When you live in the Sunshine City, wedding season seems to never end, and what goes hand-in-hand with tons of weddings? Loads of rehearsal dinners! This traditional kick-off to a couple's nuptials can really set the tone for their whole celebration, so finding the perfect restaurant to host your rehearsal dinner at is crucial. If you're planning a wedding in St. Petersburg, look no further than this list of amazing restaurants that offer private dining experiences for your rehearsal dinner location.
Ceviche is a St. Petersburg staple serving up Spanish charm. They have two private dining areas that can be used for a rehearsal dinner depending on the size of your party. Nestled in the basement of Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Che Flamenco Lounge offers a relaxed and intimate location for a rehearsal dinner for up to 50 guests.
The other option for private dining at Ceviche is Cafe Ceviche, with a relaxed bistro atmosphere and serious St. Pete vibes. A menu featuring Ceviche's incredible Spanish cuisine is available with family-style and buffet dining choices.
Located above the Locale Market in Sundial St Pete, this Italian-inspired restaurant focuses on fresh, house-made cuisine influenced by seasonal, regionally-sourced, and carefully-curated ingredients. Their private dining menus feature both family-style and multi-course tasting options. They can accommodate groups with anywhere from 12-75 guests with an intimate private dining room, semi and full-restaurant buyout options, and outdoor patio tables.
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With eight private dining spaces ranging from a cozy 12-seat Napa Room to a Grand Ballroom that's over 2,000 square feet, Rococo can create a rehearsal dinner perfect for any wedding party's needs. This steakhouse is putting a modern take on steak that everyone will love.
Sea Salt caters to private events ranging in size from 2 to 100 guests. They have fully and semi-private options available depending on what your vision is for your rehearsal dinner. They carefully create their menu options for each private party, and, with the help of their sommelier, they can offer perfectly complementing wine selections from their extensive wine list. Whatever your needs are for your rehearsal dinner, Sea Salt is happy to customize your experience.
With views of Vinoy Yacht Basin and North Straub Park, the Bayside Room at 400 Beach is a perfect place to host a rehearsal dinner of up to 30 people. Their incredible seafood offerings are sure to satisfy anyone looking for an authentic Florida feel at their rehearsal dinner.
The Hangar serves up some delicious food and mesmerizing views of flights taking off and landing at the Albert Whitted Airport. Their banquet room can seat up to 50 guests, and they also offer their lounge and bar area for casual gatherings if a more laid back rehearsal dinner is what you have in mind to kick off your wedding festivities.
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Beach Drive's most awarded restaurant offers three different private dining rooms to choose from for hosting your rehearsal dinner. For larger parties, the Wine Cellar can host 80 seated guests. The Back Room provides a more intimate option for up to 24 guests, and, depending on the time of year that you're hosting, you could even venture out into their private outdoor space with up to 30 guests.
The versatile layout at Cassis means customizing your rehearsal dinner to be perfect for you and your partner. They offer opportunities to reserve their bar, main dining room, private dining room, or even the terrace.
Wedding planning can be an amazing but stressful process, and we hope that this list of St. Petersburg restaurants to host your rehearsal dinner at can ease the planning process a bit for you. And remember, these restaurants offer private dining for all kinds of events, not strictly rehearsal dinners!
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