Reviews of The Birchwood

Danielle & Ryan | Elegant Pink and Coral Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | The Birchwood

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Reception Portrait, Bride in Rose Gold Pink Sparkle Dress | Downtown St. Pete Hotel Wedding Venue The Birchwood | St. Pete Wedding DJ Grant Hemond & Associates“We received 5-star service! Everyone at the Birchwood was so helpful and understanding through the entire process. The team at the Birchwood really helped me through the process, understood my need for organization, and treated us so well from the moment I checked in the night before to the day of our actual wedding.”

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Elizabeth & Tim | Classic Gold and Green Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom First Dance in Ballroom with Contemporary Chandelier | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Love Lee Lane | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue The Birchwood | DJ Grant Hemond & Associates“What really stood out to us about The Birchwood were their gorgeous waterfront views and convenient downtown location. We also loved that fact that they offered catering and a full-service kitchen on site, which made it so much easier to coordinate for day-of logistics. From start to finish, the service was exceptional, and we loved being able to fully customize our menu. The Birchwood did an amazing job working with us to create some special items for our cocktail hour, like Cuban sandwiches and Philly cheesesteaks. Getting to add in those little details added the personal touch we were looking for.”

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Melanie & Josh | Emerald Green and Gold Old Hollywood Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Out Front Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue The Birchwood | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography StudioThe Birchwood had everything I envisioned for my wedding theme. Their colors and vintage ambiance was exactly what I was looking for, and the water view from the ballroom’s balcony was a huge plus. From start to finish, The Birchwood’s service was impeccable! They were calming, professional, knowledgable and overall full of great people. They were everything and then some!”

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Andi & Tyler | Garden Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Outdoor Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Strapless Hayley Paige Chantelle Gown, Ivory Tulle Skirt Ball Gown with Lace Corset Bodice, White and Greenery Floral Bouquet, Groom in Navy Blue Suit | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Michele Renee the StudioThe Birchwood ballroom is so beautiful and the location is second to none. During the whole process, everyone made wedding planning so easy and enjoyable. I was incredibly pleased with the service they provided, and was even more thrilled with the food!”

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Carrie & Brian | Navy Blue and Orange Old Florida Inspired Wedding | The Birchwood

Florida Wedding Ceremony Bride and Groom Portrait | Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding Venue The Birchwood“The second we toured The Birchwood, it was decided. It had everything we could have imagined. The beautifully restored historic 18-room hotel was intimate enough for our family to all be on-site together for the weekend. Something that was important to us was having an indoor ceremony at the same location as our reception. The Birchwood staff easily flipped the same space during cocktail hour to accommodate our request. It was perfect. There wasn’t one thing about the Birchwood that I would change! From the moment we secured our date, the service we absolutely impeccable.”

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Gabrielle & Tyler | Classic and Romantic Downtown St. Pete Indian Fusion Wedding | The Birchwood

First Dance Wedding Portrait with Bulb Chandelier | Downtown St. Pete Boutique Hotel Venue The BirchwoodThe Birchwood was incredible! We did not begin our planning process with a planner, so their service was greatly appreciated. They were always eager to answer our millions of questions and really treated my family with top quality service. Without The Birchwood’s superior staff, our wedding would not have been possible.”

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Jennifer & Connor | Classic Ivory, Taupe, and Blush Pink Downtown St. Pete | The Birchwood

White Ivory and Taupe Wedding Reception with Round Tables, Oval Back Chairs, with Tall white Hydrangea and Greenery Centerpiece in Clear Glass Vase | Downtown St Pete Boutique Hotel Wedding Venue The Birchwood | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist The Birchwood

“Our first impression was extremely positive. We immediately loved the atmosphere, look, and location! It definitely met our requirements of timeless and elegance. We realized that we could utilize multiple floors, including their wrap-around porch, cocktail areas, and rooftop bar.”

