about PIER 22

About PIER 22 Catering

The award-winning PIER 22 Catering team, directed by chef Greg Campbell (Best Chefs America 2013), applies imaginative culinary artistry coupled with an unforgettable waterfront atmosphere to help you celebrate the important moments. We're real Bradenton foodies, preparing meals from scratch and using fresh local ingredients, but our passion doesn't stop at your plate. Our event planners and hospitality team take style and service seriously; cater your next onsite or offsite event with PIER 22 and experience the standard in quality event-planning! 


Type Of Services Offered

  

• Full-service catering (onsite or offsite)

• Meeting & networking space

• Wedding & reception venue

• Celebrations of life

  

• Birthday parties

• Galas

• Party platter delivery

• Private dining

History

If These Walls Could Talk

Imagine setting the scene for your next celebration with a backdrop ripped straight from the volumes of history. Renowned for its waterfront vistas, magical sunset views, outstanding ambiance and scratch kitchen, PIER 22 is most notably recognized as an award-winning waterfront restaurant, catering company and historic venue for weddings, bridal party weekends, social events and corporate functions.

Maintaining a connection to the past keeps the spirit of Old-Florida alive allowing us to carry on our legacy for future generations to enjoy. Our story begins over a century ago when Bradenton's relationship with the maritime industry significantly helped shape the way the area looks today; when steamboats and ferries frequently tied their lines to what was then Corwin Dock (1878) and now known as the Memorial Pier. Initially constructed at the end of the Florida land boom, the pier building took form in 1928. The structure reflects the fashionable mode of construction for that time described as Mediterranean revival style, which is inspired by French, Spanish, and Italian waterfront villas. Upon renovation in 1974, dominant architectural design elements including much of the building's stucco exterior, its arched entryways, terracotta roof tiles, decorative ledges, as well as its upper-level tower were kept in place. 

The pier building has been in active use for decades. It once operated as a warehouse for cargo from ships in and out of Tampa Bay. Portions of the building also housed the chamber of commerce and the South Florida Museum. The upper levels once welcomed soldiers on respite during WWII, and the grand ballroom flourished as a social lounge throughout the '30s and '40s. The pier even once housed a radio station.

The story is far from over! Today, a new legacy is booming, and the focus is on you. Curating only the best possible guest experiences is at the center of everything we do. Schedule a meeting with one of our special events team members to learn more!