Weddings At PIER 22

Southern-Sophistication Meets Downtown Cool

Luxe, stylish and refined, this 1920s Spanish-eclectic property found in historic downtown Bradenton will transport you to a place where Old-Florida still exists. Renowned for our magical sunset views and enchanting ambiance, the PIER 22 venue is where you'll discover the perfect space for your fairytale Florida wedding. You'll find the spirit of Southern-hospitality exemplified by the exceptional client service that we provide. True to our cultural values, we understand the importance of a strong handshake, a fresh housemade meal and a helpful attitude.

We're committed to providing our couples with an authentic, personalized experience. Every new bride or groom is assigned a professional event coordinator that will walk you through space planning, event design, menu creation and day of organization!

Voted Best Manatee Wedding Venue and Best Manatee Caterer –Bradenton Herald & Herald Tribune

Wedding Venue Highlights

• A refined indoor/outdoor space
• Spacious accommodations with breathtaking panoramic views of the Manatee River
• Located in Bradenton's entertainment district with unbeatable access to downtown attractions
• Protected historic building with Spanish-style architectural design elements

• A venue with old-Florida style and vintage feels along with modern conveniences
• Attentive and knowledgeable event planners
• Onsite culinary team directed by award-winning chef Greg Campbell

Reception & Ceremony Venues

Waterside Terrace - PIER22

Waterside Terrace
250 Standing  |  190 Seated

An outdoor entertainment venue with photo ops at every turn. Lush oak trees and idyllic views of the Manatee River offer a picturesque backdrop for wedding ceremonies, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding weekend parties.

Terrace Highlights

Terrace Highlights:

◦ Outdoor space
◦ Waterside views
◦ Dance floor space
◦ Audio hookups available
◦ Custom party tents available
◦ Twinkle and bistro string lights

Setup Options

Space Setup Options:

◦ Theatre
◦ Hallow Square
◦ E Shape, U Shape, T Shape
◦ Banquet
◦ Standup Reception
◦ Classroom
◦ Ovals & Rounds

Waterside Terrace - PIER22

Grand Ballroom
180 Standing  |  180 Seated

Timeless elegance is the mark of this private event space. Luxurious draperies and stylish chandeliers add a dramatic effect to any gathering. Windows overlook the water and provide gorgeous views of Manatee River sunsets.

PIER 22 Grand Ballroom Highlights

PIER 22 Grand Ballroom Highlights:

◦ Waterside views
◦ Dance floor space
◦ Variety of seating arrangements
◦ 6 ft. projector screen and VGA/HDMI hookups

Setup Options

Space Setup Options:

◦ Theatre
◦ Hallow Square
◦ E Shape, U Shape, T Shape
◦ Banquet
◦ Standup Reception
◦ Classroom
◦ Ovals & Rounds

Sunset Room - PIER22

Sunset Room
45 Standing  |  42 Seated

True to its name, the PIER 22 Sunset Room, lined floor to ceiling with oversized windows, offers guests a glimpse of Old Florida and unbeatable views of those famous Manatee River Sunsets. French-style doors block off the room to allow for an intimate and secluded feel, while Spanish-style archways are a reminder of the building's long-lived and historic past, which dates back to the mid-1920s.

Setup Options

Space Setup Options:

◦ Hallow Square
◦ E Shape, U Shape, T Shape
◦ Banquet
◦ Standup Reception
◦ Ovals & Rounds

Catering Services

Discover Food That Delights The Senses

Members of the PIER 22 culinary team, directed by award-winning chef Greg Campbell, will work with you to design a menu that fits your event schedule and budget, and one that incorporates fresh seasonal ingredients, anticipates guests tastes and special dietary needs while maintaining visual appeal and exquisite food presentation.

Wow Your Guests With First-Rate Hospitality!

Professional banquet servers and bar staff will take excellent care of your event attendees. Your guests are our focus, and friendly reliable customer service is our number one priority.

Wedding Services Offered At PIER 22

  • Full-Service Catering

  • Event Planning

  • Event Venue Setup

  • Custom party Tent Rentals

  • Signature Cocktail Building

  • Rehearsal Dinners

  • Bridal Showers

  • Engagement Parties

  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

  • Farwell Brunches

  • Wedding Ceremonies

  • Wedding Receptions

Preferred Vendor Recommendations Include

  • Floral

  • Music & Entertainment

  • Makeup & Hair

  • Photography & Videography

  • Officiates

Wedding Menu Sample

Brunch Buffet

◦ Fresh seasonal fruit display
◦ Prime rib carving station
◦ Shrimp and grits
◦ Assorted sushi display
◦ Sausage and bacon
◦ Chicken piccata
◦ Fresh market vegetables
◦ Home fries
◦ Mimosa and bloody Mary bar

Buffet Option

PIER22 House Salad: mixed field greens, balsamic vinaigrette, roasted pumpkin seeds, gorgonzola and grape tomatoes

Spinach and Apple Salad: fresh spinach, Granny Smith apples, bacon, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, gorgonzola and apple vinaigrette


Prime Rib Carving Station: served with horseradish cream sauce

Mahi Mahi: blackened, served with pineapple salsa

Chicken Marsala: pan seared chicken breast topped with wild mushrooms and a rich marsala wine sauce


◦ Garlic Mashed Potatoes
◦ Parmesan Green Beans

Pre-Selected Menu Passed Appetizers

Mini Crab Cakes: blue crab, light seasoning and a creole remoulade

Bacon Wrapped Tenderolin Bites: Applewood bacon, mini tournedo and seasoned (bite size)

Chicken Satays: sesame, scallions and Asian Ginger dressing

Pre-Set Salad

PIER22 House Salad: mixed field greens, balsamic vinaigrette, roasted pumpkin seeds, gorgonzola and grape tomatoes

Pre-Selected Entrées Choice Of The Following

Chicken Florentine: spinach, prosciutto, sundried tomato, fontina bechamel, garlic mashed potatoes and Parmesan green beans

Grouper Piccata: pan seared, lemon butter, fresh thyme, toasted capers, corn risotto and julienned vegetables

8 oz Prime Rib: served with au jus and horseradish cream sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus