We had our celebration at Columbia restaurant located at St Pete pier. Beautiful view, excelent service and food. Everyone loved it!
One of the best decisions I ever made was booking the Columbia for my ceremony & reception. All the people I made contact with on a regular basis were fantastic. They allowed us to come in the day before and set up the ceremony space. We got to do a food tasting where they spoiled me and my husband for 2 hours with delicious foods & sangria. The night went off without a hitch. Columbia's beauty, delicious food, and amazing service made my wedding a dream come true. I highly recommend the Columbia!
My fiancé and I have spent every Valentine's Day (10 to count) at a Columbia restaurant. The menu prices for a sit down dinner are about $40 to $50 per person, and the quality of the food is amazing. Not only that but for Tampa residents, the Columbia is legendary. The location I explored was at the St. Petersburg Pier, which has amazing waterfront views. The alcohol policy was very flexible and the staff seems really eager to work with you and your budget. The only downside for my wedding plans was that they do not allow a DJ and they request that your entertainment fit with the Spanish theme of the restaurant. This might work really well for many people, but it was not what I had in mind.
Our first date ever was at the Columbia Restaurant, and when we discussed where we would have our reception, we couldn't think of a better place, not just because of sentimental value, but because we knew the food would be amazing, the service perfect and the atmosphere just great! We worked with a few individuals who really went out of their way to make us happy with everything! Our entire menu was just oh so yummy!! Our guests, til this day, still rave about the food! Our servers were so friendly and always on top of everything, making sure that our guests were comfortable and enjoying themselves. Because we loved the simple decor, we didn't feel we needed any additional decorations on the tables, aside from the simple candle centerpieces that we did. Absolutely no qualms or complaints with the Columbia!
We held our afternoon reception in the Andalucia room. It held the 50 guests seated and allowed plenty of room to walk and mingle. We used the Familia room next door for the buffet as it is connected with sliding doors that can open and close. Great room, beautiful colors, and the food was phenomenal!
I forgot to mention the service which was completely professional and attentive. Great value - under $2000 for the buffet and alcohol for 50 people!
We had a lunch reception with tapas. We were not happy with the taste of the food. Our tasting was a lot better than what was actually provided. The lady who managed the reception was rude to me (the bride) and was not willing to honor simple requests. The price was very reasonable, but the service and food not the best.
From groups of 10-400, we offer private dining areas to host your banquet, business lunch, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, party or group event. Choose from our banquet menu, or let us customize your menu for that special occasion. We have on-site event planners to handle all the details.
We can also help you with all your offsite catering needs. We offer a full line of catering options, including food, beverage and service. Our staff will coordinate all rental equipment, setup and service. How about one of our "Super Paellas"...for up to 3,000!