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Sandpearl Resort

Clearwater Beach , FL

LOCATION

500 Mandalay Ave
Clearwater Beach, FL US 33767 (map)

PHONE

727-441-2425

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Let the paradise that surrounds Sandpearl set the stage for your day in the sun. Enjoy the wedding of a lifetime in exquisite locations adorned by the subtle hues and natural... Read more
Let the paradise that surrounds Sandpearl set the stage for your day in the sun. Enjoy the wedding of a lifetime in exquisite locations adorned by the subtle hues and natural surroundings of sand, sea and tropical flora and fauna. No detail is overlooked in the planning of your perfect moment that will last a lifetime. Our Catering and Special Event team offers comprehensive services to ensure you enjoy your memorable event. From engagement parties, bridal showers, elegant rehearsal dinners and intimate wedding receptions, to relaxed after-wedding brunches, we would be delighted to help you create wonderful memories for your special occasion. Read less

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REVIEWS

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Paola
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue will ensure the wedding of your dreams! The Sandpearl resort is absolutely stunning- with scenic views, ample space, delicious food, and the unparalleled service make this hotel stand out amongst the crowd.
Not only did the wedding day go off without a hitch (Thanks to Debbie, other hotel staff, and our excellent vendors), but our stay and our guest's stay at the resort couldn't have been more perfect. The staff at the Sandpearl is always willing to go above and beyond to make the guests feel as happy and as comfortable as possible. The food here is also amazing. Can't rave enough about it. I would recommend this venue a million times over- truly had the wedding of our dreams!!!
This venue will ensure the wedding of your dreams! The Sandpearl resort is absolutely stunning- with scenic views, ample Read more...
This venue will ensure the wedding of your dreams! The Sandpearl resort is absolutely stunning- with scenic views, ample space, delicious food, and the unparalleled service make this hotel stand out amongst the crowd.
Not only did the wedding day go off without a hitch (Thanks to Debbie, other hotel staff, and our excellent vendors), but our stay and our guest's stay at the resort couldn't have been more perfect. The staff at the Sandpearl is always willing to go above and beyond to make the guests feel as happy and as comfortable as possible. The food here is also amazing. Can't rave enough about it. I would recommend this venue a million times over- truly had the wedding of our dreams!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
When I first got engaged my first choice for my wedding venue was the Sandpearl Resort. It was everything that I had dreamed of. I wanted something that was right by the beach but not on the sand. The Gulf Lawn was the perfect location. My husband and I worked with Michele Johnson, the Director of Catering and Conference Services. Michele and her team are phenomenal to say the least. No matter how big or small my questions or requests were Michele was able to answer them and exceeded my expectations. Michele was so easy to work with! She is very accommodating, easy to get in touch with, and very professional. The staff at the Sandpearl made myself, my husband, and all of my guests feel like celebrities. From the time I pulled into valet, until the time I left there was no aspect that I was unpleased with. The service at the Sandpearl is impeccable! We held our rehearsal dinner on the Gulf Lawn and North Beach. Our ceremony was on the Gulf Lawn, cocktail hour was in the Hunter Ballroom Foyer, and our reception was in the Hunter Ballroom. We were married on a Friday and were able to enjoy the resort with our family and friends (many of whom were from out of town) the entire weekend. I had many guests say it was the best wedding they have ever been to. It was the best day of my life and I have Michele and the staff at the Sandpearl to thank for that. Thank you so much! We cannot wait to come back!
When I first got engaged my first choice for my wedding venue was the Sandpearl Resort. It was everything that I had Read more...
When I first got engaged my first choice for my wedding venue was the Sandpearl Resort. It was everything that I had dreamed of. I wanted something that was right by the beach but not on the sand. The Gulf Lawn was the perfect location. My husband and I worked with Michele Johnson, the Director of Catering and Conference Services. Michele and her team are phenomenal to say the least. No matter how big or small my questions or requests were Michele was able to answer them and exceeded my expectations. Michele was so easy to work with! She is very accommodating, easy to get in touch with, and very professional. The staff at the Sandpearl made myself, my husband, and all of my guests feel like celebrities. From the time I pulled into valet, until the time I left there was no aspect that I was unpleased with. The service at the Sandpearl is impeccable! We held our rehearsal dinner on the Gulf Lawn and North Beach. Our ceremony was on the Gulf Lawn, cocktail hour was in the Hunter Ballroom Foyer, and our reception was in the Hunter Ballroom. We were married on a Friday and were able to enjoy the resort with our family and friends (many of whom were from out of town) the entire weekend. I had many guests say it was the best wedding they have ever been to. It was the best day of my life and I have Michele and the staff at the Sandpearl to thank for that. Thank you so much! We cannot wait to come back! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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helen
Wedding:
5/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We chose the Sandpearl based on the reviews and also having seen it a few times whilst staying in Clearwater beach, when we visited last year to view it we knew we wanted our wedding there. I planned my wedding from the UK, speaking to the sandpearl by email or phone. Our wedding on 28th May 2014 was only a small intimate one, 21 of us in total and it was the day we wished for in every way. Our wedding planner Skyler was excellent, and knew exactly how I wanted everything. We had a beach ceremony, cocktail hour on the balcony and then a meal in the private dining room which is off the restaurant. It was all perfect, decorated beautifully and the food was amazing! Everyone was so impressed with the venue and staff.

I would definately recommend the Sandpearl it is absolutely beautiful and the staff can't do enough for you. I had such a great day, and wasn't worried or stressed about anything at all.

Thank you everyone at the Sandpearl we had a perfect day!
We chose the Sandpearl based on the reviews and also having seen it a few times whilst staying in Clearwater beach, when Read more...
We chose the Sandpearl based on the reviews and also having seen it a few times whilst staying in Clearwater beach, when we visited last year to view it we knew we wanted our wedding there. I planned my wedding from the UK, speaking to the sandpearl by email or phone. Our wedding on 28th May 2014 was only a small intimate one, 21 of us in total and it was the day we wished for in every way. Our wedding planner Skyler was excellent, and knew exactly how I wanted everything. We had a beach ceremony, cocktail hour on the balcony and then a meal in the private dining room which is off the restaurant. It was all perfect, decorated beautifully and the food was amazing! Everyone was so impressed with the venue and staff.

I would definately recommend the Sandpearl it is absolutely beautiful and the staff can't do enough for you. I had such a great day, and wasn't worried or stressed about anything at all.

