Unique Featured Reception Location- Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is a unique option for your event plans. They can accommodate your reception, catered banquet, annual event or meeting. Enjoy an extraordinary event experience with a European flair and a 1920’s / 1930’s ambience. Many visitors find the museum collection to be fascinating, including those who came with little interest in automobiles but discover a provocative blend of art, history and science in their galleries.

The  location is central to the Tampa Bay area and is an easy drive from downtown Tampa, downtown St. Petersburg, Clearwater and the gulf beaches, just off of I-275 in Pinellas County. The facility is wheelchair and scooter accessible with parking close to the front door.

Available Facility Rental Space:

Seated Dinner – 150

Standing and Seated Cocktail Reception – 250

Evening Rental Overview

The Museum is available for evening rentals every evening except Tuesdays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Night.  The rental is for 4 hours with the earliest starting time at 6:00 p.m.  If the lessee needs to extend the event past 4 hours, they may do so but will be charged an additional rate.  Advance notice is required.


Daytime Rental Overview:

The Museum is available for daytime rentals everyday except Tuesdays, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.   The daytime rental is for 4 hours with the earliest starting time at 10:00 am.  If the lessee needs to extend the event past 4 hours, they may do so but will be charged an additional rate.  Advance notice is required.


Included In The Rental:

·                     Use of the Museum gallery’s 12,000 square feet;

·                     Access to all exhibits and automobiles on display;

·                     Tour and explanation of the collection;

·                     Museum Gift Shop will be open for guests wishing to purchase items.



Caterer’s food preparation time is 2 hours prior to the start of the event.  Clients must make their own arrangements with the caterer for additional items such as dance floor, entertainment, linens, flowers, photography or decorations. 


Alcoholic Beverages

The Museum has no objection to a licensed bartender or qualified caterer serving alcoholic beverages to guests of legal age in a lawful manner.  No person or entity shall sell alcoholic beverages on the Museum premises.  The Museum does not have a permit or license to serve or sell alcohol.



The Museum has ample parking and has 4 handicapped parking spaces in front.  The parking lot is properly lit for evening functions and guest safety. 



The Museum will provide personnel for the safety of the guests as well as for the safety of the Museum’s automobiles and property.  No smoking is permitted in the Museum.  There is an outdoor terrace for smoking guests. 

Mission Statement:

The main mission of the Museum is to educate and to preserve the engineering history of the cars in its collection. They are honored to be part of your special event, but they ask that you and your guests remember that we are first and foremost, a museum. They especially want your younger guests to enjoy the Museum’s collection, but respectfully request that any young children attending be under adult supervision at all times.  Feel free to take as many photographs of the Museum’s collection and wander about freely, but please, do not open any doors or engine compartments


Please review the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum website at www.tbauto.org and feel free to contact them if you have questions regarding this unique museum or its event services.

For a slideshow preview of the automobile museum click on the link below:


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