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The Grand Plaza Resort

St. Pete Beach , FL

LOCATION

5250 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL US 33706 (map)

PHONE

727-360-1811

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

With love in the air, The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort offers a variety of settings for your very own storybook wedding. With the assistance of our on-site wedding coordinators every... Read more
With love in the air, The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort offers a variety of settings for your very own storybook wedding. With the assistance of our on-site wedding coordinators every detail of your dream beach wedding will be brought to life, creating an amazing experience for you and each of your guests. Whether barefoot in khakis or in the finest of formal wear, guests love the opportunity to participate in nuptials as the sun seemingly sizzles away, afterwards adjourning into one of several beautiful ballrooms.

The Imperial Ballroom, located only a few steps from the powdery white sands of St. Pete Beach, allows seating for up to 200 guests. Large arched French doors frame the perimeter; opening to an outdoor marble patio that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, this ballroom allows the beach atmosphere to flow into the room effortlessly. Perfect in setting the ambiance for a magical beach event!

The Presidential Ballroom sits on the 10th floor and Penthouse level of the resort. With floor to ceiling windows this ballroom offers the most amazing views of St. Pete Beach, capturing every color of the sun as it sets into the Gulf of Mexico. Seating up to 118 guests, draped in white curtains and furnished with enchanted chandeliers this ballroom creates a look of a fairy tale dream come true.

With the Destination Wedding becoming ever so popular our wedding packages offer couples the choice of mini ballrooms which seat up to 40 guests. Your choice of casual and tropical to small and elegant we are sure to have something for everyone. With many years of experience in hosting guests from near and far, the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort is making quite the SPLASH! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1980
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
156
Number of suites
8
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Dru
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I am just returning from my destination wedding at the Grand Plaza, and all I keep thinking about is how absolutely perfect my wedding was. From the ceremony on the beach under the palm trees, to the reception with sunset views, this is a really great place. I was lucky enough to have Tatyana as my wedding coordinator, and her expertise and calm demeanor were priceless. Tatyana was delightful to work with, as was the rest of the staff, and I never worried that things would run smoothly...she is a true gem. All of our guests were from out of town, all stayed at the hotel, and everyone had a fabulous time. My sincere thanks to Tatyana and the rest of the Grand Plaza staff! Highly recommend!!
I am just returning from my destination wedding at the Grand Plaza, and all I keep thinking about is how absolutely Read more...
I am just returning from my destination wedding at the Grand Plaza, and all I keep thinking about is how absolutely perfect my wedding was. From the ceremony on the beach under the palm trees, to the reception with sunset views, this is a really great place. I was lucky enough to have Tatyana as my wedding coordinator, and her expertise and calm demeanor were priceless. Tatyana was delightful to work with, as was the rest of the staff, and I never worried that things would run smoothly...she is a true gem. All of our guests were from out of town, all stayed at the hotel, and everyone had a fabulous time. My sincere thanks to Tatyana and the rest of the Grand Plaza staff! Highly recommend!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely amazing! Katie was our wedding coordinator and she did the best job with everything from our guests to our ceremony to our reception. She was so easy to work with and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. I would highly recommend Katie and the Grand Plaza for a beach wedding!
Our wedding was absolutely amazing! Katie was our wedding coordinator and she did the best job with everything from our Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely amazing! Katie was our wedding coordinator and she did the best job with everything from our guests to our ceremony to our reception. She was so easy to work with and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. I would highly recommend Katie and the Grand Plaza for a beach wedding! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza was the perfect place! The staff is all very professional and our wedding coordinator Gloria Zak was amazing! We had the most perfect wedding!
The Grand Plaza was the perfect place! The staff is all very professional and our wedding coordinator Gloria Zak was Read more...
The Grand Plaza was the perfect place! The staff is all very professional and our wedding coordinator Gloria Zak was amazing! We had the most perfect wedding! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Grand Plaza and if we could go back and do it all over again there would not be one thing that we would change! We live in Ontario and had never been to the Grand Plaza prior to our wedding day. We booked everything solely on reviews.

I need to talk about a Security Guard at the Grand Plaza named Terry for a moment. During pictures he locked up all of our belongings since we didn’t have anywhere to put them . After pictures Terry also got us a pitcher of water and glasses since it was so hot out. One of my bridesmaids was pregnant and another had a very bad sunburn on her feet and Terry was so kind as to get them both bags of ice to put on their feet while we were waiting. We can’t thank Terry enough for all of his help!!

We got married on the North beach. Everything about it was perfect. We were the only wedding that day which was nice because we could stay on the beach for pictures as long as we wanted.

We had our reception in the Presidential Suite which is quite possibly the nicest venue to ever have a reception in! We had 45 people total which you could still have a lot more people in there if you wanted to. We chose the Grand Plated package which was just perfect for our group. We picked three entrees (Mahi Mahi, Chicken Picatta and Prime Rib.) Everyone raved about how good the food was.

There was also one bartender who quite a few of the guests really liked. Her name was Barbra. She was so kind and helpful to everyone! She even gave me pins when my dress got ripped.

Our coordinator Amy did a fantastic job the day of the wedding keeping everything happening when it should. She was very helpful in keeping us hydrated and giving us a place to take a break before the ceremony. I know she did a ton of things behind the scenes that I didn’t see too.

All in all the staff at the Grand Plaza are just amazing.
My husband and I got married at the Grand Plaza and if we could go back and do it all over again there would not be one Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Grand Plaza and if we could go back and do it all over again there would not be one thing that we would change! We live in Ontario and had never been to the Grand Plaza prior to our wedding day. We booked everything solely on reviews.

I need to talk about a Security Guard at the Grand Plaza named Terry for a moment. During pictures he locked up all of our belongings since we didn’t have anywhere to put them . After pictures Terry also got us a pitcher of water and glasses since it was so hot out. One of my bridesmaids was pregnant and another had a very bad sunburn on her feet and Terry was so kind as to get them both bags of ice to put on their feet while we were waiting. We can’t thank Terry enough for all of his help!!

We got married on the North beach. Everything about it was perfect. We were the only wedding that day which was nice because we could stay on the beach for pictures as long as we wanted.

We had our reception in the Presidential Suite which is quite possibly the nicest venue to ever have a reception in! We had 45 people total which you could still have a lot more people in there if you wanted to. We chose the Grand Plated package which was just perfect for our group. We picked three entrees (Mahi Mahi, Chicken Picatta and Prime Rib.) Everyone raved about how good the food was.

There was also one bartender who quite a few of the guests really liked. Her name was Barbra. She was so kind and helpful to everyone! She even gave me pins when my dress got ripped.

Our coordinator Amy did a fantastic job the day of the wedding keeping everything happening when it should. She was very helpful in keeping us hydrated and giving us a place to take a break before the ceremony. I know she did a ton of things behind the scenes that I didn’t see too.

All in all the staff at the Grand Plaza are just amazing. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Grand Plaza on May 1st and I highly recommend it! It was beautiful and everything went so smooth! I was a stress free bride! Ask for Katie as your coordinator because she is absolutely amazing!!! I am from NY and we had a destination wedding...people said it would be hard to plan but with Katie's help it was so easy! The staff was nice, the glamour room is a must, the Presidential ballroom was gorgeous. My family and friends had a blast and can't wait to go back! If you are planning a wedding on St. Pete Beach....you must go to the Grand Plaza!
We got married at the Grand Plaza on May 1st and I highly recommend it! It was beautiful and everything went so smooth! I Read more...
We got married at the Grand Plaza on May 1st and I highly recommend it! It was beautiful and everything went so smooth! I was a stress free bride! Ask for Katie as your coordinator because she is absolutely amazing!!! I am from NY and we had a destination wedding...people said it would be hard to plan but with Katie's help it was so easy! The staff was nice, the glamour room is a must, the Presidential ballroom was gorgeous. My family and friends had a blast and can't wait to go back! If you are planning a wedding on St. Pete Beach....you must go to the Grand Plaza! Read less
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Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything within their control was absolutely perfect! Katie was my coordinator and she is AMAZING!! My ceremony was absolutely gorgeous and they were great about helping me get all of my DIY stuff in place and set up:) I received numerous compliments on the food from the buffet and the service was great. The overall vibe of this hotel was perfect for my 'fancy' beach wedding!
Everything within their control was absolutely perfect! Katie was my coordinator and she is AMAZING!! My ceremony was Read more...
Everything within their control was absolutely perfect! Katie was my coordinator and she is AMAZING!! My ceremony was absolutely gorgeous and they were great about helping me get all of my DIY stuff in place and set up:) I received numerous compliments on the food from the buffet and the service was great. The overall vibe of this hotel was perfect for my 'fancy' beach wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The dream place anybody could ever want their wedding... Magnificent View omg... Lovely highly recommended!!!!!!!
The dream place anybody could ever want their wedding... Magnificent View omg... Lovely highly recommended!!!!!!!
The dream place anybody could ever want their wedding... Magnificent View omg... Lovely highly recommended!!!!!!! Read less
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Lovee
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Omg let me start with these girls are very helpful each and every one of them! I work with Katie personal and she was awesome ! she did exactly everything I had ask for and even thrown in a couple extras for me here and there like extra chairs outside for the ceremony. Due to the fact I did have a problem with one of my florist and they had helped me out alot with that. The grand plaza is a beautiful place and I wouldnt had wanted it any other way!
Omg let me start with these girls are very helpful each and every one of them! I work with Katie personal and she was Read more...
Omg let me start with these girls are very helpful each and every one of them! I work with Katie personal and she was awesome ! she did exactly everything I had ask for and even thrown in a couple extras for me here and there like extra chairs outside for the ceremony. Due to the fact I did have a problem with one of my florist and they had helped me out alot with that. The grand plaza is a beautiful place and I wouldnt had wanted it any other way! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Gloria is AMAZING!! She went over and beyond with every small detail involved for our wedding day helping the planning that much more easier. The venue itself is great! We chose the north side of the beach for the ceremony and even though it was during spring break, the staff there made sure that everyone was respectful during our ceremony and kept people away! It was very quiet and no one was disrespectful during the ceremony :) We had our reception in the presidential ballroom with the phenomenal view! The staff set up the room beautifully with all of my DIY creations just how I wanted it set up and the staff members during the buffet and throughout the night were very nice! We also got the suite room to stay in for that night and it had an awesome view from the 9th floor! This is a great place to get married for you and your groom!!
Gloria is AMAZING!! She went over and beyond with every small detail involved for our wedding day helping the planning Read more...
Gloria is AMAZING!! She went over and beyond with every small detail involved for our wedding day helping the planning that much more easier. The venue itself is great! We chose the north side of the beach for the ceremony and even though it was during spring break, the staff there made sure that everyone was respectful during our ceremony and kept people away! It was very quiet and no one was disrespectful during the ceremony :) We had our reception in the presidential ballroom with the phenomenal view! The staff set up the room beautifully with all of my DIY creations just how I wanted it set up and the staff members during the buffet and throughout the night were very nice! We also got the suite room to stay in for that night and it had an awesome view from the 9th floor! This is a great place to get married for you and your groom!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The wedding packages they have are amazing. No other hotel in the area offers as many perks as the Grand Plaza. On top of that, they have the Glam Room, which is every girl's dream. It's a beautiful room done in all silver with plush couches, full length mirrors, changing area, and just a wonderful place to get ready before your big day. My girlfriends and I had a blast in there. The Grand Plaza also has the most beautiful ceremony areas of any hotel on the beach! They have an aisle made of palm trees and beautiful plants and foliage all around creating a very scenic backdrop for your ceremony pics!
The staff was amazing and flexible. The night of our rehearsal dinner it was a bit chilly and I asked the staff if we could move our dinner in from off the beach to inside and they complied without hesitation! Sladjana was our server that evening and took great care of us!!
When our big day came I can honestly say it was the best day of my life! Everything went better than I could've ever imagined. The staff was there to constantly make sure everything was on track and flowing smoothly. We were constantly checked on as we were getting ready by my wedding coordinator Tatyana Adams and banquet manager Boryana. I truly felt pampered all day long. There was a wedding before mine that day and Tatyana and Boryana helped facilitate getting the Glam room turned over quickly so me and my girls could get in as soon as possible. The General Manager of the hotel, Indra, even stopped in a few times to make sure everything was going smoothly and that we didn’t need anything. During the reception I was greeted by Suzanne and Gary, who took exceptional care of me and my party throughout the evening. Suzanne even made sure I ate and made me a nice to go box of food to take with me because I hadn’t eaten that much!!! All in all I can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff of the Grand Plaza and how magical my day was!!!
The wedding packages they have are amazing. No other hotel in the area offers as many perks as the Grand Plaza. On top of Read more...
The wedding packages they have are amazing. No other hotel in the area offers as many perks as the Grand Plaza. On top of that, they have the Glam Room, which is every girl's dream. It's a beautiful room done in all silver with plush couches, full length mirrors, changing area, and just a wonderful place to get ready before your big day. My girlfriends and I had a blast in there. The Grand Plaza also has the most beautiful ceremony areas of any hotel on the beach! They have an aisle made of palm trees and beautiful plants and foliage all around creating a very scenic backdrop for your ceremony pics!
The staff was amazing and flexible. The night of our rehearsal dinner it was a bit chilly and I asked the staff if we could move our dinner in from off the beach to inside and they complied without hesitation! Sladjana was our server that evening and took great care of us!!
When our big day came I can honestly say it was the best day of my life! Everything went better than I could've ever imagined. The staff was there to constantly make sure everything was on track and flowing smoothly. We were constantly checked on as we were getting ready by my wedding coordinator Tatyana Adams and banquet manager Boryana. I truly felt pampered all day long. There was a wedding before mine that day and Tatyana and Boryana helped facilitate getting the Glam room turned over quickly so me and my girls could get in as soon as possible. The General Manager of the hotel, Indra, even stopped in a few times to make sure everything was going smoothly and that we didn’t need anything. During the reception I was greeted by Suzanne and Gary, who took exceptional care of me and my party throughout the evening. Suzanne even made sure I ate and made me a nice to go box of food to take with me because I hadn’t eaten that much!!! All in all I can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff of the Grand Plaza and how magical my day was!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Friendliest, most helpful staff at any Resort on St. Pete Beach. The venue is beautiful. Our wedding coordinator, Katie Shepherd, made everything so easy for us. Even if you think you're the type of bride who won't stress out on your big day, you are, and it makes a world of difference to have a venue with a lot of experience keeping things under control. PS rent the glam room to get ready for your wedding! My girls and I had a blast in there.
Friendliest, most helpful staff at any Resort on St. Pete Beach. The venue is beautiful. Our wedding coordinator, Katie Read more...
Friendliest, most helpful staff at any Resort on St. Pete Beach. The venue is beautiful. Our wedding coordinator, Katie Shepherd, made everything so easy for us. Even if you think you're the type of bride who won't stress out on your big day, you are, and it makes a world of difference to have a venue with a lot of experience keeping things under control. PS rent the glam room to get ready for your wedding! My girls and I had a blast in there. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
The service was great! All of the staff bent over backwards to make our day perfect & it was absolutely perfect!! My wedding dress was almost late getting to me on the day of our wedding & our wedding planner Gloria did everything she could to make everything go great!
The service was great! All of the staff bent over backwards to make our day perfect & it was absolutely perfect!! My Read more...
The service was great! All of the staff bent over backwards to make our day perfect & it was absolutely perfect!! My wedding dress was almost late getting to me on the day of our wedding & our wedding planner Gloria did everything she could to make everything go great! Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Gloria was our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely
amazing! I don't know how we could have planned everything without her.
I was worried about locating vendors in St. Pete as we live in Fl but Gloria
happily provided me with lists and contacts of everything! My family and friends
also raved about how organized and caring she was, she really made us feel special an not
just "another couple". I can honestly say planning every detail about my wedding was
a breeze and we could not have been happier with how everything turned out!
Thank you Gloria and The Grand Plaza!
Gloria was our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely
amazing! I don't know how we could have planned everything Read more...
Gloria was our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely
amazing! I don't know how we could have planned everything without her.
I was worried about locating vendors in St. Pete as we live in Fl but Gloria
happily provided me with lists and contacts of everything! My family and friends
also raved about how organized and caring she was, she really made us feel special an not
just "another couple". I can honestly say planning every detail about my wedding was
a breeze and we could not have been happier with how everything turned out!
Thank you Gloria and The Grand Plaza! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie Shepherd walked me through planning of my wedding from the beginning to the end. She made sure everything went smoothly with my ceremony. She always responded quickly with all my questions and requests. I couldn't ask for anyone to be more helpful. I totally recommend to any bride who is planning a wedding.
Katie Shepherd walked me through planning of my wedding from the beginning to the end. She made sure everything went Read more...
Katie Shepherd walked me through planning of my wedding from the beginning to the end. She made sure everything went smoothly with my ceremony. She always responded quickly with all my questions and requests. I couldn't ask for anyone to be more helpful. I totally recommend to any bride who is planning a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My now husband is not the type to just make a decision quickly. He likes to think about his options... He's not a compulsive shopper.. However, when we saw the presidential ballroom on the penthouse level... he couldn't help but say this is where we should get married. This venue made everything prior to the day and everything on the day flow with such ease. You can tell they do this often and this is one of the many reasons we chose them.

My guests were blown away by the view and we got so many compliments on the venue we chose and the professionalism of the staff.

We worked with Jen and she is very easy to get a hold of. I prefer email, and she is very quick to respond to even the smallest question. I would absolutely work with her again!

We chose to go with a buffet, and the food was great! There was so much included in our package that I didn't have to worry about a thing except getting down the aisle and saying my vows.

I loved everything about this place! The atmosphere of a laid back beach hotel is unbeatable. I literally have not one single complaint!!
My now husband is not the type to just make a decision quickly. He likes to think about his options... He's not a Read more...
My now husband is not the type to just make a decision quickly. He likes to think about his options... He's not a compulsive shopper.. However, when we saw the presidential ballroom on the penthouse level... he couldn't help but say this is where we should get married. This venue made everything prior to the day and everything on the day flow with such ease. You can tell they do this often and this is one of the many reasons we chose them.

My guests were blown away by the view and we got so many compliments on the venue we chose and the professionalism of the staff.

We worked with Jen and she is very easy to get a hold of. I prefer email, and she is very quick to respond to even the smallest question. I would absolutely work with her again!

We chose to go with a buffet, and the food was great! There was so much included in our package that I didn't have to worry about a thing except getting down the aisle and saying my vows.

I loved everything about this place! The atmosphere of a laid back beach hotel is unbeatable. I literally have not one single complaint!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!! I had my wedding and reception at the Grand Plaza, and I couldn't be more pleased. From the first day of planning to the last, I was 100% satisfied. They are very attentive, professional, and courteous. The ceremony was on the beach, and the reception was in the Presidential Ballroom-which is GORGEOUS! Our rehearsal dinner was at Bongo's Beach Bar, and they provided a wonderful dinner buffet spread. There isn't a thing I would change about my time at the Grand Plaza. WONDERFUL!
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!! I had my wedding and reception at the Grand Plaza, and I couldn't be more pleased. From the Read more...
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!! I had my wedding and reception at the Grand Plaza, and I couldn't be more pleased. From the first day of planning to the last, I was 100% satisfied. They are very attentive, professional, and courteous. The ceremony was on the beach, and the reception was in the Presidential Ballroom-which is GORGEOUS! Our rehearsal dinner was at Bongo's Beach Bar, and they provided a wonderful dinner buffet spread. There isn't a thing I would change about my time at the Grand Plaza. WONDERFUL! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Cherish Coddington was the coordinator we worked with and she was amazing. She even put a tv in our ballroom so we could watch the fsu game!
Cherish Coddington was the coordinator we worked with and she was amazing. She even put a tv in our ballroom so we could Read more...
Cherish Coddington was the coordinator we worked with and she was amazing. She even put a tv in our ballroom so we could watch the fsu game! Read less
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Krystine and Carrie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Www.grandplazaflorida.com is the web site. We contacted this venue a couple months before our wedding they did an amazing kid with the set up of our wedding reception and catering! The manager Katie is so friendly, prompt at answering questions, and very professional! We loved out special day and lived our wedding reception! This is the one stop place for everything beautiful ballrooms or smaller intimate rooms with amazing views! Katie and to the other staff at the grand plaza thank I so much for EVERYTHING!
Www.grandplazaflorida.com is the web site. We contacted this venue a couple months before our wedding they did an amazing Read more...
Www.grandplazaflorida.com is the web site. We contacted this venue a couple months before our wedding they did an amazing kid with the set up of our wedding reception and catering! The manager Katie is so friendly, prompt at answering questions, and very professional! We loved out special day and lived our wedding reception! This is the one stop place for everything beautiful ballrooms or smaller intimate rooms with amazing views! Katie and to the other staff at the grand plaza thank I so much for EVERYTHING! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say about the Grand Plaza that isn't positive? Nothing! We had been working with Gloria Zak for just over a year before our wedding date. She answered every question I had within a timely manner and helped me with everything I needed leading up to my wedding. Gloria is AWESOME!

The food at Grand Plaza is definitely the best around and my husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the HUGE portion sizes they served at the plated dinner. We did a food tasting about 9 months before the wedding and everything we tried was so good! You will not be disappointed by the food at all.

The price was the best around, we had researched Gulf Coast vs. East Coast and found this to be the absolute best. There are ALOT of special events held at this hotel, so why not go with someone that can run an event with their eyes closed?! I still cannot believe the value we got for the amount we spent.

I also recommend the rehearsal dinner at Bongos, it was a great way to hang out with family and friends that had traveled great distances to share our day.

All in all, I wouldn't think twice about holding ANY event at the Grand Plaza. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.
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What can I say about the Grand Plaza that isn't positive? Nothing! We had been working with Gloria Zak for just over a year before our wedding date. She answered every question I had within a timely manner and helped me with everything I needed leading up to my wedding. Gloria is AWESOME!

The food at Grand Plaza is definitely the best around and my husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the HUGE portion sizes they served at the plated dinner. We did a food tasting about 9 months before the wedding and everything we tried was so good! You will not be disappointed by the food at all.

The price was the best around, we had researched Gulf Coast vs. East Coast and found this to be the absolute best. There are ALOT of special events held at this hotel, so why not go with someone that can run an event with their eyes closed?! I still cannot believe the value we got for the amount we spent.

I also recommend the rehearsal dinner at Bongos, it was a great way to hang out with family and friends that had traveled great distances to share our day.

All in all, I wouldn't think twice about holding ANY event at the Grand Plaza. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. Read less
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Jodi
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Words can not express how perfect my wedding was, and this of course is majorly due to having it at the Grand Plaza. It appears from the other reviews on here that you can not go wrong with any catering staff as your coordinator, but if you have the luck of the draw and get paired with KATIE SHEPHERD, then you're in good shape! Katie, was a dream to work with--she was so nice and personable it felt like she was a good friend I just hired to coordinate me wedding. She was extremely responsive and got back to me as soon as she could, even in the rare occasions that it was just to say she got my email and would get back to me as soon as she would be able to.

I always felt like I was in good hands and had someone I knew I could rely to advocate for the best possible wedding ever. She was great with troubleshooting and even helped me try to save money, something you wouldn't expect from even the nicest of wedding vendors.

Katie knew what she was doing, and she did it all very well! Most importantly, I would say, is that she was responsive and flexible, which are the two things I would say you absolutely need to have in a wedding vendor. Unfortunately, I know because this was an issue with another vendor.

Everyone had a GREAT time at me wedding for numerous reasons, and I just can't thank Katie, Gloria, and the ENTIRE Grand Plaza staff enough for that. The desk clerks, the waiters and waitresses, the bellmen, the maids, oh and Kim the waitress at Bongo's who served us quite a few times while we were staying at the Grand Plaza.

While the Grand Plaza's rooms aren't the most modern or cleanest, that shouldn't stop anyone from booking their wedding here. Advice for any brides/grooms booking here: Get one of their suites (not penthouses) to get ready in. Plenty of room.

Anyway, the last thing I will say is, I will hopefully only have one wedding, and I wouldn't change a thing about it!!
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Words can not express how perfect my wedding was, and this of course is majorly due to having it at the Grand Plaza. It appears from the other reviews on here that you can not go wrong with any catering staff as your coordinator, but if you have the luck of the draw and get paired with KATIE SHEPHERD, then you're in good shape! Katie, was a dream to work with--she was so nice and personable it felt like she was a good friend I just hired to coordinate me wedding. She was extremely responsive and got back to me as soon as she could, even in the rare occasions that it was just to say she got my email and would get back to me as soon as she would be able to.

I always felt like I was in good hands and had someone I knew I could rely to advocate for the best possible wedding ever. She was great with troubleshooting and even helped me try to save money, something you wouldn't expect from even the nicest of wedding vendors.

Katie knew what she was doing, and she did it all very well! Most importantly, I would say, is that she was responsive and flexible, which are the two things I would say you absolutely need to have in a wedding vendor. Unfortunately, I know because this was an issue with another vendor.

Everyone had a GREAT time at me wedding for numerous reasons, and I just can't thank Katie, Gloria, and the ENTIRE Grand Plaza staff enough for that. The desk clerks, the waiters and waitresses, the bellmen, the maids, oh and Kim the waitress at Bongo's who served us quite a few times while we were staying at the Grand Plaza.

While the Grand Plaza's rooms aren't the most modern or cleanest, that shouldn't stop anyone from booking their wedding here. Advice for any brides/grooms booking here: Get one of their suites (not penthouses) to get ready in. Plenty of room.

Anyway, the last thing I will say is, I will hopefully only have one wedding, and I wouldn't change a thing about it!! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
8/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza is the place to go for a wedding on the beach. Fantastic service that goes above and beyond what i was expecting. Cherish Coddington provides the best service a bride could want. Right from the beginning she made sure my day was my day. She is a truly meant to be a wedding planner - she knows her stuff inside and out - what goes good with what, etc. i travelled from canada for my wedding and not once did it cross my mind that i only spoke to Cherish through email and phone calls. I felt like i knew her forever and could hop in my car and drive down the street to meet with her. She was on top of everything. My husband calls the grand plaza the wedding swat team. They moved everyone into position when needed, moved me into place when needed, music was queued perfectly.

I left items with Cherish before the ceremony and she made sure everything was put in place - from the sand ceremony, fans for guests, and my beach wedding sign.

The service at the reception does not even fit on a scale..... It was out of this world. Food was fantastic. I cant remember the name of the catering manager who was there that night but she was excellent. When the meal was served two waiters took my husband and i up to the buffet table and took up our meals for us and brought it back to the table for us. Amazing!!! If you have not gotten married yet you would not appreciate this - but it is quite hard to move around a buffet table in a wedding dress.... Having someone to help you is fantastic!

And barb... There is no way i could write this and not mention barb - the bar tender. Barb was unbelievable! She knew what 37 people where drinking that night and when they approached the bar she asked if they wanted the coos light again. Amazing! Barb also made drinks that ended up being called the groom and the bride. The whole night people where going around with the groom and the bride drinks. We all loved it!

Amazing is all i can say!!!
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The Grand Plaza is the place to go for a wedding on the beach. Fantastic service that goes above and beyond what i was expecting. Cherish Coddington provides the best service a bride could want. Right from the beginning she made sure my day was my day. She is a truly meant to be a wedding planner - she knows her stuff inside and out - what goes good with what, etc. i travelled from canada for my wedding and not once did it cross my mind that i only spoke to Cherish through email and phone calls. I felt like i knew her forever and could hop in my car and drive down the street to meet with her. She was on top of everything. My husband calls the grand plaza the wedding swat team. They moved everyone into position when needed, moved me into place when needed, music was queued perfectly.

I left items with Cherish before the ceremony and she made sure everything was put in place - from the sand ceremony, fans for guests, and my beach wedding sign.

The service at the reception does not even fit on a scale..... It was out of this world. Food was fantastic. I cant remember the name of the catering manager who was there that night but she was excellent. When the meal was served two waiters took my husband and i up to the buffet table and took up our meals for us and brought it back to the table for us. Amazing!!! If you have not gotten married yet you would not appreciate this - but it is quite hard to move around a buffet table in a wedding dress.... Having someone to help you is fantastic!

And barb... There is no way i could write this and not mention barb - the bar tender. Barb was unbelievable! She knew what 37 people where drinking that night and when they approached the bar she asked if they wanted the coos light again. Amazing! Barb also made drinks that ended up being called the groom and the bride. The whole night people where going around with the groom and the bride drinks. We all loved it!

