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Courtney Lewis · Married on 03/07/2020
We got married here on the beach back in March and it was amazing. It was a destination wedding so I planned everything from PA and Kelli Love was great with responding and helping me out with anything I needed, she’s awesome at her job! The food is amazing and the staff is so accommodating, everything turned out perfect with no complaints. I will say the only downfall to having the reception in the coconut palm tent is the bathrooms being kinda far away but besides that, the tent is such a nice location for a reception. Definitely recommend this place for anyone wanting a beach wedding, couldn’t have asked for a better place!Sent on 04/04/2020
Destiny R Conte · Getting married on 10/10/2021
I requested information a few months prior to traveling to St Pete since I'm in NH. I ended up communicating and meeting w Jessica. From the very beginning she was always answered right away and I didn't feel like I was bothering her w all my questions. When we toured the property everything was beautiful and had been renovated. They have many options for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They cater the food and had buffet and plated options. Me and fiance loved the coconut palm tent that is right on the beach and have decided to book this vendor based on the amazing customer service and how beautiful it is. I cant wait to bring all our friends and family here to celebrate our big day in 2021.Sent on 09/27/2019
Sirata Beach Resort's reply:Hi Destiny, We are so excited to be a part of your special day and look forward to helping you through the entire process! Sunny Wishes, Your Sirata Wedding Team
Maggie Drumm · Married on 02/28/2020
This is such a beautiful venue. The staff were very friendly and kind and working. We worked with Tracy who did a great job responding to all questions and clarifying anything we needed. The only issue we had was with the room block situation but it seems that it worked out for everyone.Sent on 03/05/2020
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Theresa Parrish · Married on 02/15/2020
The Beach Wedding of My Dreams!
Having grown up on the beach in Florida I always had a "dream beach wedding" in mind. When I met my fiance' we both had previous church weddings and knew we wanted to be married on the beach. There are so many beach wedding destinations near our home in St. Petersburg and we chose The Sirata Beach Resort. I am an extremely discerning professional with an eye for detail and let my wedding planner, Jennifer Jasper, know my high expectations from the beginning. I told her everything from the rooms, to the hotel amenities to the food had to be an exceptional experience for our guests. And boy did she DELIVER!
Jennifer was always a step ahead of me, helping me plan and making suggestions that were exceptional! I truly don't know what I would have done without her at my side. I could not believe a hotel would provide me with someone with such a high level of professionalism and expertise as Jennifer! I cannot recommend Jennifer enough! What I loved the most about her was that I am very hands on and she always welcomed meeting with me in person, even at the last minute as I worried about details of one sort or another.
She was in contact with me the day before my wedding and throughout my wedding day. She came up to my room to walk me downstairs and coordinated the most beautiful wedding one could ever hope for! Thank you Jennifer Jasper!
I would also like to extend a special thank you to the chef and food staff - our guests gave us amazing compliments on our reception dinner! I want to also thank Veena for taking excellent care of Jeff and I during our reception; the staff even put away our table decorations as our ceremony winded down; everything was saved and all we had to do was put it in our car. Our wedding could not have gone smoother! It was the very best day of my life!! I hope to post a video which shows Jennifer getting me down the aisle in the perfect time ... it shows exactly why you should hands down choose the Sirata and Jennifer Jasper for your ideal beach wedding!Sent on 03/04/2020
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Lauren Hellrung · Married on 02/08/2020
Best Wedding Experience!
