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
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.
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!
71 Reviews for The Birchwood
Recommended by 99% of couples
68 User photos
Isabella R. · Getting married on 01/03/2022
Best Rehearsal Dinner
Heather and the team went above and beyond in making this beautiful! We had our rehearsal dinner in the grand ballroom and everyone kept raging about how good the food was and the view! Definitely will recommend their venue and hospitality to anyone! Thank you!Sent on 04/05/2021
Brooke F. · Getting married on 10/04/2021
The perfect day
The Birchwood was the perfect place to get married. They were so accomodating during the planning process. Heather was amazing! She was always available and helpful. The room was spacious for getting ready. The ceremony space was beautiful in the ballroom and the staff were so helpful in making everything exactly how I had envisioned it to be. The ceremony and reception were smooth. I could not have asked for a better wedding. I would recommend the Birchwood to any brides in the area!Sent on 04/13/2021
Kaylene A. · Married on 06/07/2021
Heiss rehearsal dinner
Heather was amazing!! She answered all our questions in a timely manner and was so caring and did everything to make sure our rehearsal dinner was perfect. The décor provided by the Birchwood was very elegant and beautiful. I would recommend Heather along with the Birchwood team to everyone and anyone. Roof top was also very accommodating with providing us space for our "after party" after the dinner. Thank you to the whole Birchwood staff. We will be visiting again soonSent on 07/21/2020
The Birchwood's reply:Thank you Kaylene!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
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
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:
Option to add on Ceremony Fee as well if needed.