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Daniella
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a great place to get married. We had our reception in the Presidential ballroom and it was beautiful. Little decorating was needed as the room was beautiful by itself. The staff was great and service was wonderful. Katie Shepard did such a great job working with us. She was constantly in contact and did everything to make sure our day was just how we wanted it. AND, best view in St Pete Beach, hands down
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This is a great place to get married. We had our reception in the Presidential ballroom and it was beautiful. Little decorating was needed as the room was beautiful by itself. The staff was great and service was wonderful. Katie Shepard did such a great job working with us. She was constantly in contact and did everything to make sure our day was just how we wanted it. AND, best view in St Pete Beach, hands down Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had my destination wedding here in June 2013 and it was amazing. It was a hot and sunny day but all of our guests only noticed how beautiful everything was. Our wedding was on a Thursday so the prices were really great. The staff here (especially Jen) went above and beyond to really cater to the bride and groom. There was not one time that I felt stressed about anything at the Grand Plaza for our wedding. They really know how to make the day/evening run smooth. We had our wedding on the beach and then the reception in the downstairs imperial ballroom. It was a perfect place for guests to have the nice air conditioned room just steps away from the beach. We chose all of our vendors from their preferred vendor list and I think that helped make the day go smooth too. No one was coming up and asking us questions about what to do, they all knew exactly how to work with each other without interrupting us or our guests. Beautiful wedding and everything we could've wanted for a beach destination wedding on a small budget.
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I had my destination wedding here in June 2013 and it was amazing. It was a hot and sunny day but all of our guests only noticed how beautiful everything was. Our wedding was on a Thursday so the prices were really great. The staff here (especially Jen) went above and beyond to really cater to the bride and groom. There was not one time that I felt stressed about anything at the Grand Plaza for our wedding. They really know how to make the day/evening run smooth. We had our wedding on the beach and then the reception in the downstairs imperial ballroom. It was a perfect place for guests to have the nice air conditioned room just steps away from the beach. We chose all of our vendors from their preferred vendor list and I think that helped make the day go smooth too. No one was coming up and asking us questions about what to do, they all knew exactly how to work with each other without interrupting us or our guests. Beautiful wedding and everything we could've wanted for a beach destination wedding on a small budget. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Who needs to hire an outside wedding planner when you have Katie Shepard at the Grand Plaza? We couldn't have asked for more from our professional, organized, creative, bubbly, and all around adorable wedding planner at the Grand Plaza. Katie was always prompt to respond to my mother and I's many, many e-mails.
Also, weddings are expensive. Throughout the wedding planner process, I spoke with a couple of vendors who made me feel uncomfortable when it was time to stick to our budget. Not Katie. She went above and beyond to help us get the most for our money.
The day of the wedding we dropped off a bag of our very limited decor in the Imperial Ballroom where our reception would be held. With the random things we left I wasn't expecting much. The end result was simply amazing, Katie transformed the room.
I don't want to leave out the rest of the staff, from those working the front desk, to the servers and bartenders, everyone was very friendly and seemed to just be looking for ways to help. There are many things that could go wrong on your wedding day, but if you get married at The Grand Plaza, chances are you will never even know something did, because they will fix it first. Which left us only with the memories of our "perfect" day. Thank You Katie!!!
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Who needs to hire an outside wedding planner when you have Katie Shepard at the Grand Plaza? We couldn't have asked for more from our professional, organized, creative, bubbly, and all around adorable wedding planner at the Grand Plaza. Katie was always prompt to respond to my mother and I's many, many e-mails.
Also, weddings are expensive. Throughout the wedding planner process, I spoke with a couple of vendors who made me feel uncomfortable when it was time to stick to our budget. Not Katie. She went above and beyond to help us get the most for our money.
The day of the wedding we dropped off a bag of our very limited decor in the Imperial Ballroom where our reception would be held. With the random things we left I wasn't expecting much. The end result was simply amazing, Katie transformed the room.
I don't want to leave out the rest of the staff, from those working the front desk, to the servers and bartenders, everyone was very friendly and seemed to just be looking for ways to help. There are many things that could go wrong on your wedding day, but if you get married at The Grand Plaza, chances are you will never even know something did, because they will fix it first. Which left us only with the memories of our "perfect" day. Thank You Katie!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
When we meet Cherish Coddington at the Grand Plaza over a year ago to plan our wedding on 6/20/13, we did not know how lucky we were. Cherish made sure that our wedding was all that we wanted and more. No detail was spared. She went out of her way again and again to make sure things moved swiftly and smoothly all while keeping us calm and happy. In the planning phase there were no strong arm tactics to make us buy things that we didn't want or need. Cherish really knows weddings. We received so many compliments from guest about how beautiful the beach wedding and reception site (Presidential Ballroom) were. We can not express how grateful we are for Cherish and the Grand Plaza.
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When we meet Cherish Coddington at the Grand Plaza over a year ago to plan our wedding on 6/20/13, we did not know how lucky we were. Cherish made sure that our wedding was all that we wanted and more. No detail was spared. She went out of her way again and again to make sure things moved swiftly and smoothly all while keeping us calm and happy. In the planning phase there were no strong arm tactics to make us buy things that we didn't want or need. Cherish really knows weddings. We received so many compliments from guest about how beautiful the beach wedding and reception site (Presidential Ballroom) were. We can not express how grateful we are for Cherish and the Grand Plaza. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have chosen a more beautiful location. We originally thought the Grand Plaza was out of our budget, however after talking to Katie at a bridal show, we realized a weekday wedding would work for us and our budget. It went so beautifully. We had gorgeous (if a bit hot lol) weather and the view from the Presidential Ballroom was perfect. The room is so beautiful we didn't need to add much. The staff are so competent and friendly. Everyone from the managers to the wait staff were very sweet and accommodating. They really made things run smooth and come together. Katie Shepard was our coordinator. Thank you, Katie!!
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We couldn't have chosen a more beautiful location. We originally thought the Grand Plaza was out of our budget, however after talking to Katie at a bridal show, we realized a weekday wedding would work for us and our budget. It went so beautifully. We had gorgeous (if a bit hot lol) weather and the view from the Presidential Ballroom was perfect. The room is so beautiful we didn't need to add much. The staff are so competent and friendly. Everyone from the managers to the wait staff were very sweet and accommodating. They really made things run smooth and come together. Katie Shepard was our coordinator. Thank you, Katie!! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
They made our wedding day absolutely perfect! I highly recommend Katie Shepard!
They made our wedding day absolutely perfect! I highly recommend Katie Shepard!
They made our wedding day absolutely perfect! I highly recommend Katie Shepard! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza was an amazing venue for our wedding! From the first visit to the resort to look at the facilities we immediately knew that this was where we wanted to have our wedding. The beach venue is beautiful and the staff works to make sure there are no distractions during the ceremony from quieting the bar that is close by, to keeping beach traffic away. The Presidential Ballroom, where the reception and dance were help is stunning. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beach the room is amazing!! The catering staff and Robert, the bartender, were wonderful! The food was delicious and plentiful. But, the most amazing part of the resort is Jen, or event coordinator. Jen was amazing from answering all of questions during planning to organizing and running the rehearsal the day before. She is so professional but fun! She obviously loves her job and it shows in every aspect of her work. I had so many people comment how calm I was on our wedding day, and that was because of Jen. I KNEW that she was taking care of every detail for the ceremony and reception and all I had to do was relax and enjoy the moment. Jen is amazing!!!!
The Grand Plaza was an amazing venue for our wedding! From the first visit to the resort to look at the facilities we Read more...
The Grand Plaza was an amazing venue for our wedding! From the first visit to the resort to look at the facilities we immediately knew that this was where we wanted to have our wedding. The beach venue is beautiful and the staff works to make sure there are no distractions during the ceremony from quieting the bar that is close by, to keeping beach traffic away. The Presidential Ballroom, where the reception and dance were help is stunning. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beach the room is amazing!! The catering staff and Robert, the bartender, were wonderful! The food was delicious and plentiful. But, the most amazing part of the resort is Jen, or event coordinator. Jen was amazing from answering all of questions during planning to organizing and running the rehearsal the day before. She is so professional but fun! She obviously loves her job and it shows in every aspect of her work. I had so many people comment how calm I was on our wedding day, and that was because of Jen. I KNEW that she was taking care of every detail for the ceremony and reception and all I had to do was relax and enjoy the moment. Jen is amazing!!!! Read less
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Caitlyn
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I am a bride that was living in Texas while trying to plan my wedding in Florida. This hotel provided the best service for a bride that was far away! Everything was taken care of via email and payments were easy! The price is the best for the quality! I even paid for the glamour room to get ready in and it was top notch. They worked well with my DJ, florist and cake delivery and I couldn't have asked for a better venue to have my wedding at. We had an indoor wedding in the crystal room and beat the Florida heat! Definitely will recommend to all my brides-to-be!
I am a bride that was living in Texas while trying to plan my wedding in Florida. This hotel provided the best service for Read more...
I am a bride that was living in Texas while trying to plan my wedding in Florida. This hotel provided the best service for a bride that was far away! Everything was taken care of via email and payments were easy! The price is the best for the quality! I even paid for the glamour room to get ready in and it was top notch. They worked well with my DJ, florist and cake delivery and I couldn't have asked for a better venue to have my wedding at. We had an indoor wedding in the crystal room and beat the Florida heat! Definitely will recommend to all my brides-to-be! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything went perfect on my special day. Katie was amazing in coordinating everything and allowing everything to turn out smoothly. Everything was taken care of for me and done right. Highly recommend!
Everything went perfect on my special day. Katie was amazing in coordinating everything and allowing everything to turn Read more...
Everything went perfect on my special day. Katie was amazing in coordinating everything and allowing everything to turn out smoothly. Everything was taken care of for me and done right. Highly recommend! Read less
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Britney
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
All 5 stars!! Cherish our wedding planner was amazing!!! We booked our wedding June 4, 2012 and married May 4, 2013! Throughout that entire time Cherish was prompt at getting back to me and always kept me in the loop! Right before the wedding I had a million questions and revised things a million times and she worked so well with me and kept me calm. When there was 80% chance of rain she calmed me down and said the weather changes all the time and there is always a chance of rain. Knew how to work with me as a nervous bride (the weather and tripping were my nerves) She brought saltine crackers to my suite when I asked for them and was truly interested in my thoughts feelings and life! She asked for a picture of us after we booked and also of our children! The day we looked at The Grand Plaza we looked at several others this by far stood out to us! The private ceremony site- I say private not bc other on lookers can't see you but I say private because they man the walk ways near the wedding and DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE to come down during the wedding, they also keep their beach bar from using blenders or playing music during your wedding! When I had a huge problem with my florist just 30days before the wedding Cherish to the rescue!! Not only did she get my deposit back for me IN FULL!!! She called in a favor at her florist (also was my first choice but wasn't sure I could afford them) they were able to work well with me and my flowers were beautiful!! Most florists wouldn't budge that they were booked but somehow Cherish rescued us!! Ok so the rooms are beautiful with amazing views. The resort was able to check us in for early check in to our suite our wedding morning! Staff is ALWAYS smiling and happy - eager to help! We love this place and go back frequently!! <3 I hope this review helped we just love the grand plaza
All 5 stars!! Cherish our wedding planner was amazing!!! We booked our wedding June 4, 2012 and married May 4, 2013! Read more...
All 5 stars!! Cherish our wedding planner was amazing!!! We booked our wedding June 4, 2012 and married May 4, 2013! Throughout that entire time Cherish was prompt at getting back to me and always kept me in the loop! Right before the wedding I had a million questions and revised things a million times and she worked so well with me and kept me calm. When there was 80% chance of rain she calmed me down and said the weather changes all the time and there is always a chance of rain. Knew how to work with me as a nervous bride (the weather and tripping were my nerves) She brought saltine crackers to my suite when I asked for them and was truly interested in my thoughts feelings and life! She asked for a picture of us after we booked and also of our children! The day we looked at The Grand Plaza we looked at several others this by far stood out to us! The private ceremony site- I say private not bc other on lookers can't see you but I say private because they man the walk ways near the wedding and DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE to come down during the wedding, they also keep their beach bar from using blenders or playing music during your wedding! When I had a huge problem with my florist just 30days before the wedding Cherish to the rescue!! Not only did she get my deposit back for me IN FULL!!! She called in a favor at her florist (also was my first choice but wasn't sure I could afford them) they were able to work well with me and my flowers were beautiful!! Most florists wouldn't budge that they were booked but somehow Cherish rescued us!! Ok so the rooms are beautiful with amazing views. The resort was able to check us in for early check in to our suite our wedding morning! Staff is ALWAYS smiling and happy - eager to help! We love this place and go back frequently!! <3 I hope this review helped we just love the grand plaza Read less
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hilde
Wedding:
4/30/2013
5.0/5.0
This location is amazing!! We live in the Netherlands and had to plan the entire wedding from overseas!! Gloria was our wedding planner and was very quick with her reply in her emails and very helpful.
We got to see the actual venue 2 days before the wedding and the pictures do not do it justice!! It is simple an amazing wedding location. We got married on the beach with the reception in the presidential Suite which has an amazing view over the beach with the sunset!! The hotel does alot of weddings. We got married on a Tuesday so we were the only couple getting married. But i stayed there for a week and saw many couples getting married. What only confirmed the amazing wedding location!! If you are looking for a beach wedding Grand Plaza is the way to go!
This location is amazing!! We live in the Netherlands and had to plan the entire wedding from overseas!! Gloria was our Read more...
This location is amazing!! We live in the Netherlands and had to plan the entire wedding from overseas!! Gloria was our wedding planner and was very quick with her reply in her emails and very helpful.
We got to see the actual venue 2 days before the wedding and the pictures do not do it justice!! It is simple an amazing wedding location. We got married on the beach with the reception in the presidential Suite which has an amazing view over the beach with the sunset!! The hotel does alot of weddings. We got married on a Tuesday so we were the only couple getting married. But i stayed there for a week and saw many couples getting married. What only confirmed the amazing wedding location!! If you are looking for a beach wedding Grand Plaza is the way to go! Read less
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Kellie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I had people flying in for the wedding that stayed here and they had a great time. Great venue for a wedding. The staff is very helpful and nice. My wedding was perfect everyone at the hotel made me feel special and made sure everything ran smoothly. I would say if you are wanting a beautiful wedding this is the place to have it.
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I had people flying in for the wedding that stayed here and they had a great time. Great venue for a wedding. The staff is very helpful and nice. My wedding was perfect everyone at the hotel made me feel special and made sure everything ran smoothly. I would say if you are wanting a beautiful wedding this is the place to have it. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza was a beautiful venue and we could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day! Cherish was our wedding coordinator and she was amazing. It was the most stress free, relaxed wedding day/weekend I ever could have imagined! The staff at the hotel, reception, and Bongos beach Bar, (where we had our rehearsal dinner), were all so friendly and helpful. And after looking at lots of beach venues prior to selecting the Grand Plaza, I can honestly say it was by far the most affordable. It is clear that the Grand Plaza has a lot of experience when it comes to weddings, which made it so easy for someone like me who had no idea what I was doing. They were fantastic!
The Grand Plaza was a beautiful venue and we could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day! Cherish was our wedding Read more...
The Grand Plaza was a beautiful venue and we could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day! Cherish was our wedding coordinator and she was amazing. It was the most stress free, relaxed wedding day/weekend I ever could have imagined! The staff at the hotel, reception, and Bongos beach Bar, (where we had our rehearsal dinner), were all so friendly and helpful. And after looking at lots of beach venues prior to selecting the Grand Plaza, I can honestly say it was by far the most affordable. It is clear that the Grand Plaza has a lot of experience when it comes to weddings, which made it so easy for someone like me who had no idea what I was doing. They were fantastic! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
3/15/2013
5.0/5.0
This place is awesome. Gloria our planner was the perfect person for us. The room and the view was beautiful. Ceremony on the beach was perfect and the food was great , hot and not dry like alot of events. They bent over backwards to make our special day flawless. So glad we took that ride down the beach that day and stopped in to look at it. This is your place brides!!!!! Everything under one roof they handle it all so a stress free day.
Thanks again
Carol and Ron
wedding date was March 15, 2013
This place is awesome. Gloria our planner was the perfect person for us. The room and the view was beautiful. Ceremony on Read more...
This place is awesome. Gloria our planner was the perfect person for us. The room and the view was beautiful. Ceremony on the beach was perfect and the food was great , hot and not dry like alot of events. They bent over backwards to make our special day flawless. So glad we took that ride down the beach that day and stopped in to look at it. This is your place brides!!!!! Everything under one roof they handle it all so a stress free day.
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Carol and Ron
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Karen
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how wonderful the Grand Plaza was to work with! Our wedding coordinator, Katie, was beyond amazing. I am so thankful that she was our coordinator because she truly went above and beyond to help us. Anytime I or my fiance had a question or concern, Katie would get back with us within one day.

The Grand Plaza may look older than some of the other hotels in the area, but when it comes to weddings they seriously have it down to a science. Everything was like clockwork and they knew the exact times/places that people needed to be to ensure a smooth ceremony. Our ceremony was at night (7:30pm) so we needed tiki torches to help with lighting. We were only given a handful first but as soon as we requested more, they were brought right to us.

The reception was held in the downstairs ballroom which was perfect for our size wedding (100 people). The bartenders were so nice and cheery and the waitstaff was always refilling water and clearing dishes very efficiently. When the ceremony was over, they cleared/cleaned up everything in a blink of an eye. One of the reasons that my fiance and I loved the ballroom was because we were allowed to decorate it however we wanted. Most places will not let you do this.

We loved the Grand Plaza and it will always have a special place in our heart. If you are concerned with the cost of having it at the GP, just know that it's worth the money. They know how to do weddings and it was seriously worth every penny.
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I cannot say enough about how wonderful the Grand Plaza was to work with! Our wedding coordinator, Katie, was beyond amazing. I am so thankful that she was our coordinator because she truly went above and beyond to help us. Anytime I or my fiance had a question or concern, Katie would get back with us within one day.

The Grand Plaza may look older than some of the other hotels in the area, but when it comes to weddings they seriously have it down to a science. Everything was like clockwork and they knew the exact times/places that people needed to be to ensure a smooth ceremony. Our ceremony was at night (7:30pm) so we needed tiki torches to help with lighting. We were only given a handful first but as soon as we requested more, they were brought right to us.

The reception was held in the downstairs ballroom which was perfect for our size wedding (100 people). The bartenders were so nice and cheery and the waitstaff was always refilling water and clearing dishes very efficiently. When the ceremony was over, they cleared/cleaned up everything in a blink of an eye. One of the reasons that my fiance and I loved the ballroom was because we were allowed to decorate it however we wanted. Most places will not let you do this.

We loved the Grand Plaza and it will always have a special place in our heart. If you are concerned with the cost of having it at the GP, just know that it's worth the money. They know how to do weddings and it was seriously worth every penny. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
On December 29, 2012 on very windy, a little chilly, yet perfectly beautiful day - we had the wedding of our dreams at the Grand Plaza on St. Pete Beach. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and the venue!

Katie Shepherd was my wedding coordinator and she did a FABULOUS job. She is very responsive to email, incredibly helpful, honest, kind, funny, and so much more! She really helped ease the stress of the wedding planning process! She also helped me find some of the most amazing vendors (ie: Joe Lorenzo of Expert Productions). You definitely get the MOST for your money at the Grand Plaza! We were delighted to have a beach front ceremony and our reception in the Imperial Ballroom. Everything was BEAUTIFUL!

The food is AHHHHHH-MAZING! So many of our guests complimented the food! No one went home hungry! LOL LOL! Katie helped make one of my wedding dreams come true by coordinating a mashed potato bar with the food and beverage department. It was a HUGE hit with the guests. Another AWESOME kudos to the GP is the wait staff the day of the wedding. People told us you don't eat at your wedding. NOT TRUE at GP! The wait staff ensured my husband and I had our food first. We were able to eat and enjoy our food while the guests made their way through the buffet line! The wait staff then checked in with us throughout the night. They made sure we had everything we needed and kept our glasses full!

Kristy Vessenmeyer was our banquet manager the evening the wedding and she kept everything SMOOTH sailing for the reception. I am thankful that we had her there that evening. She is AH-MAZING!

The bartender did a great job with our signature cocktail! It was a great touch for our guests and he followed the recipe to a t!

I was a VERY detail oriented bride. I had a lot of "extras" I wanted added and the GP made sure to accommodate to the best of their ability!

Thank you the staff of GP for making our wedding dreams COME TRUE!
On December 29, 2012 on very windy, a little chilly, yet perfectly beautiful day - we had the wedding of our dreams at the Read more...
On December 29, 2012 on very windy, a little chilly, yet perfectly beautiful day - we had the wedding of our dreams at the Grand Plaza on St. Pete Beach. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and the venue!

Katie Shepherd was my wedding coordinator and she did a FABULOUS job. She is very responsive to email, incredibly helpful, honest, kind, funny, and so much more! She really helped ease the stress of the wedding planning process! She also helped me find some of the most amazing vendors (ie: Joe Lorenzo of Expert Productions). You definitely get the MOST for your money at the Grand Plaza! We were delighted to have a beach front ceremony and our reception in the Imperial Ballroom. Everything was BEAUTIFUL!

The food is AHHHHHH-MAZING! So many of our guests complimented the food! No one went home hungry! LOL LOL! Katie helped make one of my wedding dreams come true by coordinating a mashed potato bar with the food and beverage department. It was a HUGE hit with the guests. Another AWESOME kudos to the GP is the wait staff the day of the wedding. People told us you don't eat at your wedding. NOT TRUE at GP! The wait staff ensured my husband and I had our food first. We were able to eat and enjoy our food while the guests made their way through the buffet line! The wait staff then checked in with us throughout the night. They made sure we had everything we needed and kept our glasses full!

Kristy Vessenmeyer was our banquet manager the evening the wedding and she kept everything SMOOTH sailing for the reception. I am thankful that we had her there that evening. She is AH-MAZING!

The bartender did a great job with our signature cocktail! It was a great touch for our guests and he followed the recipe to a t!

I was a VERY detail oriented bride. I had a lot of "extras" I wanted added and the GP made sure to accommodate to the best of their ability!

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Diane
Wedding:
11/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We cant thank the Grand Plaza enough for how special they made our day. We live in the UK and booked our Florida wedding and were unsure on which location to go for, and as soon as we looked up The Grand Plaza we knew that was where we wanted to get married. Gloria was our wedding planner at the Grand Plaza. Gloria is truly fabulous. Due to where we live, all communication was done via email, and every email i sent was responded to promptly and Gloria went through everything with us. The hotel is in a perfect location, the beach is absolutely gorgeous. I also booked the glamour room at the hotel to use to get ready in, and the room is fabulous. All involved in our wedding at the Grand Plaza made our day magical. The food and decorations at out reception dinner was amazing. Thankyou so much.
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We cant thank the Grand Plaza enough for how special they made our day. We live in the UK and booked our Florida wedding and were unsure on which location to go for, and as soon as we looked up The Grand Plaza we knew that was where we wanted to get married. Gloria was our wedding planner at the Grand Plaza. Gloria is truly fabulous. Due to where we live, all communication was done via email, and every email i sent was responded to promptly and Gloria went through everything with us. The hotel is in a perfect location, the beach is absolutely gorgeous. I also booked the glamour room at the hotel to use to get ready in, and the room is fabulous. All involved in our wedding at the Grand Plaza made our day magical. The food and decorations at out reception dinner was amazing. Thankyou so much. Read less
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Jena
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about The Grand Plaza Beachfront Hotel. It was an absolute incredible venue!!! The hotel itself was beautiful, and the staff and service were excellent! Our wedding consultant, Cherish Coddington, was AMAZING!!! She was so organized, professional, yet very easy-going and flexible. I felt like so much of the stress was relieved, because of all of her help. She really made the experience worth while and enjoyable :) Everything ran so smoothly, and the food was absolutely scrumptious!! I had never stayed at The Grand Plaza, until I began my wedding planning adventure...and I've lived in the Tampa/St. Pete area all my life :) I will definitely continue to stay at The Grand for future vacation destinations!! Love, love, love this place!!!
I can't say enough about The Grand Plaza Beachfront Hotel. It was an absolute incredible venue!!! The hotel itself was Read more...
I can't say enough about The Grand Plaza Beachfront Hotel. It was an absolute incredible venue!!! The hotel itself was beautiful, and the staff and service were excellent! Our wedding consultant, Cherish Coddington, was AMAZING!!! She was so organized, professional, yet very easy-going and flexible. I felt like so much of the stress was relieved, because of all of her help. She really made the experience worth while and enjoyable :) Everything ran so smoothly, and the food was absolutely scrumptious!! I had never stayed at The Grand Plaza, until I began my wedding planning adventure...and I've lived in the Tampa/St. Pete area all my life :) I will definitely continue to stay at The Grand for future vacation destinations!! Love, love, love this place!!! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza was the perfect venue for our big day!!! When we first set foot into the Presidential Ballroom, we knew THIS was the place!!! You cannot get a better view of the Gulf from such a beautiful room. Gloria Zak was wonderful. She made every step of the way easy and enjoyable and handled all our last minute changes with ease. Claudia did a great job (along with the ballroom staff) getting everything set up for the reception and everything was just as I had pictured. Every single guest at our wedding said it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to, and I truly believe The Grand Plaza was a big part of that. We had a lot of out of town guests who stayed at the hotel, and the rest of the staff was accommodating and friendly making it a good stay for all of our guests. We live just South of Tampa, so St. Pete Beach isn't far at all, and we plan to return to the Grand Plaza from time to time. FABULOUS venue for a wonderful wedding!!!!!
The Grand Plaza was the perfect venue for our big day!!! When we first set foot into the Presidential Ballroom, we knew Read more...
The Grand Plaza was the perfect venue for our big day!!! When we first set foot into the Presidential Ballroom, we knew THIS was the place!!! You cannot get a better view of the Gulf from such a beautiful room. Gloria Zak was wonderful. She made every step of the way easy and enjoyable and handled all our last minute changes with ease. Claudia did a great job (along with the ballroom staff) getting everything set up for the reception and everything was just as I had pictured. Every single guest at our wedding said it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to, and I truly believe The Grand Plaza was a big part of that. We had a lot of out of town guests who stayed at the hotel, and the rest of the staff was accommodating and friendly making it a good stay for all of our guests. We live just South of Tampa, so St. Pete Beach isn't far at all, and we plan to return to the Grand Plaza from time to time. FABULOUS venue for a wonderful wedding!!!!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved the Grand Plaza. Cherish was our wedding coordinator and we booked over a year in advance. Any time I had questions or concerns, Cherish was just an email or phone call away. I never had to worry about anything, because I knew I was being taken care of by wonderful, professional people.
On the day of our wedding, Cherish took care of everything. The reception was held in the Presidential Ballroom, which the staff made look gorgeous! The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and I will highly recommend the Grand Plaza to every person I know.
Nothing but warm thoughts and memories of the Grand Plaza. My husband and I will be visiting them, whenever we can. It's now our favorite beach spot!
**Tip - get married on a weekday, everything is pretty much 1/2 the price of a Fri-Sun wedding :) Can't beat that!
We absolutely loved the Grand Plaza. Cherish was our wedding coordinator and we booked over a year in advance. Any time I Read more...
We absolutely loved the Grand Plaza. Cherish was our wedding coordinator and we booked over a year in advance. Any time I had questions or concerns, Cherish was just an email or phone call away. I never had to worry about anything, because I knew I was being taken care of by wonderful, professional people.
On the day of our wedding, Cherish took care of everything. The reception was held in the Presidential Ballroom, which the staff made look gorgeous! The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and I will highly recommend the Grand Plaza to every person I know.
Nothing but warm thoughts and memories of the Grand Plaza. My husband and I will be visiting them, whenever we can. It's now our favorite beach spot!
**Tip - get married on a weekday, everything is pretty much 1/2 the price of a Fri-Sun wedding :) Can't beat that! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Jen was my coordinator at Grand Plaza. She replied to emails very quickly. She was there to answer any questions I had and provided me with a list of venders. We ended up using Hurricane's and Connie Duglin off of her recommendations.

Grand Plaza was an awesome venue. They set up all of the chairs outside on the beach, put all of the chair covers/sashes on the chairs inside the venue, put out our guest book/table numbers/centerpieces/placecards, they also put out our cake knife and party favors. Then when the reception was over they cleaned up everything and put all of the sashes/napkins/centerpieces to the side so I could pick them up the next day.

The staff was awesome during the reception. The bartender Lloyd was great and remembered my drink (rum and coke) every time I walked up to the bar. After the wedding was over they boxed up the top tier of our wedding cake, extra food, and extra cake for my fiance and I to eat later.

Grand Plaza made the entire process very stress free. They entire staff was friendly and always answered our questions quickly. There was a wedding being held on the beach in an unapproved off sight location right next to Grand Plaza where ours was going to be held. They moved our wedding to the other side of the beach so our pictures wouldn't have another wedding lurking. I really appreciated them moving ours so our pictures would turn out awesome.
Jen was my coordinator at Grand Plaza. She replied to emails very quickly. She was there to answer any questions I had and Read more...
Jen was my coordinator at Grand Plaza. She replied to emails very quickly. She was there to answer any questions I had and provided me with a list of venders. We ended up using Hurricane's and Connie Duglin off of her recommendations.

Grand Plaza was an awesome venue. They set up all of the chairs outside on the beach, put all of the chair covers/sashes on the chairs inside the venue, put out our guest book/table numbers/centerpieces/placecards, they also put out our cake knife and party favors. Then when the reception was over they cleaned up everything and put all of the sashes/napkins/centerpieces to the side so I could pick them up the next day.

The staff was awesome during the reception. The bartender Lloyd was great and remembered my drink (rum and coke) every time I walked up to the bar. After the wedding was over they boxed up the top tier of our wedding cake, extra food, and extra cake for my fiance and I to eat later.

