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Sirata Beach Resort

St. Pete Beach , FL

LOCATION

5300 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL US 33706 (map)

PHONE

855-975-1508

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Sirata Beach Resort is located on thirteen privately owned beachfront acres directly on the Gulf of Mexico. This family owned and operated property has 382 comfortable guest rooms... Read more
The Sirata Beach Resort is located on thirteen privately owned beachfront acres directly on the Gulf of Mexico. This family owned and operated property has 382 comfortable guest rooms and suites. There are three great places: Compass Grille serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; Rum Runners Bar & Grille serving lunch and dinner poolside and beachside - enjoy cocktails on our private beach; and a local institution, Harry's Beach Bar with a casual menu, fire pit and amazing sunsets. Additional amenities include Sea Breeze Trading for gifts and sundries, three beachfront pools and two whirlpools, fitness center and water sports.

Imagine your wedding with your toes in the sand, on a deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Sirata has a variety of wonderful venues from a beachfront ceremony to a grotto setting or in one of our ballrooms with breathtaking views of the water. Our newest venue, Coconut Palm Pavilion, is located on the beach with unobstructed views of the Gulf. It may be walled for climate control or open to feel the warm Gulf breezes.

Our award winning Wedding Coordinators will make your dreams come true in a tropical paradise. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1961
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1961
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Heather
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Sirata went above and beyond making sure our beach wedding and Royal Palm Ballroom reception were absolutely glorious! The property is so lovely and well-maintained, the staff so friendly and helpful, it really helped us relax and focus on getting married. My Coordinator, Kasey Bussell, was awesome! She was quick to respond with answers to our questions, offered great suggestions, and got the job done right. We planned our wedding from New York City, so it was a relief to know we were in good hands. Josef Martinez was so helpful with managing our Room Block and helping me stay up to date with guest reservations. Our guests raved about the wonderful time they had throughout their stay at Sirata. The food at our reception was outstanding, served timely and hot. Sirata Beach Resort offers a great value from start to finish and it's not hard to see why they have been so highly rated by other brides many years in a row. I never was a girl who grew up dreaming about a wedding, but if I had, the result at Sirata would definitely be a dream come true. Thank you so much for helping us make this amazing moment in our lives one we will never forget! If your dream is a beach wedding, I cannot think of a more perfect place to have that dream come true than the Sirata Beach Resort.
Sirata went above and beyond making sure our beach wedding and Royal Palm Ballroom reception were absolutely glorious! The Read more...
Sirata went above and beyond making sure our beach wedding and Royal Palm Ballroom reception were absolutely glorious! The property is so lovely and well-maintained, the staff so friendly and helpful, it really helped us relax and focus on getting married. My Coordinator, Kasey Bussell, was awesome! She was quick to respond with answers to our questions, offered great suggestions, and got the job done right. We planned our wedding from New York City, so it was a relief to know we were in good hands. Josef Martinez was so helpful with managing our Room Block and helping me stay up to date with guest reservations. Our guests raved about the wonderful time they had throughout their stay at Sirata. The food at our reception was outstanding, served timely and hot. Sirata Beach Resort offers a great value from start to finish and it's not hard to see why they have been so highly rated by other brides many years in a row. I never was a girl who grew up dreaming about a wedding, but if I had, the result at Sirata would definitely be a dream come true. Thank you so much for helping us make this amazing moment in our lives one we will never forget! If your dream is a beach wedding, I cannot think of a more perfect place to have that dream come true than the Sirata Beach Resort. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
everyone at the sirata - espeially Melanie and Jennifer, were so nice and accommodating:)
everyone at the sirata - espeially Melanie and Jennifer, were so nice and accommodating:)
everyone at the sirata - espeially Melanie and Jennifer, were so nice and accommodating:) Read less
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Marianne
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I am a wedding planner, however I had never planned a wedding at the Sirata until now. It was a great location and many options were available to my Bride and Groom. Melanie and the entire staff made the weekend a memorable one. I would definitely recommend this location to another Bride looking for a beautiful Beach wedding.
I am a wedding planner, however I had never planned a wedding at the Sirata until now. It was a great location and many Read more...
I am a wedding planner, however I had never planned a wedding at the Sirata until now. It was a great location and many options were available to my Bride and Groom. Melanie and the entire staff made the weekend a memorable one. I would definitely recommend this location to another Bride looking for a beautiful Beach wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a St. Pete Beach wedding, look no more! Sirata beach resort has incredible value, service, and a beautiful resort. Melanie is absolutely incredible at helping plan your wedding. Their food is amazing (we had chicken marsala at our wedding and many guests told us it was the most tender chicken they have ever had. Certainly not typical "wedding food"). Our wedding was in the majestic ballroom which is the largest space we found while researching venues on St. pete beach. The room holds 300 people and we had about 200 guests. It was stunning and far exceeded any dream we ever had. I highly recommend Sirata to all brides to be. Also, their hotel is extremely nice for yourself & your guests. The gulf view rooms on the 8th floor of building 1 are truly breath taking!
If you're looking for a St. Pete Beach wedding, look no more! Sirata beach resort has incredible value, service, and a Read more...
If you're looking for a St. Pete Beach wedding, look no more! Sirata beach resort has incredible value, service, and a beautiful resort. Melanie is absolutely incredible at helping plan your wedding. Their food is amazing (we had chicken marsala at our wedding and many guests told us it was the most tender chicken they have ever had. Certainly not typical "wedding food"). Our wedding was in the majestic ballroom which is the largest space we found while researching venues on St. pete beach. The room holds 300 people and we had about 200 guests. It was stunning and far exceeded any dream we ever had. I highly recommend Sirata to all brides to be. Also, their hotel is extremely nice for yourself & your guests. The gulf view rooms on the 8th floor of building 1 are truly breath taking! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I wanted a one stop shot for my wedding. Ceremony site, reception site, rehearsal, and planner and that is what we got!! We had a contract for an outside wedding with a reception under the tent outside as well. Well as my luck would have it, it rained. This was one of the only places that we visited on the beach that actually had a back up area/room for the wedding and the reception with no extra cost. We ended up with the reception in the Majestic Ballroom. Our food was soooo amazing!! We had the Floribiean Buffet, it was one of the most talked about part of the reception. Everyone enjoyed it! Kelly Love was our planner and she responded quickly to emails and let you know that it is ok to be confused or worried about what was going on. She does this everyday, most people only plan a wedding once. We had such time here for the wedding.
I wanted a one stop shot for my wedding. Ceremony site, reception site, rehearsal, and planner and that is what we got!! Read more...
I wanted a one stop shot for my wedding. Ceremony site, reception site, rehearsal, and planner and that is what we got!! We had a contract for an outside wedding with a reception under the tent outside as well. Well as my luck would have it, it rained. This was one of the only places that we visited on the beach that actually had a back up area/room for the wedding and the reception with no extra cost. We ended up with the reception in the Majestic Ballroom. Our food was soooo amazing!! We had the Floribiean Buffet, it was one of the most talked about part of the reception. Everyone enjoyed it! Kelly Love was our planner and she responded quickly to emails and let you know that it is ok to be confused or worried about what was going on. She does this everyday, most people only plan a wedding once. We had such time here for the wedding. Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's beach wedding was absolutely perfect! Melanie did a fantastic job working with us and the food was amazing! I cannot tell you the number of people that complimented the food, the wait staff did a great job as well, very efficient, professional and polite, but not noticeable, which is exactly as you want. Thank you so much for all that you have done, we could not have asked for more!
Our daughter's beach wedding was absolutely perfect! Melanie did a fantastic job working with us and the food was amazing! Read more...
Our daughter's beach wedding was absolutely perfect! Melanie did a fantastic job working with us and the food was amazing! I cannot tell you the number of people that complimented the food, the wait staff did a great job as well, very efficient, professional and polite, but not noticeable, which is exactly as you want. Thank you so much for all that you have done, we could not have asked for more! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Melanie was our wedding coordinator and she did an excellent job! We really enjoyed working with her. There were so many details that I didn't even think of and she handled them. Also, the staff during the reception were great! Veena especially. She was so attentive and always made sure the groom and I had food, drinks and anything else we wanted.
Melanie was our wedding coordinator and she did an excellent job! We really enjoyed working with her. There were so many Read more...
Melanie was our wedding coordinator and she did an excellent job! We really enjoyed working with her. There were so many details that I didn't even think of and she handled them. Also, the staff during the reception were great! Veena especially. She was so attentive and always made sure the groom and I had food, drinks and anything else we wanted. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I love the Sirata! The moment we walked through their 3+ ceremony option sites and into the ballrooms, I knew it was the place I was getting married! We worked with Melanie and I cannot express how awesome and helpful she was! Every email/phone call I made, she was quick to get back to me and help me iron out ALL the little details for the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception that I had at their venue. She was so helpful with our day of in directing us as well. I can't express how happy I am that we chose the Sirata. It was as close as I could get to a one stop wedding shop for all the major details! Their food was DELICIOUS as well and I keep hearing compliments from our guests on how good their dinners were. The staff at the reception and cocktail hour was fantastic and helped us through everything. They checked on my groom and I throughout the evening making sure we had everything we needed! Aside from the beautiful beaches and decks for the ceremony, their reception rooms were just as great - the Royal Palm has panoramic windows overlooking the gulf and the bay which is where we held our reception - it was amazing! While planning the wedding I kept in mind that we are in Florida, where the weather can be unpredictable so once I saw that the Royal Palm would be our backup space, I knew no matter where (beach deck or Royal Palm Ballroom) I got married, I was going to love it!

I would highly recommend the Sirata as a venue for ceremony and reception! Not only was the wedding itself perfect (thanks to the staff at the hotel), everything you need is right there! Restaurants, bars, beach, pools, near tons of St Pete Beach restaurants, more hotels and more! All of our guests were from out of town so being able to walk anywhere they needed to go was an added bonus! I definitely plan to return to the Sirata on an anniversary or two (or more) just to stay and enjoy the resort (and of course reminisce the wonderful experience we had.)
I love the Sirata! The moment we walked through their 3+ ceremony option sites and into the ballrooms, I knew it was the Read more...
I love the Sirata! The moment we walked through their 3+ ceremony option sites and into the ballrooms, I knew it was the place I was getting married! We worked with Melanie and I cannot express how awesome and helpful she was! Every email/phone call I made, she was quick to get back to me and help me iron out ALL the little details for the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception that I had at their venue. She was so helpful with our day of in directing us as well. I can't express how happy I am that we chose the Sirata. It was as close as I could get to a one stop wedding shop for all the major details! Their food was DELICIOUS as well and I keep hearing compliments from our guests on how good their dinners were. The staff at the reception and cocktail hour was fantastic and helped us through everything. They checked on my groom and I throughout the evening making sure we had everything we needed! Aside from the beautiful beaches and decks for the ceremony, their reception rooms were just as great - the Royal Palm has panoramic windows overlooking the gulf and the bay which is where we held our reception - it was amazing! While planning the wedding I kept in mind that we are in Florida, where the weather can be unpredictable so once I saw that the Royal Palm would be our backup space, I knew no matter where (beach deck or Royal Palm Ballroom) I got married, I was going to love it!

