Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we’ve personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay’s most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren’t created by fake accounts.

  • This was a destination wedding for most of our guests, so it was really important that we had a venue that could host both the ceremony and reception so that we didn’t have to travel around all day. I have always loved the idea of getting married near a beach but didn’t want to walk down the aisle in the sand, so the 16th-floor terrace at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach with a breathtaking view was a perfect find.

    The terrace is absolutely breathtaking, the 8th-floor pool looked like a perfect location to host a post-wedding pool party, the room rates were reasonable, and the hotel itself was stunning! We truly feel like we could not have picked a better venue.

    We still have guests raving about their stay at the Hyatt and how amazing the staff was! Their service was top-notch. Throughout the entire planning process, Lizzie was my go-to gal! She never left me stranded on any questions I had and was such a dream to work with! She’s the best and made everything so easy when I was living so far away from our venue!

    – Alyssa and Zach |
  • We wanted a beach wedding, so our main focus was finding a venue that was right on the Gulf of Mexico. We wanted to see the beautiful views of the water and beach. My mom and I came across the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach online, and we were blown away. When we saw the pictures of the breathtaking views of the Sky Terrace and the wall of glass windows in the Bellair Room, we had a gut feeling that this was the one.

    What sealed the deal was when we had a conference call with the Senior Event Sales Manager, Lindsey Sikes; it felt like we had known her forever. She answered all of our questions and explained everything in great detail. Even though we never saw the venue or saw Lindsey and her team in person, we knew that the Hyatt Clearwater Beach was our venue. It checked all the boxes: unbelievable food and beverage package, breathtaking Gulf of Mexico views, room block for our guests, amazing amenities and facilities, and most importantly, an amazing team.

    The most important elements were food, alcohol, and music. We have been to a lot of weddings over the years, and those were the biggest elements we noticed and remembered most. When we were reading reviews from prior couples and talking to Lizzie and her team, they reassured us that the food and alcohol were one of their top priorities, too. When we went to our food testing in January, we were completely blown away by the portion size of our plated meals and how delicious the food was. To this day, people still keep telling us that we had the biggest portions and the best food they ever had at a wedding.

    When we came down in January to do our food testing, I met Lizzie for the first time. We felt that we knew Lizzie forever and that she had our best interests at heart. Lizzie’s attention to detail was unbelievable. She remembered that my mom loved ranch dressing, and they brought out ranch just for my mom! It’s the little details like this that we will always remember. Lizzie and her assistant Cassie went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect. We highly recommend the Hyatt, and we will be going back to visit for years to come!

    – Stephanie and Austin |
  • We chose to get married in Clearwater for the beautiful ocean views. The sunset and the culinary experience were two important elements to us, and the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach offered both of those! We chose the venue for the beautiful views, food, and excellent service, especially the wedding coordinator Lizzie. The Hyatt did an overall excellent job!

    – Krissy and Amir |
  • “As soon as I saw the Sky Terrace at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach, my jaw dropped, and I knew this was it! It was the perfect mix of outdoor elements with a private area where we wouldn’t be disturbed mid-ceremony. The views were amazing and our out-of-town guests thought they were phenomenal! We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony backdrop. I met Lindsey [of the Hyatt] and immediately clicked with her. Every question I asked, she seemed to have the perfect answer to. She was genuine, honest, knowledgeable, professional, reassuring and made herself readily available as I planned from a distance. Every single person involved at the Hyatt really went above and beyond and didn’t make me feel like they were going out of their way to do so. I would choose the Hyatt ten times over again.”

    – Victoria and Chris |
  • “The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach was just perfect. The ceremony was on the terrace looking out over the water and cocktail/reception downstairs in a room facing the beach. No sand in my shoes with the same view! The sales team was always willing to answer 1,000,000 emails and probably answered the same question three times without hesitation.Their event staff is so helpful from pre-booking, until well after the event.  We have booked the Hyatt for several upcoming functions at my job as a result of my stellar wedding experience there.”

    – Maggie and Mike |
  • “Our biggest desire was to have a reception space that had a lot of natural light and beautiful views through large windows. We really wanted to have a space that was very open, well thought out and felt very light and airy. As much as we love the outdoors, a June wedding in Florida does not welcome convenience for an outdoor wedding, which is what we had originally wanted. As we began our search for an indoor reception space, we were really hoping to find one that welcomed the natural beauty of the outdoors.

    We chose the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach because of the beautifully well thought out reception space and the wonderful service. I immediately knew it was the space we had been looking for as soon as I walked in, and I felt so encouraged by the staff. Everything about their service was spectacular: from the tastings to the reception, they only ever showed us kindness, thoughtfulness and a willingness to make our wedding day dreams attainable.”

    – Caroline and Jimmy |
  • “I wanted a wedding venue that was more that just a room to rent. It was important that we were offered catering, bar services, cake, tables, chairs, candles, linens, etc. Ultimately, it’s fewer vendors that you have to hire. While we still hired other vendors, it was comforting to know we had some accommodations offered by our venue if we chose to use them.