Grand Plaza made the entire process very stress free. They entire staff was friendly and always answered our questions quickly. There was a wedding being held on the beach in an unapproved off sight location right next to Grand Plaza where ours was going to be held. They moved our wedding to the other side of the beach so our pictures wouldn't have another wedding lurking. I really appreciated them moving ours so our pictures would turn out awesome. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They did a PHENOMINAL JOB! I recommend this place! Gloria is the absolute best!!!! Best and prettiest wedding ever!
They did a PHENOMINAL JOB! I recommend this place! Gloria is the absolute best!!!! Best and prettiest wedding ever!
They did a PHENOMINAL JOB! I recommend this place! Gloria is the absolute best!!!! Best and prettiest wedding ever! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza threw me a gorgeous wedding! I can't say one bad thing about their team. Cherish was my wedding coordinator, she is the best! The rest of the staff was very accommodating also! Our suite was beautiful also and had plenty of room to get ready in. Thank you
The Grand Plaza threw me a gorgeous wedding! I can't say one bad thing about their team. Cherish was my wedding Read more...
The Grand Plaza threw me a gorgeous wedding! I can't say one bad thing about their team. Cherish was my wedding coordinator, she is the best! The rest of the staff was very accommodating also! Our suite was beautiful also and had plenty of room to get ready in. Thank you Read less
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Gregory & Adoree
Wedding:
7/16/2012
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza Hotel is the place to get married in Florida. The staff is friendly, the rooms spacious, and the food was great! But most of all, their wedding planners are AMAZING!! They helped us from the very start and through the whole ceremony. The knowledge and service they provide was always above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely return for our anniversaries to come.
The Grand Plaza Hotel is the place to get married in Florida. The staff is friendly, the rooms spacious, and the food was Read more...
The Grand Plaza Hotel is the place to get married in Florida. The staff is friendly, the rooms spacious, and the food was great! But most of all, their wedding planners are AMAZING!! They helped us from the very start and through the whole ceremony. The knowledge and service they provide was always above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely return for our anniversaries to come. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
7/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We just got married at the Grand Plaza and couldn't have been happier with our experience! From first contacting them and inquiring about the hotel, to our last goodbye and check out, it was a terrific experience! Our wedding planner, Gloria was amazing! She always promptly responded to our questions. On our wedding day it was raining at our ceremony time. Gloria and Cherish put no pressure on us to move the ceremony indoors, and gave us complete flexibility on the timing so we could hold off and hope for the rain to stop! In the end, they were supportive of our choice to go for it even though it was lightly raining! Gloria stood out with us during the ceremony and never complained! The vendor referrals they gave us were all great to work with and they all love working with the Grand Plaza, which is a good reference to me! We will be going back for our one year anniversary to celebrate again at the Grand Plaza!
We just got married at the Grand Plaza and couldn't have been happier with our experience! From first contacting them and Read more...
We just got married at the Grand Plaza and couldn't have been happier with our experience! From first contacting them and inquiring about the hotel, to our last goodbye and check out, it was a terrific experience! Our wedding planner, Gloria was amazing! She always promptly responded to our questions. On our wedding day it was raining at our ceremony time. Gloria and Cherish put no pressure on us to move the ceremony indoors, and gave us complete flexibility on the timing so we could hold off and hope for the rain to stop! In the end, they were supportive of our choice to go for it even though it was lightly raining! Gloria stood out with us during the ceremony and never complained! The vendor referrals they gave us were all great to work with and they all love working with the Grand Plaza, which is a good reference to me! We will be going back for our one year anniversary to celebrate again at the Grand Plaza! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Katie, our wedding coordinator, and all the staff at the Grand Plaza were so nice and helpful. They made our wedding day perfect! The view from the presidental ballroom is breathtaking and the food was good! The front desk even upgraded our room to the penthouse suite for free!!!
Katie, our wedding coordinator, and all the staff at the Grand Plaza were so nice and helpful. They made our wedding day Read more...
Katie, our wedding coordinator, and all the staff at the Grand Plaza were so nice and helpful. They made our wedding day perfect! The view from the presidental ballroom is breathtaking and the food was good! The front desk even upgraded our room to the penthouse suite for free!!! Read less
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Jamie Perkins-Lawrence
Wedding:
10/11/1997
5.0/5.0
One of the most beautiful venues on the beach!
One of the most beautiful venues on the beach!
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Sierra
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
My advice to future brides for a venue, CHOOSE GRAND PLAZA HOTEL! The price is right for what you get and no matter what ballroom you choose or what ceremony site you choose it is all breath-taking! The hotel staff and wedding coordinator takes care of almost everything. For my whole wedding venue; ceremony and reception sites; all of the food and drinks, not including alcohol; linens, tables, and chairs; bartender and staff; we paid a little over $8,000, which is very good for all that we got! My coordinator was Cherish and she was amazing! All wedding have drama to an extent, but she helped me get through it all! I promise if you choose The Grand Plaza Hotel, you won't regret it!
My advice to future brides for a venue, CHOOSE GRAND PLAZA HOTEL! The price is right for what you get and no matter what Read more...
My advice to future brides for a venue, CHOOSE GRAND PLAZA HOTEL! The price is right for what you get and no matter what ballroom you choose or what ceremony site you choose it is all breath-taking! The hotel staff and wedding coordinator takes care of almost everything. For my whole wedding venue; ceremony and reception sites; all of the food and drinks, not including alcohol; linens, tables, and chairs; bartender and staff; we paid a little over $8,000, which is very good for all that we got! My coordinator was Cherish and she was amazing! All wedding have drama to an extent, but she helped me get through it all! I promise if you choose The Grand Plaza Hotel, you won't regret it! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a stress free wedding location, Grand Plaza is the place to go. They have two beautiful ceremony locations with palm trees lining the isle and also where you stand in between. They provide various different rentals that they set up and take down for your wedding. You also get your personal wedding coordinator for your wedding. I had Katie, she was absolutely amazing. She was very good at communication with me prior to the wedding and very attentive to my wedding plans. They set up your wedding decorations for you so you can just relax the day of your wedding. The staff was very friendly as well and the food was very good. They have various reception locations. We had ours in the Presidential Ballroom, which was absolutely breathing taking. It overlooks the beach and the gulf. I was very pleased with my wedding and I am already trying to talk my engaged friends in having their wedding there.
If you are looking for a stress free wedding location, Grand Plaza is the place to go. They have two beautiful ceremony Read more...
If you are looking for a stress free wedding location, Grand Plaza is the place to go. They have two beautiful ceremony locations with palm trees lining the isle and also where you stand in between. They provide various different rentals that they set up and take down for your wedding. You also get your personal wedding coordinator for your wedding. I had Katie, she was absolutely amazing. She was very good at communication with me prior to the wedding and very attentive to my wedding plans. They set up your wedding decorations for you so you can just relax the day of your wedding. The staff was very friendly as well and the food was very good. They have various reception locations. We had ours in the Presidential Ballroom, which was absolutely breathing taking. It overlooks the beach and the gulf. I was very pleased with my wedding and I am already trying to talk my engaged friends in having their wedding there. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I just got married in the Imperial Ballroom at the Grand Plaza. My coordinator was Gloria and she was amazing! So responsive and took care of all of my concerns and questions. We had a buffet and the food was amazing! The hotel also just recently expanded the bar area and my guests loved the new space. I stayed in a Penthouse and it was worth the extra money. Beautiful view and plenty of space. Can't say enough good things about the Grand Plaza!
I just got married in the Imperial Ballroom at the Grand Plaza. My coordinator was Gloria and she was amazing! So Read more...
I just got married in the Imperial Ballroom at the Grand Plaza. My coordinator was Gloria and she was amazing! So responsive and took care of all of my concerns and questions. We had a buffet and the food was amazing! The hotel also just recently expanded the bar area and my guests loved the new space. I stayed in a Penthouse and it was worth the extra money. Beautiful view and plenty of space. Can't say enough good things about the Grand Plaza! Read less
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heathernic
Wedding:
6/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Jen was my wedding coordinator. She was absolutely the best thing i could ask for. She helped me plan my wedding only 5 months in advance and did an amazing job. We emailed a lot and it would not take more than a day to receive an email back, most of the time it was within the day. Everything ran so calm and smooth the day of, I would recommened Jen and the Grand Plaza to anyone getting married. The south beach was gorgeous and we got some great pics. Our reception started at 7 30 pm which is later than most and Jen and her staffed stayed until we were done at 11 30 PM. If you book this place, ask that Llyod be your bartender her was amazing too and all of my guest and myself loved getting to know him that night.
Jen was my wedding coordinator. She was absolutely the best thing i could ask for. She helped me plan my wedding only 5 Read more...
Jen was my wedding coordinator. She was absolutely the best thing i could ask for. She helped me plan my wedding only 5 months in advance and did an amazing job. We emailed a lot and it would not take more than a day to receive an email back, most of the time it was within the day. Everything ran so calm and smooth the day of, I would recommened Jen and the Grand Plaza to anyone getting married. The south beach was gorgeous and we got some great pics. Our reception started at 7 30 pm which is later than most and Jen and her staffed stayed until we were done at 11 30 PM. If you book this place, ask that Llyod be your bartender her was amazing too and all of my guest and myself loved getting to know him that night. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/22/2012
5.0/5.0
For planning a wedding from out of town I highly recomend The Grand Plaza. It exceeded my expectations. The hotel rooms need a little updating but overall the place is very clean and nice. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding and reception. Our Ceremony was on the North Beach and the reception was in the presidential ballroom. We had 30 guest and the size and views of the ballroom were AMAZING!!! If you are looking for a beach wedding do it here and ask for Jen as your coordinator she is wonderful to work with :)
For planning a wedding from out of town I highly recomend The Grand Plaza. It exceeded my expectations. The hotel rooms Read more...
For planning a wedding from out of town I highly recomend The Grand Plaza. It exceeded my expectations. The hotel rooms need a little updating but overall the place is very clean and nice. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding and reception. Our Ceremony was on the North Beach and the reception was in the presidential ballroom. We had 30 guest and the size and views of the ballroom were AMAZING!!! If you are looking for a beach wedding do it here and ask for Jen as your coordinator she is wonderful to work with :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza is amazing !! Compared to other locations in the area, their price is great and the venue is absolutely beautiful. Pictures of the Presidential room sold me on the location and it definitely lived up to expectations. Our coordinator Katie was wonderful to work with and very helpful, she made sure everything ran smoothly for us. The food was great and they even boxed up some of it for us, and our cake and other desserts too. All of our guests and family commented on how beautiful it all was. Definitely recommended !
The Grand Plaza is amazing !! Compared to other locations in the area, their price is great and the venue is absolutely Read more...
The Grand Plaza is amazing !! Compared to other locations in the area, their price is great and the venue is absolutely beautiful. Pictures of the Presidential room sold me on the location and it definitely lived up to expectations. Our coordinator Katie was wonderful to work with and very helpful, she made sure everything ran smoothly for us. The food was great and they even boxed up some of it for us, and our cake and other desserts too. All of our guests and family commented on how beautiful it all was. Definitely recommended ! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
5/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best venue to have your wedding at. The view from the presidential ballroom is just breath-taking. The staff at grand plaza hotel from the front desk to the catering and sales to the bell hops are all very professional and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking have a stress free wedding. It is also a great value. You won't believe what you get for the price especially when comparing to others around the area!
Hands down the best venue to have your wedding at. The view from the presidential ballroom is just breath-taking. The Read more...
Hands down the best venue to have your wedding at. The view from the presidential ballroom is just breath-taking. The staff at grand plaza hotel from the front desk to the catering and sales to the bell hops are all very professional and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking have a stress free wedding. It is also a great value. You won't believe what you get for the price especially when comparing to others around the area! Read less
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mrssprouse
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I have been to so many wedding's here and just love their presidential ballroom with all the glass windows! Our guests and I had an awesome time and the service was excellent! Very reasonably priced and flexibile!! THANK YOU!!
I have been to so many wedding's here and just love their presidential ballroom with all the glass windows! Our guests and Read more...
I have been to so many wedding's here and just love their presidential ballroom with all the glass windows! Our guests and I had an awesome time and the service was excellent! Very reasonably priced and flexibile!! THANK YOU!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
This place was amazing .. our coordinator Katie was GREAT!! Answered all my emails promptly and were so effcient the day of the wedding. I worried the food would be your standard hotel food, but that was not the case! Everyone raved how good the food was, and the service was top notch, they even packaged a to go box so we could actually enjoy the food later! Not to mention this place is the best value on the beach with no lack of service or quality!! I really cannot say how great this venue was .. Thank you Grand Plaza for an amazing wedding!! and a BIG THANK YOU to Katie, you all were so accomodating and it was GREAT!!
This place was amazing .. our coordinator Katie was GREAT!! Answered all my emails promptly and were so effcient the day Read more...
This place was amazing .. our coordinator Katie was GREAT!! Answered all my emails promptly and were so effcient the day of the wedding. I worried the food would be your standard hotel food, but that was not the case! Everyone raved how good the food was, and the service was top notch, they even packaged a to go box so we could actually enjoy the food later! Not to mention this place is the best value on the beach with no lack of service or quality!! I really cannot say how great this venue was .. Thank you Grand Plaza for an amazing wedding!! and a BIG THANK YOU to Katie, you all were so accomodating and it was GREAT!! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot tell you how happy I am that I chose to have my wedding at the Grand Plaza Resort!! If you are searching for a beautiful place to have a beach wedding, stop looking and book the Grand Plaza! I planned a destination wedding and Gloria made all the planning very easy. I communicated with her mostly via email and always got quick responses back (even on her days off sometimes!). The day of the wedding, Gloria and the other staff members took care of everything so I had nothing to worry about (except for the rain!). It ended up raining right before our ceremony was supposed to start and the staff was so accommodating that they let us wait about a half hour until the rain stopped so I could have my ceremony on the beach.

Staff-friendly and very helpful
food-great
ceremony sight-beautiful! (I would recommend the NORTH site)
value-very good, we felt like we got a lot for our money
I cannot tell you how happy I am that I chose to have my wedding at the Grand Plaza Resort!! If you are searching for a Read more...
I cannot tell you how happy I am that I chose to have my wedding at the Grand Plaza Resort!! If you are searching for a beautiful place to have a beach wedding, stop looking and book the Grand Plaza! I planned a destination wedding and Gloria made all the planning very easy. I communicated with her mostly via email and always got quick responses back (even on her days off sometimes!). The day of the wedding, Gloria and the other staff members took care of everything so I had nothing to worry about (except for the rain!). It ended up raining right before our ceremony was supposed to start and the staff was so accommodating that they let us wait about a half hour until the rain stopped so I could have my ceremony on the beach.

Staff-friendly and very helpful
food-great
ceremony sight-beautiful! (I would recommend the NORTH site)
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Laura
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful and affordale in price! The food was delicious!
Absolutely beautiful and affordale in price! The food was delicious!
Absolutely beautiful and affordale in price! The food was delicious! Read less
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Kate's mom
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Claudia made sure that the wedding was perfect and it was! We highly recommend Grand PlazaResort for a wedding site
Claudia made sure that the wedding was perfect and it was! We highly recommend Grand PlazaResort for a wedding site
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Heather
Wedding:
3/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier than I am with the Grand Plaza Hotel. My husband and I stumbled into the Grand Plaza in October when looking for a beach venue for our March wedding (It really was love at first sight-nothing can compare to the presidential ballroom). We met Jen, who would immediately become our coordinator. Everything after that was a breeze, I know I am just getting started but Grand Plaza really does make it that easy. Jen answered all of our questions and handled any issue we had. She was there with her team the day of and personally made sure nothing was overlooked. Jen thank you so much for everything! There really was nothing to worry about, I was confident that my wedding day was going to be perfect and it was. Even though another vender provided the wrong cake, but the Grand Plaza took care of that as well. I cannot rave enough about the Grand Plaza's wedding team, they are true professionals.
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I could not be happier than I am with the Grand Plaza Hotel. My husband and I stumbled into the Grand Plaza in October when looking for a beach venue for our March wedding (It really was love at first sight-nothing can compare to the presidential ballroom). We met Jen, who would immediately become our coordinator. Everything after that was a breeze, I know I am just getting started but Grand Plaza really does make it that easy. Jen answered all of our questions and handled any issue we had. She was there with her team the day of and personally made sure nothing was overlooked. Jen thank you so much for everything! There really was nothing to worry about, I was confident that my wedding day was going to be perfect and it was. Even though another vender provided the wrong cake, but the Grand Plaza took care of that as well. I cannot rave enough about the Grand Plaza's wedding team, they are true professionals. Read less
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Christle
Wedding:
2/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The entire experience was wonderful. I love my wedding coordinator, Cherish. She is the best !
The entire experience was wonderful. I love my wedding coordinator, Cherish. She is the best !
The entire experience was wonderful. I love my wedding coordinator, Cherish. She is the best ! Read less
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Ian & Amanda Langford
Wedding:
2/10/2012
5.0/5.0
A fantastic venue, we are so glad we chose this venue for our very special day. from beginning to end everything was perfect.
A fantastic venue, we are so glad we chose this venue for our very special day. from beginning to end everything was Read more...
A fantastic venue, we are so glad we chose this venue for our very special day. from beginning to end everything was perfect. Read less
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Amber Loring
Wedding:
1/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza ROCKS! Cherish is awesome! I love the service there, it's amazing. Everything was taken care of me. The menu is flexible and Cherish really helped me get exactly what I needed in my budget.
The Grand Plaza ROCKS! Cherish is awesome! I love the service there, it's amazing. Everything was taken care of me. The Read more...
The Grand Plaza ROCKS! Cherish is awesome! I love the service there, it's amazing. Everything was taken care of me. The menu is flexible and Cherish really helped me get exactly what I needed in my budget. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
12/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Cherish at the Grand Plaza was spectacular. The venue was beautiful, the food was great, all the special touches were taken care of, and everyone was very attentive to my wants and needs. E-mails were responded to at lightning fast speed and staff was always helpful. I looked around a bit and the prices were also far better than surrounding venues and provided, in my opinion, more and better. My guests were in awe of the venue, the food, and the whole experience which made me feel great on our special day.
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Cherish at the Grand Plaza was spectacular. The venue was beautiful, the food was great, all the special touches were taken care of, and everyone was very attentive to my wants and needs. E-mails were responded to at lightning fast speed and staff was always helpful. I looked around a bit and the prices were also far better than surrounding venues and provided, in my opinion, more and better. My guests were in awe of the venue, the food, and the whole experience which made me feel great on our special day. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza Hotel is an amazing place to have your wedding. Cherish, our wedding Catering Sales Director is the best. She is on top of things, she always is quick to respond to emails and makes you feel like you are the only bride that she is working with. Cherish goes out of her way to make the couple feel have their dream wedding. The staff at the Grand Plaza is wonderful, they make you feel welcome, while you stay at the hotel and when you need help with anything they give it to you. The food is amazing, it is so nice that when you book your wedding at the hotel you recieve a tasting, so that you know what the food taste like beforehand.
Just a Great Place to have your wedding at :)
The Grand Plaza Hotel is an amazing place to have your wedding. Cherish, our wedding Catering Sales Director is the best. Read more...
The Grand Plaza Hotel is an amazing place to have your wedding. Cherish, our wedding Catering Sales Director is the best. She is on top of things, she always is quick to respond to emails and makes you feel like you are the only bride that she is working with. Cherish goes out of her way to make the couple feel have their dream wedding. The staff at the Grand Plaza is wonderful, they make you feel welcome, while you stay at the hotel and when you need help with anything they give it to you. The food is amazing, it is so nice that when you book your wedding at the hotel you recieve a tasting, so that you know what the food taste like beforehand.
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Grand Plaza made our day as memorable as possible. Everyone is so kind, and prepared. It made my day so EASY! Cherish is an amazing wedding coordinator. She went above and beyond through-out the whole process. Doing WAY more than what her job title. I HIGHLY recommend this venue! From the Beach setting ( isle of palm trees for the bride to walk down.. cant get much more beach themed than that!!! ) to the receiption rooms, to the staff.. everything is simply AMAZING!
Grand Plaza made our day as memorable as possible. Everyone is so kind, and prepared. It made my day so EASY! Cherish is Read more...
Grand Plaza made our day as memorable as possible. Everyone is so kind, and prepared. It made my day so EASY! Cherish is an amazing wedding coordinator. She went above and beyond through-out the whole process. Doing WAY more than what her job title. I HIGHLY recommend this venue! From the Beach setting ( isle of palm trees for the bride to walk down.. cant get much more beach themed than that!!! ) to the receiption rooms, to the staff.. everything is simply AMAZING! Read less
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ickyt2012
Wedding:
10/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married 2 days ago and I am so blown away by the quality of service at the Grand Plaza that I don't know where to begin.

We knew this was the right venue from the first time we walked in to the 10th floor reception room overlooking the ocean. The view is spectacular. The whole room is filled with ocean. The only comparable resort around is the Don Cesar. If you want to spend 4 times (or more) as much and have an obstructed view, feel fee to check out the Don Cesar. Otherwise the Grand Plaza is hands down the best bang for the buck.

I would like do express my deepest gratitude for Cherish, the wedding coordinator. We don't live near the Grand Plaza so most of the planning was done over the phone. Cherish's friendly voice was always there to guide us and reassure us. I cannot express how much help she has been through the whole process. She is an expert with dealing with the last minute chaos with a calm and controlling smile. She held everything together!

Our DJ was recommended by the venue. He was perfect. He somehow mixed reggae with latin with electronic with steel drums. Wow. Everybody had a great time. We had steel drums for ceremony and cocktail hour. It was a hit. Joe Lorenzo with Expert DJ productions pulled through and made my life so much easier!

Our cake was included with the reception package, recommended by the venue. Our flowers cam from sam's club, recommended by cherish. My mom did the flowers herself and saved us a fortune. What a great idea. The food was wonderful! The prime rib was mouth watering.

After the wedding, the party moved down to Bongo's bar on the beach. We rocked that bar until 3 in the morning. Thanks for putting up with our antics! The reception bartender and the beach bartender were both wonderful, always serving with a smile.

Thanks again to Cherish and the Grand Plaza for giving us the most wonderful wedding we could imagine!
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We got married 2 days ago and I am so blown away by the quality of service at the Grand Plaza that I don't know where to begin.

We knew this was the right venue from the first time we walked in to the 10th floor reception room overlooking the ocean. The view is spectacular. The whole room is filled with ocean. The only comparable resort around is the Don Cesar. If you want to spend 4 times (or more) as much and have an obstructed view, feel fee to check out the Don Cesar. Otherwise the Grand Plaza is hands down the best bang for the buck.

I would like do express my deepest gratitude for Cherish, the wedding coordinator. We don't live near the Grand Plaza so most of the planning was done over the phone. Cherish's friendly voice was always there to guide us and reassure us. I cannot express how much help she has been through the whole process. She is an expert with dealing with the last minute chaos with a calm and controlling smile. She held everything together!

Our DJ was recommended by the venue. He was perfect. He somehow mixed reggae with latin with electronic with steel drums. Wow. Everybody had a great time. We had steel drums for ceremony and cocktail hour. It was a hit. Joe Lorenzo with Expert DJ productions pulled through and made my life so much easier!

Our cake was included with the reception package, recommended by the venue. Our flowers cam from sam's club, recommended by cherish. My mom did the flowers herself and saved us a fortune. What a great idea. The food was wonderful! The prime rib was mouth watering.

After the wedding, the party moved down to Bongo's bar on the beach. We rocked that bar until 3 in the morning. Thanks for putting up with our antics! The reception bartender and the beach bartender were both wonderful, always serving with a smile.

Thanks again to Cherish and the Grand Plaza for giving us the most wonderful wedding we could imagine! Read less
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Lara
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Cherish was the best wedding coordinator ever. She made sure everything went smoothly on our wedding day, as well as the months leading up to the wedding. She had every vendor you could ask for from cakes and flowers to babysitting services & dry cleaners to press your wedding dress. She gave us a complimentary food tasting & even measured everything from the gift table to the dance floor. No detail was overlooked. The menu & food were amazing. The guests raved about the food. Filet mignon was cooked to perfection & the portions were generous. My vendor for the arch was later than expected, but Cherish made sure everything was ready. We were afraid of rain, but the Grand Plaza was ready to move our beach wedding time up an hour earlier I'd needed. Their indoor chapel was a beautiful backup option for bad weather, but we never needed it. Very professional wedding experts all around. Full services for destination weddings like mine. I never met my hair stylist, makeup artist, priest, or photographer until my wedding day & I was still the most beautiful, satisfied bride I could be. There were no worries, complaints or stress. Best location, best service, most wonderful day of our lives, best wedding anyone ever attending, even Cherish cried during our first dance. Thank you Cherish & the Grand Plaza for helping us assemble a team of professionals to make our day fun, memorable, beautiful & gourmet!
Cherish was the best wedding coordinator ever. She made sure everything went smoothly on our wedding day, as well as the Read more...
Cherish was the best wedding coordinator ever. She made sure everything went smoothly on our wedding day, as well as the months leading up to the wedding. She had every vendor you could ask for from cakes and flowers to babysitting services & dry cleaners to press your wedding dress. She gave us a complimentary food tasting & even measured everything from the gift table to the dance floor. No detail was overlooked. The menu & food were amazing. The guests raved about the food. Filet mignon was cooked to perfection & the portions were generous. My vendor for the arch was later than expected, but Cherish made sure everything was ready. We were afraid of rain, but the Grand Plaza was ready to move our beach wedding time up an hour earlier I'd needed. Their indoor chapel was a beautiful backup option for bad weather, but we never needed it. Very professional wedding experts all around. Full services for destination weddings like mine. I never met my hair stylist, makeup artist, priest, or photographer until my wedding day & I was still the most beautiful, satisfied bride I could be. There were no worries, complaints or stress. Best location, best service, most wonderful day of our lives, best wedding anyone ever attending, even Cherish cried during our first dance. Thank you Cherish & the Grand Plaza for helping us assemble a team of professionals to make our day fun, memorable, beautiful & gourmet! Read less
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Nissy
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Claudia the wedding coordinator…. Was Amazing….. She went beyond and above my expectations…..the morning of my wedding day… I was going crazy….and forgot my garter at home in Tampa…..Claudia had a staff member go out and buy one just for me…… at like 9pm… in the evening…..to please me… I was speechless when she came with the garter in her hand…..I could not thank her enough…. The staff was also very polite and easy going….they just made my special day so memorable…..everything was great!!! I would highly recommend them to anyone…..
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Claudia the wedding coordinator…. Was Amazing….. She went beyond and above my expectations…..the morning of my wedding day… I was going crazy….and forgot my garter at home in Tampa…..Claudia had a staff member go out and buy one just for me…… at like 9pm… in the evening…..to please me… I was speechless when she came with the garter in her hand…..I could not thank her enough…. The staff was also very polite and easy going….they just made my special day so memorable…..everything was great!!! I would highly recommend them to anyone….. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
.I was really impressed by the hospitality from the Grand Plaza. There wasn't a day that went by that I didn't get a cheery "Hello" from a staff member! ;)
.I was really impressed by the hospitality from the Grand Plaza. There wasn't a day that went by that I didn't get a Read more...
.I was really impressed by the hospitality from the Grand Plaza. There wasn't a day that went by that I didn't get a cheery "Hello" from a staff member! ;) Read less
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candicesuttie
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Diana and Claudia, the coordinators I worked with, handled EVERYTHING! They made my wedding so easy and so smooth. They even went above and beyond making sure to pay attention to all the small details including making the color of the table announcements they created match the color of the petal decorations that we brought perfectly. We even had two people decide a few days before the wedding that they were going to join us, and Claudia worked with me to keep me calm and made their surprise visit possible! Everyone at the hotel was friendly and helpful. I could not have asked for a better venue!
Diana and Claudia, the coordinators I worked with, handled EVERYTHING! They made my wedding so easy and so smooth. They Read more...
Diana and Claudia, the coordinators I worked with, handled EVERYTHING! They made my wedding so easy and so smooth. They even went above and beyond making sure to pay attention to all the small details including making the color of the table announcements they created match the color of the petal decorations that we brought perfectly. We even had two people decide a few days before the wedding that they were going to join us, and Claudia worked with me to keep me calm and made their surprise visit possible! Everyone at the hotel was friendly and helpful. I could not have asked for a better venue! Read less
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MegGuess
Wedding:
6/27/2011
5.0/5.0
As soon as I saw the ceremony site and the Presendential Ballroom I had no doubt where to have my wedding. Both are breathtaking. We worked with Cherish. She was always prompt in responding and had a way of keeping me calm during the planning process. The day of the wedding she made sure everything went smoothly. Two months later and I'm still getting compliments. Everyone at the Grand Plaza from the time you check in til you check out were amazing. If you are looking for great service then this is the place to go. I was a destination bride so this was a huge factor for me. Everyone there made our wedding better than I could have planned. Us and many of our guests are eagerly planning trips back to visit the Grand Plaza.
As soon as I saw the ceremony site and the Presendential Ballroom I had no doubt where to have my wedding. Both are Read more...
As soon as I saw the ceremony site and the Presendential Ballroom I had no doubt where to have my wedding. Both are breathtaking. We worked with Cherish. She was always prompt in responding and had a way of keeping me calm during the planning process. The day of the wedding she made sure everything went smoothly. Two months later and I'm still getting compliments. Everyone at the Grand Plaza from the time you check in til you check out were amazing. If you are looking for great service then this is the place to go. I was a destination bride so this was a huge factor for me. Everyone there made our wedding better than I could have planned. Us and many of our guests are eagerly planning trips back to visit the Grand Plaza. Read less
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Regina
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I don't think we could have picked a better place to have our wedding and reception. Everyone and everything was perfect! We had so much fun thanks to the team at The Grand Plaza!
I don't think we could have picked a better place to have our wedding and reception. Everyone and everything was perfect! Read more...
I don't think we could have picked a better place to have our wedding and reception. Everyone and everything was perfect! We had so much fun thanks to the team at The Grand Plaza! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Grand Plaza was amazing. The beaches are beautiful, clean, and refreshing. The staff were great and our wedding coordinator was the absolute best. I am so glad we had our wedding here. Our day was perfect, not only because the weather was amazing, but because the staff made my big day perfect. :)
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Having our wedding at the Grand Plaza was amazing. The beaches are beautiful, clean, and refreshing. The staff were great and our wedding coordinator was the absolute best. I am so glad we had our wedding here. Our day was perfect, not only because the weather was amazing, but because the staff made my big day perfect. :) Read less
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MegHunley
Wedding:
5/8/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on May 8, 2011 at the Grand Plaza, on the south beach. Our wedding coordinator, Cherish, was completely amazing and awesome!! We live in Indiana so planning a destination wedding was stressful! We did not have the opportunity to see the resort before booking, meet our DJ or photographer, or taste cakes before ordering. Cherish gave us a list of recommended vendors and we went right down the lists until we found the ones that best suited us. During the whole time, she kept me cool and calm assuring us that our vendors were the best...and she was right!!! I was always emailing her with silly questions and she would write back asap...such a blessing!!! The hotel staff was great and the hotel was clean! There were so many weddings that weekend of ours that it just assured me even more that they know what they are doing. The Presidential Ballroom was absolutely amazing!! All glass, overlooking the gulf...just beautiful!!! We could not have asked for better service and a better coordinator. Cherish was the best! We are already planning our trip down next year for our 1 year anniversary!!!
My husband and I got married on May 8, 2011 at the Grand Plaza, on the south beach. Our wedding coordinator, Cherish, was Read more...
My husband and I got married on May 8, 2011 at the Grand Plaza, on the south beach. Our wedding coordinator, Cherish, was completely amazing and awesome!! We live in Indiana so planning a destination wedding was stressful! We did not have the opportunity to see the resort before booking, meet our DJ or photographer, or taste cakes before ordering. Cherish gave us a list of recommended vendors and we went right down the lists until we found the ones that best suited us. During the whole time, she kept me cool and calm assuring us that our vendors were the best...and she was right!!! I was always emailing her with silly questions and she would write back asap...such a blessing!!! The hotel staff was great and the hotel was clean! There were so many weddings that weekend of ours that it just assured me even more that they know what they are doing. The Presidential Ballroom was absolutely amazing!! All glass, overlooking the gulf...just beautiful!!! We could not have asked for better service and a better coordinator. Cherish was the best! We are already planning our trip down next year for our 1 year anniversary!!! Read less
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AArcuri
Wedding:
5/6/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding at GP was gorgeous. Sadly, it rained right as my ceremony was about to take place, but thankfully, our coordinator Diana had a back up plan in place. Diana is a saint; I dont know how many times I e-mailed her with crazy questions but she was SO helpful and kind. Even though we had to have a back-up ceremony inside, it was still gorgeous. The service in the dining room was excellent. We were treated like the King & Queen by the banquet staff and the food was pretty tasty. The linens were gorgeous too and they added a nice touch to our reception. Over all, I would say the Grand Plaza is a lovely place to have your wedding. I'm pretty sure we'll be staying there to celebrate our anniversary next year.
My wedding at GP was gorgeous. Sadly, it rained right as my ceremony was about to take place, but thankfully, our Read more...
My wedding at GP was gorgeous. Sadly, it rained right as my ceremony was about to take place, but thankfully, our coordinator Diana had a back up plan in place. Diana is a saint; I dont know how many times I e-mailed her with crazy questions but she was SO helpful and kind. Even though we had to have a back-up ceremony inside, it was still gorgeous. The service in the dining room was excellent. We were treated like the King & Queen by the banquet staff and the food was pretty tasty. The linens were gorgeous too and they added a nice touch to our reception. Over all, I would say the Grand Plaza is a lovely place to have your wedding. I'm pretty sure we'll be staying there to celebrate our anniversary next year. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about the Grand Plaza. Everyone at the front desk was incredibly helpful, organized and eager to please us. Our coordinator Glorida was also amazing. She made the planning process and wedding run completely smooth! She answered all of our questions and made us feel completely relaxed about the whole experience. She went way above and beyond what we were expected.

