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Host an Event With Us

The first floor exhibition hall is approximately 5,000 square feet and still has the original concrete floors. Horse-drawn steamers and ladders of the early 1900’s are replaced by exhibits showcasing the rich history of the Tampa Fire Department. The second floor gallery is approximately 2,500 square feet, with original wood flooring in a rich walnut tone. There is also an additional 1,200 square feet of carpeted pre-function space. The entire museum is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant.

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Awards Banquets
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Holiday Parties
  • Corporate Workshops & Gatherings
  • Sales Meetings
  • Training Seminars
  • Fundraisers
  • Networking Events

Event Rental Information

  • Capacity
    The second floor gallery can accommodate the following number of guests:

    150
    Seated with dance floor
    180
    Seated without dance floor
    250
    Theater style (no tables)
    300
    Standing Cocktail
    The first floor exhibition hall can accommodate the following number of guests:
    250
    Standing Cocktail
  • Amenities
    Tables & Chairs

    The museum provides ballroom chairs, 60″ round tables, and a variety of banquet tables at an additional charge.

    Food & Beverage

    An approved list of caterers and/or bar services will be provided upon request. Tampa Firefighters Museum maintains a commercial refrigerator, allowing Caterers and Food Service workers to keep all items fresh until ready to serve!

    Smoking

    Smoking is a violation of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act and is therefore not permitted anywhere in the facility. We a have a zero-tolerance policy towards smoking as the museum houses many extremely sensitive and priceless artifacts. Smoking at any event will result in the loss of the entire security deposit.

    Candles

    Candles are permitted only in enclosed glass containers.

  • Parking
    Monday-Friday (6am-6pm)

    Valet Lots can be arranged, as well as off-street and metered parking.

    Friday (after 6pm)-Monday (before 6am)

    Zack Street Lot (approx. 40 spaces), may be used at no charge, but is subject to availability. Passes will be issued upon completion of parking application.

  • Rules & Regulations
    Read More about our Rules and Regulations

    Building rental fees include the use of our tables, chairs, and linens.

    Rental fees do not include after event clean-up which is a separate charge. (Estimated $150-200)

    This is a historical building; the use of fog machines is not permitted. Taping or hanging items on the walls is not allowed. Open-flame candles are not allowed. Confetti and/or Glitter is not allowed.

    You will be required to purchase a liability policy that covers any building damage or injuries resulting to guests. (Can be bought on-line, cost typically about $150)

    We have preferred caterers that we suggest. If you choose a different caterer, we will need to meet with them to assure they are licensed and understand how to safely use this historic building.

    Alcohol must be provided by the Museum or a licensed vendor.

    Even though there is a kitchen area we have no means to heat food here.

    The Tampa Firefighters Museum has some available parking at the Museum and shares a 45-vehicle parking lot with the City of Tampa that guests of the Museum may use outside of business hours- weekdays after 6 and weekends.

    Building rental fees include the use of our tables, chairs, and linens.


    Click here to Download these Rules and Regulations.
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Second Floor

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First Floor

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