Downtown St. Pete – Inspired by the 1920’s glam era, The Grand Ballroom at The Birchwood is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch. The Ballroom features both indoor and outdoor celebration space with breathtaking views of Tampa Bay, Beach Drive and the amazing Downtown St. Petersburg Skyline. Our team of professionals will help to keep the wedding planning FUN and our talented Chef’s will create a top notch culinary experience for you and your guests!
340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Grand Ballroom: “Say ‘I Do’ with a View!” Ceremonies are held within the east wing of our Grand Ballroom, while overlooking North Straub Park, the waters of Tampa Bay and Beach Drive.
Ceremonies Include: Gold Banquet Chairs, 8’ Birchwood Decorative Pillars, Ceremony Pipe and Drape & Private Champagne Toast for Bride & Groom
- Up to 120 guests for Ceremony, combined with a Reception.
- For couples with guest counts higher than 120, a list of local off-site ceremony recommendations will be provided.
The Cocktail Hour:
Guests can enjoy their cocktail hour all within the Grand Ballroom, utilizing our welcome foyer, main Ballroom and two private outdoor terraces. We also offer an upgraded semi-private Canopy Rooftop cocktail hour, where wedding guests can enjoy the cabanas, outdoor living room area, waterfront glass look-out area and their own private Satellite bar.
The Grand Ballroom features a vintage glam, coupled with a simple elegance that is the perfect palate for any wedding day celebration. Located just one level below our iconic Canopy Rooftop, the Grand Ballroom can accommodate weddings, rehearsal dinners, post wedding brunches and other celebrations with up to 200 guests. The Grand Ballroom includes exclusive use of our welcome foyer, custom built-in bar, private restroom suites and two outdoor balconies with panoramic views of the downtown St. Petersburg Beach Drive area.
- 200 seated dinner/ 250+ Standing Reception Style
Wedding Receptions Include:
• Exclusive Use of 4th Floor Grand Ballroom, Grand Foyer, Private Restroom Suites and Two Outdoor Balconies
• Five Hours Event Time
• Four Hours Prior to Event Start for Vendor Access & Setup
• Full Catering Kitchen w/ Dedicated Banquet Chef & Banquet Staff
• Balcony Patio Lounge Furniture
• Custom Built-In Bar
• All 72” Round Tables, 60” Round Tables, 6’ Banquet Tables, 8’ Banquet Tables for Guest Seating, DJ Table, Gift Table, Welcome Table, Favors, etc.
• 48” Round Cake Table
• White, Black or Ivory Floor-length Linen for Banquet Tables
• Black or White Linen Napkins
• All Plate Ware, Glassware, Flatware and Service Ware
• Private Welcome Signage
• Complimentary Wedding Tasting for Up to 6 Guests Prior to Wedding Date
• Complimentary Service Staff for First 75 Guests
• Complimentary Bartender for First 75 Guests
• Bridal Suite Discount Program
Savings Tip: Reduced food/beverage minimums available for Sunday-Thursday celebrations!
Featured The Birchwood Weddings:
- 2018 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award Winner
- 2019 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award Winner
The Birchwood Reviews From Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
“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 Birchwood didn’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. Our wedding guests were raving about the food, and they were surprised that eating an all plant-based meal could taste so good!” -Lindsay and Daniel | Natural, Organic The Birchwood 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! They did an amazing job.” -Katie and Kjel | Rose Gold and Blush Pink The Birchwood Wedding
“We wanted to do something different that we could own and feel like it was one-of-a-kind. 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! The venue offers the best views of downtown ever!” -Carrie and Jason | Glamorous Nautical The Birchwood Wedding
Meet the Event Sales Manager:
Mary Barnett is a true Florida native and lover of all things rosé! She has been working within the weddings/event industry for over 10 years. Mary loves helping couples find their wedding day venue!! It is such a BIG and EXCITING step in the planning process, and such an honor for her to be a part of it all! Email Mary Barnett or call 727-317-2841.
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