Wedding Venue Wednesday: The Fenway Hotel

If you have not been to Dunedin lately, you are missing a lot. We love exploring the downtown area with its unique shops and restaurants. And, the waterfront is beautiful!


Our Latest Wedding Venue Wednesday Selection

And then you have our latest pick for our monthly Wedding Venue Wednesday. The beautiful Fenway Hotel, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection of Premium hotels!


It’s magical, from its history to its fantastic architecture, location, and stellar service. The Fenway Hotel is an incredible option for your Tampa bay wedding!


The Fenway Hotel

453 Edgewater Drive

Dunedin, FL 34698


The Grand Lady of Dunedin

The Fenway was built in 1924 and faces the beautiful St Joseph Sound.

Opened during the golden age of jazz, the hotel played host to iconic musicians, artists, and politicians. It also served as Pinellas Counties’ first radio station. It had the call letters WGHB – the initials of the owner G.H. Bowles.

On January 8, 1928, they hosted an Opening Dinner Dance for $2.50 per plate. As you might guess, wedding receptions, here and anywhere, cost a little more today.

Initially, the hotel operated seasonally and underwent a lot of changes over the years. At one point had a 400 foot-long pier across the street, had an English Croquet court, miniature skeet range. Later, it operated as a private club and a school and was left empty for several years.


A Marriott Premium Hotel

On October 25, 2018, The Fenway reopened as part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, a Marriott Premium Hotel.

The beautiful hotel echoes the past and includes modern conveniences, premium bedding, mini-fridges, a fabulous rooftop bar.

Bride and groom at the rooftop bar at the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin

Wedding image by Kristen Marie Photography

The Fenway’s sprawling front lawn is ideal for wedding ceremonies with incredible views of St. Joseph’s Sound with the resort’s beautiful architectural details as your backdrop.

Inside, the Caladesi Ballroom accommodates up to 180 guests for a wedding reception and dancing. The room is flooded with natural light from large windows, and we love the vintage lighting.

wedding reception in the Fenway Hotel's Caladesi Ballroom

Reception image by Kristen Marie Photography 

wedding reception inside the Fenway Hotel's Caladesi Ballroom

Reception image by Lifelong Photography Studio

And, if you’re a wine lover, be sure to ask about taking photos in their incredible wine cellar!

We love that Dunedin is so walkable. You can grab a bike and ride the nearby trail for miles or hop a trolley through town or down to Clearwater. The Fenway Hotel makes a beautiful location for a wedding weekend your family and friends are sure to remember.

To see more incredible images of The Fenway, be sure to check out some of our Special Moments Event Planning blogs. Don’t miss Sarah and Russ’ and Alicia and William’s weddings at The Fenway.


*Cover wedding image by Kristen Marie Photography

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