The Birchwood

340 Beach Drive N.E., Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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For 100 Guests $16k - $23k
Guest capacity 30 to 200
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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 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!



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71 Reviews for The Birchwood

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Brooke F. · Getting married on 10/04/2021

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

    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

    Kaylene A. · Married on 06/07/2021

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

    Sent on 07/21/2020

    The Birchwood's reply:

    Thank you Kaylene!

    We loved kicking off the wedding weekend with you here at The Birchwood! We look forward to having you join us for many future celebrations to come as well.

    -Birchwood Banquets Team-

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The Birchwood Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$16,407 - $23,145
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

The Birchwood FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 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 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

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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  • 340 Beach Drive N.E. Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701 See on map
    727-304-2119 (Phone number)
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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

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.