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The Birchwood

Saint Petersburg, FL View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
109 reviews
$16k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$16k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

The Birchwood Grand Ballroom & Terrace is located in the heart of downtown St. Peterbusrg.

The Ballroom features both indoor and outdoor celebration space with breathtaking views of the downtown waterfront skyline. The perfect venue for your for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch!

THE CEREMONY:

Grand Ballroom: “Say ‘I Do’ with a View!” Ceremonies are held within the east wing of our Grand Ballroom while overlooking the downtown waterfront views.

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 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 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!



Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

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?

$37

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

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

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
Outside Vendors
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
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    Leanna N. Married on 10/23/2022
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    VIP experience

    Grace, Mary, Leja, and the whole team provided a one of a kind, luxury experience for our wedding. Our guests raved about the venue and the food. They have not stopped talking about the experience. A couple of them booked trips to go back already! This was a destination wedding for us but Grace made everything so easy and was flexible with our needs as we planned from a distance. This has been our favorite couple spot for 2 years and we will continue to find excuses to come back!

    The Birchwood's reply:

    Leanna, it was our pleasure to celebrate with you, Stefan and your wedding guests! We are grateful that you have shared your experience with other couples! We will keep an eye out for your future visits. :)

    -Birchwood Weddings Team-
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    Jennifer P. Married on 10/22/2022
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    Best Day Ever!

    My husband and I got married this past weekend at The Birchwood (10.22.22) and let me tell you the wedding team NAILED it! From the moment we inquired, Mary was so sweet and helpful and always stayed on top of following up with us and answering our questions. We did not live local and had to plan everything from out of town and the team was so flexible with working with our schedules to set up our meetings and everything. Now, let me tell you about Grace, the venue coordinator…she was SO sweet, had incredible attention to detail and did not let a single thing get missed! I am an event coordinator myself and she left me feeling so at ease with every change and question that came up. She made sure the banquet manager, Yvonne, and her team had everything we needed for the big day and they did not miss a beat. I could not be happier that we booked with them and have had all of the guests raving about the food, service and of course gorgeous venue!

    The Birchwood's reply:

    What a wonderful review, thank you Jennifer! We are so grateful to have been a special part of your wedding weekend. Thank you for choosing as your venue!! Congratulations again to you and Alex!
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    Kasey N. Married on 10/21/2022
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    Highly recommend!!

    Can't say enough great things about The Birchwood and their staff! They were very accommodating and the food is amazing! Highly recommend!!
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Deals

The Birchwood 1
Offer

Now introducng 'Boutique by the Birchwood' our Small Wedding Packages for intimate celebrations.

Avaiable for Sunday-Thursday bookings with smaller guest-counts of 30-60.

Pacakges include the following:

  • 4 Hour Reception
  • Option to add On-Site Ceremony
  • Tables, Chairs, Linens, Flatware & Glassware
  • Centerpiece 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

The Birchwood 2
Discount

Our Save the Date Promotion is offering $2,000 OFF published food and beverage minimums for available Friday, Saturday and Sunday dates through May 2023!

New couples must secure their booking by 2/15/2023 to receive the promotion savings!


Contact:

Mary Barnett, Event Sales Manager

{E} mary@thebirchwood.com

{P} 727.317.2841

Events

16 Feb
Bridal Show

Kick start your wedding planning at The Birchwood Grand Ballroom & Terrace on Thursday evening, February 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

This intimate show is designed to be a one-stop-shop to help get you connected with professional industry vendors and draw inspiration for your own wedding day. Attendees will enjoy a champagne welcome social, complimentary appetizers and sweet treats during the show!

Vendors will be offering individual promotions and/or prizes at their booths. Be sure to chat with each of them to see which amazing wedding services they provide.

Register for your FREE TICKETS here: http://bit.ly/3VDgwpC

We hope to see you there!

Select Vendor Categories Include:

*Wedding Planning/Coordination

*Floral

*DJ/Music/Entertainment Services

*Photography

*360 -Degree Photo-Booth

*Hair & Makeup

*Sweets & Samples from Nothing Bundt Cakes and Paciguo Gelato

*Reception Lighting & Neon Signs

* Venue Approved Cold Sparkler Fountains ( With LIVE demonstrations!)

*Linen and Flatware

Date: From 02/16/2023 to 02/16/2023 Schedule 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: 340 Beach Drive N.E., Saint Petersburg, FL

Team

Mary Barnett
Mary Barnett
Event Sales Manager

Hello Couples!

My name is Mary and I I am so excited to help you as your research and compare venue options for your special day!

Weddings are what we do best here at The Birchwood and we would love to celebrate with you, your family and your friends.

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The Birchwood frequently asked questions

The Birchwood includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at The Birchwood includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
The space offered by The Birchwood for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront
The Birchwood offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Birchwood offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Birchwood offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Birchwood offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
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.
The Birchwood currently offers 1 offer promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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