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.
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:
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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Alleigh · Married on 05/30/2019
Incredible Experience at Runaway!
Words can’t express how incredible our experience was at Runaway Island! Susan and Devin were so flexible in working with our budget for food and made many recommendations to help fit our budget. Our guests commented that it was some of the food they’ve ever had at a wedding! the staff that was working that night were equally as stellar. Super kind and very attentive. I can say with confidence our wedding would not have been as much fun somewhere else. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted. I did a lot of research on venues before making a final decision and you won’t find one of better value anywhere else along the coast!Sent on 06/26/2019
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Christina Gordon · Getting married on 11/09/2019
Perfect Beach Restaurant Reception
Currently we have only had the initial site visit/meeting with Runaway Island and we are booked for November 9th! The available space is perfect for what we were looking for. The assistant manager has been very responsive and a pleasure to work with so far.Sent on 08/07/2019
Runaway Island's reply:Aww it's rare that we get a review before the wedding even happens!!! Thank you so much :) So excited to work with you :)
Randi Marie · Married on 08/17/2019
The perfect venue!
We couldn't have asked for a better venue! I planned our entire wedding from Texas and Devin made it such a smooth process. She was the hero I didn't know I needed! The room was beautiful and everything we wanted for our rustic themed reception. We chose the taco bar and it was DELISH! I truly have nothing bad to say about Runaway Island. They put up with our wild crew, even when we had a sparkler incident gone wrong. Every staff member was incredibly sweet and patient with our circus the entire night. I would absolutely recommend this venue to others and I would do it all over again!Sent on 09/03/2019
Runaway Island's reply:Randi,
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Great location for a beach front celebration. Private rooms available for different party sizes.