Located in Bradenton, Florida, PIER 22 Dining and Catering is a waterfront wedding venue in the heart of Downtown. This historical building features Spanish-style architectural design elements, and it is conveniently located close to entertaining attractions. Here, couples will have a breathtaking selection of venues that overlook the Manatee River. They will also have access to a professional event staff that is ready to bring a wedding vision to life.
Facilities and Capacity
PIER 22 Dining and Catering offers both indoor and outdoor venue options. Each features panoramic views of the Manatee River, showcasing a stunning ceremony and reception backdrop. The available venues include the Dockside Lounge, the Waterside Terrace, the PIER 22 Grand Ballroom, and several private and semi-private rooms. PIER 22 Dining and Catering can host weddings of up to 300 guests.
PIER 22 Dining and Catering provides many services for a seamless and enjoyable wedding experience. They also have many event rentals available to complete the atmosphere couples envision. Some of these include tables, chairs, centerpieces, photo booths, tents, and audio equipment. Other options are decor, altars and arches, dance floor, chair covers, and furniture. The venue is available to host engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelor, and bachelorette parties. Alternatively, it can be used for rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches. The wedding services include the following and more:
PIER 22 Dining and Catering provides the convenience of in-house catering, as well as all the needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens. For an added fun factor, couples can elect to include a chocolate fountain. The on-site culinary team will create a menu using fresh quality ingredients and featuring scratch-made culinary delights. They can accommodate guests with gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian dietary restrictions. The wedding catering services they offer include the following and more:
PIER 22 Dining and Catering also offers bar services. Hosts can hire in-house bartenders to man the bar, arrange a champagne toast, and make use of house beer, liquor, and wine. Signature drinks can be prepared, allowing the wedding couple to tailor the taste of their event as they see fit.
37 Reviews for PIER 22 Dining and Catering
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Christina P. · Married on 01/25/2020
Perfect wedding venue
Pier 22 was the perfect venue for our wedding. The staff was accommodating from the beginning helping to build a menu and options that fit our budget. After months of planning I was able to hand everything over to Jillian the event Coordnator who set up the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception sites. She was there every step of the way and pier 22 turned into our dream wedding venue. Our guests had nothing but positive feedback and were shocked at how affordable this venue was. I had many guests assuming we paid more than double what our final cost was. Very impressed and would highly recommend for anyone looking to have a waterfront weddingSent on 02/23/2020
Rose E. · Getting married on 05/02/2022
Pier22 was delicious!!! Everyone loved the food. I wanted a Latin Flavor at our wedding and Pier22 delivered!!! Outstanding! Highly recommend them.Sent on 03/09/2020
Gina · Married on 06/10/2021
Everything we wanted and more
Jillian is wonderful, and made the whole planning process so easy! Pier22 did an absolutely beautiful job setting everything up, serving, and cleaning up. The staff was friendly, professional, and actually seemed to be having fun. And they made sure no matter where my groom and I were (during pictures, etc.), that we had drinks, appetizers, and anything else we wanted. They sent to go boxes with us at the end of the night too, since the bride and groom never get to eat much during the wedding. The food was delicious, and we had so many options to choose from. Our guests (and the bride) especially loved the chicken and waffle appetizers, but that is just one example of the unique and delicious options Pier22 offers. We are so glad we chose Pier22. They were such a big part of our best day ever, and we felt so well taken care of. We can't thank Jillian and her team enough!Sent on 11/15/2020
Team of PIER 22 Dining and Catering
Restaurant & Catering Sales Manager
Client-focused and results driven, Jillian Price has made it her mission to always deliver the vision. From inception to execution, she is dedicated to the complete success of every event.
Her role is multifaceted and her talents varied. Her two primary specialties include crafting one-of-a-kind events and excellent client communication. Jillian is a member of the National Association of Catering & Events and has built robust relationships with a versatile group of trusted vendors. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the violin and spending time with her two boys.