Facilities Rental


Location:   Thompson Building, PO Box 25F
Telephone:   (813) 253-6238
Fax:   (813) 259-5406


For all rental inquiries, please contact facilitiesrental@ut.edu  or complete the online request form.

Plant Hall’s elegant ballrooms provide some of the most distinguished banquet and meeting facilities in the area. With its banquet halls, meeting rooms and sports facilities, the complex can accommodate more than 10,000 guests, making it one of the largest convention and meeting facilities in Tampa. The ballrooms and public areas on the first floor remain in the same historical style as when Plant Hall was the Tampa Bay Hotel, built in 1891. Plant Hall houses three distinct ballrooms. Located under the minarets, each ballroom has a dome-shaped ceiling. The ballrooms' versatility and elegance make them an ideal site for wedding receptions, galas, graduation parties, dinners, seminars and meetings.
 

Fletcher Lounge 
Said to be “the most enchanting ballroom in Tampa,” Fletcher Lounge was renovated in 1992 to its original state as the main dining room of the Tampa Bay Hotel. This spectacular ballroom is the largest of the three and has a multiple-domed ceiling and hardwood floors. There is a small kitchen area with a private entrance for caterers. This is the only ballroom with its own restrooms. Antique furniture accents the interior ambiance of the room. The furniture serves purely for decorative purposes, with the exception of two serpentine tables. The 6,400 square-foot facility serves as a cocktail reception area for 500 guests and dining salon for 230 guests.

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Fletcher Floorplan 

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Fletcher Lounge Image 
Area  6,400 sq. ft.
Accommodations 
Standing/Seated
500/230
Rental Cost  $4,600 + tax
Grand Salon   

Located next to the main lobby, this lovely ballroom is decorated in colonial blue and boasts a stage that runs the width of the room. The stage can accommodate a small band, disc jockey, or a head table for a wedding reception. The ballroom is encircled by a wide verandah and has a diminutive kitchen facility. This 3,200 square-foot room is perfect for cocktail receptions or conferences for up to 175 guests or 125 guests for a seated dinner.

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Grand Ballroom Floorplan
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Fletcher Grand Ballroom  
Area 3,200 sq. ft.

Accommodations

Standing/Seated
175/12
Rental Cost  $3,000 + tax, and $100 maintenance for use of the piano
Music Room (formerly Dome Theater)   

This charming ballroom is located directly across the lobby from the Grand Salon. The Music Room also houses a small hardwood stage with a balcony above each side. In addition, this room has floor-to-ceiling windows, which lead out to a wooden verandah. The 2,400 square-foot room can hold an intimate group of 125 for a cocktail reception and 100 for seated receptions.

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Music Room Floor plan
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Music Room Image 
Area 2,400 sq. ft.
Accommodations
Standing/Seated
125/100
Rental Cost   $2,500 + tax, and $100 maintenance for use of the piano
Plant Park   

Beautiful Plant Park separates Plant Hall and the Hillsborough River. A modern sculpture, entitled “Sticks of Fire,” marks the center of the park. The base of the sculpture portrays a fountain that faces the entrance of the park. Facing the river is a platform area that is adequate for wedding ceremonies and other special events. The eight-acre park is able to accommodate picnics, art shows and wedding receptions.

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Plant Park  
 
Area   8 acres
Rental Cost   $2,800 + tax
East Verandah   

The East Verandah adjoins majestic Plant Hall. With two-story ceilings, this outside location looks out on Plant Park and the Hillsborough River through intricate original carved filigree woodwork. This space is often reserved for small brunches, teas, and stand-up cocktail parties with up to approximately 150 guests.

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Verandah 
 
Accommodations
Standing/Seated
150/70
Rental Cost   $800 + tax