Thank you everyone at the Sandpearl we had a perfect day! Read less
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Aileen
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
AHHHH! i just had my wedding at The Sandpearl Resort on May 10th and it was hands down one of the best days of my life. I cannot wait to go back for my first anniversary. :) Michele was my site coordinator and she was awesome. She got back to me in a timely manner, would ease my worries about wedding details, and on the big day (and leading up to it) she worked with my day of coordinator to finalize all details....and she did this all while working another wedding on that same day!!!
The Resort staff was all super friendly. George, my captain, helped bustle my dress when i couldnt find my MOH and he kept the guests moving to where we all needed to be. the food was all sooo sooo soo good, i'm glad they had a wonderful tasting for us (come hungry) bc i did not get to eat enough on my big day!- more bc of my dress and i think i was too nervous or excited to eat? (never thought i would say that!). The service really is top notch. I am so glad my sister found this venue for me!!!
AHHHH! i just had my wedding at The Sandpearl Resort on May 10th and it was hands down one of the best days of my life. I Read more...
AHHHH! i just had my wedding at The Sandpearl Resort on May 10th and it was hands down one of the best days of my life. I cannot wait to go back for my first anniversary. :) Michele was my site coordinator and she was awesome. She got back to me in a timely manner, would ease my worries about wedding details, and on the big day (and leading up to it) she worked with my day of coordinator to finalize all details....and she did this all while working another wedding on that same day!!!
The Resort staff was all super friendly. George, my captain, helped bustle my dress when i couldnt find my MOH and he kept the guests moving to where we all needed to be. the food was all sooo sooo soo good, i'm glad they had a wonderful tasting for us (come hungry) bc i did not get to eat enough on my big day!- more bc of my dress and i think i was too nervous or excited to eat? (never thought i would say that!). The service really is top notch. I am so glad my sister found this venue for me!!! Read less
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Jordan & Val
Wedding:
2/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you to Colleen at the Sandpearl for helping us plan our wedding day! You were very easy going & great about answering any wedding questions I had. You worked great with Barb (wedding planner) & the officiant (Rev. Rick Lackore) to ensure that our day would be great! It sure was. Thank you for all of your hard work because we appreciate it very much! We would definitely recommend the Sandpearl & working with Colleen to anyone thinking of doing a destination wedding!
Thank you to Colleen at the Sandpearl for helping us plan our wedding day! You were very easy going & great about Read more...
Thank you to Colleen at the Sandpearl for helping us plan our wedding day! You were very easy going & great about answering any wedding questions I had. You worked great with Barb (wedding planner) & the officiant (Rev. Rick Lackore) to ensure that our day would be great! It sure was. Thank you for all of your hard work because we appreciate it very much! We would definitely recommend the Sandpearl & working with Colleen to anyone thinking of doing a destination wedding! Read less
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Omayra
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
A dream location for my dream beach wedding.
A dream location for my dream beach wedding.
A dream location for my dream beach wedding. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The Sandpearl is the PERFECT venue for your wedding. We were married on December 21, 2013 at the Sandpearl Hotel. We planned our wedding from Chicago, and the Sandpearl made it so easy for us to plan our wedding from a distance. Michele Johnson and her team are excellent—they worked with us on the menu, were flexible when we wanted to make a last minute change to the ceremony site, and treated us and our guests with such excellent client service. We are still hearing from our guests on how much they loved the food, the venue, and everyone at the Sandpearl. I felt like we had a great team supporting us every step of the wedding planning process, and we can’t wait to return to the Sandpearl again as a married couple.
The Sandpearl is the PERFECT venue for your wedding. We were married on December 21, 2013 at the Sandpearl Hotel. We Read more...
The Sandpearl is the PERFECT venue for your wedding. We were married on December 21, 2013 at the Sandpearl Hotel. We planned our wedding from Chicago, and the Sandpearl made it so easy for us to plan our wedding from a distance. Michele Johnson and her team are excellent—they worked with us on the menu, were flexible when we wanted to make a last minute change to the ceremony site, and treated us and our guests with such excellent client service. We are still hearing from our guests on how much they loved the food, the venue, and everyone at the Sandpearl. I felt like we had a great team supporting us every step of the wedding planning process, and we can’t wait to return to the Sandpearl again as a married couple. Read less
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Jameson & Amanda
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with our decision to have our wedding at the Sandpearl Resort. The facilities, staff and overall experience are top notch. We toured many venues in Clearwater and Sanibel Island, and when we toured Sandpearl it was an easy decision. From the minute we walked into Sandpearl and set foot on the beach, we knew this is where we wanted to get married. We were blown away with how well our wedding day went and just how well the staff at Sandpearl carried out every aspect of our day. It was a truly special day for us and our guests enjoyed the quality hospitality of this resort
We were very pleased with our decision to have our wedding at the Sandpearl Resort. The facilities, staff and overall Read more...
We were very pleased with our decision to have our wedding at the Sandpearl Resort. The facilities, staff and overall experience are top notch. We toured many venues in Clearwater and Sanibel Island, and when we toured Sandpearl it was an easy decision. From the minute we walked into Sandpearl and set foot on the beach, we knew this is where we wanted to get married. We were blown away with how well our wedding day went and just how well the staff at Sandpearl carried out every aspect of our day. It was a truly special day for us and our guests enjoyed the quality hospitality of this resort Read less
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Carley
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Great place to have a wedding. Michelle was wonderful and everything was beautiful!!
Great place to have a wedding. Michelle was wonderful and everything was beautiful!!
Great place to have a wedding. Michelle was wonderful and everything was beautiful!! Read less
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Bianca
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I got married at the Sandpearl Resort on 9/8/2013 and I had an AMAZING experience. I worked with Michele Johnson and she went above and beyond to make our experience special. Everything was of the highest quality and Michele's follow up and attention to detail is unmatched. I hired a day of coordinator for my wedding day who did not do a great job but Michele stepped right up and did the day of coordinator's job without a complaint. She made sure everything flowed seamlessly and even wiped the sand off my feet after my husband and I finished taking our wedding pictures on the beach. All of the staff at the Sandpearl especially George & Michele went out of their way to create an amazing experience for our guests. Our wedding had many international guests flying in from Canada, China, Jamaica and all over the world and the Sandpearl did not disappoint. Many of the guest commented on how great the overall experience was and that this was the BEST wedding they have ever attended. In fact, many of the guest said they would definiteIy come back to the Sandpearl for a vacation. I initially thought the Sandpearl was a bit pricey but it was WORTH EVERY PENNY. If you want quality, service and an overall amazing wedding experience go with the Sandpearl you won't regret it !
I got married at the Sandpearl Resort on 9/8/2013 and I had an AMAZING experience. I worked with Michele Johnson and she Read more...
I got married at the Sandpearl Resort on 9/8/2013 and I had an AMAZING experience. I worked with Michele Johnson and she went above and beyond to make our experience special. Everything was of the highest quality and Michele's follow up and attention to detail is unmatched. I hired a day of coordinator for my wedding day who did not do a great job but Michele stepped right up and did the day of coordinator's job without a complaint. She made sure everything flowed seamlessly and even wiped the sand off my feet after my husband and I finished taking our wedding pictures on the beach. All of the staff at the Sandpearl especially George & Michele went out of their way to create an amazing experience for our guests. Our wedding had many international guests flying in from Canada, China, Jamaica and all over the world and the Sandpearl did not disappoint. Many of the guest commented on how great the overall experience was and that this was the BEST wedding they have ever attended. In fact, many of the guest said they would definiteIy come back to the Sandpearl for a vacation. I initially thought the Sandpearl was a bit pricey but it was WORTH EVERY PENNY. If you want quality, service and an overall amazing wedding experience go with the Sandpearl you won't regret it ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Sandpearl Resort and in particular their wedding coordinator Debbie Glancy did an amazing job for our wedding reception and cocktail hour. Debbie was a pleasure to work with - she was very patient with our requests and always offered her expert advice. From the food tasting to the big day, Debbie was awesome. She was incredibly organized and was easily able to accommodate for all of my crazy requests to make our wedding reception perfect and personal. I highly recommend the Sandpearl and Debbie. It was a beautiful day at a beautiful resort and amazing food, with which I know all of my guests would agree.
The Sandpearl Resort and in particular their wedding coordinator Debbie Glancy did an amazing job for our wedding Read more...
The Sandpearl Resort and in particular their wedding coordinator Debbie Glancy did an amazing job for our wedding reception and cocktail hour. Debbie was a pleasure to work with - she was very patient with our requests and always offered her expert advice. From the food tasting to the big day, Debbie was awesome. She was incredibly organized and was easily able to accommodate for all of my crazy requests to make our wedding reception perfect and personal. I highly recommend the Sandpearl and Debbie. It was a beautiful day at a beautiful resort and amazing food, with which I know all of my guests would agree. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Sandpearl was the most beautiful and amazing location for our wedding. Our guests were blown away by the entire experience. Michele Johnson made all of our dreams come true. We could not be happier with our wedding and stay there.
The Sandpearl was the most beautiful and amazing location for our wedding. Our guests were blown away by the entire Read more...
The Sandpearl was the most beautiful and amazing location for our wedding. Our guests were blown away by the entire experience. Michele Johnson made all of our dreams come true. We could not be happier with our wedding and stay there. Read less
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Randy
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Sandpearl Resort, the value of this location and how it completely made our day....words cannot describe it. We had a plan in mind and the Sandpearl Resort executed it flawlessly! Right on Clearwater Beach, it is not an average hotel, but a vacation spot for anyone. Two words: Michele Johnson. She worked with us on every request/question we had and came through without any complaints. We are very picky when it comes to details and Michele recognized those details and catered to every one of them! Thanks again Michele!
Sandpearl Resort, the value of this location and how it completely made our day....words cannot describe it. We had a plan Read more...
Sandpearl Resort, the value of this location and how it completely made our day....words cannot describe it. We had a plan in mind and the Sandpearl Resort executed it flawlessly! Right on Clearwater Beach, it is not an average hotel, but a vacation spot for anyone. Two words: Michele Johnson. She worked with us on every request/question we had and came through without any complaints. We are very picky when it comes to details and Michele recognized those details and catered to every one of them! Thanks again Michele! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Michele Johnson at the Sandpearl and she was WONDERFUL!!! She made the entire process so easy and our wedding day was perfect!! The entire staff of the Sandpearl were wonderful and we've received rave reviews from our family and friends that attended that it was one of, if not the best wedding they've ever been to!! I would highly recommend the Sandpearl for any couple looking for an elegant, upscale venue that is completely stress free. While the Sandpearl is priced at a premium, they deliver above and beyond making it an investment in perfection.
We worked with Michele Johnson at the Sandpearl and she was WONDERFUL!!! She made the entire process so easy and our Read more...
We worked with Michele Johnson at the Sandpearl and she was WONDERFUL!!! She made the entire process so easy and our wedding day was perfect!! The entire staff of the Sandpearl were wonderful and we've received rave reviews from our family and friends that attended that it was one of, if not the best wedding they've ever been to!! I would highly recommend the Sandpearl for any couple looking for an elegant, upscale venue that is completely stress free. While the Sandpearl is priced at a premium, they deliver above and beyond making it an investment in perfection. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our destination wedding on 10/27/12 at the Sandpearl Resort and it was exceptional! We chose this hotel solely based on pictures and after talking to Michelle Johnson she made me feel like everything will be taken care of. I am a very picky and detailed person and Michele was very accommodating and patient with me.

My original room was the Cove room but after my final guest count she realized we wouldn't fit in there so she was gracious enough to move us to the Harbor ballroom. Despite the several emails with questions and suggestions and even when i didn't get it she was still patient and pleasant :-) Michele, i really appreciate you and you are the BEST.

