St Pete is such a beautiful city with interesting architecture and options for wedding venues. So many venues that picking one might actually be a challenge in its own right. From the pier to the downtown murals, St. Pete just has so much to offer newly engaged couples for engagement photos and engaged couples planning their wedding. These are my favorite St. Pete wedding venues as a Florida wedding photographer. They are all a little different in their own way, but these venues are guaranteed to make your wedding day photographs stand out.
St Pete Wedding Venues with Rooftops
Red Mesa Events
What was once downtown St. Pete’s first fire station was recently fully remodeled into Red Mesa Events while still preserving many of the historic features of the building. The historic wedding venue features multiple floors of event spaces: an open-air courtyard restaurant, a renovated ballroom, an open-air bar and lounge, and a rooftop deck featuring stunning views of downtown St. Pete. In each of these event spaces, exposed brick, sophisticated design, and unique Brazilian woodwork make this event space one to bask in.
The Birchwood is a unique experience that provides an art deco-inspired hotel near Vinoy Park. It also features an award-winning rooftop that overlooks St Petersburg Pier, North Straub Park, and the waters of Tampa Bay. This venue is perfect for those that are looking for a modern yet timeless venue setting. You can even rent out the entire 18-room hotel to take your wedding day to the next level.
One of the newer wedding venues on the list is Hotel Zamora. From breathtaking rooftop views, spacious and modern accommodations, delicious Mediterranean culinary cuisine, and stylish indoor/outdoor ceremony and reception locations this boutique venue is one to be sure to consider for your wedding day. Another unique feature is how they divide the indoor and outdoor spaces to seamlessly transition from cocktail hours to wedding receptions.
Station House St. Pete
Originally built in 1911 as a fire and train station, this century-old historic venue provides an intimate and unique vintage feel that can’t be beaten. They also have a rooftop balcony giving you a bird’s eye view of downtown St Pete, and makes for a perfect spot for sunset. The grand ballroom gives a more elegant and architecturally rich experience. With a combination of unique history, stunning rooftop views, and elegant design this venue combines multiple aspects that few others can match.
St Pete Wedding Venues on the Beach
The Don Cesar
This venue is one of the most well-known in St. Pete. Everything from luxury service to panoramic views of St. Pete Beach, the Don CeSar has you covered. Along their private beachfront property, guests will enjoy the tropical feeling while also basking in elegance and sophistication in their ballrooms, pavilions, and terraces available for your dream wedding day.
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Located between St Petersburg and St Pete Beach this private country club venue features gorgeous waterfront panoramas both inside and out. You can exchange vows on the private white sand beach with yachts floating in the harbor behind you. The indoor ceremony spaces also feature massive windows providing tons of natural light as well as some of the best views of Boca Ciega Bay. Regardless of the space, intimate romance and elegance make the Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club a true hidden gem.
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Resort Wedding Venues in St Pete
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club
The Vinoy is a beautifully remodeled event space, located right near the water of St Pete Beach, which is capable of holding multiple weddings in a single day. Throughout multiple ballrooms, stunning architecture, elegant chandeliers, and tasteful drapery make for a sophisticated and upscale occasion. Outdoor spaces provide private a private oasis with lush greenery as well as views of the bay and downtown St Pete giving a tropical and elegant feel for your wedding day.
Unique Wedding Venues in St Pete
Originally built in 1920, Nova 535 has tons of experience in the wedding field which is one of the reasons they are one of the best-reviewed event spaces in St Pete. Weddings at Nova 535 provide a mix of an industrial feel inside and a tropical feel outside. The outdoor courtyard is beautifully lit with stunning 30-foot bamboo surrounding while indoors features original 1920 brick walls, open ceilings, and Brazilian hardwood floors. Whether indoors or out, Nova 535 provides a modern elegant experience with touches of history and classical influences.
This historical tropical oasis is St Petersburg’s oldest living museum featuring some of the oldest and most unique tropical plants that you can find in the area. With both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces available, you will be blown away by this secluded feeling oasis nestled amongst lush tropical displays, vibrant flowering plants, and cascading waterfalls. This destination paints the ideal backdrop for a beautiful wedding with a tropical vibe.
The Next Steps
Once you’ve selected a date and venue, you should start looking for the right wedding photographer for you.
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