St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 258,308, making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. It is the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million.St. Petersburg is on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north.
Locals often refer to the city as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council.
With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), it is nicknamed “The Sunshine City.” Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F. Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction.
St. Petersburg offers a large variety of locations to hold your wedding. Options include Rustic Barns, Gardens, Estates, Museums, Hotels and of course beach.
The suitable weather year round makes St. Petersburg Florida a very popular destination for any wedding. The sunny, yet swelter-free weather boasts an average of 361 sunny days a year, which means that every day is a perfect wedding day in Tampa! The beach however can be unpredictable, so you need a contgency plan. The weather in St. Petersburg is one reason Officiants and Venues book out far in advance.