Bud and Alley's Waterfront Restaurants

About Bud and Alley's Waterfront Restaurant and Roof Deck Bar in Seaside

Special Events Packet

Welcome to Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant

Along the 19 miles of sparkling, white sand beaches of Scenic Highway 30A, it is rare that a restaurant can make the claim of actually being beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico. For over 30 years Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant has proudly held this position in Seaside, Florida and earned the honor of being one of the finest restaurants and inspired event venues on the Emerald Coast.

Bud & Alley’s has an outstanding reputation for delivering superior service and award-winning Southern coastal cuisine. A full-service event venue, Bud & Alley’s hosts everything from wedding reception to corporate dinners.

The Bud & Alley’s Special Events team is dedicated to making your special event a memorable one.

Venue Coordinator:
Kathryn Kenner

Executive Chef: David Bishop

Hors d ’Oeuvres

Available as stationary or butler passed.
$5 each

Crab Beignets
Shrimp Arancine with Lemon Mayo
Bay Scallop Ceviche with Tortilla Chips
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallop with Chipotle Mayo
Fig & Goat Cheese Flatbread
Roasted Pork Loin, Cornbread Crostini, Tomato Chutney
Mini Bud & Alley’s Crab Cakes
Caprese Salad Skewers
Endive Cup with Herbed Goat Cheese
Mini Reuben Sandwiches
Bourbon Chicken & Boursin Cheese in Pastry
Tuna Poke with Wonton Crisps & Seaweed Salad
Fried Shrimp & Grit Cake with Smoked Bacon
Smoked Salmon, Olive Relish, Mascarpone, Grilled Flatbread
Brie & Raspberry En Croute
Chicken Quesadilla Trumpets
Pig in a Blanket
Fried Chicken & Waffles with Tupelo Honey Butter

Strolling Dinner

1 Salad choice, 4 Side selections, 3 Entrées . . $65 per guest
1 Salad choice, 6 Side selections, 3 Entrées . . $75 per guest
1 Salad choice, 6 Side selections, 4 Entrées . . $85 per guest


Classic Caesar Salad
shredded Parmesan, croutons, Caesar dressing

Local Arugula
shaved Pecorino, extra virgin olive oil & fresh lemon

Spinach Salad
Crimini mushrooms, boiled egg & warm bacon vinaigrette

Mixed Greens
cucumber, tomato, goat cheese, walnuts & sherry vinaigrette


Creamy Grits
Mashed Potatoes
Pecan Wild Rice
Macaroni & Cheese
Basmati Rice
Cheese Tortellini
Fried Okra
Sweet Corn Succotash
Green Beans
Boiled New Potatoes
Black Eyed Peas
Sweet Potato Mash
Collard Greens
Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli & Shallots


Grilled Free Range Chicken Breast
with roasted tomatoes and olives

Paneed Chicken Breast
with capers and lemon

Braised Pork Shank
with Shitakes & Cipollini onions

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
with brandied dijon cream

Bud & Alley’s Crab Cakes
with lemon butter

Grilled or Blackened Gulf Grouper or Red Snapper

Grilled Diver Scallops
with brown butter vinaigrette

Fried Carolina Catfish
with house made tartar sauce

Grilled Shrimp
with smoked bacon/tomato butter

Grilled Beef Tenderloin
with gorgonzola butter

Braised Short Ribs

Grilled Double Lamb Chops
with olive tapenade

Braised Lamb Shanks
with salsa verde

Plated Dinner

Available for up to 75 Guests.

Plated Dinner: $50-$65 per guest
Menu items will be chosen off the current seasonal menu.
Items below are examples only.
Duo Entrée or “Pre-Order”

Plated Salads

Local Arugula
shaved Pecorino, extra virgin olive oil & fresh lemon

Mixed Greens
cucumber, tomato, goat cheese, walnuts & sherry vinaigrette

Plated Entrées

Bud & Alley’s Crab Cakes
with lemon butter

Grilled Gulf Grouper
sweet corn succotash, basmati rice, & lemon aioli

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, gorgonzola butter

Paneed Chicken Breast
new potatoes, green beans, green peppercorn sauce

Roasted Salmon
green lentils, bitter greens, mustard vinaigrette


• All guests must have a valid ID
• Bar service ends 15 minutes before the event end time
• No outside alcohol may be brought in


Wine – $12 per glass on average
Beer – $5.50 per bottle on average
Cocktails – $9 per drink on average

Bar Options

Estimate provide by Venue Coordinator

Bud & Alley’s selections
$85 per person

Alcohol Beverage Selection

Bud Light
Coors Light
Miller Lite
Michelob Ultra
Corona Light
30A Blonde
Grayton IPA

Pinot Grigio
Pinot Noir
*Brands vary seasonally*

Ketel One

Jack Daniels
Jim Beam
Crown Royal
Makers Mark


Coconut Rum
Sailor Jerrys

Authorized Vendors

Bella Flora
Fisher’s Flowers
Florals By The Sea
Forget Me Knot
Myrtie Blue

H&M Event Rentals
The Big Day Rentals
Showtime Events
Tents of Northwest Florida

BBoy Productions
Gulf Talent
Rock the House
Music Garden
*preferred only*

Amanda Suanne
Darris Hartman Photography
HBB Photography
Paul Johnson Photography
Pure 7 Studios
*preferred only*

Angelino Cakes
Bake My Day
Confections on the Coast
Sweet for Sirten

Arden Sanders Events
Kiss the Bride
Peach & Pearl Events
Rachelle Youd
Savior Faire
Shelby Peaden Events

*The use of a vendor not listed above must be pre-approved by Venue Manager. Venue Manager has the right to deny client request.*


  1. Bud & Alley’s can accommodate a maximum of 75 guests for a seated plated function with a pre-selected menu. We can accommodate 30–120 seated guests with a buffet/strolling dinner selection. We can also accommodate larger groups (max of 150 guests) without equivalent seating.
  2. The back 8ft of the deck must remain open and free of obstructions.
  3. Wine, beer and liquor are purchased through Bud & Alley’s and charged per individual drink consumption or via package pricing. Alcohol may not be brought in by a guest or client.
  4. We reserve the right to refuse alcoholic beverages to any guest under the age of 21. All guests must have valid identification to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Bud & Alley’s does not accept paper ID’s.
  5. A credit card authorization form and non-refundable $3500.00 initial deposit will be required to guarantee any reservation at Bud & Alley’s Main Restaurant.
  6. A confirmation agreement must be signed and returned at time of contracting for your event. Food, beverages, tax, and gratuities will be based on actual consumption.
  7. 25% of food & beverage will be charged as the gratuity.
  8. A 2% Arts and Entertainment Fee and a 7% Walton County Sales Tax will be charged to the final bill. (The Arts and Entertainment Fee is assessed by the Seaside Merchants Association to provide free cultural and arts related public events throughout the year.)
  9. If entertainment is arranged for an event, there is a sound ordinance level that will be checked before and during the event. Also, all amplified music (band or DJ) must stop performing at 10 p.m. All bands, performers and DJ’s must meet with management for a sound check before performing at any special event. We are able to provide additional microphone/AV/Slideshow for events at $500.00 for the equipment and a sound technician. We are able to provide a microphone for events at $300.00 for the equipment and a sound technician. All bands and DJs must be approved by Venue Coordinator.
  10. Bud & Alley’s is an open-air venue. A tent can be put up at the client’s request via rental company.
  11. Exclusive seating of any function at Bud & Alley’s Main Restaurant has a required Area Usage Fee of $6,000. Areas included are the Gazebo, Herb Deck, and Sun Deck. Included items are as follows:
    • Glassware/Stemware
    • White Plates for Cocktail Hour, Salads, Entrees, & Dessert
    • Standard Silverware
    • Linen Napkins- White or White w/ Blue Stripes
    • Complimentary Cutting & Serving of the Cake
    • On-site Venue Coordinator
    • 1 Security guard to insure privacy
    • Overhead Bistro lighting
    • On-site kitchen
  12. Custom lighting, chairs, tables, glassware, stemware, silverware, linens, linen napkins, and other specialty items can be rented through a local Florist or Rental Company. Please see the Authorized Vendor list.
  13. Client is required to utilize Authorized Vendors. The use of an alternate vendor must be approved by Event Manager and is subject to denial. Additional fees may incur.
  14. Sparklers, Chinese Lanterns, and Confetti are prohibited.

Deck Guidelines

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