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Palm Beach Weddings

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions our brides most commonly ask when planning their Florida wedding at PGA National Resort & Spa. Contact us today to ask questions of your own.

Wedding Ceremonies

What is the best time of year to have a wedding in Palm Beach?
Palm Beach is a beautiful destination wedding location all year round—whether you’d like a spring wedding in April or May, a summer soiree in July and August, or a wedding around the holiday season in November and December.

If I book my wedding ceremony and reception outside, is there an indoor backup space in case of inclement weather?
To mitigate any concerns about weather, all of our outdoor functions are reserved with a backup indoor facility. This is an important question for all of the locations you are exploring as possible wedding sites—a last minute shower can really “dampen” your affair! Read more about our wedding venues and facilities to see which area is the best fit for your event.

Where can I see photos of weddings in Palm Beach or at PGA Resort?
Check out our photo gallery to see what your Palm Beach wedding could look like. For more photos and inspiration, download our wedding brochure.

Will PGA Resort coordinate our ceremony?
Yes, your wedding specialist will assist with the ceremony rehearsal and be present for the official ceremony to organize your guests and bridal party.

Will you be present for our function?
Yes, we oversee all the details of your wedding day. At your reception, your Catering Specialist will introduce you to your Banquet Manager, who will serve as your contact for the evening.

Can we use bird seed, rice or rose petals at our outdoor ceremony?
Only bird seed or rose petals can be used—as long as they are biodegradable.

Are there multiple events/weddings scheduled on property for any given date?
Yes, we are able to service multiple events on the resort property on any given a day or evening.

Catering / Wedding Packages

What is the average cost of wedding at PGA Resort in Palm Beach?
We have a variety of wedding packages available to fit any budget. If you give us a call we’ll be happy to discuss options that fit within your budget.

Can I make changes to the existing wedding packages at PGA Resort?

We have assembled wedding packages that offer culinary creativity and are paired with a recommended location. However this event is your event and we are prepared to custom design a culinary experience that is as unique and individual as you wish.

May I upgrade the wedding packages by adding additional food items, upgrading the bar, or adding specialty drinks or desserts?
Yes, personalizing your wedding package with a number of unique experiences is a wonderful way to be creative with your event. Please contact your Catering Sales Manager / Catering specialist or Event Manager for additional prices, ideas and availability.

Other than the wedding packages, what menus do you have to offer?
We have an a la carte wedding menu available to all of our brides. You can make individual selections from the a la carte menu based upon your personal preferences.

Do I have to select the menu at the time of booking?
No, your menu selection and event details will be requested 30 days prior to your event date. If specialty items are of interest to you and are not part of our menu portfolio, please work with your Catering Sales Manager—we will be happy to investigate availability and pricing.

Do you provide food tastings?
Yes, with a signed agreement. Arrangements require three (3) weeks’ notice. Food tasting set up for two (2) guests only. Additional guests will incur a tasting fee based on the menu selected.

What is the staff to guest ratio? Can extra service be provided?
We provide one (1) server per fifteen (15) people if the meal is plated and one (1) server per (30) people for a buffet style meal. Extra service can be provided at a cost of $125 per bartender/server.

Do you provide a wedding cake?
Yes. We do include a classic buttercream or fondant cake based on your package. If you decide to upgrade to a fondant cake or to a cake with more intricate design, an up charge will apply. We do provide desserts at an additional cost.

Can we exchange any of our options for a dessert to be included in the package?
Yes—when selecting items that total equal or lesser value.

When is the final guest count due?
An estimated headcount will be due thirty (30) business days prior to your event date in order for the hotel to appropriately staff and order food items for your event. Final guest count is due 72 hours in advance, (3) business days prior to your event.

Is there a special price for children?
Yes, children's meals are available for those twelve (12) years and under. For those twelve and older, the adult menu is offered and the bar is discounted if included in the package price.

Is there a special price for wedding vendor meals?
Yes, they are provided at a reduced cost.

Can we distribute our leftover food to our guests?
No, due to food safety and sanitation regulations mandated by the state of Florida, we are not able to distribute leftover food other than the wedding cake. We will gladly provide a topper box to take the top tier of your cake home.

Wedding Receptions

Is there a minimum guest count required to book our wedding at your resort?
No, there is a Ceremony Fee should you require a ceremony site. All our ballrooms will have a food & beverage minimum. Please ask your Catering Specialist about which location would best suit your party size.

What linens do you provide?
White linens and white napkins are complimentary.

What size dinner tables do you provide?
72” round tables that comfortably seat 10 people maximum and 8 people minimum. Please keep this in mind if creating a seating chart and place cards for your event. Cocktail rounds and Hi-Boy tables are provided for the cocktail hour.

Do you provide a dance floor?
Yes, for indoor locations only.

What else does the resort provide to service my event?
The hotel can provide a stage, dance floor, tables, chairs, white linens, dinnerware, and four (4) votive candles.

Can I extend my wedding reception and/or dinner past four (4) hours?
Yes, however, additional charges may apply.

Wedding Vendors

Do you have any recommended local wedding vendors in Palm Beach?
Yes, we have prepared a listing of providers who can support and augment your experience. All of these vendors can be found in our downloadable brochure.

Will PGA Resort coordinate all of our wedding vendors for us?
We do not contract your vendors because of the importance of your personal relationship with them to create your special day. However, our onsite team of wedding specialists will interact and coordinate with all your vendors as necessary to ensure that all is coordinated properly for your event.

Is electricity provided to our musicians?
Yes, we can arrange power for any type of entertainment. Please contact your Catering Sales Manager for high voltage requirements and charges. An electrical fee will apply for a power panel required by most bands.

Guest Amenities and Experiences

What can my guests do on property during my destination wedding weekend?
We can organize an entire custom themed weekend for you. We offer guests a variety of experiences that include all of the amenities that we have on property—from spa days to golf outings, tennis matches and more. All of our resort amenities can be incorporated into your special gathering during a destination wedding weekend.

Are special guest room rates available to our guests?
Yes, your Catering Specialist can arrange a discounted rate for your guests. The bride & groom receive a complimentary bridal suite on the night of their wedding.

Is there a fee for welcome baskets to be distributed to our guests?
Yes, each amenity must be labeled with the wedding party name. There is a nominal delivery fee per room delivered to.

Wedding Weekend Events

Do you have any recommended rehearsal dinner restaurants in Palm Beach? Or restaurants for a welcome receptions or send off brunch?
Yes! At PGA Resort, we have a variety of on-site restaurants that are perfect for rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions and send off brunches.

Booking and Logistics

What is required to insure we reserve our event at your resort?
A signed contract guaranteeing date, space, time and food and beverage minimum, plus a non-refundable 30% deposit is required. Once received, you can begin planning your special day!

Can we ship our items directly to the hotel?
Yes, they can be received up to three (3) days prior to your event. A $10 per box fee is charged to your master bill for receiving and storage. Please consult your Catering Sales Manager before shipping any of these items.

Can we leave our wedding items after the event to be picked up at another time?
No, all items related to the wedding, including outside vendor material, need to be removed from the reception room the night of the function. Our banquet staff or bellman is available to assist you. The hotel will not be held responsible for any items left in the reception area, by the wedding party once the event has concluded.

What is your cancellation policy?
Your deposit is non-refundable; thereafter follow the cancellation policy in your contract based on date of cancellation.