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Gulfport Casino

5500 Shore Boulevard South
Gulfport, Florida 33707

The Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom was built in 1934 and offers dances in a picturesque beachfront setting. Located only a few steps away from the white sand beaches of Gulfport, Florida, this historic landmark is host to a variety of activities ranging from dances, concerts, fundraisers, senior programs, corporate events, seminars, trade shows, private parties, auctions, bar mitzvahs, weekly dance events, wedding receptions and more.

The Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom features a rich history, in-house beverage service, a grand dance floor, a smoke-free atmosphere, free parking, and a friendly, professional, and experienced staff. For more information on the City of Gulfport Historic Casino Ballroom, please call (727) 893-1070 or contact us today. 

The Historic Gulfport Casino is well equipped to host your next event. From art shows and exhibitor markets to corporate events and social gatherings, the Historic Gulfport Casino adapts to best fit the event, offering decades of event experience in a sought-after venue.


  • Four (4) hour party time minimum on the rental
  • $305.00 Event Fee (pays for table & chair set-up & breakdown, Bar staffing, use of catering kitchen)
  • $250 Security/Damage Deposit (Minimum)
  • $145.00 Audio/Visual Usage Fee (If needed)
  • Subject to Sales Tax
  • Includes 1 hour of set-up/decoration time
  • Includes 30 minutes of breakdown time
  • Additional set-up/decorating time is $50.00 per hour
  • Include use of catering kitchen, by the caterer of your choice.
  • Table sizes available:
  • 37 standard 8’x 30’’ banquet tables (seats 8 people)
  • 20 – 60’’ rounds (Seats 8 people)
  • Four (4) serpentine tables 30” x 60” Used for buffet, stations or sweetheart table

Application & Reservations

The Cultural Facilities will tentatively hold a facility date for 30 days (can be approximate), during which time the prospective renter must complete and return the rental request agreement. Should another client request the same date, the original client will be given two working days to exercise right of first refusal or submit a completed rental agreement and appropriate deposit.  All uses of the Cultural Facilities are considered tentative until the rental agreement is completed and the deposit is received.  Final determination on uses of the Cultural Facilities remains with the management of the Cultural Facilities.

Before Noon:
Monday-Thursday$81.00 per hour
Friday$379.00 per hour
Saturday$454.00 per hour
Sunday$379.00 per hour
Noon to 4 pm:
Monday-Thursday$156.00 per hour
Friday$379.00 per hour
Saturday$454.00 per hour
Sunday$379.00 per hour
After 4 pm:
Monday$156.00 per hour
Tuesday-Thursday$317.00 per hour
Friday$379.00 per hour
Saturday$454.00 per hour
Sunday$379.00 per hour

All rentals are subject to sales tax. If you are a non-profit organization that exempts you from State sales tax, a sales tax consumer’s certificate of exemption (Form DR-14) must be submitted to Casino Management 30 business days prior to the event.

Gulfport Casino Ballroom Bar Information

The “event fee” pays for two bartenders for the duration of your party, Casino Event Staff to set up/break down your tables & chairs, and use of our catering kitchen. You may bring in the caterer of your choice. Caterers may bring in coffee, tea, pitchers of water, and a non-alcoholic non-food dye punch, if you choose. No soda or bottled water may be brought in, as the Casino bar has fountain sodas and bottled water available for sale.

The Casino Ballroom has a full bar, and the liquor license we have does not permit any alcohol to be brought in by private parties, lessees, caterers, etc. If there is a particular brand of liquor (not currently stocked by the Casino) that you would like to offer your guests, you may speak with the Casino Supervisor about special ordering it for your party.

Our bar prices range from $1 fountain drinks to $10 top shelf liquors. Bottled water and assorted juices are $2. Domestic beer is $3; imported beer is $4; wine is $4; well brand cocktails are $5, and top shelf cocktails range from $6-$10. We have many popular brands.

There are a variety of ways to set up the bar for your party. Our charges are based on consumption. You may host the entire bar for the entire duration of the party, or you may opt for a cash bar, or many other options in between. You may choose to host certain items of the bar, such as beer, wine, sodas & perhaps well brand mixed drinks & have your guests pay for top shelf, for one example. You may have a certain budget that you are able to spend, and convert it to a cash bar after that. Our bar is easily customized to fit your needs & budget.


