55 total reviews
This place is amazing! Friendly people and great resort! We got married down the beach from the sirata but all 60 of our guests stayed here and they were so helpful! We will definitely go back for vacations!
Melanie Reese was so amazing to work with. She was very professional and was there for every question that I needed answered. I loved having my wedding here at Sirata Beach Resort. Everything went smoothly on my wedding day, thanks to their dedicated staff.
I cannot express how I felt for the last year leading up to this day. Our budget was exceptionally under an average priced wedding, but I didn't want anything that showed that. I was a nervous wreck hoping everything would come together and hoping nothing would look incomplete or tacky. Kelli helped me every step of the way, helping guide me to the priorities. Even if my question was not related to the venue she was more than helpful. She is responsible for my wedding day turning out so perfect and exceeded all of my expectations. As soon as I saw everything the day of the wedding I was just in awe at how beautifully she pulled everything together.
We knew we wanted casual beach side wedding but with more of a formal reception. It was exactly what we got. Guests are still talking about our day. We keep hearing about how beautiful the ceremony was and there were hardly any decorations (took place in the sand). They LOVED the food. It was 10 times better the day of the wedding than it was at the tasting. The Royal Palm Ball Room was absolutely breath taking (I recommend amber uplighting thanks to Kelli!)
Honestly, best day of my life.
Thank you Sirata and THANK YOU KELLI!!!! :) :) :) xoxoxo
Kasey Bussell was so easy to work with! She answered all my questions timely and made sure that my wedding ran smoothly. From start to finish, there was not one issue with my wedding, it seemed almost effortless. The staff was overly friendly and very accommodating; I did not have one negative interaction with anyone. This is truly a great place to get married. It is also an absolutely beautiful location. I wish I could do it all over again! Thanks Kasey!
I had my reception at the coconut palm pavillion and could not have been happier with the outcome of my wedding day. The serving staff was great! So friendly and helpful. The day went completely smooth thanks to Kelli and her staff.
We had our wedding here in November 2014. We picked Sirata after looking at all of the venues in the Tampa Bay area and all along the West Florida coast.
The first thing you will notice about Sirata (we found this out when we just showed up without an appointment to check out the place) is that EVERY employee is friendly, helpful, and full of information.
We initially planned to have a beach ceremony with a semi-outdoor reception in the Coconut Palm Pavillion. During our wedding weekend the temperatures dropped (about 50's) and the winds were unseasonably high. We decided to have the ceremony on a different part of the beach and the reception moved indoors to the 8th floor ballroom.
The wedding planning staff was great from the beginning. Their services are well organized and everything seemed to flow seamlessly from the planner, catering staff, and our vendors. We did a lot of decorating and directing ourselves (our choice). The staff worked great with our wedding planner and all the family members who came to help organize and arrange things.
The wedding planner, Kasey, from Sirata helped direct us on the entire flow of the event from the pre-ceremony placement of people to the reception. You really can come in and have no idea when or where things are supposed to happen and they take care of everything.
Our guests all loved the venue and thought the resort staff did an amazing job at just everything. I would highly recommend having your wedding here.
My husband and I were recently married at the Sirata Beach Resort, on October 19th 2014, and I couldn't be happier with the experience.
When we decided that we were going to plan a beach wedding, we had no idea where to start. Being that we are from and live in Michigan, we knew we had to do some research to find the best place for us.
A few recommendations lead us to look at resorts on the Gulf coast, and the Sirata was one of the many that we found in the area to research. I personally contacted the wedding planners of each of the resorts we were looking at (about 10 total in that area) and received responses from each, but the best was from the Sirata.
Their wedding coordinator, Amanda Page, was the biggest reason why we chose this venue. Amanda was very quick to respond, MORE than helpful (I had one million questions, every day, for 10 months), and was always ready with a quick answer, suggestion, or happy reassurance that everything was going to be OK.
You can imagine as a bride planning her wedding in a state she doesn't live in, I was more than a little worried that I would arrive to the venue the week of my wedding and be disappointed in at least something. WRONG! We arrived a few days before the wedding was scheduled to take place and were absolutely delighted with everything. Not only is the Sirata a beautiful resort, but Amanda was just as helpful in person as she was throughout our months of e-mail transactions. She made us feel welcome and was 100% on top of every aspect of the planning. After our initial meeting, I knew I had nothing to worry about and because of this reassurance, I was able to ENJOY my time in sunny Florida, rather than fret over the impending nuptials!
Long story short, our wedding was beautiful, our experience was stellar, and our memories are forever. We could not be happier with how it turned out, and that we chose the Sirata as our destination wedding venue.
We cannot thank Amanda enough for the help she provided us throughout this experience, and we 100% recommend you give her a call!
We had a just the two-of-us ceremony at the resort on the beach at sunset. The package we purchased included some of the vendors we used and then the resort coordinator sent us a list of other vendors. We had a wonderful experience. So easy. So tailored to our needs. Highly recommend the Sirata and working with Amanda there.
It may not be for everyone, but it was the only option for myself and my groom. We had a vision of a beautiful, rustic beach wedding with a great view and great food. Kasey Bussell is the wedding coordinator I was blessed to work with from the Sirata. She was truly my favorite person to work with through the entire wedding planning process. Her and her team made our dream wedding a reality. They gave us our fairy tail wedding!! Everything about our day was perfect and totally magical. Kasey is so easy to work with. She is prompt, knowledgeable, kind and caring. You can tell she really cares about your vision and she loves her job. The staff at the Sirata was wonderful to us... from the servers, to the bartenders, to the bellhop who helped bring all of our wedding stuff up to our rooms. They are professional, personal and so helpful. Our wedding was perfect thanks to all their hard work !!!
