Hilton Carillon Park is a hotel wedding venue located on Lake Carillon Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg, Florida. Situated within walking distance of upscale St. Pete restaurants, white sand beaches, and Tampa Bay, this resort is an ideal location for scenic Florida weddings. With large and flexible event spaces, this elegant and all-inclusive hotel can be configured to mesmerize your guests with the nuptials of your dreams.
Facilities and Capacity
Hilton Carillon Park has 23 banquet halls and meeting rooms that are available for celebrations of all styles and sizes. The largest of these is the Picasso Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 700 people. For more intimate soirees, the smaller Van Gogh Room is at your disposal, or you can utilize the patio. This tiled verandah overlooks the Nature Preserve and is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and enjoying cocktails with loved ones late into the night. The venue also features numerous photography opportunities for you and the wedding party, including in front of the entry fountain and the Carillon Bell Tower. Here, you can wander through meandering stone paths and pass under the lush tropical flora. These picturesque spots create an atmosphere of old world charm and are beautiful backdrops to your momentous occasion.
Rental of Hilton Carillon Park comes with a dance floor, votive candles, linens, tables, chairs, and more. The staff will also work closely with you to bring your vision to life and take care of all the details. Fully customizable in-house catering is provided by Luna Bar and Restaurant, the hotel eatery that serves locally-sourced fare. You and your guests can also stay overnight in tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which can be booked in blocks for your convenience. During your stay, enjoy room service, an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness center, a billiards room, and access to the iconic sights of Tampa Bay. Pets are also welcome, ensuring that even your furry friends won’t miss out on the biggest day of your life.
21 Reviews for Hilton Carillon Park
Recommended by 98% of couples
Lauren · Married on 12/22/2018
I found the Hilton Carillon Park through my hairdresser that got married there last year, and I am so happy that I did. The hotel is beautiful! There are so many neat places to take pictures... the fountains (especially the front fountain/walkway at night), around the lake, and in the bar. It's tucked away and quiet because most of their business is during the week for corporate travellers and meetings. Even though there was another wedding there earlier in the day, I felt like the whole day was about me. Some of the other hotels in the area have 6 weddings in one day, many going on at the same time, but it was nothing like that at the Hilton Carillon Park. The outside patio where we had the ceremony was beautiful as well.Sent on 10/31/2012
Wendy Baratta, the coordinator, was amazing! I sent her so many e-mails, many asking her things I knew I already had in the past ("bride brain"), and she was so quick to respond back. She kept me on track throughout the planning process and was able to recommend some vendors for me. She also has a good reputation with the Tampa area wedding vendors. Many that I talked to knew who she was when I mentioned the Hilton Carillon Park and had great things to say about her. Wendy is also the day of coordinator, which was a huge help! I know I was a bit anal about how my place cards table, guest book table, etc were set up, but everything was perfect! She was there during the entire wedding and reception which also gave me peace of mind, though everything went off without a hitch!
The food was great at the wedding. Many of our guests told me that after the wedding, which was a surprise since typically banquet food isn't anything to rave about. And the portions were huge! Although we were not present during the cocktail hour, I heard great things about the food displays and passed hors d'oeuvres. We also had a good-bye breakfast at the hotel restaurant the following morning and the breakfast buffet was excellent!
Jessica · Married on 02/13/2015
I had my dream wedding at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park and it was all thanks to my wonderful wedding coordinator Wendy Baratta! I cannot even begin to pick what my favorite part about getting married here was. First, it was all-inclusive that made all the planning far less stressful. I didn't have to worry about finding a caterer, bartender, tables, chairs, linens, placeware, centerpieces, someone to remove the garbage and clean up afterwards (which I would not have even thought about on my own), etc.. There was a beautiful outdoor patio for the reception (and a backup ballroom in case of poor weather), that was wonderfully decorated with gorgeous trees and flowers, and a wonderfully elegant fountain. And the indoors were incredible! I had absolutely zero decorating to do. All of the beautiful designwork on the inside, combined with the gorgeous outdoor garden/terrace made a perfect scene for pictures. The groomsmen had a fabulous room to play pool in while they waited on us girls (and we had a comped suite to get ready in). Our wedding suite for the evening was comped too. The food was phenomenal, I was really impressed. But seriously, Wendy was so amazing as our wedding coordinator (she works for the hotel) I don't know how I would have done it all or survived the day without her! My husband and I had our perfect wedding, and everything went so smoothly. It was a beautiful start for this next chapter in our lives.Sent on 03/21/2015
Marianne · Married on 06/07/2014
Everyone should book their wedding here. My husband and I knew we always wanted to have our wedding reception here because the hotel is beautiful and the food is amazing. When we finally did get engaged we called and met with Wendy, this venues hidden gem. Wendy is amazing. From the planning, to the wedding details, and her vendor suggestion for pipe and drape, we had the wedding of our dreams. It actually exceeded our dreams!Sent on 06/16/2014
One of the amazing bonuses of having your wedding here, is that you are the only bride on the day of your wedding. You have the whole ballroom and pretty much the hotel itself to be the only bride in the building. That's not too common to have. Another bonus is having Lindsey, the sales manager, manage all of our booked guest rooms and always sending me an updated list of our booked hotel guests. What other hotel/wedding venue has 2 of their top ladies helping the bride with this level of service. None. The Hilton at Carillon is unmatched by any other venue.
The night before our wedding, Wendy had opened the ballroom so our vendors could start setting up and prepping for the next day. The morning of our wedding, Wendy had even called and texted me through out the morning just to check up on me. She was even in the lobby sending me off in the limo to the church and she was waiting in the lobby with drinks upon our return as Mr. and Mrs.
We had set up a private cocktail hour for the bridal party during the regular cocktail hour. This was the best idea. We were able to sit, relax, and eat before the reception began. Wendy even personally got my husband and I our drinks during cocktail hour! Service unmatched! The food was amazing. Not regular "wedding fare" it was like gourmet food. Our plates were full of delicious, hot, fresh food. Very important when serving over 140 guests. The rest of the reception went off without a hitch and the brunch after was amazing. Thank you Wendy and staff for helping us with our Disney princess wedding!
Hilton Carillon Park's reply:Thank you Marianne and Paul! I had so much fun planning this wedding with you. It truly was a fairytale wedding!
Hilton Carillon Park Price Rates
Complimentary Lake View Suite, Night of Wedding, for Newlyweds based upon Availability. For actualized weddings of $8,000 or more.
Lisa is a delight to work with , very organized and so caring with her clients We would recommend her for your next event
What a beautiful Venue for a wedding or any special occasion!! Wendy is an amazing coordinator with many years of expertise and knowledge on how to make your next event amazing! I highly recommend the Hilton Carillon Park for your next wedding or special occasion! The outside balconies that over look the water is a beautiful touch for your gathering. Romantic and inviting! Not to mention the possibilities of having up to 500 guests in the ballroom! All the best to Hilton Carillon Park & Wendy!!!!
The Hilton Carillon Park is well located for guests travelling from any part of Tampa Bay and for out of town guests using Tampa or Clearwater Airports. The Hotel is in excellent condition and its facilities for out door wedding ceremonies and or receptions are outstanding - quiet and with great backdrops for your wedding photos. Wendy is a very experienced wedding specialist and she wil take excellent care of you, we have known her for several years and can vouch for her attention to detail and organizational skills. If you are looking for a venuue with a relaxed atmosphere, great service with easy access and parking you can't go wrong with Wendy and the Hilton