Downtown St. Pete – Inspired by the 1920’s glam era, The Grand Ballroom at The Birchwood is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch. The Ballroom features both indoor and outdoor celebration space with breathtaking views of Tampa Bay, Beach Drive, and the amazing Downtown St. Petersburg Skyline. Our team of professionals will help to keep the wedding planning FUN and our talented Chef’s will create a top-notch culinary experience for you and your guests!
Grand Ballroom: “Say ‘I Do’ with a View!” Ceremonies are held within the east wing of our Grand Ballroom while overlooking the St. Petersburg Pier, North Straub Park, the waters of Tampa Bay and Beach Drive.
Ceremonies Include: Gold Banquet Chairs, 8’ Birchwood Decorative Pillars, Ceremony Pipe and Drape & Private Champagne Toast for Bride & Groom
- Up to 120 guests for Traditional Ceremony, combined with a Reception.
- For couples with guest counts higher than 120, a list of local off-site ceremony recommendations will be provided.
- 'Reception Style' Ceremonies also available for larger guest-counts.
THE COCKTAIL HOUR:
Guests can enjoy their cocktail hour all within the Grand Ballroom, utilizing our welcome foyer, main Ballroom, and two private outdoor terraces. We also offer an upgraded semi-private Canopy Rooftop cocktail hour, where wedding guests can enjoy the cabanas, outdoor living room area, waterfront glass look-out area and their own private Satellite bar.
The Grand Ballroom features a vintage glam, coupled with a simple elegance that is the perfect palate for any wedding day celebration. Located just one level below our iconic Canopy Rooftop, the Grand Ballroom can accommodate weddings, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches and other celebrations with up to 200 guests. The Grand Ballroom includes exclusive use of our welcome foyer, custom built-in bar, private restroom suites and two outdoor balconies with panoramic views of the downtown St. Petersburg Beach Drive area.
- 200 seated dinner/ 250+ Standing Reception Style
Wedding Receptions Include:
• Exclusive Use of 4th Floor Grand Ballroom, Grand Foyer, Private Restroom Suites and Two Outdoor Balconies
• Five Hours Event Time
• Four Hours Prior to Event Start for Vendor Access & Setup
• Full Catering Kitchen w/ Dedicated Banquet Chef & Banquet Staff
• Balcony Patio Lounge Furniture
• Custom Built-In Bar
• All 72” Round Tables, 60” Round Tables, 6’ Banquet Tables, 8’ Banquet Tables for Guest Seating, DJ Table, Gift Table, Welcome Table, Favors, etc.
• 48” Round Cake Table
• White, Black or Ivory Floor-length Linen for Banquet Tables
• Black or White Linen Napkins
• All Plate Ware, Glassware, Flatware and Service Ware
• Private Welcome Signage
• Complimentary Wedding Tasting for Up to 6 Guests Prior to Wedding Date
• Complimentary Service Staff for First 75 Guests
• Complimentary Bartender for First 75 Guests
• Bridal Suite Discount Program
Savings Tip: Reduced food/beverage minimums available for Sunday-Thursday celebrations!
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Ask about our Plant Based Menus that include a full variety of vegan appetizers, salads, entrees, stations and displays.
CONTACT: mary@thebirchwood (727) 317.2841
Now introducng 'Boutique by the Birchwood' our Small Wedding Packages for intimate celebrations.
Avaiable for Sunday-Thursday bookings with smaller guest-counts.
Pacakges include the following:
- 4 Hour Reception
- Tables, Chairs, Linens, Flatware & Glassware
- Minimal Table Decor
- Ballroom LED Reception Up-Lighting
- Passed/Displayed Hors D'Oeuvres for Cocktail Hour
- Plated or Buffet Dinner
- Champagne Toast
- Open Bar- 4 hours
Option to add on Ceremony Fee as well if needed.
My name is Mary and I I am so excited to help you as your research and compare venue options for your special day!
Weddings are what we do best here at The Birchwood and we would love to celebrate with you, your family and your friends.
The Birchwood frequently asked questions
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- Set Up
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- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
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- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Birchwood offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
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- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor
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