The Birchwood

340 Beach Drive N.E., Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Birchwood

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 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 Ceremony, combined with a Reception.
  • For couples with guest counts higher than 120, a list of local off-site ceremony recommendations will be provided.

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!



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55 Reviews for The Birchwood

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Amy Click · Getting married on 01/03/2021

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

    Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

    We hosted 52 people in the Ballroom and it was intimate and elegant! The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. Heather Lorenz went above and beyond to make the night memorable and beautiful. I highly recommend working with her and the staff at The Birchwood.

    Sent on 03/13/2020

    The Birchwood's reply:

    Such kind words Amy!
    We love when we can kick off the wedding weekend with a fabulous and fun rehearsal dinner. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your families special weekend!

    -Birchwood Weddings Team-
  • Marita

    Marita Sunnarborg · Married on 08/04/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    Rehearsal Dinner Venue

    Not only is the Birchwood ballroom a beautiful venue but the staff is outstanding! We had our son's rehearsal dinner in the ballroom and the staff and food were fantastic! The terrace is a bonus!

    Sent on 04/24/2019

    The Birchwood's reply:

    Marita- Thank you for allowing us to kick off the wedding weekend here at The Birchwood. It was our pleasure to host your family and friends here with us!

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The Birchwood FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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?
    $ 5
  • 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?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Hotel
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • 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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • The Birchwood 1
    VEGAN WEDDING MENUS

    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
    Small Wedding Packages

    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

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    727-304-2119 (Phone number)
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