We hosted out wedding at the Sirata Beach Resort and it was incredible! We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at the resort and Kelli & Jessica ensured everything went on without any hiccups! I cannot even begin to explain how amazing Kelli and Jessica were. They made sure everything from the decor, food, guests, etc were taken care. I worried about nothing! They even kept an eye on all the groomsmen to make sure they didn't celebrate too much before the ceremony ;D We had a rock and roll theme to our wedding that involved a lot of creativity and Kelli got very involved and even threw in some ideas that we used! The ceremony setup and scenery is gorgeous as well as the Royal Palm ballroom with sights of the beach, tropicana/downtown st pete, and the skyway bridge. All the lights lit up at night are beautiful and makes for an amazing backdrop. On top of that, the food was incredible! We selected the beef and chicken option. So many of our guests said it was one of the best steaks they have ever had. I could write a book with this review but overall this was the perfect venue for our wedding!Sent on 05/12/2020
Katie Joe Markman · Married on 02/01/2020
February Beach Wedding
My husband and I had a sunset beach wedding in February at the Sirata Beach Resort at St. Pete Beach. We live in Boston, Massachusetts and coordinating with Sirata from Boston was painless. From the beginning Kelli Love and her staff were more than accommodating and very helpful. Their list of preferred vendors were actually really good. We got our photographer, DJ, lights, ice cream, baker and florist from the list and we could not be happier with the services we got from the vendors. On the wedding day, the staff were very attentive to my husband and I. They made sure our glasses were full and we got food first. The most difficult part was the room block because our family and friends were very last minute and the reservation line was sometimes not as helpful. However, the staff under Kelli Love were responsive to our feedback and were able to rectify the situation. We opted for the Farewell Brunch the day after on the breezeway, which was very nice. Overall, the experience could not gone better. We were very pleased with our experience, the facilities and the amenities at the Sirata Beach Resort and recommend it highly.Sent on 03/15/2020
Sirata Beach Resort's reply:Hi Katie,
Holly Wilson · Married on 01/26/2020
Our beach wedding
Sirata Beach Resort exceeded our expectations in making our dream of a beach wedding more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. We worked with Kelli Love and she was beyond amazing during the entire wedding process! We cannot thank her enough for making our dream wedding come true! We highly recommend Sirata Beach Resort for your wedding!Sent on 02/14/2020
Sirata Beach Resort's reply:Hi Holly, Thank you so much for this amazing review! We had so much fun being a part of your big day and it could not have turned out any better! We hope you are having the best time on this new adventure and wish you all the best! We hope to see you both again! Sunny Wishes, Your Sirata Team
Brian Davis · Married on 01/25/2020
Kelli, made our entire wedding experience stress free, giving my wife and I and all our friends and family an amazing destination wedding. Everything was extremely organized. Set up and decoration were awesome. Fantastic food. Amazing pictures to last a lifetime. We will definitely visit Sirata again for one of our anniversariesSent on 02/05/2020
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Jennifer Van Gelder · Married on 11/16/2019
Great venue! We had an amazing day and our guests all had a great time! Loved how easy it was to communicate with Kelli about what we needed. She made sure everything went great on the day of! SO happy to have worked with her!Sent on 12/07/2019
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Melissa Cossu · Married on 09/27/2019
Wedding venue and food
Kasey is everything!!! This woman was my salvation! I will admit I had some issues with reservations with the hotel but Kasey was right there communicating with me the entire time! The Royal Palm ballroom took my breath away when I first saw it. The taco bar was a huge hit and the hotel itself was amazing! The customer service was fantastic and the hotel was super affordable for being directly on the beach. I was so sad to leave when I had to but all of my guests absolutely loved the hotel and venue!Sent on 09/30/2019
Sirata Beach Resort's reply:Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for this great review! We are so happy to have been a part of your special day and the Royal Palm looked gorgeous! We hope you come back to visit us soon! Sunny Wishes, Your Sirata Wedding Team
Alexandria · Married on 09/18/2019
Sirata Beach Resort- Intimate Wedding
Jennifer Jasper and the team were so amazing! We were an out of state group, looking for great deals and beautiful weather for our special day. Jennifer was so amazing the entire process with helping us select everything, she was on top of EVERYTHING! She was never rude or impatient, and never seemed irritated. There were days we called her 3 times in a day just to ask questions and she always answered them and if she did not know she reached out to her manager or whoever else to get that information for us. They made sure the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and wedding flowed perfectly. We loved how she reached out to all of our vendors to make sure everyone was aligned and on time. Like, I have heard of a lot of people being stressed out about their wedding and things going smoothly and on time. Once we got there we didn't have to worry about anything, and that was amazing! We highly recommend their wedding packages and their location for the beach front wedding is so beautiful!This is no reflection of the Sales team or anyone involved with the wedding because they were great! The front desk team, was a little lost when it came to our accommodations, and the rooms were not quite what we expected. But the Rum Tiki Bar, drinks and food are amazing! Unfortunately the Compass Grille was never open the entire time we were there. But overall, all our family and guests really enjoyed themselves and had a great time. We created so many great memories!Sent on 10/18/2019
Dana · Married on 06/16/2019
Kasey was amazing to work with. She was always available to answer my questions. She went above and beyond to make my day perfect. It rained and we couldn't be on the beach like we planned but she still made it beautiful. She was there every step of the way and I can't recommend her enough!Sent on 06/26/2019
Jean · Married on 06/15/2019
Perfect Wedding Day
My partner and I had been planning our wedding for 2 years and had visited a few locations in St Pete Beach. When we arrived at the Sirata we knew this was it! Kasey Bussell was our wedding planner and she was the absolute best! No matter how many emails, phones calls or questions I had, Kasey walked me through it. Our day arrived and the wedding went off with a few minor bumps but again Kasey was there to take care of it. We had the most perfect day and had our dream wedding. I cannot thank Kasey and the staff at the Sirata enough for not only making our stay amazing but also our guests. The Sirata Resort is a great place for your wedding, a celebration of any kind or just a get away!Sent on 07/11/2019
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Rachel · Married on 06/13/2019
Kasey & Jessica... Awesome
We worked with Kasey Bussell primarily. She was very accessible, down to earth, nice, and accommodating. Weather was questionable on our wedding day and the plan was well laid out and communicated.Sent on 06/18/2019
Also, if you book the Sirata, you will use their catering. This is not a problem because the food is phenomenal! We had people raving about the food the whole next week!