I would highly recommend the Sirata as a venue for ceremony and reception! Not only was the wedding itself perfect (thanks to the staff at the hotel), everything you need is right there! Restaurants, bars, beach, pools, near tons of St Pete Beach restaurants, more hotels and more! All of our guests were from out of town so being able to walk anywhere they needed to go was an added bonus! I definitely plan to return to the Sirata on an anniversary or two (or more) just to stay and enjoy the resort (and of course reminisce the wonderful experience we had.) Read less
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Danya
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Sirata in the Majestic Ballroom with the cocktail hour on the Veranda. Everything was gorgeous~simply beautiful! It was a perfect day! The food was excellent! Everything went so smoothly, and was all that we imagined it would be. Melanie was our event planner at the resort, and she was wonderful. We knew we were in good hands since the beginning of the planning process. All of our guests are still ranting about how perfect everything was, and how this was the best wedding! We had the time of our life!
We had our wedding reception at the Sirata in the Majestic Ballroom with the cocktail hour on the Veranda. Everything was Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Sirata in the Majestic Ballroom with the cocktail hour on the Veranda. Everything was gorgeous~simply beautiful! It was a perfect day! The food was excellent! Everything went so smoothly, and was all that we imagined it would be. Melanie was our event planner at the resort, and she was wonderful. We knew we were in good hands since the beginning of the planning process. All of our guests are still ranting about how perfect everything was, and how this was the best wedding! We had the time of our life! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelli is an amazing coordinator and the Sirata was beautiful! As a bride, I did a lot of research ahead of time and pretty much knew everything I wanted, how I wanted it, and when. I am not a procrastinator. I am also very scheduled and by the book so remembering dates and such is easy for me. That being said I was always ahead of the game on when items were due. Email was my method of choice for communication and Kelli always got back to me within a day at the most excluding weekends (that's her busy time). Sometimes I felt like a pain because something came to my head but she always answered every question. Value wise, having alcohol included in the price per head count made it an easy choice amongst other venues. We had a 100 guests; plated meal (prime & chicken). The ceremony was outside on the beach, the cocktail hour was in their grotto area, and the reception was on the 8th floor in the royal palm ballroom. The view from up top was panoramic of the intercostal, sunshine skyway, and the gulf. It made you feel like you were still on the beach. Most places had little to no windows for the reception which was awful! Having most of my family flying in from up north, who wants to be at place that when inside could really be anywhere. That's one of my big reasons for choosing the Sirata was the beach feel was everywhere. The food was also good, some dishes better than others. The chicken piccata was amazing! They also decorated the cocktail hour to my exact theme and colors without me even knowing. It was awesome! You would have thought I did it myself. Kelli was also great at keeping us all in line for the rehearsal, telling us exactly how things would go and where we needed to be and when. She also gave us her personal cell number just in a case we needed her ASAP. Now not everything can go according to plan, my recessional song got jacked up but no one knew that but me and my husband and the song playing was still a track that we had picked, so no harm no foul.
Kelli is an amazing coordinator and the Sirata was beautiful! As a bride, I did a lot of research ahead of time and pretty Read more...
Kelli is an amazing coordinator and the Sirata was beautiful! As a bride, I did a lot of research ahead of time and pretty much knew everything I wanted, how I wanted it, and when. I am not a procrastinator. I am also very scheduled and by the book so remembering dates and such is easy for me. That being said I was always ahead of the game on when items were due. Email was my method of choice for communication and Kelli always got back to me within a day at the most excluding weekends (that's her busy time). Sometimes I felt like a pain because something came to my head but she always answered every question. Value wise, having alcohol included in the price per head count made it an easy choice amongst other venues. We had a 100 guests; plated meal (prime & chicken). The ceremony was outside on the beach, the cocktail hour was in their grotto area, and the reception was on the 8th floor in the royal palm ballroom. The view from up top was panoramic of the intercostal, sunshine skyway, and the gulf. It made you feel like you were still on the beach. Most places had little to no windows for the reception which was awful! Having most of my family flying in from up north, who wants to be at place that when inside could really be anywhere. That's one of my big reasons for choosing the Sirata was the beach feel was everywhere. The food was also good, some dishes better than others. The chicken piccata was amazing! They also decorated the cocktail hour to my exact theme and colors without me even knowing. It was awesome! You would have thought I did it myself. Kelli was also great at keeping us all in line for the rehearsal, telling us exactly how things would go and where we needed to be and when. She also gave us her personal cell number just in a case we needed her ASAP. Now not everything can go according to plan, my recessional song got jacked up but no one knew that but me and my husband and the song playing was still a track that we had picked, so no harm no foul. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having our ceremony and reception at the Sirata! Melanie Reese was our wedding coordinator and she did a fabulous job at making sure everything was perfect. The staff was very friendly and made sure that all of our guests were taken care of. Everyone is still talking about how good the food was. We wish that we could repeat the day!!!
We absolutely loved having our ceremony and reception at the Sirata! Melanie Reese was our wedding coordinator and she did Read more...
We absolutely loved having our ceremony and reception at the Sirata! Melanie Reese was our wedding coordinator and she did a fabulous job at making sure everything was perfect. The staff was very friendly and made sure that all of our guests were taken care of. Everyone is still talking about how good the food was. We wish that we could repeat the day!!! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Minus a brief miscommunication the sirata was perfect. All of our guests had a wonderful time as did we! Kelli Love was an amazing coordinator and was available whenever we needed her. The ceremony location was perfect and the 8th floor ballroom was breathtaking!
Minus a brief miscommunication the sirata was perfect. All of our guests had a wonderful time as did we! Kelli Love was an Read more...
Minus a brief miscommunication the sirata was perfect. All of our guests had a wonderful time as did we! Kelli Love was an amazing coordinator and was available whenever we needed her. The ceremony location was perfect and the 8th floor ballroom was breathtaking! Read less
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Kellie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie, our wedding coordinator and the Banquet Staff at the Sirata were amazing. Melanie met with us multiple times to make sure we had all of the information we needed to make our wedding day as smooth and seamless as possible. She kept in constant contact when I had questions, sent pictures and made many changes along the way. We had many compliments about the food and the wait staff as well. We would definitely recommend The Sirata for Weddings.
Melanie, our wedding coordinator and the Banquet Staff at the Sirata were amazing. Melanie met with us multiple times to Read more...
Melanie, our wedding coordinator and the Banquet Staff at the Sirata were amazing. Melanie met with us multiple times to make sure we had all of the information we needed to make our wedding day as smooth and seamless as possible. She kept in constant contact when I had questions, sent pictures and made many changes along the way. We had many compliments about the food and the wait staff as well. We would definitely recommend The Sirata for Weddings. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter had her reception at the Sirata. Everyone we worked with were fantastic. The food was amazing. We stayed at the resort for 4 days during the wedding and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff both for the resort and the reception couldn't be nicer. If you are looking for a place to have your wedding and or reception I recommend the Sirata.
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My daughter had her reception at the Sirata. Everyone we worked with were fantastic. The food was amazing. We stayed at the resort for 4 days during the wedding and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff both for the resort and the reception couldn't be nicer. If you are looking for a place to have your wedding and or reception I recommend the Sirata. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Sirata Beach resort was the best decision that we made for our wedding day! It was a beautiful site that offered so many services in one location. We had our wedding ceremony on their beach, followed by our wedding reception in their Mediterranean ballroom on the second floor. The Sirata also catered our wedding, and the food was the most amazing part. We had a delicious buffet that had more food than we could even try to eat. It was all great. In fact, our guests couldn't stop talking about how wonderful the food was! We also stayed at this resort for our wedding weekend, and the accommodations were wonderful! We stayed in one of their suites and it was AMAZING. It was huge and we were able to have all my girlfriends and family get ready in it. We worked with Melanie as our wedding coordinator and she was very professional and responsive to our emails. We even met with her 3-4 times before our big day, along with constant emails and phone calls to make sure everything was perfect. She made sure our day went off without a hitch! She paid very close attention to details and helped handle all of our outside vendors. We would definitely recommend the Sirata to someone looking for a beautiful beach wedding, with onsite usage of a ceremony site, as well as hotel accommodations. It was the perfect choice for us and we cannot wait to go back!
Having our wedding at the Sirata Beach resort was the best decision that we made for our wedding day! It was a beautiful Read more...
Having our wedding at the Sirata Beach resort was the best decision that we made for our wedding day! It was a beautiful site that offered so many services in one location. We had our wedding ceremony on their beach, followed by our wedding reception in their Mediterranean ballroom on the second floor. The Sirata also catered our wedding, and the food was the most amazing part. We had a delicious buffet that had more food than we could even try to eat. It was all great. In fact, our guests couldn't stop talking about how wonderful the food was! We also stayed at this resort for our wedding weekend, and the accommodations were wonderful! We stayed in one of their suites and it was AMAZING. It was huge and we were able to have all my girlfriends and family get ready in it. We worked with Melanie as our wedding coordinator and she was very professional and responsive to our emails. We even met with her 3-4 times before our big day, along with constant emails and phone calls to make sure everything was perfect. She made sure our day went off without a hitch! She paid very close attention to details and helped handle all of our outside vendors. We would definitely recommend the Sirata to someone looking for a beautiful beach wedding, with onsite usage of a ceremony site, as well as hotel accommodations. It was the perfect choice for us and we cannot wait to go back! Read less
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Lacey
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about The Sirata!! They provided the background for our entire wedding. My husbands family is from out of state so we had many guests staying at the Sirata Hotel - they all had a blast! It's a great hotel & resort, my family & I have stayed at the Sirata many times over the years - they have beautiful grounds, the beach is pristine, awesome staff, a variety of rooms (suites, rooms w/kitchens, rooms designed for families w/young children, etc.), beautiful pools, etc.

For the wedding we got married on the beach at the Sirata. They set up everything. Many places on the beach charge per chair to set up but the Sirata charges a low flat rate & provides extra chairs bc you will always have people who forget to RSVP. The day of our wedding it rained all day & it looked like our wedding might have to be moved inside. Many places will decide early in the day to move a wedding indoors but the Sirata waited until literally the last possible minute so we were able to have our ceremony outside on the beach.

We had our reception on the top floor in the Royal Palm Ballroom - it was STUNNING.
And the food - OMG, so good. We did a buffet. So many compliments on the food!!

Kelli Love is the wedding coordinator at the Sirata & this woman is a goddess. Kelli MADE OUR WEDDING POSSIBLE!! She thinks of & takes care of everything! She coordinated all our outside vendors (flowers, DJ, cake, officiant) so we didn't have to worry about anything. Kelli helps through the entire planning process & through the actual ceremony & reception!
Kelli answered all my emails & calls promptly!
I can't say enough good things about The Sirata!! They provided the background for our entire wedding. My husbands family Read more...
I can't say enough good things about The Sirata!! They provided the background for our entire wedding. My husbands family is from out of state so we had many guests staying at the Sirata Hotel - they all had a blast! It's a great hotel & resort, my family & I have stayed at the Sirata many times over the years - they have beautiful grounds, the beach is pristine, awesome staff, a variety of rooms (suites, rooms w/kitchens, rooms designed for families w/young children, etc.), beautiful pools, etc.

For the wedding we got married on the beach at the Sirata. They set up everything. Many places on the beach charge per chair to set up but the Sirata charges a low flat rate & provides extra chairs bc you will always have people who forget to RSVP. The day of our wedding it rained all day & it looked like our wedding might have to be moved inside. Many places will decide early in the day to move a wedding indoors but the Sirata waited until literally the last possible minute so we were able to have our ceremony outside on the beach.

We had our reception on the top floor in the Royal Palm Ballroom - it was STUNNING.
And the food - OMG, so good. We did a buffet. So many compliments on the food!!

