Tallahassee Meeting Spaces & Venues

Sun Jun 23rd, 2019

Having been a meeting planner for years, myself, I know how frustrating and time consuming it is to try and consolidate meeting space information, including price, size, and food availability. This is what I've needed for years, and being in an association town I know you need it, too.

Please find the results of our research in the list below, current as of June 2019. We welcome your additions, corrections, deletions or any other information you'd like to see included.

We'll keep this list as up to date as possible, and appreciate your feedback when you know there's been a change.

(You're welcome.)

AZU Lucy Ho's

Phone: 850-893-4112
Parking: good
Hours:

Monday-Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday 11:30am-10pm; Sunday 10:30am-9pm

Overview:

Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, and Asian Fusion cuisine, relaxed and intimate setting, gluten-free menu available, brunch buffets on Sunday

Conditions:

Reserve space by calling or filling out a form online - http://www.azulucyhos.com/reservations/

Meeting Space:

Small space available that can be divided, but it is not completely private. Can hold 8-12 people at the most. Larger parties? call the restaurant directly.

Cons: Not completely private

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown

Phone: (850) 513-0313
Parking: On site
Hours:

24/7

Overview:

Experience the trendy and welcoming atmosphere of Aloft Tallahassee Downtown, a new loft-inspired hotel in the Florida Panhandle. With a gym, outdoor pool, and billiards room

Conditions:

Audiovisual equipment and expert production services

Meeting Space:

3 meeting spaces with the largest capacity set at 80 people

Cons: In a hotel

Amtrak Community Room

Phone: 850.606.1470
Parking: right up to bldg, limited spaces
Hours:

Mon-Thurs 10-10, evening rentals are $13 for security additional to rental fee and deposit

Overview:

Boasts an adjoining kitchen with full size refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine. TV/VCR, Podium with microphone and overhead projector are available for checkout.

Conditions:

Boasts an adjoining kitchen with full size refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine. TV/VCR, Podium with microphone and overhead projector are available for checkout.

Meeting Space:

The Community Room has a maximum seating capacity of 30 persons

Cons: Limited parking, Downtown traffic

Andrew's Capital Grill & Bar

Phone: 850-222-3444
Parking: Good
Hours:

Mon-Thurs 11:30 AM to 10 PM Fri-Sat to 11:30-AM to 11 PM Sunday 10:30 AM - 2 PM and 5:30 - 9pm

Overview:

Relaxing and inviting setting in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, street level dining, American cuisine, healthy and vegetarian options available, outdoor patios

Conditions:

Below the restaurant with separate entrance; should contact Ashley Chaney Director of Sales and Event Planning at 850.645.9255

Meeting Space:

3 meeting spaces: Can host groups up to 25, 35 and 60 or can accommodate 120 across all three rooms

Cons: Parking can be difficult downtown

Augustus B Turnbull FSU Conference Center

Phone: (850) 644-3801
Parking: Good - parking garage available
Hours:

Mon.-Fri., 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Overview:

Augustus B Turnbull Conference 5.0 (4) · Conference center used for hosting academic conferences as well as government meetings, non-profit, business and community events, association programs, corporate seminars and professional development events

Conditions:

Event planning and presentation services available. Must complete forms online.

Meeting Space:

11 meeting spaces: 350-seat auditorium, a 280-seat dining room (with catering kitchen), seven break-out rooms, an elegant atrium, a well-appointed executive boardroom, a business meeting room and a training room.

Cons: Downtown traffic, parking garage

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Phone: 850-216-2010
Parking: Good
Hours:

11:00AM - 12:00AM Monday - Thursday 11:00AM - 1:00AM Friday -Saturday 11:00AM - 12:00AM Sunday

Overview:

Brewhouse experience with burgers, pizza, and more, inviting atmosphere, handcrafted draft sodas and award-winning beer

Conditions:

Groups of 20 or more are offered a customizable buffet package.

Meeting Space:

Reservations can be made for parties of 7-20. Back room available for parties larger than 20, and those larger than 35 will be split up in the back room.

Cons: Meeting space is semi-private

Backwoods Bistro

Phone: (850) 765-3753
Parking: Fair but can part nearby after hours
Hours:

Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm

Friday-Saturday: 11am-10pm, Bar open late

Overview:

American bistro, bar, and brunch, live music Thurs-Sat nights, unique dining close to the University, great and inviting atmosphere

Conditions:

CBaall or email to make reservations

Meeting Space:

Private backroom is a great space for dining while meeting, A/V capacity room available that can accommodate up to 40 people

Cons: Should be cleaner

Backwoods Crossing

Phone: 850.765.3753
Parking: good
Hours:

M-Th 11a-9p

Overview:

Farm to table dining experience, aim to please and satisfy based on your food preferences, unique cocktails, beer and wine available

Conditions:

Suggested to book early as popular dates fill up quickly. Regular reservations can be made with gratuity to apply for parties for 8 or more people and an abbreviated menu will be provided for parties for 15 or more people. Outside cake and wine uncorking charges.

Meeting Space:

2 meeting spaces available: The Stables, a banquet room, for groups up to 40 people and the Silo, an intimate lounge room with a flat screen and bench seating, for up to 15 people.

