The place was very beautiful and we love it. Wendy was great and very helpful and did her best to help me save money. The only thing is that we felt very rushed after the cermony and left some of our family members having to pick up and not being able to take pictures. I know we weren't on scheduled but we did have the place until the evening and we wanted to make sure we had everyone in the pictures. Overall, I did have a great experience. The staff were very nice and professional. I would recommend this venue to other people. More...
Historical and interesting
What an elegant historic building. I've been to Centro Asturiano several times for different events and each time I notice a unique feature. The building was recently updated and it's absolutely impressive. From the intricate woodwork to the elegant chandeliers. The Centro Asturiano is sure to impress.I have attended several High Tea parties that were sponsored by local organizations and put together by those that attended. Each one was a wonderful experience and something I look forward to in the future.My most recent visit I was invited to participate in an evening of Drag Queen Bingo. It was absolutely hilarious and a fun filled way to spend time. My only complaint was the fact that the event was scheduled from 7pm to 10pm and we were completely finished by 8:15. I don't think it had anything to do with the planning of the Centro Asturiano, I believe it was the entertainer/bingo caller/Drag Queen. However, a good time was had.I would most certainly recommend attending an event here and I think holding an event at the Centro Asturiano would be something neither you or your guests would soon forget. More...
Had a Great Time! Very laid back with a splash of excitement.
Elegant venue for weddings, showers & parties.
This is where I got married at, so it was special to me and my family.
Excelente presentación a la que asistí con la familia. Buen parqueadero
Wonderful venue with attentive staff.
Judy dropping knowledge tour was a blast
Bello lugar. Cuidadosamente conservado.
Good old theater.
Livv RopeGang Lady Rope
Nice place for events enjoyed myself at the event I attended love the decor very vintage and historic
If this was where the Saturday portion of the Cuban sandwich Festival was, yes I was there but it is nothing that would excite me for any reason and I have lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 50 years which is my entire life and I have never seen this location before. I only thank God that I went there late in the morning till approximately 1 pm. The neighborhood is sketchy and I actually had a homeless person sleeping directly beside my car. 3 people asked me if I could spare change, two people asked if they could help me walk to my car and one asked if he could wash my car when we got to it. If I was in this area in the evening time I would have two guns, one gun for protection and the other gun for if the first gun stopped working or I ran out of bullets. Beware. More...
Great venue! Super clean!
William Iglesias Varona
Cuban sandwich festival #varonashop
We had an excellent time at the Cuban festival in the back of the property.
Attended a Cuban Sandwich Festival in their back yard. Had a great time.
Very nice. Went there with my students for a Spain, flanco dance show and they loved it. There was an interactive session where they got to perform on stage for one of the songs.
It is small for the event that I attended, but I love the fact that I could enjoy the show so much, no seat is a bad seat. The food options were very limited and the bar was a mess, slow and run out of drinks literally.... More...
Very historical building and one of the most amazing Alabaster bars in the world.
The place is and old place but is ok
Beautiful place to enjoy. We had a fabulous time there. Will definitely visit again.
Went to an Event in June. Enjoyed the visit.
Have the Arturo Fuente cigars I always smoke ... good thing!
Love the venue
Kat B Good
Food was great and hot when served and ample portions. The ambiance was nice and the people that attended was friendly and conversive.
Staff was excellent, the bartender are fast and the venue was very clean. I wish their was more star than five
Mary Rose Sanchez Warren
Everyone is so welcoming and happy. All the events are so much fun and so very well done. Everyone should come and join.
As a Tampa Native I have so many wonderful memories of this venue.. location, it's authentic charm not to mention my brother's wedding reception was held here, the most beautiful memories mementos photos we have to cherish for a lifetime Loved! It!
Gladys Alvarez DeMena
Love the retro style, the elegance of the rooms and chandeliers, the atmosphere anytime there is a function and the entire facility entice you to feel in a different world.
Clean & beautiful venue?
Wonderful place, what history
Beautiful building, Excellently cared for to preserve its rich history! The staff is more than accommodating!
