(Closed) Need suggestions for ceremony and reception sites in the St. Pete Beach area

posted 9 years ago in Florida – West Coast Florida
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It’s not beach front, but Boca Ciega allows outside catering.  It’s bayfront.  Davis Island Garden Club is also bayfront but allows outside catering.  How many guests?  I live in St. Pete so, I’ve checked out a bunch of spots and most of the spots on the beach require you to use their own catering.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

N/M I didn’t read your post about outside catering!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Hi Monica,

I lived in Orlando for several years, and when I had a day off, I’d always hit up Fort De Soto park because of the pristine beach, blue water of the Gulf, and it was never busy!  I always thought it would be a beautiful place for a wedding, and it looks like they have a vendor list who might know more about logistics and outside catering.  As far as a summer wedding in Florida,  keep in mind it will be HOT, humid and will more than likely rain at 3:00 on any given day.

 http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_Ft_DeSoto.htm

http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/special_event_permits.htm

Also, try Eckard College, as they have a beautiful campus directly on the Bay, and may have ballrooms available for rent.

Good Luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

My friends are getting married on St. Pete Beach and their reception will be at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. Let me know if you need any other info!

Post # 8
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Wannabee

Hi Monica,

  There are some great areas to have a outdoor wedding on the beach. A lot depends on your budget. I know of private beach houses you can rent or big hotels that will let have tents on the beach. The Bilmar is on Treasure Island and will allow a complete reception on beach, they provide the food and venue. Thier rooms are priced great and very nice (all Tommy Bahama Decore) ($99to about $140). The barefoot beach resort in Madiera beach is a little more bare bones then Bilmar but has nice clean room and will allow you to have caterers and tents out front. If you are looking to go less formal and want a place that has 5 small cootages that each rent for $350 to $400 PER WEEK! they have a small court yard area right on the beach is the Sea Horse on Treasure Island. The owner is young and very laid back. The cottages are very rustic, about a notch above camping. But they are incredibly affordable and directly on the beach. They do have AC a kitchen and bathrooms, but not fancy. But if you are looking for affordable and a place that will let you throw a big party it works. We own a DJ Wedding Serice and have done over 1,200 weddings in this area so if you have questions feel free to call me direct at 813-770-2150. There are ways to do a great beach wedding in a budget and still keep it classy and fun. http://www.affordablebeachweddings.com

Eric Hardy 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I don’t know if it’s too late but I’m getting married at the Grand Plaza Hotel on St. Pete Beach. They have been absolutely wonderfulto deal with.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

How do you find private houses for rent in st.pete?

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