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Gulfport Casino

5500 Shore Boulevard South
Gulfport, Florida 33707

The Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom, built in 1934 and completely renovated in 2001, is a 10,000 square foot facility overlooking Boca Ciega Bay with a waterfront view on three sides. Located only a few steps away from the white sand beaches of Gulfport, Florida, the Gulfport Casino Ballroom is a historic landmark recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

The Gulfport Casino Ballroom offers a band shell, full-service bar, catering kitchen, smoke free environment, free parking, bayside verandah, viewing deck and 8-slip boat dock so people may arrive by boat. The Historic Gulfport Casino boasts an original 5,000 square foot white Canadian maple ballroom dance floor known to be one of the best in the area. The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is a versatile venue offering not only dancing, but weddings, receptions, parties, fundraisers, trade shows, corporate events, banquets, dance competitions, special events and live concerts.

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Every TuesdayBallroom 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
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
4th Sundays -
Contra Dance
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

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