The service from the Sandpearl staff was also great and the food during the reception was simply outstanding. I'm originally from Ghana and i want to thank the Chef for customizing my menu by adding a side dish from my culture - all my guests raved about the food! Although I couldn't eat on our wedding day due to excitement i was lucky i had tasted the food during the food tasting a couple of days before the wedding so I knew what they were talking about. Wish i had told the captain to have my food sent to our suite :-) Even with our cocktail hr being moved from the balcony to inside due to winds from Hurricane Sandy, it didn't change how i felt about the day.

Up to date my guests continue to talk about the wedding as the best they have attended. It wasn't just a wedding it was a family weekend away for them. Most have expressed going back just to visit.

I will recommend the Sandpearl to any couple who is looking to have an elegant, stress free wedding - although expensive it is worth every penny!
We had our destination wedding on 10/27/12 at the Sandpearl Resort and it was exceptional! We chose this hotel solely Read more...
We had our destination wedding on 10/27/12 at the Sandpearl Resort and it was exceptional! We chose this hotel solely based on pictures and after talking to Michelle Johnson she made me feel like everything will be taken care of. I am a very picky and detailed person and Michele was very accommodating and patient with me.

My original room was the Cove room but after my final guest count she realized we wouldn't fit in there so she was gracious enough to move us to the Harbor ballroom. Despite the several emails with questions and suggestions and even when i didn't get it she was still patient and pleasant :-) Michele, i really appreciate you and you are the BEST.

The service from the Sandpearl staff was also great and the food during the reception was simply outstanding. I'm originally from Ghana and i want to thank the Chef for customizing my menu by adding a side dish from my culture - all my guests raved about the food! Although I couldn't eat on our wedding day due to excitement i was lucky i had tasted the food during the food tasting a couple of days before the wedding so I knew what they were talking about. Wish i had told the captain to have my food sent to our suite :-) Even with our cocktail hr being moved from the balcony to inside due to winds from Hurricane Sandy, it didn't change how i felt about the day.

Up to date my guests continue to talk about the wedding as the best they have attended. It wasn't just a wedding it was a family weekend away for them. Most have expressed going back just to visit.

I will recommend the Sandpearl to any couple who is looking to have an elegant, stress free wedding - although expensive it is worth every penny! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose the Sandpearl for our destination wedding on 10/19/12...and it was fabulous! We chose not to hire an outside wedding coordinator; however, Michelle Johnson, our Sandpearl wedding coordinator, had it all together. From ordering the green runners to calming my Dad down and showing him the "holding room" really exists...her services were outstanding! We opted for a simple rehearsal dinner on the beach with S'mores, a beach ceremony and a reception in the Cove Room. We really felt that everything was perfect! Our guests had such a good time while staying at the Sandpearl, and we've received many compliments including how scrumptious the food was at the reception. The service from the staff at the Sandpearl was also outstanding. Please share our gratitude with them, especially with Andrew (the main bartender) and our captain at the reception. We couldn't have asked for anything better. I would truly recommend the Sandpearl for a wedding ceremony/reception!
We chose the Sandpearl for our destination wedding on 10/19/12...and it was fabulous! We chose not to hire an outside Read more...
We chose the Sandpearl for our destination wedding on 10/19/12...and it was fabulous! We chose not to hire an outside wedding coordinator; however, Michelle Johnson, our Sandpearl wedding coordinator, had it all together. From ordering the green runners to calming my Dad down and showing him the "holding room" really exists...her services were outstanding! We opted for a simple rehearsal dinner on the beach with S'mores, a beach ceremony and a reception in the Cove Room. We really felt that everything was perfect! Our guests had such a good time while staying at the Sandpearl, and we've received many compliments including how scrumptious the food was at the reception. The service from the staff at the Sandpearl was also outstanding. Please share our gratitude with them, especially with Andrew (the main bartender) and our captain at the reception. We couldn't have asked for anything better. I would truly recommend the Sandpearl for a wedding ceremony/reception! Read less
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BARBARA
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Debbie is professional, sweet and very accommodating! I love the SandPearl and I can't wait to go back for our anniversary!
Debbie is professional, sweet and very accommodating! I love the SandPearl and I can't wait to go back for our Read more...
Debbie is professional, sweet and very accommodating! I love the SandPearl and I can't wait to go back for our anniversary! Read less
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whitney
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
There are absolutely no words for how amazing the Sandpearl was for my wedding on July 22, 2012. Upon arrival there were a few hiccups, when I mentioned them to Debbie, my catering manager, she went out of her way to make sure I was completely happy. We were able to customized our menu to exactly what we wanted. Everyone has said how wonderful the food was as well as the venue. Most of my guests stayed at the hotel and we all enjoyed the pool, restaurant, and beach. The food was fantastic for every meal. It rained on our wedding day and our wedding had to be moved inside. We were using the Cove room for the reception. That is where the wedding took place. It was still amazing!!! We had a great view of the ocean and beach without the humidity and rain! it was a very intimate affiar and the room looked gorgeous. Our guest enjoyed a cocktail hour outside the Cove room while we took pictures and then everyone was shocked how great the room looked for dinner in such a quick turn around time. The room was a great size for our wedding party (49 people) and everyone felt comfortable. The price was very similar to other hotels in the area for what we wanted. But the attention to detail and little things really set the Sandpearl apart. Debbie even had us upgraded to Suite 100. When we arrived we had sandwiches, champaigne, and other goodies. Not to mention there were rose petals everywhere! I loved the Sandpearl and cannot thank them enough for such an amazing day!
There are absolutely no words for how amazing the Sandpearl was for my wedding on July 22, 2012. Upon arrival there were a Read more...
There are absolutely no words for how amazing the Sandpearl was for my wedding on July 22, 2012. Upon arrival there were a few hiccups, when I mentioned them to Debbie, my catering manager, she went out of her way to make sure I was completely happy. We were able to customized our menu to exactly what we wanted. Everyone has said how wonderful the food was as well as the venue. Most of my guests stayed at the hotel and we all enjoyed the pool, restaurant, and beach. The food was fantastic for every meal. It rained on our wedding day and our wedding had to be moved inside. We were using the Cove room for the reception. That is where the wedding took place. It was still amazing!!! We had a great view of the ocean and beach without the humidity and rain! it was a very intimate affiar and the room looked gorgeous. Our guest enjoyed a cocktail hour outside the Cove room while we took pictures and then everyone was shocked how great the room looked for dinner in such a quick turn around time. The room was a great size for our wedding party (49 people) and everyone felt comfortable. The price was very similar to other hotels in the area for what we wanted. But the attention to detail and little things really set the Sandpearl apart. Debbie even had us upgraded to Suite 100. When we arrived we had sandwiches, champaigne, and other goodies. Not to mention there were rose petals everywhere! I loved the Sandpearl and cannot thank them enough for such an amazing day! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The sandpearl resort is a perfect place to have a wedding. The hotel and surroundings are beautiful. The staff are great and help with anything you need. I would recommend this hotel.
The sandpearl resort is a perfect place to have a wedding. The hotel and surroundings are beautiful. The staff are great Read more...
The sandpearl resort is a perfect place to have a wedding. The hotel and surroundings are beautiful. The staff are great and help with anything you need. I would recommend this hotel. Read less
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Leatrice
Wedding:
6/13/2012
5.0/5.0
There are several beautiful resorts that line the gulf coast of Florida that would make a nice venue for a wedding, much less a beach wedding. I was looking for exceptional, and I found it at the SANDPEARL RESORT! The service was second to none, the accommodations elegantly comfortable, the food tantalizing, and the setting was totally amazing! The staff went above and beyond their service excellence making sure that our guest were comfortable, happy and wanting for nothing. Management was at hand to oversee that every detail was smoothly executed with poise and elegance, ready to eradicate even the smallest issue that might arise. My guest, 200+, all exclaimed nothing but true pleasure from their stay, and many are already planning a trip back in the near furure. As for my beach wedding... BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!
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There are several beautiful resorts that line the gulf coast of Florida that would make a nice venue for a wedding, much less a beach wedding. I was looking for exceptional, and I found it at the SANDPEARL RESORT! The service was second to none, the accommodations elegantly comfortable, the food tantalizing, and the setting was totally amazing! The staff went above and beyond their service excellence making sure that our guest were comfortable, happy and wanting for nothing. Management was at hand to oversee that every detail was smoothly executed with poise and elegance, ready to eradicate even the smallest issue that might arise. My guest, 200+, all exclaimed nothing but true pleasure from their stay, and many are already planning a trip back in the near furure. As for my beach wedding... BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! Read less
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JoniK
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
This is the place to get married on the beach. This was a destination wedding for us, so we had never met our catering manager until a few days before the wedding. We worked with Michelle and she was fantastic. We talked on the phone and emailed...she's very down to business and straightforward...which is what we loved. There was not a question as to what the cost of things would be...etc. They gave us a list of preferred vendors (use that list!) who were awesome. Also, everything was so convenient to the location...for us and all our guests. ALL of the staff were amazing....bartendars, waitstaff...everyone. If you are looking to go with the cheapest place...don't look here. It's not the cheapest place, but it was SO worth every cent. If we had to do it all over again, we'd still choose the Sandpearl. We can't wait to go back and visit!

Also, there was another wedding going on the same day as mine, but it was never an issue. They kept everything/everyone very seperate from the other wedding.