We stayed at a Sandals on our honeymoon and we missed the Grand Plaza!
I can't say enough about the Grand Plaza. Everyone at the front desk was incredibly helpful, organized and eager to please Read more...
I can't say enough about the Grand Plaza. Everyone at the front desk was incredibly helpful, organized and eager to please us. Our coordinator Glorida was also amazing. She made the planning process and wedding run completely smooth! She answered all of our questions and made us feel completely relaxed about the whole experience. She went way above and beyond what we were expected.

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Laufwedding
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza was an amazing place to have a Wedding... You do have the onlookers but you also have the AMAZING white sand beach right next to you!! My wedding planner Kristi was AWESOME. She was available 24/7 it seemed and so helpful with everything! I had even had a few things lost and they did everything possible to reimburse me and return it. They were awesome! A very friendly staff and the penthouses were incredible! I would def go back for and anniversary and be treated like royalty again!
Thank you SO much!!
The Grand Plaza was an amazing place to have a Wedding... You do have the onlookers but you also have the AMAZING white Read more...
The Grand Plaza was an amazing place to have a Wedding... You do have the onlookers but you also have the AMAZING white sand beach right next to you!! My wedding planner Kristi was AWESOME. She was available 24/7 it seemed and so helpful with everything! I had even had a few things lost and they did everything possible to reimburse me and return it. They were awesome! A very friendly staff and the penthouses were incredible! I would def go back for and anniversary and be treated like royalty again!
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We dealt with Diana, the wedding coordinator!! She was amazing and on top of everything at all times. She made sure everything was how I wanted and all was on time. If I needed anything, from the day we started planning the wedding up to the last minute, she was there for me!! I love her and thank her sooo much for making my day so perfect!!! Not to mention, the location was beautiful and the ballroom upstairs, was perfect!!!! Everyone loved everything about the wedding!!
We dealt with Diana, the wedding coordinator!! She was amazing and on top of everything at all times. She made sure Read more...
We dealt with Diana, the wedding coordinator!! She was amazing and on top of everything at all times. She made sure everything was how I wanted and all was on time. If I needed anything, from the day we started planning the wedding up to the last minute, she was there for me!! I love her and thank her sooo much for making my day so perfect!!! Not to mention, the location was beautiful and the ballroom upstairs, was perfect!!!! Everyone loved everything about the wedding!! Read less
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hmm0702
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza is the perfect place to have your wedding if you are looking for a beach ceremony/reception. The presidential ballroom is absolutely breathtaking. All my guest where taken back by the amazing view during dinner which happened to be while everyone was sitting down eating dinner. The staff was so helpful from the moment I may the initial appointment to see the hotel up until the very end of the wedding. The entire staff really works as a team from the wedding coordinators to the front desk to the kitchen... everything just flowed perfectly. I received many compliments from my guest about the incredible food that was served (make sure to try the parmesan stuffed tomatoes). I have the most increible pictures that were taken in both the ballroom and out on the beach. There is no better location to have your wedding, in fact we all had such a wonderful experenice that about 20 of my friends and family are all retuning back to the Hotel during memorial Day weekend :)
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The Grand Plaza is the perfect place to have your wedding if you are looking for a beach ceremony/reception. The presidential ballroom is absolutely breathtaking. All my guest where taken back by the amazing view during dinner which happened to be while everyone was sitting down eating dinner. The staff was so helpful from the moment I may the initial appointment to see the hotel up until the very end of the wedding. The entire staff really works as a team from the wedding coordinators to the front desk to the kitchen... everything just flowed perfectly. I received many compliments from my guest about the incredible food that was served (make sure to try the parmesan stuffed tomatoes). I have the most increible pictures that were taken in both the ballroom and out on the beach. There is no better location to have your wedding, in fact we all had such a wonderful experenice that about 20 of my friends and family are all retuning back to the Hotel during memorial Day weekend :) Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
3/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Hello! I had a great experience working with the Grand Plaza :-) I personally worked with Kristi Lee Vessenmeyer who was, at all times, friendly, kind, honest, flexible, and professional. She asked all necessary questions and kept in touch with me to make sure my event was a sucessful one. She was available when I needed her. All the services they provided were excellent. For other services not listed above as them providing them, they certainly have a great vendors' list that guide you on finding them. I am very pleased with my special's date experience. Totally recommend it:-)
Hello! I had a great experience working with the Grand Plaza :-) I personally worked with Kristi Lee Vessenmeyer who was, Read more...
Hello! I had a great experience working with the Grand Plaza :-) I personally worked with Kristi Lee Vessenmeyer who was, at all times, friendly, kind, honest, flexible, and professional. She asked all necessary questions and kept in touch with me to make sure my event was a sucessful one. She was available when I needed her. All the services they provided were excellent. For other services not listed above as them providing them, they certainly have a great vendors' list that guide you on finding them. I am very pleased with my special's date experience. Totally recommend it:-) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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GrandPlazaBride
Wedding:
3/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We chose The Grand because of pricing originally...then we met the people, and have to say, that's why we really chose to stay.

Originally our coordinator was Liz, but, 6 ish months before our wedding, I received a phone call that said she was no longer at The Grand, and a young lady by the name of Cherish would be taking care of us. That was the greatest gift in the world. Cherish and I hit it off immediately, and she went out of her way to help us feel comfortable about the transition, which, did I mention, was the greatest thing ever to happen to our wedding????

From helping my DJ-refusing fiancé find someone perfect, to spending lots of extra time with my parents when they came to visit and see the venue, to sending a bottle of champagne to our penthouse when the bridesmaids and I were getting ready, and letting us borrow a few items from her own wedding a few months prior to help set up....simply incredible.

Just a few of the things that were so above and beyond...

I'm sure most wedding coordinators have a flask in their desks for the groom, and Cherish had shown to us in our first meeting, filled with Crown Royale. After getting to know us, and realizing my fiancé has quite a love of cognac and high end scotches, the day of the wedding she brought him a single glass of a ridiculously high end cognac from her own husbands collection and called me to make sure it would do! Just to be sweet, knowing that my fiancé probably wouldn't need it, but would definitely appreciate it:)

A few days before e wedding, we found out that the wedding earlier in the day than ours decided that, since they were almost at capacity in their reception space, having invited too many people, wanted to move to our space...only giving us a barely 2 hour turnaround...and we were doing the decorating ourselves. Cherish tried to talk them out of it nicely, but to no avail. The dayof the wedding, when a group of family members and friends went down to help (including my mother, who had been working really hard on a vintage candy table), they found that the earlier reception was just breaking up-almost an hour behind schedule! Cherish walked in, shocked, as well, and, while I haven't been able to gather exactly what went down, it seems that when everyone went back to check 45 minutes later (except my mother, whom Cherish had banished upstairs to be with me:) ) EVERYTHING was done! All of the centerpieces were in their proper place, the cake draping was done, peacock feathers in the back of each chair, candy table beautiful, place cards, everything. I know it was Cherish. It was gorgeous.

There are a million other little things, but those are the two will give you an idea of just how fantastic Cherish is.

A note on The Grand Plaza in general...
It looks a bit dated, the water dosnt always run consistently hot, and the elevators will aggravate the he'll out of you! BUT the people-ALL of the staff- from concierge to bellhops, to the waiters and cleaning staff-are all incredible, and will go out of there way to make your day, and the time that your guests spend there, as incredible as possible. We ended up staying 2 extra nights, and Larry ( nicest guy ever!) gave us the Penthouse for (1-a free upgrade) a ridiculous steal, because they had the room available. He also said to call him up for our anniversary and he will try to get us the same room:)

We love St Pete beach and The Grand is going to be our new family hotel. They may seem a little pricey at first for jus a regular beach stay, but they have incredible deals, spacious rooms, delicious food, and amazing staff.

I can't say enough wonderful things about The Grand Plaza.
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We chose The Grand because of pricing originally...then we met the people, and have to say, that's why we really chose to stay.

Originally our coordinator was Liz, but, 6 ish months before our wedding, I received a phone call that said she was no longer at The Grand, and a young lady by the name of Cherish would be taking care of us. That was the greatest gift in the world. Cherish and I hit it off immediately, and she went out of her way to help us feel comfortable about the transition, which, did I mention, was the greatest thing ever to happen to our wedding????

From helping my DJ-refusing fiancé find someone perfect, to spending lots of extra time with my parents when they came to visit and see the venue, to sending a bottle of champagne to our penthouse when the bridesmaids and I were getting ready, and letting us borrow a few items from her own wedding a few months prior to help set up....simply incredible.

Just a few of the things that were so above and beyond...

I'm sure most wedding coordinators have a flask in their desks for the groom, and Cherish had shown to us in our first meeting, filled with Crown Royale. After getting to know us, and realizing my fiancé has quite a love of cognac and high end scotches, the day of the wedding she brought him a single glass of a ridiculously high end cognac from her own husbands collection and called me to make sure it would do! Just to be sweet, knowing that my fiancé probably wouldn't need it, but would definitely appreciate it:)

A few days before e wedding, we found out that the wedding earlier in the day than ours decided that, since they were almost at capacity in their reception space, having invited too many people, wanted to move to our space...only giving us a barely 2 hour turnaround...and we were doing the decorating ourselves. Cherish tried to talk them out of it nicely, but to no avail. The dayof the wedding, when a group of family members and friends went down to help (including my mother, who had been working really hard on a vintage candy table), they found that the earlier reception was just breaking up-almost an hour behind schedule! Cherish walked in, shocked, as well, and, while I haven't been able to gather exactly what went down, it seems that when everyone went back to check 45 minutes later (except my mother, whom Cherish had banished upstairs to be with me:) ) EVERYTHING was done! All of the centerpieces were in their proper place, the cake draping was done, peacock feathers in the back of each chair, candy table beautiful, place cards, everything. I know it was Cherish. It was gorgeous.

There are a million other little things, but those are the two will give you an idea of just how fantastic Cherish is.

A note on The Grand Plaza in general...
It looks a bit dated, the water dosnt always run consistently hot, and the elevators will aggravate the he'll out of you! BUT the people-ALL of the staff- from concierge to bellhops, to the waiters and cleaning staff-are all incredible, and will go out of there way to make your day, and the time that your guests spend there, as incredible as possible. We ended up staying 2 extra nights, and Larry ( nicest guy ever!) gave us the Penthouse for (1-a free upgrade) a ridiculous steal, because they had the room available. He also said to call him up for our anniversary and he will try to get us the same room:)

We love St Pete beach and The Grand is going to be our new family hotel. They may seem a little pricey at first for jus a regular beach stay, but they have incredible deals, spacious rooms, delicious food, and amazing staff.

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Liana
Wedding:
3/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so happy I chose to get married at the Grand Plaza. I will have such wonderful memories for the rest of my life. The entire staff is incredibl and so helpful in every way. I felt confident that my wedding and reception was in the best hands possible and trruly allowed me to feel calm and relaxed on my wedding day. I reccommend the Grand Plaza to anyone looking to have the wedding of their dreams!
I am so happy I chose to get married at the Grand Plaza. I will have such wonderful memories for the rest of my life. The Read more...
I am so happy I chose to get married at the Grand Plaza. I will have such wonderful memories for the rest of my life. The entire staff is incredibl and so helpful in every way. I felt confident that my wedding and reception was in the best hands possible and trruly allowed me to feel calm and relaxed on my wedding day. I reccommend the Grand Plaza to anyone looking to have the wedding of their dreams! Read less
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RJ
Wedding:
10/11/2010
5.0/5.0
We began working with Liz and were switched to Diana. Diana was wonderful. She was so helpful with planning our destination wedding. Everything went so smoothly thanks to her! She was so professional and organized and very easy to work with.
We began working with Liz and were switched to Diana. Diana was wonderful. She was so helpful with planning our Read more...
We began working with Liz and were switched to Diana. Diana was wonderful. She was so helpful with planning our destination wedding. Everything went so smoothly thanks to her! She was so professional and organized and very easy to work with. Read less
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ccfortune10
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I would reccomend Grand Plaza to any future brides or even for vacation spot. I booked my wedding with them over a year before my wedding date. Kristi stuck with my the entire time. She was so easy to work with and answered all my questions. She made everything easy to understand. I was actually really nervous for hidden charges and being an out of town bride. Kristi showed everything up front and put anything i need into perspective. The ceremony went smooth and the staff was amazing. They accomdated to anything we need and even upgraded us to the penthouse (complimentry). The staff offered to bring me a plate a food and did whatever they could. They even helped us set up the ceremony room and did whatever they could to accomdate. I would do it over again! The beach was amazing and my wedding guest had the time of their life. The guest loved every minute of it and raved about the food.Thank you GRAND PLAZA and most of all KRISTI! I couldn't have done it with out you.
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I would reccomend Grand Plaza to any future brides or even for vacation spot. I booked my wedding with them over a year before my wedding date. Kristi stuck with my the entire time. She was so easy to work with and answered all my questions. She made everything easy to understand. I was actually really nervous for hidden charges and being an out of town bride. Kristi showed everything up front and put anything i need into perspective. The ceremony went smooth and the staff was amazing. They accomdated to anything we need and even upgraded us to the penthouse (complimentry). The staff offered to bring me a plate a food and did whatever they could. They even helped us set up the ceremony room and did whatever they could to accomdate. I would do it over again! The beach was amazing and my wedding guest had the time of their life. The guest loved every minute of it and raved about the food.Thank you GRAND PLAZA and most of all KRISTI! I couldn't have done it with out you. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
9/29/2010
5.0/5.0
We booked our wedding in February this year with Diana Faye Mautino for the 29 September 2010. We travelled from Ireland with 22 of our family and close friends and stayed at the Grand Plaza for 5 nights. Travelling from outside USA and holding our wedding in Florida was a very daunting experience. Diana was great from the moment we booked until the final few weeks of the Wedding. She also made sure that all arrangements went smoothly on the day. All the staff at Grand Plaza where great at making the day very special. We are very happy that we choose Grand Plaza to hold our wedding.
We booked our wedding in February this year with Diana Faye Mautino for the 29 September 2010. We travelled from Ireland Read more...
We booked our wedding in February this year with Diana Faye Mautino for the 29 September 2010. We travelled from Ireland with 22 of our family and close friends and stayed at the Grand Plaza for 5 nights. Travelling from outside USA and holding our wedding in Florida was a very daunting experience. Diana was great from the moment we booked until the final few weeks of the Wedding. She also made sure that all arrangements went smoothly on the day. All the staff at Grand Plaza where great at making the day very special. We are very happy that we choose Grand Plaza to hold our wedding. Read less
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tenina
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
EXCELLENT Place to have a wedding!!!! ALL the staff were amazing!! They made everything stress free. From Spinners to Bongos, inside and out! It was a great experience. I loved having my wedding there and would recommend to anyone!!! The Grand Plaza has given me the best memories that will last a life time. I will never forget the time I had there and the wonderful, professional, helpful staff that work there. Kristi and Diana are amazing. They were there for me when i needed, whether if it was for last minute changes or a simple question, they were on top of everything. They made the wedding go smoothly and made it a wonderful, perfect day!
EXCELLENT Place to have a wedding!!!! ALL the staff were amazing!! They made everything stress free. From Spinners to Read more...
EXCELLENT Place to have a wedding!!!! ALL the staff were amazing!! They made everything stress free. From Spinners to Bongos, inside and out! It was a great experience. I loved having my wedding there and would recommend to anyone!!! The Grand Plaza has given me the best memories that will last a life time. I will never forget the time I had there and the wonderful, professional, helpful staff that work there. Kristi and Diana are amazing. They were there for me when i needed, whether if it was for last minute changes or a simple question, they were on top of everything. They made the wedding go smoothly and made it a wonderful, perfect day! Read less
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The Grand Plaza Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you Tenina for the great review! And thank you for letting us take part in your special day!!
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jermel
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
my wife and I enjpyed every immenity of the resort/hotel. I am planning a surprise vacation for my wife and kids to remember the wedding and the week after at the Grand Plaza Hotel.
You have to experience the venue for yourself.
my wife and I enjpyed every immenity of the resort/hotel. I am planning a surprise vacation for my wife and kids to Read more...
my wife and I enjpyed every immenity of the resort/hotel. I am planning a surprise vacation for my wife and kids to remember the wedding and the week after at the Grand Plaza Hotel.
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Vanessa
Wedding:
7/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about the Grand Plaza...I had the wedding of dreams there! If you want a beach wedding the Grand Plaza is definitely the place to have it. I looked all over St. Pete Beach and Clearwater and no other hotel comes close to the Grand Plaza, not just in price but also beauty, specially if you have your reception in the Presidential Ballroom. As soon as I walked in that room I knew I wanted to have my reception there. The view is absolutely breathtaking and you and your guests will never forget it! They also treat it like royalty the day of the wedding! They helped me create an incredibly magical day!!!!
I can't say enough about the Grand Plaza...I had the wedding of dreams there! If you want a beach wedding the Grand Plaza Read more...
I can't say enough about the Grand Plaza...I had the wedding of dreams there! If you want a beach wedding the Grand Plaza is definitely the place to have it. I looked all over St. Pete Beach and Clearwater and no other hotel comes close to the Grand Plaza, not just in price but also beauty, specially if you have your reception in the Presidential Ballroom. As soon as I walked in that room I knew I wanted to have my reception there. The view is absolutely breathtaking and you and your guests will never forget it! They also treat it like royalty the day of the wedding! They helped me create an incredibly magical day!!!! Read less
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jenna1073
Wedding:
7/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have found a more perfect place for our wedding! The entire hotel staff was amazing!
We couldn't have found a more perfect place for our wedding! The entire hotel staff was amazing!
We couldn't have found a more perfect place for our wedding! The entire hotel staff was amazing! Read less
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jlc8008
Wedding:
5/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I had an absolute wonderful experience with Grand Plaza for my destination wedding. I first worked with Cherish, but she went on maternity leave and Claudia took over and she was just as wonderful. I had the most non stressful wedding day ever and the day went ABSOLUTELY perfect. The day of the wedding, I was running around because i felt like i needed to be doing something and Claudia rest assured me that i should be relaxing and I basically didn't even have to think that day. They set up everything perfectly, everything we so smoothly, it looked beautiful, and I received so many compliments on how good the food was. I couldn't have made a better choice. Thank you Grand Plaza for making me have the most perfect wedding day EVER!!!!
I had an absolute wonderful experience with Grand Plaza for my destination wedding. I first worked with Cherish, but she Read more...
I had an absolute wonderful experience with Grand Plaza for my destination wedding. I first worked with Cherish, but she went on maternity leave and Claudia took over and she was just as wonderful. I had the most non stressful wedding day ever and the day went ABSOLUTELY perfect. The day of the wedding, I was running around because i felt like i needed to be doing something and Claudia rest assured me that i should be relaxing and I basically didn't even have to think that day. They set up everything perfectly, everything we so smoothly, it looked beautiful, and I received so many compliments on how good the food was. I couldn't have made a better choice. Thank you Grand Plaza for making me have the most perfect wedding day EVER!!!! Read less
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nillachick
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough GREAT things about the Grand Plaza. Diana and her staff were super helpful and made our wedding day a dream come true. They were there every step of the way, and made our day stress free. Love them!!
I cannot say enough GREAT things about the Grand Plaza. Diana and her staff were super helpful and made our wedding day a Read more...
I cannot say enough GREAT things about the Grand Plaza. Diana and her staff were super helpful and made our wedding day a dream come true. They were there every step of the way, and made our day stress free. Love them!! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
3/25/2010
5.0/5.0
The ceremony site was beautiful and the reception room was breath taking. The people were so nice and friendly.
The ceremony site was beautiful and the reception room was breath taking. The people were so nice and friendly.
The ceremony site was beautiful and the reception room was breath taking. The people were so nice and friendly. Read less
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Dianne
Wedding:
3/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about this venue. Diana was our coordinator and was spectacular. Food...excellent. View...phenomenal. Can\'t wait to go back for our anniversary. Wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend them.
I cannot say enough about this venue. Diana was our coordinator and was spectacular. Food...excellent. View...phenomenal. Read more...
I cannot say enough about this venue. Diana was our coordinator and was spectacular. Food...excellent. View...phenomenal. Can\'t wait to go back for our anniversary. Wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend them. Read less
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cforrester
Wedding:
11/9/2009
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was held on the beach and was beautiful. We rented an arch from the hotel that our Florist decorated. There were two locations to choose from on the beach to hold the ceremony. Both have palm trees lining the isles. We just loved it! There are 4 rooms to choose from within the hotel for the reception. We chose the Imperial Ballroom. It was gorgeous!! Our food was delicious and the service was very nice! The cost was really reasonable as well.
The ceremony was held on the beach and was beautiful. We rented an arch from the hotel that our Florist decorated. There Read more...
The ceremony was held on the beach and was beautiful. We rented an arch from the hotel that our Florist decorated. There were two locations to choose from on the beach to hold the ceremony. Both have palm trees lining the isles. We just loved it! There are 4 rooms to choose from within the hotel for the reception. We chose the Imperial Ballroom. It was gorgeous!! Our food was delicious and the service was very nice! The cost was really reasonable as well. Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
10/29/2009
5.0/5.0
The grand plaza hotel was the best location for our wedding by far! The presidential ballroom and ocean view was absolutely beautiful and perfect. No other place compared! The reception staff was available the day of the event to assist us in anyway and was very flexible in preparing our reception room to our liking. Our coordinator, Elizabeth Smith, was organized, decisive, always helpful and very knowledgeable in all aspects of our ceremony and reception. She should be commended on her excellent service and willingness to assist us in any way. The upgrade for us to the penthouse suite was over the top. No problems or concerns were discovered during the entire wedding or reception. The weather was perfect and the reception was awesome. Our guests loved the reception, food, beach, hotel rooms, reception and decorations. The food tasting prior to the wedding was awesome as well and prepared exactly as we chose. I would highly recommend Grand Plaza Hotel to anyone looking for their wedding.
The grand plaza hotel was the best location for our wedding by far! The presidential ballroom and ocean view was Read more...
The grand plaza hotel was the best location for our wedding by far! The presidential ballroom and ocean view was absolutely beautiful and perfect. No other place compared! The reception staff was available the day of the event to assist us in anyway and was very flexible in preparing our reception room to our liking. Our coordinator, Elizabeth Smith, was organized, decisive, always helpful and very knowledgeable in all aspects of our ceremony and reception. She should be commended on her excellent service and willingness to assist us in any way. The upgrade for us to the penthouse suite was over the top. No problems or concerns were discovered during the entire wedding or reception. The weather was perfect and the reception was awesome. Our guests loved the reception, food, beach, hotel rooms, reception and decorations. The food tasting prior to the wedding was awesome as well and prepared exactly as we chose. I would highly recommend Grand Plaza Hotel to anyone looking for their wedding. Read less
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ljane421
Wedding:
10/23/2009
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza is a beautiful hotel with an amazing staff. Our wedding coordinator was Diana and I can't say enough about her. She handled every aspect of our wedding down to the tiniest detail. In fact she even helped my husband plan a Valentine's Day proposal in the exact same spot where we ended up getting married. She defianatly knows what she is doing when it comes to weddings. Her list of vendors (minus Marsha Marie Florals) was so helpful! Kathy, who also works at the Grand Plaza was also so wonderful. She went way above and beyond for us. They are extremely professional and I would recommend getting married at the Grand Plaza to anyone! I am so glad I decided on this venue for my wedding........I couldn't have asked for anything more!
The Grand Plaza is a beautiful hotel with an amazing staff. Our wedding coordinator was Diana and I can't say enough about Read more...
The Grand Plaza is a beautiful hotel with an amazing staff. Our wedding coordinator was Diana and I can't say enough about her. She handled every aspect of our wedding down to the tiniest detail. In fact she even helped my husband plan a Valentine's Day proposal in the exact same spot where we ended up getting married. She defianatly knows what she is doing when it comes to weddings. Her list of vendors (minus Marsha Marie Florals) was so helpful! Kathy, who also works at the Grand Plaza was also so wonderful. She went way above and beyond for us. They are extremely professional and I would recommend getting married at the Grand Plaza to anyone! I am so glad I decided on this venue for my wedding........I couldn't have asked for anything more! Read less
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roserachel
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our first date at Spinners and decided to get married there!! I cannot say enough about this place!! Diana was amazing and took care of everything! My girlfriends and I stayed in the Penthouse for the cost of a regular room the night before and had a wonderful time! The food the view the experience!!
My husband and I had our first date at Spinners and decided to get married there!! I cannot say enough about this place!! Read more...
My husband and I had our first date at Spinners and decided to get married there!! I cannot say enough about this place!! Diana was amazing and took care of everything! My girlfriends and I stayed in the Penthouse for the cost of a regular room the night before and had a wonderful time! The food the view the experience!! Read less
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Dani
Wedding:
9/9/2009
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza Resort 0n St. Petersburg Beach Fl was a beautiful site for my Daughters wedding on 9/9/09. The Catering Manager Diana set us up with a wonderful wedding package that included the ceremony, dinner, drinks, appetizers and the wedding cake. She was so very helpful in regards to her guidance in planning this event and the assistance of her staff in all the setup and working with all our vendors, from our linens, DJ, Cake supplier, Florists and our special requested Cuban Cigar Roller went seamless. Being the Mother of the Bride I wanted everything to be perfect (especially taking a year to plan) The day was beautiful with the wedding being a sunset ceremony on the beach to the patio of the Imperial Room first level of the hotel which was set up with a bar and appetizers and the cigar roller for our guests. Then the guests were guided to the reception room which was so beautifully decorated for a buffet style dinner and dancing. This event couldn�t have been any better!!! We had so many compliments from our guests regarding the food and the beautiful setup of our reception. Thank you Diana for making this a wonderful and stress free experience!!!
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The Grand Plaza Resort 0n St. Petersburg Beach Fl was a beautiful site for my Daughters wedding on 9/9/09. The Catering Manager Diana set us up with a wonderful wedding package that included the ceremony, dinner, drinks, appetizers and the wedding cake. She was so very helpful in regards to her guidance in planning this event and the assistance of her staff in all the setup and working with all our vendors, from our linens, DJ, Cake supplier, Florists and our special requested Cuban Cigar Roller went seamless. Being the Mother of the Bride I wanted everything to be perfect (especially taking a year to plan) The day was beautiful with the wedding being a sunset ceremony on the beach to the patio of the Imperial Room first level of the hotel which was set up with a bar and appetizers and the cigar roller for our guests. Then the guests were guided to the reception room which was so beautifully decorated for a buffet style dinner and dancing. This event couldn�t have been any better!!! We had so many compliments from our guests regarding the food and the beautiful setup of our reception. Thank you Diana for making this a wonderful and stress free experience!!! Read less
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Carleyj
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
After checking out the website and based on the reviews here, I decided to give Cherish Coddington a call.
I was an out of state bride and so I found the Plaza via an online search came here to Wedding Wire for reviews and then sent my wedding planner and my husband to check it out.
Between the three of us, we sent Cherish countless emails and she handled it all with such cheer and grace and her response time was impeccable. The days when she was not in office, we were notified. Now that may seem like no big deal but when one is stressed, the small things make a huge difference and I appreciated being notified of when to expect her return. I definitely felt that our day was important to Cherish and the hotel.
The hotel's style was a definite reflection of our personalities and was exactly what we were looking for and with the support of Cherish and her team, we turned their Imperial Room into our island paradise. We had very unique ideas and Cherish was very supportive in making them a reality.
They have a wide selection of items on their menu and we were able to make selections that fit into our island vibe and they did not disappoint. Kudos to the chef because that Jerk Chicken was da bomb!
ALL of the staff and I'm not kidding all of the staff were friendly from the front desk to Miss Jackie, our room attendant to the bar staff to Antonio.
I remember walking through the lobby just before the ceremony and all of the staff being just as excited as I was. I also remember I had an issue with my room key at 3am, I went down to the lobby and it was resolved in less than 5mins
We feel that our wedding day was perfect as our guests had an awesome time, our vendors enjoyed working with them and so did we!
After checking out the website and based on the reviews here, I decided to give Cherish Coddington a call.
I was an Read more...
After checking out the website and based on the reviews here, I decided to give Cherish Coddington a call.
I was an out of state bride and so I found the Plaza via an online search came here to Wedding Wire for reviews and then sent my wedding planner and my husband to check it out.
Between the three of us, we sent Cherish countless emails and she handled it all with such cheer and grace and her response time was impeccable. The days when she was not in office, we were notified. Now that may seem like no big deal but when one is stressed, the small things make a huge difference and I appreciated being notified of when to expect her return. I definitely felt that our day was important to Cherish and the hotel.
The hotel's style was a definite reflection of our personalities and was exactly what we were looking for and with the support of Cherish and her team, we turned their Imperial Room into our island paradise. We had very unique ideas and Cherish was very supportive in making them a reality.
They have a wide selection of items on their menu and we were able to make selections that fit into our island vibe and they did not disappoint. Kudos to the chef because that Jerk Chicken was da bomb!
ALL of the staff and I'm not kidding all of the staff were friendly from the front desk to Miss Jackie, our room attendant to the bar staff to Antonio.
I remember walking through the lobby just before the ceremony and all of the staff being just as excited as I was. I also remember I had an issue with my room key at 3am, I went down to the lobby and it was resolved in less than 5mins
We feel that our wedding day was perfect as our guests had an awesome time, our vendors enjoyed working with them and so did we! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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hbgal
Wedding:
6/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding coordinator, Liz Smith, was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and responsive to our needs. I cannot say enough about her or The Grand Plaza. Our wedding guests were blown away with the beauty of the reception hall, the proximity to the water, the quality of the food, and the old Florida feel of the hotel. The catering manager, Bill Bestman, was helpful when it came time to determine how much food to order for the number of people we were hosting. Even the bellman, Antonio, was wonderful and went above and beyond for us. We have referred many people to The Grand Plaza and will continue to do so.
Our wedding coordinator, Liz Smith, was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and responsive to our needs. I cannot say Read more...
Our wedding coordinator, Liz Smith, was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and responsive to our needs. I cannot say enough about her or The Grand Plaza. Our wedding guests were blown away with the beauty of the reception hall, the proximity to the water, the quality of the food, and the old Florida feel of the hotel. The catering manager, Bill Bestman, was helpful when it came time to determine how much food to order for the number of people we were hosting. Even the bellman, Antonio, was wonderful and went above and beyond for us. We have referred many people to The Grand Plaza and will continue to do so. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Eduardo
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
We chose the Grand Plaza for our beach wedding after seeing their spectacular Presidential Ballroom with a 180 degree view of The Gulf of Mexico. It was stunning. They specialize in beach weddings and have very attractive packages that you can tailor to your needs. The ceremony was held outside at the beach. They have a North and a South Beach location as well as an indoor location in case of inclement weather. Their staff is helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We chose the Deluxe Buffet which includes a four hour open bar. Those ladies working there were awesome to us and our guests! The food was great and our guests raved about the natural beauty of the place. The hotel itself is simple and laid back...perfect for what we were looking for our wedding. All rooms have balconies. We chose to book a suite which has two balconies. We stayed for the long weekend and had an absolute blast even after the wedding was over. I highly recommend this venue for brides looking for their perfect beach weddings! Book early though...the hotel specializes in beach weddings are are booked way in advance.
We chose the Grand Plaza for our beach wedding after seeing their spectacular Presidential Ballroom with a 180 degree view Read more...
We chose the Grand Plaza for our beach wedding after seeing their spectacular Presidential Ballroom with a 180 degree view of The Gulf of Mexico. It was stunning. They specialize in beach weddings and have very attractive packages that you can tailor to your needs. The ceremony was held outside at the beach. They have a North and a South Beach location as well as an indoor location in case of inclement weather. Their staff is helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We chose the Deluxe Buffet which includes a four hour open bar. Those ladies working there were awesome to us and our guests! The food was great and our guests raved about the natural beauty of the place. The hotel itself is simple and laid back...perfect for what we were looking for our wedding. All rooms have balconies. We chose to book a suite which has two balconies. We stayed for the long weekend and had an absolute blast even after the wedding was over. I highly recommend this venue for brides looking for their perfect beach weddings! Book early though...the hotel specializes in beach weddings are are booked way in advance. Read less
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sullyslychowdah
Wedding:
5/22/2009
5.0/5.0
We were married at the Grand Plaza on May 22, 2009. It was an easy decision to book this venue. My mom, sister and I happened across it one day while looking at venues. Liz Smith met with us right away (when we didn't even have an appointment) and showed us all available ceremony sites and reception rooms. Mom wanted to book it that instant, but I needed my husband-to-be see it as well. A few months later he and I went over to see it. He liked it immediately. We decided to book it that day and celebrated with drinks in Spinners.