Kelli Love is the wedding coordinator at the Sirata & this woman is a goddess. Kelli MADE OUR WEDDING POSSIBLE!! She thinks of & takes care of everything! She coordinated all our outside vendors (flowers, DJ, cake, officiant) so we didn't have to worry about anything. Kelli helps through the entire planning process & through the actual ceremony & reception!
Kelli answered all my emails & calls promptly! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at the Sirata. Let me start by saying this was undoubtedly the best decision we made for our wedding. The grounds our beautiful and the 8th floor ballroom where we had our reception has the most amazing views!! Melanie was the coordinator we worked with and through the whole process she was very responsive, courteous, attentive and friendly. Our wedding went off without a hitch thanks to all the staff at the Sirata who paid so much attention to each detail, ensuring our day was perfect! The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was hands down the best food I have ever had at a wedding (and I’m not just saying that because it was our wedding) Everything was absolutely delicious and done perfectly! We also had several guests stay at the hotel, including ourselves, and it was a gorgeous place! Everyone had such a great time and didn’t want to leave when it was over I would highly recommend the Sirata as a place to hold your wedding.
We had our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at the Sirata. Let me start by saying this was undoubtedly the Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at the Sirata. Let me start by saying this was undoubtedly the best decision we made for our wedding. The grounds our beautiful and the 8th floor ballroom where we had our reception has the most amazing views!! Melanie was the coordinator we worked with and through the whole process she was very responsive, courteous, attentive and friendly. Our wedding went off without a hitch thanks to all the staff at the Sirata who paid so much attention to each detail, ensuring our day was perfect! The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was hands down the best food I have ever had at a wedding (and I’m not just saying that because it was our wedding) Everything was absolutely delicious and done perfectly! We also had several guests stay at the hotel, including ourselves, and it was a gorgeous place! Everyone had such a great time and didn’t want to leave when it was over I would highly recommend the Sirata as a place to hold your wedding. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our beach wedding at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL. Melanie, the event coordinator/catering manager at the Sirata was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made the whole planning process as easy and stress free as possible. With the many options for wedding ceremonies and receptions, Melanie helped us find the perfect fit. It was exactly what we were looking for.
Melanie was there for the entire event, and made sure that everything went timely and smoothly from the ceremony on the beach, to cocktail hour in the Grotto, to the reception in the Royal Palm Ballroom. (We were incredibly impressed with her, to say the least.)
All of the staff was very friendly and professional. The food at the reception was absolutely delicious. (We received a lot of compliments/praise from our guests about how great the food was.)
The Royal Palm Ballroom is gorgeous, there are panoramic windows all the way around with amazing sites of the Gulf/Bay and has a breathtaking view of the beach at sunset.
All in all, we had the perfect day. It was literally flawless and we couldn't be happier. (As the Bride, I can honestly say that if I were to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a single thing.) The Sirata is a beautiful beach wedding venue, and we highly recommend it to any couple looking for a venue.
Thank You to Melanie and the Sirata staff for giving us the most amazing, unforgettable day of our lives.
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We had our beach wedding at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL. Melanie, the event coordinator/catering manager at the Sirata was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made the whole planning process as easy and stress free as possible. With the many options for wedding ceremonies and receptions, Melanie helped us find the perfect fit. It was exactly what we were looking for.
Melanie was there for the entire event, and made sure that everything went timely and smoothly from the ceremony on the beach, to cocktail hour in the Grotto, to the reception in the Royal Palm Ballroom. (We were incredibly impressed with her, to say the least.)
All of the staff was very friendly and professional. The food at the reception was absolutely delicious. (We received a lot of compliments/praise from our guests about how great the food was.)
The Royal Palm Ballroom is gorgeous, there are panoramic windows all the way around with amazing sites of the Gulf/Bay and has a breathtaking view of the beach at sunset.
All in all, we had the perfect day. It was literally flawless and we couldn't be happier. (As the Bride, I can honestly say that if I were to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a single thing.) The Sirata is a beautiful beach wedding venue, and we highly recommend it to any couple looking for a venue.
Thank You to Melanie and the Sirata staff for giving us the most amazing, unforgettable day of our lives. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on the beach at the Sirata it was prefect. Our guest was almost all from out of town which our guest stayed for the weekend. The food was amazing. The pavilion was just put in so we were able to have it in there thank you for making our wedding a prefect day!
We had our wedding on the beach at the Sirata it was prefect. Our guest was almost all from out of town which our guest Read more...
We had our wedding on the beach at the Sirata it was prefect. Our guest was almost all from out of town which our guest stayed for the weekend. The food was amazing. The pavilion was just put in so we were able to have it in there thank you for making our wedding a prefect day! Read less
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Dedra
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We shopped around for a venue on the beach for our daughter's wedding and found the Sirata to be a great value. Melanie was our planner and she was always very pleasant, accommodating, and responsive. We also held the rehearsal dinner and reception at the Sirata and the meals for both were delicious and the portions were generous. They were even able to accommodate our single vegetarian guest. We found the ENTIRE staff, from the registration desk to the wait staff to the maintenance crew, to be friendly, professional, and always helpful. We would definitely recommend the Sirata to anyone planning an event, large or small.
We shopped around for a venue on the beach for our daughter's wedding and found the Sirata to be a great value. Melanie Read more...
We shopped around for a venue on the beach for our daughter's wedding and found the Sirata to be a great value. Melanie was our planner and she was always very pleasant, accommodating, and responsive. We also held the rehearsal dinner and reception at the Sirata and the meals for both were delicious and the portions were generous. They were even able to accommodate our single vegetarian guest. We found the ENTIRE staff, from the registration desk to the wait staff to the maintenance crew, to be friendly, professional, and always helpful. We would definitely recommend the Sirata to anyone planning an event, large or small. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelly did a fantastic job making sure all of the details of our destination wedding went smoothly. Everything was beautiful and handled very professionally. My guests tell us it was the best wedding food they have ever had! It was a great location and set-up, I have recommended the Sirata to my friends if they are looking for a destination wedding.
Kelly did a fantastic job making sure all of the details of our destination wedding went smoothly. Everything was Read more...
Kelly did a fantastic job making sure all of the details of our destination wedding went smoothly. Everything was beautiful and handled very professionally. My guests tell us it was the best wedding food they have ever had! It was a great location and set-up, I have recommended the Sirata to my friends if they are looking for a destination wedding. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing experience with having my reception at the Sirata. Everyone on the staff was SO friendly and helpful, especially our coordinator Melanie. She was awesome! Everything went so smoothly, and I got so many complements about how good the food was. And even though my husband and I didn't see the cocktail hour at all due to picture-taking, I heard that the display that they did with the food was amazing. In searching for my wedding reception venue, I found that most places were around the same price when you add everything together, but the Sirata gave us so much more! It had the breath-taking, panoramic view on the 8th floor PLUS excellent food and service. Couldn't be happier!!
I had an amazing experience with having my reception at the Sirata. Everyone on the staff was SO friendly and helpful, Read more...
I had an amazing experience with having my reception at the Sirata. Everyone on the staff was SO friendly and helpful, especially our coordinator Melanie. She was awesome! Everything went so smoothly, and I got so many complements about how good the food was. And even though my husband and I didn't see the cocktail hour at all due to picture-taking, I heard that the display that they did with the food was amazing. In searching for my wedding reception venue, I found that most places were around the same price when you add everything together, but the Sirata gave us so much more! It had the breath-taking, panoramic view on the 8th floor PLUS excellent food and service. Couldn't be happier!! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Sirata, in St. Pete Beach, on February 9, 2013. Our day was magical! The staff members at the Sirata were great. They were very professional and helpful. The food was AMAZING!!! Our guests are still talking about the food and the beautiful Royal Palm Ballroom.
We especially loved the Catering Sales Manager Melanie Reese! She was the best! We loved her from day one. She was very professional, dependable, had great ideas, and responded to my e-mails and phone calls very quickly. She even thanked ME for being organized! We are so grateful for her help in planning and helping us create the wedding of our dreams!
My husband and I got married at the Sirata, in St. Pete Beach, on February 9, 2013. Our day was magical! The staff members Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Sirata, in St. Pete Beach, on February 9, 2013. Our day was magical! The staff members at the Sirata were great. They were very professional and helpful. The food was AMAZING!!! Our guests are still talking about the food and the beautiful Royal Palm Ballroom.
We especially loved the Catering Sales Manager Melanie Reese! She was the best! We loved her from day one. She was very professional, dependable, had great ideas, and responded to my e-mails and phone calls very quickly. She even thanked ME for being organized! We are so grateful for her help in planning and helping us create the wedding of our dreams! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about our experience at Sirata Beach Resort for our wedding week! Melanie was an absolute pleasure to work with and really allowed us to enjoy our day without worrying about the details. Melanie and the banquet staff, Jennifer and Chris, had everything under control. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and all of our guests had a fantastic time! After the wedding we spent another five days just relaxing at the resort. By far, Sirata is our favorite beach resort in St. Pete Beach and possibly anywhere!
I can't say enough good things about our experience at Sirata Beach Resort for our wedding week! Melanie was an absolute Read more...
I can't say enough good things about our experience at Sirata Beach Resort for our wedding week! Melanie was an absolute pleasure to work with and really allowed us to enjoy our day without worrying about the details. Melanie and the banquet staff, Jennifer and Chris, had everything under control. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and all of our guests had a fantastic time! After the wedding we spent another five days just relaxing at the resort. By far, Sirata is our favorite beach resort in St. Pete Beach and possibly anywhere! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sirata and its staff are wonderful! Kelli Love, the catering sales manager, there was superb! She walked us through everything with professionalism, kindness, understanding, patience and a wonderful sense of humor. We could not have had the beautiful wedding we did without her and everyone else at the Sirata. The Sirata has gorgeous banquet rooms, delicious menus, and the loveliest beach we have ever been on. Believe me, you will lack for nothing if you have your wedding there. Needless to say, everyone who attended had the best time and my daughter had the wedding of her dreams. Thanks Sirata for everything!
The Sirata and its staff are wonderful! Kelli Love, the catering sales manager, there was superb! She walked us through Read more...
The Sirata and its staff are wonderful! Kelli Love, the catering sales manager, there was superb! She walked us through everything with professionalism, kindness, understanding, patience and a wonderful sense of humor. We could not have had the beautiful wedding we did without her and everyone else at the Sirata. The Sirata has gorgeous banquet rooms, delicious menus, and the loveliest beach we have ever been on. Believe me, you will lack for nothing if you have your wedding there. Needless to say, everyone who attended had the best time and my daughter had the wedding of her dreams. Thanks Sirata for everything! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
WONDERFUL START TO FINISH!!! Our wedding week was wonderful!!! We planned a wedding from Atlanta it was pick a location off the internet and hope it works and it did!!! We arrived 4 days before the wedding and from check-in to check-out we felt like royalty! Not only was the resort staff exceptional our entire wedding ceremony and reception was perfect! Thank you to our catering manager Kelli, she did a great job and we really appreciate all she did for us!!! Thanks to the Sirata we had the best wedding ever!!

Quincy & Theresa
Married 11/24/2012
WONDERFUL START TO FINISH!!! Our wedding week was wonderful!!! We planned a wedding from Atlanta it was pick a location Read more...
WONDERFUL START TO FINISH!!! Our wedding week was wonderful!!! We planned a wedding from Atlanta it was pick a location off the internet and hope it works and it did!!! We arrived 4 days before the wedding and from check-in to check-out we felt like royalty! Not only was the resort staff exceptional our entire wedding ceremony and reception was perfect! Thank you to our catering manager Kelli, she did a great job and we really appreciate all she did for us!!! Thanks to the Sirata we had the best wedding ever!!

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Christine
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was perfect at the Sirata! We worked with Melanie and she was amazing!!! She was so friendly and easy to work with. She quickly responded to all our questions and concerns, recommended vendors, made helpful suggestions, and met with us on more than one occasion during planning. The Sirata staff set-up the Breezeway Deck and the Royal Palm Ballroom beautifully! The food was delicious and the waiters and bartenders were so accommodating. We did not have to worry about anything the entire day because Melanie and the Sirata staff had everything covered!!
Our wedding day was perfect at the Sirata! We worked with Melanie and she was amazing!!! She was so friendly and easy to Read more...
Our wedding day was perfect at the Sirata! We worked with Melanie and she was amazing!!! She was so friendly and easy to work with. She quickly responded to all our questions and concerns, recommended vendors, made helpful suggestions, and met with us on more than one occasion during planning. The Sirata staff set-up the Breezeway Deck and the Royal Palm Ballroom beautifully! The food was delicious and the waiters and bartenders were so accommodating. We did not have to worry about anything the entire day because Melanie and the Sirata staff had everything covered!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had Melanie as my coordinator and I wish I could keep her forever!!! She is fabulous!!
The food was phenomenal, I had a Buffett and purposely ate last. The entire selection was still available and it was all hot. I even noticed the staff changing things out if it got too cold. Speaking of staff the waiters and waitresses, as well as bartenders were incredible. Everyone was so polite and quick.
I still miss our room there. They cleaned it twice a day. For what we spent we couldn't of asked for more. We loved it enough that we're going back every year!!
I had Melanie as my coordinator and I wish I could keep her forever!!! She is fabulous!!
The food was phenomenal, I Read more...
I had Melanie as my coordinator and I wish I could keep her forever!!! She is fabulous!!
The food was phenomenal, I had a Buffett and purposely ate last. The entire selection was still available and it was all hot. I even noticed the staff changing things out if it got too cold. Speaking of staff the waiters and waitresses, as well as bartenders were incredible. Everyone was so polite and quick.
I still miss our room there. They cleaned it twice a day. For what we spent we couldn't of asked for more. We loved it enough that we're going back every year!! Read less
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Lea
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sirata was a beautiful place to get married. My family and friends enjoyed thereselves. The wedding was perfect and the staff was nice.
The Sirata was a beautiful place to get married. My family and friends enjoyed thereselves. The wedding was perfect and Read more...
The Sirata was a beautiful place to get married. My family and friends enjoyed thereselves. The wedding was perfect and the staff was nice. Read less
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Sirata Beach Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you Lea. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to host your special day. Best wishes from all of us at the Sirata!
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RoseWRodowicz
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Sirata based on their Royal Palm Ballroom and menu choices. We searched the entire coast from Clearwater to St Pete Beach because our church/ceremony would be in Clearwater Beach but we couldn't get over the views from the Royal Palm Ballroom (8th floor, floor to ceiling windows with views of the Gulf, Skyway Bride, Tampa and Tampa Bay). We also searched near home in West Palm Beach and down in the Keys and by far we did not see anything that beat Sirata. The staff was amazing from all the emails that I would send Melanie. Even my vendors (DJ, hair and make up and photogs) like working with the Sirata which was a nice compliment and one less headache.

All our guests loved the staff that worked our wedding. Since I was a DIY bride I really appreciated Melanie opening the room the night before so we could cover the chairs and the morning of to place decor and center pieces. Melanie was also helpful when I would explain my plans and knew when to direct me to a vendor, she saved my cake.

The food was amazing, we went with the Caribean Delight Buffet which had anything anyone could ever want and it was a hit. We were told all night that it was "the best meal ever!" Sirata also helped my husband and I actually eat at our own wedding, we were told by friends that it would happen but it did and we loved the food and staff!

Everyone that stayed at the hotel had a great time. I will never forget getting ready in my room on the 8th floor facing the gulf with the boats in the water surrounded by all my friends and family.

Thanks Melanie and Jennifer for making our day better than we could have ever imagined!
We chose Sirata based on their Royal Palm Ballroom and menu choices. We searched the entire coast from Clearwater to St Read more...
We chose Sirata based on their Royal Palm Ballroom and menu choices. We searched the entire coast from Clearwater to St Pete Beach because our church/ceremony would be in Clearwater Beach but we couldn't get over the views from the Royal Palm Ballroom (8th floor, floor to ceiling windows with views of the Gulf, Skyway Bride, Tampa and Tampa Bay). We also searched near home in West Palm Beach and down in the Keys and by far we did not see anything that beat Sirata. The staff was amazing from all the emails that I would send Melanie. Even my vendors (DJ, hair and make up and photogs) like working with the Sirata which was a nice compliment and one less headache.

All our guests loved the staff that worked our wedding. Since I was a DIY bride I really appreciated Melanie opening the room the night before so we could cover the chairs and the morning of to place decor and center pieces. Melanie was also helpful when I would explain my plans and knew when to direct me to a vendor, she saved my cake.

The food was amazing, we went with the Caribean Delight Buffet which had anything anyone could ever want and it was a hit. We were told all night that it was "the best meal ever!" Sirata also helped my husband and I actually eat at our own wedding, we were told by friends that it would happen but it did and we loved the food and staff!

Everyone that stayed at the hotel had a great time. I will never forget getting ready in my room on the 8th floor facing the gulf with the boats in the water surrounded by all my friends and family.