-Joni & Ryan
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This is the place to get married on the beach. This was a destination wedding for us, so we had never met our catering manager until a few days before the wedding. We worked with Michelle and she was fantastic. We talked on the phone and emailed...she's very down to business and straightforward...which is what we loved. There was not a question as to what the cost of things would be...etc. They gave us a list of preferred vendors (use that list!) who were awesome. Also, everything was so convenient to the location...for us and all our guests. ALL of the staff were amazing....bartendars, waitstaff...everyone. If you are looking to go with the cheapest place...don't look here. It's not the cheapest place, but it was SO worth every cent. If we had to do it all over again, we'd still choose the Sandpearl. We can't wait to go back and visit!

Also, there was another wedding going on the same day as mine, but it was never an issue. They kept everything/everyone very seperate from the other wedding.

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Mara
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
What beautiful ceremony and elegent reception. Loved my wedding
What beautiful ceremony and elegent reception. Loved my wedding
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Nancy
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Michele Johnson is the best catering manager. She became my friend and advisor and to this day I stay in touch with her whenever we're headed to Clearwater Beach. After our tasting with wine pairings I mixed and matched from 2 banquet menus to create just what my husband and I wanted. The pricing was wonderfu and Michele worked with mel. I omitted a soup course and got the filet mignon in on budget. We selected a formal sit-down full service dinner and an open bar for 5 hours.

Immediately post ceremony we had a cocktail hour with butlered hors d'ouevres featuring sushi, grilled scallops, chilled jumbo shrimp and other notable delicacies. Following that we were ushered into the terraced banquet room overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Sandpearl's unique banquet salad was wrapped within lengths of thin cucumber, fashioning a "bowl" type of containment for the baby field greens and two fresh dressings were offered by servers. Following the salad was a lemon sorbet palate cleanser. Entrees had been preselected by guests to include either filet mignon or Gulf grouper, piped spiced potatoes and bundles of asparagus tied with a red pepper ribbon. Sauces included citrus buerre blanc and cabernet mushroom. Portions were hearty appetite, full-sized and cooked to perfection. The plating was exquisite and people reflected they felt appreciated by the quality and "class" of the food, beverages and service. Wedding cake followed the dinner and then everyone danced the night away. My husband and I always relish our romantic dinners at the Sandpearl Resort's exquisite restaurant overlooking the beach. They are a better value for the money and provide uupscale service compared to all other venues where I inquired. Thank you Michele and Sandpearl for the best time of our lives.
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Michele Johnson is the best catering manager. She became my friend and advisor and to this day I stay in touch with her whenever we're headed to Clearwater Beach. After our tasting with wine pairings I mixed and matched from 2 banquet menus to create just what my husband and I wanted. The pricing was wonderfu and Michele worked with mel. I omitted a soup course and got the filet mignon in on budget. We selected a formal sit-down full service dinner and an open bar for 5 hours.

