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Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

Safety Harbor , FL
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LOCATION

105 N Bayshore Drive
Safety Harbor, FL US 34695 (map)

PHONE

727-724-7727

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located on 22 acres of pristine Florida waterfront overlooking the Tampa Bay, the Resort is best known for the natural springs over which it is built. Spanish explorers discovered the... Read more
Located on 22 acres of pristine Florida waterfront overlooking the Tampa Bay, the Resort is best known for the natural springs over which it is built. Spanish explorers discovered the springs in 1539 while searching for the Fountain of Youth and visitors have been coming to this place "where healing waters flow" ever since. With 175 restored guest rooms and 50,000 sq ft spa and fitness center, our resort offers the bridal party, your family and friends a true wedding destination.

Whether considering an outdoor venue for the ceremony or a lavish ballroom to host your reception, you can select stunning bay views and historic ballrooms with architectural details and finishes that will frame your personal touches beautifully. We offer an entire range of privately catered fine dining experiences for daytime and evening events.

We encourage you to schedule a consultation to have one on one time to discuss your event in full precise detail. We would be honored to assist you in the planning of a day you will always remember!

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1928
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
280
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
14
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
174
Number of suites
11
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1928
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
14
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
174
Number of suites
11
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband fell in love with the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa from the moment he walked in the doors. We began working with Jenn, who was fabulous and incredibly attentive to our *numerous* questions. Even while working with her, we also had contact with two other fabulous women, Maria and Maria - both of whom also answered our questions and helped us make decisions about our wedding. Jenn ended up leaving the Spa before our wedding day and we were put in the very, very capable hands of Maria Touloumis. She continued to answer all of our questions and help make decisions regarding our wedding day. She was easy to get in touch with and she was flexible throughout the planning process. Whenever I would hit a moment of panic, she was great about calming me down and assuring me that everything would go off without a hitch... She was 100% right! My husband and I still talk about how flawless our wedding day was. Everything went smoothly - from the set up, to the ceremony, to the dinner service, even to our sparkler send off. Maria and her catering team did a wonderful job and we cannot thank them enough for all of their help, support, flexibility, and love throughout the entire year leading up to our beautifully perfect wedding day!
My husband fell in love with the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa from the moment he walked in the doors. We began working Read more...
My husband fell in love with the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa from the moment he walked in the doors. We began working with Jenn, who was fabulous and incredibly attentive to our *numerous* questions. Even while working with her, we also had contact with two other fabulous women, Maria and Maria - both of whom also answered our questions and helped us make decisions about our wedding. Jenn ended up leaving the Spa before our wedding day and we were put in the very, very capable hands of Maria Touloumis. She continued to answer all of our questions and help make decisions regarding our wedding day. She was easy to get in touch with and she was flexible throughout the planning process. Whenever I would hit a moment of panic, she was great about calming me down and assuring me that everything would go off without a hitch... She was 100% right! My husband and I still talk about how flawless our wedding day was. Everything went smoothly - from the set up, to the ceremony, to the dinner service, even to our sparkler send off. Maria and her catering team did a wonderful job and we cannot thank them enough for all of their help, support, flexibility, and love throughout the entire year leading up to our beautifully perfect wedding day! Read less
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Terry
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Over and above our expectations is how I would describe our experience with the professionals at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. We chose this venue to host our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, wedding reception, and hotel accommodations for our out of town guests.
From the beginning our sales manager / wedding coordinator Maria Savakis Touloumis was very informative, flexible in regards to our arrangements, and ensured we stayed on top of our deadlines.
The venue was beautiful, the vendors Safety Harbor recommended were equally professional, and the food was amazing. Very pleased with this group - and glad we made them a part of our big day. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a wedding venue and services to look to Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.
Over and above our expectations is how I would describe our experience with the professionals at Safety Harbor Resort and Read more...
Over and above our expectations is how I would describe our experience with the professionals at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. We chose this venue to host our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, wedding reception, and hotel accommodations for our out of town guests.
From the beginning our sales manager / wedding coordinator Maria Savakis Touloumis was very informative, flexible in regards to our arrangements, and ensured we stayed on top of our deadlines.
The venue was beautiful, the vendors Safety Harbor recommended were equally professional, and the food was amazing. Very pleased with this group - and glad we made them a part of our big day. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a wedding venue and services to look to Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Read less
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Ralph
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa was absolutely fabulous!! The entire staff at the Resort was so helpful, cooperative and professional. Our wedding coordinator, Jennifer Barrett was wonderful and ensured that everything ran smoothly and promptly and she did it with class and graciousness. The setting for the ceremony at the Tranquility Garden was perfect for a wedding of our size and the food was top-notch. The wait staff at the wedding was fantastic and totally unobtrusive. The hotel rooms were clean and super spacious. I would highly reccommend the Resort & Spa to anyone looking to get married or for any other event in the Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater area.
Our wedding at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa was absolutely fabulous!! The entire staff at the Resort was so helpful, Read more...
Our wedding at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa was absolutely fabulous!! The entire staff at the Resort was so helpful, cooperative and professional. Our wedding coordinator, Jennifer Barrett was wonderful and ensured that everything ran smoothly and promptly and she did it with class and graciousness. The setting for the ceremony at the Tranquility Garden was perfect for a wedding of our size and the food was top-notch. The wait staff at the wedding was fantastic and totally unobtrusive. The hotel rooms were clean and super spacious. I would highly reccommend the Resort & Spa to anyone looking to get married or for any other event in the Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater area. Read less
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Leandra
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I am in love with this resort! Our wedding was everything we wanted and more. The staff at Safety Harbor was awesome and the venue is absolutely beautiful!
