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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99 Reviews for The Don CeSar

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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    Nick · Getting married on 12/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Wedding Experience at The Don CeSar

    My wife and I were married at the Don CeSar on Oct 24th and it was incredible! We couldn't have been happier with everything. Nicole Johnson (Catering Sales Manager) coordinated everything for us and she was seriously amazing. Planning a wedding is always stressful but doing so during a pandemic made it even harder. Luckily we had Nicole to help us with everything along the way. She is extremely professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with. We couldn't have done it without her and we HIGHLY recommend the Don CeSar and Nicole Johnson!

    Sent on 11/03/2020

    The Don CeSar's reply:

    Thank you for your review Nick! We are thrilled that you and your wife had such an incredible day.
    We can't wait to welcome you back for years to come to celebrate your anniversary and the many more momentous occasions that life will bring!
    Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness -
    Sunny Regards,
    Nicole
  • Hannah

    Hannah B. · Getting married on 06/03/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everything was perfect

    I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I stumbled upon the Don CeSar as a potential venue for my small (32 guests) destination wedding. They had my date available, and the price was close enough to my budget, so I booked it! I don't even have the right words to explain how incredible my entire experience was at this hotel. I had the most amazing weekend. The coordinator and staff at the hotel were awesome. I can't imagine getting married anywhere else! The wedding was perfect in every way! It was worth every penny! If you are considering getting married here, DO IT!!!

    Sent on 03/12/2021

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The Don CeSar Pricing

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The Don CeSar FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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?
    $ 3500
  • 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 maximum capacity of your venue?
    300
  • 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
    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
    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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • The Don CeSar 1
    The Pink Palace Elopement Package

    $2,000.00 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) guests for celebration.
    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.

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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The Don CeSar frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Don CeSar?

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

At The Don CeSar, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Don CeSar includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Don CeSar, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Don CeSar includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • 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?

The space offered by The Don CeSar for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Don CeSar for wedding events?

The Don CeSar offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Don CeSar offer?

The Don CeSar offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Don CeSar offer for wedding events?

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
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Don CeSar have available for wedding events?

The Don CeSar offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Don CeSar and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Don CeSar is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 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 4.8 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Don CeSar offer?

The Don CeSar currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.