Opulently appointed nineteenth century historic complex with marble and crystal chandeliers where I attended a catered charity event of over four hundred on the third floor ballroom. If you have the opportunity to attend an event you should take plenty of photos. More...
Beautiful building, friendly people and enjoy the Bingo once each month. Love going to their events.
Attended many events there as a child and had my wedding reception there in 1972
My favorite. Great shows and festivals. I look forward to many more good times.
Wonderful staff, stunningly beautiful historic venue, and a fantastic venue for any social, formal, or entertainment event!
This is a wonderful place where good things happen and good people visit.
Brings back great memories of the good ole days when life was much simpler
Barbara Bruno Constantinescu
Enchanted evening listening to the prolific Maria Dueñas
It's a great place and very comfortable. Staff is great. I do recommend
I was here to see Colombian Comedian Hassam and the show was amazing!!!! Very unique place �
This historical building is beautiful. Full bars available for your event. The restrooms off the ballroom are nicely modern. There is a cigar room on the main floor that adds a definite ambiance (smell) that harkens back to an older, gentler Tampa. More...
Great banquet facility.
Nice Event location
Historical location bar service poor
Historical theater with small seats but great ambiance! Walton Academy for the Preforming Arts used it for the Play Lion King Jr.
Historic chic. Tall ceilings and decorations you can feel the history. If walls could talk you can imagine all the stories they could tell.
Place is big and nice.
Aaliyah R Q
Junkroom foro mas
Local antiguo muy bonito y señorial
Great for booking big events
Huge. My aunt had her 50th birthday party here and it was awesome. Will be using for future parties. Staff amazing, security guards were very respectful for what they do but will handle any situation right. Very please.
Service was good wing selection also good and the wings I ate were very good.
Walton academy lion king Jr
Gorgeous place with beautiful architecture. Worth checking out next time you are in Ybor
Went here for a charity event. Nice venue!
Because they always do you right
Its like traveling back in time!!!
Excellent place. Great venue.
Great place with lots of cultural history
This was a good one time experience, but had some drawbacks. The salon area was small, and it couldn't hold many people.
An important part of Tampa's history. Check out one of the quality events held in this historic well-maintained building.
I had an open bar at my wedding, I had the most amazing bar staff ever! Everyone was raving about them! Wendy was helpful prior to the wedding. I love our wedding photos from this place it was absolutely amazing! More...
Our wedding and reception at Centro Asturiano was perfect. The staff were professional and easy to work with.The layout was beautiful and it was exactly what we wanted. We are so happy with the way it turned out. More...
This was such a unique venue. All my guests were very impressed. The wedding was beautiful. Wendy was sooo incredibly helpful, professional and sweet. It was a pleasure to work with her. We used both downstairs rooms for cocktail hour and reception. We had a vintage theme and it was perfect. I would highly recommend this place. More...
I used this facility for my reception. Their price was budget friendly and the space was very good. Wendy was extremely helpful. She communicated with me at every opportunity. She ensured that we had enough time to get the reception ready. The staff at Centro was friendly and helpful to my guest. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Centro. More...
Very flexible and great service. I rented the grand ballroom. It was beautiful and big! I had my ceremony and my reception at the same location it was amazing. All of the people on staff were very friendly and helpful. They allowed me to get any catering i wanted so your stuck on using some gross wedding food. That was our selling point. My colors were gray and light pink. I thought the wall colors would clash because they are red but it actually turned out very pretty. More...
A recent visit to this stunning venue was pure pleasure.Now on the National Register for Historic Places, its place in local history will fortunately be preserved. But, like any long-standing structure, there are always costs to maintain and modernize the facility to that it can continue to be a valuable part of this city.Founded in 1902, it served a real purpose for its community by providing a center of social activity to the immigrants who inhabited Ybor City as well providing social services like health insurance.Today it hosts a variety of events that help to showcase its superior acoustics in its stylish auditorium, its fabulous high-ceilinged spaces and its stylish design.Lots of windows, ornate light fixtures, patterned floors and lovely, lavish touches are evident throughout.The three-story structure begins with a basement that is actually below ground level. That is where what is said to be the world's longest onyx bar is found.The second floor houses offices, one door marked Cigar Room and perhaps the most elegant auditorium and stage in the Tampa Bay area.Upstairs is the grand ballroom that seems tailor-made for all sorts of elegant affairs.The location is easily accessible, there is plenty of parking on one side and behind the building and the facilities are first rate.What a beautiful building and what a delight that it has managed to survive so many decades with such class and dignity! More...
