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Bellwether Beach Resort is a beach wedding venue located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, overlooking the sandy white beaches and blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This venue can give you the perfect fit of everything you鈥檝e dreamed about mixed with those amazing intangibles that never even crossed your mind. Just like that special someone you鈥檝e found, a perfect match awaits with your storybook wedding on the beaches of St. Pete.

Facilities and Capacity
From intimate gatherings to elegant celebrations, Bellwether Beach Resort has romantic ceremony sites, beautifully redesigned ballrooms, stunning views, and unique indoor/ outdoor venues. Retreat to one of their indoor venues perfect for hosting any part of your wedding day celebration. The elegant and spacious venues are perfect for receptions, cocktail hour, brunch, and indoor ceremonies. The Oceans Edge Ballroom can accommodate up to 140 guests, and is located within steps from the beach. Featuring a wraparound outdoor terrace, it's the ideal space to host your cocktail reception, and allow for a great flow of indoor and outdoor space for your reception. The Gulf Vista Ballroom can accommodate up to 110 guests. The Gulf Vista Ballroom is located on the 10th floor and penthouse level of Bellwether Beach Resort. This elegant ballroom overlooks the stunning St. Pete Beach views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Your forever moment awaits here. The only thing missing are those two precious words everyone is waiting to hear.

Services Offered
Bellwether Beach Resort has on-site coordinators to help plan your wedding with everything from the ceremony and reception location, to the decor and the menu. Their experienced wedding professionals will help make your dream wedding a reality. Catering services are available on-site and you have the opportunity to tastes dishes before selecting them to be served as a buffet, plated dinner, stations, or cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres. The resort also provides the following event items to use:

  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Tables


There are beach-front hotel rooms and suites for you and your out-of-town guests to stay in during the duration of your wedding festivities. The St. Pete鈥揅learwater International Airport is just 30 minutes away from the resort. Your stay here is sure to be unforgettable.

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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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Cake Cutting

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House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer
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Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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357 Reviews
Melanie A. Married on 03/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful, relaxing venue with great professionals

My husband and I got married at the Bellwether Beach resort surrounded by almost 150 of our closest friends, and it was the most beautiful, magical, yet relaxing beach-wedding experience we could have asked for. We started off the weekend with our rehearsal dinner in the Gulf Vista ballroom (the best view ever), and then had our wedding ceremony on the beach followed directly with the reception on the Ocean's Edge ballroom. Courtney and Merzedes both made our day and weekend so special with all their fantastic planning in advance. I truly felt like we could be on vacation with our guests during the weekend because they had our back with all the details regarding the venue, food, etc. Even though we live in Atlanta, it was extremely manageable to get married at this 7 hour away destination due to their great communication. We are so grateful to have got married here and would recommend it to anyone- we will definitely be coming back to visit for an anniversary! :)
Kristine Married on 05/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding weekend

We had the best time hosting our ceremony and reception at the Bellwether! Merzedes, the venue coordinator, helped us out through the whole planning process and was very kind, easy to work with, and responsive. The Bellwether was able to accommodate our menu and set up requests and were very flexible when we made changes. The staff were all very helpful and the guests raved about the food all night! The Bellwether was the right choice for our wedding and we definitely recommend to anyone looking for a beach wedding!
Mike Q. Married on 04/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding venue

Held our son鈥檚 rehearsal brunch here and it was an outstanding experience. Food was excellent and staff was professional and responsive.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

39 Endorsements
Sweet Madness Sweet Madness Wedding Cakes

Stunning venue and beach site, catering staff is great to work with!!

Cakes By Carolynn Cakes By Carolynn Wedding Cakes

We have worked with the Grand Plaza Resort for over 17 years. The banquet rooms are Awesome! Be sure to check out the Presidential Ballroom - best on the beach. All employees are hospitable - they know how to treat their guests. The sales staff is attentive to brides' and grooms' needs and make their wedding experience perfect! You will be happy you chose the Grand Plaza for your wedding and reception location.

Hyde's Professional DJ & Event Services Hyde's Professional DJ & Event Services Wedding DJs

The Grandplaza has the most spectacular view on St. Pete Beach from the Presidential Balllroom. I recommend this room for weddings less than 80 guests, however if you are having a larger wedding, the imperial ballroom is elegant and will wow your guests. The food is unmatched and the catering staff is friendly, professional, and attentive. I give them five stars and highly recommend the Grandplaza to my future clients.

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