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Shannon & Michael | Elegegant Blush Pink and Gray Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The BirchwoodHotel Ballroom First Dance Portrait, Bride in Lace Sleeve David's Bridal Dress | Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue The Birchwood

“We wanted convenience, location, good bones (with the interior and exterior), outdoor ceremony options, and great food! I loved the beautiful interior of The Birchwood: the crown molding, light bulb chandeliers, and waterfront balcony view! The staff is also incredibly kind and very attentive. The easy win factor for this venue is hands down the food.”

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Haele & Tyler | Elegent Copper and White Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | The Birchwood

Ballroom Wedding Reception Feastign Table with Greenery Garland and Clear Glass Floating Votive Candle Holders and Chandelier | Downtown St Pete Historic Boutique Hotel Wedding Venue The BIrchwood

“Of course, price was our first deciding factor. After that, we just wanted the most beautiful space for our money! Ironically, I always said no hotel ballrooms! But when I walked into The Birchwood’sfourth floor ballroom, it was so stunning! The décor was so elegant and the beautiful built-in bar was a definite plus, but the huge windows overlooking Beach Drive and the Vinoy Yacht Basin really sold us. It was the perfect spot to satisfy our wish of being on the water and feeling open and airy, while still hosting in an elegant atmosphere. We also hosted cocktail hour downstairs in a private space at the Birch and Vine Restaurant, and invited people up to The Canopy Rooftop bar after for drinks. Our dads were the last ones to leave and didn’t want the party to end!”

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Noelle & Nick | White Vintage Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Hotel Ballroom Indoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Downtown St. Pete Hotel Wedding Venue The Birchwood

“What first stood out to us about the venue was how stunning the ballroom was! The Birchwood was done so beautifully that I decided to keep centerpieces and decorations minimal to really enjoy the beauty of the space. The functionality of the space was also a huge draw for us; we held our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in the ballroom and ballroom foyer, which worked perfectly for us and our 70 guests. We also love downtown St. Pete, and we had a really wonderful view of the water and the rest of downtown from the ballroom. The Birchwood was also extremely affordable in comparison to other all-inclusive venues that we looked into. Overall, we had a really wonderful experience with everyone at The Birchwood; they were quick to respond to calls and emails, and were accommodating to everything we needed!”

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Rachel & Jeremy | Nature Inspired Greenery Filled Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | The Birchwood

Outdoor First Look Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding Venue The Birchwood

“My parents are the owners of The Birchwood, and it was really important to me to have our reception there. Even though The Birchwood is my family’s business, I hadn’t experienced the venue’s service as a bride. The sales manager, Mary Barnett, helped us create an ideal floor plan for our guest count, choose our food choices and drink tier and worked with my wedding planner on an emergency plan B for the rainy day. She also kept in touch with me through the weeks leading up to the big day to assure that all details went smoothly, and the vendors were all up to date on everything. I will never forget the moment I stepped in the ballroom and saw everything put together. The flowers, table linens, place settings, lighting, and details were exquisite. We received multiple compliments from our guests about the food (the bone-in filet was to die for) and the drinks, particularly the wine (which Dennis, the in-house sommelier helped us pair with dinner!). The service and experience the Birchwood provided was above and beyond our expectations.”

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Madison & Kyle | Blush Pink and Gold Garden Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding

Blush Pink and Gold Wedding Reception Table Decor with Rose and White Hydrangea with Greenery Small Centerpiece in Antique GOld Vase with Gold Mercury Candle Votives and Stylish Gold Table Number | Downtown St Pete Boutique Hotel Wedding Venue The Birchwood

“We looked for a venue where you could do a cocktail hour separate from the reception, somewhat of a water view, newer, walking distance to hotels and where drinks and food was catered from within. The price at The Birchwood was much better compared to a lot of other hotels. The food was very good, the open bar was a fair price and the ballroom with the balcony off of it, you can’t beat it!”