Liz was awesome to work with and was always there to answer questions, give advice as needed and "handle any surprises" without ever being asked. She really helped us design a wedding weekend that was a perfect fit for us. All our guests were from out of town and to this day they cannot stop raving about the wedding, the hotel (particularly Bongo Bongo's) and the beach. Our wedding day and weekend could not have gone more perfectly, from greeting all our guests at the hotel, to the sun coming out just as I walked down the isle, to our "shuffle, shuffle, slide" dance at the end of our reception, and to our friend and family weekend on the beach.
We were married at the Grand Plaza on May 22, 2009. It was an easy decision to book this venue. My mom, sister and I Read more...
We were married at the Grand Plaza on May 22, 2009. It was an easy decision to book this venue. My mom, sister and I happened across it one day while looking at venues. Liz Smith met with us right away (when we didn't even have an appointment) and showed us all available ceremony sites and reception rooms. Mom wanted to book it that instant, but I needed my husband-to-be see it as well. A few months later he and I went over to see it. He liked it immediately. We decided to book it that day and celebrated with drinks in Spinners.

Liz was awesome to work with and was always there to answer questions, give advice as needed and "handle any surprises" without ever being asked. She really helped us design a wedding weekend that was a perfect fit for us. All our guests were from out of town and to this day they cannot stop raving about the wedding, the hotel (particularly Bongo Bongo's) and the beach. Our wedding day and weekend could not have gone more perfectly, from greeting all our guests at the hotel, to the sun coming out just as I walked down the isle, to our "shuffle, shuffle, slide" dance at the end of our reception, and to our friend and family weekend on the beach. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Susan
Wedding:
5/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Based on my own experience, Grand Plaza absolutely deserves 5/5 stars in all of these categories! The venue and our coordinator, Cherish Coddington, was absolutely phenomenal in accommodating our needs and wishes for our wedding day. We contacted Cherish with a very tight budget, and she was able/happy to work efficiently and creatively to let us have a wedding that was just Wonderful, AND within our financial means!!!

Although we were NOT big spenders, Grand Plaza was EXTREMELY generous to us in any/all ways that were feasible. Since our wedding was Sunday during the daytime, there was more flexibility. As only our event was taking place there at that time, they let us use 2 different event rooms - one for our ceremony, and another for our reception - and we always had the personal attention of Cherish, herself. They went above and beyond, offering perks like these that we never even thought were possible.

We had a BEAUTIFUL ceremony (in the comfort of the A/C with a gorgeous view of the gulf) - then walked out onto the beach for pictures while guests went upstairs for cocktails.

Our reception was in the Presidential ballroom, the views were to-die-for, and it was absolutely classic. Cherish didn't miss a beat - everyone (bakery, florist, servers, DJ/MC etc) was exactly where they needed to be - I didn't need to worry about coordinating anything, and the event was flawless! I can't thank Cherish, and Grand Plaza, enough for the unforgettable experience that we had with them!

Susan & Maxim Salganik
Based on my own experience, Grand Plaza absolutely deserves 5/5 stars in all of these categories! The venue and our Read more...
Based on my own experience, Grand Plaza absolutely deserves 5/5 stars in all of these categories! The venue and our coordinator, Cherish Coddington, was absolutely phenomenal in accommodating our needs and wishes for our wedding day. We contacted Cherish with a very tight budget, and she was able/happy to work efficiently and creatively to let us have a wedding that was just Wonderful, AND within our financial means!!!

Although we were NOT big spenders, Grand Plaza was EXTREMELY generous to us in any/all ways that were feasible. Since our wedding was Sunday during the daytime, there was more flexibility. As only our event was taking place there at that time, they let us use 2 different event rooms - one for our ceremony, and another for our reception - and we always had the personal attention of Cherish, herself. They went above and beyond, offering perks like these that we never even thought were possible.

We had a BEAUTIFUL ceremony (in the comfort of the A/C with a gorgeous view of the gulf) - then walked out onto the beach for pictures while guests went upstairs for cocktails.

Our reception was in the Presidential ballroom, the views were to-die-for, and it was absolutely classic. Cherish didn't miss a beat - everyone (bakery, florist, servers, DJ/MC etc) was exactly where they needed to be - I didn't need to worry about coordinating anything, and the event was flawless! I can't thank Cherish, and Grand Plaza, enough for the unforgettable experience that we had with them!

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Christine
Wedding:
5/21/2009
5.0/5.0
I had my reception in the Imperial Ballroom at the Grand Plaza. It was even more beautiful than I imagined. The wedding coordinators are so helpful and friendly. Diana is who I dealt with and she is a gem!!! I think I called her several times a week for months and she was always helpful and friendly even though I was probably a pain. They were amazing to deal with and they stay the day of the event to make sure everything goes well. I would highly recommend the Grand Plaza for your wedding. It is a beautiful venue and the staff is amazing!!! Our wedding day turned out perfect and I owe a lot of that to the Grand Plaza!
I had my reception in the Imperial Ballroom at the Grand Plaza. It was even more beautiful than I imagined. The wedding Read more...
I had my reception in the Imperial Ballroom at the Grand Plaza. It was even more beautiful than I imagined. The wedding coordinators are so helpful and friendly. Diana is who I dealt with and she is a gem!!! I think I called her several times a week for months and she was always helpful and friendly even though I was probably a pain. They were amazing to deal with and they stay the day of the event to make sure everything goes well. I would highly recommend the Grand Plaza for your wedding. It is a beautiful venue and the staff is amazing!!! Our wedding day turned out perfect and I owe a lot of that to the Grand Plaza! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
5/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Excellent venue! We chose this hotel because of the location, reception room and beauty...price was also great. We were married on Friday May 1, 2009 on the beach at the hotel. This hotel has set up 2 palm tree lined isles on the beach for the ceremony, and will provide chairs, tables and an arch when requested. They have mulitple reception rooms to fit any style, from high in the sky overlooking the entire beach from their floor to ceiling windows, to a beachside room that fits over 100+ to the small informal room we chose, which was the Palm room. It was right off the pool, had indoor and outdoor seating and sat about 35 people inside and 30 outside (not for those who want a dance floor). It was perfect! Our coordinator was Cherish Coddington. She was absolultely the best. I worked closely with her and Kristi for over 10 months. The wedding went off without any issues and it was all due to Cherish's dedication to our happiness. The catering department, and all other areas of the hotel staff that assisted were wonderful in making sure everything was perfect. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and our guests compliment on it still!
Note: I would recommend to anyone having a beach wedding (if you are having more then just a few guests) to have a PA system. Most of our guests said they could barely or not at all hear anything from the officiate or us. It was a shame as our ceremony was beautiful and fit us perfectly and we would have liked our guests to hear it.
Excellent venue! We chose this hotel because of the location, reception room and beauty...price was also great. We were Read more...
Excellent venue! We chose this hotel because of the location, reception room and beauty...price was also great. We were married on Friday May 1, 2009 on the beach at the hotel. This hotel has set up 2 palm tree lined isles on the beach for the ceremony, and will provide chairs, tables and an arch when requested. They have mulitple reception rooms to fit any style, from high in the sky overlooking the entire beach from their floor to ceiling windows, to a beachside room that fits over 100+ to the small informal room we chose, which was the Palm room. It was right off the pool, had indoor and outdoor seating and sat about 35 people inside and 30 outside (not for those who want a dance floor). It was perfect! Our coordinator was Cherish Coddington. She was absolultely the best. I worked closely with her and Kristi for over 10 months. The wedding went off without any issues and it was all due to Cherish's dedication to our happiness. The catering department, and all other areas of the hotel staff that assisted were wonderful in making sure everything was perfect. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and our guests compliment on it still!
Note: I would recommend to anyone having a beach wedding (if you are having more then just a few guests) to have a PA system. Most of our guests said they could barely or not at all hear anything from the officiate or us. It was a shame as our ceremony was beautiful and fit us perfectly and we would have liked our guests to hear it. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Annie
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Doug and I live in Kansas City. When we got engaged, we both knew we wanted to have an intimate wedding ceremony on the beach. We have vacationed in St. Pete before and were looking for hotels in the area to have our wedding. We traveled to Florida and looked at several venues. As soon as we went to the Grand Plaza, I knew our decision was made. We met with Diana, the Catering Sales Manager. She put my mind at ease in having a destination wedding. Diana told me that she too had her destination wedding there and knew how difficult it could be. Over the next 6 months, we kept in constant contact. She is so quick to call or e-mail you back with any questions. I put a lot of faith in her sewing up details to make sure our day was perfect. I would do it all over again in a heart beat. Our day was planned to the last detail. I didn't have to worry about a thing because Diana had a team of people making sure nothing went wrong.

Our reception was in the Presidential Ballroom. It has the most breathtaking panoramic views of the beach! The room can accommodate a larger party around 70 or so. We had a smaller group, but the room was still put together so that it didn't feel empty. The food was absolutely amazing! The staff serving the event were fantastic as well.

Our day ended up to be the happiest of our lives. I am so happy that we chose the Grand Plaza. I cannot thank Diana and her staff enough for all that they did to make our wedding day perfect and memorable!

Sincerely,
Annie
Doug and I live in Kansas City. When we got engaged, we both knew we wanted to have an intimate wedding ceremony on the Read more...
Doug and I live in Kansas City. When we got engaged, we both knew we wanted to have an intimate wedding ceremony on the beach. We have vacationed in St. Pete before and were looking for hotels in the area to have our wedding. We traveled to Florida and looked at several venues. As soon as we went to the Grand Plaza, I knew our decision was made. We met with Diana, the Catering Sales Manager. She put my mind at ease in having a destination wedding. Diana told me that she too had her destination wedding there and knew how difficult it could be. Over the next 6 months, we kept in constant contact. She is so quick to call or e-mail you back with any questions. I put a lot of faith in her sewing up details to make sure our day was perfect. I would do it all over again in a heart beat. Our day was planned to the last detail. I didn't have to worry about a thing because Diana had a team of people making sure nothing went wrong.

Our reception was in the Presidential Ballroom. It has the most breathtaking panoramic views of the beach! The room can accommodate a larger party around 70 or so. We had a smaller group, but the room was still put together so that it didn't feel empty. The food was absolutely amazing! The staff serving the event were fantastic as well.

Our day ended up to be the happiest of our lives. I am so happy that we chose the Grand Plaza. I cannot thank Diana and her staff enough for all that they did to make our wedding day perfect and memorable!

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Jules
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Liz was absolutely amazing! We truly had the wedding of our dreams and Liz helped us out in every way possible. Anytime I had a question, or needed advice she was always there with an answer. We couldn't have done it with out her, it was like having a personal wedding planner. We are so thankful!
Liz was absolutely amazing! We truly had the wedding of our dreams and Liz helped us out in every way possible. Anytime I Read more...
Liz was absolutely amazing! We truly had the wedding of our dreams and Liz helped us out in every way possible. Anytime I had a question, or needed advice she was always there with an answer. We couldn't have done it with out her, it was like having a personal wedding planner. We are so thankful! Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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jessi0906
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza provides a wedding coordinator, mine was Liz Smith. She is such a pleasant and happy person. She made sure everything I needed was available (even for my private dinner rehearsal.)

I originally booked with another venue, which went into foreclosure 30 days before the wedding!!! I found Grand Plaza and they made sure to make the changes as seemless as possible. Because of the short booking, they worked with my budget and really pulled through for me. I would recommend using this venue to anyone looking for a beach fairytale. Our reception was in the Presidental Ballroom and all of my guest was speechless by our sunset view over the ocean. It was worth every penny.
The Grand Plaza provides a wedding coordinator, mine was Liz Smith. She is such a pleasant and happy person. She made sure Read more...
The Grand Plaza provides a wedding coordinator, mine was Liz Smith. She is such a pleasant and happy person. She made sure everything I needed was available (even for my private dinner rehearsal.)

I originally booked with another venue, which went into foreclosure 30 days before the wedding!!! I found Grand Plaza and they made sure to make the changes as seemless as possible. Because of the short booking, they worked with my budget and really pulled through for me. I would recommend using this venue to anyone looking for a beach fairytale. Our reception was in the Presidental Ballroom and all of my guest was speechless by our sunset view over the ocean. It was worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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rhudson25
Wedding:
4/3/2009
5.0/5.0
This hotel is such a beautiful hotel with its unique structure. The staff was absolutely amazing! I couldnt have asked for a better wedding coordinator, Liz smith was perfect in everyway. She was such a big help to my husband and I. We are so blessed that we got to work with this wonderful staff.
This hotel is such a beautiful hotel with its unique structure. The staff was absolutely amazing! I couldnt have asked for Read more...
This hotel is such a beautiful hotel with its unique structure. The staff was absolutely amazing! I couldnt have asked for a better wedding coordinator, Liz smith was perfect in everyway. She was such a big help to my husband and I. We are so blessed that we got to work with this wonderful staff. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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M
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Liz Smith and everyone at the Grand Plaza were very professional, accommodating and everything was perfect.
Liz Smith and everyone at the Grand Plaza were very professional, accommodating and everything was perfect.
Liz Smith and everyone at the Grand Plaza were very professional, accommodating and everything was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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littlejns
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza was the only choice for us, we wanted a beach ceremony and the Imperial Room is level with the beach, not on the second floor! Liz Smith the event coordinator gave us the grand tour. You can tell from the moment you walk in they are very organized. Kristi was just amazing throughout the process. She was so attentive and answered all of our questions. On our wedding day, she really made everything easy for us. All the details were taken care of, even coordinating the bride and groom so they don't see each other on the wedding day. We just loved the penthouse room we booked for the wedding night, the views up there are stunning. My out of town guests were very pleased to be able to have their accomodations on site. The catering staff and the food (grouper, chicken and roast beef) were amazing and we received lots of compliments from our guests. The ceremony went off without a hitch on the beach with our spectacular sunset just as we had invisioned! The list of recommended vendors they supplied also helped immensely by narrowing down the other vendors we also needed to book. Our wedding cake was included as part of our package and that was a huge savings!
The Grand Plaza was the only choice for us, we wanted a beach ceremony and the Imperial Room is level with the beach, not Read more...
The Grand Plaza was the only choice for us, we wanted a beach ceremony and the Imperial Room is level with the beach, not on the second floor! Liz Smith the event coordinator gave us the grand tour. You can tell from the moment you walk in they are very organized. Kristi was just amazing throughout the process. She was so attentive and answered all of our questions. On our wedding day, she really made everything easy for us. All the details were taken care of, even coordinating the bride and groom so they don't see each other on the wedding day. We just loved the penthouse room we booked for the wedding night, the views up there are stunning. My out of town guests were very pleased to be able to have their accomodations on site. The catering staff and the food (grouper, chicken and roast beef) were amazing and we received lots of compliments from our guests. The ceremony went off without a hitch on the beach with our spectacular sunset just as we had invisioned! The list of recommended vendors they supplied also helped immensely by narrowing down the other vendors we also needed to book. Our wedding cake was included as part of our package and that was a huge savings! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Melanie
Wedding:
2/15/2009
5.0/5.0
The grand plaza was the perfect place for my small (destination) beach wedding. The presidential ballroom was gorgeous and our planner, Kristy, made everything come together smoothly on the big day. The food was amazing, the pictures came our great, and I am so glad we found it!
The grand plaza was the perfect place for my small (destination) beach wedding. The presidential ballroom was gorgeous and Read more...
The grand plaza was the perfect place for my small (destination) beach wedding. The presidential ballroom was gorgeous and our planner, Kristy, made everything come together smoothly on the big day. The food was amazing, the pictures came our great, and I am so glad we found it! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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tommymcd2003
Wedding:
12/31/2008
5.0/5.0
We had such a wonderful wedding at the Grand Plaza and would recommend it to anyone looking for a classic beach wedding. The presidential ballroom is amazing and the view is hard to beat. Our event coordinator Liz Smith was amazing! She truly went out of her way to make sure our special day was perfect! I cannot say enough good things about her professionalism and dedication to her guests. The penthouse rooms are awesome and the wedding package includes so much that it is truly a great deal. Again I cannot say enough good things about our wedding and the staff at the Grand Plaza.
We had such a wonderful wedding at the Grand Plaza and would recommend it to anyone looking for a classic beach wedding. Read more...
We had such a wonderful wedding at the Grand Plaza and would recommend it to anyone looking for a classic beach wedding. The presidential ballroom is amazing and the view is hard to beat. Our event coordinator Liz Smith was amazing! She truly went out of her way to make sure our special day was perfect! I cannot say enough good things about her professionalism and dedication to her guests. The penthouse rooms are awesome and the wedding package includes so much that it is truly a great deal. Again I cannot say enough good things about our wedding and the staff at the Grand Plaza. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
12/31/2008
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza was wonderful! But the event coordinator, Liz Smith, is AWESOME!!! She is incredibly friendly and helpful from start to finish. Things went fairly well for me up to the wedding day...no stress, etc. Then when things started to go a little awry, Liz was there to save the day. When we added more people 2 days before the wedding, she took care of it...I had forgotten to call the other vendor to add chair covers, Liz had already made the arrangements by the time I remembered. When my flowers hadn't opened by the morning of the wedding, Liz called the florist. When I was unable to do anything while getting my hair and makeup done, Liz brought me drinks. She continued to help through the wedding, bringing us food before the reception and seeing to it that my day was perfect! Which it was! The Grand Plaza has 2 beautiful reception sites and the beach ceremony was wonderful (They have 2 rain back-ups as well). The food was really good, wait staff was on top of everything. We would recommend the Grand Plaza and Liz to anyone!
The Grand Plaza was wonderful! But the event coordinator, Liz Smith, is AWESOME!!! She is incredibly friendly and helpful Read more...
The Grand Plaza was wonderful! But the event coordinator, Liz Smith, is AWESOME!!! She is incredibly friendly and helpful from start to finish. Things went fairly well for me up to the wedding day...no stress, etc. Then when things started to go a little awry, Liz was there to save the day. When we added more people 2 days before the wedding, she took care of it...I had forgotten to call the other vendor to add chair covers, Liz had already made the arrangements by the time I remembered. When my flowers hadn't opened by the morning of the wedding, Liz called the florist. When I was unable to do anything while getting my hair and makeup done, Liz brought me drinks. She continued to help through the wedding, bringing us food before the reception and seeing to it that my day was perfect! Which it was! The Grand Plaza has 2 beautiful reception sites and the beach ceremony was wonderful (They have 2 rain back-ups as well). The food was really good, wait staff was on top of everything. We would recommend the Grand Plaza and Liz to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
As soon as we saw the Presidential Ballroom we fell in love! Kristi took care of every detail of our wedding reassuring us that everything would turn out great. It was above all my expectations. She didn't stop working and replying to emails even when she was on her cruise vacation. Our wedding was stress free and a day I'll always remember as perfect.
As soon as we saw the Presidential Ballroom we fell in love! Kristi took care of every detail of our wedding reassuring us Read more...
As soon as we saw the Presidential Ballroom we fell in love! Kristi took care of every detail of our wedding reassuring us that everything would turn out great. It was above all my expectations. She didn't stop working and replying to emails even when she was on her cruise vacation. Our wedding was stress free and a day I'll always remember as perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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MillsofMemphis
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Claudia was a savior with a beautiful alternative for the rainy day and the wedding was magical!
Claudia was a savior with a beautiful alternative for the rainy day and the wedding was magical!
Claudia was a savior with a beautiful alternative for the rainy day and the wedding was magical! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Vickie
Wedding:
3/8/2008
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. They included not only a ceremony on the beach and a reception room, but they also included the food, drinks, center pieces, cake, linens and wedding planners all in one reasonable price. Having so many things in one place and only having to write one check, made my job a lot less stressful. The wedding planners were wonderful in helping us plan every moment of the wedding. On the day of our wedding, we unfortunately had bad weather and the planners were able to set us up in a beautiful back-up room instead of the beach. The entire day went so smoothly, it was nice to know that I could just enjoy the day and not worry about a thing. Any bride would be lucky to get married in such a beautiful hotel with such wonderful people.
The Grand Plaza Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. They included not only a ceremony on the beach and a Read more...
The Grand Plaza Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. They included not only a ceremony on the beach and a reception room, but they also included the food, drinks, center pieces, cake, linens and wedding planners all in one reasonable price. Having so many things in one place and only having to write one check, made my job a lot less stressful. The wedding planners were wonderful in helping us plan every moment of the wedding. On the day of our wedding, we unfortunately had bad weather and the planners were able to set us up in a beautiful back-up room instead of the beach. The entire day went so smoothly, it was nice to know that I could just enjoy the day and not worry about a thing. Any bride would be lucky to get married in such a beautiful hotel with such wonderful people. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/4/2008
5.0/5.0
What a great place to have that perfect FL wedding. We had something particular in our minds when we started looking for a venue. We drove up and down the coast and was so disappointed in everything we saw. No one showed us around, they just told us to look around. All the reception rooms were hidden in the back with no windows! What was the point of being on the beach if you didn't have a view?? And their food was so ridiculously priced! Not to mention the tacky carpet that wouldn't match with our colors.

Then we came across the Grand Plaza. We walked into the lobby and loved how everything looked, white & classic. We were told Cherish, one of the wedding coordinators will be with us shortly. "You mean someone will meet us??" Cherish came, and she was so bright with the friendliest smile you've ever seen. She showed us outside on the beach, where the ceremonies take place. Beautiful! They have palm trees for the beginning of the aisle! She had a meeting to go to, so she gave us vouchers for the restaurant upstairs while we waited. The restaurant spins 360 deg.. but don't worry, spins very very slow. So you get to see the whole view! She came to get us when she was done and took us to the presidential room, where a wedding of our size would have the reception. As soon we saw this room, my heart skipped a beat. I knew this was the place I wanted. The room had floor to ceiling windows for 50% of the room, showing off the whole coast! There was white tile covering the whole room.. no tacky carpet!! Beautiful chandeliers.. everything was stunning! I knew I wanted it, but I knew it would be expensive. Cherish took us in her office and gave us the prices. To our suprise, it wasn't expensive at all! It was totally in our budget! They do the catering there, so we didn't have to find a catering company. And so many choices! They also have a deal with the bakery, where you get a free wedding cake!! Uh HELLO? We upgraded our cake, so it only costed us $75 for a 3 tiered gorgeously decorated cake.
On the wedding day, everything turned out so beautiful. Cherish and the rest of the grand plaza crew helped every step of the way to make our day perfect. We got so many compliments of the location we picked. Everyone couldn't believe how beautiful it was. We had a lot of out of state guests, so it was important to show them FL in true beach fashion.

