It’s about location, location, location.
“Plan your wedding in a resort destination that offers the best of both worlds – a vibrant downtown within walking distance and a beautiful beach close by. Set between both, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers wedding locations that capture the refined elegance of the city and the relaxed ambience of beach weddings. From bridal showers at Afternoon Tea to martini nights for bachelor parties, we offer the most comprehensive wedding services and specialize in creating unique experiences that exceed your expectations.
Beach weddings are available at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club, available to guests of the hotel and just three miles away. With stunning locations on the white sand beaches off the Gulf of Mexico, couples can have the private beach wedding of their dreams.”
“Welcome to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a beautiful and serene waterfront setting for your perfect wedding day. Located in downtown Sarasota, Selby Gardens provides both historical charm and natural elegance. Whether you seek a simple garden wedding, or a modern affair under the stars, the gardens provide you with your ideal one-of-a-kind oasis. Beautifully landscaped with native foliage including live oaks, banyans, and palms, the gardens are a sight to behold year-round.
The garden is divided into two rental sides, which include ceremony, cocktail hour and reception areas. The North side of the garden features the Christy Payne Mansion and Mansion Lawn, Michael’s on the Bay indoor venue, and the Bay Lawn with unparalleled waterfront views. The South side of the garden features the Schimmel Wedding Lawn and Pavilion, Children’s Rain Forest, and unique Banyan Reception Area.”
(All of these images are from the websites above. We do not take credit for the photography as it belongs to their respective sites, thank you!)