We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! We had such great things happen over the past few days, with winning "The Best of the Knot" 2010 and booking several weddings in just a few days. I feel very blessed to have been brought into this (thank you Beth!!!).
Anyway, the week before Thanksgiving I dined at a fabulous new restaurant in Tampa called Brio. Brio is a Tuscan-inspired Italian restaurant with delicious food and a wonderful ambiance. It has white draping from the ceilings and columns, and rich colors of deep red and gold which give the restaurant a warm and elegant feel.
Brio has several banquet rooms on the second floor of the facility, many of which have their own outdoor terrace and lounge area. Some of the rooms have flat screen tv's (perfect for showing a dvd slideshow of photos or whatever you desire). The rooms can hold small parties or be opened up to hold large parties of over 150 guests. They are decorated so beautifully that you would need minimal additional decor, and their food prices are reasonable, which makes this a very budget-friendly venue without losing out on quality or ambiance. The attached outdoor terraces are perfect for cocktail hours prior to your event, or just a place to relax during. The staff is very attentive and the food is excellent. So if you are looking for a nice place to hold anything from a bridal shower luncheon to a holiday party to a rehearsal dinner to a wedding, check out the new Brio at International Plaza. We would love to help you plan an event there! For more information, including room layouts and banquet menu pricing, click here, or just email us and we will help you start your planning. Here are some photos of the event facilities sent to us from Tammy at Brio.