Marry Me Tampa Bay Fashion Show

When the Saltblock Hospitality Team was approached by Tampa’s online wedding publication, Marry Me Tampa Bay, to participate in their annual Wedding Week events we knew this was an event we had to embrace. 

MMTB wedding week fashion show is an affair to showcase upcoming fashion trends and the opportunity to collaborate and bring many elements of both industries together.

The planning process to this elaborate fashion show began with multiple walk-throughs and meetings at the Saltblock managed event venue, Glazer’s Children Museum. The 6,400 square foot indoor area on the third level and 1,000 square foot rooftop terrace with sweeping views of downtown Tampa, Curtis Hixon Park and the Hillsborough River offered a mass of inspiration. Our event coordinator, Anggie Rocco, worked closely with Glitz Events to design the event and to select the best vendors to execute their vision.


Feeling inspired by 2017’s Pantone of the year, greenery, our team ran with ideas.

Our Chefs crafted a menu full of fresh and fun hors d’oeuvres to pass throughout the night and an interactive s’mores station to heat things up!

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Offering the best view of Tampa’s skyline with it’s rooftop terrace and ceiling high windows, the Glazer Children’s Museum provided the perfect setting for the chic event.

Brides-to-be enjoyed Classic Mint Mojitos and refreshing mixologist crafted drinks prepared by our team before the runway show.

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The event featured over 20 couture bridal gowns, a collection of bridesmaid dresses, and trendy suits for the guys, too!

The occasion brought future brides, fashion lovers and the community together! The fashion show will be a night to remember!

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Catch a glimpse of the event and the production behind it in this short film by videographer, Hatfield Productions below:

An "Elevated" Wedding Table

Alex and Eric had determined early in the wedding process that they wanted something a little less traditional than the standard seated, coursed service.

Food was such an important part of their wedding, because food has always been an important part of their cultures and their relationship.

The couple thought it would be special to use the menu as an opportunity to pay homage to their families responsible for helping them become who they are! 


Alex and Eric didn’t have specific requirements, but since both have family backgrounds that include Irish heritage and Filipino heritage they gave us the opportunity to create a menu of dishes that highlighted the diversity of their backgrounds, but that complemented and paired well together (like them!), we combined Filipino lumpia and Pancit, to Guinness Stout Chicken and Brisket and Cabbage and other fun items to their family style meal. In Alex’s words “Saltblock managed to create a menu that truly outdid every one of our expectations! They knocked it out of the park!” 

 
 

Since the couple wanted a meal that allowed their guests to continue the celebration while eating, instead of feeling like the dinner interrupted the fun! We decided a family style menu that was exciting and unique would give us the opportunity to truly showcase the food, while providing a chance for their friends and family to share and connect! It was the best of both worlds – a clear variety of plates, and the freedom for their guests to serve themselves, while also indulging in their personal favorites!

Simplicity was key for the couple with most of their décor choices. The venue is so amazing that they wanted the tablescapes to complement the beautiful space, without overpowering it. Due to size constraints, the couple had to change their original design from wooden farm tables to standard tables. Once we knew we were moving forward with family style food service, our team and the couple thought that the baskets and wooden planks were the perfect opportunity to bring the wood texture back to the table! After a little crafty/diy brainstorming plus Pinterest searching we had the perfect inspiration we needed. Wooden planks atop wire baskets, the style fit their vision perfectly!! 

SaltBlock & The College National Football Playoffs

SaltBlock & The College National Football Playoffs. 

The Logistics behind a high end hospitality experience for over 2000 guests. 

Our involvement in the College National Playoff Championship showcased our team's ability to navigate logistical hurtles and prove our stamina, delivering food & beverage services to patrons across a three day event in multiple locations and a wide range of services. 

What we did

Three separate locations were serviced by our team over the course of three days to provide a comprehensive experience for our guests and the individuals working around the clock behind the scenes. 

Months of detailed planning went into designing a feasible plan to seamlessly execute SaltBlock's role in one of the largest events to ever come to Tampa, FL., The College National Championship Playoffs. Working hand and hand with the Solomon group, an award-winning entertainment and design production firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana, SaltBlock provided the staffing, food & beverage program, and management experience necessary to bring a high caliber hospitality experience to the VIP guests of ESPN. 

Services Provided

  • Multiple food concepts & full bar services provided for 500-900 guests an evening inside the Glazer Children's Museum (OUR VENUES)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner catering served back stage to 200 production workers every day.
  • Full bar programs for Curtis Hixon Park guests including the VIP tents and pit bar for the CFP concert series.