Mike Boring · Married on 05/11/2019
Our wedding at Sirata was perfect! The views are amazing and really made for good pictures and an overall beautiful atmosphere. Kasey was our coordinator and she was such a great help the entire time. I definitely recommend Sirata!Sent on 05/30/2019
Pete Stewart · Married on 05/05/2019
Perfect beach venue!
First, Jen, our wedding coordinator, was absolutely amazing. 10/10 for her and her responsiveness and service. She made planning a breeze and paid attention to all the details the day of. Even our guests raved about her.Sent on 05/07/2019
Now, the ceremony/reception. Beachfront ceremony was gorgeous and the ocean was the most perfect backdrop. Jen made sure the reception was set up just as we envisioned. We had the intimate buffet and the food was delicious, bartender was so friendly, and we had great service.
The resort was recently updated and had great amenities for our large group to stay busy. The two pools, two beach bars, and loungers on the beach (with watersports and a drink cart) allowed us to gather as a group for several days. The rooms are all updated and clean. Food service is a little slow so give yourself plenty of time. Overall this was the perfect spot for us!
Danielle · Married on 03/23/2019
Amazingly beautiful and fun wedding venue!
The Sirata was such an amazing place to get married. Kelli and her team were so helpful and responsive throughout the whole process leading up to the wedding and the weekend of the wedding. We held out rehearsal dinner there the night before as well which was also a huge hit. Overall, our guests had such a fun weekend at the Sirata and they still can’t stop talking about it! We had such a flawless weekend and a wedding we’ll cherish in our hearts forever. One other thing- their vendor recommendations were really great too. We used a few of them and did not regret it!! Thank you to all the Sirata staff for an amazing wedding weekend! You made planning a destination wedding a breeze!Sent on 05/02/2019
Kayla Buccellato · Married on 11/09/2018
A Dream Come True
I can't even put into words how perfect our day was, all thanks to Kasey. She was an amazing wedding planner, and that is no exaggeration at all. Kasey was only a text or call away at any time of the day. Kasey went above and beyond for our special day. We booked our venue and met with her a year in advance, so imagine how pestering we were haha. Kasey never skipped a beat, she knew what we needed or wanted sometimes before we even asked it. She is a true professional and so much more. We had some difficulties checking in the day before the wedding, with our family and friends rooms. Kasey, without hesitant took care of it in such a manner that our family and friends didn't even know what went on. Kasey made our day a dream come true at the Sirata Beach Resort. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.Sent on 01/21/2019
Melissa · Married on 10/27/2018
Amazing Location and Wonderful Staff
We got married at Sirata on October 27, 2018. This is a beautiful resort that just went under a complete renovation. We had a lot of family attend from out of town and everyone loved the new look and feel of the resort. Kasey and the entire wedding team at Sirata are beyond amazing and exceeded all of our expectations! Kasey was there through the entire process from initial planning, to several meet ups while the renovations were underway, to answering more than a few emails from us, all done with poise and incredible patience! She made sure that everything went smoothly and checked in on us multiple times that day. She made sure everyone was present during photos, made sure that the bridal party was set up to mingle with the guests beforehand, and made sure we had a drink ready at our table after the reception began. Our beach wedding was so beautiful and the staff did a great job with everything. One big plus is the security they have while the ceremony occurs to make sure no strangers get to close or end up in photos. The food is incredible as well. Our wedding guests couldn't stop commenting about how great everything was. The serving staff made sure everyone was treated so well too. Thank you, Sirata for making our wedding so special and taking such great care of anyone.Sent on 11/06/2018
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Alexis · Married on 10/08/2018
Kasey Bussell, the events manager was absolutely amazing! Right from the start she was responsive, helpful and truly seemed like she cared and had our best interest. She also helped us out tremendously as the big day approached and even more so the day of! A couple of the servers during dinner were a little iffy, coming to me stating that the DJ couldn’t drink (could’ve spoke to the DJ directly) and not allowing us to take our extra meals when someone else said we could, but overall I was very pleased. When the reception ended, the beach bar stayed open for us and they were great as well!Sent on 10/17/2018