I am in love with this resort! Our wedding was everything we wanted and more. The staff at Safety Harbor was awesome and Read more...
I am in love with this resort! Our wedding was everything we wanted and more. The staff at Safety Harbor was awesome and the venue is absolutely beautiful! Read less
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allyson
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at Safety Harbor the end of July and I couldn’t be happier. We decided we wanted a wedding where we could have everything at one location; ceremony, reception, and where guest could stay for the night and this venue was perfect for that (since most of our guest were from out of town). The staff was unbelievably helpful, and they walk you through every step of the process. We didn’t try the food before the wedding, but we were pleasantly surprised at how good it all was. The catering manager is there the day of and is like the day of wedding planner. She keeps everything on schedule and makes sure all the other vendors are there and set up and she has her staff set up all the extra decorations you might have. We actually had a rehearsal dinner there the day before (again, the food was amazing) and I booked a suite for that night so my bridesmaids and I would have a room to get ready in the day of the wedding, and it couldn’t have worked out any better. I will definitely be giving 5 stars across the board for Safety Habor!
I had my wedding at Safety Harbor the end of July and I couldn’t be happier. We decided we wanted a wedding where we could Read more...
I had my wedding at Safety Harbor the end of July and I couldn’t be happier. We decided we wanted a wedding where we could have everything at one location; ceremony, reception, and where guest could stay for the night and this venue was perfect for that (since most of our guest were from out of town). The staff was unbelievably helpful, and they walk you through every step of the process. We didn’t try the food before the wedding, but we were pleasantly surprised at how good it all was. The catering manager is there the day of and is like the day of wedding planner. She keeps everything on schedule and makes sure all the other vendors are there and set up and she has her staff set up all the extra decorations you might have. We actually had a rehearsal dinner there the day before (again, the food was amazing) and I booked a suite for that night so my bridesmaids and I would have a room to get ready in the day of the wedding, and it couldn’t have worked out any better. I will definitely be giving 5 stars across the board for Safety Habor! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't begin describe how happy I was having my wedding ceremony and reception at safety harbor resort and spa! Our wedding coordinator Maria was a big reason why I decided to have it there. She did an amazing job she helped us every step of the way !! From helping us find vendors to setting up decorations and favors she did great. She reminded us to bring things in case we forgot. She was very personable and friendly to us and the venue was beautiful. Maria kindly upgraded us to the four springs ballroom , me and my groom had a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in our complimentary room and also received complimentary breakfast in bed it was wonderful ! I would highly recommend ! Ask for Maria !
I can't begin describe how happy I was having my wedding ceremony and reception at safety harbor resort and spa! Our Read more...
I can't begin describe how happy I was having my wedding ceremony and reception at safety harbor resort and spa! Our wedding coordinator Maria was a big reason why I decided to have it there. She did an amazing job she helped us every step of the way !! From helping us find vendors to setting up decorations and favors she did great. She reminded us to bring things in case we forgot. She was very personable and friendly to us and the venue was beautiful. Maria kindly upgraded us to the four springs ballroom , me and my groom had a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in our complimentary room and also received complimentary breakfast in bed it was wonderful ! I would highly recommend ! Ask for Maria ! Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter recently got married at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor ,Fl. I just have to share this experience. We must have checked out 20 different venues in the area between Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. My wife , daughter, son-in-law, and myself all agreed that this was by far the nicest venue around, from the central location, to the very kwoneledgeable wedding planners, to the rich history of the Spa, to the absolutely beautiful ball room and cocktail room and the quality of the resort itself. Needless to say we thought that it had the best of everything all in one place. Rest assured we were not disappointed. It was without a doubt the best wedding we could have had. There was not one single glitch in the entire 3 day weekend for us and many of our friends who also spent the weekend with us, from the front desk staff who made sure all our friends received their welcome gift bags , to the spa staff, to the poolside staff and especially to the catering staff. We worked very closely with Kelly Duncan in planning all the details , many of which we didn't even think about....Thank you Kelly for your patience and professionalism . The staff seen to it that every little detail was handled properly. The food was excellent, the bruschetta bar
was outstanding and loved by everyone , the cake was also excellent. Everyone of our guests said it was the best wedding they have been too. I would have not one single trepidation in whole heartedly recommending the Safety harbor Spa to anyone looking for that "just perfect place" to have their wedding. Again I just want to thank everyone involved that special day in May for making this a truly memorable day for all us .
My daughter recently got married at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor ,Fl. I just have to share this Read more...
My daughter recently got married at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor ,Fl. I just have to share this experience. We must have checked out 20 different venues in the area between Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. My wife , daughter, son-in-law, and myself all agreed that this was by far the nicest venue around, from the central location, to the very kwoneledgeable wedding planners, to the rich history of the Spa, to the absolutely beautiful ball room and cocktail room and the quality of the resort itself. Needless to say we thought that it had the best of everything all in one place. Rest assured we were not disappointed. It was without a doubt the best wedding we could have had. There was not one single glitch in the entire 3 day weekend for us and many of our friends who also spent the weekend with us, from the front desk staff who made sure all our friends received their welcome gift bags , to the spa staff, to the poolside staff and especially to the catering staff. We worked very closely with Kelly Duncan in planning all the details , many of which we didn't even think about....Thank you Kelly for your patience and professionalism . The staff seen to it that every little detail was handled properly. The food was excellent, the bruschetta bar
was outstanding and loved by everyone , the cake was also excellent. Everyone of our guests said it was the best wedding they have been too. I would have not one single trepidation in whole heartedly recommending the Safety harbor Spa to anyone looking for that "just perfect place" to have their wedding. Again I just want to thank everyone involved that special day in May for making this a truly memorable day for all us . Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our reception here and it was wonderful. We started out working with Amanda but Jennifer came in with just a few months to go and Im so happy that she did. She was great!! Very helpful and flexible especially considering she was taking over half way through. She helped with all the little details. Food was excellent, and we had a variety of food (including thai). Staff was great (including one bartender who escorted a wedding crasher out). Ballroom is beautiful. We stayed there for 3 nights, the rooms are a great size, even the regular ones. We had a pretty large group and everyone was happy with the resort.
