The Don CeSar’s proud heritage dates all the way back to 1928. But today, it’s the ideal setting for your big day. And since our Pink Palace sits right on the Gulf of Mexico, you can count on a view to wow your guests. However you envision your wedding, The Don offers romantic ceremony locations ranging from our tropical courtyard to Gulf-front beach to our Grand Ballroom. We also have eight elegant reception locations including beach side pavilions and stunning outdoor terraces.

Intimate gatherings are a special passion of ours, but we can also accommodate weddings for up to 250. Our seasoned Wedding Specialists will attend to every deail. If your wedding party needs makeup done, we have a full menu of services including special wedding offers at our own Spa Oceana. It’s no wonder that of all the St. Petersburg hotels, only the Don CeSar was named Best Wedding Venue by Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater 2014 - 2017 and in the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame by The Knot.


Wedding Highlights

  • Stunning ceremony venues
  • Elegant reception locations
  • Wedding packages that feature variety of menu options
  • On-site coordination and décor company
  • A variety of wedding services to help create your special day
  • Wedding Services from Spa Oceana

Customize Your Wedding Celebration


At the Don CeSar, we want to make your celebration an unforgettable occasion. Let our expert planners lend their knowledge and experience in planning for your special day. Whether you are planning an elaborate champagne brunch, luncheon buffet or a formal four-course dinner, our award-winning chefs will deliver a dining experience you and your guests will savor for years to come.


Offer your guests a personalized Marry Me Cocktail. Create your story and it will be displayed at your event for all to see. Create your own cocktail or our Mixologist will be happy to create one for you. Please see your Catering Sales Manager for pricing.


Located onsite at the hotel, Cheers! Events is a full-service event planner for wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Their services include décor, table designs, specialty dance floors, as well as event management options from day of coordination to full-scale start-to-finish planning and vendor selection. Working closely with your wedding specialist at the hotel, Cheers! Events ensures a seamless event experience for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.


Carter’s provides the highest quality of personalized service, florals, and the most imaginative and creative designs. At Carter’s, they’re not just flowers. Your floral and wedding décor will truly stand out from the crowd.


The Don CeSar boasts a variety of locations and menu options to ensure the perfect start to your wedding weekend. From a beachside barbecue to an extravagant seafood buffet, our Catering Sales Managers would be happy to design an event for you and your closest wedding guests. Please ask for menu options.


Don’t forget to eat during the final preparation for your big moment! Choose from a classic Continental Breakfast (with Mimosas, naturally), a Bridal Tea, Wine & Cheese or a special menu of beers and snacks “For the Boys.” Menus can be served in your suite or separate meeting rooms, which are available for a nominal fee.


At the end of the weekend, a farewell brunch is a great way to wind down and exchange final goodbyes before leaving on your honeymoon. Newlyweds can take this chance to thank their guests and spend a bit more time with loved ones. Our Catering Sales Managers would be happy to design an event for you and your closest wedding guests. Please ask for menu options.


Spa Oceana provides you and your guests with a peaceful oceanfront getaway. Our 11,000-square-foot spa and salon featuring 16 treatment rooms and deluxe couples treatment rooms to keep you feeling relaxed on your special day. Offering everything from bridal make-up to manicures and pedicures to relaxing massages, Spa Oceana can help prepare you and your bridal party for your special day.


From luxurious accommodations to our six restaurants and lounges including the award-winning Maritana Grille to Camp CeSar kids’ camp, your guests will be treated to all the indulgent amenities the Don CeSar has to offer. Two heated pools, the powder-white sand of our expansive gulf-front beach and an array of water sports, plus all of St. Pete’s attractions will ensure they never run out of things to do. Come and enjoy the legendary Pink Palace on the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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