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  • Bring Your Dream Wedding to Life at Tie the Knot Ybor

    TAMPA, Fla.  – Six distinctive venues in Tampa’s historic Ybor City -- Centro Asturiano, Cuban Club, Hotel Haya, Italian Club, J.C. Newman Cigar Co., and Ybor City Museum Garden – are proud to announce Tie the Knot Ybor, an interactive afternoon exploring, tasting and discovering why Cigar City is the ideal backdrop for any wedding. Brides and grooms to-be will meet Tampa’s premier vendors and experience handcrafted cocktails, decadent cuisines, lush floral arrangements, the best in entertainment, photography and more. The inaugural event will take place on Sunday, August 22 from 11am – 4pm.
    The historic Latin quarter and former center of cigar manufacturing wears two hats today: a dreamy Panama for daytime lunching, shopping, cigar smoking and coffee sipping, and a black fedora for the high-spirited playground it becomes at night. With Tie the Knot Ybor we’re adding a third: the perfect destination for your wedding.
    Attendees will be fully immersed in Ybor City’s culture and charm hopping on and off the classic Tampa trolley to visit participating venues. Each space will feature a variety of vendors that can be used at their locations for the ultimate selection of vendors in Tampa. This is the first time couples can explore venues and receive one-on-one wedding insights on how to make their big day one to remember all in one afternoon. Planning your Ybor City Wedding has never been easier, or more fun.
    The topper on the wedding cake? The Tie the Knot Ybor team will be giving away the ultimate honeymoon. To enter, attendees must post one static Instagram photo, tag and follow each venue and use the hashtags #TieTheKnotYbor #MarryMeTampaBay. One lucky winner will be chosen at random.
    Admission is $25 per person and includes access to all six venues, a welcome gift bag filled with locally inspired goodies, and two complimentary drink tickets to use at throughout the day (excluding Ybor City Museum). Tickets can be purchased on the official event website.
    Complimentary parking is available at J.C. Newman Cigar Factory and Centro Asturiano. Street and garage parking are also available. Attendees must check-in at the location of their choice by 11:30am.
    For more information about Tie the Knot Ybor and to purchase tickets, visit www.tietheknotybor.com. To engage with us socially, follow us on www.facebook.com/tietheknotybor for updates.
    About the Venues
    Centro Asturiano de Tampa
    Centro Asturiano de Tampa (The Centro) is a beautiful, historic wedding venue on the edge of Ybor City built in 1914. Vintage details like wood flooring and glistening chandeliers can be found inside our doors. There are multiple spaces in this venue to accommodate intimate gatherings or the most elaborate affairs. We are an authentic piece of Cigar City’s rich history.
    Cuban Club
    Whatever you can envision for your special day, you can make happen at the Cuban Club. This beloved Ybor City landmark offers four distinct floors, including Ybor's largest ballroom and a large outdoor patio. The building's rich architecture coupled with a dramatic Caribbean flair makes it a highly desirable venue to make your spectacular wedding memories happen.
    Hotel Haya
    Hotel Haya is a new boutique hotel minutes from Downtown Tampa but in a soulful, historic world all its own. With our name we look to honor the roots of Ybor City, carrying the spirit of the founding fathers and cigar artisans who came here to establish Ybor City, weaving their stories into the stories of the next generations.
    Italian Club
    The Italian Club is a three-story architectural masterpiece, constructed over 100 years ago, laced with elegance and historic beauty. Perfectly located in the heart of Ybor City, this beautifully restored, classically elegant building provides the perfect venue for someone looking for an all-in-one facility. We offer three distinctive rooms, each with a personality, charm, and style of their own.
    J.C. Newman Cigar Co.
    J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar maker and the last operating cigar factory in Tampa, Florida. The cigar industry was responsible for turning Tampa from a sleepy fishing village into the vibrant city it is today. At its height, there were over 150 manufacturers here earning it the name, “Cigar City, USA.”
    Ybor City Museum Garden
    Ybor City Museum State Garden boasts a 10,000sq. ft Mediterranean Style Garden, nestled in the heart of Ybor City’s Tampa National Historic Landmark District.  Ybor’s hidden gem showcases its signature piece,” The Fountain,” a stage, Ybor City style streetlamps and adorned by a Florida-friendly landscape.