We love this place!!!
We had our reception here and it was wonderful. We started out working with Amanda but Jennifer came in with just a few Read more...
We had our reception here and it was wonderful. We started out working with Amanda but Jennifer came in with just a few months to go and Im so happy that she did. She was great!! Very helpful and flexible especially considering she was taking over half way through. She helped with all the little details. Food was excellent, and we had a variety of food (including thai). Staff was great (including one bartender who escorted a wedding crasher out). Ballroom is beautiful. We stayed there for 3 nights, the rooms are a great size, even the regular ones. We had a pretty large group and everyone was happy with the resort.
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Bethany
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone was just wonderful when it came to my wedding day. The catering service and the chef were just perfect and the food was delicious. It was perfect because everyone that had alcohol was able to stay the night right at the hotel. The rooms we used for the ceremony and the reception were so beautiful. I could not have asked for a more beautiful setting for the most important day of my life.
Everyone was just wonderful when it came to my wedding day. The catering service and the chef were just perfect and the Read more...
Everyone was just wonderful when it came to my wedding day. The catering service and the chef were just perfect and the food was delicious. It was perfect because everyone that had alcohol was able to stay the night right at the hotel. The rooms we used for the ceremony and the reception were so beautiful. I could not have asked for a more beautiful setting for the most important day of my life. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
SHRS was AMAZING! The perfect venue for our reception and cocktail hour.
Amanda was amazing to work with and they were very flexible on price. The food was wonderful, the ballroom couldn't have been more perfect.
SHRS was AMAZING! The perfect venue for our reception and cocktail hour.
Amanda was amazing to work with and they were Read more...
SHRS was AMAZING! The perfect venue for our reception and cocktail hour.
Amanda was amazing to work with and they were very flexible on price. The food was wonderful, the ballroom couldn't have been more perfect. Read less
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Hallie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing staff! Lisa wrote down every detail of our wedding. Even stuff we had brought up and then later forgot about! Francios was so attentive to our every need the night of our wedding. The food was amazing! Our guests were raving about it! At the end of the night all of our stuff was cleaned (flutes, cake cutting stuff) and everything was packaged up, padded up and stored in our suite. Then to top it all off we received champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our suite when we got back. Grade A++++++++++++++++ service all the way! You definitely get your money's worth here AND it's a nice plus to have a fun place to relax the day after....spend the day at the pool with your wedding party!
Amazing staff! Lisa wrote down every detail of our wedding. Even stuff we had brought up and then later forgot about! Read more...
Amazing staff! Lisa wrote down every detail of our wedding. Even stuff we had brought up and then later forgot about! Francios was so attentive to our every need the night of our wedding. The food was amazing! Our guests were raving about it! At the end of the night all of our stuff was cleaned (flutes, cake cutting stuff) and everything was packaged up, padded up and stored in our suite. Then to top it all off we received champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our suite when we got back. Grade A++++++++++++++++ service all the way! You definitely get your money's worth here AND it's a nice plus to have a fun place to relax the day after....spend the day at the pool with your wedding party! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I love this place. I am actually local and was looking for a place to stay at the day before and night of my wedding, just to feel special :-) and boy was this the place to be. Do not go by their online reviews. The place has been renovated and was perfect. We received amazing service, food, and massages! I truely felt relaxed. If you are getting married or just need a place to rejuvenate, Safety Harbor Spa and resort is the way to go!
I love this place. I am actually local and was looking for a place to stay at the day before and night of my wedding, just Read more...
I love this place. I am actually local and was looking for a place to stay at the day before and night of my wedding, just to feel special :-) and boy was this the place to be. Do not go by their online reviews. The place has been renovated and was perfect. We received amazing service, food, and massages! I truely felt relaxed. If you are getting married or just need a place to rejuvenate, Safety Harbor Spa and resort is the way to go! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Let me first begin by saying that I never knew that I would be able to afford or have such a beautiful wedding! My husband and I were married June 24, 2012 at the Safety Harbor Spa and had our reception there. We worked with Kelly Gorman and she became what I like to call my “wedding fairy godmother”. Kelly always took the extra time to make sure that all our questions and concerns were taken care of and she always returned any email quickly. We actually got married on a very stormy day and were not able to have our ceremony within the outdoor tent, but Kelly so wonderfully put together the ceremony in a beautiful ballroom. And to be honest, I loved the ballroom more then I loved the tent. On the day of the wedding everything went smoothly. I started crying right before I was to walk down the aisle and the wonderful gentlemen helping Kelly was able to calm me down so quickly. Kelly and her staff truly do their best to make your special day wonderful. The Safety Harbor Spa makes planning your wedding so easy! They have a list of preferred vendors who are truly amazing at what they do. If you are planning a wedding I would highly recommend checking out the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.
Let me first begin by saying that I never knew that I would be able to afford or have such a beautiful wedding! My husband Read more...
Let me first begin by saying that I never knew that I would be able to afford or have such a beautiful wedding! My husband and I were married June 24, 2012 at the Safety Harbor Spa and had our reception there. We worked with Kelly Gorman and she became what I like to call my “wedding fairy godmother”. Kelly always took the extra time to make sure that all our questions and concerns were taken care of and she always returned any email quickly. We actually got married on a very stormy day and were not able to have our ceremony within the outdoor tent, but Kelly so wonderfully put together the ceremony in a beautiful ballroom. And to be honest, I loved the ballroom more then I loved the tent. On the day of the wedding everything went smoothly. I started crying right before I was to walk down the aisle and the wonderful gentlemen helping Kelly was able to calm me down so quickly. Kelly and her staff truly do their best to make your special day wonderful. The Safety Harbor Spa makes planning your wedding so easy! They have a list of preferred vendors who are truly amazing at what they do. If you are planning a wedding I would highly recommend checking out the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Read less
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DMS
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have made a better choice in a venue for our wedding! Everything far exceeded our expectations. Maria was absolutely incredible...she was there for us from the very beginning and went so far above and beyond to make our wedding so special for us and for our guests. Everyone we spoke with and/or worked with at Safety Harbor was terrific...no question was was unanswered and no request was ignored. The setting was beautiful, the food was fabulous, the service was unmatched. We had both our ceremony and our reception at Safety Harbor and our guests stayed at Safety Harbor....ain't was all perfect!