Cons:

Beef 'O' Brady's

Phone: (850) 504-2333
Parking: Good
Hours:

Sunday - Thursday: 11am-10pm and Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm

Overview:

Sports pub restaurant chain, casual and fun atmosphere, full service bar

Conditions:

Better to call or ask in person to reserve space

Meeting Space:

Semi-private back room available for up to 35 people

Cons: Not entirely private

Beef 'O' Brady's - Thomasville

Phone: (850) 222-2157
Parking: Good
Hours:

Sunday - Thursday: 11am-10pm

Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm

Overview:

Sports pub restaurant chain, casual and fun atmosphere, full service bar

Conditions:

Better to call ahead to reserve space

Meeting Space:

Private party room available that can accommodate up to 75 people

Cons: Back room is adequate meeting space, sometimes is not as clean as it could be

Bella Bella

Phone: (850) 412-1114
Parking: Limited, but have always found a space
Hours:

Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm and Sat: 4-10pm

Overview:

Homemade fresh Italian cuisine, cozy comfortable dining experience, craft beer and wine readily available, unmatched deliciousness

Conditions:

Please contact Amy (850-559-8775) when wanting to rent private dining room.

Meeting Space:

Rent our private dining room (seats up to 24)

Cons: .Room adjacent to busy dining room. Rent only, they don't allow for room with full participation of guest buying food and drinks.

Bonefish Grill

Phone: 850-297-0460
Parking: Good
Hours:

Mon-Thu: 4:00 PM-10:30 PM Fri: 4:00 PM-11:30 PM Sat: 11:00 AM-11:30 PM Sun: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM

Overview:

American and seafood cuisine, excellent atmosphere with dim lighting throughout, polished and refined setting, fresh cocktails

Conditions:

Contact by phone or online to secure reservations

Meeting Space:

Different parts of the restaurants can allow for tables to be put together to accommodate 20 to 30 people

Cons: No private meeting space, only open for dinner

Bricks and Brass

Phone: 850 422 4200
Parking: Valet parking
Hours:

Not available

Overview:

Newest events venue. Bricks & Brass has an industrial atmosphere with original polished concrete floors and the original red brick walls. The exposed black wood ceiling complete the modern look.

Conditions:

Use of indoor and outdoor venue space 3-5 hours of event time (*all day pricing available) Valet Parking for all event guests Tables of various sizes (70" rounds/6ft - 8ft classroom/high tops) Use of house linen and skirting Black banquet chairs Ambient house lighting Venue event supervisor for on-site event questions Full on-site event catering options are available with a full service staff

Meeting Space:

Indoor Ballroom

  • Square feet : 3,563
  • Banquet rounds : 225
  • Rounds w/dance floor : 195
  • Standing reception : 350
  • Theater : 300 Outdoor Patio
  • Square feet : 2,100
  • Banquet rounds : 170
  • Rounds w/dance floor : 150
  • Standing reception : 222 Theater : 222
Cons: Food and beverage minimums and downtown traffic

Candlewood Suites Tallahassee

Phone: (850) 597-7000
Parking: On site
Hours:

24/7

Overview:

Candlewood Suites Tallahassee is a great hotel with many amenities that specifically serve businesses. On the website, it says that business travelers will work more efficiently utilizing the executive desk with speaker phone and free high speed Internet. Not only can you work well, but you can also enjoy yourself.

Conditions:

Business services and office supplies available

Meeting Space:

Business center and meeting room available with a capacity of 20-30 people

Cons: In a hotel

CoLab @ The Pod

Phone: (850) 597-8374
Parking: On site
Hours:

Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Overview:

CoLab @ The Pod is a great new co-working space. Great for meetings, conferences, trainings, and more. Become a member to get the best perks and deals.

Conditions:

Use however you see fit

Meeting Space:

Conference room available with about 20-30 people maximum

Cons: Must be a member to use conference room for longer periods of time

Courtyard by Marriott

Phone: (850) 422-0600
Parking: On site
Hours:

24/7

Overview:

Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee North/I-10 Capital Circle is a newly renovated, certified green hotel in Tallahassee located just off I-10 and Capital Circle, just minutes from Florida State University, the Florida State Capitol, Florida A&M University, Maclay State Gardens and the Leon County Civic center.

Conditions:

Television and DVD player available. Pull down projection screen for your projection needs.

Meeting Space:

Meeting space with a maximum of 45 people

Cons: In a hotel

Dogwood House

Phone: (850) 508-0959
Parking: Valet
Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Overview:

Indoors or outdoors this Country Garden Home is a unique banquet and meeting facility. The Dogwood House features 1800 sq. ft. of indoor space with a kitchen, indoor and outdoor restrooms, outdoor fire pit and an outdoor bar and fireplace place making for a special cozy event.

Conditions:
  • Event management * Menu and culinary extravaganza planning * Event location suggestions * Background music, DJs and music equipment * Cooks, waiting staff, set-up, and security staff * Ideas, entertainers, and hosts for the entertainment program
Meeting Space:

The main room opens to a large 800 sq. ft. covered back porch with an open bar and a spacious 1200 sq. ft. patio, overlooking a large country backyard boasting with Tallahassee’s charm. The Dogwood House provides you with the perfect scenery for any type of occasion from Weddings to Corporate Meetings.

Cons: Fees and charges to rent space. Price depends on date of event and how much space is rented

Domi Station

Phone: (213) 356-0288
Parking: Fair
Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Overview:

Domi Station is a non-profit startup incubator and coworking space. They offer programs, resources, and events that help entrepreneurs start and scale sustainable companies

Conditions:

Must fill out form online to reserve space

Meeting Space:

The Station Café - Seats 35 and 20' Bartop - $55 per hour - Non-Profit Rates Available Florida Blue Education Room - Seats 50 | AV Equipment - $75 per hour - Non-Profit Rates Available. Conference Room West - Seats 12 | Design Thinking Whiteboards and $30 per hour. Conference Room East - Seats 10 | Fast WiFi & Flat-Screen TV and $30 per hour.