Thanks Melanie and Jennifer for making our day better than we could have ever imagined! Read less
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Starlett
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We initially selected the Sirata as a potential venue because they could accommodate up to 250 guests (we ended up with 230). However, it was our first meeting with Melanie Reese that sold me, my husband and our families on this venue. Just as she was at our initial tour of the resort, for the entire year of working together planning this event, Melanie was enthusiastic, funny, incredibly responsive, full of helpful suggestions, and an absolute pleasure to work with. When it came time for our big day, the entire Sirata staff provided an organized, efficient, and truly incredible experience. It must be their magic touch because our entire event went off without a hitch! We really appreciate everyone's hard work and the amazingly delicious food - our guests are still talking about how fantastic their meals were (and the open bar)!!
We initially selected the Sirata as a potential venue because they could accommodate up to 250 guests (we ended up with Read more...
We initially selected the Sirata as a potential venue because they could accommodate up to 250 guests (we ended up with 230). However, it was our first meeting with Melanie Reese that sold me, my husband and our families on this venue. Just as she was at our initial tour of the resort, for the entire year of working together planning this event, Melanie was enthusiastic, funny, incredibly responsive, full of helpful suggestions, and an absolute pleasure to work with. When it came time for our big day, the entire Sirata staff provided an organized, efficient, and truly incredible experience. It must be their magic touch because our entire event went off without a hitch! We really appreciate everyone's hard work and the amazingly delicious food - our guests are still talking about how fantastic their meals were (and the open bar)!! Read less
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Sirata Beach Resort responded with the following comments:

Hi Starlett, thank you for sharing your experience and your photo album. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to make your special day memorable. Best wishes from all of us at the resort.
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Sirata
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
The Strata Beach Resort was a great place to host a wedding if you are from out of town! I traveled from NYC and bought 120 friends and family with me. The resort is very accommodating to both children and adult, which made it a great place to host a destination wedding! It was the perfect fit for a vacation and also a wedding venue. The grounds are awesome for pictures and the beach goes on for miles. The banquet staff was very friendly and the reception room was fabulous. Most of all the beach had white said, sparkling water making it a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony. The food at the reception was great as well! I would definitely recommend this resort for your destination wedding!
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The Strata Beach Resort was a great place to host a wedding if you are from out of town! I traveled from NYC and bought 120 friends and family with me. The resort is very accommodating to both children and adult, which made it a great place to host a destination wedding! It was the perfect fit for a vacation and also a wedding venue. The grounds are awesome for pictures and the beach goes on for miles. The banquet staff was very friendly and the reception room was fabulous. Most of all the beach had white said, sparkling water making it a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony. The food at the reception was great as well! I would definitely recommend this resort for your destination wedding! Read less
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Malerie
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelli was a great help! She helped me with the planning and execution of our wedding weekend at the Sirata. I would recommend this venue to any bride that wants a beautiful beach wedding!
Kelli was a great help! She helped me with the planning and execution of our wedding weekend at the Sirata. I would Read more...
Kelli was a great help! She helped me with the planning and execution of our wedding weekend at the Sirata. I would recommend this venue to any bride that wants a beautiful beach wedding! Read less
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Sirata Beach Resort responded with the following comments:

Malerie, we are so very happy we were able to make your special day come true. The Catering and Banquet professionals at Sirata are excellent. We hope you will return for an anniversay stay!
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the wedding at the south beath location at night (the Sirata's first night time beach wedding) and the reception on the 8th floor in the Royal room. I highly recommend the Sirata, they went above and beyond. Melanie at the Sirata was awesome. The food was great and she took care of everything. After looking at many venues on The beach, this was by far the best value. I would not have changed anything!
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We had the wedding at the south beath location at night (the Sirata's first night time beach wedding) and the reception on the 8th floor in the Royal room. I highly recommend the Sirata, they went above and beyond. Melanie at the Sirata was awesome. The food was great and she took care of everything. After looking at many venues on The beach, this was by far the best value. I would not have changed anything! Read less
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Sirata Beach Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jessica for a wonderful review. We are so pleased that your dream wedding was everything you expected. Our team works very hard to ensure that your day is special. Please come back for an anniversary stay!
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Katy
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Sirata was excellent especially Melanie the catering sales manager that handled our wedding! I couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding! The food and service was amazing!!
Everyone at the Sirata was excellent especially Melanie the catering sales manager that handled our wedding! I couldn't Read more...
Everyone at the Sirata was excellent especially Melanie the catering sales manager that handled our wedding! I couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding! The food and service was amazing!! Read less
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Squatster500
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything was awesome and went smoothly as planned. My event coordinator from there, Lisa, was awesome and helped to make sure everything went well. Also she was VERY prompt in returning my emails and phone calls. The venue is beautiful and they are flexibile when it comes to what you want.
Everything was awesome and went smoothly as planned. My event coordinator from there, Lisa, was awesome and helped to make Read more...
Everything was awesome and went smoothly as planned. My event coordinator from there, Lisa, was awesome and helped to make sure everything went well. Also she was VERY prompt in returning my emails and phone calls. The venue is beautiful and they are flexibile when it comes to what you want. Read less
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g8trgirl
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give them higher than a 5 on responsiveness and flexibility. My wedding was supposed to just be me and my husband on the beach and an intimate dinner after. Well to my surprise he knew that I really did deep down want our families there, so he invited them from all of the country and surprised me on the DAY of the wedding. My aunt apparently called the Sirata the day of our wedding as well and the staff immediately accommodated our large party of 30. They had champagne, table cloths and even a sweetheart table. They did a fantastic job for such a last minute reception. I seriously couldn't have asked for more.
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I wish I could give them higher than a 5 on responsiveness and flexibility. My wedding was supposed to just be me and my husband on the beach and an intimate dinner after. Well to my surprise he knew that I really did deep down want our families there, so he invited them from all of the country and surprised me on the DAY of the wedding. My aunt apparently called the Sirata the day of our wedding as well and the staff immediately accommodated our large party of 30. They had champagne, table cloths and even a sweetheart table. They did a fantastic job for such a last minute reception. I seriously couldn't have asked for more. Read less
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jennw2219
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The Sirata is the perfect location for a beach wedding!! All of the staff were really friendly and very helpful!! We had so many compliments on the room and location following the wedding!!
The Sirata is the perfect location for a beach wedding!! All of the staff were really friendly and very helpful!! We had Read more...
The Sirata is the perfect location for a beach wedding!! All of the staff were really friendly and very helpful!! We had so many compliments on the room and location following the wedding!! Read less
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jennifer&matthew
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa and the staff at the Sirata were great. I had not seen the resort or the reception room until we arrived for the wedding from Colorado. They were wonderful sending me pictures and verifying every detail. They have great intimate packages and worked well with a destination bride.

The only issue I had was I ended up working with 3 different people during the planning process, but Glad my wedding was coordinated by Lisa
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Lisa and the staff at the Sirata were great. I had not seen the resort or the reception room until we arrived for the wedding from Colorado. They were wonderful sending me pictures and verifying every detail. They have great intimate packages and worked well with a destination bride.

The only issue I had was I ended up working with 3 different people during the planning process, but Glad my wedding was coordinated by Lisa Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
The Sirata hosted our Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding Day Events. It was the perfect venue for everything and all of the staff was amazing, especially our Coordinator, Stacy. They were very helpful, accomodating, and made sure all of our party spaces were absolutely beautiful. Thank you for helping to make our wedding and Fourth of July so memorable!
The Sirata hosted our Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding Day Events. It was the perfect venue for everything and all of the Read more...
The Sirata hosted our Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding Day Events. It was the perfect venue for everything and all of the staff was amazing, especially our Coordinator, Stacy. They were very helpful, accomodating, and made sure all of our party spaces were absolutely beautiful. Thank you for helping to make our wedding and Fourth of July so memorable! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/25/2014
4.9/5.0
Being from Canada and wanting a destination wedding in the summer, we decided on a beach in Florida. We really had no idea about the location or the Sirata Resort, but chose it based on other reviews and the response back when we inquired about it. Kelli Love from the Sirata was great to work with, as she answered all our questions, let me ship packages directly to her, and was available when we arrived to go over everything. She even contacted all my vendors for me and made arrangements with them directly. We went with the intimate wedding package and it was great. Our guests raved about the food, the venue, the beach, their rooms...everything! We loved that we had a fridge and large space in our room to host a meet and greet with cocktails, but that there are also great beach bars on this resort to have drinks and food as well. It was perfect! We will be going back!
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Being from Canada and wanting a destination wedding in the summer, we decided on a beach in Florida. We really had no idea about the location or the Sirata Resort, but chose it based on other reviews and the response back when we inquired about it. Kelli Love from the Sirata was great to work with, as she answered all our questions, let me ship packages directly to her, and was available when we arrived to go over everything. She even contacted all my vendors for me and made arrangements with them directly. We went with the intimate wedding package and it was great. Our guests raved about the food, the venue, the beach, their rooms...everything! We loved that we had a fridge and large space in our room to host a meet and greet with cocktails, but that there are also great beach bars on this resort to have drinks and food as well. It was perfect! We will be going back! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.9/5.0
Kelly Love is the absolute best! She helped with all of the details, answered all of the questions we had, and was just great to work with. We came down for a taste testing before the ceremony, and Kelly showed us around the all of the different event spaces, gave us plentiful samples of all the food, and made sure everything was taken care of. When we found out that we weren't going to have as many guests staying at the Sirata as we expected, she suggested that we upgrade our appetizers and bar options. She was flexible, professional, and extremely helpful through the whole process. In addition, the event spaces at the Sirata are fantastic! Our wedding photos were absolutely beautiful. We had our wedding on the Breezeway Deck, cocktail hour in the grotto, and the reception in the Royal Palm ballroom. We could not have been more pleased!
Kelly Love is the absolute best! She helped with all of the details, answered all of the questions we had, and was just Read more...
Kelly Love is the absolute best! She helped with all of the details, answered all of the questions we had, and was just great to work with. We came down for a taste testing before the ceremony, and Kelly showed us around the all of the different event spaces, gave us plentiful samples of all the food, and made sure everything was taken care of. When we found out that we weren't going to have as many guests staying at the Sirata as we expected, she suggested that we upgrade our appetizers and bar options. She was flexible, professional, and extremely helpful through the whole process. In addition, the event spaces at the Sirata are fantastic! Our wedding photos were absolutely beautiful. We had our wedding on the Breezeway Deck, cocktail hour in the grotto, and the reception in the Royal Palm ballroom. We could not have been more pleased! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
11/11/2012
4.9/5.0
We had an amazing, beautiful wedding weekend at the Sirata, all arranged and planned by Kelli Love, who was a gem. The dinner was exquisite inlcuding the food, staff, and ambiance. The beach ceremony was elegant and peaceful and a wonderful experience. It was the loveliest wwedding ever!
We had an amazing, beautiful wedding weekend at the Sirata, all arranged and planned by Kelli Love, who was a gem. The Read more...
We had an amazing, beautiful wedding weekend at the Sirata, all arranged and planned by Kelli Love, who was a gem. The dinner was exquisite inlcuding the food, staff, and ambiance. The beach ceremony was elegant and peaceful and a wonderful experience. It was the loveliest wwedding ever! Read less
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dderkink
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.9/5.0
We had a wonderful wedding at the hotel and the ceremony on the beach was incredible! We worked with Stacy Feldhusen, and she was remarkable! I would definitely recommend a wedding at the Sirata Resort. We had guests from Europe and the Middle East, and they were all impressed with the hotel and the location and the quality of food.
We had a wonderful wedding at the hotel and the ceremony on the beach was incredible! We worked with Stacy Feldhusen, and Read more...
We had a wonderful wedding at the hotel and the ceremony on the beach was incredible! We worked with Stacy Feldhusen, and she was remarkable! I would definitely recommend a wedding at the Sirata Resort. We had guests from Europe and the Middle East, and they were all impressed with the hotel and the location and the quality of food. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.8/5.0
We recently held our wedding at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete. We held our ceremony and cocktail hour in the Coconut Palm Pavilion and our reception in the Royal Palm Ballroom. The pavilion has air conditioning and was a perfect compromise between being on the beach and not torturing our out of state relatives with the August heat. Everything turned out wonderfully and it was a beautiful venue for our wedding.

We worked with Melanie as our coordinator who was very friendly and professional. The entire Sirata staff definitely worked to make sure we had no problems on our special day.

Overall great experience, would recommend.
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We recently held our wedding at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete. We held our ceremony and cocktail hour in the Coconut Palm Pavilion and our reception in the Royal Palm Ballroom. The pavilion has air conditioning and was a perfect compromise between being on the beach and not torturing our out of state relatives with the August heat. Everything turned out wonderfully and it was a beautiful venue for our wedding.

We worked with Melanie as our coordinator who was very friendly and professional. The entire Sirata staff definitely worked to make sure we had no problems on our special day.