Immediately post ceremony we had a cocktail hour with butlered hors d'ouevres featuring sushi, grilled scallops, chilled jumbo shrimp and other notable delicacies. Following that we were ushered into the terraced banquet room overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Sandpearl's unique banquet salad was wrapped within lengths of thin cucumber, fashioning a "bowl" type of containment for the baby field greens and two fresh dressings were offered by servers. Following the salad was a lemon sorbet palate cleanser. Entrees had been preselected by guests to include either filet mignon or Gulf grouper, piped spiced potatoes and bundles of asparagus tied with a red pepper ribbon. Sauces included citrus buerre blanc and cabernet mushroom. Portions were hearty appetite, full-sized and cooked to perfection. The plating was exquisite and people reflected they felt appreciated by the quality and "class" of the food, beverages and service. Wedding cake followed the dinner and then everyone danced the night away. My husband and I always relish our romantic dinners at the Sandpearl Resort's exquisite restaurant overlooking the beach. They are a better value for the money and provide uupscale service compared to all other venues where I inquired. Thank you Michele and Sandpearl for the best time of our lives. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Being a bride from Canada and getting married in Florida proved to be much easier than I first thought...mostly because of Jessica Gillespie, the most amazing wedding coordinator at the Sandpearl Resort. Jessica assisted myself and my family in each and every step along the way. Organized, amazingly friendly, detail orientented, going above and beyond and giving me and my husband the wedding of our dreams!!! Everything about the day was amazing, food, drink, location. Thank you to the amazing staff that made this day spectacular!!! A. Boucher-Hall
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Being a bride from Canada and getting married in Florida proved to be much easier than I first thought...mostly because of Jessica Gillespie, the most amazing wedding coordinator at the Sandpearl Resort. Jessica assisted myself and my family in each and every step along the way. Organized, amazingly friendly, detail orientented, going above and beyond and giving me and my husband the wedding of our dreams!!! Everything about the day was amazing, food, drink, location. Thank you to the amazing staff that made this day spectacular!!! A. Boucher-Hall Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at the Sandpearl and all 3 events were fabulous! Debbie Glancy was our wedding coordinator for the day, she went above and beyond our expectations. Everything was extremely organized and on time. The food was spectacular, hotel staff were professional, accommodating and courteous. They helped provide centerpieces and decor for the cocktail hour and reception which helped a lot! I can't say one negative comment about our whole experience at the Sandpearl. I highly recommend having your wedding there.
We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at the Sandpearl and all 3 events were fabulous! Debbie Glancy was our Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at the Sandpearl and all 3 events were fabulous! Debbie Glancy was our wedding coordinator for the day, she went above and beyond our expectations. Everything was extremely organized and on time. The food was spectacular, hotel staff were professional, accommodating and courteous. They helped provide centerpieces and decor for the cocktail hour and reception which helped a lot! I can't say one negative comment about our whole experience at the Sandpearl. I highly recommend having your wedding there. Read less
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SHall
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
1st Class all the way!! Everything was done to perfection. The hotel was the best. Several guests lost or left items in the hotel and they were ALL at their "Lost and Found" area. Amazing.
1st Class all the way!! Everything was done to perfection. The hotel was the best. Several guests lost or left items in Read more...
1st Class all the way!! Everything was done to perfection. The hotel was the best. Several guests lost or left items in the hotel and they were ALL at their "Lost and Found" area. Amazing. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We would recommend the Sandpearl to any couple looking to have the destination wedding of their dreams! Debbie Glancy was our amazing wedding event planner at the Sandpearl. Debbie made our wedding day perfect and most of all our planning was done over the phone and by email. She had the day entirely under control and we had nothing to worry about. My husband and I can not say enough wonderful things about the staff at the Sandpearl. They all made our guests feel welcomed and right at home. Our good friend Michael Wagner at the Sandpearl also did an outstanding job making our day so very special. We could not have done it without you!
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We would recommend the Sandpearl to any couple looking to have the destination wedding of their dreams! Debbie Glancy was our amazing wedding event planner at the Sandpearl. Debbie made our wedding day perfect and most of all our planning was done over the phone and by email. She had the day entirely under control and we had nothing to worry about. My husband and I can not say enough wonderful things about the staff at the Sandpearl. They all made our guests feel welcomed and right at home. Our good friend Michael Wagner at the Sandpearl also did an outstanding job making our day so very special. We could not have done it without you! Read less
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sarakucik
Wedding:
2/27/2011
5.0/5.0
We just got married on Feb 27, 2011 at the Sandpearl Resort. We worked with Lora Lee and Michele and had an amazing experience. The entire staff at the resort were extremely helpful and accommodating. We planned our wedding from Wisconsin without ever seeing the resort or meeting with Michele or Lora Lee in person, which was a bit scary. Lora Lee was so great in getting back to us promptly and answering all of our million questions! When we finally got to the resort and met with everyone in person we couldn't believe how beautiful the resort was in person. It exceeded our expectations by far. We were also fortunate to be the only wedding at the Sandpearl that day so were provided with an upgraded outdoor cocktail hour on the lawn which was amazing for our Wisconsin guests! Michele and Lora Lee did an amazing Job setting up all of the decorations that we had for the ceremony. They were very detailed and communicated all changes with us. The Sandpearl staff goes above and beyond to make your wedding unbelievable. Two different staff members ran to CVS for us throughout our evening. This is something they did not need to do but they were happy to do it. From the hotel ambassador to the servers and bartender, the staff at the Sandpearl was fantastic. I recommend this venue to anyone looking to have an amazing and unforgettable wedding, for both you and your guests!
We just got married on Feb 27, 2011 at the Sandpearl Resort. We worked with Lora Lee and Michele and had an amazing Read more...
We just got married on Feb 27, 2011 at the Sandpearl Resort. We worked with Lora Lee and Michele and had an amazing experience. The entire staff at the resort were extremely helpful and accommodating. We planned our wedding from Wisconsin without ever seeing the resort or meeting with Michele or Lora Lee in person, which was a bit scary. Lora Lee was so great in getting back to us promptly and answering all of our million questions! When we finally got to the resort and met with everyone in person we couldn't believe how beautiful the resort was in person. It exceeded our expectations by far. We were also fortunate to be the only wedding at the Sandpearl that day so were provided with an upgraded outdoor cocktail hour on the lawn which was amazing for our Wisconsin guests! Michele and Lora Lee did an amazing Job setting up all of the decorations that we had for the ceremony. They were very detailed and communicated all changes with us. The Sandpearl staff goes above and beyond to make your wedding unbelievable. Two different staff members ran to CVS for us throughout our evening. This is something they did not need to do but they were happy to do it. From the hotel ambassador to the servers and bartender, the staff at the Sandpearl was fantastic. I recommend this venue to anyone looking to have an amazing and unforgettable wedding, for both you and your guests! Read less
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ncarullo
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we had our reception at the Sand Pearl Resort. Everything was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for better weather and Debbie (wedding coordinator) made sure everything ran smoothly. The food was absolutely amazing and we received numerous comments about it. We had our cocktail reception on the gulf lawn and then our formal reception in the Hunter ballroom. It really seemed like a 5 star wedding. Then we stayed 2 nights in the Gulfside Suite which was private. It was a perfect place for all my bridesmaids to stay the first night and get ready on our wedding day. We had our hair and makeup vendors come there so we did not even need to leave the room. My husband and I reserved a 2 bedroom gulffront suite for him and his Groomsmen to stay and get ready which worked out perfectly. Then we enjoyed our wedding night together in the huge suite and woke up with an amazing view of the ocean! I would definiately recommend the Sand Pearl if you are looking for the PERFECT reception for your guests.
I am so happy we had our reception at the Sand Pearl Resort. Everything was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked Read more...
I am so happy we had our reception at the Sand Pearl Resort. Everything was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for better weather and Debbie (wedding coordinator) made sure everything ran smoothly. The food was absolutely amazing and we received numerous comments about it. We had our cocktail reception on the gulf lawn and then our formal reception in the Hunter ballroom. It really seemed like a 5 star wedding. Then we stayed 2 nights in the Gulfside Suite which was private. It was a perfect place for all my bridesmaids to stay the first night and get ready on our wedding day. We had our hair and makeup vendors come there so we did not even need to leave the room. My husband and I reserved a 2 bedroom gulffront suite for him and his Groomsmen to stay and get ready which worked out perfectly. Then we enjoyed our wedding night together in the huge suite and woke up with an amazing view of the ocean! I would definiately recommend the Sand Pearl if you are looking for the PERFECT reception for your guests. Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I was married on 10-10-10 at the Sandpearl Resort. I had Debbie as my catering manager and she was just amazing!! She made sure my day was everything I could have dreamed of and more!! The Sandpearl is the most beautiful Resort I have ever been to, not to mention how wonderful the staff is. Everyone at this resort will treat you as well as your guest like gold!! The resort is a perfect mix between elegance and destination. The views are breath taking and the decor is perfect. The food is one of a kind and your guests will be super impressed. I highly recommend the Sandpearl and ask for Debbie!!!!
I was married on 10-10-10 at the Sandpearl Resort. I had Debbie as my catering manager and she was just amazing!! She made Read more...
I was married on 10-10-10 at the Sandpearl Resort. I had Debbie as my catering manager and she was just amazing!! She made sure my day was everything I could have dreamed of and more!! The Sandpearl is the most beautiful Resort I have ever been to, not to mention how wonderful the staff is. Everyone at this resort will treat you as well as your guest like gold!! The resort is a perfect mix between elegance and destination. The views are breath taking and the decor is perfect. The food is one of a kind and your guests will be super impressed. I highly recommend the Sandpearl and ask for Debbie!!!! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
The Sandpearl was amazing! They were so accomodating and even worked with us on price. We had an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception, and they were so amazing to take care of details and take care of the wedding party. Upon arrival for a tour they offer you champange, from that point on I was hooked.
The Sandpearl was amazing! They were so accomodating and even worked with us on price. We had an outdoor ceremony and an Read more...
The Sandpearl was amazing! They were so accomodating and even worked with us on price. We had an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception, and they were so amazing to take care of details and take care of the wedding party. Upon arrival for a tour they offer you champange, from that point on I was hooked. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
The best and classiest hotel in the area. I'm from NY and wanted something that was similar to the Ritz - the Sandpearl Resort was truly stunning, very professional and my guests raved and raved about it.
The best and classiest hotel in the area. I'm from NY and wanted something that was similar to the Ritz - the Sandpearl Read more...
The best and classiest hotel in the area. I'm from NY and wanted something that was similar to the Ritz - the Sandpearl Resort was truly stunning, very professional and my guests raved and raved about it. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
FABULOUS!!!
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MOBFOB
Wedding:
6/6/2008
5.0/5.0
The Sandpearl Resort is on Clearwater Beach, Florida and is an awesome location for a wedding. The whole staff is very accommodating and service oriented - very friendly, too. Your guests will have a great time. This is a 4 star location, so while expensive, you get what you pay for. It was a great wedding experience except for the rain out on the beach. I wish I would have insisted on going out to the beach when the rain stopped because the back up location was a bust - we were suppose to be in a section of the ballroom with high ceilings and a beautifully draped window as the back up. Instead we ended up in a section of the ballroom that was a closed in box with no decor whatsoever. (Be sure your contract is specific and doesn't leave the ballroom choice up to the hotel). Since the beauty of the beach was suppose to be our backdrop, we did not have flowers, an archway, etc. My advice to you would be to plan to have something such as these items for a backdrop as part of your backup plan OR INSIST ON GETTING YOUR WAY! (which I did not, so I take some of the responsibility). All of this aside, the reception was wonderful. The dinner food was delicious and the pre-reception cocktail hour was raved about. Everyone said this was one of the best weddings they have been to. We highly recommend this place. I am sure it will be one of the top beach location choices, if it is not already. You will probably need to book early. The Catering Manager was a wonderful person to work with. We were so glad The Sandpearl found her as our first experience with their prior Catering Manager left a bad impression.
The Sandpearl Resort is on Clearwater Beach, Florida and is an awesome location for a wedding. The whole staff is very Read more...
The Sandpearl Resort is on Clearwater Beach, Florida and is an awesome location for a wedding. The whole staff is very accommodating and service oriented - very friendly, too. Your guests will have a great time. This is a 4 star location, so while expensive, you get what you pay for. It was a great wedding experience except for the rain out on the beach. I wish I would have insisted on going out to the beach when the rain stopped because the back up location was a bust - we were suppose to be in a section of the ballroom with high ceilings and a beautifully draped window as the back up. Instead we ended up in a section of the ballroom that was a closed in box with no decor whatsoever. (Be sure your contract is specific and doesn't leave the ballroom choice up to the hotel). Since the beauty of the beach was suppose to be our backdrop, we did not have flowers, an archway, etc. My advice to you would be to plan to have something such as these items for a backdrop as part of your backup plan OR INSIST ON GETTING YOUR WAY! (which I did not, so I take some of the responsibility). All of this aside, the reception was wonderful. The dinner food was delicious and the pre-reception cocktail hour was raved about. Everyone said this was one of the best weddings they have been to. We highly recommend this place. I am sure it will be one of the top beach location choices, if it is not already. You will probably need to book early. The Catering Manager was a wonderful person to work with. We were so glad The Sandpearl found her as our first experience with their prior Catering Manager left a bad impression. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
My wedding was awesome!
Michele Johnson is the Director of Catering & Sales and was my wedding coordinator. Her professionalism and sincerity is the reason why I chose this venue over a competitor.
Michele and her staff made sure everything was perfect! The staff was friendly and made sure my guests had everything they needed. My guests said it was the best beach wedding they've attended!
My wedding was awesome!
Michele Johnson is the Director of Catering & Sales and was my wedding coordinator. Her Read more...
My wedding was awesome!
Michele Johnson is the Director of Catering & Sales and was my wedding coordinator. Her professionalism and sincerity is the reason why I chose this venue over a competitor.
Michele and her staff made sure everything was perfect! The staff was friendly and made sure my guests had everything they needed. My guests said it was the best beach wedding they've attended! Read less
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Yvonne
Wedding:
6/1/2014
4.9/5.0
The Sandpearl is a beautiful location for a wedding and all of the staff are very friendly and attentive. Debbie Glancy is the best, she was a fantastic support and highly organized making sure everything went super smooth. If you want the perfect wedding location then choose the Sandpearl for your wedding, you will not be disappointed.
The Sandpearl is a beautiful location for a wedding and all of the staff are very friendly and attentive. Debbie Glancy is Read more...
The Sandpearl is a beautiful location for a wedding and all of the staff are very friendly and attentive. Debbie Glancy is the best, she was a fantastic support and highly organized making sure everything went super smooth. If you want the perfect wedding location then choose the Sandpearl for your wedding, you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/30/2011
4.9/5.0
The Sandpearl is THE place to have your destination wedding. We were only able to visit Clearwater twice during our planning - on the first trip we selected the Sandpearl and on the second we did our tasting. Everything else was done over the phone and via email. Debbie was extremely responsive and made me confident that every last detail would be completed. The food was superb, we got so many complements on the food and the service. The captain of the team even made sure we got appetizers and drinks since we were away taking pictures during our cocktail hour. It was wonderful. Debbie Glancy and her team made all of our guests feel welcome and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding experience was exceptional. Without hesitation I would have my wedding here - you will not regret it!!
The Sandpearl is THE place to have your destination wedding. We were only able to visit Clearwater twice during our Read more...
The Sandpearl is THE place to have your destination wedding. We were only able to visit Clearwater twice during our planning - on the first trip we selected the Sandpearl and on the second we did our tasting. Everything else was done over the phone and via email. Debbie was extremely responsive and made me confident that every last detail would be completed. The food was superb, we got so many complements on the food and the service. The captain of the team even made sure we got appetizers and drinks since we were away taking pictures during our cocktail hour. It was wonderful. Debbie Glancy and her team made all of our guests feel welcome and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding experience was exceptional. Without hesitation I would have my wedding here - you will not regret it!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.8/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and the moment I walked into our reception it was exactly what I had dreamed it would look like. Michele was our coordinator and always had good advice when it came to making final decisions. The food and service was superb and everyone raved about it. It is definitely a beautiful venue, and we will never forget our special day. We'll be back for our anniversary.
Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and the moment I walked into our reception it was exactly what I had dreamed it would Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and the moment I walked into our reception it was exactly what I had dreamed it would look like. Michele was our coordinator and always had good advice when it came to making final decisions. The food and service was superb and everyone raved about it. It is definitely a beautiful venue, and we will never forget our special day. We'll be back for our anniversary. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.8/5.0
We were married May 4th at the Sandpearl on the gulf lawn. Everything was absolutely amazing! Everyone there was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We worked with Debbie and she was great. Obviously there are a lot of weddings at the Sandpearl so I definitely recommend hiring a wedding planner as well to help out if you plan to have a big wedding. We had Suite 100 on the beach for the weekend and let me tell you how convenient this was, definitely worth the money! We used this room for the bridal party to get ready the day of the wedding and as a common area to mingle/meet up. The staff at the sandpearl is great and they took great care of my husband and I during the entire weekend and attended to us all night during the reception. This is a beautiful place that I highly recommend! We cant wait to go back next year for our anniversary! :)
We were married May 4th at the Sandpearl on the gulf lawn. Everything was absolutely amazing! Everyone there was very Read more...
We were married May 4th at the Sandpearl on the gulf lawn. Everything was absolutely amazing! Everyone there was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We worked with Debbie and she was great. Obviously there are a lot of weddings at the Sandpearl so I definitely recommend hiring a wedding planner as well to help out if you plan to have a big wedding. We had Suite 100 on the beach for the weekend and let me tell you how convenient this was, definitely worth the money! We used this room for the bridal party to get ready the day of the wedding and as a common area to mingle/meet up. The staff at the sandpearl is great and they took great care of my husband and I during the entire weekend and attended to us all night during the reception. This is a beautiful place that I highly recommend! We cant wait to go back next year for our anniversary! :) Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
12/8/2012
4.8/5.0
We worked with Michele and she was absolutely wonderful! We had an idea of how our wedding was supposed to be and the SandPearl and Michele and her team greatly exceeded it! We asked a lot of her, and she came through with flying colors. Without her our wedding would not have gone so smoothly and turned out so beautifully. Our cocktail hour was phenomenal by the waterfall, we got wonderful sunset pictures, and the room for the reception was just spectacular. We would highly recommend if you are looking for elegance, professionalism, and a wonderful view.
We worked with Michele and she was absolutely wonderful! We had an idea of how our wedding was supposed to be and the Read more...
We worked with Michele and she was absolutely wonderful! We had an idea of how our wedding was supposed to be and the SandPearl and Michele and her team greatly exceeded it! We asked a lot of her, and she came through with flying colors. Without her our wedding would not have gone so smoothly and turned out so beautifully. Our cocktail hour was phenomenal by the waterfall, we got wonderful sunset pictures, and the room for the reception was just spectacular. We would highly recommend if you are looking for elegance, professionalism, and a wonderful view. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.8/5.0
Michele Johnson at the Sandpearl helped us every step of the way including the day of when our limo was a no show and we had to call taxi cabs to drive us to the church. The grounds were amazingly beautiful, staff is polished, & the food was delicious!! Customized my own menu and the head chef made sure it was exactly how I wanted it - even brought up all of my personal items to the room at the end of the night. They left us sandwiches, chocolate covered strawberries, and champagne in the room which was a great extra touch .... You do not have to worry about a thing if you chose this venue.
Michele Johnson at the Sandpearl helped us every step of the way including the day of when our limo was a no show and we Read more...
Michele Johnson at the Sandpearl helped us every step of the way including the day of when our limo was a no show and we had to call taxi cabs to drive us to the church. The grounds were amazingly beautiful, staff is polished, & the food was delicious!! Customized my own menu and the head chef made sure it was exactly how I wanted it - even brought up all of my personal items to the room at the end of the night. They left us sandwiches, chocolate covered strawberries, and champagne in the room which was a great extra touch .... You do not have to worry about a thing if you chose this venue. Read less
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KatieR
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.8/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at The Sandpearl. I grew up on the beach and knew this is where we had to have our wedding. I didn’t want to deal with the elements, so we got married in a portion of the Hunter Ballroom. Our cocktail hour was on the Gulf Lawn followed by the reception in the entire Hunter Ballroom. The event went wonderfully and the staff at The Sandpearl is amazing. They were always checking to ensure we had everything we needed. The food is top notch – we had a catered breakfast the day of which was wonderful and all our guests loved our hors d'oeuvres and our main course. We had a crepe station and a breakfast sandwich late night snack as well…all amazing! Pricing at The Sandpearl is not cheap – but you get what you pay for. The location and atmosphere is fantastic and the guests are wowed from the second they walk in the door. One piece of advice – review your contracts and push for the exact wedding you want. They might try to push back a little – but in the end it is worth it – you’ll get the exact wedding and event you always dreamed of. I know we did!
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We had our ceremony and reception at The Sandpearl. I grew up on the beach and knew this is where we had to have our wedding. I didn’t want to deal with the elements, so we got married in a portion of the Hunter Ballroom. Our cocktail hour was on the Gulf Lawn followed by the reception in the entire Hunter Ballroom. The event went wonderfully and the staff at The Sandpearl is amazing. They were always checking to ensure we had everything we needed. The food is top notch – we had a catered breakfast the day of which was wonderful and all our guests loved our hors d'oeuvres and our main course. We had a crepe station and a breakfast sandwich late night snack as well…all amazing! Pricing at The Sandpearl is not cheap – but you get what you pay for. The location and atmosphere is fantastic and the guests are wowed from the second they walk in the door. One piece of advice – review your contracts and push for the exact wedding you want. They might try to push back a little – but in the end it is worth it – you’ll get the exact wedding and event you always dreamed of. I know we did! Read less
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Ainsley
Wedding:
1/14/2012
4.8/5.0
We were married at the Sandpearl on January 14, 2012. Our coordinator Debbie Glancy was so great, and she worked with us for almost 2 years planning the wedding of our dreams! The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. If you are looking for an incredible beach venue in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, this is the best of the best! Yes, the cost is on the expensive side, but you will not be disappointed on your wedding day! We loved the Sandpearl so much, we even postponed our wedding an extra year to be able to increase our budget.