We loved everything about this venue. They treated us like royalty and everything was just out of this world beautiful. 100 million % recommend!!
What a great place to have that perfect FL wedding. We had something particular in our minds when we started looking for a Read more...
What a great place to have that perfect FL wedding. We had something particular in our minds when we started looking for a venue. We drove up and down the coast and was so disappointed in everything we saw. No one showed us around, they just told us to look around. All the reception rooms were hidden in the back with no windows! What was the point of being on the beach if you didn't have a view?? And their food was so ridiculously priced! Not to mention the tacky carpet that wouldn't match with our colors.

Then we came across the Grand Plaza. We walked into the lobby and loved how everything looked, white & classic. We were told Cherish, one of the wedding coordinators will be with us shortly. "You mean someone will meet us??" Cherish came, and she was so bright with the friendliest smile you've ever seen. She showed us outside on the beach, where the ceremonies take place. Beautiful! They have palm trees for the beginning of the aisle! She had a meeting to go to, so she gave us vouchers for the restaurant upstairs while we waited. The restaurant spins 360 deg.. but don't worry, spins very very slow. So you get to see the whole view! She came to get us when she was done and took us to the presidential room, where a wedding of our size would have the reception. As soon we saw this room, my heart skipped a beat. I knew this was the place I wanted. The room had floor to ceiling windows for 50% of the room, showing off the whole coast! There was white tile covering the whole room.. no tacky carpet!! Beautiful chandeliers.. everything was stunning! I knew I wanted it, but I knew it would be expensive. Cherish took us in her office and gave us the prices. To our suprise, it wasn't expensive at all! It was totally in our budget! They do the catering there, so we didn't have to find a catering company. And so many choices! They also have a deal with the bakery, where you get a free wedding cake!! Uh HELLO? We upgraded our cake, so it only costed us $75 for a 3 tiered gorgeously decorated cake.
On the wedding day, everything turned out so beautiful. Cherish and the rest of the grand plaza crew helped every step of the way to make our day perfect. We got so many compliments of the location we picked. Everyone couldn't believe how beautiful it was. We had a lot of out of state guests, so it was important to show them FL in true beach fashion.

We loved everything about this venue. They treated us like royalty and everything was just out of this world beautiful. 100 million % recommend!! Read less
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Queenslady
Wedding:
7/21/2007
5.0/5.0
This hotel is the best, I received quality serice for a reasonable price. This was a destination wedding for me, so I had guests coming from all over and it was important to keep everyone together or as close as possible. I had my ceremony on the beach and my receptional inside the hotel, and most of my guest stayed at this hotel. Very convenient, it saved us from having to get a limo and having to keep track of everyone. This hotel also came with a event coordinator which was also a very big help. She was in contact with me every step of the way.
This hotel is the best, I received quality serice for a reasonable price. This was a destination wedding for me, so I had Read more...
This hotel is the best, I received quality serice for a reasonable price. This was a destination wedding for me, so I had guests coming from all over and it was important to keep everyone together or as close as possible. I had my ceremony on the beach and my receptional inside the hotel, and most of my guest stayed at this hotel. Very convenient, it saved us from having to get a limo and having to keep track of everyone. This hotel also came with a event coordinator which was also a very big help. She was in contact with me every step of the way. Read less
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peachykeach
Wedding:
10/28/2006
5.0/5.0
I had the best wedding ever. I got lucky and booked the hotel when it was the Holiday Inn before the remodel so I got a great rate. The food & bar were awesome. The room was gordeous and I got married right on the sand. Everyone stayed at the hotel for the weekend and partied the whole weekend. My coordinator Cherish took care of my vendors on the day of the wedding so I could relax and get ready in the awesome penthouse.
I had the best wedding ever. I got lucky and booked the hotel when it was the Holiday Inn before the remodel so I got a Read more...
I had the best wedding ever. I got lucky and booked the hotel when it was the Holiday Inn before the remodel so I got a great rate. The food & bar were awesome. The room was gordeous and I got married right on the sand. Everyone stayed at the hotel for the weekend and partied the whole weekend. My coordinator Cherish took care of my vendors on the day of the wedding so I could relax and get ready in the awesome penthouse. Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
7/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The Grand Plaza is a stunning venue for a Wedding! The staff there are very friendly and accomodating, and the property is very well taken care of. For our Wedding we had the rehearsal there, and had a gathering at Bongo's Beach Bar following. The food was delicious, and I was very impressed with the set up! On the day of our Wedding, I booked the Glamour room for the girls to get ready in. This is a MUST, cause the name says it all!! My only suggestion is that they put music in there. For our dinner, we had the Presidential Ballroom. It was breathtaking. Stunning. A must see! The dinner was amazing, and we have been getting compliments ever since. Everyone commented that it was the nicest Wedding they had ever seen. The hotel upgraded us and the parents to presidential rooms! It was a nice touch, much appreciated! Gloria was my wedding coordinator from the hotel. She was fantastic!! I would recommend this venue to anyone!
The Grand Plaza is a stunning venue for a Wedding! The staff there are very friendly and accomodating, and the property is Read more...
The Grand Plaza is a stunning venue for a Wedding! The staff there are very friendly and accomodating, and the property is very well taken care of. For our Wedding we had the rehearsal there, and had a gathering at Bongo's Beach Bar following. The food was delicious, and I was very impressed with the set up! On the day of our Wedding, I booked the Glamour room for the girls to get ready in. This is a MUST, cause the name says it all!! My only suggestion is that they put music in there. For our dinner, we had the Presidential Ballroom. It was breathtaking. Stunning. A must see! The dinner was amazing, and we have been getting compliments ever since. Everyone commented that it was the nicest Wedding they had ever seen. The hotel upgraded us and the parents to presidential rooms! It was a nice touch, much appreciated! Gloria was my wedding coordinator from the hotel. She was fantastic!! I would recommend this venue to anyone! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.9/5.0
As far as beach resorts go, The Grand Plaza is one of the most inclusive places I've seen. They had some obvious renovations to upkeep the place. The rooms vary some in size, but all have a Murphy bed, TV, WIFI, microwave, fridge, safe, couch and king (or 2 twin) beds. I had no problem with WIFI signal. Housekeeping was friendly and handled any specific requests. The bellman locked our bags up until we checked in (at 4) and brought them up as soon as we were in. I didn't try room service, so no comment. My room was a gulf view, had a small balcony with a plastic patio table and chairs (beautiful lightning storms over the gulf almost every night). The pool is as clean as any hotel pool, shallow and deeper ends (get your chairs early!) Down a very short path you are on the beach. Amazingly the sand doesn't get scorching hot, I have no explanation! You can get a cabana for only $20/day and they offer jet ski rentals and some other things. 3 restaurants: Spinners on the top floor gives a 360 degree view while you eat (we went around 2x through dinner), Bongos Beach Bar accesses the pool and beach, and the Palm Room is a breakfast/brunch room for an acceptable charge. Overall, I will be back many times!

Amy Hinman. I've never been married before, this was my first. This was also possibly the easiest, smoothest, most relaxed experience I could ever imagine. She had valuable suggestions for every road bump. If every coordinator was as astute and dependable as Amy, there wouldn't be shows like Bridezilla. I can't begin to imagine how much she did behind the scenes, while juggling (I'm sure) a dozen other weddings! I chose Grand Plaza (over the internet, from NJ, without ever seeing the place) because I had boiled my choice down to 3 resorts and Amy answered every email, phone call and request immediately; she is more then attentive and doesn't take enough time off. I will forever remember "FL Amy" and the Grand Plaza and the amazing wedding they helped me put together.
As far as beach resorts go, The Grand Plaza is one of the most inclusive places I've seen. They had some obvious Read more...
As far as beach resorts go, The Grand Plaza is one of the most inclusive places I've seen. They had some obvious renovations to upkeep the place. The rooms vary some in size, but all have a Murphy bed, TV, WIFI, microwave, fridge, safe, couch and king (or 2 twin) beds. I had no problem with WIFI signal. Housekeeping was friendly and handled any specific requests. The bellman locked our bags up until we checked in (at 4) and brought them up as soon as we were in. I didn't try room service, so no comment. My room was a gulf view, had a small balcony with a plastic patio table and chairs (beautiful lightning storms over the gulf almost every night). The pool is as clean as any hotel pool, shallow and deeper ends (get your chairs early!) Down a very short path you are on the beach. Amazingly the sand doesn't get scorching hot, I have no explanation! You can get a cabana for only $20/day and they offer jet ski rentals and some other things. 3 restaurants: Spinners on the top floor gives a 360 degree view while you eat (we went around 2x through dinner), Bongos Beach Bar accesses the pool and beach, and the Palm Room is a breakfast/brunch room for an acceptable charge. Overall, I will be back many times!

Amy Hinman. I've never been married before, this was my first. This was also possibly the easiest, smoothest, most relaxed experience I could ever imagine. She had valuable suggestions for every road bump. If every coordinator was as astute and dependable as Amy, there wouldn't be shows like Bridezilla. I can't begin to imagine how much she did behind the scenes, while juggling (I'm sure) a dozen other weddings! I chose Grand Plaza (over the internet, from NJ, without ever seeing the place) because I had boiled my choice down to 3 resorts and Amy answered every email, phone call and request immediately; she is more then attentive and doesn't take enough time off. I will forever remember "FL Amy" and the Grand Plaza and the amazing wedding they helped me put together. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
12/31/2012
4.9/5.0
We had a wonderful New Year's Eve Reception and we would like to thank Jen Koerlin and the entire staff. The room looked amazing and they added a few touches that really completed the overall appearance.

They were wonderful to work with from beginning to the very end.

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We had a wonderful New Year's Eve Reception and we would like to thank Jen Koerlin and the entire staff. The room looked Read more...
We had a wonderful New Year's Eve Reception and we would like to thank Jen Koerlin and the entire staff. The room looked amazing and they added a few touches that really completed the overall appearance.

They were wonderful to work with from beginning to the very end.

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George
Wedding:
12/20/2012
4.9/5.0
The staff were very friendly and accomodating on short notice. The food was delicious and the value excellent! The menu had great variety and we enjoyed viewing the area in this unique rotating restaurant.
The staff were very friendly and accomodating on short notice. The food was delicious and the value excellent! The menu Read more...
The staff were very friendly and accomodating on short notice. The food was delicious and the value excellent! The menu had great variety and we enjoyed viewing the area in this unique rotating restaurant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/30/2012
4.9/5.0
The Grand Plaza is a perfect place to get married on the beach. The ceremony sites are breathtaking and specific for weddings. They even have palm trees planted in th sand to line the isles! It is so beautiful! The Presidental Ballroom is a beautiful ballroom and our guests enjoyed the sunset cocktail hour. The space feels like a spiritual hug! Our wedding coordinator for the Grand Plaza was Gloria and she was amazing. She worked with our coordinator Nikki Soda of Soda Styles very well to ensure the day ran smooth. Gloria was a pleasure to work with and made special accomidations to ensure our wedding ran smoothly.
The Grand Plaza is a perfect place to get married on the beach. The ceremony sites are breathtaking and specific for Read more...
The Grand Plaza is a perfect place to get married on the beach. The ceremony sites are breathtaking and specific for weddings. They even have palm trees planted in th sand to line the isles! It is so beautiful! The Presidental Ballroom is a beautiful ballroom and our guests enjoyed the sunset cocktail hour. The space feels like a spiritual hug! Our wedding coordinator for the Grand Plaza was Gloria and she was amazing. She worked with our coordinator Nikki Soda of Soda Styles very well to ensure the day ran smooth. Gloria was a pleasure to work with and made special accomidations to ensure our wedding ran smoothly. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/20/2012
4.9/5.0
We could not have picked a better wedding venue!! Our ceremony was located outside on the patio of the Imperial Ballroom. It was perfect for our 60 guests! Katie and Jen were our wedding coordinators and they were both wonderful to work with.
We could not have picked a better wedding venue!! Our ceremony was located outside on the patio of the Imperial Ballroom. Read more...
We could not have picked a better wedding venue!! Our ceremony was located outside on the patio of the Imperial Ballroom. It was perfect for our 60 guests! Katie and Jen were our wedding coordinators and they were both wonderful to work with. Read less
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lisa carpenter
Wedding:
4/7/2012
4.9/5.0
Staff excellent and they love what they do and it shows in there work
Staff excellent and they love what they do and it shows in there work
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Trish
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.9/5.0
Grand Plaza Hotel makes your wedding day easy. The wedding coordinators are there for you from the day you book your wedding date all the way to the end of your reception. They set everything up and take everything down. They make sure your wedding guests are seated and know where to go. They are very organized and are very easy to work with. If you are having a beach wedding and don't want to have to do everything yourself, this is a perfect place for you. The hotel is very nice and all of our guests enjoyed themselves.
Grand Plaza Hotel makes your wedding day easy. The wedding coordinators are there for you from the day you book your Read more...
Grand Plaza Hotel makes your wedding day easy. The wedding coordinators are there for you from the day you book your wedding date all the way to the end of your reception. They set everything up and take everything down. They make sure your wedding guests are seated and know where to go. They are very organized and are very easy to work with. If you are having a beach wedding and don't want to have to do everything yourself, this is a perfect place for you. The hotel is very nice and all of our guests enjoyed themselves. Read less
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Melbox81
Wedding:
6/11/2010
4.9/5.0
The hotel was great, staff was great and most of all Kristi Vessenmeyer was SO great! She helped me plan this destination wedding and I was more than impressed! I recommend this hotel for anyone that is thinking about a beach wedding. Also, the presidental suite was GORGEOUS for our daytime reception! I can't rave enough about this hotel and staff!
The hotel was great, staff was great and most of all Kristi Vessenmeyer was SO great! She helped me plan this destination Read more...
The hotel was great, staff was great and most of all Kristi Vessenmeyer was SO great! She helped me plan this destination wedding and I was more than impressed! I recommend this hotel for anyone that is thinking about a beach wedding. Also, the presidental suite was GORGEOUS for our daytime reception! I can't rave enough about this hotel and staff! Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
5/13/2009
4.9/5.0
I am from Cincinnati, Ohio and choose Grand Plaza before I even stepped foot on the property. I made a phone call and was conected to Liz Smith who sent me the information and bascially from that point on became a friend. Liz took care of us from top to bottom. She refered us to quality and dependable vendors and went above and beyond to make sure we were absolutly happy. We couldn't imagine a better place to have a wedding and the presidential ballroom is the best on the beach hands down. You won't be disappointed.
I am from Cincinnati, Ohio and choose Grand Plaza before I even stepped foot on the property. I made a phone call and was Read more...
I am from Cincinnati, Ohio and choose Grand Plaza before I even stepped foot on the property. I made a phone call and was conected to Liz Smith who sent me the information and bascially from that point on became a friend. Liz took care of us from top to bottom. She refered us to quality and dependable vendors and went above and beyond to make sure we were absolutly happy. We couldn't imagine a better place to have a wedding and the presidential ballroom is the best on the beach hands down. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/7/2014
4.8/5.0
We had Gloria and she was amazing!! She answered our dozens of questions quickly and professionally in the months leading up to the wedding. The venue is beautiful and the prices were comparable to other hotels in the area. I do think the value is higher at the Grand than other locations. The food was delicious! We did have some issues with our guests when they tried to book under our wedding block. The desk staff did not really seem to have their act together and gave misleading or incorrect information to our guests. Otherwise I would have rated all 5. The issue was partially resolved by the hotel GM. I don't blame Gloria for any of these issues- everything under her direction was amazing. She did a great job altering our ceremony site when it rained :( and was even nice enough to let us do it in the upstairs ballroom since it was empty. Overall we were extremely pleased with everything and it was such a pleasure working with Gloria. We would highly recommend the Grand!!
We had Gloria and she was amazing!! She answered our dozens of questions quickly and professionally in the months leading Read more...
We had Gloria and she was amazing!! She answered our dozens of questions quickly and professionally in the months leading up to the wedding. The venue is beautiful and the prices were comparable to other hotels in the area. I do think the value is higher at the Grand than other locations. The food was delicious! We did have some issues with our guests when they tried to book under our wedding block. The desk staff did not really seem to have their act together and gave misleading or incorrect information to our guests. Otherwise I would have rated all 5. The issue was partially resolved by the hotel GM. I don't blame Gloria for any of these issues- everything under her direction was amazing. She did a great job altering our ceremony site when it rained :( and was even nice enough to let us do it in the upstairs ballroom since it was empty. Overall we were extremely pleased with everything and it was such a pleasure working with Gloria. We would highly recommend the Grand!! Read less
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jennifer
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.8/5.0
We were married at the Grand Plaza Resort on June 9, 2012. Our coordinator Gloria Zak was so great, and she worked with us for almost 6 months planning the wedding of our dreams! she went out of her way a lot. when we went to our tasting we had a great bartender an asked if he could tend our wedding. she said she would try. but i never thought that she would actually try. he was our wedding day bartender an all our guests loved him. Kobe' The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. If you are looking for an incredible beach venue in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, this is the best of the best! Yes, the cost is on the expensive side, but you will not be disappointed on your wedding day! We loved the Grand Plaza so much.

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

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

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Use their preferred vendor recommendations if possible! Most of them know each other and frequently work together, making the entire process go smoothly.
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We were married at the Grand Plaza Resort on June 9, 2012. Our coordinator Gloria Zak was so great, and she worked with us Read more...
We were married at the Grand Plaza Resort on June 9, 2012. Our coordinator Gloria Zak was so great, and she worked with us for almost 6 months planning the wedding of our dreams! she went out of her way a lot. when we went to our tasting we had a great bartender an asked if he could tend our wedding. she said she would try. but i never thought that she would actually try. he was our wedding day bartender an all our guests loved him. Kobe' The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. If you are looking for an incredible beach venue in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, this is the best of the best! Yes, the cost is on the expensive side, but you will not be disappointed on your wedding day! We loved the Grand Plaza so much.

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

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

Quick Suggestions:
Use their preferred vendor recommendations if possible! Most of them know each other and frequently work together, making the entire process go smoothly.
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Heather
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.8/5.0
Cherish was my wedding coordinator and did an amazing jobs especially since I was a last minute bride.. The only issue that was bad is that most hotels give bride and groom a room for the night and they did not . Other then that it was absoulty amazing, I couldnt have done any of it with out Cherish. She even helped me with the DJ .. Seating chart day off.
Cherish was my wedding coordinator and did an amazing jobs especially since I was a last minute bride.. The only issue Read more...
Cherish was my wedding coordinator and did an amazing jobs especially since I was a last minute bride.. The only issue that was bad is that most hotels give bride and groom a room for the night and they did not . Other then that it was absoulty amazing, I couldnt have done any of it with out Cherish. She even helped me with the DJ .. Seating chart day off. Read less
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awalters
Wedding:
10/23/2011
4.8/5.0
The Grand Plaza is such a beautiful venue. Weddings are their specialty so its know wonder that they had everything covered. We had our ceremony and reception both there with out a problem. Our planner Gloria was so helpful and even recommend our officiant and the steel drummer, who were both great. The entire staff was so helpful.
The Grand Plaza is such a beautiful venue. Weddings are their specialty so its know wonder that they had everything Read more...
The Grand Plaza is such a beautiful venue. Weddings are their specialty so its know wonder that they had everything covered. We had our ceremony and reception both there with out a problem. Our planner Gloria was so helpful and even recommend our officiant and the steel drummer, who were both great. The entire staff was so helpful. Read less
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heiderls
Wedding:
5/23/2011
4.8/5.0
Overall, great location for a beach wedding :)

Our planner was Diana, and she worked with us seamlessly out of state, assuring us of all of the details.

We enjoyed the reception at the hotel as well, which was great because there was no traveling involved for my family.

We enjoyed beautiful pictures with the sunset and our toes in the sand, coud not have been more happy :)
Overall, great location for a beach wedding :)

Our planner was Diana, and she worked with us seamlessly out of Read more...
Overall, great location for a beach wedding :)

Our planner was Diana, and she worked with us seamlessly out of state, assuring us of all of the details.

We enjoyed the reception at the hotel as well, which was great because there was no traveling involved for my family.

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Kim
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.8/5.0
I cannot say enough about the staff at the Grand Plaza. We lived out of state and they helped to pull together the perfect day for us!
I cannot say enough about the staff at the Grand Plaza. We lived out of state and they helped to pull together the perfect Read more...
I cannot say enough about the staff at the Grand Plaza. We lived out of state and they helped to pull together the perfect day for us! Read less
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Tori
Wedding:
6/17/2010
4.8/5.0
The Grand Plaza Hotel and staff was wonderful to work with. As a destination wedding I was assigned to Diana as my coordinator. She was more than helpful, responsive to all my questions and emails, and made the wedding day go by very smoothly.
The food was great and the location is top knotch. All my guests were impressed with the service and the wedding. The staff worked with me on details that I did not know what to do with. The professionalism with everyone in the event department were great.
One downfall is the amount of weddings that they can have in one day or within a 1/2 hour of each other. If the hotel itself were bigger this would not have been an issue, however since their in only one way in and out of the hotel I was viewing other brides as well. I did not feel AS special as I probably could have, but however everything was wonderful.
The Grand Plaza Hotel and staff was wonderful to work with. As a destination wedding I was assigned to Diana as my Read more...
The Grand Plaza Hotel and staff was wonderful to work with. As a destination wedding I was assigned to Diana as my coordinator. She was more than helpful, responsive to all my questions and emails, and made the wedding day go by very smoothly.
The food was great and the location is top knotch. All my guests were impressed with the service and the wedding. The staff worked with me on details that I did not know what to do with. The professionalism with everyone in the event department were great.
One downfall is the amount of weddings that they can have in one day or within a 1/2 hour of each other. If the hotel itself were bigger this would not have been an issue, however since their in only one way in and out of the hotel I was viewing other brides as well. I did not feel AS special as I probably could have, but however everything was wonderful. Read less
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KC1121
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.8/5.0
We really enjoyed working with our wedding coordinator, Liz Smith, at the Grand Plaza. She made planning a destination wedding a complete breeze. She got back to us in a timely manner whenever I emailed with a question and was really patient with all questions I had. She also helped plan a food tasting when we were able to make it down to visit the hotel in person. The event staff helped so much the day of the wedding to make sure that everything went out on time.

The hotel itself wasn't everything we could ask for, but the wedding itself was so beautiful that it ultimately did not matter to us.
We really enjoyed working with our wedding coordinator, Liz Smith, at the Grand Plaza. She made planning a destination Read more...
We really enjoyed working with our wedding coordinator, Liz Smith, at the Grand Plaza. She made planning a destination wedding a complete breeze. She got back to us in a timely manner whenever I emailed with a question and was really patient with all questions I had. She also helped plan a food tasting when we were able to make it down to visit the hotel in person. The event staff helped so much the day of the wedding to make sure that everything went out on time.

The hotel itself wasn't everything we could ask for, but the wedding itself was so beautiful that it ultimately did not matter to us. Read less
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shannon
Wedding:
1/14/2007
4.8/5.0
The hotel provided a perfect setting for my beach wedding. the site came with a wedding cordinator who took charge and helped run the show. she made sure everything went as planned. i told them how i wanted the arch (alter) to look and how i wanted the seating to look. they had everything perfect on my wedding day. the top floor was great for the reception. my guests and i got to enjoy the ocean view all around without the heat and sand. My husband was deploying so we had very short notice to move the wedding up 6 months. the hotel was great about booking a short notice wedding. we called in november and were married in jan
The hotel provided a perfect setting for my beach wedding. the site came with a wedding cordinator who took charge and Read more...
The hotel provided a perfect setting for my beach wedding. the site came with a wedding cordinator who took charge and helped run the show. she made sure everything went as planned. i told them how i wanted the arch (alter) to look and how i wanted the seating to look. they had everything perfect on my wedding day. the top floor was great for the reception. my guests and i got to enjoy the ocean view all around without the heat and sand. My husband was deploying so we had very short notice to move the wedding up 6 months. the hotel was great about booking a short notice wedding. we called in november and were married in jan Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/11/2014
4.7/5.0
My husband used the Grand Plaza Hotel as our ceremony and reception venue and really loved everything our coordinator, Tatiana, did to make it perfect. The venue also had a gorgeous glamour room to get ready in which made it even more spectacular for me and my girls getting ready! If I had to make one complaint it would be that the hotel does not give the bride and groom a free wedding night hotel room.... after all the money we paid to have everything through this hotel it would of been nice to show they cared for their business from us enough for one free room to celebrate our first night as husband and wife.
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My husband used the Grand Plaza Hotel as our ceremony and reception venue and really loved everything our coordinator, Tatiana, did to make it perfect. The venue also had a gorgeous glamour room to get ready in which made it even more spectacular for me and my girls getting ready! If I had to make one complaint it would be that the hotel does not give the bride and groom a free wedding night hotel room.... after all the money we paid to have everything through this hotel it would of been nice to show they cared for their business from us enough for one free room to celebrate our first night as husband and wife. Read less
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Connie from Canada
Wedding:
5/10/2012
4.7/5.0
Beautiful Venue. The view from the Presidential Ballroom is spectacular! Katie, our coordinator, was very professional, friendly, accommodating and always returned calls and emails promptly. She recommended vendors in the area and gave helpful advice when it was asked for.
Beautiful Venue. The view from the Presidential Ballroom is spectacular! Katie, our coordinator, was very professional, Read more...
Beautiful Venue. The view from the Presidential Ballroom is spectacular! Katie, our coordinator, was very professional, friendly, accommodating and always returned calls and emails promptly. She recommended vendors in the area and gave helpful advice when it was asked for. Read less
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Steph
Wedding:
11/10/2011
4.7/5.0
I had Gloria as our coordinator and she did a wonderful job. It was a great experience.
I had Gloria as our coordinator and she did a wonderful job. It was a great experience.
I had Gloria as our coordinator and she did a wonderful job. It was a great experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Kristi and her crew delivered a beautiful wedding for my husband and I. Everything went perfect and the staff during the reception were so great! I would get married there again and again if I could! The view form our reception room was so beautiful.
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Kristi and her crew delivered a beautiful wedding for my husband and I. Everything went perfect and the staff during the reception were so great! I would get married there again and again if I could! The view form our reception room was so beautiful. Read less
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Elana
Wedding:
7/5/2008
4.7/5.0
The Grand Plaza provided a way for us to have a glamorous beach wedding with a personal touch. It enabled us to have the personal attention that every couple desires and it surpassed our expectations. Everyone raved about how nice the presidential room and view was. The food was spectacular. Kristi provided 5 star service and really paid attention to detail. She really cared about our happiness on our special day and was very available for help before the services started. I would highly recommend this venue for any bride who wants a fairytale wedding!
The Grand Plaza provided a way for us to have a glamorous beach wedding with a personal touch. It enabled us to have the Read more...
The Grand Plaza provided a way for us to have a glamorous beach wedding with a personal touch. It enabled us to have the personal attention that every couple desires and it surpassed our expectations. Everyone raved about how nice the presidential room and view was. The food was spectacular. Kristi provided 5 star service and really paid attention to detail. She really cared about our happiness on our special day and was very available for help before the services started. I would highly recommend this venue for any bride who wants a fairytale wedding! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
11/3/2007
4.7/5.0
I loved the location of the Grand Plaza Hotel. It was right on the beach and had 2 locations on the beach to have the ceremony. Beautiful!!! I also loved that there were 2 ballrooms that you could choose from to have your reception. I loved the Presidental ballroom the minute that I saw it. I would highly recommend anyone to have their wedding there if they desired to have a beach wedding. It was perfect! They have great wedding packages and a wedding planner comes with any of those packages. When we booked the date, the wedding planner that we worked with ended up quitting because of a job offer so I ended up getting another wedding planner and we had to start from scratch with her. She was very good too and did a great job but I did have a hard time trying to get ahold of her. We had also booked a basic room for my husband to be and a couple of our attendants since the hotel blocked off rooms in our names and when we came to check in all of those rooms had been upgraded to the Presidental Suites at no extra charge. There was one couple that booked a room on their own without using our name and they didn't get upgraded! Overall, great service and beautiful location!
I loved the location of the Grand Plaza Hotel. It was right on the beach and had 2 locations on the beach to have the Read more...
I loved the location of the Grand Plaza Hotel. It was right on the beach and had 2 locations on the beach to have the ceremony. Beautiful!!! I also loved that there were 2 ballrooms that you could choose from to have your reception. I loved the Presidental ballroom the minute that I saw it. I would highly recommend anyone to have their wedding there if they desired to have a beach wedding. It was perfect! They have great wedding packages and a wedding planner comes with any of those packages. When we booked the date, the wedding planner that we worked with ended up quitting because of a job offer so I ended up getting another wedding planner and we had to start from scratch with her. She was very good too and did a great job but I did have a hard time trying to get ahold of her. We had also booked a basic room for my husband to be and a couple of our attendants since the hotel blocked off rooms in our names and when we came to check in all of those rooms had been upgraded to the Presidental Suites at no extra charge. There was one couple that booked a room on their own without using our name and they didn't get upgraded! Overall, great service and beautiful location! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Gloria was our wedding planner and was great! She was always prompt to respond to us and give us our best options. She was also wonderful about answering our(my now husband's) billions of questions. lol amazing wedding and all our guests said our food and cake was great! Def recommend for beach wedding:)
Gloria was our wedding planner and was great! She was always prompt to respond to us and give us our best options. She was Read more...
Gloria was our wedding planner and was great! She was always prompt to respond to us and give us our best options. She was also wonderful about answering our(my now husband's) billions of questions. lol amazing wedding and all our guests said our food and cake was great! Def recommend for beach wedding:) Read less
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Lacey
Wedding:
4/5/2012
4.6/5.0
Our overall experience with The Grand Plaza was wonderful. My Mom and I traveled down from MI to look at several different locations and The Grand was by far the most welcoming and hospital experience we had. Cherish was so great throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend having your wedding at the Grand Plaza Resort.
Our overall experience with The Grand Plaza was wonderful. My Mom and I traveled down from MI to look at several different Read more...
Our overall experience with The Grand Plaza was wonderful. My Mom and I traveled down from MI to look at several different locations and The Grand was by far the most welcoming and hospital experience we had. Cherish was so great throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend having your wedding at the Grand Plaza Resort. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.6/5.0
I loved my venue. We looked at 2 other venues in the area and was sold on this one on account of the wedding coordinator. Unfortunately a few months prior to our wedding date, she left. We were left with another wedding coordinator, who was capable, but we really wanted to stay with the one who sold us on this venue. The week prior to the big day, we had a few financial surprises and questions, so definitely sign the contract ahead of time and tie up any loose ends as soon as possible. Otherwise, the beach wedding we had was beautiful. The reception was great, and also there are a lot of great restaurants within the hotel. I really loved Spinners on the top floor, where the floor spins around the bar - too cool!
I loved my venue. We looked at 2 other venues in the area and was sold on this one on account of the wedding coordinator. Read more...
I loved my venue. We looked at 2 other venues in the area and was sold on this one on account of the wedding coordinator. Unfortunately a few months prior to our wedding date, she left. We were left with another wedding coordinator, who was capable, but we really wanted to stay with the one who sold us on this venue. The week prior to the big day, we had a few financial surprises and questions, so definitely sign the contract ahead of time and tie up any loose ends as soon as possible. Otherwise, the beach wedding we had was beautiful. The reception was great, and also there are a lot of great restaurants within the hotel. I really loved Spinners on the top floor, where the floor spins around the bar - too cool! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.6/5.0
We could not have picked a better place to have our wedding! I cannot say enough about the attentiveness of this staff...everyone was so pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Our ceremony location on the beach was gorgeous and so was the Imperial Ballroom for the reception. Our friends are still telling us how great the food was too!
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We could not have picked a better place to have our wedding! I cannot say enough about the attentiveness of this staff...everyone was so pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Our ceremony location on the beach was gorgeous and so was the Imperial Ballroom for the reception. Our friends are still telling us how great the food was too! Read less
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RCulham
Wedding:
4/29/2011
4.6/5.0
My husband and I were recently married on St. Pete Beach on April 29, 2011 at the Grand Plaza Resort. This was a destination wedding and planning everything from Pennsylvania was very nerve racking. I worked with Diana at the Grand Plaza and she was extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process. She was very informative and was very quick to respond to emails and phone whenever I had questions.