Thank you, Maria, for being so amazing! Thank you, too, to Drew, Lisa, Denise, Francois, and to anyone I've forgotten (I'm so sorry if I neglected someone!)...you made our wedding more than we could have ever hoped for!
We could not have made a better choice in a venue for our wedding! Everything far exceeded our expectations. Maria was Read more...
We could not have made a better choice in a venue for our wedding! Everything far exceeded our expectations. Maria was absolutely incredible...she was there for us from the very beginning and went so far above and beyond to make our wedding so special for us and for our guests. Everyone we spoke with and/or worked with at Safety Harbor was terrific...no question was was unanswered and no request was ignored. The setting was beautiful, the food was fabulous, the service was unmatched. We had both our ceremony and our reception at Safety Harbor and our guests stayed at Safety Harbor....ain't was all perfect!

Thank you, Maria, for being so amazing! Thank you, too, to Drew, Lisa, Denise, Francois, and to anyone I've forgotten (I'm so sorry if I neglected someone!)...you made our wedding more than we could have ever hoped for! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had Maria as my wedding coordinator at the Spa . She was heaven sent, she listened to all my visions and turned my wedding into a masterpiece. The hotel is a beautiful place to have a wedding.
I had Maria as my wedding coordinator at the Spa . She was heaven sent, she listened to all my visions and turned my Read more...
I had Maria as my wedding coordinator at the Spa . She was heaven sent, she listened to all my visions and turned my wedding into a masterpiece. The hotel is a beautiful place to have a wedding. Read less
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Aletheia
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
After our extensive search throughout the Tampa Bay area for a perfect ceremony and reception location, we decided on the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. We had many guests flying in from all over and we loved the location on the water and the amenities on site like the spa, pool and tiki bar, lounge area and restaurants. Downtown Safety Harbor is a charming area yet still close to everything. We had our ceremony on the back deck overlooking the Bay. Our initial plan was to have an outdoor reception at the Marina Park next door to the Spa, but crazy winds made us change our plans totally last minute to accommodate our 200+ guests, which the Spa handled very professionally and placed us in the beautiful Grand Ballroom. Everyone had a wonderful time and loved the overall ambiance of the Resort. We live right down the road from the Spa and are now planning on becoming Members due to this great experience.
After our extensive search throughout the Tampa Bay area for a perfect ceremony and reception location, we decided on the Read more...
After our extensive search throughout the Tampa Bay area for a perfect ceremony and reception location, we decided on the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. We had many guests flying in from all over and we loved the location on the water and the amenities on site like the spa, pool and tiki bar, lounge area and restaurants. Downtown Safety Harbor is a charming area yet still close to everything. We had our ceremony on the back deck overlooking the Bay. Our initial plan was to have an outdoor reception at the Marina Park next door to the Spa, but crazy winds made us change our plans totally last minute to accommodate our 200+ guests, which the Spa handled very professionally and placed us in the beautiful Grand Ballroom. Everyone had a wonderful time and loved the overall ambiance of the Resort. We live right down the road from the Spa and are now planning on becoming Members due to this great experience. Read less
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11Bride11
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her team were WONDERFUL!!!!! Everything was GORGEOUS, the staff was AMAZING and everything went SO smoothly! The only glitches were when I peeked my head into the reception room the night before and noticed that the buffet and sweetheart linens were the wrong color (I had chosen one color, then changed it to white in the final meeting)... but that was minor, and the staff in the room that I alerted fixed it immediately. Everyone commented on how good the food was (we had the buffet) and how beautiful everything was.

We were very happy with our choice of having our ceremony & reception here!
Kelly and her team were WONDERFUL!!!!! Everything was GORGEOUS, the staff was AMAZING and everything went SO smoothly! The Read more...
Kelly and her team were WONDERFUL!!!!! Everything was GORGEOUS, the staff was AMAZING and everything went SO smoothly! The only glitches were when I peeked my head into the reception room the night before and noticed that the buffet and sweetheart linens were the wrong color (I had chosen one color, then changed it to white in the final meeting)... but that was minor, and the staff in the room that I alerted fixed it immediately. Everyone commented on how good the food was (we had the buffet) and how beautiful everything was.