Cons: Can accommodate smaller parties

FAMU Foundation Board Room

Phone: 850-12-5755
Parking: On site
Hours:

9 am-5 pm weekdays (except holidays) After hours: 5-10 pm weekdays 9 am -10 pm weekends

Overview:

An affordable meeting space and board room conveniently located in the heart of Tallahassee and near the Capitol and FAMU, FSU, and TCC campuses

Conditions:

Large projection screen, Presentation podium with microphone and speaker, Laptop for presentation use, Wireless high speed internet available, Conference station available for conference calls. Must fill out request form online

Meeting Space:

Board room with capacity 45 - 50 and Seating for 35 included in rental

Cons: On a campus and renter's insurance fee

FAMU Grand Ballroom

Phone: 850-599-3400
Parking: On site
Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Overview:

THE FAMU GRAND BALLROOM The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Grand Ballroom offers the perfect space for your event. Host a conference, executive meeting, banquet or evening reception within this newly renovated contemporary space.

Conditions:

The Grand Ballroom is equipped with state-of-the-art LCD projectors, three drop-down 16-foot screens, advanced voice and video teleconferencing ability, LED dimmers, numerous built-in acoustic panels, Wi-Fi and professional catering. FAMU Grand Ballroom can be transformed into a variety of floor plans to suit any engagement you desire.

Meeting Space:

Non-University: $225/hr Auditorium: 500 Banquet: 272 Standing: 800

Cons: On campus

Food Glorious Food

Phone: 850-224-9974
Parking: Good
Hours:

Sun: 10am-2:30 and 5:30-9pm;

Mon: Closed;

Tues-Thurs: 7am-2:30pm and 5:30-9pm;

Fri and Sat: 7-2:30pm and 5:30-9:30pm

Overview:

American and brunch cuisine, wine and specialty cocktail selection, quiet and comfortable atmosphere, unique location

Conditions:

Presentation equipment also available. Call or email to reserve corporate room

Meeting Space:

Private Corporate room can accommodate up to 40 guests

Cons:

Four Points by Sheraton

Phone: (850) 422-0071
Parking: Good
Hours:

24/7

Overview:

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown places you close to government offices, attractions, universities and more in the heart of downtown Tallahassee. Traditional lodging.

Conditions:

Meeting and business equipment and services available

Meeting Space:

8 meeting spaces with a maximum capacity of 275 people

Cons: Downtown traffic and in a hotel

Georgio's Fine Food & Spirits

Phone: 850.877.3211
Parking: Kleman Plaza
Hours:

M-Sat 4p -9:30p

Overview:

Warm atmosphere, full bar and lounge, European/American/Mediterranean cuisine, offers a gluten free menu, and is able to customize dishes for those who have food allergies and intolerances

Conditions:

Call or email in order to use private spaces.

Meeting Space:

4 meeting spaces available: The Capital Room (up to 74 people), Club Room (up to 34 people, Silks Room (up to 24 people and semi-private), and the Cozy Corner (up to 12 guests and door used for privacy)

Cons: May not entirely be private

Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Phone: (850) 877-4202
Parking: On site
Hours:

Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Overview:

Goodwood Museum & Gardens is a Tallahassee landmark that showcases true Old Florida charm. Step back into time and see how history is preserved and shared within this community that celebrates history.

Conditions:

All rentals include tables and chairs (quantity varies by rental venue). Carriage House rentals include basic audio visual equipment including microphones, a catering kitchen, and up to 6 hours of one security personnel during evening rentals. Must also request an appointment with JoAnn Bixler Director of Rentals and Special Events 850-877-4202 ext. 228 jabixler@goodwoodmuseum.org

Meeting Space:

3 meeting spaces: Carriage House - must call to discuss capacity, Jubilee Cottage - 50 seated, Laundry Cottage - 20 seated

Cons: Prices vary depending on time and day

Governor's Club

Phone: 850-205-0665
Parking: Valet
Hours:

Mon - Fri 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Overview:

The Governors Club offers some of the finest banquet rooms in Tallahassee. Our selection of beautiful private rooms, unsurpassed variety and quality of menus and professional service make the Club the only choice for receptions, dinners, luncheons, meetings and breakfasts. The main Club features formal dining in a variety of well-appointed banquet rooms.

Conditions:

Private dining, Seminars & workshops, Social & corporate receptions, Fundraisers. Event planning assistance, Audio-visual support, Wi-Fi available, Seasonal menus tailored to your event, Catering and bar service

Meeting Space:

Corporate meeting rooms for events large and small (3 to 300 guests)

Cons: Check policies in place before renting

Grub Burger Bar

Phone: 850-558-6116
Parking: Good
Hours:

EVERYDAY:11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Overview:

Burgers, fries, shakes and more, cool and inviting ambience, bar with crafted cocktails, consistently good food and service

Conditions:

Call or email ahead of time to reserve space

Meeting Space:

Back corner area of restaurant can hold larger parties

Cons: Not completely private, busy parking lot area

Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille

Phone: 850-222-3976
Parking: good (Kleman Plaza)
Hours:

Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm;

Friday - Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Overview:

New Orleans cuisine, elegant banquet hall, flexible seating, view of Kleman Plaza, accommodates dietary needs, polished but casual environment. 4.5 (1,330) · Grill Tallahassee, FL Hip gathering spot for jambalaya & other Big Easy grub in a brick-walled space with outdoor seats.

Conditions:

Consultations available; can fill out online form to reserve spot. Different menus are provided for private dining, drinking packages are available for add on

Meeting Space:

3 meeting spaces available: Sittig Hall (up to 85 people), the Patio (up to 25 people); part of the Dining Hall (up to 40 people)

Cons:

Holiday Inn & Suites

Phone: 850-536-2000
Parking: Good
Hours:

24/7

Overview:

Holiday Inn & Suites Tallahassee Conference Ctr N 4.1 (367) · Hotel Tallahassee, FL Traditional lodging with an outdoor pool, fitness center & American restaurant, plus free WiFi.