We arrived to the hotel a few days before the wedding, and much to my horror there was an event taking place on the beach that weekend. The beach is public so the hotel cannot block traffic on the beach. My wedding was on a Friday and they were setting up for an event that was taking place on Saturday. There were tents and plastic fencing set up on the beach near the ceremony site. I was horrified as the view my guests would see during the ceremony was plastic fencing instead of the bright blue ocean. I contacted Diana immediately and she assured me she would do her best to look into the situation. For the inconvenience she immediately upgraded me and my fiancé to one of the beautiful penthouse suites for the duration of our stay. The hotel was not allowed to take down the fencing, so my bridesmaids took it upon themselves to go and take the orange fencing down so it wouldn’t be in our wedding photos. In the end it all worked out.

We were married on the south beach and aside from the orange fencing (which was mostly taken down) it was beautiful! The hotel had everything neatly set up and looked great for our big day. We used the imperial ballroom for our reception and it worked out great. The imperial was on the first floor and had a porch that allowed guest to go in and out as they pleased. The staff at the Grand Plaza did a great job of decorating for our reception and the staff members that served us that evening were very professional and friendly. Overall we had a great experience and would highly recommend this venue!!
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My husband and I were recently married on St. Pete Beach on April 29, 2011 at the Grand Plaza Resort. This was a destination wedding and planning everything from Pennsylvania was very nerve racking. I worked with Diana at the Grand Plaza and she was extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process. She was very informative and was very quick to respond to emails and phone whenever I had questions.

We arrived to the hotel a few days before the wedding, and much to my horror there was an event taking place on the beach that weekend. The beach is public so the hotel cannot block traffic on the beach. My wedding was on a Friday and they were setting up for an event that was taking place on Saturday. There were tents and plastic fencing set up on the beach near the ceremony site. I was horrified as the view my guests would see during the ceremony was plastic fencing instead of the bright blue ocean. I contacted Diana immediately and she assured me she would do her best to look into the situation. For the inconvenience she immediately upgraded me and my fiancé to one of the beautiful penthouse suites for the duration of our stay. The hotel was not allowed to take down the fencing, so my bridesmaids took it upon themselves to go and take the orange fencing down so it wouldn’t be in our wedding photos. In the end it all worked out.

We were married on the south beach and aside from the orange fencing (which was mostly taken down) it was beautiful! The hotel had everything neatly set up and looked great for our big day. We used the imperial ballroom for our reception and it worked out great. The imperial was on the first floor and had a porch that allowed guest to go in and out as they pleased. The staff at the Grand Plaza did a great job of decorating for our reception and the staff members that served us that evening were very professional and friendly. Overall we had a great experience and would highly recommend this venue!! Read less
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ambular19k
Wedding:
4/28/2010
4.6/5.0
The Grand Plaza Resort was so great to us and to all of my guests. We had an amazing wedding because of all the staff and my wedding cooridinator Liz Smith. She was so great. If anything went wrong i still have no idea, the whole day was just perfect. They really took it to the next level. Since my wedding was an out of state wedding, they game me a list of all the vendors to make it easier for me. It helped so much. Thank you Grand Plaza ans Liz for making my wedding day perfect!! Amber C
The Grand Plaza Resort was so great to us and to all of my guests. We had an amazing wedding because of all the staff and Read more...
The Grand Plaza Resort was so great to us and to all of my guests. We had an amazing wedding because of all the staff and my wedding cooridinator Liz Smith. She was so great. If anything went wrong i still have no idea, the whole day was just perfect. They really took it to the next level. Since my wedding was an out of state wedding, they game me a list of all the vendors to make it easier for me. It helped so much. Thank you Grand Plaza ans Liz for making my wedding day perfect!! Amber C Read less
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JenNJFLCA
Wedding:
1/18/2008
4.6/5.0
I went through a lot of coordinators, but I finally ended up with Cherish. She was always quick to respond to my emails and made sure everything was ordered. She kept things moving at the rehearsal and ceremony and made sure that everyone was where they were supposed to be at the right time. I don't remember seeing her at the reception....maybe she was there, but I didn't see her. The waitstaff was fantastic - always smiling and taking care of us and our guests. The bartender was awesome, too! Their prices are getting a bit high, so I am glad I had locked in my rates - which they were happy to honor!
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I went through a lot of coordinators, but I finally ended up with Cherish. She was always quick to respond to my emails and made sure everything was ordered. She kept things moving at the rehearsal and ceremony and made sure that everyone was where they were supposed to be at the right time. I don't remember seeing her at the reception....maybe she was there, but I didn't see her. The waitstaff was fantastic - always smiling and taking care of us and our guests. The bartender was awesome, too! Their prices are getting a bit high, so I am glad I had locked in my rates - which they were happy to honor! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
9/2/2007
4.6/5.0
The employees at Grand Plaza were so pleasant and helpful to work with. They far exceeded my expectations, and truly made my very special occasion so very memorable. It was flawless, and I couldn't have asked for anything better!
The employees at Grand Plaza were so pleasant and helpful to work with. They far exceeded my expectations, and truly made Read more...
The employees at Grand Plaza were so pleasant and helpful to work with. They far exceeded my expectations, and truly made my very special occasion so very memorable. It was flawless, and I couldn't have asked for anything better! Read less
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Lola
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.5/5.0
We got married at the Grand Plaza on May 17th 2014 and we could not be happier. Our ceremony was on the North side of the beach and our reception was in the Presidential ballroom. The view there is so spectacular that out guests were so impressed. Gloria was wonderful to work with. Even when her assistant got our table numbers wrong, she apologized and checked in on us before she left. The staff made sure my husband and I got something to eat and drink before we were introduced. The food was amazing.
We had the rehearsal dinner at Bongos, and although we had some issues with the staff and set up of the food, Gloria was able to correct the issues with my mother in law. Anthony the guest manager was so great at getting our bill corrected.
Our wedding was a dream comes true. We would recommend the Grand Plaza to any couple who wants an unforgettable wedding.
We got married at the Grand Plaza on May 17th 2014 and we could not be happier. Our ceremony was on the North side of the Read more...
We got married at the Grand Plaza on May 17th 2014 and we could not be happier. Our ceremony was on the North side of the beach and our reception was in the Presidential ballroom. The view there is so spectacular that out guests were so impressed. Gloria was wonderful to work with. Even when her assistant got our table numbers wrong, she apologized and checked in on us before she left. The staff made sure my husband and I got something to eat and drink before we were introduced. The food was amazing.
We had the rehearsal dinner at Bongos, and although we had some issues with the staff and set up of the food, Gloria was able to correct the issues with my mother in law. Anthony the guest manager was so great at getting our bill corrected.
Our wedding was a dream comes true. We would recommend the Grand Plaza to any couple who wants an unforgettable wedding. Read less
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Corinn
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.5/5.0
We had the imperial ballroom which was absolutely gorgeous. The price was amazing for the location and room that we had. Over our 456 day engagement we had three different coordiators. We booked the location because we loved the first one. She was let go 2 months into planning and no one informed us. We found out when I had planned a trip down to St. Pete and texted her to go to lunch. I was so heartbroken but did meet coordinator number two who was professional and nice but I didn't feel as comfortable as before. 9 months after she started she changed careers and we were switched again. I had been engaged and dealing with Grand Plaza for almost a year and had heard loads of great things (plus she got married in the imperial with most of my vendors) about Cherish and requested her specifically and had no problems being switched to her. She. was. amazing. Her enthusiasm was amazing. Her attention to detail and professionalism was impeccable. She gave me the confidence that she knew what she was doing yet the comfort that she would do it beautifully and she did. She's very creative and when I showed her an idea she had she was honest that it looked horrible (which i thought it did hence why i asked) and then gave me a great idea that used what I already had. The hotel staff at the front desk weren't exactly on the same page on the room availability end and I was concerned about that. We were married on 11/11/11 and the rooms were booking up and they told us that so we rushed around to make sure everyone made reservations. Sometimes people would call and the front desk would say they were booked up and then five minutes later a different front desk person would say otherwise. But everyone had rooms when it came down to it. The rooms were gorgeous! And our Suite was fantastic and perfect for getting ready. When we first booked he outside looked really dirty but a couple months before the wedding they either repainted or pressure washed it cause it looked a lot better. The only downside for the imperial is all the sides have gorgeous french doors or mirrors. Except for one door that is a hideous reflective material. Fortunately our DJ pretty much covered that area. I did hear they are replacing it though.
We had the imperial ballroom which was absolutely gorgeous. The price was amazing for the location and room that we had. Read more...
We had the imperial ballroom which was absolutely gorgeous. The price was amazing for the location and room that we had. Over our 456 day engagement we had three different coordiators. We booked the location because we loved the first one. She was let go 2 months into planning and no one informed us. We found out when I had planned a trip down to St. Pete and texted her to go to lunch. I was so heartbroken but did meet coordinator number two who was professional and nice but I didn't feel as comfortable as before. 9 months after she started she changed careers and we were switched again. I had been engaged and dealing with Grand Plaza for almost a year and had heard loads of great things (plus she got married in the imperial with most of my vendors) about Cherish and requested her specifically and had no problems being switched to her. She. was. amazing. Her enthusiasm was amazing. Her attention to detail and professionalism was impeccable. She gave me the confidence that she knew what she was doing yet the comfort that she would do it beautifully and she did. She's very creative and when I showed her an idea she had she was honest that it looked horrible (which i thought it did hence why i asked) and then gave me a great idea that used what I already had. The hotel staff at the front desk weren't exactly on the same page on the room availability end and I was concerned about that. We were married on 11/11/11 and the rooms were booking up and they told us that so we rushed around to make sure everyone made reservations. Sometimes people would call and the front desk would say they were booked up and then five minutes later a different front desk person would say otherwise. But everyone had rooms when it came down to it. The rooms were gorgeous! And our Suite was fantastic and perfect for getting ready. When we first booked he outside looked really dirty but a couple months before the wedding they either repainted or pressure washed it cause it looked a lot better. The only downside for the imperial is all the sides have gorgeous french doors or mirrors. Except for one door that is a hideous reflective material. Fortunately our DJ pretty much covered that area. I did hear they are replacing it though. Read less
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megan
Wedding:
5/27/2011
4.5/5.0
The grand plaza was a amazing place to have our reception, we had the presidential room, and it overlooked the bay very nice at night we saw the beautiful sunset, it was a gorgeous reception. they did double book my wedding originally and i found out three months later and i was the one that had to move everything there was only a couple of dates i could pick from and we also already scheduled the honeymoon so we had to move everything! they did in the end make up for it however and after that they made things go smoothly. i would recommened this place it was gorgeous and food was amazing
The grand plaza was a amazing place to have our reception, we had the presidential room, and it overlooked the bay very Read more...
The grand plaza was a amazing place to have our reception, we had the presidential room, and it overlooked the bay very nice at night we saw the beautiful sunset, it was a gorgeous reception. they did double book my wedding originally and i found out three months later and i was the one that had to move everything there was only a couple of dates i could pick from and we also already scheduled the honeymoon so we had to move everything! they did in the end make up for it however and after that they made things go smoothly. i would recommened this place it was gorgeous and food was amazing Read less
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ali
Wedding:
3/25/2009
4.5/5.0
The Plaza provided an excellent planner who made the entire process enjoyable. She was always available, very informative and friendly. I was so calm on my wedding day because I knew she had everything under control. The Grand Plaza has an incredible website that describes everything available and provides lots of pictures.
The Plaza provided an excellent planner who made the entire process enjoyable. She was always available, very informative Read more...
The Plaza provided an excellent planner who made the entire process enjoyable. She was always available, very informative and friendly. I was so calm on my wedding day because I knew she had everything under control. The Grand Plaza has an incredible website that describes everything available and provides lots of pictures. Read less
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Evita
Wedding:
11/1/2008
4.5/5.0
We loved having our wedding at the Grand Plaza. It was exactly what we were looking for. It was nice that most of our guests were able to stay and enjoy the after reception party, the rooms were affordable for everyone to enjoy the whole weekend with us!
We loved having our wedding at the Grand Plaza. It was exactly what we were looking for. It was nice that most of our Read more...
We loved having our wedding at the Grand Plaza. It was exactly what we were looking for. It was nice that most of our guests were able to stay and enjoy the after reception party, the rooms were affordable for everyone to enjoy the whole weekend with us! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.4/5.0
Dj Jeff was awesome! We heard of him from another couple and he did the job he was made up to be!!! Even at the last minute we didn't have every song we were supposed to lol but he helped us figure it out and it worked out perfectly!! He is fun and awesome to work with.I will ddefinitely use him again in the future!!
Dj Jeff was awesome! We heard of him from another couple and he did the job he was made up to be!!! Even at the last Read more...
Dj Jeff was awesome! We heard of him from another couple and he did the job he was made up to be!!! Even at the last minute we didn't have every song we were supposed to lol but he helped us figure it out and it worked out perfectly!! He is fun and awesome to work with.I will ddefinitely use him again in the future!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/22/2012
4.4/5.0
I loved this Venue it was perfect for my big wedding. It looked so beautiful at night and everybody was so helpful in making my big day go smoothly!!!
I loved this Venue it was perfect for my big wedding. It looked so beautiful at night and everybody was so helpful in Read more...
I loved this Venue it was perfect for my big wedding. It looked so beautiful at night and everybody was so helpful in making my big day go smoothly!!! Read less
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JCoan
Wedding:
6/17/2011
4.4/5.0
I LOVED the Grand Plaza.our coordinator Diana was wonderful. It was a beautiful beach ceremony and the Presidential Ballroom was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. The only negative was that it was highly priced for the quality of the food.
I LOVED the Grand Plaza.our coordinator Diana was wonderful. It was a beautiful beach ceremony and the Presidential Read more...
I LOVED the Grand Plaza.our coordinator Diana was wonderful. It was a beautiful beach ceremony and the Presidential Ballroom was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. The only negative was that it was highly priced for the quality of the food. Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
4/30/2010
4.4/5.0
The Grand Plaza Hotel is a beautiful place to have your wedding and reception. The staff are very friendly and courteous. Diana definately calmed my nerves antime I was losing it. It was such a blessing to have a coordinator on the big day so I didn't have to worry about a thing! The mirrors in one of the reception halls and the linen choices are a little outdated, but The Grand Plaza is a wonderful place to have a wedding. I would recommend them to anyone! Oh, and the beds are amazing!! I want one of those mattresses at my house.
The Grand Plaza Hotel is a beautiful place to have your wedding and reception. The staff are very friendly and courteous. Read more...
The Grand Plaza Hotel is a beautiful place to have your wedding and reception. The staff are very friendly and courteous. Diana definately calmed my nerves antime I was losing it. It was such a blessing to have a coordinator on the big day so I didn't have to worry about a thing! The mirrors in one of the reception halls and the linen choices are a little outdated, but The Grand Plaza is a wonderful place to have a wedding. I would recommend them to anyone! Oh, and the beds are amazing!! I want one of those mattresses at my house. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
That's right, I got married on the beach on a Tuesday in DECEMBER! Our beach ceremony and sunset wedding reception in the Presidential Ballroom was to die for! Everybody always tells me it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended. Staff and food were great. The price was right. The weather was sunny yet windy at sunset.


I hired a "private" wedding planner to help me with my out-of-state wedding. The "hotel" wedding coordinator, said this was fine. But the closer it got to the big day, she was not fine with it and gave us trouble. I just read she is no longer with the hotel. I was so glad to have my "private" wedding planner handle these issues, on the day of the wedding. Can't wait to go back for our anniversary!

One thing that kept me on pins and needles, was that there are 2 ceremony sites, SIDE by SIDE. So technically, 2 weddings could be happening at the same time SIDE BY SIDE. Luckily, nobody else wanted to get married on a Tuesday 4 days after Christmas. So my vendors had all day to prepare the reception hall and ceremony site. Also there was nothing in the contract about a "back-up" plan, if it were to rain during the ceremony. I guess we got lucky there too.
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That's right, I got married on the beach on a Tuesday in DECEMBER! Our beach ceremony and sunset wedding reception in the Presidential Ballroom was to die for! Everybody always tells me it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended. Staff and food were great. The price was right. The weather was sunny yet windy at sunset.


I hired a "private" wedding planner to help me with my out-of-state wedding. The "hotel" wedding coordinator, said this was fine. But the closer it got to the big day, she was not fine with it and gave us trouble. I just read she is no longer with the hotel. I was so glad to have my "private" wedding planner handle these issues, on the day of the wedding. Can't wait to go back for our anniversary!

One thing that kept me on pins and needles, was that there are 2 ceremony sites, SIDE by SIDE. So technically, 2 weddings could be happening at the same time SIDE BY SIDE. Luckily, nobody else wanted to get married on a Tuesday 4 days after Christmas. So my vendors had all day to prepare the reception hall and ceremony site. Also there was nothing in the contract about a "back-up" plan, if it were to rain during the ceremony. I guess we got lucky there too. Read less
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Boston33
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.2/5.0
WE loved the venue and we had a great wedding. The hotel staff that worked at and during our reception was AMAZING.... Semone was amazing and took care of myself & my husband. The day we were leaving we asked for an extra 30 mins to get things packed up and they gave us a hard time & we were locked out of our room. You would think after spending all that money they could give you 30 minutes and not lock the bride & groom out of there room.
Liz was our original coordinator and the week before our wedding we were told we had someone new to work with and when i arrived to set up the plans were not exact but they got fixed quickly. It was good- the quality of rooms could be a bit better but the reception area amazing..
WE loved the venue and we had a great wedding. The hotel staff that worked at and during our reception was AMAZING.... Read more...
WE loved the venue and we had a great wedding. The hotel staff that worked at and during our reception was AMAZING.... Semone was amazing and took care of myself & my husband. The day we were leaving we asked for an extra 30 mins to get things packed up and they gave us a hard time & we were locked out of our room. You would think after spending all that money they could give you 30 minutes and not lock the bride & groom out of there room.
Liz was our original coordinator and the week before our wedding we were told we had someone new to work with and when i arrived to set up the plans were not exact but they got fixed quickly. It was good- the quality of rooms could be a bit better but the reception area amazing.. Read less
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hsymoniak
Wedding:
5/31/2009
4.2/5.0
Grand Plaza was very easy to work with and made everything very unstressful.
Grand Plaza was very easy to work with and made everything very unstressful.
Grand Plaza was very easy to work with and made everything very unstressful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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ratulsh
Wedding:
4/4/2009
4.2/5.0
We found this hotel online. And choose this venue for the Reception room. The view is simply amazing. It made our reception, and we heard from our guest they loved the view.

The Hotel rooms are average at best. The hey you are right on the beach. The staff was nice to work with. The food quality was high. The hotel was clean.

The only drawback was when busy it could take a few minutes longer than wanted to wait for an elevator.

I would recommend this hotel.
We found this hotel online. And choose this venue for the Reception room. The view is simply amazing. It made our Read more...
We found this hotel online. And choose this venue for the Reception room. The view is simply amazing. It made our reception, and we heard from our guest they loved the view.

The Hotel rooms are average at best. The hey you are right on the beach. The staff was nice to work with. The food quality was high. The hotel was clean.

The only drawback was when busy it could take a few minutes longer than wanted to wait for an elevator.

I would recommend this hotel. Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.1/5.0
All of our guests loved the Grand Plaza and we loved having everyone there making the days before the wedding like a huge vacation with our closest friends and family. The onsite restaurants are wonderful and so are the other dining locations within walking distances. The prices were great; the staff was wonderful making my husband and I feel special and all remembered we were there to be married that week.

Our wedding coordinator Kristi was exceptional-always there to help and make sure we had what we needed. She was with us from start to finish of our wedding and a joy to work with.

The only problem, if you could really call it that, was that some of our guests did not get in our room block so we had a hard time tracking them down to put their goody bags we made for them. For the most part the front desk staff was helpful in this endeavor and in the end everyone received a bag.

There was a maintenance issue with some of the rooms leaking after a storm but again the staff refunded rooms and even compensated some of our guests room service and food or bar charges.

I would highly recommend the Grand Plaza to anyone-I just wish we could do it all over again!
All of our guests loved the Grand Plaza and we loved having everyone there making the days before the wedding like a huge Read more...
All of our guests loved the Grand Plaza and we loved having everyone there making the days before the wedding like a huge vacation with our closest friends and family. The onsite restaurants are wonderful and so are the other dining locations within walking distances. The prices were great; the staff was wonderful making my husband and I feel special and all remembered we were there to be married that week.

Our wedding coordinator Kristi was exceptional-always there to help and make sure we had what we needed. She was with us from start to finish of our wedding and a joy to work with.

The only problem, if you could really call it that, was that some of our guests did not get in our room block so we had a hard time tracking them down to put their goody bags we made for them. For the most part the front desk staff was helpful in this endeavor and in the end everyone received a bag.

There was a maintenance issue with some of the rooms leaking after a storm but again the staff refunded rooms and even compensated some of our guests room service and food or bar charges.

I would highly recommend the Grand Plaza to anyone-I just wish we could do it all over again! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.1/5.0
The Grand Plaza Resort was the perfect place for our special day. The staff was very friendly & helpful & after we toured the hotel & Imperial Ballroom, we knew this was the place for our wedding. The ceremony sites they offer are beautiful & the ballroom they decorated for us was stunning. This venue made our wedding day beautiful & perfect.
The Grand Plaza Resort was the perfect place for our special day. The staff was very friendly & helpful & after we toured Read more...
The Grand Plaza Resort was the perfect place for our special day. The staff was very friendly & helpful & after we toured the hotel & Imperial Ballroom, we knew this was the place for our wedding. The ceremony sites they offer are beautiful & the ballroom they decorated for us was stunning. This venue made our wedding day beautiful & perfect. Read less
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weddingbliss
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.1/5.0
The location was amazing, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the room looked gorgeous! Everyone commented on how delicious the food was and I have to agree. I would highly recommend this venue!!
The location was amazing, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the room looked gorgeous! Everyone commented on how Read more...
The location was amazing, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the room looked gorgeous! Everyone commented on how delicious the food was and I have to agree. I would highly recommend this venue!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/6/2014
4.0/5.0
I started out with the most amazing wedding coordinator through the Grand Plaza, she and I were totally on the same page about what I was envisioning for my wedding. With 4 months to go, she moved to Colorado. I then spent the next few months convincing my new coordinator that what I wanted was actually possible and re-explaining everything I wanted. The last few months were incredibly stressful because of this, but the venue itself couldn't be more beautiful and I ended up getting exactly what I wanted (because up to and including the day of, I did it all myself)
I started out with the most amazing wedding coordinator through the Grand Plaza, she and I were totally on the same page Read more...
I started out with the most amazing wedding coordinator through the Grand Plaza, she and I were totally on the same page about what I was envisioning for my wedding. With 4 months to go, she moved to Colorado. I then spent the next few months convincing my new coordinator that what I wanted was actually possible and re-explaining everything I wanted. The last few months were incredibly stressful because of this, but the venue itself couldn't be more beautiful and I ended up getting exactly what I wanted (because up to and including the day of, I did it all myself) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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smiles09
Wedding:
3/7/2009
4.0/5.0
The hotel staff is wonderful and accommodating - everyone from the maid to the bellman was friendly and went out of their way to help us. The venue itself is rather dated.
The hotel staff is wonderful and accommodating - everyone from the maid to the bellman was friendly and went out of their Read more...
The hotel staff is wonderful and accommodating - everyone from the maid to the bellman was friendly and went out of their way to help us. The venue itself is rather dated. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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kscott19
Wedding:
3/14/2008
4.0/5.0
When I first booked with the hotel, my on-site coordinator was amazing, professional, and proficient. However, closer to the wedding, she left and I was transferred to another coordinator. I wasnt' as impressed with her lack of professionalism. She took days to repsond to my emails and wasn't very helpful the day of. We had many day-off changes due to weather, and she didn't seem very understanding, sympathetic or helpful. My husband had to pretty much make all the changes himself because she wasn't helpful or merely couldn'd be found. However, the venue is beautiful, they bumped me up to a presidental suite for my stay. They are also very, very reasonably price. I was blown away by the amount of stuff I was able to get for the price we paid. They also don't charge a ceremony fee, and they won't charge a room charge if you meet the F&B minimum.
When I first booked with the hotel, my on-site coordinator was amazing, professional, and proficient. However, closer to Read more...
When I first booked with the hotel, my on-site coordinator was amazing, professional, and proficient. However, closer to the wedding, she left and I was transferred to another coordinator. I wasnt' as impressed with her lack of professionalism. She took days to repsond to my emails and wasn't very helpful the day of. We had many day-off changes due to weather, and she didn't seem very understanding, sympathetic or helpful. My husband had to pretty much make all the changes himself because she wasn't helpful or merely couldn'd be found. However, the venue is beautiful, they bumped me up to a presidental suite for my stay. They are also very, very reasonably price. I was blown away by the amount of stuff I was able to get for the price we paid. They also don't charge a ceremony fee, and they won't charge a room charge if you meet the F&B minimum. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
12/7/2010
3.8/5.0
We knew we wanted to get married at this hotel as soon as we saw it, it is truly beautiful and the beach ceremony sites are amazing. We went with the north site and it was just beautiful.

The front of house staff were brilliant and really helpful. The staff working at our reception were also fab they were very helpful and efficient.

We booked the wedding in 2008 for 2010 and we were really impressed that we were able to lock in at 2008 prices. The food was amazing and the portions were huge - no one left hungry!

The day itself was brilliant, but I must admit I was a little disappointed that our original wedding planner left and the new one did not really seem to take that much interest. We went to an appointment with the planner to pay our final balance and to meet the staff. Our new planner was on leave so could not meet us, so we met Gloria, who was lovely. Unfortunately she was not there on our day so we had not met the wedding staff working our day. Luckily we did not need our planner much on the day as to be honest I barely saw her.
We knew we wanted to get married at this hotel as soon as we saw it, it is truly beautiful and the beach ceremony sites Read more...
We knew we wanted to get married at this hotel as soon as we saw it, it is truly beautiful and the beach ceremony sites are amazing. We went with the north site and it was just beautiful.

The front of house staff were brilliant and really helpful. The staff working at our reception were also fab they were very helpful and efficient.

We booked the wedding in 2008 for 2010 and we were really impressed that we were able to lock in at 2008 prices. The food was amazing and the portions were huge - no one left hungry!

