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The Birchwood

Birchwood 3In downtown St. Petersburg a destination wedding gem hides in plain sight. The Birchwood is a boutique luxury hotel nestled on Beach Drive in northeast St. Petersburg overlooking Straub Park and Tampa Bay.

With just 18 rooms, The Birchwood offers the intimate setting you are looking for while also providing the beauty and elegance a wedding deserves. The Birchwood staff believes that “special occasions deserve unforgettable memories” and that is just what you will create by having your destination wedding here. Owners Chuck and Kathy Prather spared no expense to deliver the perfect setting for your special day.

The Rooms:
Birchwood 4Each of the 18 hotel rooms is tastefully appointed to recall the 1920’s with all the modern conveniences. The hotel king rooms have four poster beds with decorated headboards in the finest Italian tapestry.

Relax and unwind in your oversized bathroom equipped with a large porcelain claw foot tub that mimics the tubs from the original Candlewood Apartments. The floors are tiled with swank pinwheel mosaic tiles, as they would have been in the 1920’s, only with updated and soft colors. Enjoy the soothing sensation of the oversized rain show head in the walk in shower along with all organic bathroom amenities.

From the Garnier Thibeault linens to the Lynova terry towels, all touches have been carefully selected for you to enjoy your stay.

Each hotel room includes:
• Luxury four poster or two poster beds
• Custom Garnier Thuebaut Linens
• Plush Standard Textile Lynova terry towels
• Complimentary in room high speed wireless internet
• Oversized bathrooms with hairdryer, lighted mirror, and telephone extension
• Flat screen television with cable TV
• iPod docking station and alarm clock
• In room coffee maker
• Continental breakfast daily
• Room service – 7 a.m. -4 p.m.
• Complimentary local calls
• Air Conditioning

Birchwood 5On Site Dining – Birch & Vine

Standing apart from the mundane dining experience, Birch & Vine blends casual luxury with timeless elegance. Diners can savor clever creations from Chef Cline’s seasoned menu that incorporates the utmost quality meats, fish and accompaniments resulting in fresh and tantalizing selections.

Chef Cline plates dishes that are both complex in flavor and direct in his vision of his market driven approach with seasonal ingredients from organic farms.

If you are looking to enjoy the Birch & Vine menu in the open air and in view of scenic Beach Drive, you can take in the bay breeze on the patio which also affords great views of passersby.

Birchwood 1Rooftop Bar – The Canopy

Occupying prime real estate, The Canopy Rooftop Lounge is perched atop The Birchwood in the heart of St. Petersburg’s waterfront. Guests will settle in for a casual yet South beach inspired “see and be seen” experience of breathtaking views, invigorating libations and farm to table tantalizing entrees.

There is nothing like The Canopy in the area. Complete with private cabanas, fire pits, indoor/outdoor grass, living room seating and high top tables with glass railing and unobstructed views of Tampa Bay, Straub Park, The Pier, Beach Drive and the downtown St. Petersburg skyline.

Birchwood 2The Canopy only uses the freshest fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices, and fine spirits for our specialty cocktail menu, seasonal libations, foams and syrups.

They offer dozens of specialty drinks like their Vintage Blackberry Mint Julep, Strawberry Rhubarb Cooler or the Lavender Dream Martini to name only a few.

Casual and private, fresh fruit infused libations and hand crafted cocktails paired with the Chef Cline’s specially prepared flatbreads, sliders and scrumptious appetizers make The Canopy a desired getaway, everyday!

Local Entertainment:
The Birchwood is located minutes from everything. Within walking distance you will find the Chihuly Collection and The Museum of Fine Arts. A short cab ride down the road is the famous Dali Museum and the Mahaffey Theater.

Local Eateries:
St. Petersburg is bustling with several restaurants to choose from. With Cassis American Brasserie, BellaBrava, Tryst Gastro Lounge, Parkshore Grill and many more you are sure to find something that caters to every palate.

The Birchwood
St Petersburg, FL

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