Conditions:

Copying and office supplies available

Meeting Space:

Business center available with a capacity of around 30 people

Cons: Downtown traffic and in a hotel

Holiday Inn Express

Phone: (850) 386-7500
Parking: on site
Hours:

24/7

Overview:

Hotel that offers great services for those on the go, even those in the business. Stop by and unwind at this hotel location where all your needs can be met.

Conditions:

Printer Copier Scanner Office supplies available

Meeting Space:

On site business center and a meeting room available that has a capacity of about 20-30 people

Cons: In a hotel

Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection

Phone: 850-224-6000
Parking: Valet parking
Hours:

Mon-Sun 24 hours

Overview:

Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection 4.2 (572) · Hotel Tallahassee, FL.Tallahassee's first and only upscale boutique hotel, a historic place to get together and see the sights that Florida has to offer.

Conditions:

24 hour business center 7000 square foot of meeting space Full Service Catering Comp Wi-Fi and other services available

Meeting Space:

5 spaces available with a maximum capacity of 250

Cons: Downtown traffic, pay ahead valet parking

Killearn Country Club

Phone: (850) 765-8028
Parking: On site
Hours:

Mon - Sat 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sun 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Overview:

Killearn Country Club is a recreational facility that offers personalized services and recreational and social facilities in a relaxed atmosphere. It features a 27-hole championship golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness facility.

Conditions:

Call for more information on spaces available and to reserve

Meeting Space:

Reception areas that can accommodate larger parties for business meetings and luncheons

Cons: In a residential area

Kool Beans

Phone: (850) 224-2466
Parking: Fair
Hours:

Mon - Sat 11 am - 10:00 PM

Overview:

THE ROOM AT KOOL BEANZ From intimate to large events, the Room at Kool Beanz has the food, atmosphere and space to make your event a memorable experience. You can even design your own menu with help from our fantastic chefs. Up to 30 can be served in this great space. Business Meetings Bridal Luncheons | Rehearsal Dinners

Conditions:

Reservations available by calling

Meeting Space:

Private dining seating up to 30 people

Cons: Can accommodate smaller parties

La Fiesta

Phone: 850-656-3392
Parking: Good
Hours:

Mon - Thu : 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Fri - Sat : 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sun : 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Overview:

Mexican cuisine, comfortable and casual setting, outdoor patio, food and drinks special, famous frozen margaritas, great food for great price

Conditions:

Must call in order to reserve space

Meeting Space:

Back room available that can hold up to 40-50 people

Cons: Room is not private

Lake Jackson Community Center

Phone: (850) 606-1470
Parking: On site
Hours:

10AM-2PM 2PM-6PM 6PM-10PM

Overview:

Lake Jackson Community Center is a new local community center in Tallahassee and can meet your meeting needs.

Conditions:

The large meeting room has a built-in projector with multi-media hookups to enable computer training. The small meeting room contains a large 52-inch television wired for multimedia purposes.

Meeting Space:

2 meeting spaces: Large Meeting Room for up to 85 people and Small Meeting Room for up to 30 people

Cons: Any group reserving a meeting room must have an adult (18-yrs. or older), parent or legal guardian in the room at all times that the room is occupied. Alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited.

Legendary Spear It

Phone: 850-250-0045
Parking: Onsite
Hours:

Monday-Wednesday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm Friday-Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am (midnight) Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Overview:

Tallahassee dining at its finest with great food and drinks, named one of the best burger joints in Florida, fun atmosphere that highlights Tallahassee and FSU traditions

Conditions:

Secure space by calling or emailing first

Meeting Space:

Corners of room available for parties less than 20

Cons: No official meeting space available, can accommodate smaller parties, not private

Liberty Bar

Phone: 850.354.8277
Parking: fair
Hours:

Sat and Sun Brunch

Overview:

Comfortable hangout spotlighting elevated pub fare, unique bespoke cocktails & craft draft beer.

Conditions:

Have to fill out a form and email or call the Events Manager to go over pricing and availability

Meeting Space:

Private event space that can be rented for $400 for 3 hours. This includes materials for tables, chairs, glassware, Av equipment, and a mobile bar. Accommodates seating for 30-75 people and standing for 90 people.

Cons: Great food, can be expensive to schedule a private event space

Longhorn Steakhouse

Phone: 850.385.4028
Parking: goodish
Hours:

11-10p

Overview:

Chain steakhouse restaurant with unique grilled steaks, serves beer and other beverages

Conditions:

Mgr. on duty Mo-Thurs easy, booking for Friday and weekend is not possible to be private, must call to reserve space

Meeting Space:

Back room that seats 25 ppl min to reserve, can accommodate over 50

Cons:

Madison Social

Phone: 850) 894-6276
Parking: Fair
Hours:

Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2am

Sat-Sun: 10am-2am

Overview:

American burger and brunch cuisine, great and fun atmosphere, awesome spot downtown with a great view of the stadium, vegetarians options available, wine, beer, and cocktails available

Conditions:

Can be private or public depending on what you may want, best to reserve space online

Meeting Space:

Garage-gated private room, "The Social Room," can accommodate up to 50 people seated and up to 100 during a private happy hour. There are also several public indoor and outdoor patio options available

Cons: Not the easiest parking due to downtown and university traffic

Masa

Phone: 850-727-4183
Parking: good
Hours:

Monday – Thursday 11:00am – 3:00pm, 4:30pm –9:30pm Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm, 4:30pm – 10:00pm Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 4:30pm – 10:00pm Sunday 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Overview:

Asian fusion cuisine that blends both Eastern and Western cuisines, relaxing and stylish setting, in the heart of trendy Midtown, created by Lucy Ho

Conditions:

Call or email first to ensure availability

Meeting Space:

2 small semi-private rooms available that can be for a group up to 10 people each. The rooms are divided by a wall.