Sirata went above and beyond making sure our beach wedding and Royal Palm Ballroom reception were absolutely glorious! The property is so lovely and well-maintained, the staff so friendly and helpful, it really helped us relax and focus on getting married. My Coordinator, Kasey Bussell, was awesome! She was quick to respond with answers to our questions, offered great suggestions, and got the job done right. We planned our wedding from New York City, so it was a relief to know we were in good hands. Josef Martinez was so helpful with managing our Room Block and helping me stay up to date with guest reservations. Our guests raved about the wonderful time they had throughout their stay at Sirata. The food at our reception was outstanding, served timely and hot. Sirata Beach Resort offers a great value from start to finish and it's not hard to see why they have been so highly rated by other brides many years in a row. I never was a girl who grew up dreaming about a wedding, but if I had, the result at Sirata would definitely be a dream come true. Thank you so much for helping us make this amazing moment in our lives one we will never forget! If your dream is a beach wedding, I cannot think of a more perfect place to have that dream come true than the Sirata Beach Resort.
My wife and I were impressed immediately when we sat down with Kelli Love from the Sirata earlier this year. We decided to use them for our: ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They were reasonably priced, professional, straight forward. Throughout the entire process, Kelli would respond to our emails and answer all questions. We used various vendors and Kelli made sure everyone was on point. Day of, she would answer all of my calls immediately and assist in whatever was needed. Look no further for you beach wedding venue. Sirata + Kelli = Great Wedding !
Sirata was excellent. Kasey Bussell (Catering Sales Manager for Sirata) and her team were exceptional. The venue was excellent. The food and service were also excellent. All of the guests has a great time. When planning a wedding there are lots of things that you concern yourself with. Kasey has handled them many time over. She love her work and it shows.
You did a wonderful job keeping the sanity with all the weather related changes. You were so very great to work with. The Sirata provided Carribean Delight buffet was awesome and we received so many compliments from our guests that said it was the best buffet they had ever tasted. The Royal Palm Ballroom was beautiful and the perfect reception venue for us. I was so grateful for your coordination with all our vendors - the DJ, photographer, videographer, cake, linens, florist and of course, the photo booth. I highly recommend the Sirata Beach Resort as the perfect wedding venue.
We had our wedding and reception at the Sirata Beach Resort. Both were fantastic. Our wedding ceremony was at sunset on the breezeway deck followed by a cocktail reception in the grotto, and reception in the royal palm room. Food, drinks and service were all fantastic. Prices are very reasonable for all that is included. Great communication. Resort was very nice. Rooms were great and wedding rates were very reasonable
The ceremony site and Royal Palm Ballroom were gorgeous and the staff was wonderful.
LOVED THIS PLACE!!!! I had my reception at the Royal Palm Ballroom of the Sirata Beach Resort and it was fantastic. Melanie was the wedding coordinator and she was outstanding all the was through. She was very thorough with all of my details, very upfront about anything and everything and made me and my family feel special every time we met with her. The entire Sirata staff was amazing and the view from the ballroom was breathtaking!!! My husband and I had a lot of family stay at the resort, which had multiple outdoor bars/restaurants, and they enjoyed everything about it. In fact, quite a few of them said they'd be staying there again next time the visit, as will I!!!
Our wedding was at a small hotel neighboring The Sirata, but could not accommodate all of my out of town guests. The Sirata was great and we all had so much fun! We worked with Deborah Probst to secure the best rate for our guests and everything went smoothly. They even delivered all of our guest bags for us. We actually had so much fun, a small group of us decided that we will be making an annual trip to The Sirata for a weekend reunion.
Having our wedding at the Sirata Beach resort was the best decision that we made for our wedding day! It was a beautiful site that offered so many services in one location. We had our wedding ceremony on their beach, followed by our wedding reception in their Mediterranean ballroom on the second floor. The Sirata also catered our wedding, and the food was the most amazing part. We had a delicious buffet that had more food than we could even try to eat. It was all great. In fact, our guests couldn't stop talking about how wonderful the food was! We also stayed at this resort for our wedding weekend, and the accommodations were wonderful! We stayed in one of their suites and it was AMAZING. It was huge and we were able to have all my girlfriends and family get ready in it. We worked with Melanie as our wedding coordinator and she was very professional and responsive to our emails. We even met with her 3-4 times before our big day, along with constant emails and phone calls to make sure everything was perfect. She made sure our day went off without a hitch! She paid very close attention to details and helped handle all of our outside vendors. We would definitely recommend the Sirata to someone looking for a beautiful beach wedding, with onsite usage of a ceremony site, as well as hotel accommodations. It was the perfect choice for us and we cannot wait to go back!
Everything about the Sirata from out initial visit until the end of our honeymoon there was the best! Melanie took us through out initial visit and guided us through the entire planning process. The day of the wedding due to some bad weather we had a last minute change of location for the ceremony and reception. Although we had to move everything inside, Melanie and Jennifer made sure that all of our needs were met. Everything turned out better than expected! They went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy with the changes that had to be met. They even offered to set up the archway on the beach another day if we were unable to get pictures outside.
All of our guests stayed at the Sirata with us an had a great visit. The accommodations were great and there was so much for everyone to do without ever having to leave.
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Imagine....your perfect wedding here.
The Sirata Beach Resort has on-site wedding professionals to assist you plan a wedding with your "toes in the sand" or on a beach-side deck overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Sirata also has several ballrooms, pavilion and grotto settings, each tailored to accommodate various event sizes.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Restaurant
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2007
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