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Venues and Catering in Clearwater, Florida,
(727) 725-8733
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 173 Reviews


    Ashley Montgomery

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  • When I laid eyes on kapok event center I knew this had to be the place for me to get married. It's so rich looking and luxurious! I cant wait to get married here. All the staff is amazing :)

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    Thank you so much Ashley! We look forward to working with you and making your event everything you hope it will be :) We are very grateful you choose us to host this very important day.

    Pamela Dean

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  • Kapok Events Ctr. is a beautiful place to have a wedding. My daughter had hers there on 2/21. I had so many compliments about the venue from guests; saying it was the nicest wedding they'd ever been to. Jasmen worked her tail off to make everything run smoothly. She is amazing to work with, very responsive and has great ideas. I would recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding in clearwater. It is absolutely gorgeous.

    Brooke

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  • 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!

    Alicia

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    5 out of 5
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  • We could not say enough good things about this venue! We got the package deal including ceremony room, cocktail hour w/ hors d'oeuvres, reception, cake, and day of coordinator. Our day of coordinator was Jasmen and she was simply the BEST! She helped make sure everything was on time and ran smoothly. She was very organized and a huge help! Pam was also there day of making sure everything was running smoothly! All of the staff were great! Chef Vincent did all the food and everything tasted great and not to mention he is a really great person! Oh and the cake by Kelly was fantastically tasty!!! Everything was perfect for our wedding day! And the venue is so gorgeous ... We couldn’t have asked for more on our wedding day! It was a dream!

    Theresa D.

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  • We booked Kapok Special Events after viewing five other venues in Clearwater/Tampa/St. Pete, and two venues back home in Orlando. My daughter and her fiancé were captivated by the Kapok's unique gardens and interior. She also wanted a venue that would lend itself to nothing less than great photos, inside and out. There is no place else like this. My only request as MOB was to choose a venue with an indoor reception. As it turned out, the ceremony was inside too, which is a large beautiful room. Jasmen inherited our contract as on-site coordinator, and she was fabulous to work with. She was always, always responsive via email, text or chat. We appreciated her compassion, patience, and knowledge of the venue. She was a great help in making decisions about decor (less is best in this place!), sequence of events, and anything else to expect. I had the utmost respect for owner Pam and her dedication to maintaining this property. It is not easy with such a complex building and exterior. Thi... Read more

    Matt Wallace

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    1.4 out of 5
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  • This venue has a lot of character and I want to start by saying my fiancé and I were initially very excited to have our wedding here. The wedding coordinator Jasmen is a liar and a manipulator. From the time we were trying to book the venue in November of 2018 up until this point we have had issues with communication and excuse after excuse as to why certain planning aspects of our wedding were not in order. Instead of being an honest adult and explaining to us that she was busy with other weddings, we were told lies about her losing her phone (an excuse she used twice), lies about sending emails, contracts, invoices, etc. She lied to the owner about what was going on with our communication. It’s unfortunate that Jasmen is trusted by Kapok. When we were finally sent a contract over a year later, our names were misspelled and a bunch of key information was missing (deposit paid, total costs, agreements made, etc). We lost all trust in this venue because of who they allow to repre... Read more

    Sara

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We just had our wedding here 02.02.2020 and I cannot say enough good things about this venue. Its fantastic, vintage charm really wowed our guests. Its very unassuming from the outside until you walk in. Jasmen was a gem. Our day was perfect because of her. She was easy to get a hold of, loves her brides, and really goes above and beyond to ensure your day is special. She took care of an issues as they arose and even helped decorate because we were falling behind in our timing with that. Everything was on time, smooth, and she was always available for me when I needed her. I love the venue and the staff. Worth every penny. The photos and the memories are something I will never forget.

    Candace

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  • They did a wonderful job coordinating. My husband and the owner even pulled off a surprise Birthday party for me after our reception.