$1 Fountain Drinks$2 JuicesOther$4 Wine
Diet Coke
Ginger Ale
Club Soda
Tonic Water
Bottled Water $2
Red Bull $3
Vitamin Water $3
Pinot Grigio
White Zinfandel
Cabernet Sauvignon
Gato Negro Malbec
Real Sangria
$3 Beer$4 Beer$5 Liquor$6 Liquor
Bud Light
Coors Light
Michelob Ultra
Samuel Adams
Shock Top
Stella Artois

$5 Beer
Jai Alai
White Claw
Seagram's Vodka
Platinum Vodka
Gordon's Gin
Ron Corina Rum
Mt. Gay Rum
Inverhouse Scotch
Beam's 8 Star Whiskey
Old Crow Bourbon
Paul Masson Brandy
Montezuma Tequila
Assorted Schnapps
Smirnoff Vodka
Skyy Rasp. Flavored Vodka
Pinnacle Gin
Bacardi Light Rum
Captain Morgan Rum
Parrott Bay Rum
Canadian Club Whiskey
Seagram's 7 Whiskey
Southern Comfort Whiskey
Jose Cuervo Tequila
$7 Liquor$8 Liquor$9 Liquor$10 Liquor
Absolut Vodka
Titos Vodka
Tanqueray Gin
Bombay Sapphire
Myers Dark Rum
Jack Daniels Old No.7
Jim Beam Bourbon
Dewars Scotch
Johnny Walker Red Scotch
Bailey's Irish Cream
Grey Goose Vodka
Crown Royal Whisky
Crown Royal "Apple" Whisky

Jameson Irish Whiskey
Makers Mark Bourbon
Patron Silver Tequila
Chivas Scotch
Hennessy Cognac
Grand Marnier
Macallan 12 Scotch

The bar standardly utilizes disposable containers. *Bar menu items subject to change.

Floor Plan for the Casino




The architecture and ambiance makes the Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom one of the most unique ballroom dance venues in the area. Within walking distance of many downtown restaurants, shops, boutiques, & art studios, the 10,000 square foot Gulfport Casino Ballroom, overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay, is only a few steps away from the white sand beaches of Gulfport, Florida. Enjoy any of the dance events below in a picturesque beachfront setting with in-house beverage service, 5,000 square foot ballroom dance floor, a smoke-free atmosphere, free parking, and a friendly, professional, and experienced staff.

Every TuesdayBallroom Instruction
Beginner Lesson
12:00 - 1:00pm
Carol Baker
$15 | $25 for couples

Ballroom Dancing
1:00 - 1:30pm
Intermediate Lesson
1:30 - 2:30pm
Ballroom Dancing
2:30 - 3:00pm
Every Tuesday
Argentine Tango
Argentine Tango Lesson
6:30 - 8:00pm
Kathleen & Steve Prucher
Argentine Tango Milonga
Every Wednesday
Swing Dance
Swing Lesson
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Swing Time

General Dancing
8:00 - 11:00pm
Every Thursday
Latin Night
Salsa and Bachata Classes every Thursday
Royan Phillip


Dance Lesson
7:00 - 8:00pm
General Dancing
8:00 - 11:00pm
Monthly Dances
Lessons & Times
Contact Information
General Admission
2nd Fridays -
Soul Night
Dance Lesson
7:00 - 8:00pm
Swing Time

Music and Dancing
8:00 pm - 12:00am
3rd Fridays - Impacs Band
Live Music & Dancing
1960's Rock and Roll
$20 at the door
Doors open at 6pm
Live music at 7 - 10pm
3rd Sundays - Ballroom Dance
Lesson: 4 - 5 pm
Dancing: 5 - 7:30 pm
Carol Baker & Daniel Fugazzotto
$15 | $25 for couples

4th Sundays -
Contra Dance
No ContraDance on Sunday, March 26, 2023
Tampa Friends of
Old Time Dance

General Dancing
4 - 7pm
4th Mondays -
USA Ballroom Dance
7 - 10 p.m.
USA Dance Suncoast
Chapter #6004
Nancy Welch -
$10 Non-members
$8 Members

Cultural Facility Staff

Justin Shea
Cultural Facilities Supervisor

Kristin Ossola
Event Marketing Specialist (PIO)

Dakota Haynes
Technical Events Specialist – Facilities

Tammy Ruhl
Front Office Support