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:
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:
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:
The Don CeSar is willing to host all of your wedding-related events. These gatherings include:
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.
85 Reviews for The Don CeSar
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Ashley · Married on 09/06/2020
Best wedding & customer service!!
I planned a wedding in 9 days!Sent on 09/09/2020
It was an incredible experience! I highly recommend Nicole & her team were fantastic! I can’t NOT thank them enough!
The Don CeSar's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Ashley! It was truly a joy getting to know you and your love story and be a part of such a special day! We can't wait to welcome you and your husband back for years to come to celebrate your anniversary and many more momentous occasions that life will bring!
Melissa Buday · Married on 03/12/2020
Amazing day for us, our family and friends
I always wanted a destination wedding so when it came time to pick a venue we found the Don Cesar and fell in love.... It was not only the perfect location for our family and friends to geta away for a nice long weekend (and away from the cold) but the most beautiful location from the arrival to the resort through the sunset of the big day. Everywhere you went was better than where you were and the staff was beyond amanzing! Devin in Events was a true joy to work with and we had so much fun with her - there was no stress that the event and day were not goingto be perfect. And it was. Her team took such good care of us and our guests, it did not go unotices as most of the guests attending, including me, work in hotels and hospitality so may have a higher expectation too and they exceeded in every way. If you want a stress free wedding or event and know that you and your guests will have a great time - this is the place for you!Sent on 01/12/2020
Cathy · Married on 02/16/2019
Beautiful wedding at the Don Cesar!
My daughter was married at the Don Cesar on 2/16/19 . Our coordinator at the Don was Heidi Thixton. Heidi was so great to work with. She is professional, calming , detail oriented and super responsive. I knew that everything would be perfect on the big day. The courtyard provided a perfect backdrop for the ceremony and everyone commented on the delicious food served in the North Terrace. The waitstaff was helpful, courteous and professional. Everything flowed smoothly. Just a beautiful venue that is worth the investment!Sent on 02/25/2019
The Don CeSar's reply:Cathy,
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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