Based in St. Pete Beach, The Don CeSar is a coastal hotel wedding venue that serves the greater Tampa region. From the tropical courtyard to their beachside pavilions, the venue is out of an elegant nautical dream. Their legendary Pink Palace also sits on the Gulf of Mexico, providing a breathtaking backdrop since 1928. The beachfront wedding venue welcomes celebrations both big and small.
Facilities and Capacity
The DonCeSar has 10 amazing spaces that can host up to 250 guests. They provide rehearsal dinner spaces, beachfront and outdoor ceremony venues and elegant indoor and outdoor reception areas. To enjoy waterfront elegance, say your vows in The Courtyard or The Beach. Sophisticated receptions can be held in the King Charles Ballroom, a space with stunning beach views, or the Grand Ballroom, a lavish room with decorative details. More private affairs can also be hosted in the North and South Terrace Ballrooms, Beach Pavilion, Buena Vista Ballroom or Del Prado Ballroom.
The team of experts is ready to design the destination beach wedding of your dreams. They provide detailed and sophisticated services through the following offerings:
- Event planning
- In-house bar
- In-house catering
- Outside vendors
- Pet friendly
- Wireless internet
At The Don CeSar, couples can enjoy a fully customized menu and a personalized “Marry Me Cocktail” that tells your unique story. Your imagination is the team’s only limit. Serving styles and catering services include:
- Family style
- Hors d’oeuvres
- Cocktail reception
- Outside cake
- Signature drink
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.
To enhance your wedding day, the venue has additional facilities. These include:
- Bridal suite
- On-site parking
- Valet parking
- Wheelchair access
The Don CeSar is willing to host all of your wedding-related events. These gatherings include:
- Bridal shower
- Engagement party
- Rehearsal dinner
- Farewell brunch
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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$2,500.00 plus service charge and tax
Officiant ~ Photographer ~ Handheld Bouquet ~ Champagne Toast
Ceremony Packages Available: Monday – Friday | 9AM – 11AM
Restrictions Apply: All ceremonies take place at the Don CeSar Beach Swing with available start times 9am-
11am. Couple is required to book a minimum of two (2) room nights. Maximum of ten (10) total guests for celebration including wedding couple
Includes champagne toast following the ceremony at Beach Pavilion and 30-mins for additional beach
photography post-ceremony. Additional décor is not permitted. Only one (1) celebration is allowed per day and
based on availability. Must book two (2) weeks prior to desired dates with a maximum of 90 days in advance.
Professional Network & Endorsements2 Endorsements
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.
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
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Don CeSar?
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At The Don CeSar, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At The Don CeSar, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
What are the most important characteristics of The Don CeSar in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Don CeSar for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does The Don CeSar offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Don CeSar offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
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- Dance Floor
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