I attended an event here. Our ballroom was the one on the top floor. There was lots of space for tables and dancing. There was a stage where the DJ was. Also, the two bathrooms had a pretty decent amount of stalls, and there was a bar. This was a pretty beautiful space that would be perfect for any event! More...
el centro asturiano, su arquitectura es prexiosa neoclasica y elliot su arquitecto es de los mas importantes de este estilo. asturianos por doquier y ademas super huenas gentes More...
I really enjoyed my tour of this historical building! I am excited for the opportunity to run a Halloween Event at a location with so much paranormal activity! Please support small business and come out to the Big Cat Rescue ScareFestival! More...
Muy acogedor buena gente
I fell in love with the ballroom at first sight. My husband and I decided on an historic building since we're both Tampa natives. Working with Cecelia was such a joy. She's quite a character!! She allowed my dream wedding to come true. This ballroom was spacious enough for 150 guests, a nice size dance floor, and columns to fit my fancy! My guests truly enjoyed this historic building. More...
Finally got to visit this venerable landmark. Like stepping back in time with all the tiled floors, ornate interior design, old lights, velvet theater seats. We attended a performance of the Spanish Lyrical Theater show "Manoje de Rosas." All spanish songs and dialogue but English flashed above the stage. Well done show, and rococo elegant stage and theater, but clearly aging and needing some restoration...hopefully with larger, more comfortable seats.Hopefully this will last many more decades, but noticed the audience is mostly a AARP overlap with few younger people that might sustain the place. More...
This is an historic Tampa building. The guilds associated with Centro work diligently to raise funds for restoration and maintenance. This can only be accomplished with people supporting CA by joining the CA or one of the associated guilds, attending the CA events or renting the facilities. In other words, put your money where your mouth is and support CA. Negative reviews by negative people are not helpful. It is interesting that someone who lives in Ruskin---Ruskin! would complain about the safety of their children at CA? Really? Additionally, to give CA a low rating for an event that was not sponsored by CA (1/15/15); but by someone who rented the facility, is beyond comprehension. Over the last 5 years, every CA sponsored event I have attended at CA has been of good quality and very reasonable. More...
My husband and I really enjoyed having our wedding at Centro Asturiano. Our guest loved the theatre and ballroom as well. I totally would recommend this venue if you're looking for a great amount of space and has a historical feel to it. Wendy is the best hands down and i loved loved loved working with her. More...
I was very pleased! Wendy the sales manager was very patient and pretty funny. She's caring and made sure that everything in the reception hall was up to par. It's affordable and beautiful! I love the historic richness of the venue. I definitely recommend this place! Thank you Wendy and staff for all your help! More...
I had a beautiful, fairy tale wedding ceremony and reception at Centro Asturiano. The building is beautiful and historic with amazing architecture, the staircases and chandeliers looked great in the pictures. Wendy Ottenwalder, my event coordinator, was very helpful and flexible, answering all my questions and emails quickly in the 9 months prior while I was planning. All other venues in the area had limited tables and chairs or wanted us to rent our own. Centro provided us with unlimited seats and allowed us to bring in our own caterers which allowed us to have 150 guests, instead of paying a high price per guest the way some venues charge. I changed my floor plan several times, and Wendy was very patient and allowed us to store a couple big things in the building a couple days before so we'd have less to do the day of. She was patient and kind to my family who all had different ideas and questions, very professional. I would highly recommend this venue, I was able to do my ceremony and reception in one 8 hour rental of the Grand Ballroom. Absolutely beautiful. More...
My daughters sweet fifteen was on aug 10 2013.. and it was truly a mission accomplish.I will highly reccomend Centro Asturiano for any special event.I could say that the event cordinater wendy is always on point with any special request.The staffs are amazing! Thank you Wendy & staff for everything. More...
