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Runaway Island

Panama City Beach, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
66 reviews
$7k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$7k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

66 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.9 out of 5

99 User photos

  • Corrinna
    Corrinna L. Married on 06/02/2022
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    Thank you for capturing our special day!

    Perfect to work with! Exceptional experience! Professional! I would not have changed a thing!

    Runaway Island's reply:

    Thank you so much Corrinna! You were perfect to work with as well! I am so happy we are going to do another event in 2023 :)
  • Ashley
    Ashley W. Married on 05/22/2022
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    Run toward Runaway Island!

    You won't have to worry about a thing with Runaway Island by your side! I cannot say enough about Devin and her team. Our sequence of events was non-traditional and she accommodated anything we asked. Planning a destination wedding is not easy and you have to trust blindly, to a certain extent...and Devin nailed it. From the planning of our wedding day for the past 9 months to the unexpected weather on our wedding day, Devin and her staff never skipped a beat and everything was exceptional! Thank you, Runaway Island, for making it possible to just enjoy one another and our family on our special day. We are beyond grateful!

    Runaway Island's reply:

    This was a very special one because I was able to really witness your love for one another and also the love your friends and family have for you both. The Best Man was just the sweetest with his tears and I was so happy to be a part of your very special day even with the rain :)

Awards

  • 66
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Panama City Beach Weddings Panama City Beach Weddings Wedding Planners

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

Map

14521 Front Beach Rd Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
8506344884
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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 89% 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.

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