Overall great experience, would recommend. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding in May 2013 and the whole planning process as well as the actual wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception went off wonderfully. Melanie Reese was our wedding planner and she was wonderful to work with. She answered all our questions and was very friendly and professional. Everything on the wedding day went off without a hitch and all the staff we worked with was wonderful. The Sirata resort itself has a lot to offer for guests and is convenient to other restaurant and shops nearby. I would highly recommend this location for weddings and guests. We checked multiple other venues nearby and Sirata topped them for quality of venue (can't beat the view from 8th floor ballroom overlooking bay on one side and ocean on the other), service and the food served was delicious. You get what you paid for. Loved everything. Thank you Sirata!!
We had our wedding in May 2013 and the whole planning process as well as the actual wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and Read more...
We had our wedding in May 2013 and the whole planning process as well as the actual wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception went off wonderfully. Melanie Reese was our wedding planner and she was wonderful to work with. She answered all our questions and was very friendly and professional. Everything on the wedding day went off without a hitch and all the staff we worked with was wonderful. The Sirata resort itself has a lot to offer for guests and is convenient to other restaurant and shops nearby. I would highly recommend this location for weddings and guests. We checked multiple other venues nearby and Sirata topped them for quality of venue (can't beat the view from 8th floor ballroom overlooking bay on one side and ocean on the other), service and the food served was delicious. You get what you paid for. Loved everything. Thank you Sirata!! Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
The Sirata was the perfect place for a perfect wedding day! I worked directly with Melanie Reese, whose amazing attention to detail ensured that everything was in the right spot for the big day. Besides being a lovely setting, the staff at the Sirata were friendly and helpful, and ensured that everything went smoothly. The food was great, everyone was very professional, and if I had it to do all over again I wouldn't change a thing! It was perfect!
The Sirata was the perfect place for a perfect wedding day! I worked directly with Melanie Reese, whose amazing attention Read more...
The Sirata was the perfect place for a perfect wedding day! I worked directly with Melanie Reese, whose amazing attention to detail ensured that everything was in the right spot for the big day. Besides being a lovely setting, the staff at the Sirata were friendly and helpful, and ensured that everything went smoothly. The food was great, everyone was very professional, and if I had it to do all over again I wouldn't change a thing! It was perfect! Read less
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Wayne
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.8/5.0
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.8/5.0
The Sirata was the perfect location for our beach wedding. The Royal Palm ballroom on the 8th floor was a beautiful reception site offering stunning views of the Gulf. When we decided on a beach wedding, after much searching, we found the Royal Palm to be the most elegant site with the most beautiful views in St. Pete beach - classier than the Grand Plaza and Tradewinds yet the same price and more budget friendly than the Don Cesar. We were bounced around several wedding coordinators in our six month planning period and ultimately ended up with Lisa just two weeks before the wedding. This initially concerned me, but she was fantastic. The rehearsal, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were coordinated perfectly by Lisa. There was not a hitch or flaw on our wedding day with anything she did...it was just like having our own personal wedding coordinator that day. The food and service were excellent. Our wait staff during the reception were excellent and charming. My only negative comment was the room block we reserved. Several of our guests ended up booking outside of our room block on their own because of more favorable rates. We felt the hotel should have matched those rates for our room block especially since the hotel was not full the weekend of our wedding. Otherwise, it was an A+ experience.
The Sirata was the perfect location for our beach wedding. The Royal Palm ballroom on the 8th floor was a beautiful Read more...
The Sirata was the perfect location for our beach wedding. The Royal Palm ballroom on the 8th floor was a beautiful reception site offering stunning views of the Gulf. When we decided on a beach wedding, after much searching, we found the Royal Palm to be the most elegant site with the most beautiful views in St. Pete beach - classier than the Grand Plaza and Tradewinds yet the same price and more budget friendly than the Don Cesar. We were bounced around several wedding coordinators in our six month planning period and ultimately ended up with Lisa just two weeks before the wedding. This initially concerned me, but she was fantastic. The rehearsal, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were coordinated perfectly by Lisa. There was not a hitch or flaw on our wedding day with anything she did...it was just like having our own personal wedding coordinator that day. The food and service were excellent. Our wait staff during the reception were excellent and charming. My only negative comment was the room block we reserved. Several of our guests ended up booking outside of our room block on their own because of more favorable rates. We felt the hotel should have matched those rates for our room block especially since the hotel was not full the weekend of our wedding. Otherwise, it was an A+ experience. Read less
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beane121981
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.8/5.0
The Sirata is amazing! We had our entire wedding weekend there...the rehearsal, dinner, the ceremony and the brunch. The food is great and the quality of service is spectacular! Stacey was wonderful and made sure we had everything we wanted. I couldnt have asked for more! All of our guest had a fabulous time!!!
The Sirata is amazing! We had our entire wedding weekend there...the rehearsal, dinner, the ceremony and the brunch. The Read more...
The Sirata is amazing! We had our entire wedding weekend there...the rehearsal, dinner, the ceremony and the brunch. The food is great and the quality of service is spectacular! Stacey was wonderful and made sure we had everything we wanted. I couldnt have asked for more! All of our guest had a fabulous time!!! Read less
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asduncan23
Wedding:
4/14/2007
4.7/5.0
The Sirata was a great beach venue for us that allowed us to flexibility that many other venues would not. The wedding on the beach was beautiful and their staff was very very helpful and supportive when certain things weren't "perfect". Their ballroom offers an amazing beach view, very well prepared food, and a large dance floor for the wedding fun. We are very happy with our choice and enjoyed the Sirata very much. We plan to go back there for our anniversaries.
The Sirata was a great beach venue for us that allowed us to flexibility that many other venues would not. The wedding on Read more...
The Sirata was a great beach venue for us that allowed us to flexibility that many other venues would not. The wedding on the beach was beautiful and their staff was very very helpful and supportive when certain things weren't "perfect". Their ballroom offers an amazing beach view, very well prepared food, and a large dance floor for the wedding fun. We are very happy with our choice and enjoyed the Sirata very much. We plan to go back there for our anniversaries. Read less
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emzeny81
Wedding:
9/25/2011
4.6/5.0
I recommend this place - we did not get married here but had our wedding block set up here. They were very responsive and did a great job in trying to accomodate our party and even gave us a welcome back full of goodies. They made our stay special.

Thank you,

mariana
I recommend this place - we did not get married here but had our wedding block set up here. They were very responsive and Read more...
I recommend this place - we did not get married here but had our wedding block set up here. They were very responsive and did a great job in trying to accomodate our party and even gave us a welcome back full of goodies. They made our stay special.

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alueshen
Wedding:
3/18/2011
4.6/5.0
Our wedding coordinator, Kelli, was awesome! She took care of every detail during the rehearsal and the wedding day! I planned to have my aunt as my day of coordinator, but there was nothing left for her to do. Kelli had it all taken care of. The wedding on the beach, cocktail hour on the deck, and the reception in the Royal Palm Ballroom was perfect! The food was delicious!

The only drawback to the Sirata was the reservations. My brother flew in late at night. My dad asked to get his room key since he was going to be in so late. They said no, that my brother must be present. When my brother arrived around midnight, he was told there were no more rooms and he had to stay at another hotel. Also, my mother in law was placed in a room down the hall where a team of lacrosse players were staying. She had to walk around clothes and equipment cluttering the hallway.

I would still highly recommend the Sirata. I can't imagine you can plan for large groups without having a glitch or two.
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Our wedding coordinator, Kelli, was awesome! She took care of every detail during the rehearsal and the wedding day! I planned to have my aunt as my day of coordinator, but there was nothing left for her to do. Kelli had it all taken care of. The wedding on the beach, cocktail hour on the deck, and the reception in the Royal Palm Ballroom was perfect! The food was delicious!

The only drawback to the Sirata was the reservations. My brother flew in late at night. My dad asked to get his room key since he was going to be in so late. They said no, that my brother must be present. When my brother arrived around midnight, he was told there were no more rooms and he had to stay at another hotel. Also, my mother in law was placed in a room down the hall where a team of lacrosse players were staying. She had to walk around clothes and equipment cluttering the hallway.

I would still highly recommend the Sirata. I can't imagine you can plan for large groups without having a glitch or two. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/9/2014
4.5/5.0
We were overall very pleased with our ceremony/reception at the Sirata. The venue was beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. My only complaint was that our fish option was mislabeled at our buffet, but that is such a small issue, I can't even really say it's a complaint. Melanie Reese was our coordinator and she was professional, responsive, helpful and very friendly. Overall, very happy with our choice to have our wedding/ceremony at the Sirata.
We were overall very pleased with our ceremony/reception at the Sirata. The venue was beautiful. The staff was friendly Read more...
We were overall very pleased with our ceremony/reception at the Sirata. The venue was beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. My only complaint was that our fish option was mislabeled at our buffet, but that is such a small issue, I can't even really say it's a complaint. Melanie Reese was our coordinator and she was professional, responsive, helpful and very friendly. Overall, very happy with our choice to have our wedding/ceremony at the Sirata. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
The Sirata Beach Resort provided a great venue for our daughter's wedding and reception. The wedding coordinator was great to work with, flexible, and willing to work around our requirements. The food was excellent and the staff was very professional. The only complaint was the fact that the tea lights were not lit on the centerpieces.
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The Sirata Beach Resort provided a great venue for our daughter's wedding and reception. The wedding coordinator was great to work with, flexible, and willing to work around our requirements. The food was excellent and the staff was very professional. The only complaint was the fact that the tea lights were not lit on the centerpieces. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/5/2012
4.5/5.0
Most of our guest stayed here so we spent a lot of time at this hotel. They were accomodating the property was beautiful and it was in a nice spot. My favorit part of this hotel was the pools and the bars around the pools. We did not have to go far and the drinks were good. The rooms were nice just wish they had more upgrade options for people to choose from. Some of the rooms were renovated and some were not. My best friend got put in a room with a non working toilet but they moved them right away.
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Most of our guest stayed here so we spent a lot of time at this hotel. They were accomodating the property was beautiful and it was in a nice spot. My favorit part of this hotel was the pools and the bars around the pools. We did not have to go far and the drinks were good. The rooms were nice just wish they had more upgrade options for people to choose from. Some of the rooms were renovated and some were not. My best friend got put in a room with a non working toilet but they moved them right away. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.5/5.0
If you still need a venue, I would highly suggest The Sirata!
I don't know what I would have done without Kelli as our coordinator!
The venue is gorgeous and all of our guests had the best time.
Everyone loved the food, the rooms & the service.
I would 100% choose the Sirata again!
If you still need a venue, I would highly suggest The Sirata!
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If you still need a venue, I would highly suggest The Sirata!
I don't know what I would have done without Kelli as our coordinator!
The venue is gorgeous and all of our guests had the best time.
Everyone loved the food, the rooms & the service.
I would 100% choose the Sirata again! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.4/5.0
Even though it poured rain and there were tornado warnings the staff at the Sirata made our day special and accommodated us in a beautiful room inside. The food was amazing and since I am a Chef this was one of my top concerns. The banquet staff was top notch and we would suggest you ask for Karen as one of your servers she was fantastic and we wanted for nothing. Kelli Love was especially helpful the day of our wedding and we would highly suggest this venue for your wedding. Hope this helps - Mrs. and Mrs. Platt
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Even though it poured rain and there were tornado warnings the staff at the Sirata made our day special and accommodated us in a beautiful room inside. The food was amazing and since I am a Chef this was one of my top concerns. The banquet staff was top notch and we would suggest you ask for Karen as one of your servers she was fantastic and we wanted for nothing. Kelli Love was especially helpful the day of our wedding and we would highly suggest this venue for your wedding. Hope this helps - Mrs. and Mrs. Platt Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.4/5.0
We were very happy with our wedding at the Sirata. We did a beach ceremony and indoor reception in the Royal Palm Room. We working with Kelli Love and she was great to work with, super helpful. We had some issues here and there but nothing major and nothing that was not resolved in a timely fashion. We had great reviews on the food from our guests. The Sirata has beautiful grounds so everyone had a great weekend on the beach. We would definitely recommend the Sirata for your ceremony/reception venue.
We were very happy with our wedding at the Sirata. We did a beach ceremony and indoor reception in the Royal Palm Room. We Read more...
We were very happy with our wedding at the Sirata. We did a beach ceremony and indoor reception in the Royal Palm Room. We working with Kelli Love and she was great to work with, super helpful. We had some issues here and there but nothing major and nothing that was not resolved in a timely fashion. We had great reviews on the food from our guests. The Sirata has beautiful grounds so everyone had a great weekend on the beach. We would definitely recommend the Sirata for your ceremony/reception venue. Read less
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Mercedes
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.4/5.0
Beautiful! The perfect place for a beach wedding!!!
Beautiful! The perfect place for a beach wedding!!!
Beautiful! The perfect place for a beach wedding!!! Read less
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mfreeman78
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.4/5.0
This was a fantastic venue for us. We wanted to get married on the beach in a chic yet casual setting. The catering department can acheive everything from laid-back food and setting to the most elegant table setup. We were very satisfied with everything the Sirata did, and were able to stay in our budget. You won't be disappointed - they were truly wonderful to us and our guests. Their beach is a gorgeous place to tie the knot!
This was a fantastic venue for us. We wanted to get married on the beach in a chic yet casual setting. The catering Read more...
This was a fantastic venue for us. We wanted to get married on the beach in a chic yet casual setting. The catering department can acheive everything from laid-back food and setting to the most elegant table setup. We were very satisfied with everything the Sirata did, and were able to stay in our budget. You won't be disappointed - they were truly wonderful to us and our guests. Their beach is a gorgeous place to tie the knot! Read less
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Anna Marie
Wedding:
5/17/2013
4.3/5.0
First and foremost I must say our wedding turned out to be absolutely beautiful at the Sirata beach resort!! It was more than I expected!! There were some down sides when planning with this vendor. I am a very easy person to get along with and at times it would get really frustrating with the delayed responses I would have with my catering manager. Towards the last week of the wedding is what frustrated me the most. I had always been one to be on top of things and get things completed way before they are due. Last minute I had to provide a diagram with each table, how many people were sitting at each table, and how much of each food choice were at each table. Which I did not mind doing- I just didn't want to deal with that 5 days before my wedding when I was already in Florida. One other thing I was really displeased with is how our catering manager never made the time to meet with us on OUR TIME- it always had to be when she was available, and when we would schedule an appointment- by phone or in person she was always late. I must say you will have your downsides but everything turned out to be beautiful and we were even allowed to decorate our reception room the night before. I was really happy and satisfied with the end results and would do this all over again. Note that you will get answers to all your questions you have- it just takes some time with this place. Just need to have lots of patience.
First and foremost I must say our wedding turned out to be absolutely beautiful at the Sirata beach resort!! It was more Read more...
First and foremost I must say our wedding turned out to be absolutely beautiful at the Sirata beach resort!! It was more than I expected!! There were some down sides when planning with this vendor. I am a very easy person to get along with and at times it would get really frustrating with the delayed responses I would have with my catering manager. Towards the last week of the wedding is what frustrated me the most. I had always been one to be on top of things and get things completed way before they are due. Last minute I had to provide a diagram with each table, how many people were sitting at each table, and how much of each food choice were at each table. Which I did not mind doing- I just didn't want to deal with that 5 days before my wedding when I was already in Florida. One other thing I was really displeased with is how our catering manager never made the time to meet with us on OUR TIME- it always had to be when she was available, and when we would schedule an appointment- by phone or in person she was always late. I must say you will have your downsides but everything turned out to be beautiful and we were even allowed to decorate our reception room the night before. I was really happy and satisfied with the end results and would do this all over again. Note that you will get answers to all your questions you have- it just takes some time with this place. Just need to have lots of patience. Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
12/16/2011
4.3/5.0
The Sirata helped throw us an unforgettable wedding! The food was fantastic (big portions), the event coordinator was on top of everything, and the scenery was gorgeous! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! I highly recommend having your wedding at the Sirata.
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The Sirata helped throw us an unforgettable wedding! The food was fantastic (big portions), the event coordinator was on top of everything, and the scenery was gorgeous! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! I highly recommend having your wedding at the Sirata. Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.2/5.0
Sirata Beach Resort was a great place to have my wedding. We live in nearby Orlando so it was easy to get over and talk with the various staff. The only negative was that we went through 4 wedding coordinators in one year. I'm not sure why they are leaving or being let go as they have weddings most weekends. Book early!

