St. Petersburg Wedding
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, you will find St. Petersburg, the fourth largest city in Florida. Often referred to as 'St. Pete,' this is the same city credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the longest run of consecutive sunny days: 768. Not only does the endless sunshine lure droves of tourists who come to experience the two highest rated beaches in the United States, but the weather conditions also make a grand location to plan a wedding.
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St. Petersburg Wedding Planning: Highlights of the City
When planning an outdoor wedding in St. Petersburg, you won't have any trouble finding a location. There are 102 city parks stretching across 2,400 acres of land, including a preserved downtown waterfront covering seven miles.
About town, you will find the Pier (a St. Petersburg landmark filled with shops, restaurants, and a marine aquarium). At Tropicana Field, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays play at the climate-controlled domed ballpark, which offers 45,360 seats. If you're looking for the largest wooden dance floor in the Southeast, the historic Coliseum Ballroom provides seating for 2,000 people.
Museums are popular in the city, as many tourists come to visit the Salvador Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of History, and the Florida Holocaust Museum. St. Petersburg also has a few interesting claims to fame. The city is known as the birthplace of scheduled aviation with the flight of the Benoist taking place in 1914. Sports fans should also know that St. Petersburg is slated as the birthplace of Major League Baseball Spring Training.
St. Petersburg Wedding Planning: Weather Watch
By now, you should already be well aware that St. Petersburg is a city that offers plenty of sunshine. The average monthly temperatures are also pretty impressive. The average high for January is 70 degrees with June, July, August, and September seeing 90-degree days. However, the subtropical climate of the city does have a rainy season from June through September. Wedding planners should keep the potential for the occasional tropical storm in the back of their minds.
St. Petersburg Wedding Planning: Tips and Ideas
When shopping for accessories, goods, and services for your wedding in St. Petersburg, there are many different places to search. The malls, discount chains, and factory outlet stores offer plenty of bargains. Specialty shops in St. Petersburg are perfect for couples looking for unique wedding favors. Head for the Tropicana Field area to visit shopkeepers, who offer a decent blend of antique and thrift stores. Make sure to check out Central Avenue. Other retail opportunities are found in the downtown shops at BayWalk, where you may even find the wedding dress of your dreams.
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