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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32 Reviews for Runaway Island

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 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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    Alleigh · Married on 05/30/2019

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    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!

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    Marisa · Married on 03/02/2019

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    Wonderful experience

    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 :)

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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.

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  • 14521 Front Beach Rd Panama City Beach, Florida, 32413 See on map
    850-306-4255 (Phone number)

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