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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Katelyn · Married on 09/15/2018
I can't tell you enough how happy we were with our Runaway Island experience- a unique one, I'm sure.Sent on 09/25/2018
I am a local to PCB, and my now-husband and I had our dream destination mountain wedding scheduled for the weekend in North Carolina. With the path of Hurricane Florence, however, we were forced to cancel our wedding and re-plan an entirely new wedding in PCB in just 4 days. I was recommended to call Runaway Island by a friend who does their marketing and got connected with Susan in their events department. In just a matter of hours, Susan had planned my entire wedding rehearsal after working-hours. They were able to work within my budget with a customized menu and, best of all, all we had to do was just show up. Everything was already beautifully-decorated, so there was nothing to do on our end- a huge relief for a stressed-out bride who was planning a new wedding in less than a week. When we arrived, we were in a spacious room upstairs and were helped every step of the way by their restaurant manager Devin, and by our server Tiffany. None of my guests were without drinks and they lacked nothing the entire time we were there. Not to mention, the food was delicious.
I am so impressed and relieved to have had Runaway Island step in to help me with this special time for me and my husband, and I HIGHLY recommend them for any party, big or small.
Marisa · Married on 03/02/2019
I celebrated my wedding here on March 2, we had a beautiful beach ceremony & our reception in the Ballyhoo room. I planned my wedding from Texas so everything was done through phone or email & I just want to say it was such an easier process than I thought it would be. Eveything about the day was perfect! The staff was amazing, they were very attentive to our entire party & we had so much fun with them. The food was also really really good all of our guests were really impressed. Overall, we are very happy with our choice in choosing RI, my wedding day exceeded my expectations :)Sent on 04/02/2019
Sarah · Married on 12/15/2018
Holiday Party Venue
We hold our annual Holiday Party at RI every year, and our staff loves it! From the food, to the décor, great service and overall atmosphere. Runaway Island will be our Holiday Party home for many years to come!Sent on 01/23/2019
Runaway Island's reply:
Great location for a beach front celebration. Private rooms available for different party sizes.