Runaway Island

14521 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Runaway Island

Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill is a two-story full-service restaurant and wedding space in the heart of Panama City Beach, Florida. This popular restaurant, inspired by colorful local tales of adventures on the Gulf of Mexico, boasts breathtaking views, a wide selection of surf and turf specialties, live entertainment, and friendly service.

Facilities and capacity

This beachfront venue offers a fun, yet sophisticated atmosphere, and semi-private and private dining rooms that accommodate up to 500 guests. For a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony by the sea, the beachfront is available. With large windows, hardwood floors, a private bar, stage, and open air area that fits up to 160 seated guests, the Ballyhoo Room is optimal for roomy wedding receptions and cocktail hour. The Flag Room accommodates up to 65 people seated, and features a stylish lounge area with plush leather couches for a more relaxed ambiance. The Ballyhoo and Flag Rooms combined fit up to 235 guests. Perfect for smaller gatherings, The Captain Room fits two rectangular community-style tables with both banquette and regular seating for up to 20. Their gorgeous boardwalk extends all the way to the shore, so you can sit back, enjoy a beverage, and a quintessential Florida sunset.

Services Offered

The staff at Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill is reliable and professional, and will work every step of the way to create an unforgettable celebration. Services and amenities available include:

  • Setup
  • Pet friendly
  • In-house catering
  • Bartending
  • Lighting
  • Audio Equipment
  • Rentals
  • WiFi Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • On site and valet parking
  • Tableware
  • Catering and cuisine
  • Chef Chris Hein specializes in coastal cuisine and fresh seafood, and couples can build a custom menu with bar and beverage packages. Choose from plated stations, hors d’oeuvres, buffets, dessert bar, and a wide selection of alternatives featuring the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

Other Services

In addition to weddings, Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill is happy to host a wide range of events. They are perfect for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. This venue is also available for corporate meetings such as holiday parties, class reunions, presentations, galas, and fundraisers.

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Newlyweds dancing
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Long buffet table
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Beach front dining
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Large open space
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50 Reviews for Runaway Island

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Michelle B. · Getting married on 08/02/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding Day

    Devin and her staff were more like extended family the day of the event. She was so flexible in working with us and really wanted our wedding day to be perfect. We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue. I only had a month to plan and everything turned our perfect!

    Sent on 03/06/2020

    Runaway Island's reply:

    Michelle,
    Your wedding reception was just beautiful! We appreciate your kind words and hope you will come back in and see us very soon! Many blessings to you and a happy marriage :)
  • Tracy

    Tracy S. · Married on 02/08/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing wedding vendor and restaurant!

    We held our wedding in August at Runaway Island and was very impressed with everything! From the food, to the service, to the second floor room where our reception was held, everything was beautiful and amazing. We stayed at Ocean Reef right next door for the week so we ate at Runaway Island almost every day. Their food is amazing and every staff member we came in contact with were friendly and made us feel at home. I highly recommend Runaway Island for dining or any event! Our reception was beautiful, the food was great and the bartender was very nice and attentive. Couldn't have asked for a better place to spend the week!

    Sent on 09/15/2020

    Runaway Island's reply:

    Thank you so much Tracy! We are so happy that you were so happy with everything! Enjoy your beautiful new married life! Please come back and see us soon :)

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Runaway Island FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 100
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Beach
    Restaurant
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Panama City Beach Weddings Wedding Planners

    Great location for a beach front celebration. Private rooms available for different party sizes.

Map

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Runaway Island frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Runaway Island?

Runaway Island includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Tables

At Runaway Island, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Runaway Island includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert

At Runaway Island, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Runaway Island includes:

  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Runaway Island in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Runaway Island for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Runaway Island for wedding events?

Runaway Island offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Runaway Island offer?

Runaway Island offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Runaway Island offer for wedding events?

Runaway Island offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Runaway Island have available for wedding events?

Runaway Island offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Runaway Island and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Runaway Island is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.