Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can I call at the office when I have questions?

Luckily for you, you have an entire team helping you plan your big day! Depending on your question, you can find who to contact on our Team page. You may also call our office (813) 651-0934 at any time and our receptionist will be able to help you find who the perfect person is for your question!

What is the maximum number of guests for weddings/receptions?

Cross Creek Ranch can accommodate 150 at The Carriage House Stable and 60 at The French Country Inn, including bride & groom.

What time do you typically schedule weddings?

Depending on the time of year, our weddings typically start at either 4 pm or 5 pm. All events end no later than 10 pm.

Can I use my own vendors?

With 15 years of experience, we have selected some of the best vendors in the Tampa area for you to work with. Each detail of your wedding, from the catering to the napkin rings, is custom for you, and you’ll hand select every detail. We will provide catering and desserts, DJ services, planning and coordination staff, floral and wedding décor, and more. You may provide your officiant, photographer, and videographer, or you can choose one of those vendors from our recommendation list!

How will I select my flowers and décor?

Starting with an initial design meeting, you’ll select high-quality silk flowers and décor from our inventory for your ceremony and reception. Following your design meeting, you will have a consultation with our fresh floral designer to select your bouquet and boutonnière flowers.

Can we have a wedding rehearsal and dinner at the Ranch?

Absolutely! The day before your wedding, you’ll have a wedding rehearsal with your Wedding Coordinator to go over each detail of the wedding timeline. This rehearsal will be scheduled a month prior to your wedding.

You can also host your Rehearsal Dinner at our quaint French Country Inn venue! You can find out how to take one more item off your wedding to do list on the French Country Inn Page!

Can you recommend an officiant?

If you don’t already have an officiant for your ceremony, Cross Creek Ranch has both notaries and ministers available. They will meet with you about one month prior to your wedding to discuss details. Pricing starts at $250.

Must I provide a seating chart for guest tables at the reception?

Seating charts are required to ensure that everyone has a place setting at the reception. To make things easy, we’ll send you a template about six weeks before your wedding. Just give us a list of names, along with the table where they’ll be seated, and we’ll do the rest.

Where will I get ready for my wedding?

Getting ready on property can be an easy and stress-free option for the morning of your wedding, so we’ve provided you with some options! We have the Main House available for the morning of your wedding for hair and makeup, as well as an overnight stay option at our French Country Inn Bed and Breakfast, depending on availability. You’ll also have the Bridal Cottage, which is your beautiful, bridal dressing suite. It is available 2 hours before your ceremony for you to slip into your attire and complete your finishing touches before your ceremony.

Are there overnight accommodations at Cross Creek Ranch?

Three months prior to your wedding and pending availability, you may reserve a stay at our Bed & Breakfast for you and your bridal party. Check-in is 3:00 pm the day before your wedding. Wedding morning breakfast is provided at 9:00 am for the brides and bridesmaids. You can spend the day getting ready for your big event, even bringing in hair and make-up artists. Lodging is for up to six guests.

What’s the plan in case of rain?

Cross Creek Ranch is an outdoor venue, so this is a natural question! All booked events will be held, rain or shine!

In the case of a light shower, you may choose to slightly delay the start of your ceremony until the rain subsides. For persistent rain, we will move your ceremony into the Carriage House Stable.

Being an outdoor venue, how to you approach mosquitos and wildlife?

Before each event, the property is treated for mosquitoes and insect repellant devices are hidden throughout the property.

Additional insect repellent for guests will be available at the bar throughout the evening.

Do you partner with hotels for out-of-town guests?

We partner with three hotels, the Sheraton, the Hilton Garden Inn, and the Residence Inn. All are within a ten to fifteen-minute drive of the Ranch. They provide shuttle services for your wedding parties, include touches such as custom welcome wedding signage at check in, and Cross Creek Ranch will do Welcome bags for your guests!

What hotels do you recommend for my out-of-town guests?

Cross Creek Ranch works closely with:

Hilton Garden Inn (813-626-6700)

Sheraton Tampa East (813-623-6363).

Both are within a ten-minute drive from Cross Creek Ranch and will provide complimentary shuttle transportation for members of the wedding party to and from the wedding (may require minimum nights booked). CCR and these hotels provide your guests with a goodie bag (yes, you can add items) in each room.

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