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Price range: $31,200 - $41,000 Price range: $31,200 - $41,000
Couples usually spend $36,100 Couples usually spend $36,100
Reception
$1 starting price
Ceremony
$3,500 starting price
Bar service
$56 per person
Reception
$1 starting price
Ceremony
$3,500 starting price
Bar service
$56 per person

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About

On WeddingWire since 2013

Based in St. Pete Beach, Florida, The Don CeSar is a coastal hotel wedding venue that serves the greater Tampa region. From the tropical courtyard to their breathtaking Gulf view Terraces, the venue is out of an elegant nautical dream. The legendary Pink Palace is beach front to the Gulf of Mexico, providing a breathtaking backdrop since 1928. This beachfront wedding venue welcomes celebrations both grand and intimate.


Facilities and Capacity
The Don CeSar has 10 amazing event venues that can host up to 250 guests. We provide beautiful locations for rehearsal dinner, beachfront and courtyard ceremonies, and elegant indoor and outdoor reception locations. Sophisticated receptions can be held in the King Charles Ballroom, a space with stunning beach and sunset views, or the Grand Ballroom, a historic and lavish room with unique and decorative details. Elegant affairs can also be hosted in the North and South Terrace Ballrooms, Buena Vista Ballroom or Del Prado Ballroom.

Services Offered
The team of experts is ready to design the beach wedding of your dreams. They provide detailed and sophisticated services through the following offerings:

  • Event Menu and Event Space Diagram planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
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Cuisine
At The Don CeSar, couples can enjoy a culinary masterpiece of selections to delight every pallet. Your imagination is the only limit. Serving styles include:

  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Buffet
  • Stations
  • Wine Service with Dinner
  • Champagne Toast
  • Wedding Cake designed by our masterful Pastry Chef
  • Servers
  • Bartenders

Accommodation
The venue offers special room rates for wedding parties. Guests can choose from 277 seaside rooms, including 36 suites. Each room is designed and inspired by the soothing colors and textures of the beach.

Other Facilities
To enhance your wedding day, the venue has additional amenities including:

  • On-site parking
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Spa
  • Beach Services including cabana rentals
  • Fitness Center

Other Services
The Don CeSar is willing to host all of your wedding-related events. These gatherings include:

  • Engagement Party
  • Bridal Showers
  • Welcome Party
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Farewell brunch

Location
Tampa International Airport is 29 minutes away, while St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is 22 minutes away. Downtown St. Petersburg is a 13-minute drive away. Nearby, guests can enjoy Shell Key Preserve, Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and Lazarillo Park.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1

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

$1

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?

$3,500

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

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$56

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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 Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
June
July
August
September
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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
129 Reviews
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
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97% Recommended by couples

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The Don Cesar is highly praised by multiple reviewers for its wedding services. The venue is described as beautiful and the staff, including Kasey, Nicole, and Wendy, are commended for their professionalism and attentiveness. Reviewers appreciate the curated menu and the ease of planning provided by the venue. Additionally, the stunning beach ceremony, delicious food, and impeccable service are highlighted as factors that contributed to a perfect and memorable wedding experience. Overall, the Don Cesar is highly recommended for its personalized service and beautiful location.

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The Don Cesar is highly praised by multiple reviewers for its wedding services. The venue is described as beautiful and the staff, including Kasey, Nicole, and Wendy, are commended for their professionalism and attentiveness. Reviewers appreciate the curated menu and the ease of planning provided by the venue. Additionally, the stunning beach ceremony, delicious food, and impeccable service are highlighted as factors that contributed to a perfect and memorable wedding experience. Overall, the Don Cesar is highly recommended for its personalized service and beautiful location.

Alexa
Alexa Sent on 09/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dreamy venue for “I Do, Take Two” Wedding 👰🏼‍♀️

Wow! Where do I begin?
Last year, our first wedding was cancelled 5 days before due to Hurricane Ian (scheduled at a different venue) and we were absolutely crushed. Luckily, we were able to plan an “I do, Take 2” ceremony at the Don and it did not disappoint.

Kasey worked with us to create an unbelievable and meaningful event to celebrate our love and marriage. We had our ceremony in the courtyard during golden hour then guests were ushered to the north terrace to watch the sun set as we took some photos on the beach.

Then it was party time as 100 of our closest family and friends joined us in the King Charles Ballroom.

Having planned two weddings now (at different venues) I can honestly say everyone at the Don Cesar was friendly, professional and so invested in our vision. It was a stunning backdrop and a day we will remember for the rest of our lives.

Highly recommend !!


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Scott S. Sent on 02/29/2024
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 Dream Wedding

The Don CeSar was by far and away the best venue we could have ever picked. Beyond being in a beautiful part of the country where there is an incredible amount of activity for every type of guest to explore or relax, we didn’t anticipate how many of our guests would choose to hang out at the Don for how luxurious, friendly, beautiful, and the many various activities that are present there, during the days of our wedding.

Beyond this— I must say, the staff at the Don made our wedding. From Kasey Bussell, the Director of Events, working hand-in-hand with us from beginning to end and being extremely helpful and collaborative, to Humberto and Carlos who made sure every meticulous detail was taken care of and constantly checked in with us to see if there were any last second adjustments that they could take care of, to the Scott & the rest of the staff who were all briefed, incredibly attentive, and worked extremely hard to make sure we didn’t wait for a thing on our special day. We were truly treated like royalty and every detail they went above and beyond on (prepping our rooms, gifts, constantly checking in) made us feel like we and our guests were the only ones at the hotel.

Can’t recommend enough, this is an easy choice for anyone looking for the “destination wedding” where it truly meets every aspect of the word “destination”, and your guests will all be incredibly glad and thankful they went. Every guest of our wedding notes they’ll be spending more time at the Don from here on out!
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Emerald Sent on 02/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dream come true

From beginning to end, the experience was perfect. The Don Cesar offers a curated menu so the process is not overwhelming and easy to follow. The venue, menu, setup, customer service were all wonderful. Our day was absolutely perfect and a dream come true!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
DeArruda Weddings + Marriage DeArruda Weddings + Marriage Wedding Officiants

The charm of the "Pink Lady" is unsurpassed. But the historic hotel, the sugar sand beach, and gentle gulf breezes would be just another beach resort if it weren't for the amazing staff. I've had the pleasure of working with the catering and event professionals who conduct every wedding as if it was for their own family! I am honored to be a preferred vendor at this word class resort. And you will experience the joy of knowing that everything will be just right when your wedding is hosted at this jewel on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Joe Braccio Joe Braccio Wedding Musicians

The Don Cesar is the Pinnacle of all Events Facilities in the Tampabay area. They are staffed by highly professional personnel who go the extra mile for their clients in all areas. I have been privileged to have played there for over 25 years and have witnessed firsthand the enthusiasm their clients have had for the Venue. ---Joe Braccio Spcollege and Eckerd college adjunct Professor

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The Don CeSar frequently asked questions

The Don CeSar includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Don CeSar includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Don CeSar includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by The Don CeSar for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
The Don CeSar offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Don CeSar offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Don CeSar offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Don CeSar offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
The Don CeSar is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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