We wanted a venue that matched our style, which we were learning towards a modern industrial look. I was really inspired by the brick walls in the Florida ballroom.
We chose Red Mesa Events because it was everything we were looking for in a venue and more. I really wanted an outdoor ceremony space with an indoor reception. We loved that the venue had separate ceremony and reception spaces and even included a rain plan that, thankfully, we didn’t need to use.
We were also looking for a venue that was more of a one-stop shop, a place where we didn’t have to look for multiple vendors for bar, catering, and rentals. They have their own in-house bar and catering and the most beautiful chairs, linens, and tableware that are ready for use. Leigh and the Red Mesa team were very communicative and answered my billion and one questions leading up to the day.
They were very accommodating in terms of the catering. My mom has a severe latex allergy, and they made sure that there were no latex gloves handling food. I also had a few vegan plates, and my vegan guests raved about how delicious their meal was.
I used to work in the hotel industry so we wanted something a little more unique than your average ballroom. Since we were also hoping to have our ceremony and reception in the same place, a venue with multiple options was also important. And, of course, a venue that was pet-friendly!
I looked at a number of venues but after visiting Red Mesa Events, nowhere else even compared. Leigh Wilson-Arwood was not the original Events Director I booked with, but I could not have been more grateful that she was the one there on our wedding day. Leigh has a ton of experience and a great eye for detail, so when I walked into the ballroom for the first time, I was completely blown away. She took my vision and brought it to life tenfold. Everything from the food to the service was excellent, and our guests are still raving about how fantastic our wedding was! We also knew that we wanted to continue celebrating even after the reception so the fact that Red Mesa is walking distance to some great nightlife was definitely a plus.
We wanted the ceremony and reception to be at the same location. It also needed to blow us away and not break the bank. We loved the rooftop and the reception area at Red Mesa Events. It was exactly what we were looking for.
Red Mesa was the perfect space for us, we were drawn to the history and the beauty of the building. Our sunset ceremony and cocktail hour were held on the De Santo Rooftop, which overlooked downtown St. Pete. The atmosphere added romance and sophistication, not to mention the great photo opportunities! Our reception was held at the La Florida Ballroom. The details of the design make for a cozy, yet formal setting. Upon entering the room you can't help but fall in love with the exposed brick and beautiful warm lighting.
Our service from beginning to end was fantastic. Red Mesa was very easy to work with; they had everything at their fingertips and ready to assist. It's no wonder they are known for throwing it down in the kitchen; we were very happy with our food and so were our guests. Overall our experience with Red Mesa was top notch!
Our must-haves were being outdoors (preferably a rooftop) and the venue being cost-efficient with either all-inclusive or partially-inclusive packages.
We chose Red Mesa Events for so many reasons! For starters, their eclectic rooftop. This was such a big part in achieving the atmosphere we wanted for our wedding.
While Brendan’s love language is food in general, mine happens to be Mexican-style food, and theirs is amazing! They also offer inclusive packages that reduce costs and unnecessary wedding planning stress. They checked all our must-have boxes and then some. A bonus is their amazing service and hospitality! A majority of our vendors were recommended by Leigh Wilson, the Red Mesa Events coordinator.
My husband and I knew we wanted to get married by the water, so I only looked at venues in areas that were near the water. In addition, I wanted an elegant space with natural lighting, and once I stepped into the ballroom at Red Mesa Events, I knew it was the one!
Value was very important to us as we didn't have a lot of money to spend.
Red Mesa Events provided excellent cost-to-value by providing not only a beautiful downtown space for a ceremony but a convenient and air-conditioned reception area as well.
The size was important because we weren’t having a large party and wanted to feel like we filled the space. And, location. We wanted something in the DTSP area.