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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!!
Jessica D · Married on 12/15/2018
We got married in the Presidential Ballroom on 12/15/18. Our wedding guests raved about the wedding and many said it was the "best wedding ever!" Chef Steve went above and beyond to make sure that our dinner was phenomenal. All of the food was excellent from the prime rib to the chicken marsala. He also went above and beyond when he found out I was feeling under the weather upon arrival, he had a bowl of fresh made chicken noodle soup sent up to our room. Barbara, our bartender, went above and beyond to make our guests felt well taken care of. At the end of the night, one of our guests said "I love Barbara; she's the best!" On the day of the event, Krystn (wedding planner) made sure that all of our needs were met. From having us all in place to helping our guests, she executed the event very well.
This was truly the fairytale wedding that my husband and I dreamed of!
Candy · Married on 10/26/2018
So pleased with the Grand Plaza!
We chose to have our beach wedding at The Grand Plaza Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach and we could not be happier with the outcome! Our wedding coordinator Victoria Creekmore was amazing and so so helpful throughout the entire process! We had an amazing time, all of the staff was so accommodating and helpful, and our guests had amazing things to say about everything! The food was fantastic (we did a buffet style) and everyone loved the bartender- he remembered everyone's drink order and would have it started as soon as people walked up to the bar! I never felt that I had to worry about anything- they know exactly what they are doing and are always prepared for any hiccup that may arise. We were not disappointed!
Rachel · Married on 10/13/2018
Great food and beautiful views!
Jacqueline is the best! We had such a positive experience with the Grand Plaza. The rehearsal, the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, and the reception went off perfectly. Jacqueline was there with us along the way, answering any questions and checking in with me to make sure I was having fun! I highly recommend. The Grand Plaza knows what they're doing. Everything was beautiful.
Elisa · Married on 07/18/2018
Absolutely Beautiful property. Even better bang for your buck. Their genuine care of our needs and what we wanted goes beyond reproach
Ashley · Married on 06/23/2018
If you are looking for a stress free wedding location, Grand Plaza is the place to go. They have two beautiful ceremony locations with palm trees lining the isle and also where you stand in between. They provide various different rentals that they set up and take down for your wedding. You also get your personal wedding coordinator for your wedding. I had Katie, she was absolutely amazing. She was very good at communication with me prior to the wedding and very attentive to my wedding plans. They set up your wedding decorations for you so you can just relax the day of your wedding. The staff was very friendly as well and the food was very good. They have various reception locations. We had ours in the Presidential Ballroom, which was absolutely breathing taking. It overlooks the beach and the gulf. I was very pleased with my wedding and I am already trying to talk my engaged friends in having their wedding there.
Kathleen · Married on 05/04/2018
My now husband and I got married at the Grand Plaza on 5/4/18. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious, the staff was amazing. Our coordinator, Amanda was awesome, she was very helpful and super quick to respond. We’ve had several guests tell us it’s the best wedding they’ve been to. We definitely recommend the Grand Plaza for anyone wanting a beach wedding!!
erica · Married on 04/29/2018
We had our wedding here 4/29/18 and everything turned out absolutely perfect! Not only was the venue wonderful, our wedding coordinator Jacqueline Phillips was incredible! She went above and beyond to make sure all my questions were answered but also to ensure everything was taken care of, in place and handled to perfection!! Not only is the Grand Plaza highly recommend so is Jacqueline!
Katie · Married on 04/22/2018
The Grand Plaza seriously helped us rock our wedding! Before we got married on 4/22/18 there was a lot of talk about how brides were having a hard time with the venue due to coordinator turn over that we became a little nervous. Let me just say, although we did have to change coordinators once and I am so glad we did! Victoria Creekmore is the best! She was so quick to email or call me back with answers to all of my questions. She is literally the sweetest and best they have. Not only did Victoria make us feel like we were the only wedding she had but so did the serving staff! The bartenders were always so attentive to us and our guests. Unfortunately, like most brides and grooms, we did not get to eat very much, but all night and the next day our guest were raving about the food! We are so glad to have chose a venue that includes so much and really helped make our dreams come true! The only problem we had was we got the penthouse for the girls to get ready in, but unfortunate they gave us the smallest one. I was able to switch with my now husband for his suite which worked out perfect! It was plenty big and accommodated all the girls!
Katherine · Married on 04/20/2018
Wonderful! We had such an amazing day thanks to Grand Plaza's awesome staff and absolute best wedding team. Victoria was our coordinator and I can not say enough great things about her. She went above and beyond her call of duty to make sure our day was perfect. We came from Philly to get married at the Grand Plaza and Victoria was so organized and accommodating to all of our little details. The food was great, and all recommended vendors were so good. All of our guest had such a great stay and time at the wedding. We really couldn't of asked for more. I'm even more excited about visiting the hotel every anniversary!
Katie & Jibril
Luann · Married on 11/17/2017
Kristin by far was the most accommodating, pleasant, professional wedding planner! She meet all of our needs. The Grand Plaza might host wedding all the time but they made us feel like we were the only ones there. What a wonderful experience we had. Thank you so much. The Harris family
Christina · Married on 11/10/2017
I had my wedding about a month ago here, and let me start off by saying: ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I started my search for a venue at the Grand Plaza, but of course looked at a couple more venues before heading right back to the Grand Plaza- which I fell in love in at first sight!! Tatyana was my coordinator and she could not have been better. From the moment I sat down for the consult until the time my husband and I were getting ready to walk into the hall as the new Mr. and Mrs.- Tatyana was right by our side. Some people say that they are expensive, but honestly, I disagree...they have different packages for your budget. With the package I chose, everything was included from the ceremony site, alcohol, cocktail hour (with hors d'oeuvres), and the wedding cake as well!
