding day. She also had a calm presence about her that made both Andrew and I very comfortable. Because let's be honest here...getting married and all the preparation that goes into it, can get VERY stressful; so it was refreshing to have a grounded individual, such as Nancy, to keep us centered and focused on one another while we exchanged our vows and proclaimed our love to each other. That being said, Andrew and I HIGHLY recommend Nancy Hall to any couple...ESPECIALLY the Bride-To-Be, who wants their day to go as perfect as they imagined...then you definitely want to hire Nancy. She will take care of everything...even the things you never thought about. She is already two steps ahead in making each wedding EXACTLY how the Bride and Groom dreamt it to be. I PROMISE that you will be VERY pleased with Nancy Hall as your wedding day planner and you will enjoy the beautiful environment that the Kapok Special Events Venue has to offer. As the Bride, I felt very grateful and blessed to have had Nancy by my side and to witness our love for one another in front of all our loved ones. Thank you Nancy!! We Love you!!! :0) Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
We got so many compliments on our venue! Nancy Hall was Pete and my "day-of" Wedding Planner at Kapok Special Events on 10/17/15. She was always very responsive to my questions regarding candles, sparklers, etc. and also offered her own helpful suggestions. She assisted in making sure that we got our special beer requests, which was so very important to us! During the rehearsal and wedding day, she was very organized. I loved everything she did with decorating! We did purchase the Kapok decoration package, and I believe it was worth every penny. The entire place looked beautiful. We also appreciated Sergio's help. Nancy knows what she is doing! Additionally, Kapok offered recommendations for vendors, which was extremely helpful.

We booked Kapok about 14 months prior to our wedding (~August 2014). Randi was our main point of contact up until May 2015. I only mention this because we originally discussed booking for a different date and someone snagged that date from us. Randi did a good job making up for the miscommunication. Kapok places brides/customer service first!
We got so many compliments on our venue! Nancy Hall was Pete and my "day-of" Wedding Planner at Kapok Special Events on Read more...
We got so many compliments on our venue! Nancy Hall was Pete and my "day-of" Wedding Planner at Kapok Special Events on 10/17/15. She was always very responsive to my questions regarding candles, sparklers, etc. and also offered her own helpful suggestions. She assisted in making sure that we got our special beer requests, which was so very important to us! During the rehearsal and wedding day, she was very organized. I loved everything she did with decorating! We did purchase the Kapok decoration package, and I believe it was worth every penny. The entire place looked beautiful. We also appreciated Sergio's help. Nancy knows what she is doing! Additionally, Kapok offered recommendations for vendors, which was extremely helpful.

We booked Kapok about 14 months prior to our wedding (~August 2014). Randi was our main point of contact up until May 2015. I only mention this because we originally discussed booking for a different date and someone snagged that date from us. Randi did a good job making up for the miscommunication. Kapok places brides/customer service first! Read less
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yolanda
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
The Kapok Special Events is a beautiful venue just stunning! If your thinking of having your wedding anywhere please consider the The Kapok. From the beautiful waterfalls to the stunning chandeliers and the colorful gardens its just magical. Even the restrooms were beautiful. They have it all under one roof. From the staff to the reception, the cocktail hour room to the beautiful reception ballroom. They have everything! Nancy Hall was with us from the beginning to the end. She coordinated everything and had our day run smoothly. Just a magical place! I guarantee you that your pictures will come out beautiful. Our pictures were flawless and every background was beautiful. I cannot say enough of this venue. You will not be disappointed. Just loved it wish i was having another wedding there!
The Kapok Special Events is a beautiful venue just stunning! If your thinking of having your wedding anywhere please Read more...
The Kapok Special Events is a beautiful venue just stunning! If your thinking of having your wedding anywhere please consider the The Kapok. From the beautiful waterfalls to the stunning chandeliers and the colorful gardens its just magical. Even the restrooms were beautiful. They have it all under one roof. From the staff to the reception, the cocktail hour room to the beautiful reception ballroom. They have everything! Nancy Hall was with us from the beginning to the end. She coordinated everything and had our day run smoothly. Just a magical place! I guarantee you that your pictures will come out beautiful. Our pictures were flawless and every background was beautiful. I cannot say enough of this venue. You will not be disappointed. Just loved it wish i was having another wedding there! Read less
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