St. Pete Beach – Palm trees, tropical flowers, sugar-fine sand, and uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico make the iconic Don CeSar Hotel a welcoming destination. Layer in the luxurious accommodations and world-class Spa Oceana and it’s no surprise why many couples choose to get married here and then stay for their honeymoon. With roots to 1928, the landmark hotel is lovingly referred to as the Pink Palace. A palace, indeed, it is well known for its amenities and level of service. And of course the couple—and family and friends—will forever connect the joyous occasion with the world-class setting. Many couples like to take advantage of multiple entertainment venues throughout the property, including exchanging vows in the courtyard or on the beach, and then making their way to one of the hotel’s many scenic reception locations—indoors or out.
Outdoor Ceremony/Reception Space: Yes
On-site Catering: Yes
Off-site Catering: No
Extra special touches:
MARRY ME COCKTAILS
Offer your guests a personalized Marry Me Cocktail. Create your story and it will be displayed at your event for all to see. Create your own cocktail or our Mixologist will be happy to create one for you.
ON-SITE DECOR & COORDINATION COMPANY
Located onsite at The Don CeSar Hotel, Cheers! Events is a full-service event planner for wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Their services include décor, table designs, specialty dance floors, as well as event management options from day of coordination to full-scale start-to-finish planning and vendor selection. Working closely with your wedding specialist at the hotel, Cheers! Events ensures a seamless event experience for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
CARTER’S FLORAL AND WEDDING DÉCOR
The Don CeSar’s preferred florist. Carter’s provides the highest quality of personalized service, florals, and the most imaginative and creative designs. At Carter’s, they’re not just flowers. Your floral and wedding décor will truly stand out from the crowd.
In addition to our expert staff and on-site services, The Don CeSar offers a wide variety of preferred professionals in the areas of Event Décor & Design, Favors & Gift Baskets, Florists, Linens & Chair Covers, Music, Officiants, Photography, Photo Booths, Rental Equipment, Stationery & Invitations, and Videography. These industry professionals are superior in their field and have been hand-selected to complement and enhance your occasion with us.
The Don CeSar boasts a variety of locations and menu options to ensure the perfect start to your wedding weekend. From a beachside barbecue to an extravagant seafood buffet, we are sure to have something to fit your needs.
BRIDAL PARTY PREPARATION
Don’t forget to eat during the final preparation for your big moment! Choose from a classic Continental Breakfast (with Mimosas, naturally), a Bridal Tea, Wine & Cheese or a special menu of beers and snacks “For the Boys.”
At the end of the weekend, a farewell brunch is a great way to wind down and exchange final goodbyes before leaving on your honeymoon. Newlyweds can take this chance to thank their guests and spend a bit more time with loved ones.
WEDDING SERVICES FROM SPA OCEANA
Spa Oceana provides you and your guests with a peaceful oceanfront getaway. Our 11,000-square-foot spa and salon featuring 16 treatment rooms and deluxe couples treatment rooms to keep you feeling relaxed on your special day. Offering everything from bridal make-up to manicures and pedicures to relaxing massages, Spa Oceana can help prepare you and your bridal party for your special day.
What makes our wedding venue unique: The Don CeSar Hotel, known affectionately as the Pink Palace, offers a storied past, beautiful architecture, striking color, and grandeur. The Don CeSar is an outstanding wedding venue because it exudes a class meets comfort vibe. We offer eight venue options, indoor and outdoor, with sweeping Gulf views. Couples often choose to make their wedding a multi-day event, hosting their rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, and farewell brunch all at the hotel. Our beachfront ceremony location is ideal for couples looking to say their vows with toes in the sand and a gorgeous Gulf of Mexico sunset in the background. Additionally, we have a private Wedding Courtyard, giving couples the versatility of being married beachfront, but the Bride will still be able to wear her stilettos!
Featured Don CeSar Weddings on Marry Me Tampa Bay:
Don CeSar Reviews From Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
“We decided on The Don CeSar because I grew up telling my dad that I was going to get married there. I wanted to be a princess with a big dress and pink shoes. Luckily I was able to live out those childhood dreams with my prince! The Don is a beautiful, classy, and historic building; it’s the closest thing to a castle that we have in St. Petersburg.” -Emily and Steven | Navy and Pink Romantic Don CeSar Wedding
“The Don CeSar had everything I was looking for in a venue. It has the iconic old world glamour I wanted, matched with being on the beach that made it the perfect fit for both of us. We couldn’t have been happier with their service. The entire staff went above and beyond to make our guests stays and our wedding wonderful.” -Chaya and Michael | Glamorous Champagne and Burgundy Don CeSar Wedding
“We wanted a wedding with the beach incorporated somehow and a place we could go back to and enjoy for many years to come. It was also important when having an outside wedding, with the unpredictable Florida weather, to make sure we also liked the weather back-up room just in case it was needed. The Don CeSar is such a historic location and was perfect because the gorgeous courtyard was the happy medium to provide us with that outdoor, beach-y feel without being on the actual beach. I also fell in love with the terrace on the fifth floor which was where we had cocktail hour, as well as the two levels of the Grand Ballroom where we had our reception.” -Deviney and Brett | Romantic Blush Pink, Gold and Ivory Don CeSar Wedding
“The Don CeSar was the first place we looked at outside of Sarasota, and as soon as I saw it I just knew it was the place. The Don has beach access, is beautiful, close to the airport, is resort style with no need to rent a car and is an amazing New Year’s Eve party for those who stayed the weekend! It was perfect!” -Tiffany and Thomas | 1920’s Inspired Glamorous Don CeSar Wedding
“We chose The Don CeSar because it reminded us of our art deco theme, and it’s just a gorgeous building. I wanted a space that was glamorous on its own and didn’t need too many decorations to be beautiful. The Don has so many different rooms where we could host the rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch. The events manager was a dream to work with. She was so sweet and very easy to get a hold of. She did everything she could to make our day special.” -Alessandra and Bryan | Great Gatsby Inspired Blush Pink, Mint and Gold Don CeSar Wedding