The staff was amazing and managed to cover every detail. For all of you brides-to-be, you won't have that worrying feeling that something might not be done right, or you've forgotten something. It was wonderful to not feel that extra stress, and be able to completely enjoy our wedding! I felt like there was always a staff member cleaning or tidying up our reception area. We also loved our food! It was very flavorful and had alot of variety.

Our ceremony was held outdoors on the Gulf Lawn, and the reception was in the Hunter Ballroom. The ballroom itself is beautiful, yet neutral, so it is easy to incorporate your colors and decor. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for that dream location on the beach!

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If your budget is a concern, be flexible and consider the off-season months when they are not as busy.
Use their preferred vendor recommendations if possible! Most of them know each other and frequently work together, making the entire process go smoothly.
Get the boneless short ribs! They are sooooo good!
We were married at the Sandpearl on January 14, 2012. Our coordinator Debbie Glancy was so great, and she worked with us Read more...
We were married at the Sandpearl on January 14, 2012. Our coordinator Debbie Glancy was so great, and she worked with us for almost 2 years planning the wedding of our dreams! The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. If you are looking for an incredible beach venue in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, this is the best of the best! Yes, the cost is on the expensive side, but you will not be disappointed on your wedding day! We loved the Sandpearl so much, we even postponed our wedding an extra year to be able to increase our budget.

The staff was amazing and managed to cover every detail. For all of you brides-to-be, you won't have that worrying feeling that something might not be done right, or you've forgotten something. It was wonderful to not feel that extra stress, and be able to completely enjoy our wedding! I felt like there was always a staff member cleaning or tidying up our reception area. We also loved our food! It was very flavorful and had alot of variety.

Our ceremony was held outdoors on the Gulf Lawn, and the reception was in the Hunter Ballroom. The ballroom itself is beautiful, yet neutral, so it is easy to incorporate your colors and decor. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for that dream location on the beach!

