The Event Factory has been hosting Graduations since 1998. This page is designed to give you an overview of our unique facility and the complete service packages we offer. Our ballrooms feature dual video projection systems that are great for showcasing the years of memories created while achieving your diploma! Our packages include our facility, the food, soft beverages, photography, video and disc jockey services. Please scroll down to find links to all of our pricing and photo galleries. Congratulations on your Graduation and we look forward to helping you plan your Royal Gathering!
Every student dreams of that magical day when they have graduated from years of schooling. The Event Factory offers complete and affordable packages for hosting your very special graduation day in an atmosphere fit for Royalty! Your day starts out in the Courtyard or Enchanted Forest for cocktails and appetizers. The reception begins with the grand opening of the ballroom, complete with fog and twinkling strobes. Behind the majestic doors await our elegantly decorated ballrooms that are filled with special effects like club level lighting, video projection and sound systems. Our expansive layouts allow you to entertain your guests in 9,000 to 18,000 square feet of space. Combine these unique facilities with our complete packages that offer all the main services needed for your once in a lifetime event! We also offer facility only rentals and can modify complete packages to fit your needs.
Food: Our packages offer several levels of menus and feature all the popular food presentations. The food is provided by several carefully chosen Catering Companies that have serviced our facilities for many years. Each event is provided a taste testing to make sure you like the food items you have chosen for you event. The Caterer prepares your food to your specifications. They provide all the dinnerware for the reception. The Caterer will also pour your toast and cut the cake as part of the services provided within your package.
Beverages: Included in our complete packages that offer food is an open non-alcoholic beverage bar. This bar comes with Coca-Cola Products, Gatoraides, Barnies Coffee and Zephyrhills Water. You can save a lot of money if you are serving alcohol since we allow you to bring in your own. You simply have to hire a Bartending Company and Security Company from our vendor list. This can save your thousands of dollars on your event budget!
Photography: Event Factory photographers are in-house staff and have photographed thousands of events over the years using the latest in digital technology. They are well trained for both on and off site work. They create the photo collections presented to the host and participate in the layout and creation of the photo albums. The deluxe photo albums that are included in many of our packages are printed, laminated and assembled right in our facility. Samples of the albums can be found on our website and are on display in our facilities.
Video: Event Factory Video is also recorded by in-house staff. We use two (2) video cameras on most events to provide many hours of raw footage. In fact, an average five to six hour event will receive 6-8 hours of raw footage on DVD. Events are filmed from various angles and we have created special crows nests within our facility for capturing the best shots during your event. Our deluxe packages include edited videos which are also presented on DVD and come complete with special effect transitions and titling.
Disc Jockey: Disc Jockeys are a natural part of our packages as they help you construct the custom audio details of your party. Our DJ’s operate the built in sound, club level lighting and video projection systems that make The Event Factory a state of the art party facility. They will play your music selections and make the announcements throughout the event. From the ceremony to the reception, our DJ’s are there to keep your event flowing and fun! Our ballrooms are full of DMX club level lighting, dual video screens and powerful speakers.
The Event Factory offers many packages that include our Magical Facility, the Food, Soft Beverages, Photography, Video and Disc Jockey. These packages are priced at several levels to meet most budgets. The following listing is a brief overview of each package price level and has a link to the details of the complete package. All packages include the use of dressing rooms. Remember that we offer multiple ways to purchase you package, including a payment plan.
New - Royal Dance Parties: This package is designed for budget minded events. It creates a "dance party" atmosphere for hosting your Graduation Party from 7pm till 10pm on a Friday night. The base package includes tables and chairs for seating up to 100 guests, a Disc Jockey to play all your favorite tunes and the use of either the Swan or Diamond Ballroom. It also includes soft beverages served in cups with ice, as well as coffee. Just bring in your cake and your guests and let the party begin! Additional time and services can be added to the base package.
Royal Dance Party Priced from $2499.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Family Only Packages: This package is designed for small graduations with up to 30 guests total. It includes a two entrée buffet menu, two sides, a salad, soft beverages, photography and a disc jockey. It comes with white table linen and chair covers, centerpieces and linen napkin color of your choice. This package is for 3-4 hours depending on the event location and additional guests can be added. It takes place in the ceremony area of any given location and the reception is in the pre-function space unless stated otherwise.
Tampa Package Priced from $2499.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Hudson Package Priced from $2999.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Sherwood-Lite Packages: This economy package provides food and Disc Jockey services in either The Swan Ballroom in Tampa or The Diamond Ballroom in Hudson. It includes the ceremony area and the ballroom for 4 hours. The buffet offers a one entrée menu with two sides, two appetizers and a salad, plus soft beverages. The Disc Jockey is included to play your music selections and operate our sound, lighting and video projection systems. This package also includes white table linen and chair covers, centerpieces and china dinnerware. This package is offered in 50 &100 person sizes. Additional guests can be added to this package at $30.00 per guest.
Tampa & Hudson Packages Priced from $3999.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Sherwood & Leeds Packages: These packages provide the basic services in the designated areas of the location chosen. They include the ceremony area and the ballroom for 5 hours. The buffet offers a one entrée menu with two sides, two appetizers and a salad, plus soft beverages, photography, video and a disc jockey. They also include white table linen and chair covers, centerpieces and china dinnerware. These packages are offered in 50,100 & 200 person sizes depending on the ballroom location chosen. Additional guests can be added to these packages at $30.00 per guest.
Tampa Packages Priced from $5999.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Hudson Packages Priced from $5999.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Chambord & Versailles Packages: These packages are the middle priced Deluxe packages that offer several upgrades from the Sherwood and Leeds level. These upgrades include a larger menu selection to choose from for your dinner. This Royal Menu includes a two entrée buffet, two sides, two appetizers and a salad. In addition to soft beverages, photography, video and a disc jockey, these packages include a premium11” x 14” laminated flush mount wedding album, an edited video on DVD and a china presentation with the linen napkin color of your choice. These packages are offered in 50,100 & 200 person sizes depending on the ballroom location chosen. Additional guests can be added to these packages at $35.00 per guest.
Tampa Packages Priced from $8599.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Hudson Packages Priced from $8599.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Facility Only Packages: (Includes Ceremony & Ballroom)
The Event Factory offers facility only packages that include the standard decorations found within the location chosen. These packages also include the chairs and tables. The packages that use the ballrooms are for 5-6 hours and can be rented with or without the linens and chair covers.
Tampa Facility Only Priced from $2999.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Hudson Facility Only Priced from $1299.00 (Click Here For Package Details)
Payment Options & Discounts:
The Event Factory offers several ways to pay for an event.
- Payment Plan; put $500.00 down to secure your date and the balance is due in weekly or monthly payments up until 30 days prior to the event date.
- 50/50 Plan; put 50% of your package price down upon booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to the event date. Discounts are offered for this option.
- Pay In Full Plan; pay the package price in full when booking to receive your biggest discount!
We offer various discounts that are based on the payment plan chosen and the day of the week the event is booked for. Saturday nights have a smaller discount and a minimum rental fee.
Current Specials & Discounts! (Click here for more details!)
Tours & Office Hours:
The Tampa facility is opened Wednesday thru Saturday from Noon till 6pm for tours. You can just stop in on weekdays, but we do suggest appointments on Saturdays.
The Hudson location is available for tours by APPOINTMENT only!
Please call us at 813-806-0026 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about our packages and date availability.
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