The Don CeSar

3400 Gulf Blvd., Saint Petersburg, FL 33706 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Don CeSar

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet
  • Lighting/sound


Cuisine
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:

  • Buffet
  • Family style
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Servers
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Bartenders
  • Signature drink


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 facilities. These include:

  • Bridal suite
  • On-site parking
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Spa


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

  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Engagement party
  • Reception
  • 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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85 Reviews for The Don CeSar

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Melissa Buday · Married on 03/12/2020

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    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!

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    Cathy · Married on 02/16/2019

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    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,
    Thank You so much for the wonderful kind words and for choosing our beloved Pink Palace! . It was such a pleasure working with you.
    all the best to you, Emily and Michael!
    -Heidi

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The Don CeSar FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • 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?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 50.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • 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
    Scenic Views
  • 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
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    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
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    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

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • 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 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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  • 3400 Gulf Blvd. Saint Petersburg, FL, 33706 See on map
    727-755-0806 (Phone number)
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