    I was desperate to find a rooftop terrace that had the incredible views of a beach wedding without my guests being in the sand. The Sky Terrace at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach was absolutely breathtaking! A private ceremony was extremely important to me. With the Sky Terrace we really had the best of both worlds! I cannot say enough about the service we received at the Hyatt. They really went above and beyond. I am not kidding when I say everything went perfectly! The coordinators at the Hyatt are truly the reason why I was so cool, calm and collected on our wedding day. Our guests continue to rave about their experience at our wedding.”

    – Allison and Chris |
  • “We wanted our wedding venue to be a one-stop shop. It was very important to us that our venue was a resort, like hotel. The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach was just that for us. Their staff was phenomenal, their hotel is beautiful and the ballroom was the perfect size. We did not want a ballroom that was too large or overstated. Roseli and Lindsay’s team are top notch; They answered all my questions, and helped me through the entire process. We were there for almost a week and they made us feel like family.

    We ultimately fell in love with the Sky Terrace. it gave us a beautiful view of the ocean, with a nice breeze, and was the perfect place for our ceremony. The entire experience was exactly what we were looking for. My husband and I are so thankful that we picked the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach for our wedding venue.”

    – Chelsey and Donald |
  • “Out of all the venues we saw, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach checked off each item on our wish list. Their hotel is so beautiful, and their service is absolutely outstanding. Roseli, Lindsey, and Danielle were so attentive and responsive, especially when I had a million questions that popped up a few weeks before our big day. I couldn’t have asked for a better staff to work with!”

    – Brittany and LJ |
  • “We chose the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach because they checked every box that I listed above and more! The service was INCREDIBLE! Guests are still raving about how amazing the venue was. From the initial tour of the venue, to the food tasting, to my hundreds of random email questions to the coordinator at all hours of the night, they were amazing. They made us feel so special all day and took extra attention to Eli and I the entire night. Roseli and Danielle at the Hyatt exceeded my expectations. They were so responsive throughout the whole planning process and helpful. They both kept everything on track, from the rehearsal on, and everything went so smoothly. Roseli genuinely cared and went above and beyond to make my vision come to life. The two of them, the banquet captain and all the servers provided top notch service to us and all of our guests, such as picking sand spurs from my dress after we had our pictures taken on the beach, without hesitation.”

    – Nicole and Eli |
  • “We wanted a venue that our guests would enjoy since they were flying all the way to Florida. We wanted a venue with a view of the Gulf, stellar reviews for customer service, and a wedding menu that was both unique and delicious. The Hyatt Regency provided all of this and more. The sky terrace was perfect because it has breathtaking 360 degree views of the gulf and the bay. The wedding buffet we ended up with was exceptional; I wished I had worn a more spacious wedding dress during dinner.”

    – Gina and Danny |
  • “We chose the Hyatt, specifically the sky terrace because it encompassed everything I didn’t know I wanted in a venue. I knew that I wanted intimate and private, but that was it. The sky terrace provided just that and added so much more to our list of ‘wants’ than we could have ever imagined. During our search for a venue, it was most important to find somewhere that was very organized since we’re not micro-managers. We needed to trust that they had everything under control because we didn’t plan to oversee closely since we wanted to enjoy the little things instead. We let Roseli, the event planner at the Hyatt, do her job and she exceeded our expectations!”

    – Christie and Krissy |
  • “The Hyatt offered absolutely stunning views overlooking the beach from a high level, which was exactly what we were looking for to capture our vision. The service was absolutely excellent. Their wedding coordinator was on par with mine and truly made my event memorable!”

    – Sarika and Shivan |
  • “We chose the Hyatt because they checked everything off our list that we were looking for and were within budget. The service was absolutely incredible! I can’t say enough great things about the teams we worked with. They provided a weekend cell phone number to text or call if we needed anything and even helped plan our rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. All of our guests continuously told us how impressed they were with the resort staff for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding!”

    – Brittany and Brian |
  • “I probably toured 25 different venues between Sarasota, Tampa, Clearwater, and Orlando. The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach was actually the second venue I toured, and I fell in love but the backup weather space wasn’t ideal so we took it off the list. I still loved the venue, so I emailed the coordinators and asked if they had any other ideas. They gave me a perfect backup so we booked that day.”

    – Jessica and Trenton |
  • “We chose the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach for many reasons. From the gorgeous building and location to the venue’s reputation for excellent service, food, and the depth of in-house services, our minds were made up. The on-site coordinators Lindsey and Roseli were absolutely amazing! They helped make our decision final because of how great they made the experience. Every aspect with them was made easy. They genuinely cared about our thoughts and requests and put their all into making sure our wedding day was perfect! The service was top-notch! My husband and I are still receiving endless compliments from our guests regarding our wedding day and the impeccable service provided by the Hyatt staff.”

    – Amelia and Nathan |
  • “A beautiful beach view. We chose the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach because of the beach view the venue offered. The service was impeccable, it was everything we had hoped for.”