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susan
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Amanda and the whole team were awesome! Huge attention to detail - these guys know how to pull off a beautiful wedding!!!
Amanda and the whole team were awesome! Huge attention to detail - these guys know how to pull off a beautiful wedding!!!
Amanda and the whole team were awesome! Huge attention to detail - these guys know how to pull off a beautiful wedding!!! Read less
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KDahl
Wedding:
3/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Flexible. Incredibly helpful. Did an absolutely lovely job.
Flexible. Incredibly helpful. Did an absolutely lovely job.
Flexible. Incredibly helpful. Did an absolutely lovely job. Read less
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napwoods
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
There really are no words to express our feelings for The Safety Harbor Resort & Spa...Awesome, Faboulous, Wonderful & WOW just aren't good enough. THIS PLACE ROCKS !
We had the most unbelievable experience here - with our ceremony in the "Oh so special" Tranquility Garden and our reception in the "Beautiful" Athena Ballroom...there was no end to the special treatment given to us by this wonderful venue.
Thank you Safety Harbor for making the most of our beautiful 1st day together !
There really are no words to express our feelings for The Safety Harbor Resort & Spa...Awesome, Faboulous, Wonderful & WOW Read more...
There really are no words to express our feelings for The Safety Harbor Resort & Spa...Awesome, Faboulous, Wonderful & WOW just aren't good enough. THIS PLACE ROCKS !
We had the most unbelievable experience here - with our ceremony in the "Oh so special" Tranquility Garden and our reception in the "Beautiful" Athena Ballroom...there was no end to the special treatment given to us by this wonderful venue.
Thank you Safety Harbor for making the most of our beautiful 1st day together ! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Adrienne
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Here for the honeymoon....AWESOME! the rooms, pool area, the food, price, and tranquility.
Here for the honeymoon....AWESOME! the rooms, pool area, the food, price, and tranquility.
Here for the honeymoon....AWESOME! the rooms, pool area, the food, price, and tranquility. Read less
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lizchris
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I had only my reception at the resort. I LOVED everyone there! I was worried when they declared bankruptcy but I was reassured everything would be fine and it was perfect. Everyone loved the food. The service was unbelievable. The spa services were great. The servers and bartenders were so nice and made sure I had everything I wanted. The new manager returned my phone calls and e-mails immediately. She helped make my day perfect. She was there all morning and made sure everything was perfect. Francois had everything in order all night. I had no worries all day. I loved everything....Thank you!
I had only my reception at the resort. I LOVED everyone there! I was worried when they declared bankruptcy but I was Read more...
I had only my reception at the resort. I LOVED everyone there! I was worried when they declared bankruptcy but I was reassured everything would be fine and it was perfect. Everyone loved the food. The service was unbelievable. The spa services were great. The servers and bartenders were so nice and made sure I had everything I wanted. The new manager returned my phone calls and e-mails immediately. She helped make my day perfect. She was there all morning and made sure everything was perfect. Francois had everything in order all night. I had no worries all day. I loved everything....Thank you! Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
12/6/2013
4.9/5.0
Our wedding at Safety Harbor went perfectly. Jennifer Barrett was who I worked with, and she was beyond amazing. She made sure everything went smoothly on the day of my wedding, and answered my million questions, emails, and phone calls leading up to the wedding. I had my ceremony in the tent outside and the reception in the Four Springs Ballroom. Everything was beautiful, and the food was awesome. All our guests loved staying at the hotel, and it was great to see the downstairs bar for the after party. Loved this place!

* I would not recommend using the salon, it is totally outdated, and not enough people working there to accommodate a large wedding party. Plus it is a nightmare to even try to get appointment times scheduled. I did two trials there and had to pay the entire amount for the wedding day up front. no wonder because i am sure a lot of people do not even get their hair done there after the crappy trial! It look over four hours and i was not happy with the results. and i had to pay 200 for a trial only since there is no way I was having my hair done there on my wedding day. Book someone to come to your room instead!
Our wedding at Safety Harbor went perfectly. Jennifer Barrett was who I worked with, and she was beyond amazing. She made Read more...
Our wedding at Safety Harbor went perfectly. Jennifer Barrett was who I worked with, and she was beyond amazing. She made sure everything went smoothly on the day of my wedding, and answered my million questions, emails, and phone calls leading up to the wedding. I had my ceremony in the tent outside and the reception in the Four Springs Ballroom. Everything was beautiful, and the food was awesome. All our guests loved staying at the hotel, and it was great to see the downstairs bar for the after party. Loved this place!

* I would not recommend using the salon, it is totally outdated, and not enough people working there to accommodate a large wedding party. Plus it is a nightmare to even try to get appointment times scheduled. I did two trials there and had to pay the entire amount for the wedding day up front. no wonder because i am sure a lot of people do not even get their hair done there after the crappy trial! It look over four hours and i was not happy with the results. and i had to pay 200 for a trial only since there is no way I was having my hair done there on my wedding day. Book someone to come to your room instead! Read less
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Lisah
Wedding:
11/13/2010
4.9/5.0
Tina and her staff made our special day magical and memorable! The service was impecable and the site beautiful! We had such a wonderful experience that I have no reservations in recommending The Safety Harbor Resort a& Spa!
Tina and her staff made our special day magical and memorable! The service was impecable and the site beautiful! We had Read more...
Tina and her staff made our special day magical and memorable! The service was impecable and the site beautiful! We had such a wonderful experience that I have no reservations in recommending The Safety Harbor Resort a& Spa! Read less
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robafloyd
Wedding:
8/25/2007
4.9/5.0
Beautiful venue. We had our ceremony and reception there. The staff were professional and of quality. It was a beautiful place and reasonably priced. Definately worth a look.
Beautiful venue. We had our ceremony and reception there. The staff were professional and of quality. It was a beautiful Read more...
Beautiful venue. We had our ceremony and reception there. The staff were professional and of quality. It was a beautiful place and reasonably priced. Definately worth a look. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.8/5.0
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa was a GEM of a venue. I originally wanted beachfront but the hotels were not in a price range that I felt comfortable with for my guests. SHRS is a historic hotel located right over the Courtney Campbell bridge in beautiful Safety Harbor. If your guests fly into Tampa airport, they have a fabulous "welcome to Florida" drive to your venue. The Four Springs ball room is unlike any ballroom I have ever seen. There is a beautiful painting on the ceiling and chandeliers are sprinkled throughout the room.

The rooms have all been renovated and look like mini Tommy Bahama stores. The food is good. It is not blow your mind but absolutely worth it. The NY Strip was great and my rum glazed grouper was quite tasty.

They have suites that are absolutely great to get ready in the day of. The cocktail hour takes place in History Hall. It is a beautiful room with lots of windows and plenty of seating.

There are limitless options for photos. There is a restaurant for breakfast,lunch and dinner as well as a lounge by the lobby and a tiki bar by the pool.

We enjoyed having our special day at a location that was not a chain or a big hotel where we were just another wedding. The town of Safety Harbor was adorable and welcoming. Our guests loved this little waterfront town and I would recommend making an appointment to any bride who is looking for something different and beautifully historic. You have not seen an adorable venue like this.
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa was a GEM of a venue. I originally wanted beachfront but the hotels were not in a price range Read more...
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa was a GEM of a venue. I originally wanted beachfront but the hotels were not in a price range that I felt comfortable with for my guests. SHRS is a historic hotel located right over the Courtney Campbell bridge in beautiful Safety Harbor. If your guests fly into Tampa airport, they have a fabulous "welcome to Florida" drive to your venue. The Four Springs ball room is unlike any ballroom I have ever seen. There is a beautiful painting on the ceiling and chandeliers are sprinkled throughout the room.

