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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36 Reviews for Runaway Island

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Christina Gordon · Getting married on 11/09/2019

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

    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 :)
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    Randi Marie · Married on 08/17/2019

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

    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,
    It was our pleasure. We hope you come to visit us in the future. All of us here at Runaway wish you both a lifetime of love and luck!

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Runaway Island Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$3,829 - $6,577
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wifi
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Runaway Island FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Wine
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Beach, Restaurant
  • 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, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, 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, Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, 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
    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, Florida, 32413 See on map
    850-306-4255 (Phone number)

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