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Venues in Saint Petersburg, FL,
(727) 360-1811
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 306 Reviews


    Bailey C.

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    1.8 out of 5
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  • I booked my wedding in feb 2020. My wedding was scheduled for March 27, 2021. They told us that the hotel would be closed from nov-feb due to renovations. I got a call dec 2020 saying that the renovations would not be done in time and that my wedding had to be cancelled. I was devastated. But I understood. And thought “it’s not their fault”. Once I found my new venue, Shephards Beach Resort, I learned that Grand Plaza was telling their brides that had weddings nov/dec 2020 that THEY had to cancel their wedding 2-3 months beforehand because of renovations.. so how come I knew about these renovations in Feb 2020 and the brides for nov/dec 2020 didn’t find out until august/September 2020. Just doesn’t sit well with me. The man that was helping my fiancé and I was great, I have nothing bad to say about him. But I think the people above him who are in charge of how the show runs, is shady. Not sure what they got out of waiting that long to tell these poor brides/grooms about thei... Read more

    Ashley R.

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    3 out of 5
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  • I struggled with choosing a star rating because while my experience was a “zero” out of five, the women that helped me (Merzedes) initially deserved “five” I signed a contract, paid a deposit, booked and planned my wedding 14 months in advance. Chose my menu, alcohol, cocktail hour apps, etc and chose all my vendors (photographer, florist, cake, etc) based off their preferred vendor list. The woman who handled my contract/event was a sweetheart and the woman who handled the front desk/reservation process was great as well. Our wedding was planned for March... in August I visited the venue to show my parents when they were in town. One of the managers informed us that in November the hotel was undergoing renovations. She informed us that it was “guaranteed” to be done in time. 90 days before my wedding (the week of spring break in a huge destination city in Florida) I recieved a phone call saying that the renovations will not be done and my venue cancelled my ... Read more

    Jennifer

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    3 out of 5
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  • I didn’t realize how popular the Grand Plaza was when I booked but learned shortly after that they are basically a conveyor belt with weddings! The location, view, and reception room is absolutely perfect and the fact that a lot is included made it very desirable! We had a lovely wedding and I’d do it there again, but I was very disappointed in the professionalism and responsiveness of the coordinating staff there... I basically was on my own, the coordinator did not coordinate anything. I got no return phone calls or emails back on the majority of my questions. I had to track down my coordinator to make my final payment two weeks before!!!! I had to call about 5 times on the final day... terrified me that the contract states we forfeit our wedding date and deposits if we don’t pay the remaining balance two weeks before and I tried multiple times the week prior to get someone to take my money!!!! I was not offered any additional options any any point in time, i had to keep up wi... Read more

    Amanda F.

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    3.4 out of 5
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  • We booked Grand Plaza for our wedding to be on 12/5/2020. Unfortunately, less than six months out from our wedding, I was notified that the resort has scheduled renovations from November-March which meant they were cancelling our wedding. (This was after nearly a month of not being able to get a phone call returned). They offered to refund our deposit but with a pandemic going on and sooo many weddings being rescheduled for late 2020, there were no other venues that had availability for our date. The only option we had was to postpone (which we did not want to do) or move the wedding up before they begin renovations. We chose the latter and reluctantly rescheduled for 10/16/2020. We ended up having a beautiful wedding there and management did compensate us significantly for all the trouble they put us through, but this should have never been an issue in the first place. Whoever made the terrible business decision to cancel hundreds of weddings less than 6-10months out needs to be fired... Read more

    Jen

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    5 out of 5
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  • Great experience, beautiful venue!

    Dana S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a great experience. Krystn was some much fun ! She made us feel welcome and she genuinely wants a happy and perfect wedding day for us! We are excited to work with her.

    Amber P.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I got married at the Grand Plaza on 10/27/19. We were married on the north beach then had the reception in the Presidential Ballroom. Everything was flawless. Working with Tracey was a dream and she made sure that literally everything was taken care of the day of the wedding and leading up. I had ZERO stress throughout the entire process knowing that I had her on my side. I would recommend anyone wanting to get married on the beach to the Grand Plaza. Beyond perfect. I cannot wait to be able to come back here every year with my husband and relive the best weekend of our lives!

    Ken W.

