While on a visit to London, Tampa businessman Blake Casper found himself drawn to the architecture, feel, and use of English shops and clubs. Sensing the potential for these kinds of multi-use spaces in his hometown, Casper began to conceive a place where people could meet, mingle, work in solitude, or simply pass a few moments outside of their hectic lives.
Originally built in 1891 as a stable for the Plant Hotel, 420 West Kennedy Boulevard has gone through several transformations in its 122-year history. In the 1920s an arcade of shops ran through the center of the building from Kennedy to Grand Central, a feature that is echoed in the current design. More recently, housed within the brick walls was an insurance company, photo studio, and dentist’s office. If you have lived in Tampa long enough you may have visited Oxford Exchange in a few of its previous forms.
Since opening in 2012, Oxford Exchange has since hosted over 800 private events and have hosted over 300 weddings. From bridal showers, and showers, to brunches, Oxford Exchange is a one stop shop for private parties and weddings.
The food and beverage is provided and customized by the talented in-house culinary team at Oxford.
With over 19 years of experience in the field, Oxford Exchange Private Events is headed by Sarah Fairbairn of One Fine Day, Inc.