Quick Suggestions:
If your budget is a concern, be flexible and consider the off-season months when they are not as busy.
Use their preferred vendor recommendations if possible! Most of them know each other and frequently work together, making the entire process go smoothly.
Get the boneless short ribs! They are sooooo good! Read less
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cpags1202
Wedding:
4/28/2011
4.8/5.0
Michael at the Sandpearl was extremely helpful. Mark who also seems to be there all day and night was also very friendly. The entire staff was wonderful! I cant wait to stay there for our anniversary!!!! it was amazing there....
Michael at the Sandpearl was extremely helpful. Mark who also seems to be there all day and night was also very friendly. Read more...
Michael at the Sandpearl was extremely helpful. Mark who also seems to be there all day and night was also very friendly. The entire staff was wonderful! I cant wait to stay there for our anniversary!!!! it was amazing there.... Read less
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spambride
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
We had a wonderful...dare I say perfect....wedding at the Sandpearl. The contact person Tanya Clark was friendly, professional and responsive. We live out of state so this was a true 'destination' wedding for us with 95% of our 103 guest coming in from out of state as well. Tanya was great and did everything she could to make sure we had the best wedding possible. The Sandpearl is an exclusive but popular resort so if you are getting married during peak calendar time....be prepared for a very crowded hotel. Fortunately, our event was held 2 weeks after Easter so the spring break crowd had died down a bit. Tanya is a very busy person so she has limited contact with you until about 6 weeks prior to the event...but she is very responsive to email and phone calls. The 2 weeks prior to the event....she was in constant contact and was very clear and concise with her information. The day of the event she was always around with her clipboard and her smile keeping us on schedule. The entire staff at the Sandpearl was excellent. They atttended to my every need promptly and politely and always wanted to do more!! The resort is absolutely beautiful and if you want to get married on a beach....this is the place to go!
We had a wonderful...dare I say perfect....wedding at the Sandpearl. The contact person Tanya Clark was friendly, Read more...
We had a wonderful...dare I say perfect....wedding at the Sandpearl. The contact person Tanya Clark was friendly, professional and responsive. We live out of state so this was a true 'destination' wedding for us with 95% of our 103 guest coming in from out of state as well. Tanya was great and did everything she could to make sure we had the best wedding possible. The Sandpearl is an exclusive but popular resort so if you are getting married during peak calendar time....be prepared for a very crowded hotel. Fortunately, our event was held 2 weeks after Easter so the spring break crowd had died down a bit. Tanya is a very busy person so she has limited contact with you until about 6 weeks prior to the event...but she is very responsive to email and phone calls. The 2 weeks prior to the event....she was in constant contact and was very clear and concise with her information. The day of the event she was always around with her clipboard and her smile keeping us on schedule. The entire staff at the Sandpearl was excellent. They atttended to my every need promptly and politely and always wanted to do more!! The resort is absolutely beautiful and if you want to get married on a beach....this is the place to go! Read less
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courtneykendra
Wedding:
6/6/2008
4.8/5.0
The most beautiful hotel/resort. The awesome setting made for the best wedding weekend ever! My only complaints are: the towel lady by the pool must have asked us if we were actually guests of the hotel a hundred times (apparently we were having too much fun), and the back up room we booked in case of rain (and it did rain) was not the room we ended up in. For a brand new resort they exceeded my expectations and my new husband and I plan on going there for a weekend every year for our anniversary- and our friends all plan on joining us! I couldn't not have picked a better place to get married!
The most beautiful hotel/resort. The awesome setting made for the best wedding weekend ever! My only complaints are: the Read more...
The most beautiful hotel/resort. The awesome setting made for the best wedding weekend ever! My only complaints are: the towel lady by the pool must have asked us if we were actually guests of the hotel a hundred times (apparently we were having too much fun), and the back up room we booked in case of rain (and it did rain) was not the room we ended up in. For a brand new resort they exceeded my expectations and my new husband and I plan on going there for a weekend every year for our anniversary- and our friends all plan on joining us! I couldn't not have picked a better place to get married! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.5/5.0
Beautiful resort! A little on the pricey side, but high in quality. This is a very classy, elegant, and even breathtaking venue. We had our ceremony on the beach and reception upstairs. Debbie Glancey went above and beyond to accomodate us. Food was superior! The only complaint was the excessive charges of the valet parking...it was a little overboard. Other than that, I must say my wedding was more than I could have ever dreamed or hoped for!
Beautiful resort! A little on the pricey side, but high in quality. This is a very classy, elegant, and even breathtaking Read more...
Beautiful resort! A little on the pricey side, but high in quality. This is a very classy, elegant, and even breathtaking venue. We had our ceremony on the beach and reception upstairs. Debbie Glancey went above and beyond to accomodate us. Food was superior! The only complaint was the excessive charges of the valet parking...it was a little overboard. Other than that, I must say my wedding was more than I could have ever dreamed or hoped for! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
Gorgeous accommodations and location, very expensive, but you get what you pay for!
Gorgeous accommodations and location, very expensive, but you get what you pay for!
Gorgeous accommodations and location, very expensive, but you get what you pay for! Read less
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rmachado
Wedding:
2/26/2011
4.3/5.0
The Sandpearl was the perfect venue for our wedding - 4 diamond resort so you definitely won't get a deal but it was WELL worth it. Incredible views, we were treated so well, everyone said it was the best wedding they had been to in years!
The Sandpearl was the perfect venue for our wedding - 4 diamond resort so you definitely won't get a deal but it was WELL Read more...
The Sandpearl was the perfect venue for our wedding - 4 diamond resort so you definitely won't get a deal but it was WELL worth it. Incredible views, we were treated so well, everyone said it was the best wedding they had been to in years! Read less
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stephanijo
Wedding:
7/31/2009
4.3/5.0
Loved, LOVED, LOVED the venue and the ceremony and food was great. The only downfall, the hotel had our credit card on file and there were charges that were not approved and it took MONTHS to a credit back and weeks to get a response. I was very, very disappointed. The charges were in the hundreds too. :(
Loved, LOVED, LOVED the venue and the ceremony and food was great. The only downfall, the hotel had our credit card on Read more...
Loved, LOVED, LOVED the venue and the ceremony and food was great. The only downfall, the hotel had our credit card on file and there were charges that were not approved and it took MONTHS to a credit back and weeks to get a response. I was very, very disappointed. The charges were in the hundreds too. :( Read less
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jb
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.3/5.0
i did cupcakes in a cupcake tree stand and it looked awesome! small guest list so didn't need a big wedding cake. chose flavors of cupcakes I love(carrot and coconut) and frosted them with shades of yellows and greens. Tasted good and very nice idea for beach wedding made great pics
i did cupcakes in a cupcake tree stand and it looked awesome! small guest list so didn't need a big wedding cake. chose Read more...
i did cupcakes in a cupcake tree stand and it looked awesome! small guest list so didn't need a big wedding cake. chose flavors of cupcakes I love(carrot and coconut) and frosted them with shades of yellows and greens. Tasted good and very nice idea for beach wedding made great pics Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/8/2009
3.8/5.0
Everything I could have dreamed of, until I found out that the location had 5 other weddings planned for that weekend too.
Everything I could have dreamed of, until I found out that the location had 5 other weddings planned for that weekend too. Read more...
Everything I could have dreamed of, until I found out that the location had 5 other weddings planned for that weekend too. Read less
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konorato
Wedding:
4/21/2012
3.6/5.0
The Sandpearl Resort is a beautiful venue to have your wedding at! I highly recommend having your wedding there if you are looking for a beautiful resort get a way. However, you definitely need to put your foot down when it comes to getting things the way you would like them. We had a little bit of a rough start when booking with them. Throughout the process we had to basically demand certain things because it was not how "they usually do it". All in all, in the end, everything was perfect and they accommodated a huge last minute decision to have our ceremony outdoors during a break in the storm that was hitting. Overall, after all was said and done, the venue looked beautiful, the staff was great, and we are happy we made the decision to hold our wedding at the Sandpearl.
The Sandpearl Resort is a beautiful venue to have your wedding at! I highly recommend having your wedding there if you are Read more...
The Sandpearl Resort is a beautiful venue to have your wedding at! I highly recommend having your wedding there if you are looking for a beautiful resort get a way. However, you definitely need to put your foot down when it comes to getting things the way you would like them. We had a little bit of a rough start when booking with them. Throughout the process we had to basically demand certain things because it was not how "they usually do it". All in all, in the end, everything was perfect and they accommodated a huge last minute decision to have our ceremony outdoors during a break in the storm that was hitting. Overall, after all was said and done, the venue looked beautiful, the staff was great, and we are happy we made the decision to hold our wedding at the Sandpearl. Read less
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Karrie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
3.5/5.0
Beautiful but not worth the money. The front desk was not on board with making everything run smoothly and not treating the bride like dirt. The events coordinator, Debbie Glancy, is wonderful. She is top notch--very organized and easy to deal with. The food was wonderful. I rented a cabana the day before the wedding, and this was my favorite part. The food and service at the cabana is wonderful. My guests loved it, and it was an ideal location for friends and family to visit as they arrived.
Now to the disappointments. We got our honeymoon suite for free with a minimum 2 night stay (we had to pay one night), which was fine for the bridal party to get ready that day. I had to ask the bellhop if we were in the correct room because it was not at all what I envisioned as a suite. It was a tight squeeze for 4 people, and super cramped for the bridal party, hair and makeup, and photographers. The worst part was the front desk. They could have cared less we were spending a ton of money there with a rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception, and brunch. I might as well had been some woman off the street. Whenever I had a question, they required me to sit over on the couches for 30 to 45 minutes while they leisurely did not find an answer. What made me the most mad was the when we checked in the day of the rehearsal. We got there early because we rented a cabana. Check-in was not until 4, which was the same time as the rehearsal dinner. My fiancee got there at 9 to ask if the rooms could be ready a little early so the bridesmaids and myself could get ready. They said sure we will call you probably around lunch time. Around two o'clock I started to become concerned. They were basically like well did you get a call, then the room isn't ready. At 3 o'clock I got even more upset but was reprimanded to sit on couches. Finally, we got in the room at 3:15 and bags at 3:30 and were late for rehearsal. They wouldn't even bring up our complimentary glasses of champagne.
Beautiful but not worth the money. The front desk was not on board with making everything run smoothly and not treating Read more...
Beautiful but not worth the money. The front desk was not on board with making everything run smoothly and not treating the bride like dirt. The events coordinator, Debbie Glancy, is wonderful. She is top notch--very organized and easy to deal with. The food was wonderful. I rented a cabana the day before the wedding, and this was my favorite part. The food and service at the cabana is wonderful. My guests loved it, and it was an ideal location for friends and family to visit as they arrived.
Now to the disappointments. We got our honeymoon suite for free with a minimum 2 night stay (we had to pay one night), which was fine for the bridal party to get ready that day. I had to ask the bellhop if we were in the correct room because it was not at all what I envisioned as a suite. It was a tight squeeze for 4 people, and super cramped for the bridal party, hair and makeup, and photographers. The worst part was the front desk. They could have cared less we were spending a ton of money there with a rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception, and brunch. I might as well had been some woman off the street. Whenever I had a question, they required me to sit over on the couches for 30 to 45 minutes while they leisurely did not find an answer. What made me the most mad was the when we checked in the day of the rehearsal. We got there early because we rented a cabana. Check-in was not until 4, which was the same time as the rehearsal dinner. My fiancee got there at 9 to ask if the rooms could be ready a little early so the bridesmaids and myself could get ready. They said sure we will call you probably around lunch time. Around two o'clock I started to become concerned. They were basically like well did you get a call, then the room isn't ready. At 3 o'clock I got even more upset but was reprimanded to sit on couches. Finally, we got in the room at 3:15 and bags at 3:30 and were late for rehearsal. They wouldn't even bring up our complimentary glasses of champagne. Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
6/15/2013
3.1/5.0
The Sandpearl Resort is a beautiful hotel, great location , beautiful rooms. The staff are friendly and helpful. Valet service is average. Value wise, it falls short. The food at our June 15,2013, wedding reception was poor, rolls and coffee never showed up, service was very slow and food cold. Debbie Glancy, our contact person,was professional, a problem solver, when they arise and always pleasant. She strides to make your occasion perfect. The poor quality and food service are not in her domain.
The ballroom was clean and set up so the florist and band could come in and do their job. Cocktail reception on the gulf lawn was a beautiful setting , food was good but slow coming. Bar set up was great, no lines. Sandpearl has a charge for everything be prepared to spend $$$$. The location is great, food a big disappointment .
The Sandpearl Resort is a beautiful hotel, great location , beautiful rooms. The staff are friendly and helpful. Valet Read more...
The Sandpearl Resort is a beautiful hotel, great location , beautiful rooms. The staff are friendly and helpful. Valet service is average. Value wise, it falls short. The food at our June 15,2013, wedding reception was poor, rolls and coffee never showed up, service was very slow and food cold. Debbie Glancy, our contact person,was professional, a problem solver, when they arise and always pleasant. She strides to make your occasion perfect. The poor quality and food service are not in her domain.
The ballroom was clean and set up so the florist and band could come in and do their job. Cocktail reception on the gulf lawn was a beautiful setting , food was good but slow coming. Bar set up was great, no lines. Sandpearl has a charge for everything be prepared to spend $$$$. The location is great, food a big disappointment . Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
4/25/2009
3.0/5.0
Basically with the Sandpearl you are paying for the location. There truly is not another location like it in the Tampa Bay area on the Gulf. My husband and I are frequent guests (just living down the street) and know the wonderful staff throughout the hotel well. If you book your wedding here, be prepared to have little help when it comes to logistics, vendors, menu design etc. You're on your own with minimal support or advice. They actually encourage you to solicit the help of a coordinator b/c they are so hands off. We had a lot of bumps along with way regarding cost, menu design, cocktail and reception logistics and flexibility on all of the above. We found out the week of the wedding that another small wedding was booked in the conference room next to our room and the common space in which our bar and cocktail tables would be would need to be shared. After much dissatisfaction voiced to the Mgr and Dir of Sales, nothing changed which ultimately resulted in wedding crashers at our bar and lines for both the women and mens restrooms. For a venue that stated they "were not a wedding factor and did not plan on being one" they sure surprised me with 3 brides running around that day with weddings functioning on top of each other. Also be prepared that although the food at the Sandpearl is exceptional and Chef is great, when produced in mass bulk the quality definitely goes down. The elements we chose to serve our guests were not the same as what we usually get in the dinningroom. Also, during cocktail hour, we paid for an extra attendant to serve martini's at a so called martini bar but what really happened was one bartender making the martinis at the regular bar. I had requested two bars to be set up in addition to the martini bar but based on our headcount, only one bar could be set up. That with a lack of martini bartender resulted in a long line for awhile after the ceremony was over. But overall, we had an amazing wedding in an amazing location. This was a destination wedding for most all of our guest and we are still receiving compliments on how wonderful it was. By far the location was great, just wish the logistics of it all could have gone more smoothly with more flexibility.
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Basically with the Sandpearl you are paying for the location. There truly is not another location like it in the Tampa Bay area on the Gulf. My husband and I are frequent guests (just living down the street) and know the wonderful staff throughout the hotel well. If you book your wedding here, be prepared to have little help when it comes to logistics, vendors, menu design etc. You're on your own with minimal support or advice. They actually encourage you to solicit the help of a coordinator b/c they are so hands off. We had a lot of bumps along with way regarding cost, menu design, cocktail and reception logistics and flexibility on all of the above. We found out the week of the wedding that another small wedding was booked in the conference room next to our room and the common space in which our bar and cocktail tables would be would need to be shared. After much dissatisfaction voiced to the Mgr and Dir of Sales, nothing changed which ultimately resulted in wedding crashers at our bar and lines for both the women and mens restrooms. For a venue that stated they "were not a wedding factor and did not plan on being one" they sure surprised me with 3 brides running around that day with weddings functioning on top of each other. Also be prepared that although the food at the Sandpearl is exceptional and Chef is great, when produced in mass bulk the quality definitely goes down. The elements we chose to serve our guests were not the same as what we usually get in the dinningroom. Also, during cocktail hour, we paid for an extra attendant to serve martini's at a so called martini bar but what really happened was one bartender making the martinis at the regular bar. I had requested two bars to be set up in addition to the martini bar but based on our headcount, only one bar could be set up. That with a lack of martini bartender resulted in a long line for awhile after the ceremony was over. But overall, we had an amazing wedding in an amazing location. This was a destination wedding for most all of our guest and we are still receiving compliments on how wonderful it was. By far the location was great, just wish the logistics of it all could have gone more smoothly with more flexibility. Read less
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B
Wedding:
1/8/2011
0.9/5.0
We cannot believe the transformation of the Sandpearl, from after we booked it to now (months before our wedding). They promised us everything we wanted before signing and Tanya was wonderful to deal with! Unfortunately, they have a new catering director who is quite difficult to deal with. She is condescending, rude, very disorganized, and it's difficult to follow what she is talking about. It is like day and night, and we couldn't be more disappointed with the Sandpearl.

