The Grand Ballroom of The Birchwood 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 wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions with up to 200 guests. This private reception spaces offers exclusive use of our Grand Ballroom Foyer, custom built-in bar, private restroom suites and two outdoor balconies with panoramic views of the downtown St. Petersburg Beach Drive area. Expect top notch service and extraordinary cuisine from our talented team of culinary experts who strive to provide fresh, locally sourced ingredients and hand crafted dishes that are sure to delight!
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Davina · Married on 03/31/2018
When we first started planning our wedding we thought that downtown St. Pete would be the ideal location for a wedding due to its walkability, numerous restaurants and bars, museums and beautiful waterfront. When we started looking at reception venues, I found out that The Birchwood had a ballroom. We had been to Birch & Vine and The Canopy so we knew this could be a good option. When we toured the ballroom, we instantly fell in love with the classic feel of the décor, the large windows and the private balcony that overlooks the bay. Over the next year, we had such a positive experience working with Mary, Leja, Heather, Tim and Rebecka. They were quick to respond anytime I had questions and let us see the ballroom on two subsequent dates when our parents were visiting. The food tasting was one of our favorite parts of wedding planning – they gave us champagne and even printed custom menus for us which was a nice touch. Our wedding weekend was amazing. Our family and guests occupied nearly the entire hotel (which is only 18 rooms) and the hotel staff was always willing to accommodate us with anything we needed. The bridal suite was beautiful and perfect for getting ready. The event staff did such a great job setting up the ballroom for our reception – I couldn’t believe how beautiful it looked. Heather had appetizers and champagne waiting for us when we arrived. The entrees were delicious (we had filet and snapper) and many guests told us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The reception was seamless and our guests really enjoyed the space, whether hanging out by the bar, dancing or spending time on the balcony. We reserved cabanas at The Canopy for the after party, which was super convenient and a lot of fun for us and our guests. Thank you to the entire Birchwood team for giving us the perfect wedding and memories that we will cherish forever!Sent on 12/13/2018
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Katie · Married on 11/24/2018
We LOVE the Birchwood!
My daughter’s wedding reception was held in the ballroom at the Birchwood. It could not have been more perfect! Heather, the event coordinator, was a joy to work with. She answered all of our questions patiently and promptly. The food was delicious, and the wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend the Birchwood! The location, the beautiful ballroom and competent staff cannot be topped.
Melanie · Married on 09/01/2018
When I began wedding planning, I had a few venues in mind. I wanted my wedding to have an elegant vintage style to it. The Birchwood was at the top of my list for venues I'd like to tour and after doing 1-2 tours in the same day, my now husband and I arrived at The Birchwood last. Immediately, we fell in love. I grew up in the Tampa Bay area so I was familiar with the beauty of The Birchwood and I have always loved the liveliness of Downtown St. Petersburg. Seeing the Grand Ballroom inside The Birchwood was exactly everything we wanted for our wedding venue, so we had both our ceremony and reception on site! The location, venue, style...everything was perfect. The people we were fortunate enough to work with at The Birchwood were also perfection!!! Heather, Mary, Rebecka, Leja...the main ladies that I've communicated with, but not to mention all the behind the scenes Birchwood team that is ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL as well. The fact that the ceremony and the reception was in the same ballroom, and they flipped that room so seamlessly during our cocktail hour (behind the scenes of course so guests couldn't see it) is just amazing. We offered our wedding guests a seated dinner and immediately we received compliments on the freshness, the taste, the plate presentation, etc. I have to point out that Heather is so sweet and has been very quick in responding to me about ANY questions. Rebecka and her team during dinner were terrific as well, always making sure everyone has what they need and she even personally wanted to make sure everything was going great. Also, we stayed the night in the hotel and it was such a beautiful room that was always clean! Such genuine people around you during what can become such a stressful day makes all the difference. The flexibility and professionalism of The Birchwood is SO comforting when you're planning a wedding..very great energy to have around yourself for your wedding day and all the days leading up to it. Thank you to everyone there!!Sent on 12/13/2018
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