About a week and half before the wedding, I sent an email to our current coordinator and never heard back from her. I called the Sunday before our Saturday wedding and tried to leave her message. This is how I found out she was no longer there. I left messages for the new coordinator and the manager. They have more than 1 coordinator so we got a call from Stacy on Monday who's been working there for over 2 years. She picked up quickly and everything went smoothly with the wedding. My only feedback was the lack of response in contacting me to let me know my coordinator had left. If I hadn't called, who knows when they would have.

My (now) husband negotiated on the contract so we were able to get lower food/beverage minimum for our events as well as get the parking fee waived for the day. The resort charges $8 daily fee for parking (guests or visitors). So I encourage you to ask about those rates. We didn't do the contract for room rates because they wanted us to sign another contract that basically held us accountable for rooms that weren't booked and we didn't want to pay for the rooms if we didn't get enough guests. The "room rate" they gave us what was our guests ended up paying anyhow without the contract.

One of the things we liked is that it included the wedding ceremony on the beach (you have different locations to choose from), the reception, food and beverage so we were only dealing with 1 vendor the whole time, which made it easier.

The day of things went very smoothly and the buffet food was delicious. I would recommend Sirata!
Sirata Beach Resort was a great place to have my wedding. We live in nearby Orlando so it was easy to get over and talk Read more...
Sirata Beach Resort was a great place to have my wedding. We live in nearby Orlando so it was easy to get over and talk with the various staff. The only negative was that we went through 4 wedding coordinators in one year. I'm not sure why they are leaving or being let go as they have weddings most weekends. Book early!

About a week and half before the wedding, I sent an email to our current coordinator and never heard back from her. I called the Sunday before our Saturday wedding and tried to leave her message. This is how I found out she was no longer there. I left messages for the new coordinator and the manager. They have more than 1 coordinator so we got a call from Stacy on Monday who's been working there for over 2 years. She picked up quickly and everything went smoothly with the wedding. My only feedback was the lack of response in contacting me to let me know my coordinator had left. If I hadn't called, who knows when they would have.

My (now) husband negotiated on the contract so we were able to get lower food/beverage minimum for our events as well as get the parking fee waived for the day. The resort charges $8 daily fee for parking (guests or visitors). So I encourage you to ask about those rates. We didn't do the contract for room rates because they wanted us to sign another contract that basically held us accountable for rooms that weren't booked and we didn't want to pay for the rooms if we didn't get enough guests. The "room rate" they gave us what was our guests ended up paying anyhow without the contract.

One of the things we liked is that it included the wedding ceremony on the beach (you have different locations to choose from), the reception, food and beverage so we were only dealing with 1 vendor the whole time, which made it easier.

The day of things went very smoothly and the buffet food was delicious. I would recommend Sirata! Read less
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stargazer
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.1/5.0
My husband and I initially chose the Sirata because we wanted a laid back, elegant beach wedding without breaking the bank. We chose the Sirata above its neighbors because we liked Lisa and the way she handled herself. Imagine my shock when several months later I go to book my DJ and the secretary at the DJ place says, "Oh..they didn't tell you Lisa (my wedding coordinator) isn't at the Sirata anymore." I got no call or anything to let me know or introduce me to anyone new. Of course I was upset and concerned. Eventually it was all worked out but I wonder sometimes how long they would have gone without telling me..We eventually got hooked up with Kelli who tried her best to restore our trust. Overall we had an amazing rehearsal dinner and wedding. The food was awesome. The atmoshphere was great and of course the beach had amazing views. I only live about 10 minutes away so I had no problem just stopping by and we had quite a few meetings leading up to the wedding.
Check in was a bit of a problem for some..Lisa had promised us a place for the groomsmen to get ready since the girls would be getting ready in the bridal suite. this got dropped throught the cracks. We eventually rented a room for the guys the day of the wedding but watch that check in time. Our Ceremony was at 4:30 and they still woundn't move the check in time from 4PM.. The Guys had to be ready for pictures by 1pm.. Kellie was great and I think paid for an extra night for us herself because my husband was so upset by the whole thing. My mom who paid for just about everything had to throw a fit to get checked into her room the night of the rehearsal dinner as the room was not ready by 4pm and she needed to get dressed for a 5pm rehearsal.. My step-sister aslo had a problem with check in and when she tried to find us was told there was no rehearsal dinner going on.
that all aside most people there thought we had spent quite a bit more money than we actually had..they raved about the food which was so delicious (for the rehearsal and the reception). The whole thing was great. I guess a few bumps along the road are to be expected planning something like this. If I had it all to do over again I would definetly go with the Sirata. I loved that while I was getting ready I could look out over the beach and Grotto area and watch all the set up going on from the balcony. It was a gorgeous day and I told my husband I wish we had checked in a day earlier and stayed a day later...we really did have a good time and I plan on going back for our anniversary!!!
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My husband and I initially chose the Sirata because we wanted a laid back, elegant beach wedding without breaking the bank. We chose the Sirata above its neighbors because we liked Lisa and the way she handled herself. Imagine my shock when several months later I go to book my DJ and the secretary at the DJ place says, "Oh..they didn't tell you Lisa (my wedding coordinator) isn't at the Sirata anymore." I got no call or anything to let me know or introduce me to anyone new. Of course I was upset and concerned. Eventually it was all worked out but I wonder sometimes how long they would have gone without telling me..We eventually got hooked up with Kelli who tried her best to restore our trust. Overall we had an amazing rehearsal dinner and wedding. The food was awesome. The atmoshphere was great and of course the beach had amazing views. I only live about 10 minutes away so I had no problem just stopping by and we had quite a few meetings leading up to the wedding.
Check in was a bit of a problem for some..Lisa had promised us a place for the groomsmen to get ready since the girls would be getting ready in the bridal suite. this got dropped throught the cracks. We eventually rented a room for the guys the day of the wedding but watch that check in time. Our Ceremony was at 4:30 and they still woundn't move the check in time from 4PM.. The Guys had to be ready for pictures by 1pm.. Kellie was great and I think paid for an extra night for us herself because my husband was so upset by the whole thing. My mom who paid for just about everything had to throw a fit to get checked into her room the night of the rehearsal dinner as the room was not ready by 4pm and she needed to get dressed for a 5pm rehearsal.. My step-sister aslo had a problem with check in and when she tried to find us was told there was no rehearsal dinner going on.
that all aside most people there thought we had spent quite a bit more money than we actually had..they raved about the food which was so delicious (for the rehearsal and the reception). The whole thing was great. I guess a few bumps along the road are to be expected planning something like this. If I had it all to do over again I would definetly go with the Sirata. I loved that while I was getting ready I could look out over the beach and Grotto area and watch all the set up going on from the balcony. It was a gorgeous day and I told my husband I wish we had checked in a day earlier and stayed a day later...we really did have a good time and I plan on going back for our anniversary!!! Read less
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Trang
Wedding:
4/28/2013
4.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony, cocktail reception, and dinner reception at the Sirata. It was a wonderful event and we had great weather! Melanie served as our day-of coordinator and did a great job. She's very friendly, nice, and knows her stuff. The venue was also very laid back and relaxing for our guests, especially the great hammocks they have hanging around the property. We were surprised to learn though, as we planned our wedding, that an individual meal with 4 hours of drinks can cost approximately $100 after taxes and tips are included, since the latter are a required 29% of total cost. This is after we received a 10% discount. We went with Sirata because we compared it to the various venues in the area and this was the best price we could find.

At Sirata, you can get married on one of their two decks, or on the sand. We opted for the bigger deck for a party of 160 people and it worked out really well. Overall, it was a very positive experience and the staff were friendly and attentive.
We had our wedding ceremony, cocktail reception, and dinner reception at the Sirata. It was a wonderful event and we had Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony, cocktail reception, and dinner reception at the Sirata. It was a wonderful event and we had great weather! Melanie served as our day-of coordinator and did a great job. She's very friendly, nice, and knows her stuff. The venue was also very laid back and relaxing for our guests, especially the great hammocks they have hanging around the property. We were surprised to learn though, as we planned our wedding, that an individual meal with 4 hours of drinks can cost approximately $100 after taxes and tips are included, since the latter are a required 29% of total cost. This is after we received a 10% discount. We went with Sirata because we compared it to the various venues in the area and this was the best price we could find.

