The Birchwood

340 Beach Dr Ne, Saint Petersburg, FL
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 220 people

About The Birchwood

Downtown St. Pete – Inspired by the 1920’s glam era, The Grand Ballroom at The Birchwood is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch. The Ballroom features both indoor and outdoor celebration space with breathtaking views of Tampa Bay, Beach Drive and the amazing Downtown St. Petersburg Skyline. Our team of professionals will help to keep the wedding planning FUN and our talented Chef’s will create a top notch culinary experience for you and your guests! THE CEREMONY: Grand Ballroom: “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. Ceremonies Include: Gold Banquet Chairs, 8’ Birchwood Decorative Pillars, Ceremony Pipe and Drape & Private Champagne Toast for Bride & Groom (Up to 120 guests for Ceremony, combined with a Reception.) For couples with guest counts higher than 120, a list of local off-site ceremony recommendations will be provided. THE COCKTAIL HOUR: Guests can enjoy their cocktail hour all within the Grand Ballroom, utilizing our welcome foyer, main Ballroom and two private outdoor terraces. We also offer an upgraded semi-private 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 RECEPTION: The Grand Ballroom features a vintage glam, coupled with a simple elegance that is the perfect palate for any wedding day celebration. Located just one level below our iconic Canopy Rooftop, the Grand Ballroom can accommodate weddings, rehearsal dinners, 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. Petersburg Beach Drive area. (200 seated dinner/ 250+ Standing Reception Style) Wedding Receptions Include: • Exclusive Use of 4th Floor Grand Ballroom, Grand Foyer, Private Restroom Suites and Two Outdoor Balconies • Five Hours Event Time • Four Hours Prior to Event Start for Vendor Access & Setup • Full Catering Kitchen w/ Dedicated Banquet Chef & Banquet Staff • Balcony Patio Lounge Furniture • Custom Built-In Bar • All 72” Round Tables, 60” Round Tables, 6’ Banquet Tables, 8’ Banquet Tables for Guest Seating, DJ Table, Gift Table, Welcome Table, Favors, etc. • 48” Round Cake Table • White, Black or Ivory Floor-length Linen for Banquet Tables • Black or White Linen Napkins • All Plate Ware, Glassware, Flatware and Service Ware • Private Welcome Signage • Complimentary Wedding Tasting for Up to 6 Guests Prior to Wedding Date • Complimentary Service Staff for First 75 Guests • Complimentary Bartender for First 75 Guests • Bridal Suite Discount Program

Event Spaces

The Birchwood Grand Ballroom
The Birchwood Grand Ballroom
Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Valet Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Waterview
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 220
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3
  • Special Features: Our unique and boutique property is located in the heart of downtown St. Petersbug. Amenities include our an upscale dinning restaurant bar and lounge, 18 chic hotel rooms, private event spaces and an award winning rooftop bar and lounge!
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 1
  • Year Renovated: 1992