Belleair Beach Community Center
My son's wedding and reception was held at the BBCC and everything was extraordinary! The location was suburb, with the wedding outside on the cement area beside the water. The view was amazing! The staff at BBCC were responsive to our requests and worked with us on many fronts. The venue itself is clean and very well maintained. I can highly recommend this location and facility!
Book your reception someplace else. The City of Belleair Beach staff members are unethical and rude. The Clerk is the most ignorant person I have ever met and her manager is completely checked out. You are certainly dealing with stereotypical government workers here. You'll get better customer care at DMV and DFS.
I choose this location because it was beautiful and the perfect balance between being near the water but not on the sand. The facility is almost new and in excellent condition. I was on a budget and felt like the rate was very affordable. I did have some concerns when I booked it about the ceremony being close to the road and too noisy, but it turned out to be not a problem at all. The biggest problem I had with this vendor was their lack of customer service. I don’t even know if words can describe what a hassle it was to work with this place. Initially, I was told if I hired a caterer they would have the insurance that was needed. Then I was told that although my caterer would have it, all my other vendors also needed it and I also needed a policy for my guests. I was being contacted constantly even up to the week of the wedding about the insurance not meeting their standards, even though I had an email from the insurance agent stating it did. When I voiced my frustrations with the contact person at the venue she did not apologize at all but instead talked OVER me and said how frustrated she was. Really?! Although she told me numerous times that she was not that knowledgeable about insurance, she was insisting that she knew more than three different insurance agencies about how to write a policy. I ended up having to purchase a second insurance policy which cost me money I hadn’t budgeted for. With everything I had to purchase that wasn’t included with this venue I could have gone somewhere more inclusive that would have treated me with some customer service. It also took over three weeks to receive my deposit back after the event. Overall, considering the stress and lack or service that I experienced I would not recommend this place to other brides.
Vendor response to review
As we tell every event sponsor, the right type and amounts of insurance are required to protect the sponsoring host, their guests and the city against various potential third party claims, liquor liability being the most important. Notwithstanding what some insurance agent may tell a customer about coverage, a person’s homeowner’s insurance does not provide coverage off of the person’s home premises as noted in the exclusions portion of the policy. It is for this reason that general liability insurance with liquor liability coverage is required to protect all concerned. All of this is explained to the sponsor in detail. The insurance requirement for an event in Belleair Beach is mandated by the city’s insurance carrier and the city attorney. In the same regard, a sponsor needs to carefully investigate which caterer and other vendors to use for their event before signing a contract. The city does not make such recommendations. The Belleair Beach Community Center is still the best value in the Tampa Bay area for any event, especially a wedding, to which so many brides will attest. We're happy the client enjoyed the beautiful setting on the water and the Community Center.
Our Community Center offers a beautiful view of the Intracoastal Waterway from inside and outside the spacious Community Room.
Guests delight in the view through the wall of glass along the east side of the Community Room overlooking the water, or enjoy the gentle breeze with a breathtaking view of the Intracoastal from the large attached patio deck.
Amenities Included with Rental
Waterfront Site for your Ceremony
Clean and Well-Kept Facility
Large spacious Restrooms
Easy access from the ample Parking Lot alongside the Building
Catering Room with Microwave and Refrigerator
Lighted, Spacious Patio Deck
Tables and Chairs available for rental
Dance Floor available for rental
Room Dimension: 1840 square feet
For more information, please contact the City Clerk at 727-595-4646 ext. 124 or by email.