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Grand Plaza Resort was the only venue we wanted for our wedding because of the beach ceremony, the views, and the ease of everything in one location while having your own wedding coordinator. It was very easy to schedule a tour to view the different ballrooms, discuss pricing, dates, decor, and other things. During the time we booked and our wedding day, they were always quick to respond to any questions I had that had come up. Once our day got closer, they were in contact with us to finalize everything and to make sure our day went off without a problem. The day of the wedding, we were able to stop in our ballroom early in the morning to decorate with the items we wanted to use and get the room ready. They had everything already setup that we got through them, we had some extra touches we wanted to add. The ceremony and reception went perfect and couldn't have asked for anything more. I would highly recommend the Grand Plaza Resort for your wedding!

    Desiree

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding in the Presidential Room on May 2, 2019 and it was absolutely perfect! Krystn Simmons was our coordinator and she couldn't have done a better job!!!! My hubby and I lived in St Pete when we met and would "staycation" at the Grand Plaza frequently. We have since moved 8 hours away but knew we wanted to have our wedding in the Tampa Bay area. The Grand Plaza was on our list of places to compare but it wasn't until I first spoke with Krystn that I was sold. Between the two of us we have close to 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry (He's a sushi chef and I'm a banquet manager). Needless to say, food was an important factor to us. Not only were the choices amazing, but the food itself was fantastic! We still have people tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been to and the food was to die for! (not to mention the view!!!) The servers were amazing as well! It's your wedding day, something's bound to go wrong. Even with the last-minute hi... Read more

    Tre'von

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  • To Grand Plaza, Amanda, David, and the rest of the team thank you, thank you, thank you for making us feel so welcome during our wedding weekend and thank you Amanda for being there for us during our wedding process!!! Thank you for making our wedding day special special!!

    Liz

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  • They cancelled 4 months of weddings due to renovations. No one told me; I had to find out while looking for rooms to book, and it was only two months before my wedding date. All we got was “whoops well do you want to rebook for a later date?” Communication is horrendous. Went through three different coordinators to not even have a wedding.

    Ginn-Ett

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding here and it was absolutely beautiful. We had it on the south side of the beach. They only issue we really had was with the wedding coordinator, we started off with one named Victoria she was wonderful and then for an unknown reason she quit/left. We then with out much notice or much information got a new coordinator, her name is Amanda. I was not a fan of her but she was fairly nice, then she left as well again no notice or much information. But in the end we had gloria who has been working with the grand plaza for 11 years. She know what she was doing and she was very helpful and nice. Over all I would recommend this beautiful place for your wedding and the hotel rooms (though a little expensive) are very nice and cozy.

    Natalie

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    3.8 out of 5
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  • The wedding part went very well and although my coordinator quit the week before my wedding, I had an amazing coordinator that took her place and made everything go smoothly. The Palm room worked out perfect for my size of group. Everyone had a great time and it all went smoothly. The food was pretty decent as well. As far as the hotel part, it’s a complete joke. I had so many guests complain to me about something having to do with the hotel. The 4 PM check in time is ridiculous when they are hosting Sooooo many weddings. Guests of the wedding need to get checked into room and get ready for the weddings that start at 4:30 or so. They charged them $50 to get into their room early. And early was only an hour early. As much money as we spent on rooms there and for them to have the nerve to charge that is absolutely ridiculous. They need to be a little more accommodating for their guests of weddings. Like I said , wedding part went great but I would have your guests stay elsewhere. N... Read more

    Lynsey

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Seriously, this place is amazing. They do this so the time and run things seamlessly. The venue and ceremony sites are beautiful and for a great price. They don't hit you with hidden costs. Honestly, I could not have asked for anything better! Do it!

    Melissa C.

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  • I am not one to give negative reviews, however I hope to save a future bride who is paying a lot of money for a wedding of her dreams, from choosing the wrong venue. My husband and I got married on April 13th. We chose the Grand Plaza as their venue is beautiful. They however, way overbook weddings and their wedding planners are over worked. During our wedding planning, it was nearly impossible to get ahold of our wedding planner. We would call and leave multiple messages and emails and weeks would go by without getting a response. On our wedding weekend, we A LOT of out of town guests staying at the hotel. The bar tenders were rude to multiple guests we had staying there. Their bar manager was rude and not accommodating as well. We decided to have our rehearsal dinner there, as it was easiest. We had 40+ people at the bar that was also open to the public with only ONE bartender. It was nearly impossible for our guests to get a drink. Once again, the bar manger was not helpful and was... Read more
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