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 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!
55 Reviews for The Birchwood
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kaylene Atenza · Getting 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!
Amy Click · Getting married on 01/03/2021
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!
Marita Sunnarborg · Married on 08/04/2020
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!
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.