The rooms have all been renovated and look like mini Tommy Bahama stores. The food is good. It is not blow your mind but absolutely worth it. The NY Strip was great and my rum glazed grouper was quite tasty.

They have suites that are absolutely great to get ready in the day of. The cocktail hour takes place in History Hall. It is a beautiful room with lots of windows and plenty of seating.

There are limitless options for photos. There is a restaurant for breakfast,lunch and dinner as well as a lounge by the lobby and a tiki bar by the pool.

We enjoyed having our special day at a location that was not a chain or a big hotel where we were just another wedding. The town of Safety Harbor was adorable and welcoming. Our guests loved this little waterfront town and I would recommend making an appointment to any bride who is looking for something different and beautifully historic. You have not seen an adorable venue like this. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Safety Harbor combined linen rental, catering, reception venue, the champagne toast, overnight accomodations, day of coordination, and also had an arrangement with a bakery for the cake package--they were a great time saver, and the quality/responsiveness was wonderful! They were incredibly flexible, willing to do little extras and the staff was so attentive that night that all the guests felt well taken care of. Also, everyone raved about the food! My daughter was so happy with the venue appearance too! It was well-kept, clean and very vintage looking.
Safety Harbor combined linen rental, catering, reception venue, the champagne toast, overnight accomodations, day of Read more...
Safety Harbor combined linen rental, catering, reception venue, the champagne toast, overnight accomodations, day of coordination, and also had an arrangement with a bakery for the cake package--they were a great time saver, and the quality/responsiveness was wonderful! They were incredibly flexible, willing to do little extras and the staff was so attentive that night that all the guests felt well taken care of. Also, everyone raved about the food! My daughter was so happy with the venue appearance too! It was well-kept, clean and very vintage looking. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.8/5.0
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa was the perfect wedding location. The ceremony was held outside in front of the water and the reception inside in the Four Springs Ball Room. The entire bridal party got ready in some of the big suite rooms that the resort offers and I (being the bride) had the opportunity to watch as my florist decorated the ceremony area from inside the suite. This resort is perfect for doing the entire show at one location and friendly staff. Thank you so much!!
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa was the perfect wedding location. The ceremony was held outside in front of the water and the Read more...
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa was the perfect wedding location. The ceremony was held outside in front of the water and the reception inside in the Four Springs Ball Room. The entire bridal party got ready in some of the big suite rooms that the resort offers and I (being the bride) had the opportunity to watch as my florist decorated the ceremony area from inside the suite. This resort is perfect for doing the entire show at one location and friendly staff. Thank you so much!! Read less
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Kievit
Wedding:
1/24/2009
4.8/5.0
We love Safety Harbor! Tina was our cordinator and was awesome, the entire staff was very professional. The venue is great, we used the tranquility garden (fountain) and the athena ballroom! There was a christining in the ballroom two hours before our wedding started and the staff turned the room over for our reception in no time and it was unbelievable!!! There food is amazing and prices are very reasonable compared to many other local venues. We have nothing but love for Safety Harbor and wouldn't have changed a thing! P.S. The rooms are awesome!!!
We love Safety Harbor! Tina was our cordinator and was awesome, the entire staff was very professional. The venue is Read more...
We love Safety Harbor! Tina was our cordinator and was awesome, the entire staff was very professional. The venue is great, we used the tranquility garden (fountain) and the athena ballroom! There was a christining in the ballroom two hours before our wedding started and the staff turned the room over for our reception in no time and it was unbelievable!!! There food is amazing and prices are very reasonable compared to many other local venues. We have nothing but love for Safety Harbor and wouldn't have changed a thing! P.S. The rooms are awesome!!! Read less
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vanna
Wedding:
11/30/1991
4.8/5.0
it's a beautiful place with wonderful food. and they couldn't have been nicer about everything. even gave us hotel rooms!
it's a beautiful place with wonderful food. and they couldn't have been nicer about everything. even gave us hotel rooms!
it's a beautiful place with wonderful food. and they couldn't have been nicer about everything. even gave us hotel rooms! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
10/20/2013
4.5/5.0
Safety Harbor is a beautiful resort to an alternative to a cliché beach wedding in Florida. The historic hotel, the spa, salon, rooms, ballrooms are unmatchable to any other venue I looked at. The catering staff were amazing! any issue that I had, they were there to fix it. Management worked with me 100%. The salon did excellent on the bridal party hair and makeup. Paul was the BEST! Thank you all for a great wedding weekend!
Safety Harbor is a beautiful resort to an alternative to a cliché beach wedding in Florida. The historic hotel, the spa, Read more...
Safety Harbor is a beautiful resort to an alternative to a cliché beach wedding in Florida. The historic hotel, the spa, salon, rooms, ballrooms are unmatchable to any other venue I looked at. The catering staff were amazing! any issue that I had, they were there to fix it. Management worked with me 100%. The salon did excellent on the bridal party hair and makeup. Paul was the BEST! Thank you all for a great wedding weekend! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Caitlin
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.4/5.0
This was a great place to have a wedding, though we had some concerns when it came down to the end right before our wedding. There were several charges that were given to us which we thought had been included in the contract price. Other than the last minute charges the venue was very nice and the wedding planner that came with the venue, Maria, was amazing! All of the staff were very nice and courteous as well.
This was a great place to have a wedding, though we had some concerns when it came down to the end right before our Read more...
This was a great place to have a wedding, though we had some concerns when it came down to the end right before our wedding. There were several charges that were given to us which we thought had been included in the contract price. Other than the last minute charges the venue was very nice and the wedding planner that came with the venue, Maria, was amazing! All of the staff were very nice and courteous as well. Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.3/5.0
The day of went very very smoothly. The staff is very accomadting and friendly. I just feel the place is a bit costly for what you recieve. We had a sunday wedding in September!!! The deadest season for Florida and they would not budge on price. The service was great. They do like to charge for eveything little thing though. The package we got stated upgrade to suite upon availability well turned out we had to pay an additonal 150.00 they night of to stay in the groomsmen suite from the night before. Also the 22% service charge on everything fees and all. We had a clean up fee that 22% gratuity was added to???? odd!!! Food was great, service wonderful!! Tina is really nice and will try to help. Just beware of all the hidden cost!!
The day of went very very smoothly. The staff is very accomadting and friendly. I just feel the place is a bit costly for Read more...
The day of went very very smoothly. The staff is very accomadting and friendly. I just feel the place is a bit costly for what you recieve. We had a sunday wedding in September!!! The deadest season for Florida and they would not budge on price. The service was great. They do like to charge for eveything little thing though. The package we got stated upgrade to suite upon availability well turned out we had to pay an additonal 150.00 they night of to stay in the groomsmen suite from the night before. Also the 22% service charge on everything fees and all. We had a clean up fee that 22% gratuity was added to???? odd!!! Food was great, service wonderful!! Tina is really nice and will try to help. Just beware of all the hidden cost!! Read less
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M_bartels
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.2/5.0
Safety Harbor was amazing :) very beautiful place to have a wedding the staff that we had was amazing ! only things i didn't like is they kind of rushed us out of the room a guy came in while we were dancing and turned the lights on and we all looked around and one of the very amazing workers that was helping with the event went and turned it back down. also we got a complimentary room with our stay and free breakfast. When our food was delivered the next morning they had made us pay, we called later to ask about it and they guy came back up and gave us our money back. All in All this place is amazing and beautiful amanda helped alot the day of making sure everything was going okay
Safety Harbor was amazing :) very beautiful place to have a wedding the staff that we had was amazing ! only things i Read more...
Safety Harbor was amazing :) very beautiful place to have a wedding the staff that we had was amazing ! only things i didn't like is they kind of rushed us out of the room a guy came in while we were dancing and turned the lights on and we all looked around and one of the very amazing workers that was helping with the event went and turned it back down. also we got a complimentary room with our stay and free breakfast. When our food was delivered the next morning they had made us pay, we called later to ask about it and they guy came back up and gave us our money back. All in All this place is amazing and beautiful amanda helped alot the day of making sure everything was going okay Read less
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Jelaine
Wedding:
12/2/2012
4.1/5.0
I got married at Safety Harbor on 12/2/12. Safety Harbor was a wonderful choice for our reception. The price was well worth the service we received. We opted for a Sunday Brunch wedding and my guests really loved the food. We had several compliments about how much people loved the brunch buffet. Kelly G. in the Catering & Sales department was patient, responsive, and a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.