The day itself was brilliant, but I must admit I was a little disappointed that our original wedding planner left and the new one did not really seem to take that much interest. We went to an appointment with the planner to pay our final balance and to meet the staff. Our new planner was on leave so could not meet us, so we met Gloria, who was lovely. Unfortunately she was not there on our day so we had not met the wedding staff working our day. Luckily we did not need our planner much on the day as to be honest I barely saw her. Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
3/20/2009
3.8/5.0
The sales department and the wedding planners are fantastic. They do a wonderful job of mediating all vendors and making planning virtually stress free for a couple. The ceremony and the reception was flawless. I loved every second of it. With that being said, the actual hotel staff was awful. The worst I have ever been treated. I would recommend having the ceremony and reception at the Grand Plaza just have your guests stay somewhere else because this part they did not get right.
The sales department and the wedding planners are fantastic. They do a wonderful job of mediating all vendors and making Read more...
The sales department and the wedding planners are fantastic. They do a wonderful job of mediating all vendors and making planning virtually stress free for a couple. The ceremony and the reception was flawless. I loved every second of it. With that being said, the actual hotel staff was awful. The worst I have ever been treated. I would recommend having the ceremony and reception at the Grand Plaza just have your guests stay somewhere else because this part they did not get right. Read less
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soxgirl
Wedding:
12/6/2008
3.8/5.0
The location was gorgeous. Kristi was very helpful during the planning. She definitely went above and beyond for us. The banquet servers were amazing. Food was great.
My only complaint is the front desk staff---While they were very polite, they were not good at handing out my out of towner boxes and there was an issue with them being overbooked and I was not a fan of how they dealt with it.
The location was gorgeous. Kristi was very helpful during the planning. She definitely went above and beyond for us. The Read more...
The location was gorgeous. Kristi was very helpful during the planning. She definitely went above and beyond for us. The banquet servers were amazing. Food was great.
My only complaint is the front desk staff---While they were very polite, they were not good at handing out my out of towner boxes and there was an issue with them being overbooked and I was not a fan of how they dealt with it. Read less
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Heather22
Wedding:
5/14/2010
3.7/5.0
The wedding was beautiful! Staff was wonderful. However they switched my cordinator and they were kinda on the same page. But i would recommend staying somewhere else! The rooms are were dirty when we showed up and had to call to have them cleaned also we were cramped in the suite with all the girls getting ready. I saw Diana twice and don't ask questions since i guess they are to busy to answer them. We decided to stay an extra night and they booked the hotel to the max and no parking spots were open and all they said was sorry but we have events going on you will just have to drive around to find one. I couldn't belive after all the money i gave them i couldn't park in there lot i had to park across the street and walk. My new husband does events for a living and was very upset with the lack of concern for guests at the hotel. Have the wedding here just don't stay!!!
The wedding was beautiful! Staff was wonderful. However they switched my cordinator and they were kinda on the same page. Read more...
The wedding was beautiful! Staff was wonderful. However they switched my cordinator and they were kinda on the same page. But i would recommend staying somewhere else! The rooms are were dirty when we showed up and had to call to have them cleaned also we were cramped in the suite with all the girls getting ready. I saw Diana twice and don't ask questions since i guess they are to busy to answer them. We decided to stay an extra night and they booked the hotel to the max and no parking spots were open and all they said was sorry but we have events going on you will just have to drive around to find one. I couldn't belive after all the money i gave them i couldn't park in there lot i had to park across the street and walk. My new husband does events for a living and was very upset with the lack of concern for guests at the hotel. Have the wedding here just don't stay!!! Read less
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Jen2828
Wedding:
3/6/2009
3.7/5.0
In the beginning I was wondering if everything was gonna turn out good. Sometimes it was hard to get anyone to call me back unless they needed money. The day of the wedding my view changed. Everything I needed was done above expected. When I needed anything my cordinator was right their making calls for me. The wedding went so smooth, they really know what they are doing there. I would recommend it to anyone.
In the beginning I was wondering if everything was gonna turn out good. Sometimes it was hard to get anyone to call me Read more...
In the beginning I was wondering if everything was gonna turn out good. Sometimes it was hard to get anyone to call me back unless they needed money. The day of the wedding my view changed. Everything I needed was done above expected. When I needed anything my cordinator was right their making calls for me. The wedding went so smooth, they really know what they are doing there. I would recommend it to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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roxymarie10
Wedding:
6/15/2012
3.6/5.0
EVERYTHING about our Ceremony and Reception was a 5!! It was absolutely fabulous and our guests really enjoyed themselves.. The ONLY negative thing I have to say, is that our Coordinator Claudia was AWFUL!! We had this Hotel for 2yrs before our Wedding and started out with Diane as our Coordinator.. About a yr before our Wedding we got an email stating that Diane no longer worked there and Claudia would be our Coordinator.. From that point on our experience was HELL!! She NEVER got back to us in a timely manner either via phone or email.. Half the time she was NEVER even in the office.. She was RUDE during any and all interactions we did have with her.. The wk of our Wedding we were supposed to have our rehearsal the day before our Wedding.. Just for her to say "well, I'm not in the office the 2 days prior to your Wedding, so you may not be able to have a rehearsal" EXCUSE ME?? I had to go over her head to the General Manager to actually get our rehearsal!! I HIGHLY recommend the Grand Plaza, but I DO NOT recommend having Claudia as your Coordinator!!
EVERYTHING about our Ceremony and Reception was a 5!! It was absolutely fabulous and our guests really enjoyed Read more...
EVERYTHING about our Ceremony and Reception was a 5!! It was absolutely fabulous and our guests really enjoyed themselves.. The ONLY negative thing I have to say, is that our Coordinator Claudia was AWFUL!! We had this Hotel for 2yrs before our Wedding and started out with Diane as our Coordinator.. About a yr before our Wedding we got an email stating that Diane no longer worked there and Claudia would be our Coordinator.. From that point on our experience was HELL!! She NEVER got back to us in a timely manner either via phone or email.. Half the time she was NEVER even in the office.. She was RUDE during any and all interactions we did have with her.. The wk of our Wedding we were supposed to have our rehearsal the day before our Wedding.. Just for her to say "well, I'm not in the office the 2 days prior to your Wedding, so you may not be able to have a rehearsal" EXCUSE ME?? I had to go over her head to the General Manager to actually get our rehearsal!! I HIGHLY recommend the Grand Plaza, but I DO NOT recommend having Claudia as your Coordinator!! Read less
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Alecia
Wedding:
10/29/2011
3.4/5.0
Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better wedding day, but it was not without some problems.

Prior to our wedding day, we were paired with Kristi as our wedding coordinator. She ended up leaving the department and we were assigned a different coordinator, Katie, about 2 months prior to our wedding. Obviously I was troubled by this, but trusted that the Grand Plaza kept good records of all of our conversations and changes with Kristi. Not to my surprise, they did not, and there were many things which were misplaced or not documented correctly, such as the $2500 down-payment my parents made. It was later located, but not without some pressure on my side.

My parents booked one of the penthouse suites for my girls and I to get ready on our wedding day and my husband and I on our wedding night. Our rehearsal was at 6pm on Friday night, the night before our wedding. Check-in time is 4pm, so we requested early check-in. Katie informed us this was out of her control, but directed my mother to speak to Shannon - someone who works in reception. At this time, 2 days prior to our wedding day, Shannon advised us that it should not be a problem and she would block one of the rooms for us since there were 3 that were empty already. When we arrived at 2pm on the night of our rehearsal, the ladies at the front desk seemed to know nothing about the arrangement. I informed them that my mother spoke with Shannon who stated it would be okay to check in early. Shannon then rounded the corner and addressed us with "Is there a problem?" I told her that we had made arrangements for early check-in to our penthouse suite so we can get ready for the rehearsal later that evening. She stated "I would have never said that." At this point, I was already stressed being that it was the day before my wedding and I was still waiting for many relatives to arrive from out of state. I asked her when the room would be ready and she said "30-45 minutes - we'll call you when it's ready." I received the call that my room was ready at 3pm - only an hour before the actual check in.

My guests booked nearly 30 rooms in the hotel in addition to the amount we spent on our wedding so I thought an early check-in was a reasonable request. When we arrived at the room the floor was not swept and in fact had sand and dirt so we were forced to wear our sandals the entire time.

The only qualm I had during our rehearsal was that Katie had a wedding going on at the same time and seemed a bit rushed. When one of our guests asked about seating she said "that shouldn't be a problem." This turned out to be false because on our wedding day, many of our guests sat on the wrong side (i.e. my guests on my husbands side, etc.) and one of the other wedding coordinators pointed it out and everyone had to get up and re-arrange, holding up my entrance for approx. 10 minutes.

On the day of our wedding I called down to the front desk on 3 separate occasions to ask for chairs so the hairdressers could do our hair and make-up. It was not until the third call that the chairs were brought up. The housekeepers came around at 3pm to clean the room - my wedding was not until 6pm and we were using our room to get ready. One of my bridesmaids informed them of such and asked if they could come back around 530. The housekeeper said yes. During our reception my maid-of-honor and her boyfriend went up to our suite to "decorate" and noticed that housekeeping never came back to clean. They immediately called down to the front desk to ask if someone could come up to clean and they stated "housekeeping leaves at 6pm" when my MOH told them that nobody cleaned the room all they did was apologize. My MOH then asked if they had a broom she could borrow to sweep the still-sandy and dirty floor and they responded "no, we don't have the keys to the storage closet." My MOH told me that she cleaned up as best she could by making the bed and using a towel to sweep the floor.

After our ceremony my husband and I took our photos on the beach and then made our way back up so we could be introduced as man and wife and the reception could begin. We stood down on the beach for approximately 5-10 minutes until I had him go up to the cocktail hour to try to locate Katie to usher everyone inside for the reception. When he could not locate her I entered my own cocktail hour, flagged down someone from the wait staff and instructed them to find Katie immediately. A minute later Katie appeared and started directing everyone to go inside.

My final complaint was in regards to our cake. Half of my guests questioned me about where the cake was. My husband and I both did not have any of our cake and I noticed that cake was only being served to those guests who were seated at the table when in fact a piece should have been placed at each seating so when the guests took a break from dancing they could enjoy a piece. I don't know where the additional cake went, but only one out of ten people I spoke to stated that they had a piece of cake. Our waitress did package up the topper, but even when I questioned them about the rest of the cake they stated there was none.

All of these problems were addressed to both Katie and the General Manager of the hotel with no proposed resolution, but I feel that the Grand Plaza has much to offer and with a little more concentration placed on quality as opposed to QUANTITY (we were told at one point that they average 2-4 weddings per day on Thurs-Sunday) these problems may have been avoided.

Make no mistake, I had a beautiful wedding, but these problems turned what should have been a stress-free day for me into a worrisome day.
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Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better wedding day, but it was not without some problems.

Prior to our wedding day, we were paired with Kristi as our wedding coordinator. She ended up leaving the department and we were assigned a different coordinator, Katie, about 2 months prior to our wedding. Obviously I was troubled by this, but trusted that the Grand Plaza kept good records of all of our conversations and changes with Kristi. Not to my surprise, they did not, and there were many things which were misplaced or not documented correctly, such as the $2500 down-payment my parents made. It was later located, but not without some pressure on my side.

My parents booked one of the penthouse suites for my girls and I to get ready on our wedding day and my husband and I on our wedding night. Our rehearsal was at 6pm on Friday night, the night before our wedding. Check-in time is 4pm, so we requested early check-in. Katie informed us this was out of her control, but directed my mother to speak to Shannon - someone who works in reception. At this time, 2 days prior to our wedding day, Shannon advised us that it should not be a problem and she would block one of the rooms for us since there were 3 that were empty already. When we arrived at 2pm on the night of our rehearsal, the ladies at the front desk seemed to know nothing about the arrangement. I informed them that my mother spoke with Shannon who stated it would be okay to check in early. Shannon then rounded the corner and addressed us with "Is there a problem?" I told her that we had made arrangements for early check-in to our penthouse suite so we can get ready for the rehearsal later that evening. She stated "I would have never said that." At this point, I was already stressed being that it was the day before my wedding and I was still waiting for many relatives to arrive from out of state. I asked her when the room would be ready and she said "30-45 minutes - we'll call you when it's ready." I received the call that my room was ready at 3pm - only an hour before the actual check in.

My guests booked nearly 30 rooms in the hotel in addition to the amount we spent on our wedding so I thought an early check-in was a reasonable request. When we arrived at the room the floor was not swept and in fact had sand and dirt so we were forced to wear our sandals the entire time.

The only qualm I had during our rehearsal was that Katie had a wedding going on at the same time and seemed a bit rushed. When one of our guests asked about seating she said "that shouldn't be a problem." This turned out to be false because on our wedding day, many of our guests sat on the wrong side (i.e. my guests on my husbands side, etc.) and one of the other wedding coordinators pointed it out and everyone had to get up and re-arrange, holding up my entrance for approx. 10 minutes.

On the day of our wedding I called down to the front desk on 3 separate occasions to ask for chairs so the hairdressers could do our hair and make-up. It was not until the third call that the chairs were brought up. The housekeepers came around at 3pm to clean the room - my wedding was not until 6pm and we were using our room to get ready. One of my bridesmaids informed them of such and asked if they could come back around 530. The housekeeper said yes. During our reception my maid-of-honor and her boyfriend went up to our suite to "decorate" and noticed that housekeeping never came back to clean. They immediately called down to the front desk to ask if someone could come up to clean and they stated "housekeeping leaves at 6pm" when my MOH told them that nobody cleaned the room all they did was apologize. My MOH then asked if they had a broom she could borrow to sweep the still-sandy and dirty floor and they responded "no, we don't have the keys to the storage closet." My MOH told me that she cleaned up as best she could by making the bed and using a towel to sweep the floor.

After our ceremony my husband and I took our photos on the beach and then made our way back up so we could be introduced as man and wife and the reception could begin. We stood down on the beach for approximately 5-10 minutes until I had him go up to the cocktail hour to try to locate Katie to usher everyone inside for the reception. When he could not locate her I entered my own cocktail hour, flagged down someone from the wait staff and instructed them to find Katie immediately. A minute later Katie appeared and started directing everyone to go inside.

My final complaint was in regards to our cake. Half of my guests questioned me about where the cake was. My husband and I both did not have any of our cake and I noticed that cake was only being served to those guests who were seated at the table when in fact a piece should have been placed at each seating so when the guests took a break from dancing they could enjoy a piece. I don't know where the additional cake went, but only one out of ten people I spoke to stated that they had a piece of cake. Our waitress did package up the topper, but even when I questioned them about the rest of the cake they stated there was none.

All of these problems were addressed to both Katie and the General Manager of the hotel with no proposed resolution, but I feel that the Grand Plaza has much to offer and with a little more concentration placed on quality as opposed to QUANTITY (we were told at one point that they average 2-4 weddings per day on Thurs-Sunday) these problems may have been avoided.

Make no mistake, I had a beautiful wedding, but these problems turned what should have been a stress-free day for me into a worrisome day. Read less
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E.Keeven
Wedding:
6/18/2009
3.4/5.0
My wedding ended up gorgeous, which is what I wanted but at the same time I saw my wedding coordinator twice that whole day. I hear that people saw her at our wedding but I did not. Also they took our buffet away within about an hour, I didn't get to eat much because I wasn't hungry right when they started it so I decided to wait, yeah bad choice, 30minutes later when I was hungry, it was already getting taken away. Also the hotel itself mischarged everyones credit cards and put charges on our card that were from other rooms, it took me almost a month to clear all that up. I would say that it is a great place to get married but interview all the coordinators before you choose.
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My wedding ended up gorgeous, which is what I wanted but at the same time I saw my wedding coordinator twice that whole day. I hear that people saw her at our wedding but I did not. Also they took our buffet away within about an hour, I didn't get to eat much because I wasn't hungry right when they started it so I decided to wait, yeah bad choice, 30minutes later when I was hungry, it was already getting taken away. Also the hotel itself mischarged everyones credit cards and put charges on our card that were from other rooms, it took me almost a month to clear all that up. I would say that it is a great place to get married but interview all the coordinators before you choose. Read less
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caramellyps
Wedding:
6/14/2009
3.4/5.0
The venue for our wedding was above and beyond expectations. The Imperial ballroom along with the beachside ceremony location was breath-taking. However, the hotel rooms are not recommended. The rooms are small and very out-dated - definitely not up to standard for a "honeymoon suite".

The food was very nice and worth the price paid. The wait staff provided outstanding customer service. The only downfall was that only "us" (bride and groom) were served drinks (bar drinks), the guest and bridal party have to line up to receive their own drinks. Seeing a line forming at the bar can be both an eye sore and distraction to the other activities taking place.

As this is a boutique hotel, their package does not include a complimentary night stay for the bride and groom. As a bride you have to request for a conference room for you and your bridal party to change. This should be a part of the package given by the hotel and not as a favor.

The service we received was great up until the day of the wedding itself. Our coordinator (Liz Smith) who was very polite and helpful on prior meetings, was the complete opposite the day of the wedding. She was rude to the bridal party, and even offended the photographer. As a bride, she did not give me the ease I needed to have prior to the ceremony. She rushed us through our wedding due to the tight turn around between weddings. She did not allow our guest to sit prior to the start of the wedding. Half of the our guest, including the elderly, had to remain standing until the after the bride came out. The hotel and their planners should have cooredinated with us a little better. They did not discuss their coordination plans with the bride.
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The venue for our wedding was above and beyond expectations. The Imperial ballroom along with the beachside ceremony location was breath-taking. However, the hotel rooms are not recommended. The rooms are small and very out-dated - definitely not up to standard for a "honeymoon suite".

The food was very nice and worth the price paid. The wait staff provided outstanding customer service. The only downfall was that only "us" (bride and groom) were served drinks (bar drinks), the guest and bridal party have to line up to receive their own drinks. Seeing a line forming at the bar can be both an eye sore and distraction to the other activities taking place.

As this is a boutique hotel, their package does not include a complimentary night stay for the bride and groom. As a bride you have to request for a conference room for you and your bridal party to change. This should be a part of the package given by the hotel and not as a favor.

The service we received was great up until the day of the wedding itself. Our coordinator (Liz Smith) who was very polite and helpful on prior meetings, was the complete opposite the day of the wedding. She was rude to the bridal party, and even offended the photographer. As a bride, she did not give me the ease I needed to have prior to the ceremony. She rushed us through our wedding due to the tight turn around between weddings. She did not allow our guest to sit prior to the start of the wedding. Half of the our guest, including the elderly, had to remain standing until the after the bride came out. The hotel and their planners should have cooredinated with us a little better. They did not discuss their coordination plans with the bride. Read less
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Doodledax
Wedding:
9/16/2010
3.3/5.0
The food was good but not amazing. Though I dont recall ever really leaving a wedding thinking about the food. the View alone made the venue absolutely ideal for a beach wedding. The Presidential Ball Room is the only way to go for the reception...especially if the sunset will occur during.
The food was good but not amazing. Though I dont recall ever really leaving a wedding thinking about the food. the View Read more...
The food was good but not amazing. Though I dont recall ever really leaving a wedding thinking about the food. the View alone made the venue absolutely ideal for a beach wedding. The Presidential Ball Room is the only way to go for the reception...especially if the sunset will occur during. Read less
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dmsnider2
Wedding:
4/23/2010
3.0/5.0
When we first went to Grand Plaza we were immediately sold! It was beautiful and the wedding coordinator (Liz) seemed to make it her priority to make us happy. She was so awesome with all the planning and almost over-assured us. Then as it came closer to the wedding date I began to feel rushed to make decisions and choices and almost pushed along. Then the day before my wedding there was a huge volley ball tournament being set up at hotels on either side of GP and there were nets EVERYWHERE!!! There was no way I could avoid them, they were on both sides of the hotel. Liz did offer a couple "solutions" to help but the bottom line is that there are volley ball nets in my wedding photos!! She ended up not charging us for chairs on the ceremony site so I guess she tried. Then on the day of the wedding I didnt see her all day. I had expressed my concern for how the wedding would go but she just assured me it would all be okay and taken care of and that's it. When the time came for the ceremony I felt very rushed!! It was hard to take it all in and enjoy it because they practically push you down the aisle. Then for the entrance to the reception she rushed again!! I guess its because thats the part where she disappears.. I had no idea what to do or what happens after I walked in. And even though I expressed to her that I was unsure how things go.. she just pushes you in and walks away! She got our money so she was happy. Overall my wedding was great and the things I didn't like about it probably weren't even noticed by my guests.. but just make sure you have all the plans worked out yourself. Don't rely on anyone else.
When we first went to Grand Plaza we were immediately sold! It was beautiful and the wedding coordinator (Liz) seemed to Read more...
When we first went to Grand Plaza we were immediately sold! It was beautiful and the wedding coordinator (Liz) seemed to make it her priority to make us happy. She was so awesome with all the planning and almost over-assured us. Then as it came closer to the wedding date I began to feel rushed to make decisions and choices and almost pushed along. Then the day before my wedding there was a huge volley ball tournament being set up at hotels on either side of GP and there were nets EVERYWHERE!!! There was no way I could avoid them, they were on both sides of the hotel. Liz did offer a couple "solutions" to help but the bottom line is that there are volley ball nets in my wedding photos!! She ended up not charging us for chairs on the ceremony site so I guess she tried. Then on the day of the wedding I didnt see her all day. I had expressed my concern for how the wedding would go but she just assured me it would all be okay and taken care of and that's it. When the time came for the ceremony I felt very rushed!! It was hard to take it all in and enjoy it because they practically push you down the aisle. Then for the entrance to the reception she rushed again!! I guess its because thats the part where she disappears.. I had no idea what to do or what happens after I walked in. And even though I expressed to her that I was unsure how things go.. she just pushes you in and walks away! She got our money so she was happy. Overall my wedding was great and the things I didn't like about it probably weren't even noticed by my guests.. but just make sure you have all the plans worked out yourself. Don't rely on anyone else. Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
11/1/2008
2.7/5.0
We were very fortunate that there was not another evening wedding at the hotel. The evening before there were two weddings there that started within a half hour of the other. The brides were practically bumping into each other. Our reception was in the Imperial Ballroom. When I reserved it, I was told that we would have plenty of time to set up the "extra" things we wanted set up. The room ended up being used until 4pm for other wedding reception. That gave my vendors 1 1/2 to get the room flipped. My mother was the planner and she could not be in the room to make sure everything was set up properly because they were flipping the room during the wedding. The bathrooms for the Imperial Ballroom has an entrance from the deck. The deck was supposed to be completely blocked so that people at the hotel would not be walking through the reception. There were beach goers in and out of there during the reception and is was filthy.
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We were very fortunate that there was not another evening wedding at the hotel. The evening before there were two weddings there that started within a half hour of the other. The brides were practically bumping into each other. Our reception was in the Imperial Ballroom. When I reserved it, I was told that we would have plenty of time to set up the "extra" things we wanted set up. The room ended up being used until 4pm for other wedding reception. That gave my vendors 1 1/2 to get the room flipped. My mother was the planner and she could not be in the room to make sure everything was set up properly because they were flipping the room during the wedding. The bathrooms for the Imperial Ballroom has an entrance from the deck. The deck was supposed to be completely blocked so that people at the hotel would not be walking through the reception. There were beach goers in and out of there during the reception and is was filthy. Read less
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jpchic22
Wedding:
10/21/2011
2.4/5.0
The hotel and staff were great right up to the wedding. The night of the rehearsal they scheduled walk throughs that limited our time. My wedding coordinator disappeared right after the ceremony and was no where to be found. The food was ok but I wouldn't way there normally. The day of the wedding while my cake and other things were set up in the ball room they allowed fists to walk through and brought potential couples in there. The room could use some updating. They pretty much are a wedding factory there. Several of my guests had issues with the hotel over billing their credit card and had issues getting refunded. Wouldn't recommend it if u want a slave to remember
The hotel and staff were great right up to the wedding. The night of the rehearsal they scheduled walk throughs that Read more...
The hotel and staff were great right up to the wedding. The night of the rehearsal they scheduled walk throughs that limited our time. My wedding coordinator disappeared right after the ceremony and was no where to be found. The food was ok but I wouldn't way there normally. The day of the wedding while my cake and other things were set up in the ball room they allowed fists to walk through and brought potential couples in there. The room could use some updating. They pretty much are a wedding factory there. Several of my guests had issues with the hotel over billing their credit card and had issues getting refunded. Wouldn't recommend it if u want a slave to remember Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/1/2010
2.4/5.0
Our turned out beautiful, the property was beautiful, but I was not happy with the Grand Plaza Hotel & Resort. Our wedding coordinator never called or emailed us back. Every time we would call about a question you was never in and it would take days before we heard back from her. I had to drive over an hour to see how big the center piece bowl was cause she would not check for me. Then we had discounted rooms for our guest, but when they called to book their rooms the front desk said there wasn't a room block for our party. Then, they over charged all the guest at first. I had to call the front desk and the manager about the problem.
We booked the Imperial ballroom downstairs, main because it has french doors all the way around and we were told we could open the doors as long as it wasn't raining and we thought that would be beautiful. When we wanted to open the doors after dinner at the reception they wouldn't let us and one man actually argued with me about it. They are not very professional when it comes down to it. I would have rather spent my money on people that actually care about what we wanted. They are disrespectful and untruthful. I am not pleased at all.
Our turned out beautiful, the property was beautiful, but I was not happy with the Grand Plaza Hotel & Resort. Our wedding Read more...
Our turned out beautiful, the property was beautiful, but I was not happy with the Grand Plaza Hotel & Resort. Our wedding coordinator never called or emailed us back. Every time we would call about a question you was never in and it would take days before we heard back from her. I had to drive over an hour to see how big the center piece bowl was cause she would not check for me. Then we had discounted rooms for our guest, but when they called to book their rooms the front desk said there wasn't a room block for our party. Then, they over charged all the guest at first. I had to call the front desk and the manager about the problem.
We booked the Imperial ballroom downstairs, main because it has french doors all the way around and we were told we could open the doors as long as it wasn't raining and we thought that would be beautiful. When we wanted to open the doors after dinner at the reception they wouldn't let us and one man actually argued with me about it. They are not very professional when it comes down to it. I would have rather spent my money on people that actually care about what we wanted. They are disrespectful and untruthful. I am not pleased at all. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
10/29/2011
1.8/5.0
We got married at the Grand Plaza and it was not what it seemed from the numerous meetings we had. It seemed that once we paid it was all over. I do not know who posted all these reviews but while my wedding was taking place there was another Mother of the Bride from the wedding the night before freaking out over their "affair". A wedding is supposed to be the fairy tale that the bride has dreamed about all her life. The value here is pretty good but the rest is awful. Please do not have your wedding ruined as I did and think more carefully about this place! I just want to help someone not have the nightmare I did.
We got married at the Grand Plaza and it was not what it seemed from the numerous meetings we had. It seemed that once we Read more...
We got married at the Grand Plaza and it was not what it seemed from the numerous meetings we had. It seemed that once we paid it was all over. I do not know who posted all these reviews but while my wedding was taking place there was another Mother of the Bride from the wedding the night before freaking out over their "affair". A wedding is supposed to be the fairy tale that the bride has dreamed about all her life. The value here is pretty good but the rest is awful. Please do not have your wedding ruined as I did and think more carefully about this place! I just want to help someone not have the nightmare I did. Read less
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Honey
Wedding:
10/23/2011
1.8/5.0
Worst place to have a Wedding!!!! This place was horrible. I was so excited to have my wedding on the beach and they almost completely ruined it. The wedding coordinator was so hard to get a hold of. I would leave messages upon messages and would rarely get a call back. Her name was Cherish and apparently she has been there for a long time, but she was always on vacation or out of the office. It was ridiculous, but she got the job done. She did book an event right before my wedding and basically indicated that my guests would have to wait around while they "flipped" the room. She also indicated that she would need one of my bridesmaids to help them fix the room. She was bad, but the actual Hotel was worse. We booked one of the suites on the top floor for the day before and day of my wedding. This way, my bridesmaids and I would have a place to get ready and then my husband and I would have a beautiful place to stay the night of my wedding. We get to the hotel and they told us that they were sold out and someone else had that room. We booked that room online several months ago. We complained and I told them it was my wedding, and they said that all they could do is possibly move us into that room, the next day (day of my wedding!!!) Well, they did move us, but i was in the middle of getting my hair and makeup done. I called to have a bellboy help move our stuff, and it took them over an hour and they still did not show up. I had to move all my stuff on my own while trying to get my hair and makeup done. Not only was i stressed out of my mind, but i had to deal with that b.s. too!! It was horrible, and i wanted to make sure that EVERYONE knows what happened so that you don't have to go through what i went through.
Worst place to have a Wedding!!!! This place was horrible. I was so excited to have my wedding on the beach and they Read more...
Worst place to have a Wedding!!!! This place was horrible. I was so excited to have my wedding on the beach and they almost completely ruined it. The wedding coordinator was so hard to get a hold of. I would leave messages upon messages and would rarely get a call back. Her name was Cherish and apparently she has been there for a long time, but she was always on vacation or out of the office. It was ridiculous, but she got the job done. She did book an event right before my wedding and basically indicated that my guests would have to wait around while they "flipped" the room. She also indicated that she would need one of my bridesmaids to help them fix the room. She was bad, but the actual Hotel was worse. We booked one of the suites on the top floor for the day before and day of my wedding. This way, my bridesmaids and I would have a place to get ready and then my husband and I would have a beautiful place to stay the night of my wedding. We get to the hotel and they told us that they were sold out and someone else had that room. We booked that room online several months ago. We complained and I told them it was my wedding, and they said that all they could do is possibly move us into that room, the next day (day of my wedding!!!) Well, they did move us, but i was in the middle of getting my hair and makeup done. I called to have a bellboy help move our stuff, and it took them over an hour and they still did not show up. I had to move all my stuff on my own while trying to get my hair and makeup done. Not only was i stressed out of my mind, but i had to deal with that b.s. too!! It was horrible, and i wanted to make sure that EVERYONE knows what happened so that you don't have to go through what i went through. Read less
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