TRADEWINDS’ WEDDING TESTIMONIALS
See what brides and grooms had to say about our St. Pete Beach weddings
Denise, TheKnot | June 25, 2019
Absolutely amazing experience. St. Pete is such a beautiful beach. The resort is great for guests of all ages. There is so much to do. Easy to shuttle from airport and no need to rent a car. The staff made it so easy. The wedding event staff had great suggestions on how to make our guests feel comfortable and give them extra attention to thank them for flying down. Although they handle large weddings and have large banquet areas they made our small wedding feel intimate and special and no less important to them. All my questions were answered promptly and always with a sincere desire to help and to make it the best memory it could be. We have zero regrets about our decision to have the wedding here. No one wanted to leave. It was fantastic!
Courtney, TheKnot | January 23, 2019
WOW!!! From the very beginning Julie was AMAZING! She answered every single question I had thoroughly and in a timely manner. I felt like I had known her my whole life. I cannot say enough good things about Julie and TradeWinds. After taking quite a risk and putting a deposit on a venue that we had never even visited (we are from Michigan) we finally visited and instantly knew that we had made the right decision. EVERYONE at TradeWinds was amazingly kind and welcoming on our first visit. We made a second visit a couple months before our wedding and we were even more impressed (I didn't think that was possible) with the kindness and hospitality that was shown. TradeWinds has SO much to offer. Fast forward to wedding week...we not only had a lot family and friends there for the week, but also lots of kids and even more importantly a child with autism who had the time of his life and was in a safe and inclusive environment. Every single guest was blown away not only by how kind and helpful everyone was, but also by how much there was to do right at TradeWinds! We had AMAZING weather the entire trip...except for wedding day (yikes)! Julie not only kept me updated throughout the day, but also had the entire wedding moved from the beach (my idea because of awful weather) into the most beautiful space (the Pavilion) without error in 30 minutes notice. I had no clue what I would be walking into...but to say I was blown away is an understatement! I wish we could relive our wedding day over and over...it was beyond perfect thanks to Julie & TradeWinds!
Carrie, TheKnot | July 30, 2018
We chose the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort for my daughter's wedding and we are so glad we did! Absolutely everyone we dealt with, from the managers to the chef, were very accommodating, flexible and extremely nice people. Julie Manes, the wedding sales manager, was outstanding! She literally would respond to most of my emails within minutes! She was so helpful with booking all of the rooms for our guests and, even though we had amazing wedding planners with Driftwood Wedding and Events, I still felt like Julie was a huge part of helping me make decisions every step of the way.
The food tasting was a highlight of the whole planning process. It was over-the-top amazing and, as promised, was just as delicious and hot at the reception. The property at the TradeWinds is unbelievable for hosting a wedding or any event where people come from all over or just from the other side of town. Our guests were able to enjoy a whole weekend of fun without even having to leave the property. Several people said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! I would highly recommend the TradeWinds and would give them more than 5 stars if possible!!
Danielle, TheKnot | April 30, 2018
Julie and Maria were the absolute best! They answered every question I had up until the day of the wedding and trust me there were a lot! Everything went seamlessly thanks to them and Lisa from Exquisite Events! I would give them all 100 stars if I could. The food was excellent and I received compliments on the ceremony decor to the execution and reception set up. I literally felt like I was part of a family and they cared above and beyond for how I felt and made any accommodation I requested! My wedding went off without a hitch and my guests enjoyed themselves immensely!
Lindsay, TheKnot | November 7, 2017
Choosing TradeWinds for our wedding was the best decision we ever made. Maria was our wedding coordinator and she really went above and beyond to help us make our day perfect. The reception and ceremony spot were absolutely beautiful. All of our guests commented on how great the food was (the best they've had at a wedding). It was such a fun and beautiful location! If you're looking for a wedding location in St. Pete Beach, I wouldn't look anywhere else but the TradeWinds. Thank you Maria for everything!!!
Ashley, Wedding Wire | March 2, 2018
Could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding! Everything was perfect and exactly how I imagined! Maria is fantastic and so helpful. She always answered all of our questions and in a very quick manner. Being that it was a destination wedding, it was great to have someone at the resort that was so helpful and all around great! Everything was absolutely amazing.
Alyssa, Wedding Wire | October 15, 2016
The TradeWinds and everyone working there made my wedding an absolute dream come true. Julie and Maria were absolutely fantastic to work with and took care of everything. They were always very quick to answer any questions and went above and beyond for special requests my groom and I had. Food was amazing, venue was beautiful, and they were very accommodating--they even extended my reception when it got delayed due to rain. They treat you as if this was a wedding in their own family and want everything to be perfect.
The company they use for day of coordination, Exquisite Events, was fantastic as well. Danielle was there every step of the day to answer questions, troubleshoot problems and ensure I was not stressed at all.
I recommend this place 200%.
Sharon, Wedding Wire | May 29, 2015
Julie Manes all the way! 10++++! From the very beginning, Julie was all about making our wedding planning days as easy as possible & sharing names of vendors in the area and providing us with all the answers we had from the very beginning to the end of the most beautiful wedding you could ever imagine. Julie is tops in the business! We previously went to another venue and we're not even offered a glass of water when we arrived and Julie welcomed us as though we had been friends forever and offered us something to drink right away. I was the wedding planner for our daughter and Julie helped me make her dream wedding come true. The food was exceptional, the Pavilion was decorated beautifully and service top notch! If you don't call Julie Manes & plan a visit to the TradeWinds, you will be making a huge mistake.
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