Cons: No completely private meeting space

Melting Pot

Phone: (850) 386.7440 Sean, General Manager
Parking: good
Hours:

Mon-Thu: 5p-10p Fri: 5p-11p Sat: 5p-11p Sun: 5p-10p

Overview:

Inviting atmosphere, craft beer, award-winning wine, customizable and interactive dining experience

Conditions:

preset meals no room minimums

Meeting Space:

No set aside meeting rooms, but bar lounge area , seats 25

Cons: No completely private meeting space

Midtown Caboose

Phone: 850-521-1933
Parking: Gets full, fast, lower area available
Hours:

Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm

Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Overview:

Fun atmosphere, new facility, full bar, huge patio, American burger cuisine with vegetarian and vegan options available

Conditions:

Call ahead to check availability and request seating arrangements

Meeting Space:

Outside covered patio available for larger parties

Cons: No specific inside meeting space available

Milanos Pizza

Phone: 850.270.9100
Parking: good
Hours:

Sun-Tue 11a-9p, Wed-Sat 11a-10p

Overview:

Authentic Italian restaurant with a full bar, comfortable hangout spot with local entertainment and televisions

Conditions:

can bring in bday cakes, wine

Meeting Space:

Free, by reservation only, 15 people

Cons: moving soon

Miller's Ale House

Phone: 850-222-0364
Parking: Good
Hours:

Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Overview:

American restaurant and sports bar, fun inviting atmosphere, TVs scattered throughout, daily drink specials

Conditions:

Reserve first by call or email

Meeting Space:

Different parts of the restaurants can allow for long tables to be put together to accommodate 20 to 30 people in each space

Cons: No official, private meeting space available, can accommodate smaller parties

Mom and Dad's

Phone: (850) 877-4518
Parking: Good
Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 5-9pm,

Fri and Sat: 5-10pm

Sun: 4-8pm

Overview:

Another Tallahassee staple, Italian cuisine, recently updated/renovated to make more modern, polished setting, inviting atmosphere, great wine selection

Conditions:

Must fill out form online to reserve meeting space

Meeting Space:

4 meeting spaces: Private Bubble Room - 16 people for dinner, 20 for cocktails, Private Campania Banquet Room - 50 seated, 75 for cocktails, public Outdoor Patio - 30 to 40 guests, public campania lounge - 15 to 20 guests

Cons: Only open for dinner

Momo's Pizza

Phone: 850-412-0222
Parking: Good
Hours:

Sun-Tues: 11am-9pm Wed-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm Fri & Sat: 11am-10pm

Overview:

Tallahassee staple, known for pizza slices as big as your face, fun and inviting atmosphere, casual setting, beers and other alcoholic beverages available

Conditions:

Call with a head count as soon as possible fee for Fri, Sat eve reservations

Meeting Space:

Separate room available that can be closed off by a set of doors and can accommodate up to 40 people

Cons: Not entirely private, may require a fee, Website is down 7/3/19

Momo's Pizza

Phone: 850-224-9808
Parking: Good
Hours:

Sunday- Thursday: 11am- 10pm Fri & Sat - 11am-11pm

Overview:

Tallahassee staple, known for pizza slices as big as your face, fun and inviting atmosphere, casual setting, beers and other alcoholic beverages available

Conditions:

Call ahead with a head count so that tables can be put together in time

Meeting Space:

Different parts of the restaurants can allow for long tables to be put together to accommodate 20 to 30 people in each space

Cons: No official meeting space available, can accommodate smaller parties, not private

Old Willis Dairy

Phone: (850) 322-1293
Parking: Parking is for up to 45 vehicles. Provide a parking coordinator.Parking is ONLY ALLOWED IN THE OWD PARKING AREA
Hours:

Hours not listed - customer dependent

Overview:

Old Willis Dairy is probably Tallahassee's best kept secret. It is a picture perfect setting of southern charm and hospitality with a historic simple living motif. It is an impressive and unexpected venue in the heart of Tallahassee.

Conditions:

Must fill out form or call to make reservations

Meeting Space:

2 main spaces - The Barn and Meadow. Each hold up to 125 guests

Cons: Not that many parking spaces available

Paisley Cafe

Phone: (850) 385-7268
Parking: Fair
Hours:

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Overview:

Cafe with brunch and sandwiches, cozy and relaxing atmosphere with a homey and simplistic vibe/touch, house drinks and beer, embrace the rule of seven ingredients or less to provide the highest quality food

Conditions:

Must fill out form online to reserve meeting space. If needing space in less than 48 hours, can call the restaurant and ask to speak to manager on duty

Meeting Space:

Private room named Paisley Pantry can accommodate 8 to 16 guests.

Cons: Only serves lunch

Regus Tallahassee

Phone: (850) 201-7100
Parking: Street
Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Overview:

Regus Tallahassee 4.3 (10) · Office space rental agency. This Class A building is located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment.

Conditions:

Drop-in to a business lounge at this location. Enjoy refreshments in the on-site coffee bar. There is an outdoor seating area or terrace. Find customer parking on-site or nearby. Find Video Conferencing facilities at this location.

