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Gulfport Casino

5500 Shore Boulevard South
Gulfport, Florida 33707

The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is an exclusive weddings and events venue with multiple amenities that set itself above the rest. Sometimes referred to as the Jewel of Gulfport and a hidden treasure, the Casino Ballroom provides a venue for a variety of activities ranging from dances, concerts, fundraisers, corporate events, seminars, trade shows, private parties, auctions, Bar Mitzvahs, wedding receptions and community events. The facility can accommodate events for activities for 50 – 550 with a dining capacity of 400. The Casino has a flexible and friendly staff to ensure the ease and pleasure of coordinating events and to help them run as smoothly as possible.

Located only a few steps away from the white sand beaches of Gulfport, Florida,  the 10,000 square foot Gulfport Casino Ballroom, overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay, is a historic landmark. It is one of the last of its type in America that is still operational. It also offers a band shell, full-service bar, catering kitchen, smoke free environment, free parking, bayside verandah suitable for cocktail parties, deck and 8-slip boat dock so people may arrive by boat. The Casino’s band shell and premium sound system nicely accommodate live music or a DJ, while the open floor plan provides versatility in setting up an array of events. It offers a full service bar and catering kitchen, allowing users to bring in the caterer of their choice. Imagine dancing the night away on the original 5,000 square foot Canadian white maple solid wood dance floor. For more information, please call the Gulfport Casino Ballroom at (727) 893-1070 or email


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The City of Gulfport Historic Casino Ballroom Weekly Dances Reopen Tuesday, June 1st

The City of Gulfport has determined that a soft opening of the Casino’s weekly dance programs will occur the week of June 1. The City of Gulfport encourages people to wear masks and follow safety protocols that they are comfortable with. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as local health experts, continue to recommend mask wearing as a proven way to slow the spread of COVID-19. Here is the latest information from the CDC on mask wearing,

Monday Night Hustle
Monday, October 11, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021
6 p.m.: Beginner Class (4 count hustle)
7 p.m.: Intermediate Class (3 and 4 count hustle)
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Disco Dance Party
Carol Baker
Every Tuesday -
Ballroom Instruction
Beginner Lesson
12:00 - 1:00pm
Carol Baker

Intermediate Lesson
1:00 - 2:00pm
Ballroom Dancing
2:00 - 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 workshops 1st & 3rd week.
Bachata workshops 2nd & 4th week.
Carol Rivera

Intermediate & Beginner Workshop
7:00 - 8:00pm
General Dancing
8:00 - 11:00pm
Monthly Dances
Sunday Night Ballroom Dance w/ Carol Baker
Sunday, November 21 w/ DJ
Ballroom Lesson
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Carol Baker
Sunday, December 19 w/ Daniel Fugazzotto
Ballroom Dancing
7:00 - 10:00pm
2nd Fridays -
Soul Night
Dance Lesson
7:00 - 8:00pm
Swing Time

Music and Dancing
8:00 pm - 12:00am
3rd Fridays - Impacs Band
(October - May)
Friday, October 15, 2021
Live Music & Dancing
1960's Rock and Roll
Doors open at 6pm
Live music at 7 - 10pm
4th Sundays -
Contra Dance
Tampa Friends of
Old Time Dance

General Dancing
4 - 7pm
4th Mondays -
USA Ballroom Dance
Monday, October 25, 2021
7 - 10 p.m.
USA Dance Suncoast
Chapter #6004
Nancy Welch -
$10 Non-members
$8 Members
Monday, November 22, 2021
Monday, December 20, 2021

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


  • Four hour minimum 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 $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)
  • $500.00 non-refundable rental deposit due at signing to hold date

20 – 60’’ rounds (Seats 8 people)
4 serpentine tables 30” x 60” Used for buffet, stations or sweetheart table

Floor Plan for the Casino


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
Powerade $2
Red Bull $3
Vitamin Water $3
Lemonade/Iced Tea $1
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
Miller Lite
Jai Alai
Samuel Adams
Shock Top
Stella Artois
B&J Berry Cooler
Seagram's Vodka
Smirnoff Vodka
Gordon's Gin
Ron Corina Rum
Inverhouse Scotch
Beam's 8 Star Whiskey
Old Crow Bourbon
Arandas Tequila
Paul Masson Brandy
Peach Schnapps
Peppermint Schnapps
Sour Apple Schnapps
Pomegranite Schnapps
Creme De Menthe
Guava Rum
Skyy Flavored Vodkas
Canadian Club Whisky
Southern Comfort
Seagram's 7
Vo Canadian Whisky
Jose Cuervo Tequila
Bacardi Light Rum
Captain Morgan
Parrot Bay Rum
Tullamore Dew
Pinnacle Gin
$7 Liquor$8 Liquor$9 Liquor$10 Liquor
Absolut Vodka
Jack Daniels Whiskey
Jim Beam Bourbon
Myers Dark Rum
Dewars Scotch
Johnny Walker Red
Tanqueray Gin
Bailey's Irish Cream
Grey Goose Vodka
Makers Mark Bourbon
Crown Royal Whisky
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Gentleman Jack
Patron Silver Tequila
Chivas Scotch
Hennessy Cognac
Grand Marnier
Macallan 12 Scotch
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