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Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$37 per person
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$37 per person

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The Birchwood Grand Ballroom & Terrace is located in the heart of downtown St. Peterbusrg.

The Ballroom features both indoor and outdoor celebration space with breathtaking views of the downtown waterfront skyline. The perfect venue for your for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch!

THE CEREMONY:

Grand Ballroom: “Say ‘I Do’ with a View!” Ceremonies are held within the east wing of our Grand Ballroom while overlooking the downtown waterfront views.

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 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 RECEPTION:

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 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!



Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Linens
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$37

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
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Talia G. Sent on 05/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Day at the Birchwood - Thank You!

We had our wedding cocktail hour and reception at the Birchwood and it was AMAZING! Grace was absolutely incredible and entirely accommodating - after being nervous about the food tasting, she set up a private tasting to accommodate some dietary restrictions, and the food was phenomenal!! The space is gorgeous and our day went SO smooth! Thank you so much to Grace & team for making our day so special!!
Jade
Jade Sent on 02/21/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day

A huge “thank you” from our family/friends to the team at the Birchwood.

We are so thankful for the WHOLE Birchwood staff who helped make our weekend special- from hotel room keepers to dinner wait staff.

The food is AMAZING and the space is stunning. Even on a rainy day, they made the event run smoothly.

Grace is an incredible venue event coordinator. She
is understanding, patience, informative, and kind! It was a truly perfect day in our eyes because of her and her colleagues/team.
Christine
Christine R. Sent on 12/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

Our wedding at The Birchwood was spectacular. The venue is beautiful, Grace and the rest of the staff amazing and so easy to work with, and the location is great. From the beginning, communication was so easy and we felt so welcomed. As soon as we finished our venue tour, I knew that this was the venue that I wanted to get married in. Grace was very accessible and always answered our questions promptly throughout the planning process. The ability to have both the ceremony and reception in the same beautiful space was wonderful and convenient. The food was delicious, and we have gotten so many raving reviews from our guests. The location right near the water and across the street from the park made for beautiful views and great spots for photos. It ended up being a little more expensive than we had originally anticipated, but it was definitely worth it and I would choose this venue again if I had to do it all over again.
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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.

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The Birchwood frequently asked questions

The Birchwood includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at The Birchwood includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
The Birchwood is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
The Birchwood currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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