The Grand Plaza Resort is a beach wedding venue located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, overlooking the sandy white beaches and blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You can work closely with talented on-site coordinators to plan your beach wedding, whether it is casual and barefoot in the sand or an elegant and formal reception. This resort offers a variety of options depending on your wedding style and size.
Facilities and Capacity
The Grand Plaza Resort accommodates wedding ceremonies and receptions up to 200 guests outside on the white sandy beaches or indoors in one of the two ballrooms. The Imperial Ballroom is within steps from the beach and allows the beach atmosphere to move indoors once the ceremony is over. The ballroom boasts large, arched, French doors opening to an outdoor marble patio. The Presidential Ballroom accommodates 118 guests and is located on the 10th floor and penthouse level of the Grand Plaza Resort. This ballroom overlooks the stunning St. Pete Beach views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. It boasts white drapery curtains and elegant chandeliers, which gives the space a more formal and sophisticated feel. More intimate celebrations or destination weddings can be held in one of the mini-ballrooms on the resort that accommodate up to 40 guests. The resort offers get-ready rooms, ample parking, and wheelchair accessibility.
The Grand Plaza Resort has on-site coordinators to help plan your wedding with everything from the ceremony and reception location, to the decor and the menu. 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 talent team of coordinators will set up the space as you discuss and clean it up once the wedding is over. The resort also provides the following event items to use:
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–Clearwater International Airport is just 30 minutes away from the resort.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Dana Sanford · Getting married on 02/10/2020
Loved it !
We had a great experience. Krystn was some much fun ! She made us feel welcome and she genuinely wants a happy and perfect wedding day for us! We are excited to work with her.
Matthew · Married on 01/26/2019
Beautiful Wedding Amazing Wedding Coordinator
Our day was perfect! Where do I start... We got married January 26, 2019 at Grand Plaza in the Imperial Ballroom (we would have done the Presidential Ballroom, but we had too may guests... lol), but that's not when our perfect experience started. We visited the Grand Plaza about a year prior looking for a wedding venue. We met with Krystn (yes, that's how you spell her name!) and she made us feel at home. We loved everything about the hotel, and by the end of our tour even my now husband had no doubt that this was the place we would become husband and wife. From that day forward Krystn was like my right hand, she was my rock! She helped us the whole way and answered every question we had timely. She was super sweet from the beginning. I honestly felt like I was suppose to be doing something the whole time because of all the horror stories you hear about, but she had everything covered on their end. The packages they provide cover almost everything so we only had a few things to do on our end. Pretty much we had all the fun stuff like food & cake tasting... lol. It was really a stress-free experience.
We decided that the day before and the night of our wedding we would stay at the hotel so we would be close and less stress. My husband and the groomsmen stayed in the Beachfront Suite, which was beautiful. Kinda jealous because they had 2 balconies that over looked the water. My bridal party and I stayed in the Penthouse that overlooked the south beach. No balcony but it did have a wall of almost floor to ceiling windows. My views were AMAZING. I could see both the Beach and Bay views. They sun rise and sunsets were the perfect start and end to our days.
The wedding itself was exactly what I wanted. Krystn handled all the vendors, so all I had to do was relax in the Penthouse and get ready. I got so many compliments on how beautiful and perfect our wedding was. (And it really was.) If you are looking to be stress-free wedding experience, or for a venue that has almost everything included I would recommend the Grand Plaza Resort. And if you can, ask for Krystn! She was Godsent!
Miriam · Married on 01/19/2019
Dream Wedding and AMAZING Coordinator Krystn
Our daughter got married to the man of her dreams 10 days ago and we could not have asked for a better venue (even the weather cooperated) and the most amazing coordinator ever: Krystn Simmons!! I don't know where to start other than to say, she was always available for anything that we needed, from emails to phone calls to last minute visits (we live in South Florida). She ALWAYS made time for us!! No question was ever too much!! She was so lovely and generous, always offering great advice and solutions. Also wanted to mention the wonderful front desk staff, our banquet manager Justine, the bartenders, all the servers and the housekeeping staff. Everyone was warm and willing to help with anything we needed. We had our reception and our brunch the day after in the Imperial Ballroom, Everyone went above and beyond, they were kind and courteous!! The food from the evening and the brunch was so delicious!! Kudos to the chefs!! Krystn really pulled everything together and was the common thread through it all. From the planning to the wedding day, we thank our lucky stars for Krystn!! Grand Plaza is a beautiful place to get married or have a family event... ask for KRYSTN, you will NOT be sorry!!
Stunning venue and beach site, catering staff is great to work with!!
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.
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.