At Sirata, you can get married on one of their two decks, or on the sand. We opted for the bigger deck for a party of 160 people and it worked out really well. Overall, it was a very positive experience and the staff were friendly and attentive. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.0/5.0
The Sirata was a wonderful place to have our wedding. Most of the wedding planning via email, since my husband and I lived out of the state. Melanie was super helpful and nice! she answered all of our questions and would check in with us throughout our planning process to make sure everything was going smoothly. We got married on the North Breezeway deck and the venue was gorgeous! it was just perfect. We had our reception in the Royal Palm room. The views of the gulf and the bay are amazing. It was a perfect sized room for our guests. The food was AMAZING! People still keep on telling me how good the food was. (we ordered the caribbean delight buffet). There was so much delicious food...it was great! Thank you so much!
The Sirata was a wonderful place to have our wedding. Most of the wedding planning via email, since my husband and I lived Read more...
The Sirata was a wonderful place to have our wedding. Most of the wedding planning via email, since my husband and I lived out of the state. Melanie was super helpful and nice! she answered all of our questions and would check in with us throughout our planning process to make sure everything was going smoothly. We got married on the North Breezeway deck and the venue was gorgeous! it was just perfect. We had our reception in the Royal Palm room. The views of the gulf and the bay are amazing. It was a perfect sized room for our guests. The food was AMAZING! People still keep on telling me how good the food was. (we ordered the caribbean delight buffet). There was so much delicious food...it was great! Thank you so much! Read less
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danielle
Wedding:
10/1/2011
3.9/5.0
Our coordinatior Kelli was AMAZING! She was very prompt in returing any calls/emails during our planning. She was a great help! As for the resort itself, I wish I could say the same. We had 114 rooms and about 20 of our guests has issues with their rooms. Anywhere from wet floors, no air conditioning, broken phones, non working fridges to bugs etc...We had family from Michigan to California..it was very embarrassing. Building 4 seemed like it had been redone and was probably the nicest building. They charged 8.00 per night to park but we got them down to 5.00 per night. My dad and many others had to drive aroung for up to 45 minutes for parking then heard someone ask if they could park in Valet because it was empty and they said yes. Feel that they should have informed everyone of that from beginnig instead of frustrating my guests driving around forever.
The day of my wedding Kelli had appts. at 12,1,and 2 p.m. My ceremony started at 3:30 p.m. with reception to follow. It was not Kelli's fault, but I feel they should not have scheduled appts for her on day of a wedding. I had to send family members down to set up. That was uncalled for. The food was DELICIOUS! We had open bar for 4 hours (5-9 p.m.) and they coincidently ran out of beer (all types) at 8:40 p.m. but then bar was fully stocked at 9:05 p.m. when it was cash bar from 9-10. My cake company said that the caterer (Sirata) supplies the cake boxes, but they obviously didn't...I had a four tier cake..I won't even mention the price but they sliced the whole thing (all different flavors) put on plates and passed out..there were tons of leftovers they they threw away instead of wrapping them for me or even going to one of the 3 restaurants on property to get a few boxes. I did not even get a piece of my wedding cake. WE brought thousands of dollars to this hotel, I thought they could at least wrap my cake.
I spoke with the marketing manager and I will say they were very accomodating after all this!
The bell hop Paul, Troy from Rum Runners, and Dominick from Harry's were great. I am not one to criticize everyone. I do give credit where credit is due.
Our coordinatior Kelli was AMAZING! She was very prompt in returing any calls/emails during our planning. She was a great Read more...
Our coordinatior Kelli was AMAZING! She was very prompt in returing any calls/emails during our planning. She was a great help! As for the resort itself, I wish I could say the same. We had 114 rooms and about 20 of our guests has issues with their rooms. Anywhere from wet floors, no air conditioning, broken phones, non working fridges to bugs etc...We had family from Michigan to California..it was very embarrassing. Building 4 seemed like it had been redone and was probably the nicest building. They charged 8.00 per night to park but we got them down to 5.00 per night. My dad and many others had to drive aroung for up to 45 minutes for parking then heard someone ask if they could park in Valet because it was empty and they said yes. Feel that they should have informed everyone of that from beginnig instead of frustrating my guests driving around forever.
The day of my wedding Kelli had appts. at 12,1,and 2 p.m. My ceremony started at 3:30 p.m. with reception to follow. It was not Kelli's fault, but I feel they should not have scheduled appts for her on day of a wedding. I had to send family members down to set up. That was uncalled for. The food was DELICIOUS! We had open bar for 4 hours (5-9 p.m.) and they coincidently ran out of beer (all types) at 8:40 p.m. but then bar was fully stocked at 9:05 p.m. when it was cash bar from 9-10. My cake company said that the caterer (Sirata) supplies the cake boxes, but they obviously didn't...I had a four tier cake..I won't even mention the price but they sliced the whole thing (all different flavors) put on plates and passed out..there were tons of leftovers they they threw away instead of wrapping them for me or even going to one of the 3 restaurants on property to get a few boxes. I did not even get a piece of my wedding cake. WE brought thousands of dollars to this hotel, I thought they could at least wrap my cake.
I spoke with the marketing manager and I will say they were very accomodating after all this!
The bell hop Paul, Troy from Rum Runners, and Dominick from Harry's were great. I am not one to criticize everyone. I do give credit where credit is due. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/22/2013
3.8/5.0
I worked with Kelli Love and she was very hard to get answers from. It would usually take two days before I would get a response. A little over a month before our wedding I found out she hadn't sent me information I needed to get filled out so that was a little frustrating. She was there during the rehearsal and wedding and she did an excellent job. The food and service were excellent. The prices were a little high but everything was very nice.
I worked with Kelli Love and she was very hard to get answers from. It would usually take two days before I would get a Read more...
I worked with Kelli Love and she was very hard to get answers from. It would usually take two days before I would get a response. A little over a month before our wedding I found out she hadn't sent me information I needed to get filled out so that was a little frustrating. She was there during the rehearsal and wedding and she did an excellent job. The food and service were excellent. The prices were a little high but everything was very nice. Read less
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flabeachbride
Wedding:
4/12/2008
3.8/5.0
Our original wedding coordinator at Sirata, Jamie, was extremely organized and attentive. When she left the resort it was nearly impossible to get a hold of anyone in the wedding department. My calls and e-mails were not returned during the few weeks before the wedding. You do not leave a bride hanging during the weeks before the wedding, especially when I was planning it from out of town.

Once we arrived in Florida however, Stacy was able to answer all my questions and walked me through everything at the resort. She was very professional and calmed my fears about all the details. She's also a great problem solver and was able to whip up a beach umbrella for my musician and replace a lost dessert for a birthday girl at the wedding.

The service during the reception was excellent. The servers were so attentive to my guests and me and my husband.

The food tasted great and the bartenders had no trouble serving up a signature cocktail we had come up with.

The only downfall was that we had an outdoor reception and had to be cleared out by 10 p.m., which I thought was a little early.
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Our original wedding coordinator at Sirata, Jamie, was extremely organized and attentive. When she left the resort it was nearly impossible to get a hold of anyone in the wedding department. My calls and e-mails were not returned during the few weeks before the wedding. You do not leave a bride hanging during the weeks before the wedding, especially when I was planning it from out of town.

Once we arrived in Florida however, Stacy was able to answer all my questions and walked me through everything at the resort. She was very professional and calmed my fears about all the details. She's also a great problem solver and was able to whip up a beach umbrella for my musician and replace a lost dessert for a birthday girl at the wedding.

The service during the reception was excellent. The servers were so attentive to my guests and me and my husband.

The food tasted great and the bartenders had no trouble serving up a signature cocktail we had come up with.

The only downfall was that we had an outdoor reception and had to be cleared out by 10 p.m., which I thought was a little early. Read less
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bravenewlife
Wedding:
3/21/2009
3.5/5.0
The food was delicious, the room for the reception was phenomenal, and the ceremony was stunning. If you are incredibly easy-going, the Sirata is a fantastic choice. But all in all, they do not quite know how to take care of a wedding, in terms of customer service. When people pour tens of thousands of dollars into your hotel, you should treat them with respect, and be as accommodating as you can be. They miscommunicated with us about our room block, adding on a per person charge for more than two people in a "double" room. Our experience with any other hotel anywhere is that a double room has two beds, and therefore a double occupancy of four people, not two. We had to apologize profusely to our guests, to whom it seemed we had lied. Additionally, they forced us into an early rehearsal the day before, which was fine, but meant we were going to need our rooms at the hotel to be ready before their standard 4 PM check-in. Not only did they refuse to let us get ready for the rehearsal by checking in 1-2 hours early, the rooms were STILL not ready by their official check-in time. My (the bride) parents' room wasn't ready until over half an hour later. As the people footing the bill, they were pretty unhappy with this. Stacy Feldhusen, our catering manager, was very helpful in making it up to us, bringing by champagne and desserts as the girls got ready the next day. She was also friendly and accommodating with my many emails in the weeks leading up to the wedding, though it was harder for outside people (my mother, for example) to get ahold of the resort. The biggest problem Sirata had was communication between its various agents: check-in did not communicate efficiently with Stacy, and the room blocking manager was absolutely horrible in communicating in general. But if you're planning a fairly simple, fairly small event, Sirata is an absolutely lovely place for your wedding.
The food was delicious, the room for the reception was phenomenal, and the ceremony was stunning. If you are incredibly Read more...
The food was delicious, the room for the reception was phenomenal, and the ceremony was stunning. If you are incredibly easy-going, the Sirata is a fantastic choice. But all in all, they do not quite know how to take care of a wedding, in terms of customer service. When people pour tens of thousands of dollars into your hotel, you should treat them with respect, and be as accommodating as you can be. They miscommunicated with us about our room block, adding on a per person charge for more than two people in a "double" room. Our experience with any other hotel anywhere is that a double room has two beds, and therefore a double occupancy of four people, not two. We had to apologize profusely to our guests, to whom it seemed we had lied. Additionally, they forced us into an early rehearsal the day before, which was fine, but meant we were going to need our rooms at the hotel to be ready before their standard 4 PM check-in. Not only did they refuse to let us get ready for the rehearsal by checking in 1-2 hours early, the rooms were STILL not ready by their official check-in time. My (the bride) parents' room wasn't ready until over half an hour later. As the people footing the bill, they were pretty unhappy with this. Stacy Feldhusen, our catering manager, was very helpful in making it up to us, bringing by champagne and desserts as the girls got ready the next day. She was also friendly and accommodating with my many emails in the weeks leading up to the wedding, though it was harder for outside people (my mother, for example) to get ahold of the resort. The biggest problem Sirata had was communication between its various agents: check-in did not communicate efficiently with Stacy, and the room blocking manager was absolutely horrible in communicating in general. But if you're planning a fairly simple, fairly small event, Sirata is an absolutely lovely place for your wedding. Read less
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sarita13hk
Wedding:
8/14/2010
3.4/5.0
My husband and I have visited the Sirata many times before booking our wedding there! We originally wanted the Trade Winds but with the price and the fact that their ballrooms DON'T have windows, we really liked the Sirata better. The Royal Palm ballroom is beautiful and the view was perfect during sunset.

I agree with a few of the other comments regarding costumer service. Many of my friends had trouble during their arrival to the hotel. The front desk/check-in services were very slow and people were NOT that friendly:( Fortunately, my friends are easy going but I felt a little upset because my family and my husband's family were spending thousands of dollars there!!!!

As far as communication, I planned the wedding from New York, so the entire thing was planned via e-mail/phone calls. Therefore, I anticipated some delays with communication, but we definitely were handled from person to person for a while until Sandy Isenhardt started. She is super sweet and responds immediately to any question you have. We went through Stacy and a woman named Trish who eventually left the Sirata. Therefore, Sandy was our latest catering manager and she was amazing. Super bubbly and helpful. She helped with our welcome buckets and helping us choose the best menu option available. Go with the Carribbean Delight buffet! Everyone said it was the best wedding food they have ever had!!! Also, doing a welcome BBQ on friday night was a great way to see all of your guests before the wedding!!!!!

Overall we had a great time and the Sirata is definitely a place we will visit again. Ask for Sandy to work with!!!!!!
My husband and I have visited the Sirata many times before booking our wedding there! We originally wanted the Trade Winds Read more...
My husband and I have visited the Sirata many times before booking our wedding there! We originally wanted the Trade Winds but with the price and the fact that their ballrooms DON'T have windows, we really liked the Sirata better. The Royal Palm ballroom is beautiful and the view was perfect during sunset.

I agree with a few of the other comments regarding costumer service. Many of my friends had trouble during their arrival to the hotel. The front desk/check-in services were very slow and people were NOT that friendly:( Fortunately, my friends are easy going but I felt a little upset because my family and my husband's family were spending thousands of dollars there!!!!

As far as communication, I planned the wedding from New York, so the entire thing was planned via e-mail/phone calls. Therefore, I anticipated some delays with communication, but we definitely were handled from person to person for a while until Sandy Isenhardt started. She is super sweet and responds immediately to any question you have. We went through Stacy and a woman named Trish who eventually left the Sirata. Therefore, Sandy was our latest catering manager and she was amazing. Super bubbly and helpful. She helped with our welcome buckets and helping us choose the best menu option available. Go with the Carribbean Delight buffet! Everyone said it was the best wedding food they have ever had!!! Also, doing a welcome BBQ on friday night was a great way to see all of your guests before the wedding!!!!!

Overall we had a great time and the Sirata is definitely a place we will visit again. Ask for Sandy to work with!!!!!! Read less
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tropicalgrafix23
Wedding:
5/20/2007
3.3/5.0
Beautiful venue considering our lower than average budget. But many problems arose that I don't think were handled properly. We asked about a discount for a block of rooms for our out-of-town guests, of which there were 50+ but then the guests were not given a discount. Our on site planner said we never "officially" told her in writing. Then, all our guests were charged $8 to park. The whole situation was not handled professionally. I don't think they really care about customer service.

Also, my chair covers were put on wrong, so that was several hundred dollars that was wasted, and never apologized for.

And last, our wedding cake was for 130+ people and we had 90 guests but somehow 20 of them didn't get any cake. Figure that one out.
Beautiful venue considering our lower than average budget. But many problems arose that I don't think were handled Read more...
Beautiful venue considering our lower than average budget. But many problems arose that I don't think were handled properly. We asked about a discount for a block of rooms for our out-of-town guests, of which there were 50+ but then the guests were not given a discount. Our on site planner said we never "officially" told her in writing. Then, all our guests were charged $8 to park. The whole situation was not handled professionally. I don't think they really care about customer service.

Also, my chair covers were put on wrong, so that was several hundred dollars that was wasted, and never apologized for.

