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The Birchwood

Saint Petersburg, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
97 reviews
$16k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$16k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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!

THE CEREMONY:

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 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 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!



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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
March
April
May
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
June
July
August
September

97 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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  • Sydney
    Sydney L. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Absolutely amazing

    My husband and I got married at this venue this past weekend and it was the most magical day of our lives. Grace with the Birchwood made sure our day went seamless and was absolutely perfect. I truly cannot even put into words how amazing Grace and this venue is. If you’re thinking about getting married here… DO IT!!!!
  • Alissa
    Alissa Married on 05/12/2022
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    Couldn't have asked for a better vendor

    Mary, Grace, and Heather truly made our day so special and was the easiest vendor to select. The Birchwood offers fair pricing for excellent service and is definitely one of the most respected vendors in the Tampa area. The venue and location is amazing and our guests raved about the food!
  • Jillian
    Jillian C. Married on 04/08/2022
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    Absolutely Recommend

    I had my wedding at the Birchwood on April 8, 2022 and could not be happier! Where to even start… everything was absolutely perfect! My husband and I fell in love with the venue when we first toured it. The hotel is beautiful and the privacy of the ballroom, with its own terraces was the perfect setting for us and our guests.

    Beyond the venue, the staff and our coordinators were BEYOND amazing. Everyone was so friendly, helpful, and supportive. I had gotten ready in the hotel room the day of the wedding, which I absolutely recommend, and during the chaos of getting ready and photographers moving furniture to get pictures I remember thinking “oh well, guess this will be a mess for the rest of the night, I’ll just let it go.” But came back to the room after my first look and pictures, and it was completely cleaned and restocked! Such a simple thing helped make the room a relaxing retreat and it meant so much.

    Heather was with me on the day of the wedding and I couldn’t be more appreciative of her. She was so helpful and as I was beginning to feel more exhausted from the long day and emotions she got me everything I needed—from hot tea, champagne, and my hubby so we could have a moment together before the reception. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I never considered how important someone playing this role would be and am blessed she was there.

    Our guests still rave about the location and how good the food was. It was delicious and beautifully plated.

    I couldn’t have a higher opinion of this venue and proudly recommended it to anyone!

Awards

  • 97
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Brittney & Olivia
    80 photos · 11/13/2021

Deals

The Birchwood 1
Offer

Looking to host an entirely vegan wedding menu? We've got you covered!

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

The Birchwood 2
Offer

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.

INQUIRE: mary@thebirchwood.com

Team

Mary Barnett
Mary Barnett
Event Sales Manager

Hello Couples!

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.

Map

340 Beach Drive N.E. Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701
7278961080
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The Birchwood frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Birchwood?

The Birchwood includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Birchwood, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Birchwood includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Birchwood in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Birchwood for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Birchwood for wedding events?

The Birchwood offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Birchwood offer?

The Birchwood offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Birchwood offer for wedding events?

The Birchwood offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Birchwood have available for wedding events?

The Birchwood offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Birchwood and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

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.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Birchwood offer?

The Birchwood currently offers 2 offer promotions for wedding services.

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