Say “I Do” With A View
Ceremonies are held within the east wing of our Grand Ballroom while overlooking North Straub Park, the waters of Tampa Bay, and Beach Drive.
- Up to 120 guests for a traditional ceremony, combined with a ballroom reception.
- For couples with guest counts higher than 120, a reception style ceremony is an alternative option within the ballroom.
- Couples are also welcome to host an off-site ceremony at a local church, park, or garden!
*Ceremonies include: Gold Banquet Chairs, 8’ Birchwood Wooden Posts, Ceremony Pipe and Drape & Private Champagne Toast for Couple
The Cocktail Hour:
Guests can enjoy their cocktail hour all within the Grand Ballroom, utilizing our welcome foyer, main ballroom, and private outdoor terraces. We also offer an upgraded semi-private Birchwood Canopy Rooftop cocktail hour, where wedding guests can enjoy the cabanas, outdoor living room area, waterfront glass look-out area, and their own private Satellite bar.
The Grand Ballroom features a vintage glam, coupled with a simple elegance that is the perfect palate for any wedding day celebration. Natural light pours through the fourth floor Grand Ballroom and Terrace which spans 4,000 sq. ft. Upon walking into the private event space your eye immediately goes to the modern chandeliers, which add to the elegant atmosphere.
Located just one level below our iconic Birchwood Canopy Rooftop, the Grand Ballroom can accommodate weddings, rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions, post-wedding brunches, and other celebrations with up to 200 guests.
The Grand Ballroom includes exclusive use of our welcome foyer, custom built-in bar, private restroom suites, and two outdoor balconies with panoramic views of the downtown St. Pete/Beach Drive area.
Food and Drink:
The Grand Ballroom includes a full-service catering kitchen, complete with its own team of talented chefs who are dedicated to servicing your wedding reception. We include a la carte meal selections which allow each couple to cultivate their very own wedding menu! The Birchwood sources several local, fresh and organic ingredients in order to provide the best meal experience for all guests. There are a variety of hosted bar options to select from, as well as Signature Drink add-ons!
Small Wedding Packages:
- Custom packages are available for intimate celebrations Sundays-Thursdays.
- Packages include 4-hour reception, decorative décor, and linens, cocktail hour hors d’oeurves/displays, plated entree/dinner buffet, champagne toast, open bar, and coffee station.
Rehearsal Dinner & Brunch Packages:
Looking to kick off the wedding weekend with a welcome reception/rehearsal dinner?
Or perhaps wind things down with a farewell brunch? The Grand Ballroom is the perfect location to host your pre and post-wedding weekend festivities!
“We had our rehearsal dinner in the grand ballroom and everyone kept raving about how good the food was and the view! Definitely will recommend their venue and hospitality to anyone!”
Isabella R | 5 Star Rating | Wedding Wire
“From the beginning we’ve had 5 star service with the staff at The Birchwood…Our guest raved about the food being the best they’ve ever had at a wedding. The location was also perfect for our out of town guest. We are so happy we found this venue for our wedding.”
Angela N | 5 Star Rating | Wedding Wire
“The Birchwood’s somewhat modern, somewhat old world, Gatsby vibe was a gorgeous launch pad for creating the atmosphere we wanted. The staff is incredibly kind and gracious as well as professional and knowledgeable about how to make our vision come to life.”
Sarah P | 5 Star Rating | Wedding Wire