    Marie

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  • Very unprofessional. It is a beautiful place but not worth it. The owner and her employees are very rude and unprofessional. The day before my wedding they had construction going on, the place was a mess, I was trying to set up before my wedding and they would not allow me. The day of my wedding nothing was ready my family had to help set up while the coordinator barely did anything. The coordinator The day before my wedding they had construction going on, the place was a mess, I was trying to set up before my wedding and they would not allow me. The day of my wedding nothing was ready my family had to help set up while the coordinator barely did anything. What she did do wasn’t what I wanted and the coordinator put flowers up on a high pillar that ended up falling and shattering on my mother’s head during the wedding. They are very lucky I did not sue them, as the whole thing is caught on camera and my mother had a huge bump on her head for weeks. Also last minute they were trying... Read more

    Igor P

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  • SO this may be long but it will shed some light on this venue and their standards . If you want to save some time , money , and stress read on... I Had my wedding here .. December 2nd so not to long ago and with the current new management/ownership takeover. Beautiful place amazing photos amazing day overall ... if we remove management .. or in other words the clowns that so called run this place. All was well until payment was made in full. The moment after venue and deposits where made and paid for all hell broke loose and not a single thing went smooth. Constant changes to our agreements, constant employee contacts where switched for new people. Payments made for services where not rendered. Day before wedding our promised designated space for setup materials and decorations was changed to a 10x5 103 degree place .. which kinda doesn’t work given we had over 3000 flowers to store .. somehow after the owner attempted to upsell a room upstairs for $500 just to store things overnight... Read more

    Natalie

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  • WOULDNT WISH THIS ON MY WORST ENEMY! We had a nightmare of a wedding, our memories are nothing but terrible from this place. Our catering company showed up and Vincent the kitchen manager told us we are not allowed to use the kitchen. Our coordinator did not show up on time and then proceeded to tell us we never paid for a coordinator and thats why she didnt come, we took her to the office to show her on our contract that we did pay for her services, she then proceeded to tell us that we cannot use the kitchen because we did not pay the $1000 fee to use it, we showed her the receipt that shows we paid for the kitchen. She at this point called Pam (the owner, who is the rudest person you will ever meet) she informed Pam that in fact we did pay for the kitchen as well as the coordinator and Pam STILL SAID WE CAN NOT USE THE KITCHEN. The experience we absolutely terrible, they told us they would provide 3 people to move the chairs for us from Ceremony to reception, those people never sho... Read more

    Emily

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  • Pam the owner lies. She states she was a lawyer but doesn't deliver what her contracts state. I was disgusted with the rodents running around as well. It was just horrible not worth the money even if it was for free!

    Kristine Yarborough

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  • My daughter was married May 11, 2019 at Kapok. The venue is beautiful - the grounds, ceremony room and ballroom - and the site has a lot of history. When the flowers, candles, linens, and lighting were in place, it really did look magical. We met in August with Chef Vinnie and Kelsey (wedding coordinator) who explained the services, pricing, menu items, and vendors. We signed a contract (Gold Package), and paid the deposit. Included in the contract, Vinnie included a SAMPLE menu which he explained could be changed after we made our choices at the food tastings. The day of the wedding the staff could not have been more attentive. Jasmen and Meagan, the wedding coordinators were AWESOME, taking care of all details and ensuring that everything was perfect. They kept the wedding party fed and hydrated, tweaked makeup meltdowns, moved tables, and dealt with the vendors. During the wedding and reception they were involved in every aspect and making sure that everything was kept on... Read more

    Katie Lollar

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  • I got married here in Nov 2018. The venue is beautiful, spacious, & even the bathrooms are lovely. The ceremony room and the ballroom were exquisite. Kelsey was so sweet and helpful! Sergio is very knowledgeable, kind, and a hard worker. These 2 truly helped make my wedding amazing. All my guests said the bartenders were exceptional! On the other hand, this company has a high turnover rate. We dealt with at least 4 different consultants in a year. Sometimes, our emails would be ignored because employees had left and no one notified us. When we signed the contract making Kapok our wedding venue, we were assured that we would have the venue to ourselves that day. However, this was not the case! There was a very large wedding rehearsal that morning as my bridesmaids and I were getting ready in the bridal suite; we had random people coming up the stairs where we were in our robes. I also heard audible SCREAMING for the wedding party rehearsing to “get in line!”. This was the wedding co... Read more

    Michelle

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  • This place is absolutely beautiful and it's worth the money, as long as you can deal with a lot of disorganization and mediocre customer service. I signed a contract for my November wedding in January, knowing that they'd require a monthly payment and I would need to extend those payments out as long as I could. Everything was great until about 4 months before my wedding. My coordinator whom I had been working with and grown close to had resigned and all of a sudden I was dealing with the owner of the kapok, Pam. Although I believe she means well, she has little to no customer service skills. She throws her staff under the bus to clients (including my coordinator that left) and reprimands them in front of them as well. The new coordinators, Jasmine and Kelsey are super sweet and are awesome at what they do. Pam however, micromanages them and this is where the disorganization comes in. There were constant issues with my billing statements and payments. I was told by Pam multiple times ... Read more
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