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How is the food and service at Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach?

Posted in Clearwater, FL, USA
Emptyprofileicon Ashley Fox Sarasota, FL, USA

Hi all! I just looked at the Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach as a potential wedding venue. I wanted to see if anyone had their wedding or has been to a wedding there. I'm particularly interested in how the food was. I really don't want to spend so much money on average wedding food. Any advice would be great!

OR if anyone knows of a large (to hold 150) reception venue that is affordable, on or near the beach (sarasota, st. pete, clearwater, anywhere really on that coast) and has great food or allows outside caterers, your ideas would be apprciated!


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181745 Mary Jo and Scott Port Huron, MI, USA

Hi there!

I havent been to a wedding at Bon Appetit in Dunedin but have had dinner there a few times and the food was quite YUMMY! When we were going to get married in FLORIDA we were seriously considering this venue but we switched the wedding back to MICHIGAN. We plan on moving to the Clearwater area within the next few years--we love it! Good luck with your search--I know all too well how time consuming and frustrating the planning can be!! Congrats and good luck!


117836 Carla Stehman

Hi 2011 Wedding! Great question about the Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach! We have photographed a couple of weddings there and the food has always been good. The last time we were there the couple had ordered the Caribbean Buffet and it was very good. We have also been served the Parmesan Crusted Snapper Fillet at a sit down dinner. That was quite nice also. In my experience the Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach has done a good job for their special couples. If it is a place that you are seriously considering using for your wedding, talk to their wedding specialist see if they will set up a tasting for you, they are very helpful.

If you are looking for a place where you can bring in your own catering, I would definitely suggest Tampa Bay Watch. It is quite lovely!

The Rusty Pelican dies a great job!

Or check out DoubleTree Beach Resort of North Redington Beach - We did a wedding there in June that was lovely!!! The guests all enjoyed the food and had a great time! The picture included with this is from the wedding at DoubleTree Beach Resort.


Emptyprofileicon Anonymous

The food is good there, but the service is just okay. I went to a wedding there, and ate bulk tellicherry peppercorns, and they were really good. I was disappointed with how they were delivering the food, though.


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