Florida Beach Banquets is a wonderful choice for an affordable event, especially if you and your out-of-town guests plan on staying in one of the wonderful beach-front hotels located directly across the street, including the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort Hotel.
They have 2 great banquet rooms. They can also be used as a rain backup location for the Beach Ceremony.
The Long Key is the banquet room is used for larger Weddings and receptions. The Long Key can seat up to 150 in a very casual set, but 80 – 125 is most comfortable for a wedding reception. Because of the design, smaller groups do work well in there too. It is on the 2nd floor, has elevator access, and has water views of Boca Ciega Bay. There is a wonderful bar with bar stools for your guests to enjoy a cocktail while visiting with friends. The buffet is in a separate from the seating area of the Long Key, a feature clients like. Guests can also enjoy the patio furniture just outside of the lobby doors if they go downstairs to grab a little of the fresh ocean breeze. The required minimum cost of the Long Key is $4,500 for up to 80 ppl plus tax and gratuity.
The Pine Key is the smaller banquet room and seats 60 comfortably, and because of the layout, smaller groups work very well in there too! It is on the 1st floor and has large windows that look out to a lighted patio, making the room feel open and airy. Guests can easily wander outside and enjoy the patio furniture placed right outside of the banquet room. The required minimum in the Pine Key is $3,000 for up to 50 ppl plus tax and gratuity.
Everything is included in the reception packages; the room for 4 hours, all set up/breakdown, clean up, the tables and chairs and linens, staff, cash bar with bartender, standard dinner buffet, dance floor, cake cutting service , etc. It also includes chair covers and sashes in the Pine Key, silver chiavari chairs in the Long Key – even complementary centerpieces to choose from!
*We have a very spacious parking lot for complementary parking as well.
If you do not already have one, Bayside can recommend experienced DJs. A DJ manages your reception, taking care of all of the schedule and announcing – guiding your reception along and making sure no important moment is missed.
The popular dinner buffet menu consists of a salad, bread & butter, 2 vegetables, 2 starches, and 3 entrée items – a beef, a chicken and salmon. A cash bar is included in the packages, but there are paid bar options from a full open premium or well brand bar – to a hosted bar or a cash bar – and several variations in between.
There is a $600 deposit for Pine Key and $800 deposit for Long Key to reserve your room and date for you, and FBB tries not book more than one event per day in their banquet rooms, making planning the time of your event much easier. You can also have access a few hours before to decorate if you wish.