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Venues in Sarasota, Florida,
(941) 722-3244

About Us

Celebrate your marriage on the waterfront at the historic, Mediterranean style Powel Crosley Estate. Conveniently located between Bradenton and Sarasota, this historic 1920s-era estate will make a graceful and romantic backdrop for your wedding! The unique and vintage architecture of this venue creates idyllic wedding memories and photographs of your special day. The outdoor surroundings offer natural beauty of the locale, including an expansive view of Sarasota Bay and surrounding greenery.

Facilities and Capacity
You and your guests can enjoy multiple spaces across the Crosley Estate. First-floor rooms included with every rental of this property include the Great Room, Library, Dining Room, Breakfast Nook and Bride’s Room. Second floor spaces included in every rental are the Balcony, Ship Room and Groom’s Room; there are three additional rooms on the second floor - Powel's Room, Gwendolyn's Room, and the Bayside Room - which are available for an additional fee. The Crosley Estate also offers outdoor spaces, including the Terrace, Bayside Pavilion and Bayside Lawn. The numerous choices for gathering ensure you will find the perfect fit for a ceremony or reception at this unique venue. This venue can host up to 600 guests. Schedule a tour of the facility to determine if this is the ideal place for your special day.

Services Offered
Celebrate your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony or reception at the Crosley Estate. This venue identifies preferred vendors only and connects each couple with an event manager. You can bring in the wedding planner of your choice to the preparation process. Crosley Estate works with a specific caterer for in-house food and beverages, but other caterers are available through this event location.

History
The Crosley Estate was built in 1929 by Powel Crosley, a well-known inventor. He is known for his role in the first compact economy car, 500,000-watt radio station, night baseball, airplanes and numerous other inventions. The venue operated as a winter home for the Crosley family, known by name as Sea Gate. As described by the venue, it is representative of “Florida’s Mediterranean Revival Architecture.”


Chantal Guerrero-Jones

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  • We loved having our wedding at the Crosley! It was so beautiful and such an exquisite place to host our big day! The communication leading up to our big day was awesome and we felt that they were very clear and willing to work with us to make our day all that it was! I would 100% recommend any couple to get married here!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for the kinds words, Chantal! I know it was stressful leading up to your big day with all that is going on in the world, but we appreciate your willingness to work with us more than we can say. You were a dream to work with and we are so delighted for you and your Husband! We wish you all of the happiness in the world!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    No

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 2.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 2.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Parking, Tables

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    800

    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

    1

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    10

    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Mansion, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Get Ready Rooms, Preferred Vendors Only

    What event items are available?

    Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    June, July, August, September



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