Meeting Space:

Office space, meeting room, or virtual office with plans and pricing on main website

Cons: Downtown traffic and parking

Shula's 347 Grill

Phone: 850-224-6005
Parking: Valet parking
Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm

Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm

Overview:

American dining, more of a refined and polished atmosphere and location, full bar with cocktails, beer, and wine

Conditions:

Must fill out form online or email to make reservations. Can also contact Business Development Manager at 850-895-2921

Meeting Space:

2 spaces available: Coach's Corner (seats up to 16 people) and the Legends Room (seats up to 30)

Cons: Dinner hours only

Staybridge Suites

Phone: (850) 219-7000
Parking: On site
Hours:

24/7

Overview:

Staybridge Suites is fully equipped for your business stays and corporate gatherings with classrooms, meeting rooms and reception halls fit for conferences, reunions and receptions. The spacious veranda overlooks a beautiful lake and can be tented for any event

Conditions:

Copying Office supplies available Printer

Meeting Space:

On site business center that has a capacity of about 20-30 people

Cons: In a hotel

TCC Center for Innovation

Phone: (850) 201-6058.
Parking: Kleman Plaza
Hours:

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

Overview:

The Center features office space for you or your small business, training and collaboration rooms, and conference facilities that can accommodate up to 150 attendees, all within steps of the state Capitol.

Conditions:

Two large banquet halls Multiple conference rooms to accommodate any size group Training rooms with computers Banquet and catering services available Kitchen access On-site staff Extensive A/V services Free WIFI Parking available at the Kleman Plaza Parking Garage Starbucks on Plaza Level

Meeting Space:

​Banquet Hall​ 65-200​ $125 per hour Atrium 25 $250 per half day/$500 per full day Conference/Events Room 72-146 $125 per hour ICE Room (Innovate, Collaborate, Execute)10 $40 per hour​ Large Seminar Room​ 30-100 ​$75 per hour​ Seminar Room​ 20-50​ $50 per hour​ Computer Lab​18 + teacher station ​$125 per hour

Cons: Cannot go into building from parking garage, must trek around bldg.

Table 23

Phone: 850-329-2261
Parking: Onsite
Hours:

DINNER: Monday - Thursday 5PM-9PM

Wednesday - Saturday 5PM-10PM

LUNCH:

Monday - Friday 11AM-2PM

BRUNCH:

SUN 10AM-2:30PM

Overview:

American burger cuisine, rustic and southern vibe, outdoor dining area, southern hospitality at its finest, diverse culinary and craft drink options, warm atmosphere

Conditions:

Price/Cost for space is set on a drink and food minimum

Meeting Space:

3 spaces available: Downstairs semi-private Live Oak Room- 16 people, Upstairs private Magnolia Room - 21 seated, 30 standing, Upstairs private Willow Room - 64 seated, 75 standing

Cons: Call only to secure space

Tallahassee Museum

Phone: (850) 576-1636
Parking: On site
Hours:

9 am – 5 pm: Monday-Saturday 11 am – 5 pm: Sunday

Overview:

With breathtaking vistas on the shores of Lake Bradford, the Tallahassee Museum offers a variety of rental spaces nestled in 52 acres of native wildlife, modern and historic buildings. From business meetings and company picnics to family reunions, weddings and intimate gatherings, our team can help make your event memorable and historic.

Conditions:

Descriptions for each space is on the Tallahassee Museum website

Meeting Space:

8 spaces available: Amphitheatre - 75, Bellevue Plantation Lawn & Arbor - 150, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church - 75, Caboose Lawn - 30, Farm - 150, Natural Science Bird Room - 30, Trail Break Cafe (after hours only) - 65, and Visitor Center Meeting Room - 40

Cons: Can possibly be outdoors and public

Ted's Montana Grill

Phone: 850-561-8337
Parking: Good
Hours:

Sun-Thurs 11:00 am-10:00 pm Fri-Sat 11:00 am-11:00 pm

Overview:

Authentic American dining, laid-back and inviting atmosphere, has full bar with wine, handcrafted cocktails, and bottled and local beer, gluten free menu available

Conditions:

Call or email ahead of time to reserve full patio space

Meeting Space:

Outside patio holds up to 24 people, covered with side panels to provide privacy, has outdoor heaters

Cons: Depending on size of the party may have to have a different menu, outside space only, holds 24 people

The Conference Room (Lisa Miller & Associates)

Phone: 850-222-1041
Parking: Limited, behind bldg.
Hours:

Mon - Sun 24 hours

Overview:

The Center features office space for you or your small business, training and collaboration rooms, and conference facilities that can accommodate up to 150 attendees, all within steps of the state Capitol.

Conditions:

We offer free WiFi, coffee and water, a smart TV and videoc onferencing capability, as well as conference speakerphone. We have a lot of flexibility and would love an opportunity to make your social or business event successful, whatever it is!

Meeting Space:

This very spacious 18′ x 48′ room comfortably seats 12 at a large conference room table. Expanded seating can be accommodated with additional tables and chairs, and we have an adjacent smaller meeting room that can be used if needed, included as part of your rental.

Cons: Cancellation fees applied if not cancelled a week in advance

The Edison

Phone: (863) 605.1802
Parking: Good - free valet parking
Hours:

Sunday 10AM–9PM Monday - Thursday 11AM–9PM Friday 11AM–10PM Saturday 10AM–10PM

Overview:

American cuisine with a focus on steaks and burgers, wonderful atmosphere, outside patio has beautiful view of Cascades Park, diverse interpretation on fresh and local food, relaxed setting

Conditions:

Can call or email to reserve spot and check pricing and availability on the website

Meeting Space:

4 spaces available: Innovation Hall - private with space for 72 seated, 150 standing, Private wine room - 10 seated, Private outdoor deck - 80 seated, 150 standing, and public ground level patio - 230 seated, 500 standing with tented option available

Cons:

The Gathering

Phone: (850) 800-7267
Parking: Fair - Valet parking services can be arranged for your event for an additional fee.
Hours:

Hours not listed - Customer dependent

Overview:

Just like the tagline says, The Gathering is Tallahassee's premier upscale industrial special event and wedding venue offering full-service catering & bartending in an inspired setting.

Conditions:

This full-service venue is equipped with tables, chairs, linens, integrated audio visual, WiFi, and more.

