Wedding Receptions ... a Time to Celebrate!
A wedding day is to be enjoyed and reducing the stress is easy. Let us help plan your reception! We have worked with local sites over the years and know the best places to go. From a buffet of finger food, to a full sit-down formal reception, we've got the contacts and can help with your special day. Look to some exciting ideas below.
A 'Cake & Bubbly' Reception on the Beach
Following the service, share a cake and some bubbly to celebrate your ceremony. In Medieval England, cakes were stacked as high as possible for the bride and groom to kiss over. If they successfully kissed over the stack they were guaranteed a prosperous life together. The Suncoast Weddings style is to provide you with an artfully crafted, delicious custom wedding cake, cake table, cake stand, coordinating table decor, silverware & napkins. After the excitement of the vows, relax and indulge in some quality time soaking up the atmosphere, listening to the waves and making precious memories - extend the magic a little longer with the informal 'cake cutting' and a toast to future happiness. Call us for details and to let us know what kind of cake you would like. We'll organise everything. Prices start from as low as $9 per person (or $35 minimum if there are less than 4 people).
Lions Club - Sunset Beach - Treasure Island
For a memorable beachside reception, this location is hard to beat. We can transform the club with your choice of colors.
Think personalised. Think special. Think spectacular.
You can marry just outside and then relax and kick back in style. Prices vary depending on the food options and entertainment. To get a glimpse of the magic, here's a reception from August 2011. Simply stunning! If you are planning a general party or are planning to 'pop the question' on holiday, party in style - we can set up the club for an event even if it doesn't follow a ceremony. To look at the possibilities for just outside the Lions Club doors, see how the beach was transformed from 'beach' to 'beach ready'.
Sunset Beach is also featured on our Locations Page.
St. Pete Beach Banquet Room
This is a wonderful and affordable reception venue across the street from the beach and near many hotels for guest accommodations. There are menus with choices of food from hors d’oeuvres to buffets. Deb, the banquet room's friendly manager, will work with you to make your wedding reception all that you desire it to be. This offers one of the best priced deals in the beach area. We work closely with Deb and her team and will help set you up with a super deal for a terrific reception. Either we can help arrange your reception or make sure you mention Suncoast Weddings for a special experience.
A reception for 40 guests
- Banquet room for 4 hours
- Set up of tables and chairs
- Linens: white tablecloths, white chair covers and colored sashes (some colors additional charge)
- Standard centerpieces - you may bring your own or upgrade to fresh flowers
Buffet Dinner includes:
- Salads: mixed garden fresh greens with Poppy seed vinaigrette
- Caesar Salad with homemade Caesar salad dressing
- Sides: (choice of two) Turned chef potatoes / Scalloped potatoes / Rice Pilaf
- Vegetable: (choice of two) Fresh green bean almandine / Mixed vegetable medley / Ratatouille
- Entrees: BBQ chicken / Maple glazed Salmon /Burgundy beef tips
- Assorted rolls and butter
- Coffee, ice tea and soft drinks
- Cash Bar included – other options available for added cost
- Custom wedding cake
- Cake cutting service
- Professional DJ
- Dance Floor
Total cost including sales tax and gratuities: $2071.00
Review from Amber and Ricardo, married 20th October 2012:
"I honestly don't know where to begin to describe Deb and her staff. I have been sending e-mails and making phone calls for our wedding for close to 8 months. When we finally arrived to St. Pete for the week of our wedding we met with her & she put all of my fears to rest. You never really know what to expect when planning a wedding reception and rehearsal dinner from a distance. Deb put all my anxiety in her own hands. She was professional, precise, helped with menu selections and made recommendations to help us with our menu. Our rehearsal dinner menu was within our budget thanks to Deb's help. Our reception was over the charts!!! She decorated the hall perfectly to our color scheme and theme. The wait staff was prompt and just as professional as Deb! The value that you get when selecting Bayside Banquets to do your reception is one that can't be beat! We still have our guests raving about the food! We have now made St. Pete our second home!!!"
Dinner Cruise Reception
The yacht is a sleek and modern 115-foot ship. The large picture windows offer all diners panoramic views of the coast as the ship cruises the smooth, scenic inland waters of Florida’s gulf coast. The vessel’s contemporary atmosphere and sumptuous food makes it a really unique venue for your wedding.
The Paddlewheel Boat takes you back to a simpler time. This 107-foot authentic paddlewheeler is a fully modern vessel built with extreme attention to detail and is finished with Victorian touches. Every seat in the spacious, plush dining room has a remarkable panoramic view of the changing waterfront scenery.
The yacht is available in Clearwater Beach and the paddle boat is available in St. Pete Beach.
The yacht in Clearwater accommodates up to 280 passengers.
The paddle boat in St. Pete Beach can accommodate up to 242 passengers for a sit-down meal.
Above are images of the StarLite Majesty and Sapphire - sophisticated and perfect for Florida! Are you ready to cast off?
Set sail to happiness as you cruise on inland waterways to mix and mingle with your guests as you savor gourmet food whilst enjoying the sights.
The StarLite Majesty cruises Tuesday through Sunday offering a wedding reception on a 3 hour dinner cruise. Choose from delicious Entrees like chicken marsala, classic filet mignon, pasta alfredo or how about Chef's selection straight from the seafood market - fresh from the Wharf!
Buffet and cocktail menu options are also available and you can choose from chef stations (with culinary treats such as roasted whole tenderloin of beef) or perhaps Hors d'oeuvres like oysters on the half shell and jumbo stone crab claws? The lists are extensive and the variety is tailored to your request and budget. Full cocktail service is available.
A 3 hour dinner cruise is the perfect way to celebrate your special day.
Food, beverages, live entertainment, and scenery like no other venue can offer.
You may choose to have group seating or charter an entire deck or whole vessel for larger groups.
Call us for more information at 727-443-0039
For more pictures of the Starlite Majesty, click here
For the Clearwater Area - the Carlisle Room and Calio Veranda
Situated in one of the best locations in Clearwater Bay, the Carlisle Room and Calio
Veranda offers stunning waterfront views which makes it a perfect backdrop for your wedding reception.
The total cost below is based on 50 guests:
- Sweetheart table for bride and groom or head table for wedding party
- Tables, chairs, chair covers, coordinating sashes
- Table linens
- Standard centerpieces (custom available for extra $)
- Palm trees with up-lighting
- Hall rental for four hours
- Set-up and clean up
Sample buffet menu:
Carved top sirloin roast
Spanish-style roasted chicken
Green bean almandine
Fresh fruit display with dark chocolate fondue
Assorted cheese tray served with crackers
Baby mixed green salad with vinaigrette
Dinner rolls, coffee and tea
Custom wedding cake
Cake cutting service
Dinnerware, cups, flatware and napkins
Open bar – beer, wine and soft drinks (full liquor bar available for added cost)
Professional DJ for four hours
Reception total: *$7650.00 includes sales tax and gratuities
Deposit: $500.00. Balance due 30 days prior to wedding
*Price may vary depending on final guest count and menu choice.
Custom Cake Options
We can organise a fantastic cake for your big day ... why not make it really special and unique?