Everything worked out well I enjoyed working with Wendy and her staff. The place was beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing my name on the outside. We have a fantastic time, and If I had to do it all over again I would do it the exact same way. I fell like I have gained a friend in Wendy. More...
The staff at Centro Asturiano was fantastic to work with. They understood our needs for the event and worked collaboratively with us to ensure the event was a success. This was the first time we used their venue, and we look forward to working with them again. More...
The building was great and the room that we were in was perfect. We havd a wedding and the was more then enough room for everyone (75-100). The staff was great they were their for our every need and then some. This event was my second time using this building and I'm sure that I will use it again in the future. More...
They were amazing and made sure everything I wanted was perfect!!!
We held our prom in this gorgeous historic venue to rave reviews from students and staff. Several people had voiced concerns about the location and proximity to Ybor City. The site offers fully enclosed parking and went out of their way to make sure that any concerns were addressed. They were so amazing, since our calendar changed several times, we needed to move dates...... they graciously accomodated our needs. They supplied us with a list of preferred vendors and we selected our DJ and caterer from them, and once again, our expectations were exceeded!
Students have told us how magical their Junior Senior prom was and that is due to the wonderful efforts of the Centro Staff. You will not be disappointed with the venue or the staff. More...
Centro Asturiano is a beautiful historic building with a wonderful staff. I wanted a vintage inspired wedding and this was the perfect venue. My guests were so impressed. One of the best things is that it was so affordable, but looks like a million bucks! Wendy, the woman that coordinated everything with me was very accommodating and helped ease the stress of planning it myself. We were married in the theatre, so beautiful on its own that we didn't need to decorate, and then held the reception in the third floor ballroom. I was also happy because my father is in a wheelchair and this is one of the few historic places that is completely wheelchair accessible, they even had a lift to get him onstage! The elevator was a plus for me as well so that I didn't have to teeter on the stairs in my shoes and dress too much. This place is definitely a hidden gem of Tampa! More...
It was a pleasure working with Wendy and her crew. She was very helpful and she invited me to an open house where I was able to hire the vendors that completed my event. I was very satisfied with the entire staff during the event. The Bar Tenders did a great job and my employees enjoyed the evening. More...
I had my wedding and reception in the grand ballroom. It couldn't have been any more beautiful or perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. Wendy was so helpful and professional. More...
Working w/ Wendy was wonderful. She's very polite and helpful. The Grand Ballroom is big and beautiful. Plenty of room to dance on their hardwood floors! They also provided all the tables and chairs that we needed. We also loved the look of the big, beautiful windows!!! Also; having the cash bar was awesome. We got many compliments from people saying it was a great place to have a wedding reception. Everyone loved it!!! More...
Beautiful building, very easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Great location. The ballroom is beautiful inside and made the weddig feel and look very classy. The pictures taken by the photographer came out gorgeous with the antique structure of the building. The staff were also very accomodating in the decoration and the breakdown of the wedding. Awesome place and a great choice for any wedding or speacial event. More...
Ensure the bar is fully stocked. The bar was not fully stocked with the basics.
Wendy is such a wonderful person to work with. She was there to answer all my questions, give advice and is very easy to work with.
From a couple who only had 2 months to plan their wedding, to our surprise, booking our hall was the most seamless, stress-free item on the list. From the rental agreement, to setting up the hall, and the day of the wedding, everyone at Centro was simply amazing.
Not only did we get fantastic service we got a spectacular location. The hall was so rich with history, architectural interest ,and stunning halls, and chandeliers - it really stands well on its own.
Thank you to the entire staff at Centro. Special thanks to Cecilia, for her professionalism, flexibility and charming personality. It was a pleasure working with her. Also, thank you to Rene who went over and beyond helping our coordinator setup. Can't forget our awesome security guards who made sure gramma who disappeared on us, was well taken care of and being looked after. And of course our bar tender. Can you say best sangria EVER!
It was beautiful. Everyone was so nice and helpful. For the price this place is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!