Meeting Space:

3 meeting spaces - Indoor Sit-Down: 144 Guests Indoor Standing Reception: 300 Guests Wedding Ceremony & Reception Seating: 128 Guests

Cons: Downtown and campus traffic

The Space at Feather Oaks

Phone: 850.559.0424
Parking: on site
Hours:

Mon-Fri: 5 hour rental between the hours of 10am - 10pm,

Sat: 8 hour rental between the hours of 10am - 11pm,

Sun: 5 hour rental between the hours of 1pm - 10pm

Overview:

The Space at Feather Oaks is a unique event rental venue that is located just 15 minutes from downtown Tallahassee. The recently restored barn creates the perfect atmosphere for any gathering.

Conditions:

Beautifully landscaped for formal and casual events Multiple ceremony sites Outside stage with power Bridal room for ample space and mirrors for prep

Meeting Space:

3,700+ square feet of heated and cooled party space 14 acres of outside property

Cons: Attendant fees for larger parties, only open during certain times

TheStudio

Phone: (850) 597-0311
Parking: On site
Hours:

Hours not listed - Customer dependent

Overview:

TheStudio is a great event space. It is very spacious and allows for many guests. Owner is very helpful and considerate toward needs of the customer.

Conditions:

Must visit website to see if date and time are available and make an appointment

Meeting Space:

Event space available with 150 standing room, 120 seated

Cons: $200 down payment to reserve spot

Unitarian Universalist Church

Phone: (850) 385-5115
Parking: On site
Hours:

Mon - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Overview:

Unitarian Universalist Church offers a picturesque view of canopy woods and seems to transport you into the heart of Tallahassee. The historic Sanctuary and nearby rooms offer warm, inviting places to hold religious services, meetings, classes, conferences, seminars, parties, weddings, wedding vow renewals, parties, memorials and other events or celebrations. A Memorial Garden is located near the Sanctuary and can be used for some of these activities.

Conditions:

Most of the rental areas are wheelchair accessible and all are climate-controlled. Tables, chairs and Wifi are available in all rooms and areas at no additional cost.

Meeting Space:

2 main meeting spaces: The Sanctuary’s carpeted space can seat 140 guests in auditorium style or about 80 for a sit-down meal. Without tables or chairs the room capacity is 262 people. Capacity for the outside space for the Memorial Garden and Veranda is 321 people, the space would be more comfortable for groups up to 250 and fewer for seated events.

Cons: May need review and approval from the minister and designated church members

Wahoo Seafood Grill

Phone: 850-629-4059
Parking: Great
Hours:

Monday to Thursday 11am - 10pm Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm Sunday 10am - 1opm

Overview:

Seafood and cajun dining, casual and leisurely atmosphere, wine and customizable margaritas

Conditions:

Contact the Banquet Manager, Tabitha Smith​ at 850-629-4059 to reserve

Meeting Space:

Banquet room holds up to 75 people sitting, 100 standing . Buffet, off the menu, or limited menu; Round tables, rectangular tables; Projector and projection screen available. 50% off summer special - $100 for 3 hours

Cons:

Women's Club of Tallahassee

Phone: 850-224-0825
Parking: onsite
Hours:

Mon-Thurs rent for 4 hours; Mon-Sun must be done by 11pm

Overview:

The Woman’s Club is a wedding venue like no other! Ample space, with beautiful interior accommodations in an historic, stylish building near Midtown Tallahassee.

Conditions:

A deposit of $500 is required to hold a date. If The Club does not receive the Rental Fee and Additional Fees at least 30 days prior to the event date, The Club reserves the right to terminate the agreement and lease the Clubhouse to another party on the event date.

Meeting Space:

The Clubhouse features a formal ballroom, lighted by elegant chandeliers, and beautiful wood floors. The Clubhouse can accommodate groups up to 300 (200 seated; 300 standing). The original wood flooring provides a natural dance floor. A lovely terrace provides additional space and ambiance. Tables and chairs are included in the rental. The Event must be concluded by 11:00 p.m. (12:00 in December). A Uniformed Certified Law Enforcement Officer must be present during the event for every 100 guests. The CLUB will arrange for the Officer and the CLIENT will be responsible for paying the officer by the end of the event. Cancellation: Renter shall forfeit the deposit if the Event is cancelled. For cancellations within thirty (30) days of the event, the Renter shall also forfeit the Rental Fee. http://www.gfwcwomanscluboftallahassee.org/wedding-venue-rental-fees/

Cons: You must have a Uniformed Law Enforcement Officer for the event

Z Bardhi's Italian Cuisine

Phone: 850-894-9919
Parking: Good
Hours:

Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Overview:

A local gem of Tallahassee with a variety of Italian dishes and wines that are sure to please.The inside area is cozy and intimate while the outdoor area is more of an casual and relaxed setting.

Conditions:

Must call in order to reserve space

Meeting Space:

Accommodate 80 seated guests inside and an additional 80 guests on our pergola covered patio.