I will say that they lost their 5 star rating with me because we booked solely on the promise that their Sunday Brunch would not be held during our wedding. However after our final payment "nothing" could be done to cancel the brunch. In the grand scheme it didn't detract from our wedding but this was a BIG deal to us because we booked them for that reason.

All in all our reception was amazing, the staff was very helpful and responsive, and we enjoyed working with them.
I got married at Safety Harbor on 12/2/12. Safety Harbor was a wonderful choice for our reception. The price was well Read more...
I got married at Safety Harbor on 12/2/12. Safety Harbor was a wonderful choice for our reception. The price was well worth the service we received. We opted for a Sunday Brunch wedding and my guests really loved the food. We had several compliments about how much people loved the brunch buffet. Kelly G. in the Catering & Sales department was patient, responsive, and a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.

I will say that they lost their 5 star rating with me because we booked solely on the promise that their Sunday Brunch would not be held during our wedding. However after our final payment "nothing" could be done to cancel the brunch. In the grand scheme it didn't detract from our wedding but this was a BIG deal to us because we booked them for that reason.

All in all our reception was amazing, the staff was very helpful and responsive, and we enjoyed working with them. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/10/2007
3.5/5.0
Things were a little sketchy the day before and the morning of the wedding but they pulled it together and my wedding was BEAUTIFUL!
Things were a little sketchy the day before and the morning of the wedding but they pulled it together and my wedding was Read more...
Things were a little sketchy the day before and the morning of the wedding but they pulled it together and my wedding was BEAUTIFUL! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/8/2011
3.1/5.0
This location is GORGEOUS! Kelly Gorman is the best thing that could have ever happened to Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. She is truly the rock that brings together all of the pieces of the big event like a wedding...
That being said...there is a lot that could be improved for the price paid. We held a brunch reception with our ceremony starting at 10:30am.
Some inconsistancies that should be addressed BEFORE signing your contract and committing to this location:
1. Ask about bridal dressing rooms, we had to dress in a guest room we booked the night before.
2. Have a good idea of how many guests you are looking to invite prior to execution of the contract so that you do not owe a huge balance two days before you walk down the isle.
3. If you choose to put a deposit down on a consumption bar, get it in writing from the spa that the staff will talk to the person in charge during your reception to ensure that the bar tab is not exhausted leaving your event with a huge bill...this happened to us. We were told numerous times that the bar staff would let us know when our tab had a balance left, then to find out a few days after the wedding was over that we owed a bill. NOT PROFESSIONAL AT ALL.
4. My reception ended at 3:30pm. There was another reception being held almost directly after mine. Before our party was over the next reception's cake was delivered and sat down on one of our tables with unprofessionally dressed looking delivery men standing there watching my guests. Ask about the time between events as this was also NOT PROFESSIONAL.
5. When you contract with SHR&S you are required to get your wedding cake through Let Them Eat Cake. (I will be writing a seperate review for them)...needless to say, there is a lot left to desire with this company. You should be able to contract any bakery you would like to create your cake.
6. We had an ice sculpture in our cocktail hour...rather than giving us the option of doing with it what we wished as it was a VERY expensive peice, the staff allowed the reception party after ours to wheel our ice sculpture into their reception party. My family actually threw an after party off site and when we went to get hte ice sculpture, it was already in their room! HOW TACKY and what NERVE! Of course, we were not going to barge into that reception and take our ice sculpture back at that point, obviously that party need additional decor. :(
7. Decorations: please ensure the staff know what decor you are bringing. My mother spent hours creating 90 gorgeous napkin rings with peacock feathers, jewels, and ribbon only to have the staff come in at the end and start gathering those items and the linens that belonged to us without asking and throwing it in garbage bags to send to a company to be cleaned and pressed and returned to the rental place where we "must have gotten them from". We ended up buying our own table covers, chair covers, chair sashes, napkins, and napkin rings because it was wayyyy cheaper than renting.
7. Ensure the staff have clear directions on the table set up and directives on how to serve cake or anything else you need served. This was a nightmare and staff were a bit rude when guests wanted a specific flavor of cake (we have three flavors in our cake).