The Grand Plaza was so accommodating to my guests and went above and beyond what I could ever expect!!
Could not have asked for a better wedding coordinator, better venue, and a better night! Wish I could relive it- it was amazing!!!
Gabrielle · Married on 09/01/2017
Can not wait till our wedding in 2017, Kate was so helpful walking us through everything with this location. Best venue we have looked at by far. :)
Jordan · Married on 08/02/2017
Amazing! Tatiyana was absolutely the best! She took care of everything! The Grand Plaza hosted 65 of our closest friends and family. Perfect week! Best week ever!
Karen · Married on 03/18/2017
The Grand Plaza is thee place to have your wedding!!! My daughter and husband had a beach wedding and the reception was in the Imperial Ballroom...It was over the top!! Kate Finan our wedding planner from the plaza was amazing and so easy to work with. She made our very special day perfect!! Thank you to everyone at the plaza for an awesome day!
maria · Married on 02/25/2017
We got married on 2/25/17 and were very happy we choose the Grand Plaza!! Amanda was EVERYTHING and made for us to have the most PERFECT day! The food, ambiance, beach, service, and drinks were wonderful! Everyone I spoke with after the wedding talked about the food! We choose a buffet and there was definitely something for everyone! I am a self titled "foodie" so the food was very important and I have a excellent culinary taste-->amazing food there! It was the best day and I am so thankful we choose the Grand Plaza! The Grand Plaza is very luck to have Amanda working for them as she is a true gem and professional! Thanks for everything!!
Kasey · Married on 02/17/2017
Amazing service and staff. Kate was great and very helpful.
Deb · Married on 01/14/2017
The best thing I did for my wedding was book the Grand Plaza. Tatyana was amazing and answered all of my questions right away. Guests are still talking about the food as well, it was perfect. I could not of had a better day!
Catherine · Married on 12/17/2016
The Grand Plaza was so easy to work with and our wedding was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Tatyana was our main contact and she put forth effort in every way to ensure and all of our questions were answered and that everything ran smoothly. Our guests loved that venue and food!!
M · Married on 12/11/2016
Yes, the view is spectacular... as are the food and drinks, what makes this an amazing location is the staff! Tatyana was an AMAZING coordinator and addressed every concern we had (including several last minute, day of, completely out of the box requests from a few of our vendors). They include a cake from local vendor (Sweet Madness was amazing) as well a penthouse suite for a night.
But it was the little things: the ENTIRE staff from ground up were super sweet, kind, patient, professional, and helpful whenever possible. We had several family members with mobility issues, and they were so accommodating in helping provide transport and care. The room "rate" was very affordable for what is provided, parking priority for guests was appreciated, their coordination with vendor teams was outstanding [and their recommendations were appreciated]... and of course, accommodating our request to include a four-legged flower girl and have our pup join in the ceremony made it all worthwhile. If we had to do it again, we would not hesitate to book the Presidential Ballroom all over again.
Annaka · Married on 11/12/2016
Tori Elkington was the BEST wedding planner. She made planning our wedding so easy. We communicated through email most of the time and she was very quick with her responses. The Grand Plaza was absolutely beautiful. Our wedding was a dream come true.
Kristina · Married on 11/11/2016
Grand Plaza, Grand Plaza, Grand Plaza, Tatyana, Tatyana, Tatyana!!!! Oh my goodness, we had such an amazing experience with the hotel and honestly LOVED our coordinator Tatyana! The hotel is EXTREMELY helpful with any request/ wish you may have regarding your wedding. If it's possible they will make it happen! Literally every single staff member you come in contact with is so nice and very helpful. From Tammy at the front desk, to Rob the bell hop, to Patti at Bongos to Claudia (who approved our after-wedding-brunch) and many people in between- you are completely taken care of here! Above all, the most helpful, patient, easy-to- work-with, positive, upbeat, sweetest person we worked with was the best coordinator ever.. Tatyana!! She is amazing!! We must have exchanged 200 e-mails and dozens of phone calls! She was so quick to respond, and tried her hardest to get whatever we needed taken care of. She even pulled off the Brunch to end all brunches!!! haha She is truly a bride's best friend when planning a wedding. I also need to give some major props to another coordinator named Kate! She is so fun, helpful and easy to get along with. These girls are SO SWEET, any bride would be lucky to have either of these ladies helping to plan their wedding! Thank you so much Grand Plaza and everyone mentioned for all that you did to make our wedding the best day of our lives :)
- Kristina and Steven Borden
Lara · Married on 11/04/2016
Wow, how do I ever say thank you enough to the Grand Plaza for hosting my perfect wedding?? They are beyond amazing at what they do - and boy do they do a lot! This was the only venue we had an onsite tour of and we didn't have to look any further after that and booked the same weekend (and book soon - they fill up fast!). I never had to worry about a thing during the planning process or on the big day. Their ceremony sites are well maintained and beautiful for that picture perfect FL beach ceremony we all dream of. And their ballrooms - wow. You cannot go wrong with any of the options there. We chose the downstairs Imperial ballroom for it's open space and the attached patio that we used for our cocktail hour. Food is fantastic and Barbara the Bartender comes with our highest recommendations! She is awesome at what she does and just so, so nice. Most of the coordinators there had their own weddings there BEFORE they ever worked there! What does that tell you?? Best value on the beach - seriously, it's a steal for a FL beach wedding!
A very special kudos to our coordinator Tatyana Adams who helped calm my nerves on more than a few occasions and was always readily available to answer my hundreds of questions throughout the process. She is a true professional and I cannot recommend her enough! Seriously, request her - she is the BEST!!