    – Ashley and Armando |
  • “When it came down to choosing from the large selection of hotels on Clearwater Beach, the Hyatt won us over with their private rooftop terrace, cocktail area, and reception hall. We loved the idea of not having our guests have to walk through sand, but also have a beautiful view of the beach as our backdrop. It was important that our ceremony had a private and intimate feel, and the Hyatt seemed to check all of these boxes. We found their service to be exceptional as well. We worked with Roseli and communicated with her directly throughout the year when planning our wedding. She ensured all of our questions were answered and set up our reception area beautifully with any extra decorations we had brought to her (place settings, name cards, welcome sign, etc).”

    – Sarah and Alex |
  • We both knew we wanted a destination wedding. We decided on Clearwater Beach because Meera had been living there for her residency program, and we both fell in love with the area. This location was the best of both worlds, being very accessible for us so we could plan more easily while also being a destination for the vast majority of our guests. Once we decided on Clearwater Beach as our location, we searched for a venue with a tropical feel that would allow us to have an outdoor ceremony. As it was a destination wedding, we planned all of our functions at the same venue to keep things simple for our guests. We immediately fell in love with the Sky Terrace on the 16th floor at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa because it provided beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico without our guests having to deal with the sand while dressed in their finery. There was an abundance of natural beauty surrounding us, which made it easier for us to decorate the venue.

    – Meera and Mickey |
  • We wanted something close to the beach that had amazing views. We initially wanted to get married outside but didn’t want to have to deal with the sand at the beach.

    We did not go see the venue before we booked it, so we went off of online reviews and pictures. The views looked amazing and the Sky Terrace was the winning point. However, with having to change our date from March to August, we ended up getting married inside due to the heat and the fact that it rained. We couldn’t be happier with their service and flexibility. The Hyatt and all the vendors were very understanding and accommodating. We cannot say enough good things about the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach!

    – Aimee and William |
  • I wanted a beach view without being directly on the beach. Sunset views and the sunset are my favorite things. A view of the water from the reception hall, great food, a venue that was easy to work with and communicate with, and one that I know could make for beautiful pictures.

    I knew well before I was even engaged that I wanted the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach to be the venue. We stayed out there a couple of years prior, and that is when I knew that would be it. I actually did not even look at any other venues because I was set on the Hyatt. From the first meeting where we were able to tour the venue and chose our date, the service was great. Throughout the process, they were always very prompt in answering any questions or concerns I had. The food tasting was fantastic, and the chef even came to introduce himself. On the day of the rehearsal, they were very helpful and attentive. They came and picked up all of the wedding items we had and stored them, so we did not have to worry about it on the day of the wedding. Kayla made herself very available for any questions, concerns, or services I may need. On the day of the wedding, I did not have to worry about a single thing between having my wedding planner and Kayla at the Hyatt. I was able to stay in the moment and not stress at all. Everything went perfectly, and it was exactly how I envisioned it.

    – Erica and Tom |
  • We wanted to have the ceremony and reception at the same place, and we wanted the venue to have in-house catering to make things easier. However, what was really important was for the venue to be close to the beach and be a place where everyone would enjoy going.

    The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach had everything we were looking for, and I could just picture us getting married there. Their service was outstanding. Their staff is friendly and always ready to help. I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience.

    – Jennie and Jay |
  • We knew we wanted our reception to be at a resort, as we love the resort feel and the amenities they offer. We desired a reception venue that had a quality reputation with a positive atmosphere. We wanted a space that didn’t just have four walls and felt like a box. We wanted to find a space that was indoors but felt open and impactful, with outdoor options furthermore.

    We had always loved the iconic pink Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach as we have spent many weekends there, so when we toured the resort’s Belleair room, we instantly fell in love. The Belleair room was open, newly renovated, and had a spectacular view of the beach as well as the sunset. The Hyatt Clearwater just felt classic and timeless in our minds. Their service was impeccable and attentive, and they didn’t miss a thing; my husband and I were catered to from start to finish. I can’t say enough good things about Kayla Seager their event coordinator, she was absolutely amazing. She answered over 500 emails and made sure every detail was accounted for.

    – Priscilla and Josh |
  • When I was looking for a venue, I was looking for a nice view for the ceremony and reception as well as a nice backup room just in case it rained. I also wanted to make sure the hotel rooms were nice and updated since we were all coming in from Illinois. We focused on the service and food at our venue because, at the end of the day, no one really pays attention to the wedding decor.

    I chose the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach because of how good my tour went. They ran through everything with me, showed me all of the room options, went through different packages, etc., and the views and resort itself are beautiful! It also is a great venue because there’s so much to do on Clearwater Beach.

    The Hyatt was a ten out of ten! I still get compliments about the resort and how good the food was at our wedding. Everything turned out perfect. I highly recommend the Hyatt if you want to be close to the beach. Our ceremony was on the beach, cocktail hour was on the eighth floor, and then we did the reception on the 16th floor. The views and the resort are beautiful, and we had the best experience. I can’t recommend it enough!”

    – Kelly and John |