All in all, this place is gorgeous and our wedding and reception was spectacular! I would recommend this location as long as you clear the items above up with them PRIOR to the day of the wedding. Good luck!
This location is GORGEOUS! Kelly Gorman is the best thing that could have ever happened to Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Read more...
This location is GORGEOUS! Kelly Gorman is the best thing that could have ever happened to Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. She is truly the rock that brings together all of the pieces of the big event like a wedding...
That being said...there is a lot that could be improved for the price paid. We held a brunch reception with our ceremony starting at 10:30am.
Some inconsistancies that should be addressed BEFORE signing your contract and committing to this location:
1. Ask about bridal dressing rooms, we had to dress in a guest room we booked the night before.
2. Have a good idea of how many guests you are looking to invite prior to execution of the contract so that you do not owe a huge balance two days before you walk down the isle.
3. If you choose to put a deposit down on a consumption bar, get it in writing from the spa that the staff will talk to the person in charge during your reception to ensure that the bar tab is not exhausted leaving your event with a huge bill...this happened to us. We were told numerous times that the bar staff would let us know when our tab had a balance left, then to find out a few days after the wedding was over that we owed a bill. NOT PROFESSIONAL AT ALL.
4. My reception ended at 3:30pm. There was another reception being held almost directly after mine. Before our party was over the next reception's cake was delivered and sat down on one of our tables with unprofessionally dressed looking delivery men standing there watching my guests. Ask about the time between events as this was also NOT PROFESSIONAL.
5. When you contract with SHR&S you are required to get your wedding cake through Let Them Eat Cake. (I will be writing a seperate review for them)...needless to say, there is a lot left to desire with this company. You should be able to contract any bakery you would like to create your cake.
6. We had an ice sculpture in our cocktail hour...rather than giving us the option of doing with it what we wished as it was a VERY expensive peice, the staff allowed the reception party after ours to wheel our ice sculpture into their reception party. My family actually threw an after party off site and when we went to get hte ice sculpture, it was already in their room! HOW TACKY and what NERVE! Of course, we were not going to barge into that reception and take our ice sculpture back at that point, obviously that party need additional decor. :(
7. Decorations: please ensure the staff know what decor you are bringing. My mother spent hours creating 90 gorgeous napkin rings with peacock feathers, jewels, and ribbon only to have the staff come in at the end and start gathering those items and the linens that belonged to us without asking and throwing it in garbage bags to send to a company to be cleaned and pressed and returned to the rental place where we "must have gotten them from". We ended up buying our own table covers, chair covers, chair sashes, napkins, and napkin rings because it was wayyyy cheaper than renting.
7. Ensure the staff have clear directions on the table set up and directives on how to serve cake or anything else you need served. This was a nightmare and staff were a bit rude when guests wanted a specific flavor of cake (we have three flavors in our cake).

All in all, this place is gorgeous and our wedding and reception was spectacular! I would recommend this location as long as you clear the items above up with them PRIOR to the day of the wedding. Good luck! Read less
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Jacqueline W.
Wedding:
5/25/2014
3.0/5.0
Overall, I was pleased with Safety Harbor, however there were some confusions with them. I had ordered koozies to put in a basket next to the bar, and after cocktail hour, when we were getting ready to be announced into the reception, I noticed the basket was empty! I asked the bartender if there were any more koozies, and she picked up the basket, looked inside, and said, "Doesn't look like it." So I asked if there were any in a box under the bar, and low and behold! There was a ton of them! If I hadn't said anything, not even half the koozies would have gotten out to my guests!

Also, my husband and I requested to have our meal boxed and brought to our room since we knew we wouldn't have time to eat it. When we got to our room, there was strawberries (which were supposed to be there) with a card that said "Mr & Mrs Hughes" - we are NOT the Hughes! Also, our meals were not in the room either, so it is a safe assumption that our room and another bridal couple's room were mixed up for the night.

Overall, they were ok, I would recommend them, but you need to be very specific with what you want.
Overall, I was pleased with Safety Harbor, however there were some confusions with them. I had ordered koozies to put in a Read more...
Overall, I was pleased with Safety Harbor, however there were some confusions with them. I had ordered koozies to put in a basket next to the bar, and after cocktail hour, when we were getting ready to be announced into the reception, I noticed the basket was empty! I asked the bartender if there were any more koozies, and she picked up the basket, looked inside, and said, "Doesn't look like it." So I asked if there were any in a box under the bar, and low and behold! There was a ton of them! If I hadn't said anything, not even half the koozies would have gotten out to my guests!

Also, my husband and I requested to have our meal boxed and brought to our room since we knew we wouldn't have time to eat it. When we got to our room, there was strawberries (which were supposed to be there) with a card that said "Mr & Mrs Hughes" - we are NOT the Hughes! Also, our meals were not in the room either, so it is a safe assumption that our room and another bridal couple's room were mixed up for the night.

Overall, they were ok, I would recommend them, but you need to be very specific with what you want. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
10/24/2010
2.0/5.0
I will never go again. I have been twice and both time I had the worst customer sevice EVER.
I will never go again. I have been twice and both time I had the worst customer sevice EVER.
I will never go again. I have been twice and both time I had the worst customer sevice EVER. Read less
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105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 See On Map
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