Heather · Married on 06/08/2018
I had my wedding on June 8th, 2018. It was everything I imagined and more. Our wedding coordinator Kasey was truly amazing. If I had a question about anything I’d ask her and she respond in such a timely manner. My husband and I have heard so many compliments on how amazing the venue, food and services were. We want to play this day over and over. Thank you Kasey and Sirata for making my wedding day a dream come true.Sent on 06/14/2018
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Gina · Married on 04/14/2018
My husband and I could not have had a more perfect wedding and a lot of that was thanks to the efforts of Sirata’s amazing coordinator, Kelli Love, the staff, and the resort itself. As a venue, the Sirata offered everything we were looking for: a beautiful beach adjacent ceremony (deck overlooking the beach), a courtyard cocktail hour by their water fountain, and a reception hall with a gorgeous 180 degree view overlooking St. Petersburg beach. The convenience of having all three phases of the wedding at a single venue allowed for a seamless transition from ceremony, to cocktail hour to reception without the added stress of arranging transportation for us or the guests. The resort itself offers plenty of amenities for guests during the downtime, and their hotel rooms have been recently updated. We were so fortunate to get paired with Kelli Love as our coordinator. Kelli was personable and professional answering every question leading up to the wedding and her experience and confidence kept me calm throughout. Kelli kept everyone in line from the rehearsal through the reception and allowed us to focus on the day. If anything went wrong, we were not aware of it! We can't thank Kelli and the Sirata staff enough for making our day exactly what we wanted!Sent on 04/22/2018
Sarah · Married on 03/23/2018
My (now!) husband Drew and I have been in a long distance relationship ever since we knew each other (I’m a Texan and he is a Georgian) up until the wedding. After much thought, we decided to have a beach wedding -- somewhere where it wouldn’t be labor intensive for our families. We picked the St. Pete Beach area as it delivered the scenic views and was budget-reasonable friendly. We made reservations with different resorts/hotels in the area , seeing several (> 5 ) potential places. We were discouraged not one came close to what we envisioned. We went by the Sirata several times unaware of it's potential (it never appeared on Google searches for wedding venues). That is where we met Ms. Kasey Bussell. I think she could sense our discouragement about our wedding ventures thus far. What we thought would be a 5-minute drop in turned into an hour-long tour/Q&A. Needless to say, we left with a contract and within a week, we signed with the Sirata to host our wedding. If you are still attempting to choose a location for a beachfront wedding in the St. Pete location, take it from the couple who went from Clearwater, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg to only come back to the Sirata. Let Kasey and her staff take care of you while you and your guests enjoy your big day! Tell her Drew and Sarah sent you!Sent on 07/05/2018
Stephanie · Married on 02/18/2018
I began my venue search on the weddingwire website since I was planning my FL beach wedding from my home in CT. The Sirata was a top venue we were interested in just from the photos and the moment we set foot on the grounds and met with the best wedding coordinator, Kelly Love, we knew this was where we had to get married. Kelly helped make planning our wedding from afar so easy. She was always quick to respond to emails and help with anything we asked of her. There were some changes that needed to be made last minute due to the renovations at the resort during the time of our wedding, but this did not take away from the experience of the day. The ceremony took place on the South Beach, with cocktail hour in the Coconut Palm Pavilion right next to the beach, and the reception upstairs on the 8th floor in the Royal Palm ballroom. All of our guests loved the food! The view from the ballroom on the 8th floor is just amazing! Kelly and the rest of the team at the Sirata helped to make my wedding day unforgettable.Sent on 03/08/2018
kimberly · Married on 12/22/2017
Chloe and Amanda were amazing to work with! Once we knew that we wanted an intimate wedding, we contacted Amanda and she provided hours of ongoing advice and support which ultimately helped us choose the Sirata for our wedding. On the day before the wedding, we were surprised to see that our reception site had construction going on outside of the room. After expressing our concern, Chloe was able to relocate our ceremony and it ended up working out perfectly. I would highly recommend them for future brides.Sent on 01/14/2018