We have been so excited to get married there and are finding out that we are being nickeled and dimed for everything! The cost is estimated to be three times what we were promised. I would highly discourage you to look elsewhere before booking a wedding here. Although the facilities are beautiful, the stress in planning a wedding there is not something I'd wish upon anyone. You are paying a large amount of money to get quality service, which definitely is not the case at the Sandpearl.

I am beyond disappointed upon realizing that the Sandpearl is nothing like I thought it would be. A lot of that has to do with how difficult their catering manager, Michele, has been. I certainly hope they can realize that and make this process better for brides. For now, in 2011, BEWARE.
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We cannot believe the transformation of the Sandpearl, from after we booked it to now (months before our wedding). They promised us everything we wanted before signing and Tanya was wonderful to deal with! Unfortunately, they have a new catering director who is quite difficult to deal with. She is condescending, rude, very disorganized, and it's difficult to follow what she is talking about. It is like day and night, and we couldn't be more disappointed with the Sandpearl.

We have been so excited to get married there and are finding out that we are being nickeled and dimed for everything! The cost is estimated to be three times what we were promised. I would highly discourage you to look elsewhere before booking a wedding here. Although the facilities are beautiful, the stress in planning a wedding there is not something I'd wish upon anyone. You are paying a large amount of money to get quality service, which definitely is not the case at the Sandpearl.

I am beyond disappointed upon realizing that the Sandpearl is nothing like I thought it would be. A lot of that has to do with how difficult their catering manager, Michele, has been. I certainly hope they can realize that and make this process better for brides. For now, in 2011, BEWARE. Read less
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