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 93% of couples
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Jen · Getting married on 04/20/2020
Great experience, beautiful venue!Sent on 05/22/2019
Dana Sanford · Getting married on 11/03/2019
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.Sent on 03/02/2019
Ken Westphal · Married on 05/03/2019
Best Venue for a Wedding
The Grand Plaza Resort was the only venue we wanted for our wedding because of the beach ceremony, the views, and the ease of everything in one location while having your own wedding coordinator. It was very easy to schedule a tour to view the different ballrooms, discuss pricing, dates, decor, and other things. During the time we booked and our wedding day, they were always quick to respond to any questions I had that had come up. Once our day got closer, they were in contact with us to finalize everything and to make sure our day went off without a problem. The day of the wedding, we were able to stop in our ballroom early in the morning to decorate with the items we wanted to use and get the room ready. They had everything already setup that we got through them, we had some extra touches we wanted to add. The ceremony and reception went perfect and couldn't have asked for anything more. I would highly recommend the Grand Plaza Resort for your wedding!Sent on 05/28/2019
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.