Cons: Lunch only on weekends
It is believed that the first Christmas celebrated in the United States was celebrated at the site of the DeSoto encampment in what is now Tallahassee.
Tallahassee has the honor of being the only capital city of the south that is positioned east of Mississippi to never be taken by Union Forces during the Civil War.
In 1988, Money Magazine name Tallahassee as one of the top three cities in the southeast to live in.
In 1992, the National Arbor Tree Foundation awarded Tallahassee the tile of “Tree City USA” and in 1999, the National Civic League awarded Tallahassee the All American City Award.
In 2006 the National Recreation and Park Association honored Tallahassee with the award of Best in America for Parks and Recreations.
Tallahassee residents celebrated a white Christmas in 1989. This is a rare occurrence in this sub-tropical climate.
Tallahassee has ninety five square miles of land and over two square miles of water.
Tallahassee is home to the third tallest capital building located in the United States. The building is a twenty three story one that was designed by Edward Durell Stone.
The city is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is the world’s largest magnet laboratory and also the highest powered. The equipment in the laboratory is capable of generating a magnetic field that is one million times stronger than the magnetic field of the earth.
“Tallahassee” is a Muskogean word approximately meaning “old fields.”
Tallahassee was founded in 1821 and it became Florida's capital city in 1803. It was selected because it was roughly centered between Pensacola and St. Augustine, the capitals of West Florida and East Florida, two former Spanish colonies.
Tallahassee came close to losing capital status in the 1960s with a push to move it to Orlando, which is considerably closer to major growth spots in the state like the Tampa Bay and Miami areas.
The city's second and current capitol building, built in 1977, is the third-tallest capitol building in the U.S. (after Washington, D.C. and Austin). It's 22 stories high.
If you go to the top floor, there's an art gallery and large windows all around providing panoramic views of the city.
While camped out in what's now Tallahassee in the winter of 1539, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his group are believed to have been the first people to celebrate Christmas in the continental U.S.
Florida's capital city is known today as a college town, but it's been that way for well over 150 years. In 1843, the Tallahassee Female Academy was founded and in 1854, The Florida Institute was founded. Two seminaries were also built in the early 1850s.
All these schools eventually became part of Florida State University, the city's largest college.
Tallahassee is also home to the country's biggest historically black university by enrollment, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, AKA Florida A&M or FAMU.
Tallahassee is one of the hottest places in the state in the summer. It's one of the few Florida cities that hits temperatures over 100 from time to time.
However, it's also one of the coldest places in the state during the winter.
In 1899, Tallahassee temps hit -2 degrees during a historic blizzard. It's the only recorded instance of a below-zero reading in all of Florida.
The city's record snowfall accumulation is 2.8 inches on February 13, 1958.
On average, Tallahassee gets a measurable quantity of snow once every 17 years.
The city, and Leon County as a whole, consistently has one of the highest voter turnout percentages in all of Florida's 67 counties.
For the general election in 2008, the county set a state record with an 86 percent turnout.
The Tallahassee Police Department is the third oldest in the nation. Founded in 1841, only the Philadelphia and Boston PDs predate it.
FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium holds 82,300 spectators. It's the biggest Atlantic Coast Conference football stadium.
FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium is the country's biggest continuous brick structure.
The university also offers students the opportunity to tour the world as circus performers if they join the extracurricular FSU Flying High Circus.
FSU has a long history of student activism and is believed to be where streaking was invented.
The highest powered magnet laboratory on Earth is at FSU's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
FSU's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's magnets can produce a magnetic field one million times more powerful than our planet's magnetic field.
Tallahassee hosts one of the world's top equestrian eventing competitions. It's called the Red Hill Horse Trials.
Tallahassee hosts one of the largest, most attended festivals in the South, Springtime Tallahassee, which has been running annually since 1967.
The Tallahassee Automobile Museum has Abraham Lincoln's horse-drawn hearse on display.
The 68,000-acre St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, founded in 1931, is one of the nation's oldest wildlife refuges.
You can see the historic St. Marks Lighthouse there, which was completed in 1842.
In the early 20th century, the St. Marks railroad transported cotton and other products to the coast for shipping. The route's been paved and is now a 20.5-mile long nature trail.
The John G. Riley House, built in 1890, is the last remaining piece of history from the middle-class African American community that thrived in downtown Tallahassee at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, it's a museum.
The Tallahassee Automobile Museum is home to the real Batmobiles from "Batman Forever" and "Batman Returns," as well as replicas of a number of other Batman-related vehicles.
The Tallahassee Automobile Museum has steam-powered cars and amphibious vehicles.
You can see Tallahassee's oldest resident- an approximately 10-foot tall mastodon skeleton named Herman- at The Museum of Florida History. He's over 12,000 years old.
Lichgate on High Road is a little-known fairy tale cottage and historic site open to the public. The land was bought by FSU literature professor Dr. Laura Pauline Jepsen in large part to protect a majestic, ancient live oak now known as the Lichgate Oak.
The Railroad Square Art Park district hosts the monthly First Friday gallery hop. About 2,000 people usually show up for the three-hour event.
Creed, one of the biggest bands of the late 1990s and early 2000s, was formed in Tallahassee.
Singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and actor T-Pain also comes from Tallahassee. In fact, that's what the “T” stands for.
Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies, was born and raised in Tallahassee, too.
Ted Bundy was indicted in Tallahassee.
The Mission San Luis de Apalachee was one of the first Spanish missions in North America. It was built in 16. It was destroyed in 1704.
Today, The Mission San Luis de Apalachee is the state's only reconstructed Spanish mission and it operates as a museum.
Tallahassee has Florida's most educated population. About half the residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Elizabeth Budd-Graham's final resting place is the most visited tomb in the City Cemetery. She died in 1889 at the age of 23, and her elaborate grave is marked by a very large, expensive tombstone that instantly attracts attention.
Local lore claims that Elizabeth, better known as Bessie, was a witch. Hers is the only grave in the cemetery facing west and the tombstone bears an inscription quoting part of Edgar Allan Poe's poem “Lenore.”
Unlike most Florida cities, Tallahassee isn't generally associated with the beach. However, it's only 20 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico and several popular beaches are within a couple of hours' drive.
Though by no means mountainous, Tallahassee is one of the hillier spots in Florida. Its highest peak is a little over 200 feet above sea level.
The State of Florida employs more than 11 percent of Tallahassee's population.
FSU is the city's second-largest employer, with almost 14,000 people on its payroll.
Tony Hale grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, where he attended the Young Actors Theatre and participated in numerous theatrical and musical productions.