And last, our wedding cake was for 130+ people and we had 90 guests but somehow 20 of them didn't get any cake. Figure that one out. Read less
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Pepper
Wedding:
3/19/2009
3.2/5.0
The beach and reception location were both beautiful. I was upset that there were alot of beach chairs that we were told would be cleared out and brought in by our 6pm wedding which were not. It became a GREAT place for people not involved in the wedding to congregate. In most of our pictures there are wedding crashers in the background! I know we do not own the beach and I expected passers by in the background of some our photos but since we were having an evening wedding I did not expect the resort to provide seating for them to park themselves right next to the ceremony like we were the evening show. We didn't have any problems with other guest during the reception. The service was very good. Everything came together for a very nice wedding. We were disappointed that they did not allow the reception to go on past 10pm but I understand this is not something they can control. They told us St Pete does not allow outside music after 10pm. After the reception we did move the party to one of the hotel bars. The bar maid Linda was fantastic! She recommended alot of great drinks! After that we moved the party to the pool and hot tub which thankfully the resort did not keep strict hours on closing and had a very fun evening. Many of my guest stayed at the hotel and there were extreme problems with everyones room keys. The resort told us if you put them next to other cards or cell phones they become demagnetized but I think they just become demagnetized on their own. This was quite an inconvience for all involved. The resort and all of the rooms were clean and spacious. Everyone in our party had kitchens which was convenient for the extra wedding cake. The food and drinks at the restaurant and for the reception were very good. Everyone had a great time.
The beach and reception location were both beautiful. I was upset that there were alot of beach chairs that we were told Read more...
The beach and reception location were both beautiful. I was upset that there were alot of beach chairs that we were told would be cleared out and brought in by our 6pm wedding which were not. It became a GREAT place for people not involved in the wedding to congregate. In most of our pictures there are wedding crashers in the background! I know we do not own the beach and I expected passers by in the background of some our photos but since we were having an evening wedding I did not expect the resort to provide seating for them to park themselves right next to the ceremony like we were the evening show. We didn't have any problems with other guest during the reception. The service was very good. Everything came together for a very nice wedding. We were disappointed that they did not allow the reception to go on past 10pm but I understand this is not something they can control. They told us St Pete does not allow outside music after 10pm. After the reception we did move the party to one of the hotel bars. The bar maid Linda was fantastic! She recommended alot of great drinks! After that we moved the party to the pool and hot tub which thankfully the resort did not keep strict hours on closing and had a very fun evening. Many of my guest stayed at the hotel and there were extreme problems with everyones room keys. The resort told us if you put them next to other cards or cell phones they become demagnetized but I think they just become demagnetized on their own. This was quite an inconvience for all involved. The resort and all of the rooms were clean and spacious. Everyone in our party had kitchens which was convenient for the extra wedding cake. The food and drinks at the restaurant and for the reception were very good. Everyone had a great time. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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xxvitabellaxx
Wedding:
7/25/2010
2.7/5.0
There was miscommunication from the beginning when I did a walk through with someone who was not in the wedding department. I too was bouced around betweed different coordinators. The respnsiveness was horrible. It wasn't until about 5 days before my wedding that I finally flipped a lid. She(Lisa) made me feel like she was doing me a favor by letting me have my wedding there. Any little request that I asked for was always a "no we don't do that" She never made me feel like I was a bride, never happy or excited, just cold and short. I was a very calm and relaxed bride I can't imagine how a more uptight bride would have handled this. I will say that when I did finally pitch a big fit Stacey and Kelly took over and tied up all the loose ends and made it all work. The one thing I can thank them for is for allowing my ceremony to actually happen in its entirety on the beach when there was a horrible storm surrounding us. It was my dream to have my wedding on this beach and they could have easily stopped it because there was lighting surrounding us! So that I thank them for. The Sirata is a BEAUTIFUL place to get married just make sure you get the right coordinator. LOVE LOVE LOVE Stacey and Kelly!! All in all I did have the wedding of my dreams...
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There was miscommunication from the beginning when I did a walk through with someone who was not in the wedding department. I too was bouced around betweed different coordinators. The respnsiveness was horrible. It wasn't until about 5 days before my wedding that I finally flipped a lid. She(Lisa) made me feel like she was doing me a favor by letting me have my wedding there. Any little request that I asked for was always a "no we don't do that" She never made me feel like I was a bride, never happy or excited, just cold and short. I was a very calm and relaxed bride I can't imagine how a more uptight bride would have handled this. I will say that when I did finally pitch a big fit Stacey and Kelly took over and tied up all the loose ends and made it all work. The one thing I can thank them for is for allowing my ceremony to actually happen in its entirety on the beach when there was a horrible storm surrounding us. It was my dream to have my wedding on this beach and they could have easily stopped it because there was lighting surrounding us! So that I thank them for. The Sirata is a BEAUTIFUL place to get married just make sure you get the right coordinator. LOVE LOVE LOVE Stacey and Kelly!! All in all I did have the wedding of my dreams... Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
6/21/2014
1.7/5.0
My husband and I booked this venue because of the ballroom. The 8th floor ballroom is beautiful and we fell in love with it. The problem was the service. I could never get a hold of the planner to the point of irritation. I would leave her messages day after day and she'd email be back a week later. They wouldn't let me book sleeping rooms for my immediate family because it was the summer and "they don't do that during the summer." I had to call corporate and threaten to cancel my whole wedding because I wasn't getting anywhere. During the wedding both planners disappeared. I was missing things for the reception that I dropped off the day before to be put out at the reception. They charged all my guests for parking, even though it was in the contract that I'd be paying for it. The bartender yelled at my brother-in-law and made a scene when he asked for a shot - because they DO NOT do that. Then I had to run around during dinner because the servers were not serving my vendors and by the time I sat back down - my food was gone! Our overnight room was hot as can be. The sliding glass door didn't seal and it room never got below 80. Then to top it all off, I had over $2,000 in unexplained charges and of course the planner was no where to be found. I refused to leave the front desk until someone explained the charges to me. When no one could make sense of it, they finally took it off. Overall, yes the ballroom is pretty, and the food was even good - but it is not worth the headache!!!!
My husband and I booked this venue because of the ballroom. The 8th floor ballroom is beautiful and we fell in love with Read more...
My husband and I booked this venue because of the ballroom. The 8th floor ballroom is beautiful and we fell in love with it. The problem was the service. I could never get a hold of the planner to the point of irritation. I would leave her messages day after day and she'd email be back a week later. They wouldn't let me book sleeping rooms for my immediate family because it was the summer and "they don't do that during the summer." I had to call corporate and threaten to cancel my whole wedding because I wasn't getting anywhere. During the wedding both planners disappeared. I was missing things for the reception that I dropped off the day before to be put out at the reception. They charged all my guests for parking, even though it was in the contract that I'd be paying for it. The bartender yelled at my brother-in-law and made a scene when he asked for a shot - because they DO NOT do that. Then I had to run around during dinner because the servers were not serving my vendors and by the time I sat back down - my food was gone! Our overnight room was hot as can be. The sliding glass door didn't seal and it room never got below 80. Then to top it all off, I had over $2,000 in unexplained charges and of course the planner was no where to be found. I refused to leave the front desk until someone explained the charges to me. When no one could make sense of it, they finally took it off. Overall, yes the ballroom is pretty, and the food was even good - but it is not worth the headache!!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/8/2011
0.8/5.0
I had my wedding at The Sirata a few months ago.. and let me tell you... don't waste your money ...especially if it's a destination wedding... However, if you're looking to get nickeled and dimed for every little thing, then this is your go to place. The only saving grace was the weather and the ocean...nothing of which The Sirata had any control over.
We had both our ceremony and the wedding at The Sirata. I had planned a nice beach ceremony and was promised and paid for security to be around the beach to move along loiterers. Not only were there no security around the venue during the wedding (I have proof of a drunken woman standing 5ft away from us behind the officiant hooting and hollering and giving my videographer thumbs up), there was no one there before the wedding after we set the aisle and arch up.. and my father in-law had to run from his room (8 floors down) to get people away from my arch and off of my chairs as they were wet from the water and sloshing around strawberry daiquiris around my white tulle on the seats and around the arch. Kelly, my 'wedding coordinator' claimed I was the only wedding so I could get ahold of her at any time. That wasn't true. The woman did nothing but take our money and give me a questionnaire to be honest with you. She was rude when interacting with both me, my husband, my guests as well as mine and my husbands parents. I had no clue what refrigerator the flowers were put in and when the photographer came that took time for the bridesmaids to find the flowers and inevitably took time away from our pictures, which we had to make up for time lost after the ceremony and then time lost at the reception.
Speaking of bridesmaids..I couldn't understand why they were missing so much throughout the day. Come to find out..there was a gallon of oil and vinegar dressing that was spilled on my cake in the kitchen and it soaked through the entire bottom layer of the cake. How did we find out you are wondering? No...there was no emergency phone call..they just left it. LUCKILY...my wedding cake baker was there to place the final chocolate starfish on and found it and made me an emergency redo of the cake. Really Sirata? You didn't think we'd notice the taste or the odor of this dressing? The funny part about it if you'd like to call it funny was some waitress said this wasn't the first time that had happened.
Next... you'd think a place that was so affluent with hosting weddings would give the bride a room that would have a mirror that was in place...My father moved the door of the closet and the mirror fell out and shattered everywhere on my dress. Mine and my husbands room that they gave us as our complimentary wedding night room faced the busy road and the curtains were all ripped up....The room service was terrible.. The quality of their food was very poor and thus covered by garlic to hide the terrible taste.
When my bridal party came off the beach from taking pictures they were all hungry and started to wonder up to the reception (where there is no bridal suite to wait in to enter the reception..just a hallway..things you'd appreciate knowing before hand being the first wedding I've ever truly been a part of). When they attempted to get food, Kelly, my wedding coordinator, told them they could not eat because we didn't pay for that option. Are you SERIOUS lady?? I'm pretty positive my dad payed for ever morsel in that place so how you have the audacity to tell these people they can't eat is beyond me. The food was ok...the coconut shrimp were cold and not worth $500 for 100 pieces.
These were just some of the memories The Sirata has left me with..I could go on but what's the point? I would NEVER for the money we spent at this place EVER host ANYTHING here again...this place couldn't even handle a baby shower if you tasked them with something like that.
And readers don't get me wrong. I am NOT the type of person to not give credit where credit is due...my officiant..AMAZING, my florist..AMAZING, my photographer..AMAZING...my choice in venue..TERRIBLE. But like I said not everything was lost on the Sirata..at least the weather was good and the ocean was pretty..good job Sirata....oh wait no..that was mother natures doing. I guess sometimes the best things in life really are free.
I had my wedding at The Sirata a few months ago.. and let me tell you... don't waste your money ...especially if it's a Read more...
I had my wedding at The Sirata a few months ago.. and let me tell you... don't waste your money ...especially if it's a destination wedding... However, if you're looking to get nickeled and dimed for every little thing, then this is your go to place. The only saving grace was the weather and the ocean...nothing of which The Sirata had any control over.
We had both our ceremony and the wedding at The Sirata. I had planned a nice beach ceremony and was promised and paid for security to be around the beach to move along loiterers. Not only were there no security around the venue during the wedding (I have proof of a drunken woman standing 5ft away from us behind the officiant hooting and hollering and giving my videographer thumbs up), there was no one there before the wedding after we set the aisle and arch up.. and my father in-law had to run from his room (8 floors down) to get people away from my arch and off of my chairs as they were wet from the water and sloshing around strawberry daiquiris around my white tulle on the seats and around the arch. Kelly, my 'wedding coordinator' claimed I was the only wedding so I could get ahold of her at any time. That wasn't true. The woman did nothing but take our money and give me a questionnaire to be honest with you. She was rude when interacting with both me, my husband, my guests as well as mine and my husbands parents. I had no clue what refrigerator the flowers were put in and when the photographer came that took time for the bridesmaids to find the flowers and inevitably took time away from our pictures, which we had to make up for time lost after the ceremony and then time lost at the reception.
Speaking of bridesmaids..I couldn't understand why they were missing so much throughout the day. Come to find out..there was a gallon of oil and vinegar dressing that was spilled on my cake in the kitchen and it soaked through the entire bottom layer of the cake. How did we find out you are wondering? No...there was no emergency phone call..they just left it. LUCKILY...my wedding cake baker was there to place the final chocolate starfish on and found it and made me an emergency redo of the cake. Really Sirata? You didn't think we'd notice the taste or the odor of this dressing? The funny part about it if you'd like to call it funny was some waitress said this wasn't the first time that had happened.
Next... you'd think a place that was so affluent with hosting weddings would give the bride a room that would have a mirror that was in place...My father moved the door of the closet and the mirror fell out and shattered everywhere on my dress. Mine and my husbands room that they gave us as our complimentary wedding night room faced the busy road and the curtains were all ripped up....The room service was terrible.. The quality of their food was very poor and thus covered by garlic to hide the terrible taste.
When my bridal party came off the beach from taking pictures they were all hungry and started to wonder up to the reception (where there is no bridal suite to wait in to enter the reception..just a hallway..things you'd appreciate knowing before hand being the first wedding I've ever truly been a part of). When they attempted to get food, Kelly, my wedding coordinator, told them they could not eat because we didn't pay for that option. Are you SERIOUS lady?? I'm pretty positive my dad payed for ever morsel in that place so how you have the audacity to tell these people they can't eat is beyond me. The food was ok...the coconut shrimp were cold and not worth $500 for 100 pieces.
These were just some of the memories The Sirata has left me with..I could go on but what's the point? I would NEVER for the money we spent at this place EVER host ANYTHING here again...this place couldn't even handle a baby shower if you tasked them with something like that.
And readers don't get me wrong. I am NOT the type of person to not give credit where credit is due...my officiant..AMAZING, my florist..AMAZING, my photographer..AMAZING...my choice in venue..TERRIBLE. But like I said not everything was lost on the Sirata..at least the weather was good and the ocean was pretty..good job Sirata....oh wait no..that was mother natures doing. I guess sometimes the best things in life really are free. Read less
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Imagine…. Your Wedding Here- Complimentary Traditional Room for the Wedding Night- A Professional and Personal Wedding Manager to help you coordinate all the details of your wedding here at the Sirata- All set up and tear down- White table linen and your choice of our colorful napkins- 12” round glass mirror with 2 crystal candle holders - Dance floor- Complimentary Ballroom Rental- All service staff (bartenders, servers, cake cutting)- Complimentary hors d’oeuvres at cocktail hour included in Bridal Package- Complimentary White Skirting on Cake, Gift, Registration, DJ and Bridal Table - Complimentary Tasting for weddings over 75 people (up to two entrees). Discounted for parties under 75- No Resort Fee- Discounted Group Rooms for 10 rooms or more- Breathtaking Beachfront, Courtyard and Balcony areas available for photographs
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