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Lindsay & Daniel | Natural Organic St. Petersburg Vegan Wedding | The Birchwood

Natural Organic Wedding Reception Sweetheart Bride and Groom Table with Stylish Gold Mr and Mrs Letters, Herbs Growing in Ceramic Pots, Greenery and Silver Pillar Candle Table Decor, and White Birch Tree and Branches with String Lights Arch | Downtown St Pete Hotel Wedding Venue The Birchwood

“We knew that we wanted something classic and elegant, and The Birchwood definitely delivered. From day one, everyone we worked with was extremely responsive and flexible. We wanted our entire wedding to be vegan, and all of the staff at The Birchwooddidn’t even bat an eye! The banquet chef was open to creating a plant based menu, and he was genuinely excited about it. The whole staff had such a great attitude about it. This was absolutely not the case with any other venue or catering company we talked to.

We also loved the elegant ballroom and the rooftop canopy bar, with breathtaking sunset views of the marina and the St. Petersburg skyline. We wanted our ceremony to take place in nature, so we were pleased that The Birchwood is right across the street from a pretty park and the water. The bridal suite was gorgeous, and they delivered a nice plate of our appetizers and mojitos to us during our cocktail hour so that we could have a moment alone before making a grand entrance to our reception. When we walked into our reception, it was more than we ever could have hoped for! The sweetheart table they set up for us was so beautiful, and there were many little touches that we never would have thought of that pulled everything together perfectly. Our wedding guests were raving about the food, and they were surprised that eating an all plant-based meal could taste so good! At the end of the night, a few of us went up to The Canopy rooftop bar and enjoyed a few drinks and some cupcakes in a cabana. When we returned to the bridal suite, a bottle of champagne was waiting. It was all so magical. The Birchwood staff thought of every little detail, and worked very hard to make our day as special as possible. Every step of the way, we knew that we had chosen the right venue.”

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Katie & Kjel | Rose Gold and Blush Pink DOwntown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Bride and Groom Portrait at Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue The Birchwood | Tampa Bay Wedding

“We wanted a venue that was convenient for our family, since we have a few family members with limited mobility. The Birchwood had everything all in one location (a restaurant, hotel, ballroom and after party), and we could get married outside, which was one of the main things we looked for in a venue. The people we worked with at The Birchwood were phenomenal! You could tell they were very experienced with big events and weddings because they were organized and full of helpful hints and tips for us. The food was unbelievable too and everything was served quickly and hot! The bartenders and wait staff were all friendly and helpful too. They did an amazing job.”

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Carrie & Jason | Glamorous Nautical Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Bride and Groom First Dance | Downtown St. Pete Hotel Wedding Venue The Birchwood| St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

“I love everything about the Birchwood: the food, the Prosecco glasses, the staff, the managers and the view! The Birchwood tops all other downtown St. Pete venues because it’s just cool, elegant yet sexy, fresh and the food is delicious! Their ballroom is gorgeous, and the hotel itself is amazing to stay at and get ready in! Much of the décor lends itself to amazing pictures too. We had a black-tie cocktail hour and reception at The Canopy rooftop and The Birchwood Grand Ballroom. We wanted it high-class, yet nautical and glamorous, and we feel like we nailed it! The Birchwood offers the best views of downtown ever! What more could we have asked for?! Amazing!”

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Carli & Mike | Romantic Blush Champagne and Blue Downtown St. Pete WEdding | The Birchwood

Romantic, Ivory, Blush and Gold Wedding Ceremony Ideas and Inspiration with Rustic Arch with Blush and Ivory Flowers | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue The Birchwood | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

“We wanted a unique venue, water views, and good food. We found all of that at The Birchwood. I loved the look, the rooftop space for cocktail hour and the fact that we would be the only wedding there that weekend. Their service was incredible. They made planning process as easy as possible, the food was incredible, and the hotel stay was wonderful for all of our guests. We also wanted the wedding to feel intimate; being a boutique hotel with only 18 rooms, our friends and family pretty much had the hotel to ourselves which was so much fun! Having the wedding at The Birchwood gave some great options for places for our guests to stay while being surrounded by great restaurants, museums, and shopping.”

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Barbara & Toni | Champagne, Gold Ivory Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Indoor St. Pete Wedding Ceremony | Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue The Birchwood

“The feel of our reception was most important to us: the music, lighting, location, great cocktail hour on the roof and beautiful custom altar, it needed to feel like a fairytale. Every person that we know has told us that they have never been to such an incredible wedding.”

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